Winter in The Catskills

What's not to love about winter in The Catskills?  From the beauty of a hike through the snowy trees and peaks of Mohonk Preserve, to the thrilling slopes of Belleayre, Windham, Hunter and Plattekill Mountains, there is an adventure for everyone.  The locals know; The Catskills are home to more than just skiing.  A getaway to Kingston places you near snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, snowmobiling, hiking and ice skating.  Aprés ski, stroll through the twinkling lights of Uptown while enjoying unique shopping, dining or pampering at a local spa.  Where do you begin? CLICK HERE for our curated winter guide with a wide variety of ideas and links to more information.  If you're a skier, the mountains are following new guidelines this season, so be sure to read the winter checklist for details.  And if snow tubing sounds like fun, you can now add discounted tubing passes for Windham Mountain when you book your room.  Simply select the number of tickets from the Enhance Your Stay list after you select your room type.  Book now and bask in the alpenglow!

Catskills Wellness Experience

The Catskills are the perfect place to step outside, breathe deep, reinvigorate and reconnect.  Voted Best Wellness Spa for 2020 by Chronogram readers, Spa21 is Kingston’s newest gem and our wellness partner.  A French concept wellness center, Spa21 offers innovative, tech-based treatments using natural elements like heat, cold, gravity, salt, light and sound to help you reconnect with the environment, relax and feel your best.  Your wellness experience includes an overnight stay in one of our deluxe guest rooms, breakfast, a 1-hour introductory session at Spa21 (including touchless services) and our curated Catskills Wellness Guide upon check in.  Our wellness guide provides detailed information and recommendations for area spas and wellness centers, parks and trails to get back to nature, and a selection of local eateries featuring healthy farm-to-table and organic cuisine.  Call to book, or add the Wellness Experience to your reservation online.

Mohonk Preserve Experience

Whether you love hiking, biking, rock climbing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, horseback riding - or all of the above - Mohonk Preserve should be at the top of your list.  Located in the Shawangunk Ridge, the preserve features 40 miles of trails and 70 miles of carriage roads highlighted by cliffs, forests, fields, ponds and streams.  As you enjoy your favorite activity, you are surrounded by more than 1,400 plant and animal species including the peregrine falcon.

Upon your arrival at the hotel, begin your experience at the First Capitol Bistro.  Hand your vouchers to the bartender and enjoy 2 craft beers as you peruse the map of Mohonk Preserve trails and plan your day tomorrow.  Wind down for the evening in your deluxe accommodations including complimentary WiFi and a 42" flat screen television.  When dawn breaks, remember to grab the bottled waters out of your mini fridge, and the gift bag that you received at check in.  You'll need your day passes to access the Preserve and the granola bars will be the perfect energy boost later on the trail.  Don't forget to apply the lip balm before heading out into the sun!  On the way to your car, stop by the Bistro again to pick up your Grab & Go breakfast.  As you climb into your car, reference the included directions and parking instructions for a seamless trip.  We've tossed in additional hiking brochures as inspiration for your next trip to Kingston.  Book your Mohonk Preserve Experience now by calling 845-338-0400.  Your Shawangunk Ridge adventure awaits!

Photo: Kate Schoonmaker Photography 2015

Mohonk Preserve