5 Catskills Instagram Accounts to Follow

 Here are 5 of my favorite Instagram accounts to inspire Catskills adventures. Have you made your #EscapeBrooklyn summer plans yet?

@TheGrangeHall Coming For Sale July 2017 – “The Grange Hall” is a 1930’s community dance hall undergoing extensive renovations by Major Jacks. Is this a shameless self-promotion of my latest Catskills renovation project? Yes, absolutely. But who doesn’t love an in-progress-fixer-upper?! This farmhouse sits on just over 2 acres in rural Cochecton, NY – fabulously located smack between the Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center and picturesque Main Street in Narrowsburg on the Delaware River. It’s hard to say whether the incredible bucolic views or the restored stage and dance hall take the cake for “favorite feature.” Wait…did you say “DANCE HALL”? Yes! This farmhouse has its own stage in the now Great Room with almost 12′ ceilings, original details, and wood stove.

@MaisonBergogne Maison Bergogne is a beautiful antique shop that feels like a museum of treasures. Owner and curator, Juliette Hermant, transformed a 1920’s warehouse just off the Delaware River and quickly became part of the Main Street renaissance well underway in Narrowsburg, NY. Feast on unique objects and oddities, vignettes, and French-Catskills style sensibilities.


@igercatskills Meditative landscape porn. @igercatskills is a photo gallery of the Catskill Mountain area. When you don’t feel like leaving your cozy Catskills AirB&B to go for a hike, this is the account for you. Or a breath of fresh air when the Brooklyn August humidity gets a little oppressive…


@dveightmag DVEIGHT Magazine covers Catskills “modern rural living” with a Kinfolk vibe. Think Brooklyn hipsters turned weekend or permanent hicksters. Stories about local artists, City transplants, food, farms, and favorites mix with stunning photography thus nailing their stylish and sophisticated aesthetic. Leave Brooklyn without leaving Brooklyn!


@thefarmhouseproject The guys at @thefarmhouseproject post dreamy scenes as they DIY decorate, style and preserve their 217-year-old Sullivan County farmhouse. This restoration is much further along than my @thegrangehall, but their fun aesthetic and gorgeous vignettes inspire #farmhousegoals as you consider creating your own #farmhouselife.


(All photos courtesy of the respective Instagram accounts)

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