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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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Regenerative Whole-Systems Planning Workshop Join us for the first in a trio of truly extraordinary workshops at Spillian, using the place itself as a living lab as we learn together how to thing in a deeply creative, connected, regenerative way about projects and places anywhere in the world as we imagine a master plan for [...]
Borcht for a wedding: food can be a powerfully creative way to connect family and traditions. Last weekend, we had the pleasure of hosting Boris and Cindy's wedding. Cindy's family is from Korea; Boris' family from the Ukraine. One of many delights of the weekend (the biggest by far being the wedding couple themselves!) was a [...]
Spillian and co-sponsor Writers in the Mountains invites all writers to Writing Myth, an afternoon workshop exploring a mythic space that has inspired writers and poets for more than a hundred years. It’s September in the Catskills, when changing leaves and the onset of chilly weather bring out the writer in all of us. On [...]