Happy Tuesday! We had another great weekend with ANOTHER Oktoberfest event, lots of delicious food and beer and plenty of time to relax – but for now I’m finishing my Hunter Mountain Oktoberfest recap. Here’s Part 1 if you didn’t get a chance to read it yet!
I was up bright and early on Saturday morning watching the sunrise from bed and finally giving in to enjoy it from our balcony. There’s really nothing quite like fall on the East Coast with the gorgeous mountains and amazing colors! With a mimosa in hand, I read a book out on the porch until the rest of the crew woke up, and Nicole made us a delicious breakfast to fuel up for the day ahead.
We headed out to hike a nearby trail that led to the Kaaterskill Falls – going purely off of a recommendation from the internet. Parking was limited and the walk to the trailhead was treacherous to say the VERY least, but the hike itself was totally worth it : ) Out and back is about two miles, and we loved climbing fallen trees and jumping over creeks to arrive at our beautiful destination. The lucky guys threw their shirts at us and cooled off by sticking their heads under the waterfall but we grabbed a cute group picture before anyone got soaking wet!
We headed home to shower and change before walking down the slopes to the main attraction – Hunter Mountain Oktoberfest! The lodge and surrounding area were filled with food carts, live music and plenty of people enjoying the warm fall day. We grabbed our boots of beer and took turns buying food to sample – including bratwurst, filet tips, loaded tornado chips and a Belgian waffle with quite possibly the BEST ice cream I have ever had. Honestly, I would probably go back to Hunter Mountain Oktoberfest just for that cone…
After a full day of beer in the sun, we took it easy that night and stayed in to hang out and chat with our condo neighbors – I hope they didn’t mind that we crashed their girls weekend because they were a ton of fun! : ) We were up early the next morning to pack up, clean up and check out of the Airbnb, but we rewarded ourselves with the most delicious brunch at Last Chance Antiques & Cheese Cafe! It sounds odd… but it was incredible, and a must-stop for the boys who’d been many times when they were younger. After a cheese board, quiche and a cappuccino, I was ready to hit the road back to the Poconos where we stayed Sunday night to extend our trip just a litttttle longer.
All in all, it was an incredible weekend. I’m so happy that we’re so close with Tim’s brother and his girlfriend and that we had the chance to travel with them (and our extra Ryan!) to such an awesome event. If you’re looking for a nice long weekend trip, plan ahead to attend next year’s Hunter Mountain Oktoberfest!