About us and Around Roxbury

About Us  

Store location: 53587 State Highway 30, Roxbury, NY 12474. Mail correspondence to PO Box 276, Roxbury, NY 12474.
Store Hours: 11 am to 5 pm Sun to Thur; 11 am to 6 pm Fri and Sat.
Phone and Fax: 607-326-6118
Email: info@roxburygeneral.com
Facebook: roxburygeneralstore
 
 
We--Robin Factor and Doug McLaurine--first came to the area for a family gathering in celebration of a major milestone one cold and snowy December, and loved the area. After a few summers in different parts of the northern Catskills, we found a lovely place in Roxbury among old and new friends; our house is four miles from the store.

We opened a general store because of the needs of the community, both temporary and permanent, for a quality shopping experience offering a variety of carefully curated crafts, gifts, homewares, and clothing. In our years here we have become familiar with the ethos of the community and are enthusiastic and optimistic about its prospects. Roxbury General, we hope, adds to the charm, fun, and function of the area.

Our background in publishing (Doug in technology, Robin in content management)  has no direct correlation to what we are undertaking with Roxbury General, but our store is informed by our love of the area, our travels here and abroad, and our family, friends, and community ties.

 

ROXBURY Accommodations, Food & Drink, Shopping, and Fun!

Accommodations

The Roxbury, Contemporary Catskill Lodging: a "boutique motel resort" (no, that's not an oxymoron), nestled amongst the picturesque Catskill Mountains in the historic village of Roxbury. Our rooms offer the discerning traveler a thematic contemporary twist on the old country lodging experience. Way-cool wines, rad room packages, and groovy greeting goodies, as well as views of our literally fantastic accommodations and reservation planning are all available on our website http://www.theroxburymotel.com. Call 607-326-7200 or email us at info@theroxburymotel.com or send us a letter to 2258 County Highway 41, Roxbury, NY 12474.

Queen's Mountain Inn: Located in the historic district of Roxbury, and housed in the same building as the Queen's Mountain Cafe and Lerner Gallery, this inn offers rooms with views of the mountains and convenience to Roxbury attractions. There are four newly renovated rooms, two of them large suites, all with direcTV, Wi-Fi, land line telephone, hair dryer, and coffee maker. Weekly and monthly rates available. 53470 State Highway 30, Roxbury, NY 12474. Call 607-326-6202; www.queensmtninn.com; info@queensmtninn.com.

Pine Hollow Lodging: Pine Hollow Lodging: Find your secluded log cabin on the mountainside, that romantic stream side cottage, the perfect big farm house for the whole family, or a cozy Victorian in a sleepy country town. Our properties are near all the Roxbury wedding venues, skiing, antiquing, art galleries, shopping, and restaurants. Pine Hollow Lodging;  http://www.pinehollowlodging.com; 845-586-1433 or email pinehollow@catskill.net

Roxbury Bed and Breakfast: a charming country home nestled on six natural, wooded, mountain acres with two double rooms, both with sliding doors and view of the woods. There’s a shared modern bathroom. Cable TV, stocked bookshelves, homemade breads and pastries add to the cozy atmosphere. 1239 Old River Road, Roxbury New York 12474; 607-326-7847; rosetorre@catskill.net  www.roxburybed-breakfast.com

Around the Bend:  Our apartment, a warm, comfortable place to get away for the weekend, features a full kitchen (including a complimentary half dozen fresh eggs), dining area, living room, and private bathroom. The bedroom has a queen sized bed, a 5-drawer dresser, and a full-sized closet. Onsite parking is available for up to two vehicles. Central to locally grown produce stands, beautiful hiking trails and fire towers, wedding venues, golfing, skiing and mountain biking, scenic rail rides, and unique shops and restaurants, it's easy to fill each day with a new adventure while visiting Roxbury. 43 Montgomery Hollow Rd. Roxbury NY 12474; call +1.6073266184 or Cell: 607-201-8275; email: aroundthebend43@yahoo.com; http://www.bedandeggs.com/.

 

Food and Drink

Cassie's Cafe: Simple food done right,  on Roxbury's Main Street. Breakfast and lunch, open 7 to 3 daily except Wednesday. 53535 State Highway 30, Roxbury, NY 12474; call 607-326-7020; Facebook.com/pages/Cassies-Cafe; email: cassiescafe@catskill.net.

The Public Restaurant & Lounge: Locally sourced produce, American cuisine, fresh seafood. On Bridge Street in Roxbury, open 5 pm Monday and Wednesday, open 11:30 am Thursday through Sunday, and closed on Tuesday. Call 607-326-4026; https://www.facebook.com/pages/Public-Restaurant-Lounge.

Ate-O-Ate: A food truck of distinction that can offer everything from gourmet "street" food to fully catered on-site affairs. Call 607-326-3392; www.ateoatecatering.com; Facebook.com/ateoatefoodtruck.

Roxbury Wine & Spirits: Your hometown wine and spirits shop featuring libations locally made and from around the world, all at competitive prices. Open Monday to Saturday 11 to 7, and Sunday 12 to 6; at 53484 State Highway 30; cal 607-326-6200; www.roxburywineandspirits.com.

