FANTASIZING ABOUT THE PERFECT WINTER SKI WEEKEND? THE CATSKILLS HAVE YOU COVERED.
From the exhilaration of skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing to the tranquil quiet of snowshoeing or relaxing at a cozy lodge, the Catskill Mountains have everything you need for the perfect winter weekend getaway.
With four mountains and many activities, your itinerary possibilities are nearly endless. And the best part? All of the following businesses are LOCATED WITHIN ROUGHLY 30 MINUTES OF ONE ANOTHER, so feel free to mix and match for a full Catskills weekend experience.
BELLEAYRE MOUNTAIN SKI CENTER
Choose one of several Ski & Stay Packages at Belleayre Mountain. Try the SKI3 Season Passes for direct-to-lift options during every day of the snow season. They’re valid at Belleayre, Gore, and Whiteface Mountains. Not sure what you want? Try the SKI3 Snow Sampler. Planning to frequent the slopes? The SKI3 Frequent Skier Card offers free days and discounts. Experience on-mountain dining and rustic, unique, and contemporary lodging at bed-and-breakfasts, hotels, and motels nearby.
181 Galli Curci Road, Highmount;
845-254-5600 or 800-942-6904;
Belleayre View is a magnificent, year-round retreat in the Catskill Mountains. It’s perfectly situated and outfitted for winter escapes. Located on six acres overlooking Belleayre Mountain and the ski slopes, this tastefully furnished, three-bedroom/threebathroom log home has a beautiful mountain setting with spectacular panoramic views from the wraparound deck. It includes a hot tub, fire pit, fireplace, and chef’s kitchen. This lodging is available for vacation rental by Red Cottage Inc.
Office: 7991 Route 55, Grahamsville;
EMERSON RESORT & SPA
Find your inspiration at the Emerson Resort & Spa. Inspired by poet Ralph Waldo Emerson’s love for the human connection with nature, this state park is just two hours from New York City and features the world’s largest kaleidoscope. Try a Weekend Ski, Spa, & Stay package. Partnering with Belleayre Mountain, this weekend package includes a $100 spa voucher and a $30 discount ski voucher per person per day. Take an extra day on the slopes with a Midweek Ski, Spa, & Stay package that has all the benefits of the weekend package plus a third night free.
5340 Route 28, Mount Tremper;
Add some rock-and-roll history to your trip by staying at Hotel Dylan, located in famous Woodstock. Each room is named after one of the rock-and-roll greats associated with Woodstock Nation, with iconic artwork by Elliott Landy and Micahel De Feo. Ask about discounted lift tickets available for each day of your stay.
320 Maverick Road, Woodstock;
Get the real flavor of farm-fresh ingredients in a rustic setting at the Peekamoose Restaurant and Tap Room. Specialties include House-made Rigatoni with Braised Grass-Fed Beef, Pan-Seared Beaverkill Hatchery Rainbow Trout, Wood-Grilled Sirloin Steak, and a Catskill Farmers’ Vegetable & Grain Plate. Although menus change with the season, on-premise events with parties of up to 16 guests can choose from a three-course, pre-fixed menu featuring a variety of signature dishes. Gift certificates are available.
8373 Route 28, Big Indian;
Pizza, fresh ingredients, wood-fired ovens, homemade breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desserts—it all adds up to Brio’s Restaurant and Pizzeria. Treat yourself to a breakfast special of Mandarin Orange Pecan Crunch French Toast with Pineapple Whipped Cream, or try Mike’s Meatloaf Sandwich for lunch. There’s also Grilled Teriyaki Flank Steak and custom cakes, cheesecakes, and pies…not to mention the pizza!
68 Main Street, Phoenicia;
SPORTSMAN’S ALAMO CANTINA
In the mood for authentic Mexican cuisine? You’ll find it at The Sportsman’s Alamo Cantina. Start off with a wild hibiscus cocktail and a cheese chile relleno appetizer. Warm up with traditional Oaxacan-style taco, beef, chorizo, pork, or chicken. At the Alamo, you can also order off the Brio’s Pizzeria and Restaurant menu next door. Local beer includes the Catskill Brewery’s Devil’s Path, IPA, and Ball of Lightning Pilsner on tap.
