I grew up around the Catskill mountains and it's been a long time since I've been back. I went back up in the Summer of 2012 to visit some old friends and wanted to see what it's like from a visitors P.O.V., so we decided we'd stay in a motel rather than at a buddy's house.
I went up with 3 people and we planned on spending a few days showing them where I grew up, go swimming in a creek and the motel pool, and then spend time in the peaceful enviroment -- now that I live in a city-like atmosphere.
First off, the owner wasn't the nicest person. She didn't make it her job to be rude, but I felt she could have been a little kinder. Maybe it was because my friends and I were young. At one point she even threatened to call the cops on a little incident that was easily squashed.
Aside from that, the days we stood up there were constantly ruined by the rain. The only nice day was the day we decided to leave which still wasn't even sunny. The rooms were nice and clean but the water was kind of slimy in the shower. I wasn't sure if it was always like that when I grew up there but I didn't let it bother me as we had plenty of water bottles to use to brush our teeth, etc.
The area around the motel wasn't too messy. Some things were left hanging around but for the most part, things like cutting the lawn and decorating were up to date. Behind the motels was a small fireplace and further than that were some train tracks. Before the sun set, I went for a walk on the tracks with my buddy as we collected some wood. We seen a few deer and it definitely reminded me of home, it was nice. We had trouble starting the fire due to everything being wet from the previous days, but we got it after a while.
Off to the right of the rooms is a small little game room. They have two arcade games as well as a Foosball table and a small microwave. The motor court is located about 10 minutes from the Walmart in Catskill which is huge, and about another 10 minutes (the other way) from the town of Cairo, which is where I grew up.
All in all, the vacation was ruined due to the weather. The Catskill Motor Court was an average place. Nothing really stood it to call it anything better than average. I feel it's better suited for people who need somewhere to stay for the night after traveling a long way. If you plan on taking out your family and friends away to the mountains, I'd recommend a resort. I remember as a kid, one winter my family went up to Winter Clove in Round Top, that was always a nice place.
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