The Catskills: A Beautiful Socially-Distanced Escape
By Rachel Kapur
January 20, 2022
January 20, 2022
It seems like everyday there is a new variant announced, making us want to stay socially distanced and curb our travel adventures. Fortunately the Catskills are a beautiful year round escape where you can safely stay socially distanced while enjoying everything that nature has to offer. From hiking to skiing there is something for everyone to enjoy. We recently went on a relaxing weekend getaway to the Catskills and have recommendations on where to stay, what to do and where to eat!
The Catskills are known for their picturesque scenery which includes mountains, lakes and wildlife. We wanted to be socially distanced and one with nature so we decided to stay at the tranquil Antrim Streamside (408/416 DeBruce Road, Livingston Manor, NY 12758). Set on the banks of the Willowemoc, this boutique property is on a gated estate in the heart of the Catskills and has six private cabins to choose from.
Each private accommodation is independently situated and includes everything you need for a relaxing getaway including plush robes, games, towels, toiletries and so much more.
Upon booking they ask you what your milk preferences are and even stock your fridge with a complimentary continental breakfast featuring local products. If you plan on staying in, you also have all the cooking utensils and appliances to make a delicious meal. Don't forget to stop at the grocery store along the way!
The property itself is visually stunning, it features two ponds, an apple orchard and 250 acres of woods filled with hiking trails and wildlife. You can unwind in hammocks, swings and Adirondack chairs throughout the property or cross the gorgeous bridge. There are so many gorgeous spots for pictures!
Throughout the property you can make some friends who also like staying socially distanced!
You can also enjoy an evening fire, arrange for yoga classes, massages or a private fishing guide! There are so many things to do!
The Antrim Streamside also owns the Beaver Lake Farm which is a beautiful short walk from the the property. It is a working farm where you can take a fun tour visiting sheep and cows.
Since Breakfast is taken care of you will need to focus on Lunch and Dinner, you can always cook and eat in your cabin at Antrim Streamside or you can venture out to one of the many incredible restaurants in the area. There are so many cuisines to choose from including Chinese, Italian and more.
Catskill Provisions (16 Upper Main Street, Callicoon, NY 12723) is both a Distillery and a Restaurant. All of their handcrafted products including their alcohol and chocolates feature their star ingredient of 100% raw wildflower honey! At their Tasting Room, you can try a flight of their liquors and indulge on their delicious food and dessert!
Northern Farmhouse Pasta (65 Rockland Road | Roscoe, NY 12776) serves up a wide array of delicious Italian dishes and Ramen made with locally sourced ingredients. Everything is freshly prepared from the finest ingredients. We highly recommend ordering their delicious Homemade Garlic Bread and their incredible Tagliatelle Bolognese!
A visit to the Catskills is full of beauty, wildlife and relaxation. We highly recommend booking a weekend getaway any time of the year. The Catskills are perfect for families, couples and even singles. With so much to do and the option of relaxing, it's the perfect getaway for everyone!