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…
The warmer weather is starting to settle in and many of us have kicked off our vacations for 2022. April seems to be the month when people are ready to start planning trips. This week, many people have taken advantage of the Holiday weekend and the kids being on break from school to venture out. That also means that people will be traveling to the Hudson Valley.
Hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal founder of Dream Hotel Group and namesake of Midtown Manhattan's The Chatwal, New York, a Luxury Collection Hotel brings his vision of high-end hospitality to the countryside with this long-awaited debut.
When travelers imagine relaxing in a hot tub or heated pool, a lot of images come to mind. But odds are that none include … a shipping container. This unexpected surprise and delight is among many features to be discovered at Rest Co., a new boutique hotel in the Catskills near Bethel Woods that is co-owned by longtime friends Max King and Heath Miller.
Nestled on 1,300 serene acres in the Sullivan Catskills, this lakeview health-focused hideaway (its name means youthful in Sanskrit) starts working its antidotal magic the instant you walk through the door. But it’s the focus on in-depth programs to treat disorders like anxiety, infertility, and insomnia that take the harmonic healing up a notch. Offered all year-round, the four-day insomnia management-intensive focuses on eastern remedies and treatments to cure your sleep issues. The program starts with a wellness consultation and includes daily acupuncture, dosha-balancing Ayurvedic techniques, aromatherapy, shiro-pada abhyangam (translation: head massage) meditation, cleansing, and fatigue-reducing yoga styles like trataka or nidra.
The Chatwal Lodge is located within The Chapin Estate, a 2,500-acre gated residential community, that is just 90 miles north of New York City, in the town of Bethel, New York. Drawing on the surrounding nature preserve, the 100-acre lodge will feature 11 accommodations with Adirondack-style interiors and private patios overlooking the 1,000-acre Toronto Reservoir Lake; a wide array of expert-led outdoor activities and holistic wellness experiences; and a culinary program that emphasizes hyper-seasonality and foraged produce.
There will soon be a new way to experience the natural beauty of the Catskills with the upscale touches of a luxury getaway. The Chatwal Lodge, an all-inclusive getaway about 110 miles northwest of New York City near the town of Bethel, will open on Apr. 1, 2022 on 100 protected acres surrounding the Toronto Reservoir Lake.
New York’s Do Good Spirits, however, adds a little something extra in its Beaverkill Bourbon Cream: locally sourced maple syrup. “I made our recipe using the products that I had on hand from what I consider the best producers in New York State: Bootlegger New York Craft Bourbon, cream from the Finger Lakes and Crown Maple Grade A Amber Syrup,” says Brian Facquet, Do Good’s Founder and Head Distiller.
When it comes to travel convenience, charm, and a real feeling of escaping every day, it's hard to beat a getaway to New York's Catskills. Near enough to the NYC metro area for a quick weekend trip, the region is packed with small-town charm, yet overflows with family-friendly destinations from ski resorts to alpaca farms and everything in between.
It’s no secret that upstate New York is teeming with charming small towns that go big on great restaurants, unique general stores, and more wonderful country experiences. While you’re likely familiar with Hudson Valley, this spring, the perfect small town getaway awaits further west, in Sullivan County.