If you’re heading to the Catskill Mountains for a little R & R consider a stay in one of these stylish boutique hotels. Not only are these hotels in the Catskills design savvy, they are located amidst some of the low-key region’s most beautiful scenery. Plus, you’re never too far from award-winning farm-to-table restaurants, farmers markets, craft breweries and distilleries.
The Graham & Co., Phoenicia
This stylish boutique hotel in the charming town of Phoenicia has 20 rustic-chic rooms with beds made of reclaimed wood (some come with kitchenettes). Take a dip in the swimming pool (in season), play some badminton, use one of the complimentary bikes to explore this incredibly scenic area, and in the evenings, chill by the outdoor fire pit.
The Arnold House, Livingston Manor
Located on seven bucolic acres in the Shandelee Mountains near the town of Livingston Manor is the nine-room Arnold House. After a day of hiking, horseback riding or visiting local farms, try your hand at fly-fishing (the area is renowned for it), then have a cocktail and bite to eat in the cozy wood-lined tavern complete with a juke box and pool table.
Hotel Dylan, Woodstock
Guests at the Hotel Dylan can borrow a vinyl record from the front to desk to play in their rooms, which makes sense being that this bohemian 11-room boutique hotel is located in the famous Catskills town of Woodstock. They can also lounge on an Adirondack chair by the outdoor fire pit before or after a meal in the on-site Santa Fe Woodstock restaurant.
Spruceton Inn, West Kill
It’s all about simple pleasures at the Spruceton Inn, a ’60s era motel that has been turned into a laid-back inn with 10 simply designed rooms. Take a stroll down to the creek and play a game of bocce or croquet. A small bar serves craft beer, wine and cider and there are fire pits around the property to take in the peaceful Catskill Mountain surroundings.
Hillside Schoolhouse, Barryville
Once a schoolhouse, this boutique inn in Sullivan County is now one of the most charming hotels in the Catskills. It has only two rooms: the Belfry, a large suite located beneath the old school’s bell tower and Room 1893, named for the year the school was built. Nearby, there are plenty of fun outdoor activities including kayaking and canoeing along the scenic Delaware River.
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