When you're ready to leave town for a weekend getaway, the Catskills are there for you.
But you shouldn't just show up without a destination in mind, lest you get lost in a cornucopia of organic farms, cheese shops and hiking trails.
So point your GPS to Callicoon Hills. The property dates back to 1905, but don't worry—it's changed a lot since then. And this latest update includes 11 new A-frame cabins, remote saunas and other reasons to visit.
Callicoon Hills is located on 23 acres and has 73 total rooms. The non-cabins are spread among the main boarding house and pool house, while the cabins are nestled on a forested ridge overlooking the forested grounds. The cabins are outfitted with a bed, side tables, lamps and lounge chairs, and enough room for you and one person you enjoy spending time with. One wall is entirely glass, so you don't have to go far for views. A nearby bathhouse has private bathrooms and individual rain showers.
There's also a pool, patios with fire pits and Adirondack chairs, covered porches with rocking chairs, a pond and a creek. So there's a lot to look at that will lower your blood pressure. You can also avail yourself of the new gym, which has indoor and outdoor fitness facilities and is equipped with yoga mats, treadmills, Peloton bikes, weights and more. The yoga deck sports sweeping views of the property, with classes or private sessions available for booking.
About those saunas. They're nestled high into the hills and are surrounded by nature, hence they're the perfect sanctuary for relaxation, detoxification and rejuvenation. Everyone can use some of that.
Conover Club is the full-service restaurant and bar that serves seasonal dishes, local beers and cocktails, and Rise and Shine is where you'll find coffee, breakfast foods and snacks. If you want a nightcap, head out to the terrace, post up around a fire pit, and pair your drink with s’mores. Then you can look gravely into your glass and say things like, "I'm getting notes of toasted marshmallow on this one."
People love that sort of thing.