Firstly, I want to say, we had a truly amazing stay & for that, we are giving 5 stars! This place is very beautiful with a load of potential and I wish them much success. The staff was extremely accommodating and overall vibe, grounds, and overall peacefulness made our stay extremely enjoyable. With that said, there is some constructive feedback that we felt really needed to be communicated because they are all minor and with mention, really are no biggie. We stayed in the Ridge Rooms because upon booking, we were told there is a view; however, there really is no view; maybe a slight view if you are in the furthest building from the boarding house, as it overlooks the pool rooms and deep in the distance are beautiful hills; however, we were in the middle block of buildings and we didn't have an overlook at all. Our room was decorated beautifully. It was the perfect blend of modern/rustic and the bed was by far the comfiest; however, we really struggled with the size and awkwardness of the room. We booked knowing the room was only 300 sq ft which really has never been an issue at any other stay in the past; however, here, we felt very cramped. The bathroom is entirely too small to get ready in and the outlets in the main bedroom area are in the most inconvenient places: tucked WAY behind the bed, behind the barn door of the bathroom, etc. The outlet behind the beautiful barn door is especially of mention, as it is the only outlet that will reach the one mirror in the room so, if you were to want to dry your hair in a mirror before heading to dinner, it’s quite a chore because if the door needs to be open at all, you can't use the plug. Onto why the door would need to be open: the entire room, bedroom and bathroom were SO humid at all hours of the day, despite the weather outside. We are unsure if we had a faulty AC unit (?) it was quite cold so I don't think that was the case, or maybe the wood used in the room was acting as a super strong insulator (?). We really couldn't figure it, overall the room was incredibly humid, despite the weather outside, then if you were to add in a shower or two, the humidity was amplified and the entire room would steam and remain that way for hours. There is no fan in the bathroom so we resorted to opening most windows which somehow still did not help. It was rather uncomfortable, especially for me. I have super curly hair so I quickly gave up on straightening it. Aside from the humidity issue, the room is quite dark. There are bedside lamps: one over in the corner by the small seating area, and an overhead fixture with opaque glass yet, the entire room was dim even with everything on which made getting ready for dinner rather difficult. If you open all the windows and blinds, it helped a bit but people can easily peer in and we had some rather gloomy days on our stay so proper lighting would really brighten the rooms up. The property itself was absolutely stunning, fire pits, string lights, stone, truly beautifully done and the barn just across the street (sigh, we are suckers for any bit of country). We really wish we had planned our stay around an event so that we could hang out there more often. Oddly enough though, we didn't feel that the little nooks and crannies of the property were boasted at all! We found them ourselves which no problem, but why are they not advertised? There is a beautiful little trail over in the barn area that leads to a running brook which is completely walkable--had we known about it sooner we could have packed a lunch and done some river walking. There is a small pond which was recently stocked with fish so you can bring your poles on down. The main boarding house has a small arcade room that we found on our last day! Although, we stayed in August, we stayed during a cold snap. It had reached 50 degrees at night so if we would have known about the arcade, we could have spent time in there! Truly, we spent zero time in the boarding house--being up on the ridge there was no need for us to venture into the boarding house. Dinner. The Conover Club has gained quite the reputation and truly was a very good meal. The menu has a good amount of options, some of which definitely had our attention. Overall, it was a fantastic meal but definitely not as inexpensive as folks are saying. We ate at the Arnold House, which we found to be just as good and less expensive, but for the convenience and uniqueness of the menu at Conover Club, it is worth a visit. I will review the Conover Club on the restaurant page. Also, why do you not offer breakfast!? There are so few spots for breakfast in the area. We would have loved to just run down into the boarding house and be able to grab a stack of pancakes or omelette in the morning, rather than venture out. Lastly, I assume because of covid, there is a texting service in the event that you need anything, you can simply text the front desk. This is so convenient! We really didn't need anything at all during our stay but we did reach out to ask for a local country breakfast spot one morning...it did take almost an hour to get a response. I assume it's because our request clearly wasn't urgent but by the time we received the response we had already sat down at a restaurant. We really had a lovely time & hope to visit again during the winter months but really wanted to highlight some things that we were surprised to be bothered by on our trip. We don't ever complain so the fact that we shared the same sentiments, we felt we should share. P.S. I won't spend much more time on this review but if you're outdoorsy like us, there are a ton of great Kayak/canoe outfitters in the area, fishing spots, & some seriously great hiking. & if you like beer, there are SO many breweries in the area to check out!…
Went to CH on a whim after seeing it on Instagram. What a nice treat! The place is comfortable, the rooms are nice, clean , cozy and the amenities are ample. Great king size pool, chaise lounges, towels and cabanas that can protect from the mountain sun. Had dinner at the in house restaurant, Conover Club. Not over the top but affordable tasty dishes and snack foods. (Try the trout in a corn husk). Breakfast in the coffee shop is simple and tasty. Lots of outdoor tables, lawn games , board games and total fun!(no TVs!!!!) Highly recommend for a nice simple snd fun getaway in the Catskills mountains I.
Beautiful property with charming and attentive staff - Kimberly at the front desk is lovely. I wanted a quiet getaway to crack open a new book poolside, enjoy a perfectly made Martini, get a cozy night’s sleep and still feel “connected”. That’s a tall order and Callicoon Hills delivered. Dinner at the on-site restaurant Conover Club was delicious with an elegant “homey” feel. Can’t wait to book my next stay!
Stayed at Callicoon for a friends weekend and loved it! Beautiful setting, thoughtful interior design, and great service. Particularly loved the free coffee in the morning for hotel guests and s’mores by the fire pit at night. Lots of activities nearby including an alpaca farm. 10/10 recommend!
Callicoon Hills has a new look and is AMAZING. The care and detail that went in to the space and design doesn't go unnoticed. I stayed there this past weekend and loved to have cocktails and snacks in the bar and breakfast out on the back terrace. The rooms are simple and elegant with super comfy beds and great amenities. The event barn across the street is so beautiful and it was the perfect spot for live music and a fantastic dinner. Thanks for having us and can't wait to come back!