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…
Wellness retreats have come a long way since the days of austere ashrams and militant-minded boot camps. These days, you can reset your mind and body in five-star resorts that draw on both cutting-edge science and ancient healing practices to leave you feeling renewed. Whether you’re craving some serious pampering or a serious detox, you have more options than ever before both close to home and in far-flung locales.
Revel in Catskill winter bliss this season at the Villa Roma Resort in Callicoon. Find relaxation in one of the cozy lodging options ranging from six-person spacious suites to deluxe rooms with private balconies. When you book a winter getaway at Villa Roma not only will you unlock views of the beautiful snowy landscape, but also access to onsite activities, three meals a day, and other perks, all included in your rate. Start your day out on the Villa Roma slopes where you can ski, snowboard, or tube down the mountain, or explore the area on cross-country ski trails. Afterwards, warm up in front of the fireplace at the Ski Chalet or take a dip in the indoor heated pool or hot tub. Relax indoors with a massage, facial, or manicure in the spa and salon. (more…)
At Hemlock Neversink, the new escape in the Catskills that travel snobs are flocking to, goat yoga and goat hikes are a major attraction. Katie Childs, director of Wellness & Spa at its parent company, Foster Supply Hospitality, says,“You can't help but let it all go and be with the goats. It's like an instant palate cleanse for the brain. There's an act of caring for another creature… happiness from connection and that connection that you form with an animal.””
That’s right, cartographer. It’s a pretty fancy word, and I wasn’t one hundred percent sure I was using it properly, but when I checked online, I became sure enough—it’s “a person who draws or produces maps.” And amongst the many artistic endeavors Rocky had embarked upon during his storied career, cartography is now firmly on the list. (more…)
“The inspiration behind The Chatwal Lodge’s tree houses stemmed from taking the humble idea of a tree house, which effectively is a ‘room perched in tree canopy,’ but elevated to the realm of luxury,” Robert Mallia, the head of architecture and construction at Dream Hotels at Hyatt, the brand which Chatwal Lodge is under, told Travel + Leisure. “We fell in love with the landscape of the Chatwal Lodge and knew the best way to honor the Chapin Estate’s roots was to provide guests with a way to fully immerse themselves, without straying from our promise of an opulent stay.”
This addition to Foster Supply Hospitality’s growing portfolio in New York’s Catskill Mountains is flying under the radar — but not for long. Located on a campus of some 230 acres in Sullivan County, this getaway will allow you to get lost — but not too lost; follow the trail markers! — on sylvan trails. You can bliss out with yoga nidra classes in a sanctuary-like setting with windows overlooking the storybook peaks, or indulge in some TLC at the spa with the Catskill Clay Wrap or Riverstone Harmony Massage.
We scoured backwoods, gateway towns, and desert outposts to find those secret watering holes that'll quench your thirst for adventure and a great drink all at once. The only thing more gratifying and soul-nurturing than exploring America’s great outdoors is, we’d argue, pairing your adventure with the perfect drink. You likely know where to grab a solid gin on the rocks or a special old fashioned in your area, but you might not expect to find these booze-swilling hidden gems.
The wellness economy has reached a fever pitch: The Global Wellness Institute predicts that, in 2024, the market for wellness tourism will become a trillion-dollar industry. And truly, the options are endless. Here, we’ve searched the globe for the best of the best when it comes to new wellness experiences, from a once-in-a-lifetime retreat in the Himalayas to a practical center you can integrate into your daily routine in the heart of New York City. Enjoy—and be well.
As one of the most special towns in the Catskills, Hudson, NY, reigns supreme in terms of views and natural allure. One of the stand-out things about this town is its architecture, boasting 18th-, 19th-, and early 20th-century buildings and works as a dictionary for American-style buildings of many decades ago. There are art galleries, restaurants, hotels, and green spaces to spend the day while in this region of New York State.