70 Main Street, Phoenicia;
THE PHOENICIAN STEAKHOUSE
For a sit-down meal that’s more than just a burger, try The Phoenician Steakhouse. Enjoy porterhouse, filet mignon, grass-fed spiced rib eye, a clam bar, appetizers, soups and salads, steaks, chops, fish, fowl, pasta, vegetarian dishes, desserts, port, sherry, dessert martinis, hot cocktails, and more. Every Sunday is Seafood Night, with special prices on raw oysters, mussels, steamed clams, raw clams, salmon, a broiled seafood platter, baked and stuffed lobster, shrimp cocktail, and more.
10 Main Street, Phoenicia;
SWEET SUE’S RESTAURANT
Sweet Sue’s Restaurant is back in action! After a short hiatus, Sue’s has reopened with a new look and the same fresh, homemade food that has delighted locals for years. A long-time area favorite, Sue’s serves up the best in breakfast. If it’s sweet you’re craving, be sure to try the much-raved-about pancakes. Touted as the best breakfast joint in the Catskills, you’ll definitely want to plan a visit to Sue’s during your stay.
49 Main Street, Phoenicia;
Cozy up to a fireplace at Tavern 214 after a long day of skiing. Taste the Catskill Mountain lifestyle by experiencing a farm-to-table seasonal menu. Choose from a variety of local New York drafts. Also try a grass-fed beef Tavern Burger or a Grilled Steakhouse Flatbread. Ask about the Hudson Valley Smoked Duck Breast Quesadilla, Local Rainbow Trout Tacos, and the Pan-Seared Shaver Family Local Rainbow Trout.
76 Route 214, Phoenicia;
TENDER LAND HOME
There’s no place like Tender Land Home to add a touch of the Catskills to gifts for your friends and family. Sophisticated, contemporary, and rustic goods include pillows, window treatments, rugs, vintage fabrics, and housewares to warm any home. Fine art features local jewelry, pottery, and photography.
64 Main Street, Phoenicia;
THE NEST EGG COUNTRY STORE
For relaxed shopping and mountain hospitality, stop at The Nest Egg for homemade fudge from the Phoenicia Fudge Factory. It’s worth the trip for seasonal favorite flavors like pumpkin pie, chocolate-cherry walnut, and candy cane, along with year-round favorites like cappuccino and red velvet. New fudge creations are based on customer feedback. Also treat yourself to ski socks, mittens, gloves, boots, Blue Bird soaps and candles, Catskill Mountain souvenirs, puzzles, crafts for the kids, and warm Minnetonka moccasins.
84 Main Street, Phoenicia;
845-688-5851 or 845-688-7705;
SKI HUNTER MOUNTAIN
Hunter Mountain is the closest big mountain experience to New York City, located only 2.5 hours from the New York Metro area. With skiing and riding for all abilities across 58 trails, Hunter Mountain is home to expansive learning terrain, fun cruisers for intermediates, and steeps and bumps for experts. Turn your ski day into a stay at the on-site Kaatskill Mountain Club Hotel, featuring ski-in/ski-out rooms, a full service spa, and Van Winkle’s Restaurant. For an extra side of fun, slide down New York State’s largest snow tubing park or zip-line the highest and longest canopy tour in the country—all at Hunter Mountain! With options for everyone, Hunter Mountain is a premier ski resort for making memories this winter season!
64 Klein Avenue, Hunter;
518-263-4223 or 800-486-8376;
HUNTER MOUNTAIN BREWERY
Now under new management, Hunter Mountain Brewery had its grand opening in October and is ready to celebrate winter. Take in the mountain views as you warm up by the fireplace. Enjoy Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4 to 7pm, free Wi-Fi, and a dog-friendly outdoor deck. Experience handcrafted brews, guest taps, unique cocktails, and classic comfort food in a relaxed, inviting atmosphere.
