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From the New York Times to Harpers Bazaar, people are talking about the Great Western Catskills. They are discovering the incredible beauty, the relaxing atmosphere and the friendly people who call this area home. Articles are written all the time about the fantastic places to stay, the delicious food and products being produced here and the incredible culinary and craft beverage experiences that await any visitor.

Find out what the biggest press outlets in the world are saying about the Great Western Catskills.

Love Everything Halloween? Check out These Top Places to Visit This October! in Distractify

September 15, 2020

By Gabrielle Bernardini Are you looking to getaway this fall season and explore what nature has to offer? Do you want to throw on your favorite sweater and see some of the top destinations to ...

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Is This The Most Instagrammable Hotel? in Forbes

August 31, 2020

by Jordi Lippe-McGraw With many 2020 vacations canceled, travelers are looking for any way to feel a sense of escape. Well, one Catskills hotel is taking that idea to a whole new level. The ...

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This Fang-tastic Dracula-Themed Tower Suite Includes Elegant Doorways and Haunting Decor in PopSugar

August 25, 2020

by Chanel Vargas Someone pour me a glass of blood-red wine, because I'm ready to kick back on a velvet chaise lounge in this gothic Dracula motel suite until next Halloween. The vampire-themed ...

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15 Unique Vacation Rentals and Places to Stay in New York in I Love NY

August 17, 2020

by I LOVE NY Staff Craving a getaway with a unique twist? These New York State vacation rentals and places to stay differ from the usual hotel experience with private entrances, remote locations, ...

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Kick Off Your Ruby Slippers — This Wizard of Oz Hotel Room Has a Glittery Emerald Bedspread in PopSugar

August 14, 2020

by Chanel Vargas Someone had better get Miss Dorothy Gale on the phone, because a Wizard of Oz-inspired motel room exists, and we might be dreaming. Inspired by the classic 1939 movie, the ...

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You’ll Fall In Love With This Quiet New York Town That Has More Books Than People in Only in Your State

August 3, 2020

by Lea Monroe Pick any one of New York’s towns out of a hat and you’ll almost always be pleasantly surprised by what you can find in these off-the-grid locations. Away from all of our major ...

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Where To Eat And Drink In The Catskills in The Infatuation

August 1, 2020

by Hannah Albertine The Catskills have changed quite a bit since the days of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Dirty Dancing-style resorts, and anybody trying to put baby in a corner. (There are fewer ...

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Hanford Mills to Reopen with Virus Precautions in The Daily Star

July 29, 2020

By Greg Klein Hanford Mills Museum will reopen to the public for guided tours Wednesday, Aug. 12. Tours of Hanford's water-powered sawmill, gristmill and woodworking shop will be offered ...

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13 Best Airbnbs Within 3 Hours of New York City in Conde Nast Traveler

July 26, 2020

by Madison Flager Of all the wonderful things New York City has to offer—an easily navigable subway system, more art, museums, and music than you know what to do with, endless cuisine ...

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If You Love ‘Hamilton,’ Stay in This Revolutionary War-themed Room in Upstate New York in Travel + Leisure

July 3, 2020

By Andrea Romano The Roxbury at Stratton Falls has an incredible room that history buffs will swoon over. Don’t throw away your shot at a truly unique stay in New York’s Catskill ...

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Food Food Trip: Discover 13 Delicious Multicultural Dishes in Upstate NY in NYup

June 24, 2020

By Chuck D'Imperio Upstate New York is certainly a melting pot if nothing else. And nowhere is that more evident than in the delicious diverse foods found around the region. Here is a “sampler ...

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Catskills Theaters and Museums in Visit The Catskills

November 21, 2019

By The Visit Catskills team As the leaves turn brilliant hues of yellow, orange, and red, and the temperature begins to drop, head to the Catskills for a premiere show, seasonal art workshop, or ...

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Amy Helm to showcase music and Catskill Mountains on gig aboard train in Poughkeepsie Journal

November 13, 2019

By John W. Barry Railroads and rivers, stories and songs, the Catskill Mountains and a whole lot of history, on board and off the train you travel on — I can’t get enough of it all. That’s ...

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Villa Sposa in Atlas Obscura

October 14, 2019

The former home of an eccentric priest now hosts a mysterious secret supper club.   Driving down Route 30 toward Roxbury, New York has many perks—beautiful foliage, rolling hills dotted ...

