This Upstate Gem is Worth the Trip

Photographs: Michael Carnevale, courtesy of Wylder Windham

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to explore the Catskills, this revamped resort is the perfect place to start. Perfect for a spring (or summer or fall or winter) weekend getaway, Wylder Windham spans multiple buildings over bucolic upstate grounds. Whether you’re escaping for a couple’s retreat or looking for a family adventure (dogs are welcome too!), the property offers accommodations for any itinerary.

Rooms are spread among The Pines Inn, The Tamarack Lodge, the Manor, The Spruce Cottage, The Evergreen Lodge, The Main Lodge, and The Farmhouse (group trip-ready). Designed with a mix of custom furniture and vintage finds, the vibe is nostalgic—recalling it’s iconic 1880 established history—but the amenities are modern. Book one with a balcony, and you’ll wake up to unobstructed views of nearby Windham Mountain or the Batavia Kill River.

Once settled, you can explore the offerings on site. Relax in the heated pool or wood fired saunas, or reserve time on the pickle ball court or one of the hotel’s bikes (mountain or electric). During winter months, a ski shuttle is provided via the Wylder’s own Land Rover Defender. There are plenty of relaxation spots, along streams or beckoning from hammocks, encouraging guests to get out, unplug, and enjoy New York’s natural beauty.

The best place to start or end your day is at Babblers, the restaurant, bar, and bakery connected to The Main Lodge. Coffee, pastries, and homemade pie are available all day long—to stay or go—while creative cocktails and a cozy menu await in the intimate dining room.

Kids will love roasting s’mores at the nightly firepit or gaming in the basement rec room (where bingo and movie nights also take place), but make sure to check in for regular programming for adults; everything from morning yoga to cider tasting. Chances are, Wydler Windham has something—if not everything—you’re looking for.


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