7267 Route 23A, Hunter;
HUDSON-CHATHAM WINERY TANNERSVILLE & VINTNER’S CAFÉ
Visit the new retail store for Hudson-Chatham’s award-winning wine. The winery has been using grapes grown in Greene County since its inception, and it specializes in small, handmade batches. It’s also dedicated to preserving the richness of Hudson River Valley agriculture, literature, art, history, and many other attractions that make the valley a special region. In addition to handcrafted wines, the winery features Hudson Valley cheeses and a line of local artisanal farm products.
6036 Main Street, Tannersville;
LAST CHANCE ANTIQUES & CHEESE CAFÉ
Last Chance Antiques & Cheese Café boasts hundreds of different beer and cheese choices—both local and international. Sit back and relax with comfort food for lunch and dinner with a kids’ menu, two rooms for private parties, cheese and deli gourmet platters to-go, catering, live music, and a gourmet shop.
6009 Main Street, Tannersville;
MAMA’S BOY BURGERS
At Mama’s Boy Burgers, the emphasis is on local, fresh food. Mama’s Boy is a unique farm-to-table burger joint serving grass-fed, grain-finished, black Angus beef from JJF Farms. Farmer John delivers the beef himself from a farm less than five miles from the restaurant. Mama’s Boy’s seasonal vegetables come from Story Farms in Palenville, and their premium hard ice cream comes from Kingston-based Jane’s Ice Cream. Their onion rings and french fries, as well as their specialty sauces, are all made in-house. The interior of the resturant is bright and charming with a mid-century diner ambiance. Sit outside at one of their many picnic tables; it’s a great spot to chow down after a hike with your dog. Located at the only traffic light in Tannersville, Mama’s Boy is easy to find.
6067 Main Street, Tannersville;
An independent pharmacy with a unique holistic approach, Ed and Patty Ullmann, owners of Wellness Rx, have left behind the corporate chain pharmacy approach to create a new pharmacy model. Experience natural and alternative health remedies, holistic health methods, patient education, community workshops, and massage therapy in an environment that feels like home.
5980 Main Street, Tannersville;
CATSKILL MOUNTAIN COUNTRY STORE & RESTAURANT
Feeling browsy? Looking for breakfast all day? Trying to get your kids interested in reading? Catskill Mountain Country Store & Restaurant has it all, plus overflowing candy bins, handmade fudge, freshly baked pies, breads, homemade jams, and jellies. Taste Catskill recipes handed down from generation to generation. Visit when it’s time to make the donuts! Hamburgers, Philadelphia cheese steaks, and nachos top the lunch menu. Kids can play in the toy room and shooting gallery.
6014 Main Street, Tannersville;
This family-owned ski resort offers Catskill Mountain charm with unique opportunities. During the week, you can rent the entire mountain for you and your group and extend your stay to the weekend. For the early winter months, ask about glamping—the new glamorous camping option. Choose from skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing on big mountain terrain with 38 trails. Capture the romance of the mountain and meet owners Danielle and Laszlo Vajtay. They met on the mountain, which they now call their own.
469 Plattekill Mountain Road, Roxbury;
HANAH MOUNTAIN RESORT
After hitting the slopes, take a dip in the Hanah Mountain Resort & Country Club indoor heated pool—or try the outdoor hot tub. Slip into the Jacuzzi and relax in the sauna. Both comfortable and luxurious, the guest lodge features 29 rooms with a variety of styles and sizes from standard, to superior, to executive, and a spacious log home for groups of six or more.
576 W. Hubbell Hill Road, Margaretville;
845-586-3104 or 800-752-6494;
The winter packages at the Roxbury Motel combine ski vouchers with relaxation in this one of a kind, colorful, contemporary Catskill lodge. Bring a friend for the Two-Fer-Two Winter Ski Weekend package. Two top-shelf cocktails await you in the Public Lounge as you start your weekend stay. Use your spa passes in the Shimmer Spa and a voucher for a lift ticket on Saturday. The Wild Winter Factor Weekend package starts your stay with a floral bouquet, gourmet cheese platter, canister of white chocolate hot cocoa, snowy champagne on ice, spa passes, and dinner at the Peekamoose Restaurant, plus discounts for either Belleayre or Plattekill Mountains. With unique room and suite names such as Fred’s Lair, Samantha’s Cloud and The Shagadellic, and out of this world decor, your stay is sure to be a memorable one.
