Bearsville the Story So Far

Introducing Lizzie Vann: Revitalizing Bearsville's Historic Complex

Renowned Entrepreneur Breathes New Life into Bearsville.

Meet Lizzie Vann, the visionary behind the revitalization of Bearsville. Since acquiring the property in 2019, Lizzie embarked on a mission to restore and transform the historic complex into a vibrant cultural hub.

With a passion for preserving heritage and fostering artistic innovation, Lizzie's vision for Bearsville has included comprehensive renovations and upgrades.

From enhancing performance spaces to creating modern amenities, her efforts aim to honor the complex's rich history while ushering in a new era of creativity and community engagement. Lizzie has invested over $10M dollars into the renovation of Bearsville.

Inch by Inch, Bearsville Rises Again

Two years of top to bottom, root and branch renovation, during the 2020-2022 Pandemic.

Beginning the process just one week after the purchase on Labor Day in 2019, every building at Bearsville was dried out, remediated, scrubbed, polished, and painted.

After four years of hard work, our renovation project has transformed every inch of this beloved complex. What began as a daunting overhaul has blossomed into a labor of love, preserving the bones while infusing new life into every corner, inside and out.

From meticulous remediation of each building to the development of the expansive park and woodland, and the careful renovation of every worn element of the center, we've revitalized  Bearsville, honoring its history by embracing mid-century modern comfort, style and elegance.

Woodstock’s History, a Catskill Legend

A big welcome to the public – and to musicians and artists everywhere.

With its creekside park, famous recording studio, superb theater, and great opportunities to eat and drink, Bearsville once again welcomes the public, and offers artists a place to be creative, rehearse, perform, record… and play. 

Bearsville, now once again the heartbeat of Woodstock, thrives with vibrant energy, drawing community and families to enjoy its beauty and its past.

A historic landmark, meticulously redeveloped, it retains its authentic roots. Here,  in a woodland setting, visitors can celebrate their special occasions and also indulge in culinary delights, sip refreshing drinks, and immerse themselves in concerts, festivals, and more. Bearsville is a haven where the spirit of Woodstock thrives, inviting everyone share in its rich mix of culture and connection.

 

Watch the Renovation in Action

Check out our upcoming events

  • Bluegrass
    Festival

    SUN MAY 26

    12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • Folk
    Festival

    SAT JUL 06

    12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • Green Living Festival

    SAT JUL 20

    12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • Festival of Awakening

    SAT AUG 10

    12:00 pm - 6:00 pm