 

Shopping

Roxbury Corner Store: A Monument to Obsolete Technology, Musical Art, and Artistic Music. Art, books, magazines, newspapers, records, stationery, and various oddities. Gala artists' receptions throughout the season at the Orphic Gallery. At Main and Bridge Streets; call 607-326-6045; www.roxburycornerstore.

Roxbury Wine and Spirits: See above in Food and Drink.

Catskill Images: Offering wedding and portrait photography as well as an event photo booth. AND we have a boutique gift shop. Main Street; call 607-326-7547; www.catskillimages.net; Facebook/Catskill Images Wedding and Portrait Photography.

The Country Store: Sunoco gas and mini-mart, on Main Street in Roxbury.

Antiques at Rick's Barn: On Route 30 just south of Roxbury, a huge multilevel space full of antiques values. 50061 State Highway 30, Roxbury, NY; phone 607-326-7700; www.ricksbarn.com.

The Round Barn/Pakatakan Farmer's Market: From mid-May through mid-October area farmers and artisans gather to share their creativity and bounty at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market. Located at the historic Round Barn on Route 30, Halcottsville (approximately 7 miles south of Roxbury), the market runs Saturdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Lyon Mountain Blue Barn: Beautiful antiques in a beautiful setting, owned and operated by two very nice and knowledgeable people. The drive to get there is classic Catskills--farms, mountains, valleys, worth the trip in itself.  2527 Roses Brook Road, Hobart, NY 13788, which is at the junction of Madison Hill Road; phone 607-538-1768; www.lyonmountainbluebarnantiques.com.

Fun

Roxbury Arts Group: The Roxbury Arts Group is a non-profit multi-arts organization dedicated to making the arts an integral part of the life of all segments of our Catskill communities by offering public performances, exhibitions, workshops, classes, presentations and demonstrations for both adults and children; distributing grants to Delaware County artists and artistic projects and providing services to them and other not-for-profit cultural organizations; and creating opportunities for the artists and the larger community of our region to engage with each other. The Roxbury Arts Group offers high-quality arts programming at The Roxbury Arts Center in Roxbury NY, The Old School Baptist Church in the Denver-Vega Valley, and throughout the Stamford community. Contact: Post Office Box 93, Roxbury, New York 12474 | 607-326-7908

Kirkside Park: A pretty little park just off Main Street in Roxbury. The East Branch of the Delaware runs through it, spanned by 19th rustic bridges.

Bicycle rentals: At Roxbury General and Plattekill Ski and Mountain biking.

Catskill Scenic Trail: The Catskill Scenic trail lies on top of the former bed of the Ulster & Delaware Railroad. This 26-mile Rail to Trails project offers a hard-packed surface that makes it perfect for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. Catskill Revitalization Corp., Inc., PO Box 310, Stamford, NY 12167; 607-652-2821; www.durr.org (Note from RG: you can rent bicycles at our store and pick up the rail trail 1.4 miles from our door.)

Delaware & Ulster Scenic Railroad: Hop aboard this Scenic Train Ride and unwind during a leisurely-paced excursion through the legendary Catskill Mountains, offering some of the country’s most magnificent scenery. Trains embark on a round-trip between Arkville, NY and Roxbury, NY. Special events include Train Robberies, Twilight Rides, Dining Options, Group Visits. Delaware & Ulster Railroad: 43510 State Highway 28, Arkville, NY 12406; Toll-Free: (800) 225-4132 or (845) 586-DURR;   E-mail: tours@durr.org. (Note from RG: after disembarking from the train in Roxbury, visit our store; you can also rent bicycles explore the area.) 

Shephard Hills Golf Course: Nine-hole course in a beautiful mountain setting. http://www.shephardhills.com; 562 Shephard Hill Road, Roxbury, NY 12474;
Call 607 326-7121; Fax: 607 326-6151; e-mail: info@shephardhills.com; http://www.shephardhills.com.

Susan's Pleasant Pheasant: Kayaking and canoeing on Lake Wawaka. Susan's Pleasant Pheasant Farm is located next to the waterfalls on a mile of river just north of Margaretville, in the small hamlet of Halcottsville, New York. The river and Lake Wawaka offer great nature sightings on a daily basis. We also have crafts available for rent on the Pepacton Reservoir. Susan’s Pleasant Pheasant farm,  1 Bragg Hollow Road,  Halcottsville, NY 12438; call   607 - 326 - 4266; http://www.kayakinginthecatskills.com/www.kayakinginthecatskills.com/Welcome.html.

 

Stone Tavern Farm

Plattekill Mountain

 

Around Roxbury

 

Roxbury Mountain Maple Syrup: A working maple syrup farm with shop. Call 607-538-1500 for open times. http://www.roxburymountainmaple.com; 750 Roxbury Mountain Road, Hobart, NY 13788.

Minekill Falls and Minekill State Park: About 8 miles from Roxbury on State Highway 30, Minekill Falls offer a nice hike down to some beautiful and dramatic falls and swimming hole. Minekill State Park is just beyond the Falls, with fishing access, a swimming pool, and other amenities. http://nysparks.com/parks/165/details.aspx

Gilboa Museum: Ten miles from Roxbury, the small town of Gilboa, New York in southern Schoharie County, is home to the Gilboa Fossils, the oldest tree fossils in the world.  http://www.gilboafossils.org/

Pratt Rock: In Prattsville on Route 23, 12 miles from Roxbury. A fun hike with some views to an eccentric set of mountainside carvings.