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Make a Playdate with Winter! January 22-24

Get out there into the magic of the Catskills and make a playdate with winter! In an exclusive offer, you can spend a weekend in the Catskills playing in the freshly fallen snow...and stay in a historic, magical Catskills lodge... We are delighted to host Upstate Adventure Guides and Destination Back Country Adventures for one of their grand adventures in the [...]

Booking.com Award 2015

We've won a Booking.com Award for 2015! We're blushing... We're delighted to share that we've received a booking.com award for 2015! We've worked hard to keep guests happy and are among the highest rated venues listing on booking.com in the country. (And are currently listed as Number One in the Catskills by booking.com...) We're pretty proud [...]

January 15th, 2016|Blog, Spillian News|0 Comments

MARK Project: Main Street Bootcamp coming in March!

Save the date! We're delighted to announce that the MARK Project is going to present the second Main Street Bootcamp at Spillian on March 28 and 29.  This promises to be a very special event - last year's version was a sold out crowd sharing brilliant ideas about how to revitalize our communities through creative [...]

January 6th, 2016|Blog, Events, Upcoming Events|0 Comments

New Years Delighted Resolve: Spillian Revels Radio Hour

This week on the Spillian Revels Radio Hour: New Years Delighted Resolve Okay, crowd mind...the Queen of Frivolity's Aunties and I are going to kick off the new year in style Sunday, January 3, 2016, tossing out a bunch of ideas about how you can land in delighted resolve rather than Puritanical resolutions... And we're [...]

Spillian Pond on a June morning.

https://youtu.be/bpkIBn3ztgg We're excited for snow to come and the Catskills unfold into their deep winter beauty. But our longing for summer is never far behind. This is a lovely moment at the Spillian pond with hermit thrushes last summer, caught by a guest. As you watch and listen, we'd love to share these words with you [...]

January 1st, 2016|Blog, Spillian News|0 Comments

Top Catskills Hotel on Booking.com!

Well, aren't we excited!?! (Happy dances...) Check it out. We've been named the top hotel in the Catskills on booking.com. This goes nicely with leading the way on TripAdvisor as well...we're consistently in the top five inns on TripAdvisor, and have been hanging in at 3rd place for a few weeks... We are of course committed [...]

December 26th, 2015|News & Promos, Testimonials|0 Comments

Max Fleischmann: Fleischmanns Family

This Max Fleischmann was the son of Charles Louis, and nephew of the Max that owned our house. This Max stayed with either his parents or his brother, Julius right down the hill from the mansion stands, where the bonfire meadow and stone stage are now. Like his brothers, Max was an adventurer and explorer, [...]

December 26th, 2015|History|0 Comments

The Winter Solstice | Myth America | December 22, 2015

The Winter Solstice: celebrated in essentially every culture world-wide since the Stone Age. Stonehenge, in the image, is one of the extraordinary monuments built to celebrate both winter and summer solstices. The word solstice is from Latin - sol for sun and sistere, for standing still. In this moment, the world seems to stop and [...]

December 21st, 2015|Myth America, Spillian Radio|0 Comments