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This Sweet Catskills Cafe Is the Ideal Comfort Food Restaurant for Leaf Peepers in Eater

October 11, 2019

By Robert Sietsema   It was five short years ago that I started tracking hickster restaurants in the Catskills. Really, they were not too hard to find, occurring with a frequency of one ...

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Taste of the Catskills to celebrate 10th anniversary in The Daily Star

October 10, 2019

By Sarah Eames   The Taste of the Catskills Festival will celebrate 10 years of showcasing local foods, beverages, art and music Saturday and Sunday at the Maple Shade Farm in ...

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Go to the Catskills for Gorgeous Fall Foliage — and Stay for the Wine, Beer, and Spirits in Travel + Leisure

October 9, 2019

By Caitlin Raux Gunther The Catskills haven't exactly been known for a thriving bar scene. While foliage and apple orchards draw plenty of visitors in the fall, the region’s watering holes ...

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The Best Tiny Towns to Visit in New York in Fodor’s Travel

September 28, 2019

By Maggie Rosenberg   Somewhere between the stillness of nature and the abundant expressions of vibrant art, you’ll become enchanted by the villages of the Catskills.   Small ...

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13 of the Best Food and Beverage Trails and Tours in New York State in iLoveNY

September 25, 2019

By  I LOVE NY Staff   New York State is home to celebrated wine regions, the verdant farm-to-table hotbed in the Hudson Valley, and some of the best microbrews, cheeses, and chocolates ...

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Hot spots to see fall foliage in the Hudson Valley and Pennsylvania in Newsday

September 7, 2019

By Marshall S. Berdan For many fall foliage enthusiasts, leaf peeping is primarily a movable feast. That is to say, you hop in your car, proceed to a particularly colorful destination, and then ...

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Bovina Barns, Studios to Open Doors to Public in the Daily Star

August 22, 2019

By Daily Star Staff   Members of the public are invited to tour the workspaces of artists in Bovina and Andes on Saturday for the 8th annual Open Barn and Studio Tour. “It’s a mix ...

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Dirt Road Camp offers unique outdoor experience in the Daily Star

August 16, 2019

By Allison Collins   Avid campers Brad Lockwood and Laura LaSpaluto, 48 and 37, met doing what they love but decided to take camping in a different direction — all the way off the beaten ...

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A Stay at This 19th-century Catskills Mansion Brings Out Your Inner Child in the Best Ways in Travel + Leisure

August 11, 2019

By Talia Avakian   A stay at this space is all about imagination and play.   Part of why I love traveling is the lessons you bring back with you after a journey, from the ...

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Thomas the Tank Engine makes annual Catskills visit in the Daily Star

August 11, 2019

By Sarah Eames For two weekends each year, the historic Delaware & Ulster Railroad station transforms into the Knapford Railway Station, home of Thomas the Tank Engine and his ...

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Catskill Puppet Theater Brings THE WILLOW GIRL to FSC in Broadway World

August 1, 2019

By Broadway World news desk. Photo courtesy of Catskill Puppet Theater   This piece tells the story of a young Chinese girl who immigrates to the American frontier, and finds herself in a ...

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When You’re Tired of the City, Escape to the Catskills in Food52

July 30, 2019

By Rebecca Firkser   In the past few years, the sleepier areas of upstate New York have become home to some of the most exciting artists, musicians, chefs, and makers. Drive two hours ...

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Awesome hotel Roxbury Motel in Great Western Catskills

A Night at the Roxbury: Themed Catskills motel will take you out of this world on NYup.com

July 14, 2019

By Ngoc Huynh   There is a place nestled among the picturesque Catskill Mountains that can turn your fantasy into reality.   It's the themed Roxbury Motel, where each room or suite ...

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11 of the Best Glamping Experiences in New York State in iLoveNY

June 20, 2019

By I LOVE NY staff Glamping takes one of life’s simple pleasures—sleeping in the great outdoors—and elevates it with creature comforts and modern conveniences. There’s no tent to set up, ...

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Awesome hotel Roxbury Motel in Great Western Catskills

17 of the Best Affordable Hotels in the US by TODAY

May 9, 2019

By Katie Jackson When the first Motel 6 opened its doors in 1962, rooms were only $6 per night. These days it seems like it's difficult to find quality rooms for under $75, but it's not ...

