Special Flavors at Spillian
Massage, reiki, and more, from über talented practitioners. They can give you a gentle fluff or pound you hard and rearrange your cellular structure, whichever feels dandy to you.
We have great stylists who make house calls! Hair, make up, and straight-edged razor shaves for the gentlemen dreaming of a more gracious time. We can make you feel pretty. You’ll be singing. And pitying anyone who isn’t you.
An array of learning and thinking experiences, in the mansion or on the grounds, designed to give you and your tribe a spark of energy and ideas. Light, fast, funny, delightful. Some flavors include:
• A Spillian hillside guided ramble and forage
• Facilitated short workshops on creativity, imagination and entrepreneurship
• Guided property tours exploring Spillian’s history
• Cooking classes with our extraordinary chef
• Wine and spirits tastings
Have a favorite genre? We can find it for you! We have an antique Steinway baby grand, a concert grand harp, and contacts with superb professional musicians from the Catskills and beyond, from opera to bluegrass. And we’ve got a most exquisite stage down in the Spillian meadow for listening or for dancing.
Tarot readers, Magicians, and Other Eccentricities
If you’re yearning for an off-the-beaten path bit of entertainment, we’ve got the answer! From tarot and rune readers, to extemporaneous poets, or sleight-of-hand musicians, we can find you the best in the unexpected.
A Classic Bonfire
In our glorious Spillian meadow, we offer hand-built bonfires, which of course come with s’mores makings, both traditional and Spillian-style with artisanal chocolate, hand made marshmallows and graham crackers.
High Style Catskills Picnic
In our meadow, picture yourself and your crew at picnic tables, the bonfire ablaze, and a woodland feast laid out in a style worthy of Teddy Roosevelt. With silver candelabra, linens, and more.
Cigars and Port on the Porch
The Spillian porch is, we believe, the finest porch ever built for the art of staring into space, thinking big thoughts. We’ll put together a superb array of cigars and port or brandy to top off your evening there. (Sherry works, too, by the way.) (And chocolate.) (But chocolate works for pretty much everything.)
Hike the Spillian Heartwood
We’ve got some lovely gentle trails through moss-covered forest that make for a lovely wander and we are happy to guide your experience. And there are times throughout the year that we can forage on the mountainside. For example, in the spring, the invasive garlic mustard makes a wonderful pesto. Or simply bring a journal, a sketch pad, or a camera, and catch a bit of Spillian’s magic to take home with you.