2nd Annual Golf Tournament to Benefit Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center

Join your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors to support our local healthcare facilities.


Dancing in Ballantine Park 8/9/14

Dancers, choreographers, film artists and musicians will transform the beautiful creek side Ballantine Park in Andes into unexpected landscapes of movement, image and sound in the second annual Dancing in the Park event, as part of Andes Community Day, August 9, 2014 from 11:45am-1:30pm.


This year’s event will include physical theater, choreographed and improvised dances, film/sculpture installations, live music, presented by renowned professional artists as well as children and adults from the area who have come together in celebration of art-making inspired by the treasured outdoor site.

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Andes Roundtable at The Hunting Tavern

July 16, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Roundtable presenter this week will be Rosalie Capps.  Rosalie will share with us her personal experiences as a foreign student in Egypt during the recent political turmoil,  the political and social realities of life on the ground, and the issues of media coverage as well as foreign intervention.  Read more

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Live-Work-Create in Charming Andes Hamlet  Read more

We're Making a Mess!

Chace-Randall Gallery is making a mess to make it perfect! Judith Lamb, new works in oil, opens Jul 18 with a Reception for the Artist Saturday, Jul 19, 5 - 7 p.m. You are Invited!

26 gorgeous new works in oil on board...3 already Sold! Please visit. Please join us on the 19th.

Chace-Randall Gallery is located at 49 Main Street, Andes, NY. Galllery hours: Sat - Sun and Holiday Fridays and Mondays 11 - 5 and by appointment. For more information please call 917.753.3605 or email

Please note: Chace-Randall Gallery now offers Gallery Lodging:

Happy Summer!!!!

Guide me a river: The art of Catskills wilderness guiding

Longtime Catskills wilderness guide Charles “Sonny” Somelofski has earned a few more gray hairs since this photo was taken — and caught countless more fish. Photo courtesy of Catskill Outdoor Adventures (

Charles “Sonny” Somelofski of Catskill Outdoor Adventures in Margaretville (, remembers when the licensing process to become an outdoor guide in New York state was a simple paper questionnaire with a $2 fee that asked whether he could swim, handle a boat, and read a map and compass.

“That was it, back then,” Somelofski says. “Bang! I was able to take people out and do it all.”

Today, being a state-licensed outdoor guide requires a bit more: taxable income disclosure forms, a physician’s statement, and certifications in first aid, CPR, and water safety. Those are the just the basics. Guides can be licensed in a number of different categories, ranging from camping and fishing to whitewater rafting and ice climbing, each with different licensing requirements.

The heart of guiding, however, has remained the same: proving to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) that you can reliably take paying customers out into the great outdoors and bring them back again in one piece.  Read more

Here comes the rain again...and wind, too

Look out, Catskills: Yet another round of thunderstorms is taking aim at the region, with the possibility of high winds, damaging hail and even the chance of a tornado. 

As of late Tuesday afternoon, a line of storms is organizing in western New York and Pennsylvania, and moving steadily eastward across the region. A severe thunderstorm watch is currently in effect across Central New York, including Delaware County in the Catskills region, until 8 p.m.

Storm trackers at the National Weather Service caution that there is a slight chance the storms could spawn a tornado or two as they swirl across Central New York. 

The eastern Catskills are not yet under severe weather watch, but thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and evening. Locals should keep an eye on the weather as the storms move eastward.   Read more



Every Thursday at 7pm in the Tavern with host Cara Vaughan.  Teams of 1 to 7 people. Great prizes for each round and final.  Winners get their bill slashed in half!  No reservations needed.


August 23, 2014 - 6:00pm
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Back by popular demand this duo typically sells the house out!  Don’t miss them this time around!  Night Sky, made up of Mike Suchorsky on drums and David Rissenberg on piano, is an improvisational duo that builds sound sculptures.  Reservations suggested. 



August 9, 2014 - 10:00am


Community Day in Andes is full of fun for everyone! Kicking off with a parade at approximately 10am. Vendors, food, games for kids, games for adults and we are, of course, doing our part to add to the fun. Head to our Summershack out back at some point to hear Just Throw Money and eat

some tasty bbq chicken from noon-4pm. No cover.  Listen to the Godforsaken String Band on the porch of the Hotel at 11:30am.  Participate in our Watermelon Eating and our Corn on the Cobb Eating Contest. Serving tasty beverages and chicken halves $6.50. Including sides $12.  Regular restaurant serving lunch and dinner. 


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