"Nine rooms. One bar. So many stars." That's how owners Casey Scieszka and Steven Weinberg describe the Spruceton Inn...
When visiting, keep your options open. As Emma Tuccillo, founder of the upstate New York travel site And North notes, “The Catskills are perfect for wandering, where your only objective is to find something new.”
Further indulge that wanderlust at the 260-foot-high Kaaterskill Falls, one of the tallest in the Eastern United States; Tuccillo describes it as “gorgeous during any season.” Or glimpse exceptional views from one of the region’s five fire towers. Built between 1908 and 1950, the towers—placed at elevations rising to more than 4,000 feet—provide a 360-degree view of the Catskills.
For more relaxed pursuits, try cocktails and tapas in the Federal-style space at the Stockade Tavern in Kingston, or a local cider at the Peekamoose Restaurant & Tap Room as you enjoy the outdoor bonfire. It’s places like these where you’ll find Tuccillo “in the warmer months, local brew in hand,” she says. “It’s true bliss.”