I was visiting my family in the US for Thanksgiving with my 17-month old daughter and needed a little time for R & R in-between. I searched the internet for days for a quiet place Upstate NY, no more than 2 hours away from the city, that provided relaxation for me and yet enough to entertain a toddler. I was beginning to think that such a place didn't exist - especially in winter - when I ran across The Kaaterskill. Every review I read online was positive so I booked and what a great decision it was! We stayed in "The Church" and it was a terrific room with a modern cabin and homey feeling. The fireplace and the view of the mountains and creek were amazing. I'm not a big breakfast eater so the instant oats and coffee were sufficient and I drove to Hudson the first day and stocked up on enough food, snacks and the recommended wine :-) for the 3 days we were there.
For my daughter, it was perfect. She had so much fun visiting the ducks, hens, turkeys, rabbits, Apple - the pig, goats, sheep and horses every morning. We also walked a little in the woods before it rained and everything got too soggy. For the rainy days though, there was plenty of DVDs and childrens' books to keep her busy. Debbie and her family were always on hand to answer questions or make suggestions. She even gave my daughter a little tour of the animal stalls the first day.
If what you're looking for is relaxation and peace and quiet, you can't go wrong with this place. It's great with or without kids. Free WLAN and long-distance also available. For extra quiet, stay during the week. We were the only guests for the 3 nights and it was simply wonderful!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A quiet and magical farm estate at the foot of the Catskills. 6 luxurious suites each include stone fireplace, jacuzzi and panoramic mountain views. Wander the private 32 acre grounds surrounded by the Kaaterskiill Creek with pond, stables, barn and skatehouse and see the wildlife and farm animals. Close to Hunter, Saugerties, Woodstock, Catskill and Hudson. Wireless internet and optional meal service available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Kaaterskill Hotel Catskill