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The Thompson House

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19 State Route 296, Windham, NY 12496-5307
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 02/25/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 02/25/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 7 hotels in Windham
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For over seven 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Coffee shop
Badminton
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Bicycles available
Boating
Canoeing
Game room
Golf course
Hiking
Horseback riding
Mini golf
Skiing
Tennis court
Billiards
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Patio
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Video game console
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Strollers
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Interconnected rooms available
Microwave
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Great View
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English
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Liora G wrote a review Feb 2021
Tel Aviv, Israel8 contributions2 helpful votes
We spent 3 nights at the Thompson house during presidents week 2021. the room was very spacious and clean. Check in and check out were efficient and the staff was helpful and polite. They provide complementary hot drinks for breakfast. There is no cleaning during your visit due to Covid19, but anything needed is provided by the staff. over all a great experience, quite atmosphere and the view of mountain and the snow if amazing during the winter time. they also provide shovels and brooms for heavy snow needs.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Thompson House, General Manager at The Thompson House
Responded Feb 25, 2021
Thank you for taking to the time to write us a perfect review of your stay at our hotel. I'm glad we could make your 3 night stay in Windham, NY an enjoyable one. Thank you for acknowledging our staffs helpfulness. I appreciate that you found our COVID-19 protocols unobtrusive. Most of all I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully you stay with us again, when you return to Windham, NY. Thank you again for your perfect review score for our hotel.
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NorthernTrails wrote a review Feb 2021
14 contributions4 helpful votes
This was our first stay in Windham and I believe we made the right choice in staying at this inn. The location is lovely. It is just a few minutes away from Windham Mountain which makes it perfect for skiing. We stayed in a junior suite which was huge, with two beds and pull out couch, coffee table, armchairs, desk, a walk in closet, television, Wi-Fi service, refrigerator, microwave, large bathroom, everything you could need. The best part was a large private balcony with a wonderful view of the mountains and grounds. Most importantly, in this time of COVID, the room was spotless and we felt very safe.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Thompson House, General Manager at The Thompson House
Responded Feb 14, 2021
We're so happy the you "made the right choice," by staying at our hotel. All of our staff works very hard to give each guest a happy, comfortable and relaxing stay in Windham, NY. Being only 1.5 miles from Windham Mountain and with many rooms with a picturesque view of the Catskill Mountains. Having large rooms for families, we feel only adds to the great experience of The Thompson House. We're glad you felt safe staying at our hotel. We are you able to stay with us again, for your next trip to Upstate New York.
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Eileen W wrote a review Aug 2020
Pleasantville, New York4 contributions3 helpful votes
Our hiking club stayed at here five years ago, and while we like to try new areas and rarely return to the same accommodation, we came back to the Thompson House this August by popular demand of our members. We weren't disappointed. The owners have multiple precautions in place so that all of us felt safe in this era of Covid, all without sacrificing the charm and hospitality that we experienced before. The rooms were very comfortable, the grounds were inviting, the food was great, and most important the owners and staff were warm, welcoming and went out of their way to make us feel at home. I simply cannot say enough positive things about this place!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Thompson House, General Manager at The Thompson House
Responded Oct 11, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to give The Thompson House a 5 star review. We're glad to be one of the rare locations that your groups has returned to. Our resort is lucky to be surrounded by many great places to enjoy the outdoors and go hiking. Everyone at The Thompson House will be happy to know that your group appreciated the hard work we put into keeping guests safe and happy. Hopefully, we'll see you and your group again sometime in the future. Thank you again for your perfect review.
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Ellen L wrote a review Aug 2020
Brooklyn, New York7 contributions5 helpful votes
We just recently returned from a very enjoyable stay at the Thompson House resort in the northern Catskills. Our family has been going there for 23 years and it's like coming home. During this time of Covid, we were concerned about safety issues, but there was nothing to worry about since the owners have many safety measures in place. We felt comfortable and as safe as one can be at these times. The resort is such a beautiful property and the pool is large and just great. The owners of the Thompson House are the wonderful Goettsche family and their staff is very friendly & first rate. This year is a big milestone since it is the 140th season for the resort. Our room in Evergreen 2 was very spacious and has a walk-in closet, lots of draw space, & a sitting area. There is also an amazing view of the mountains from the balcony. There are lots of fun things to do on the premises, such as: mini golf, shuffleboard, playground for the kids, tennis, badminton, bocce, and more & there is a lovely nature walk by the mountain stream that runs through the property. For those who love golf, there is a magnificent golf course next to the resort. There is also: horseback riding, hiking trails, mountain biking trails, and scenic waterfalls nearby. The town center of Windham is close to the resort. It is charming and has very nice shops. There are also interesting day trips and side trips that can be taken from the Thompson House to places, such as, Cooperstown, Howe Caverns, and FDR's house at Hyde Park. Check availability online. We highly recommend the resort & the meal plan. The food is delicious and plentiful. Rooms have WiFi. Room rates are reasonable. It's a perfect place for families & many have reunions there. The TH is also open for fall foliage & ski seasons.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Room Tip: Good mountain views from Evergreen 2 & Evergreen Lodge. Rooms with balconies recommended.
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Response from Thompson House, General Manager at The Thompson House
Responded Oct 11, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful and thoughtful review for our resort. It is been our please to have you and your family stay with us for the past 23+ years. With everything going on, we're glad you were still able to join us for our 140th summer season. Our staff will be happy to know that you felt safe and comfortable being here. We are very fortunate to have many outdoor activities where people can have fun and practice social distancing. The area also has a lot of fun things to do in the area. We're glad you enjoyed the meal package during your stay as well. Thank you again for your perfect review of our resort. We hope to see you for our 141th summer season.
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mcronin111 wrote a review Aug 2020
New York12 contributions20 helpful votes
As we readied ourselves for the annual family vacation, safety was paramount on our minds and on the minds of everyone else. So we can say with gratitude that The Thompson House struck the perfect balance between keeping us safe while affording us the overall hospitality to which we have become accustomed. Full disclosure - this was my 59th summer in a row at The Thompson House, so I am hardly a "newbie." As always, the food was great, the weather was good, the pool was superb, and old friends were greeted with warmth. I tip my hat to Eric, Debbie, Kurt and Dasha for going the extra mile this year. I know it wasn't easy, but after all, the family has been doing it for 140 years. They are pros!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Room Tip: Great Mountain views from Evergreen Two. Suites can accommodate a large family.
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Response from Thompson House, General Manager at The Thompson House
Responded Oct 1, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to give us a five star review. Your enjoyment and trust of The Thompson House is clearly shown by the fact that even during a pandemic, you still came for your annual vacation. It is our pleasure to have you stay with us the past 59 years. We look forward to seeing you for you 60th summer in a row at The Thompson House next year.
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PRICE RANGE
$108 - $242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the thompson house hotel windham, thompson hotel windham, the thompson hotel
LOCATION
United StatesNew YorkCatskill RegionWindham
NUMBER OF ROOMS
70
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Thompson House
Which popular attractions are close to The Thompson House?
Nearby attractions include The Windham Path (0.5 miles), Windham Mountain (1.4 miles), and Windham Theatre (1.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Thompson House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Thompson House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Thompson House?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at The Thompson House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Thompson House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Catskill Mountain Country Store and Restaurant, Chicken Run, and Windham Diner.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Thompson House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does The Thompson House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Thompson House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does The Thompson House offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does The Thompson House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is The Thompson House accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.