Cozy Catskills Winter

The Mountains truly come to life once the snow has fallen in the Great Western Catskills. And even when there isn’t much natural snowfall, the ski mountains have snow making on full blast! With skiing and riding in full swing and the crisp winter chill in the air, we can’t help but compile a list of cozy après ski stops worth the visit whether you hit the slopes or not.

For a cozy, log cabin stay, the Secret Catskill Cabin in Roxbury, NY, is a great place to curl up with a book or stretch your toes toward one of the two stone fireplaces. Located 3 minutes from the town of Roxbury and 8 miles away from Plattekill Mountain, this woodsy stay is the perfect winter retreat. 

Explore other comfortable, cozy stays in the Great Western Catskills:

Arts Inn
(845) 254-3272
923 Main Street
Fleischmanns, NY 12430

Table on Ten Earth House
South Kortright, NY

The Delaware House
(845) 676-6252
227 Delaware Ave
Andes, NY 13731

The Red Rose Motel
(607) 290-4333
21677 County Highway 17
Roscoe, NY 12776

Wayside Cider offers the perfect après ski setting in Andes, NY. Close to Plattekill Mountain and Belleayre Mountain, make your way to the charming old farming town for a cozy unwind after a day on the slopes. Grab some of the most heartwarming mac ‘n cheese and sit by the roaring outdoor fire. Sip on some of their apple ciders made with heritage apples while warming your spirit in a cozy atmosphere. 

Other places to drink or dine with fireplaces or a cozy atmosphere are:

Union Grove Distillery
(607) 287-0208
43311 State Highway 28
Arkville, NY 12406

Trattoria Locale
(845) 464-5305
42287 State Highway 28
Margaretville, NY 12455

The Andes Hotel
(845) 676-4408
110 Main Street
Andes, NY 13731

Brushland Eating House
(607) 832-4861
1927 County Highway 6
Bovina Center, NY 13740

Blue Bee Cafe
(607) 746-8060
114 Main Street
Delhi, NY 13753

The Hidden Inn
(607) 715-0200
10860 County Highway 18
South Kortright, NY 13842

The Old Mill
(607) 326-6090
2318 County Highway 41
Roxbury, NY 12474

The Fierce Grizzly
(845) 901-2351
53530 State Highway 30
Roxbury, NY 12474

The Rainbow Lodge
(607) 865-7534
440 Rainbow Lodge Road
Walton, NY 13856

Margaretville is a great stop for après ski shopping. If you are staying in town for a few days, Home Goods of Margaretville is a great place to grab local groceries and quality gifts and goods. Species by the Thousands, just a few doors down from Home Goods, sells locally made incense, candles, and jewelry with a calming feel. 

Other great places to shop warm and inviting items and cozy essentials include:

First Bloom Corner Store
(607) 715-0041
52030 State Highway 10
Bloomville, NY

Kaybirds Shop
(607) 637-2962
125 Wheeler Street
Hancock, NY 13783

Tay Tea
(607) 746-6086
159 Main Street
Delhi, NY 13753

The Stone House Shop
(917) 224 6718
92 Main Street
Delhi, NY 13753

Yolo Mercantile
91 Townsend Street
Walton, NY 13856


STAY photo courtesy of the Secret Catskill Cabin
DRINK + DINE photo courtesy of Wayside Cider
SHOP photo of Species by the Thousands