Longtime Woodstocker Debbie Dougan has watched her famous town transform from the renowned home of sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll to a hippie-chic Hudson Valley hotspot that lures tourists from New York City and beyond with its earthy-meets- sophisticated vibe and rich history. But for Dougan, owner of Glo Spa (62 Ricks Rd., 845.679.7800)—a 6,000- sq.-ft. spa offering everything from facials and body treatments to massage, as well as yoga and Pilates—it’s just home. She moved there from the Bronx at age 12, and though she has spent time living in New York City, Boston, and L.A., “this is the one place I really know that I belong,” explains Dougan, who is well-versed in the town’s culture and proud of the plentiful, thriving independent small businesses. She also loves the mix of old-timers, weekend regulars, and visiting newcomers that make up her clientele. —Amy R. Partridge
To continue reading, click here.