"Since I grew up in the mountains and I always dreamed of a store like this, I can't believe that so many of my favorite things are coming together in one package"

 

We are a little bit farm stand, a little bit general store, a lot of hospitality and a whole lot of heart. We focus on Catskills products and a more simple, back to the land, way of life. Since I grew up in the mountains and I always dreamed of a store like this, I can't believe that so many of my favorite things are coming together in one package.

I stumbled across the building on a bad day in October and decided that it couldn't hurt to take a look, immediately falling in love. The building's past life lends to its charm - it's been a sculptor's studio, a second home for a photographer, storage and repair for a trucking business, cauliflower storage, a gun shop and my personal favorite was way back in the day - a dance hall on the second floor with carriage and livestock parking on the first.

For our turn, the first floor houses our mercantile store where we will stock some basics like local dairy and eggs as well as other Catskills items and a variety of picnic-friendly goods and coffee & tea.

The second floor is a home to a loft style three bedroom Airbnb. It has the perfect layout and location for a girls' weekend, a writers' retreat or family time. You can stare at Lake Wawaka from the kitchen window or back deck.

Welcome to Ella's Mercantile. We hope you love it as much as we do.

-Carley