Tannersville, nicknamed the painted village in the sky, is the perfect destination for anyone wanting to experience the great Northern Catskills.

About Tannersville

Located in the historic “Blue Line” of the Catskill State Park, Tannersville has a big appreciation for the outdoors! Tannersville has the nickname “the painted village in the sky” because of its cheery and vibrant colored buildings. It is the highest elevation village in New York state. Take in the town’s beautiful spring awakening, cool summers, fall foliage and wintery bliss.

Also, Tannersville has a nine-hole golf course that opened in 1929, a cross country ski center and a newly updated Orpheum Theater featuring renowned musicians, dancers and of course, movies. At the southern end of the village, Tannserville offers various recreational activities at the famous Rip Van Winkle Lake.

Discover Tannersville’s award-winning eateries, antiques, shops, theatre, hiking and biking trails, Rip Van Winkle Lake and much more!


Tannersville Ice Sculpture Festival | Photo Courtesy of tannersville.com


Tannersville is packed with events that will surely captivate any visitor’s interest. Visit here for the most updated event listings in Tannersville! One special upcoming event that can’t be missed is the Ice Sculpture Festival in February!

Arts & Entertainment

The Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center, located at 6050 Main Street, aims to transform lives through the arts. The center puts on 20 performances a year in dance, comedy, theater and music. In addition to performances, it presents over 200 films a year!

Say What? Art Gallery, located at 6042 Main Street, is a contemporary art gallery pairing visual expression with the written word. Each exhibit asks the artist to expand upon a gallery-selected quote. Currently, the art gallery is temporarily closed. Click here for updates on the reopening of the gallery.

CMF Piano Performance Museum, located at 7967 Main Street, is the home of the Steven E. Greenstein Piano Collection, a one-of-a-kind collection of historic pianos and musical artifacts. This museum offers a unique glimpse into the development of pianos in Europe and America. Lastly, the museum’s hours are Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Food and Shopping

Walking up and down Main Street, you will surely stumble across Tannersville’s many excellent eateries and shops. If you’re looking for a quick breakfast, stop by Twin Peaks Coffee and Donuts, located at 5950 Main Street. For a more historic experience, visit the Tannersville General Store. Once a pharmacy, the general store offers a small menu, along with selling old toys, vintage candy, and household items. If finger-licking wings are your cup of tea, then American Glory BBQ is right up your alley. Located at 6033 Main Street, American Glory BBQ offers the best comfort food. For a more elegant experience, make a reservation at Ladoria within the boutique resort of Villa Vosilla. Ladoria, sitting at 6302 Main Street, specializes in Italian cuisine and has a certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor!

After picking up a doughnut and a cup of joe from Twin Peaks Coffee and Donuts, stop in the Twin Peaks Antiques to browse the shelves for a vintage gem. Can’t get enough of vintage items? Visit Out of the Closet Vintage Boutique or Tannersville Antiques, both located on Main Street.


Tannersville comes equipped with a plethora of lodging options suited for any trip type. The Snowed Inn Bed & Breakfast is a perfect spot for a winter vacation, providing a full breakfast during the ski season. It is a 175-year-old home with five guest rooms and three shared baths.

Another cozy and comfortable option is the Mansion House. A blend of historic charm, traditional elements and modern touches, the Mansion House offers eight rooms in a newly renovated colonial building.

The Deer Mountain Inn is a classic turn-of-the-century building featuring the Skylark Cottage and the Tuckaway Cottage. 168 acres of a wooded property provides breathtaking views of the Catskills and a perfect environment to relax and explore.

Book your reservations now!


Visiting Tannersville during the winter season is the perfect vacation escape. With such close proximity to ski resorts like Hunter Mountain and Windham Mountain, snow lovers will find plenty of fun things to do.

During the warmer months, Hunter Mountain offers New York Zipline Adventure Tours, which is home to the famous SkyRider tour, the longest zipline in North America, and the second-longest in the world. Windham Mountain Bike Park is also a popular attraction that attracts mountain bikers every year. Zoom Flume, the only water park in the area is always a fun experience as well.

Looking for hiking and immersing yourself in the great outdoors? Tannersville is near a plethora of hiking trails, like Kaaterskill Falls, Pratt Rock, Mountain Top Arboretum and more.

The fall season near Tannersville calls for craft breweries, farms, apple and pumpkin picking, fall foliage and the Thomas Cole Historic Site, which is available year-round.

Antique Annex | Antique Annex on Main Street | Photo Courtesy of Tannersville

Antique Annex on Main Street | Photo Courtesy of Tannersville

Hunter Mountain Outfitters Hunter Mountain Outfitters in Tannersville | Photo Courtesy of Tannersville|

Hunter Mountain Outfitters in Tannersville | Photo Courtesy of Tannersville

Tannersville General Store | The famous Tannersville General Store | Photo Courtesy of Tannersville

The famous Tannersville General Store | Photo Courtesy of Tannersville

Take Amtrak to Tannersville

Experience the painted village in the sky via Amtrak to Hudson Station in Hudson Valley—Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount!

Rent a car with Enterprise! Pick up your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car right at the Hudson Station. Click here to reserve your car or call the Hudson office today at: 845-485-2222.