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December 2015

Top Catskills Hotel on Booking.com!

2017-06-25T12:34:35+00:00 December 26th, 2015|News & Promos, Testimonials|

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 [...]

Max Fleischmann: Fleischmanns Family

2015-12-26T13:15:22+00:00 December 26th, 2015|History|

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 | Myth America | December 22, 2015

2017-06-25T12:34:35+00:00 December 21st, 2015|Myth America, Spillian Radio|

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 [...]

Find the Essence: A Regenerative Whole-Systems Planning Workshop

2017-06-25T12:34:35+00:00 December 11th, 2015|Coming Soon|

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 [...]

October 2015

Borcht for a Wedding

2015-12-26T14:55:21+00:00 October 9th, 2015|Food and Drink, Spillian Catskills Wedding|

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 [...]

September 2015

Writing Myth: A Spillian Writing Imaginarium

2017-06-25T12:34:35+00:00 September 22nd, 2015|Blog, Events, News & Promos|

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 [...]

August 2015

Spillian on a Plate

2017-06-25T12:34:35+00:00 August 24th, 2015|Blog, Events, News & Promos|

July and August, 2015 A glorious summer dinner series on Wednesday evenings at Spillian, celebrating the metaphor of Spillian through food. Starring the extraordinary Chef Chris McGee as he revels in the metaphors of Spillian through food -- celebrating forest, stream, meadow, mountain, sky -- the elements that create the unique terroir of Spillian and [...]