2258 County Highway 41, Roxbury;
CHEESE BARREL CAFÉ & GOURMET SHOP
The Cheese Barrel Café & Gourmet Shop on the corner of Main and Bridge Street in Margaretville serves breakfast, sandwiches, bagels, croissants, and muffins all day. Also find hot and cold homemade soups, salad platters, sandwiches, daily lunch specials to warm you on cold winter days, and an espresso bar to keep you going. It’s open seven days a week, with free Wi-Fi!
798 Main Street, Margaretville;
BRUSHLAND EATING HOUSE
Just a stone’s throw from the bustle of the Hudson Valley lies a modern-day mom-and-pop restaurant built on the idea that we all need a third place. After work is done and home is tended to, there should be a lively, delicious eatery where friends and family gather. Nestled among bucolic farmland in the heart of Bovina Center, Brushland Eating House offers year-round nosh as well as accommodations upstairs, which boast views of distant hills and rolling meadows—a peek into a peaceful, rural life. Welcoming patrons and overnight guests year-round, Brushland serves comforting classics and simple staples like pork schnitzel, hand-rolled pasta, a one-flip burger, and roasted veggies alongside a thoughtful wine, beer, and cider list.
1927 County Highway 6, Bovina Center;
PUBLIC RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
Treat yourself to a satisfying meal. Choose from appetizer favorites like Panko Shrimp, Crab Margarita, and Ahi Tuna. Hearty main course delights include NY Strip Steak, BBQ Ribs, or Cod Amondine. Ask about the homemade desserts or dig into a NY-Style Cheese Cake. Thin crust pizzas, quesadillas, burgers, and paninis top the tavern menu.
2318 County Highway 41, Roxbury;
UNION GROVE DISTILLERY
Add a tour and tasting afternoon or evening to your weekend with a visit to Union Grove Distillery. Learn firsthand how this very special Vly Creek Vodka is made with ingredients from the Catskill Mountains. Relax in the cocktail lounge, or by the wood fired fireplace while you sip on a maple apple pie cocktail served warm.
43311 State Highway 28, Arkville;
WINDHAM MOUNTAIN RESORT
With 285 skiable acres, 54 trails over two peaks, six terrain parks, 12 lifts, a variety of lodging options, a spa, and an adventure park, Windham Mountain Resort has a lot to offer. Lodging choices range from the cozy comfort of the Winwood Inn to on-mountain condominiums and private homes. Buy lift tickets online for the best deals, or pick up a Wyndham 1 Card for pay-as-you-go convenience to use at the lifts, retail outlets, services, and restaurants. Or, choose the Gravity Card, another direct-to-lift option that gives you $25 off a midweek lift ticket and $15 off a weekend holiday lift ticket. Relax and make a reservation at the resort’s Alpine Spa, and treat yourself to a massage, a facial, body treatments, and yoga. Bring family and friends to the Windham Mountain Resort Adventure Park for a fun day and night with ice skating, six lanes of snow tubing, two zip lines, kids snowmobiles, and a warm lodge. There’s even cross country skiing and snowshoeing!
19 Resort Drive, Windham;
HULL-O FARMS FAMILY FARM STAY VACATIONS
Make your winter ski vacation a memorable one with this cozy exploration into life on a farm, only 15 minutes from Windham Mountain. Gather the family around the campfire for scrumptious s’mores, build a snowman, and feed the farm animals. Get in touch with nature by feeding calves, goats, sheep, bunnies, chickens, and red deer. Enjoy snowshoeing and sledding on this 300-acre farm. It’s close to local fine and family dining, too. Or, make your family’s favorite winter recipes in an eat-in kitchen provided at your own private guest house with deluxe accommodations. Upon arrival, you will receive a take-home gift basket with the Hull-O Farms’ famous Farmer’s Wife Buttermilk Pancake Mix and local maple syrup, local jam, specialty teas, and honey sticks. You’ll also receive Mrs. Sherry’s recipe for Apple Crisp, farm-fresh eggs, and your choice of bacon or sausage. Hull-O Farms has been a family-owned working farm for seven generations.
