The magic of the iconic Woodstock Festival returns in 2019 with a much-anticipated 50th-anniversary event! Once again, music-lovers will flock to New York for a three-day event celebrating love, peace, and good times. The Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival will take place in Watkins Glen, which is great news for the Finger Lakes! Discover why you should plan on attending, and where to find the best accommodations in the region!
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Attend the Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival
About the Event
The Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival will take place in Watkins Glen, near the International Speedway. While a race track might seem like a strange choice, this world-famous site hosted the Summer Jam at Watkins Glen. This 1973 festival, located at what was then known as the Watkins Glen Grand Prix, boasted over 600,000 attendees and iconic bands like The Grateful Dead and The Allman Brothers Band.
The Woodstock 50 lineup is impressive by any standards. There are classic acts like Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters as well as modern giants like Jay Z, Chance the Rapper, and Halsey. If you’re in the mood for a folksy performance that’s got some backbone, catch Brandi Carlile’s performance. If you’d rather enjoy music with a message, Janelle Monáe is the one for you.
Best Places to Stay During Woodstock
This beautiful four-bedroom, three-bathroom property is just a 20-minute drive from Watkins Glen Speedway. This is the perfect place for large groups, as it can easily sleep 10 and has room for five cars. This property boasts wide decks on all three levels that feature the most stunning views of Seneca Lake.
Dean Lake House
This stunning four-bedroom, two-bathroom property is the closest to Watkins Glen International Speedway. In fact, it’s just a 10-minute drive away! This historic home, built in 1850, has been carefully renovated so guests can enjoy modern amenities (like jetted tubs) without sacrificing the charming surroundings. Whether you plan on attending the festival with your extended family or a group of friends, this is a fantastic option.
While it may seem strange to call a five-bedroom, two-bathroom house “cozy,” you’ll understand what we mean when you book your stay at The Rocks. This cheery yellow house harkens back to a less complicated time when families had dinners around a table every night, and a phone was something hooked into the wall. It’s an excellent choice for guests hoping to recreate the magic of the original Woodstock Festival (except with working toilets and running water!).
Book a Home With Finger Lakes Premier Properties
Don’t wait too long to book your home for the Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival! Attendees are expected to be in the six figures for this once-in-a-lifetime event, so be sure to take care of your travel plans and accommodations early to get your choice of the best houses from Finger Lakes Premier Properties!