Gil and Maryann are fantastic hosts - accommodating, welcoming, smart, generous - and generally unobtrusive, which I care about a lot. This place has it all - Jacuzzi tubs and gas fireplaces (in most rooms, I think, but check - it made the winter trip!), beautiful interior and property, a daily choice of gourmet breakfasts, roaring fires in the public areas, a pool table, games, etc etc. On top of all this, they offer cocktails and (substantial) snacks around 530pm, and port and dessert around 9. We got lucky with our group (there were 8 guests), but even if we hadn't, the rooms are lovely oases if the group hangs are not your thing. Beds are tempurpedic, jacuzzi tub (we were in West room) fits one, rooms are nicely furnished. There are also 2 (nonallergenic) bonus bunnies who visit the common rooms on occasion, whom I enjoyed harassing. Close to some great hiking (North and South Mountains) and 10 minutes from Hudson.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Post Cottage is a shingle style Bed and Breakfast designed by E. G. W. Dietrich around the turn of the century. We are located next door to the historic Thomas Cole House and two miles from Olana, Frederick Church's famed moorish mansion. Outdoor activities include tennis on our private court, hiking to the Kaaterskill Falls, visiting North South Lake and the Catskill Mountain House overlook, as well as exploring the Catskill Mountain trails. Enjoy nearby skiing at Hunter and Wyndham, Hudson River boating and kayaking. Both Catskill and nearby Hudson offer antique shops, coffee wine bars, and gourmet restaurants. Catskill hosts its own brewery and there are several local wineries. We offer large rooms with king beds, fireplaces, andJacuzzis tubs. There are spacious common areas. We serve generous gourmet breakfasts, and port wine in the evening. Stay with us! ... more less