10 Cochrane Road, Durham;
WINWOOD INN & CONDOMINIUMS
Modern Catskills coziness and spectacular views of the mountains! Reserve a comfortable room, spacious suite or on-site condo with complimentary shuttle service to and from Windham Mountain. Group rates are available and amenities include a spacious fitness center, a game room for kids, and even a movie theater.
ALPINE SPA AT WINDHAM MOUNTAIN RESEORT
An Alpine indulgence awaits you. Experience a serene atmosphere located slope-side and just steps away from Windham Mountain Resort’s base lodge. Relax in the quiet steam room or sauna before treating yourself to a massage, facial, body treatment, or yoga class. Call for reservations.
11 Resort Drive, Windham;
ZE WINDHAM WINE BAR
Ze Windham Wine Bar offers a diverse selection of wines by the glass or bottle from all over the world, a unique list of imported and domestic beer, cheese, charcuterie, a tapas-style menu, dessert, specialty coffee, tea, and more. Eat, sip, and socialize in an inviting and eclectic atmosphere in the heart of Windham. Pick up a coffee table book amidst the Scandinavian decor and enjoy a bit of European flair in a nearly 200-year-old historic house. The wine bar prides itself in buying local and organic whenever possible to support the beautiful Catskills.
5369 Main Street, Windham;
ROCK’N MEXICANA AT THE WINWOOD INN
The Rock’n Mexicana Cantina & Grill will add flavor to your weekend. Lounging around the outdoor fire pit is a favorite après activity. Venture inside to find signature margaritas, original cocktails, a great beer selection, weekly specials, a family-friendly atmosphere, and creative cuisine.
5220 Route 23, Windham;
CATSKILL MOUNTAIN COUNTRY STORE
If you’re looking to do a bit of shopping while in Windham, be sure to check out the original Catskill Mountain Country Store & Restaurant. With everything from all day breakfast and top notch lunch items to overflowing candy bins, hand-made fudge, freshly baked pies, breads, homemade jams, and jellies and more, this store truly has it all. Taste Catskill recipes handed down from generation to generation. Kids can play in the toy room and shooting gallery and will have a blast at the Looking Zoo, which includes chickens, turkeys, pigs, minnie horses, sheep, goats, and bunnies.
5510 Route 23, Windham;
GEAR AND LESSONS
Check out Potter Brothers for daily ski and snowboard rentals at $36 per day, plus lift tickets to all the Catskill Mountain ski areas discounted up to 60-percent off.
57 City View Terrace, Kingston;
Kenco has discounts on cross-country ski and snowboard kits, complete with polls, boots, and bags. Snowshoe beginner kits with polls are also available at a discount. Igloo makers, battery-powered heated gloves, and Hammerhead sleds will be ready and waiting for winter weather enthusiasts.
1000 Hurley Mountain Road, Kingston;
WINDHAM MOUNTAIN SNOW SPORTS SCHOOL
Offering ski and snowboard programs that cater to all ages and skill levels. Beginners rejoice! There has never been a better time to learn how to ski. Discover a lifetime of winter fun with the OWN IT! program, a complete learn-to package including free skis! This is a chance to own new gear, learn to ski, and feel like you own the mountain. The 3-day first-time skier program for adults and young adults includes a lesson, rental equipment and a lift ticket. Prior to completing the third lesson, receive brand new Rossignol skis with bindings!
19 Resort Drive, Windham;
Aside from the above, if you find yourself in need of rental gear for the weekend, or could benefit from a lesson or two, fret not, as all four mountains offer equipment rentals and lessons for all ages and levels of experience.