When you're searching for a home in Amenia, community amenities are important! The Four Brothers Drive-In Theater isn’t just movies but also a hotel, camp site and restaurant; moviegoers can stretch their legs by the fire pit or hang out in the dining room and you'll find locals and visitors there on any given night.
The 1,200-acre park at Wethersfield was left to the town by Chauncey Devereux Stillman; “With a passion for nature, beauty, and proper stewardship of the land, Mr. Stillman was an accomplished equestrian, an avid conservationist and a lover of the arts and the intellectual life.” His legacy lives on at the park. The site comprises the main house, carriage house, gardens and farm, all at an elevation of 1,200 feet, providing panoramic views of the Catskills to the west and the Berkshires to the north. Another community mainstay is the unusual Heather Metal Parking Lot, inspired by the 1988 film Heathers and the 1986 documentary Heavy Metal Parking Lot. It’s held at Luther Barn Field in Wassaic, and is, “a night of pickup truck pig roasts, beer pong, free tattoos, macabre films, DJs, art installations...and truckloads of firewood...”
As for more quotidian nightlife, there aren't a lot of entertainment venues, but there are a few restaurants including the Great Cape Baking Company, for breakfast and lunch with nice breads, home-made salads, fresh donuts and other pastries.
The dining room at the 250-acre Troutbeck hotel serves a small but creative menu; among other tempting breakfast items is French toast with crème fraiche and roasted apple. The granola is home-made at Back in the Kitchen, a well-known local spot for breakfast and lunch.
Not just ales and wines but house-made pasta, wood-fired pizza, salads, wings and ramen can be had at Lantern Inn, where you dine with cool music by the stream in summer or in a rustic room in winter. Very nice!