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…
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.
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.