Catskills Getaway Contest 2018-06-01T16:07:31+00:00

Thank you to everyone who entered our Catskills Getaway Contest this year!

Congratulations to all of our winners!

And thank you to all of the Catskills Trout Tales partners who donated great prizes!

Here’s what our winners won…

Stay & Play Grand Prize (Winner Drawn April 14)

A Mythic Catskills Weekend
Weekend for 2 at Spillian: A Place to Revel
Discover the deep magic of the streams, forests, food and lore of the Catskills in an all-in-one weekend adventure. 
Weekend: April 20-22 (learn more)
  • Guided fishing expedition
  • Guided hike
  • Fireside stories, tales, myths and legends
  • Foraging for your Feast: an exploration of Spillian’s grounds, harvesting early spring herbs for dinner
  • Hand crafted farm/forest/stream-to-table cuisine from Spillian’s chefs
  • Gentle morning moving meditation yoga
  • A farewell Catskills Cider Mimosa toast
  • Lodging at Spillian’s award-winning estate

Gear Cache Grand Prize (winner drawn April 27)

All the gear you need for a great Catskills day.
Gear Cache
You’ll be on your way with a fabulous stash of gear!
  • Yeti Cooler Tundra 125
  • Smith Optics “Challis” Polarized Sunglasses
  • Sage “Foundation” 5-weight Rod & Reel
  • Cortland Line: 6 spools of line! 4x, 5x and 6x Tippet, 4x and 5x Leader and 4 Weight Forward Premium Fly Line
  • Hats from Yeti, Smith Optics & Sage

Get Caught Prize (winner drawn May 18)

Fly Fishing for Beginners or Experts
Fishing for 2 with Esopus Creel
Spend a half day in the streams of the Catskills, tying and casting and fishing for trout with Esopus Creel!
First timers and experienced anglers alike will have an incredible day on the pristine waters of the Catskills Mountains. Your guided fly fishing and instruction takes place on the famous Esopus Creek.

Outdoor Adventure Prize (winner drawn May 25)

Explore the Catskills
Hiking for 2 with Upstate Adventure Guides 
Join Upstate Adventure Guides on any existing adventure series!
Choose from a variety of programs, including short nature walks to tougher day-long hikes.
Explore the Catskills and learn how to safely and responsibly enjoy the natural resources we have. Upstate Adventure Guides is passionate about helping curious new explorers and teaching tools that develop your own passion for adventure.

Pampered Prize (winner drawn May 25)

We told you it’s not just fishing!
Trout Tales Pedicure for 2 at the Emerson Resort & Spa
Refresh and revitalize your feet with marine botanicals and sea salt during this 60-minute luxury spa pedicure. 
The pedicure includes a deep pressure point massage for feet and legs and complete nail care. All spa treatments include use of the steam, sauna and outdoor hot tub.
Dinner for 2 at the Peekamoose Restaurant & Tap Room
Celebrate the flavors of the Catskills at this renowned farm-to-table, iconic Catskills restaurant.
The restaurant is in a beautifully restored country farmhouse and supports local growers with a menu that changes daily.

Fish Out of Water Prize (winner drawn May 31)

Discover even more in the Catskills
Lunch or Dinner for 2 at the Phoenicia Diner
Dine at one of the hottest spots in the Catskills, where retro is re-imagined into the hippest diner. Ask about the trout specials & photo contest!
The Diner offers classic dishes, sometimes with a twist, and new local favorites using seasonal ingredients from Catskill and Hudson Valley farms.
Tour, Tasting and Trout Tales Cocktail for 2 at Union Grove Distillery
Sample the finest micro-local vodka and maple spirits and learn how they’re made at the award-winning, family-owned craft distillery and discover the Trout Tales Cocktail!
Family-run, farm-licensed, award-winning craft distillery that opened in February 2016. They currently produce vodka made from NY apples and wheat and a vodka made from pure NY maple syrup. In the works: rye whiskey, bourbon & gin.