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The Catskill Mountains: A rallying point for romance and fable…
— Washington Irving


3328 Route 23A, Palenville, NY
395 Main Street, Catskill, NY


Monday – Friday | 7:30am – 5pm
Saturday – Sunday | 8am – 5pm


Palenville: 518.678.3250
Catskill: 518.943.5840


Breakfast & Lunch * catering * Locally-made gifts * Groceries * Organic Fair Trade Coffee * Event Space

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In the summer of 1908, Circle W opened its doors as a traditional country general store to serve the needs of a growing population of vacationers, quarrymen, landscape painters, and mill workers. The small Catskill hamlet of Palenville had become famed for the many waterfalls in its vicinity, including Kaaterskill Falls and Fawn's Leap, its mountain views, artist retreats, and as the setting for Washington Irving's mythical Rip Van Winkle. For close to a century, one could find anything at Circle W, from a gallon of paint to a gallon of milk.

After falling to disrepair in the 1990s, the store was saved and restored in 2009 by Patti and Gary Harvey, whose families have roots in the hamlet going back to before the Civil War. Today the store is run by Patti’s eldest son and his wife, Simone and Jessie Felice, and is beloved by locals and weekenders alike for its specialty goods, coffee, and sandwiches (Best in Greene County), and authentic Catskills atmosphere. Learn more…


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