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Historic Railroad in the Great Western Catskills

8 Things to Do In and Around the Catskill This Summer by Newsday

April 16, 2019

By Marshall S. Berdan Two truly epic events in American history occurred 50 years ago this summer: the moon landing in July and the Woodstock Festival — “3 Days of Peace and Music” in ...

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Is the Hudson Valley (and Catskills) Turning Into the Hamptons? by The New York Times

April 12, 2019

By Julie Satow Developers have discovered the once-sleepy Catskills and are building million-dollar homes there. And now there’s a bus service modeled after the Hampton Jitney. For Amelia ...

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‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ shot Season 2 scenes in the Catskills by Time Union

December 12, 2018

By Emily Masters Amazon's Emmy-award-winning show about a 1950s New York City comedienne will take an upstate turn in its second season, which is due out next week. "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" ...

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The Catskills-Best in Travel 2019 from Lonely Planet

November 6, 2018

It's a whole big world out there so we were delighted to find that The Catskills region has been included in the Best in Travel 2019, Top Ten Regions to visit by Lonely Planet. The Catskills ...

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13 Catskills and Hudson Valley Restaurants Worth the Detour 13 Catskills and Hudson Valley Restaurants Worth the Detour by Food & Wine

October 29, 2018

By Zachary Feldman Idyllic and easily accessible for nature-starved New Yorkers and scores of other tourists, the Catskills and the Hudson Valley are home to a bounty of exceptional ...

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Gary Graham Relaunches From a Room of His Own in Upstate New York by Vogue Magazine

October 24, 2018

By  LAIRD BORRELLI-PERSSON for Vogue Magazine. Gary Graham is a history-loving designer storyteller with a Gothic streak, and his work, which is included in several museum collections, often has a ...

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On The Road…To The Catskill Mountains in Happenings Magazine

October 1, 2018

By the Happenings team Delaware & Ulster Railroad Is there any better way to view the landscape than by train? Most fall weekends, the Rip Van Winkle Flyer takes passengers on a two-hour ...

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Catskill’s Newest Hickster Restaurant Goldenrod Is a Seasonal Triumph by Eater

August 17, 2018

Crusty rye sourdough and salad with freshly picked cucumber make the Pines alum restaurant worth trying By Robert Sietsema  Every summer, a friend and I drive up to the Catskills to scour the ...

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TheLIST: The Best Last-Minute Weekend Getaways From NYC from Harpers Bazaar

June 28, 2018

By NATASHA HUANG SMITH  JUN 23, 2018   New Yorkers know how to work hard and play hard–and when the weekends hit, it's time to relax and unwind. With Summer Fridays upon us, you’ve ...

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Eat & Stay: Foodie Getaways in Delaware County, NY by Escape Brooklyn

May 8, 2018

Two hours from New York City, farmland is abundant in the Western Catskills, where rolling hills meet lush valleys to create ideal conditions for growing produce and raising animals. ...

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17 of the Most Retro Hotels in America by Readers Digest

May 7, 2018

BY KELSEY OGLETREE From tie-dye and tiki to vintage signs and record players, retro details are making modern hotels feel totally fresh. Check out these destinations that capture ...

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A Tiny New York Town With Not One, But 5 Indie Bookstores from Atlas Obscura

January 9, 2018

The village of Hobart, home to fewer than 500 people, serves as a modest reminder that books can change people and places.   By Daniel A Gross The village of Hobart, New York, is ...

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11 Reasons to Drive to the Catskills by Zagat

November 20, 2017

BUCOLIC BED-AND-BREAKFASTS AND FARM-TO-TABLE DINING by Juliet Izon There’s no real consensus on where the Catskill Mountains begin and end; drive northwest of New York City until you see a ...

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Your Guide to Hobart Book Village, a Bookworm’s Dream in the Catskills by Brownstoner

June 6, 2016

By Linda Lowen   Sure, Brooklyn’s got a thriving literary scene, but does it have six — count ’em, six — independent booksellers all within a block of one another? In Hobart, ...

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A Guide to Delaware County’s Thriving Craft Culture from the New York Times

December 15, 2015

By Mimi Vu On a rainy evening last month in the town of Andes, N.Y., a number of farmers and artisans convened for a harvest dinner. The venue was an 1850s Carpenter Gothic building that had, at ...

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