Road Tripping Ulster County

Ulster Has Everything

Camp Kingston

36 St. James St., Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 853-4337

Camp Kingston is a vibrant all-day café, bar, and community gathering space in Kingston. Inspired by Camp Sequoia, a summer camp that his family ran for 75 years, owner Sam Shapiro’s multipurpose space has a genuine, whatever-you-want-it-to-be vibe. Meet or snack in the café, bar, and mercantile area up front. Then head to the back for some pinball and pool, surrounded by works by local artists.

Coffee service begins at 7:30am, grab-and-go items and pantry staples are available throughout the day, and bar service runs into the evening. Chef and Hudson valley native Lee Kalpakis’s menu highlights quality, bright flavors, and local ingredients with a spark of camp nostalgia. Rotating salads, sandwiches and soups are rounded out by fun on-the-go bites like sesame noodles, a mortadella sammy, and a classic PB&J.

Stop by in the morning for an espresso and a work call, stay through lunch, and before long, it’s time for a drink and a round of pool with a friend. Luckily, Camp Kingston is open daily.

Woodstock Wine & Liquor

63 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY 12498
(845) 679-2669

Nestled in historic Woodstock, Woodstock Wine and Liquor has transformed since new ownership took over in 2021, offering over 1000 wines, spirits, sakes, and ciders in a welcoming atmosphere. With a focus on community, knowledgeable staff ensure memorable experiences.

Highlighting local producers from the Hudson Valley, Catskills, and Finger Lakes, the shop champions local makers. It also features globally sourced natural and sustainable wines for eco-conscious consumers. Rare artisanal spirits cater to discerning tastes, striking a balance between tradition and innovation.

Weekly in-store tastings foster community engagement, while services extend to wedding packages, events, and private gatherings. Embracing convenience, the shop provides a user-friendly website for online orders, offering free delivery or in-store pickup.

Woodstock Wine and Liquor isn’t just a purveyor of fine beverages; it’s a hub where passion, community, and quality intersect, inviting patrons on a journey of exploration and enjoyment with every sip.

Morning Sunshine

3-5 Clinton Ave., Ellenville, NY 12428
(845) 272-1012

Morning Sunshine is a specialty market & café serving coffee, breakfast, lunch, charcuterie, cheese, and both local and international groceries. Come hang on our dining lawn at the foot of the Shawangunk Mountains.

The Graham & Co.

80 Route 214, Phoenicia, NY 12464
(845) 688-7871

Architectural Digest named it one of the 9 Best Hotels in the Catskills, and it’s no wonder. This cozy retreat in Phoenicia is the perfect base for exploring the area that offers eclectic shops, art galleries, and creative restaurants surrounded by mountains and scenic hiking trails. Want adventure? Or more relaxation? The Graham & Co. has them both.

The Starlite Motel

5938 US Route 209
Kerhonkson, NY 12446
(845) 626-7350

The Starlite Motel is a 1960s motor lodge located at the foot of the Catskill Mountains in the Hudson Valley, a short distance from Minnewaska State Park and some of the most exciting hiking, skiing, biking, and climbing around. Look for recent renovations designed to amplify comfort and convenience.

Calcutta Kitchens

448 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401
Store: (845) 873-3893
Office: (845) 419-1625

On the corner of Broadway and East O’Reilly Street in historic Kingston, Calcutta Kitchens offers chai, Indian limeade, samosas, hot meals, frozen prepared foods, and a curated selection of South Asian grocery items for your cooking needs. Their signature products are available in-store and can be ordered for nationwide delivery.

The Disgruntled Chef

125 Main St.
Gardiner, NY 12525
(833) 592-3353

The Disgruntled Chef is a 30-seat
restaurant and market serving
breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the
heart of Gardiner. We offer a fully
stocked grab-and-go case packed
with ready-to-eat bites and meals,
and also a variety of housemade
ice cream. During warmer months,
outdoor seating is available.

Peekamoose Restaurant
& Tap Room

8373 State Route 28
Big Indian, NY 12410
(845) 254-6500

The menu by Catskills-born Chef-
Owner Devin Mills—who honed his
skills at top Manhattan restaurants—changes daily and is inspired by
the bounty of local farms. Look for
nightly bonfires, imaginative cocktails, and farmhouse cuisine making this a must-visit destination.

This travel guide is sponsored by all of the wonderful Ulster businesses listed above.