There’s nothing like a fun-filled snowy day in the Sullivan Catskills. Whether you have little ones or kids that are grown, a winter getaway packed with family fun will leave you with memories to last a lifetime…
If you’re looking for an all-inclusive family resort, the Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center is your best bet. Whether you’re a family of two or eight, you’ll feel right at home in any of their accommodations.
While you can certainly explore the local landscape, you’ll never have to leave given all the amenities… During the Winter, the Villa Roma ski area offers two slopes, a tube run, and ice skating. If you’ve never been on skis or a snowboard, or if the kids need to learn, the Villa Roma Ski School will have you enjoying the slopes in no time. Plus, you can rent all the equipment – so no need to schlep it all. And when you need a break, their toasty fireplace chalet offers a variety of eats, treats and drinks.
Back at the hotel, take a dip in the indoor pool, soak in the hot tub or relax in the sauna. When you’re ready for some family game time, check out the indoor bocce and shuffleboard courts, ping pong and billiard tables, and arcade. You can even play paintball or go horseback riding. The Sports Complex features an eight-lane bowling alley, state of the art fitness center, indoor racquetball court, an indoor children’s inflatable fun center and more. Plus, they have a Kids Program for ages 3-12 offering non-stop, supervised fun.
After all that, you might find yourself a bit hangry. Don’t worry, the Villa Roma has a variety of dining options for any appetite. From a full sit down feast to grab and go from the grille – ice cream and coffee too! You won’t run out of options and you’ll never go hungry!
Nighttime brings good vibes with dancing and cocktails at Marty’s Lounge, a live show with side-splitting comedians and legendary singers in the Club Forum or low-key vibes in the Mezzanine Piano Bar. And if you need a sitter for the kids, the Villa Roma can arrange that too.
Travel Tip: The Villa Roma offers a variety of weekend and midweek specials – if you’re on a budget, be sure to check out the current offers.
If you’re spending all your time on the slopes at Holiday Mountain, The Sullivan is a convenient place to bed down – as it’s only a 6-minute drive away! On-site you’ll find newly renovated and updated rooms, free wi-fi, a fitness center, indoor pool, sauna and more.
At Holiday Mountain Ski & Fun Park, their slogan is “where great skiers begin” – so whether you’re a novice or a seasoned veteran, this is a great place to hit the slopes. With some of the best ski and snowboard instructors available on staff, you’ll be on the trails in no time. Each of the 7 trails varies in skill levels, so you’ll never feel under or overwhelmed. For added snow-filled fun, you can snow tube too.
When you’re ready for some delicious eats, enjoy a bite at The Sullivan’s on-site restaurants. Bernie’s Holiday Restaurant offers an American fish-house experience in an upscale setting, complete with a nightlife all its own. Crust, their specialty Italian restaurant, is the perfect place for a casual meal, day or night. If craft beer and burgers are more your speed, Brew is within walking distance across the street from the front door of the hotel. In the morning, enjoy the complimentary continental breakfast or take a ride to the Miss Monticello Diner – serving the Sullivan Catskills for over 80 years.
Travel Tip: Be sure to pack lots of layers and warm footwear.
Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the Beaverkill Valley Inn is a lovingly restored natural retreat, steps away from the fabled Beaverkill River. A comfortable country inn with rustically elegant common rooms, an exquisite wrap-around river-facing porch, and 19 guest rooms, offers a peaceful retreat in an abundant natural setting.
Your stay includes access to 40 acres of private hiking and cross-country skiing trails with boots and skis available in all sizes. Plus, you can spin and twirl all you’d like on their private ice skating rink – with skates in every size to borrow. Then, take a dip in their 60-foot indoor heated pool, or shoot some hoops on the basketball court. There’s also a gym, billiards room with foosball, ping-pong and pool tables, and a children’s playroom with mats and toys.
Right next to the pool, you’ll find a help-yourself ice cream parlor with at least 6 ice cream flavors and all the toppings to choose from. Enjoy an ice cream sundae, tasty cone or handmade milkshake – you’re on vacation.
When it’s time to eat, enjoy three delicious and creative, locally-sourced meals each day. Breakfasts are typically buffets, featuring local free-range eggs and an assortment of cereal, fruit, yogurt, and house-made pastries, waffles, and pancakes. Lunches are also often served buffet-style, with salad, sandwich, and soup selections and hot entrees. On Saturdays, the kitchen prepares tea, with cinnamon toast, scones, and cookies for your afternoon enjoyment.
And at all meals, vegetarian options are always available and special dietary needs and restrictions can be tended to with advance notice.
Nearby, you’ll find the quaint town of Livingston Manor. Stop at Brandenburg Bakery for mouth-watering pastries, coffee and hot chocolate or head to The Catskill Brewery for a craft beer in a family-friendly environment. If you’re in need of winter gear, Morgan Outdoors will happily outfit you and a stop at Willow and Brown will leave you with new fashions and home goods galore. Plus, there’s so much more to explore – and Roscoe, the next town over, is just a short drive away.
Travel Tip: If you’re a fly fishing enthusiast, don’t miss the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum – just 10 miles away from the Inn.