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“Great Relaxing Vacation” 5 of 5 stars
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The Thompson House
19 Rt. 296, Windham, NY 12496   |  
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Ranked #1 of 6 hotels in Windham
New York
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great Relaxing Vacation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2010

Yet another year at the Thompson House - the two weeks went by so quickly. My only complaint is that we could not spend a third week! I have been vacationing there since I was a baby and so have my kids. As a teenager and young adult respectively, they still love it . Have been holding family reunions at the Thompson House for a few years now, and Eric and Debbie could not be more accommodating to everyone's requests. Can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2010

This is the eighth year I have come to the Thompson house with my wife, two kids, and my in-laws. Eric and Debbie the proprietors could not be more warm and welcoming or helpful. The staff are all friendly and helpful. The Thompson house is the perfect place for families to go to unwind, swim in the pool, or enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings of the Catskills. It's a cliche to talk about people "treating you like family," but Eric and Debbie treat us like family. My children both didn't want to leave after a week's stay! There is no more relaxing, down-to-earth place to stay in my experience. I look forward to our next stay. Hopefully I'll do better at the bean bag toss next year!!!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Babylon, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2010

MY parent's went to the Thompson House for 30 years, I have had my children and gradnchildren up on many occasions and from youngest ot oldest they have all loved it. IWe started a new tradition last year and all the men go up for two days of golf in the fall. If you are looking for a heavy party or night life with clubs etc. this is not the place to go. If on the other hand you enjoy some real good scenery, good food and the warmth of owners and a staff who cares then you have found the right place.
I saw someone complained about the"old TV set" They work and have more than ample stations to watch- I guess this guest did not look at the mountains or the opportunties the town of Windham offers!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2010

We chose The Thompson House based on location, and were able to take day trips
to Howe's Cavern, Kaaterskill falls, and Horseback riding.
Our granddaughters had a wonderful time, and there were extras (magic show, singing, rock climbing, bocce, pool, etc.) which we had not expected.
The best aspect of this hotel are the owners, who would respond pleasantly to any question, and provide information (maps, written directions, calls to horse back riding)
without being asked. We have rarely had such wonderful attention at a stay.
Highly recommended for a pleasant vacation.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2010

just returned from our thirteenth year at the Thompson House...it seems to get better and better.. As always, our rooms were clean and updated.. maid service quick and efficient.. Breakfast delicious and filling... pool clean and free of insects..Eric, Debbie, and Kurt helpful in every way.. Restaurants in the area delicious and plentiful.. a wonderfully relaxing week...

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mahwah, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2010

Our group of 22 spent 5 days at The Thompson House and had a great time. There was something to do each day for the children and the adults. The Goettsche family were all very gracious and accommodating. We plan to go back again next year!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2010

We live in St. Louis Mo. and I have sisters who live in Windham. Over the years my wife and I have stayed many times at the Thompson House and have always loved the rooms, meals, activities and service provided. This year we bought our 9 year old grandson, Kody. We played tennis, bocche ball, shuffle board, hill billy golf, lawn dice, races, movies, and plenty of swimming. We went to Cooperstown hall of fame, and took a boat ride on the lake, we also went to the largest Kaleidoscope in the world in the town of Phonicia, and also went to the village of woodstock.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Thompson House

Address: 19 Rt. 296, Windham, NY 12496
Location: United States > New York > Catskill Region > Windham
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 hotels in Windham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For over five generations, families and groups have joined us for traditional hospitality and wholesome entertainment here in this northern Catskill Mountain resort. Located in the beautiful town of Windham, NY, The Thompson House is the ideal place for any type of getaway. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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The Thompson House Windham, NY - Catskill Region

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