Unplug and cozy up on a romantic winter getaway in the Sullivan Catskills. From bed and breakfasts to all-inclusive resorts, the Sullivan Catskills offers the chance to unwind and reconnect.
The Inn at Lake Joseph
Experience a relaxing and private getaway at The Inn at Lake Joseph – which sits on a 250-acre private lake. The lodge exudes the vibe of a country retreat, romance and casual English country style. 16 guest rooms include fireplaces, whirlpool baths, and private sundecks; additional accommodations are found in their Adirondack-style cottage and carriage house – both pet-friendly.
With a beautiful blanket of snow, enjoy sledding, tubing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and ice fishing. After you work up an appetite, visit their 24-hour self-service kitchen complete with a fully stocked fridge for lunch or a snack. In the morning, awake to a hearty, homemade, country-style breakfast.
Just a short drive away in Bethel, you’ll find great dining options like Barrio Kitchen and Fat Lady Café. Catskill Distilling Co. is open for tastes and tours – and you can usually catch live music there too.
If you love a good cup of joe, visit Java Love Coffee Roasting Co. – they roast weekly on premises. With coffee in tow, head to the Bethel Woods and visit the iconic Woodstock Festival.
Travel Tip: Be sure to pack warm clothes and boots – think layers.
ECCE Bed & Breakfast
Relax in the common areas, enjoy the warmth of a wood burning fireplace. ECCE’s 5-bedroom bed and breakfast offers a friendly atmosphere with a revolving art exhibit amongst the permanent collection of artwork and antiques. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Upper Delaware River, vistas of the Sullivan Catskills are breathtaking any time of year.
Explore 60-acres of wooded landscape on scenic hiking trails leading from the bluff to the river below, or take in the local landscape. The Carriage House offers classic dishes made from scratch, and The Corner Ice Cream Shop & Grill is perfect for a quick bite – for good times and cocktails, visit the Stickett Inn.
Wander on 82 acres and nature trails at Kadampa Meditation Center or find your center in a class. Before you leave, visit their World Peace Café for a freshly baked sweet treat.
Travel Tip: ECCE’s landscape begs to be photographed – so be sure to snap a few shots.
Designed for maximizing enjoyment of your leisure time, Crosslands is the perfect place to unwind for a week or weekend. Hike the extensive woodland behind the house or take in the night sky around the fire pit. Bring your suit and soak in the hot tub or hunker down in front of the gas fireplace and watch the snow fall. When hunger strikes, get busy in the fully equipped kitchen or dine at a local restaurant – you’ll find everything from pizza to steaks.
Whether you’re an avid skier or just starting out, Holiday Mountain Fun Park offers six slopes to meet your skill level – or ignite your inner child with snow tubing fun. When you’re ready to kick back, head to Catskill Distilling Co. for a tour and tasting.
Travel Tip: Pack a good book, playing cards, hot cocoa and marshmallows for roasting.