From the beginning, they came for our fresh air, water, cool summer breezes, snowy winter slopes, and year-round spectacular scenery. Writers and influencers have found much to love in Sullivan Catskills, here’s what they have to say…
This legendary vacationland—once home to hundreds of summer resorts— is a two-hour drive from Manhattan. Today, contemporary full-service resorts, charming inns, and a multi-million-dollar arts center at the site of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair makes the Sullivan Catskills the country escape of choice for city-dwellers to unwind and recharge.
Seventy-five miles north of New York City, the Monticello of New York (pronounced “Mon-teh-seh-low,” in case you’re wondering) has long been best known for its Raceway, but l’d wager a bet that won’t be the case for long. Five miles to the east, on the other side of picturesque Kiamesha Lake, is a new resort for families that provides the perfect weekend getaway: The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark.
The Western Catskills are the place to be when the mercury rises. Perched along the Delaware River, this hamlet of some 269 residents is an excellent headquarters for tubing, kayaking, and canoeing on the river. Half-day and full-day excursions with Lander's River Trips are a perfect summertime choice. Just make sure to stop by Narrowsburg Proper general store for snacks and sundries before your outing. Head to The Laundrette, The Heron, and the Cochecton Fire Station to refuel at the end of the day. And finally, for your accommodations, head across the river to Pennsylvania and book a stay at the Hotel Darby.
Kenoza Hall was highlighted in a Mommy Poppins story titled,z "Family-Friendly Spa Resorts Near NYC." We're always on the lookout for a family-friendly resort where kid-friendly fun takes center stage, but sometimes mom and dad need something a little extra from a weekend getaway. Enter these family-friendly spa resorts near NYC. At these local spa resorts, you'll find plenty of kid comforts, family-friendly hotel rooms, and parent-friendly perks that range from couples massages to facials and meditation classes CBD pedicures, and more indulgent treatments.
Bashakill Vineyards was included in Vinepair in a story titled, "From Crushed Glass to Worms, Here Are the Most Creative Ways Wineries Are Approaching Sustainability." Most grape growers want to be good stewards of the land that they farm while minimizing their impact on the environment. For many, this means limiting the use of pesticides and herbicides, conserving water, and composting, while others are thinking outside the box. Below are a few of the creative ways that winemakers are doing what’s best for the planet while boosting their businesses in the process.
Reconnect with extended family in a place that isn’t your own backyard. Three hours north of the city, Kenoza Hall (rates from $499) is a 22-room lakeside retreat — a grown-up summer camp surrounded by serene woodland. The onetime boardinghouse dating back to the 1880s has been reimagined by husband-and-wife design team Foster Supply Hospitality, who’ve added custom wallpaper and soaking tubs while keeping historic details like the original hardwood floors.
A small town in Sullivan County with a population under 500 inhabitants, it might be easy to miss Narrowsburg right on the banks of the Delaware River. Yet within this most unique New York town lies plenty of American charm and beauty. Main Street is filled with souvenir and antique shops, including the vintage Maison Bourgogne, while a good choice of casual dining is perfect for those on the road.
If you’re looking for an eco-friendly getaway, look no further than New York State. The environment is important to us, as demonstrated by our 180 state parks and more than 50 nature reserves. More than a century ago, a “Forever Wild” clause was added to the New York Constitution to protect more than 2.6 million acres of the Adirondacks and more than 287,000 acres in the Catskills and keep them as a Forest Preserve.
Just over two hours northwest of New York City, YO1 is a wellness retreat that sits on 1,300 lush acres in the Catskills. At the resort, you can work under the guidance of experts to create your own wellness experience. Offerings include an Ayurvedic health center and health programs that address anxiety, stress, insomnia, infertility, and obesity, among others. The property also has a 68,000-square-foot health resort and plenty of outdoor space for hiking, practicing yoga, and enjoying nature.