Exterior photo of a hotel, Callicoon Hills in Callicoon Center, NY

Laid-back design hotel in the foothills of the mountains.

120 miles from NYC in Callicoon Center, NY

73 guest rooms ranging from tiny glamping cabins, to standard/king rooms and a two-bedroom cabin.

Beautiful views, creekside trail, on-site restaurant and bar, saunas, gym, seasonal pool, fire pits.

120 miles from NYC, laid-back getaway Callicoon Hills is a century-old gem nestled in the valley of the Catskill Mountains. This modern retreat, envisioned by design team Post Company (formerly known as Studio Tack), offers an updated take on the resort culture that one defined this region of the Borscht Belt — a throwback to its Dirty Dancing days.

With access to hiking, swimming, fishing and more on 23 acres, the 73-room hotel offers many memorable outdoor communal spaces including a seasonal pool, patios with fire pits and Adirondack chairs, covered porches with rocking chairs, a scenic pond and bustling creek, and more. And so guests can check in and “check out,” Callicoon Hills also offers both a seasonally driven restaurant, Conover Club — and cafe, Rise & Shine Coffee Shop — open to hotel guests but also the general public. (Drop-ins welcome!)

As one of the very few businesses in Callicoon Center, the sleepy roads leading to Callicoon Hills also lead to some of the regions best offerings. The town of Callicoon, about a 15 minute drive, is worth a stop for its boutique shopping, orchard, cidery and restaurant Seminary Hill, plus wine/tapas bar Callicoon Wine Merchant, and the historic Callicoon Theater. In nearby Livingston Manor, also about 15 minutes away, find even more excellent shopping, many bars and two breweries (Catskill Brewery and Upward Brewing), and world-class art gallery Catskill Art Space featuring immersive works by Sol LeWitt and James Turrell.

For those looking to spend the day outside, explore nearby trails Jensen Ledges, whose climb leads to an incredible overlook of the Delaware River and waterfall; or for something more low-key, simply walk the hotel grounds with 73 acres. (Pro tip: bring a picnic blanket and a bottle of wine to the creek!)