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Escape to this Luxury Winter Wonderland

The Catskill Mountains offer a picturesque setting for a cozy winter weekend getaway. Whether you’re seeking outdoor adventures or want to explore quaint towns, the Catskills have it all. The region is dotted with newly opened charming lodges and restaurants for a mountain retreat filled with s’mores and hot toddies. Here are four hotels that are worth the trip.


Wylder – Windham, New York

The Wylder opened over a year ago after beautifully renovating and reviving an iconic Windham hotel. With 110 modern suites, this resort is perfect for a ski trip with friends. Whether you prefer separate rooms or renting one of their rustic farmhouses. The property offers amenities including a heated pool, a wood-fired sauna, a communal campfire and an on-site restaurant and bar. There is also an ever-changing variety of curated experiences and events, like a cocktail-making class or morning yoga.


Hotel Lilien – Tannersville, New York

Hotel Lilien is an 18-room boutique hotel rich in history and charming character. Originally it was the Washington Irving Hotel built by the Lilienthal family. Now the restored building exudes old-world charm with magnificent stained-glass windows and wood details throughout – each room is uniquely designed. The hotel radiates an inviting ambiance and you can easily spend hours relaxing at the bar or sitting fireside. If you prefer adventure, guests can use the on-hand sleds and snowshoes to explore the nearby trails.


Eastwind – Windham, New York

Choose your adventure at the Eastwind in Windham. It’s a boutique hotel with a variety of stylish rooms and luxurious suites – including lushnas, which are Scandinavian-inspired glamping cabins. The hotel and property are overflowing with hygge vibes. From the wood-fired hot tubs and an on-site sauna to the inviting fireplace and cozy bar and lounge. Get a taste of Nordic-inspired cuisine at the on-property restaurant or post up at the bar all night.


Union + Post – Windham, New York

The newly opened Union + Post is a 12-room micro-hotel that features comfortable rooms and suites that showcase local art and craftsmanship. The hotel is both kid and dog-friendly, with connecting rooms for families and a welcome treat package for furry friends. Meanwhile, the on-site restaurant serves new American fare and boasts two fireplaces and a view from the wraparound windows. If you’re hunkering down for the night, try their room service and relax.