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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 [...]
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 [...]
Spillian Sundays: Voices from the Catskills Returns February 1! -- soup. song. story. salon. -- feb 1 : godforsaken string band freshly-minted old-time, appalachian music from an andes-based band, with superb fiddle, rousing kazoo, and a chance to join in feb 22 : the seven maladies of ludwig van beethoven a brilliantly funny [...]
Spillian Founding Fomenter Leigh Melander had a marvelous time with her new friend and colleague, Nikki Johnson of Galileo Tech Media, in a great conversation with the splendid Lyn Thurman of Inner Goddess Media. A stream-of-consciousness riff on many of the things that Leigh holds dear…from frivolity to sustainability to how we can imagine the [...]
We're in Destination W! Hey! We're thrilled to have been picked up by Destination W with a great article on Spillian as a perfect location for a destination wedding… You can read more here... Spillian is a perfect destination wedding spot…we are everything that is not institutional -- you are family the moment you walk [...]