Featured on HGTV as “One of the Most Amazing Hotels in the Entire Country,” The Roxbury breaks the mold a bit. The colonial house might put you in mind of a bed and breakfast, and the architecture of the adjoining buildings are reminiscent of pre-modernist classics. Rooms, however, are anything but traditional, with design themes that range from the vibrant and contemporary to the flamboyantly retro. The idea is not minimalism but a sort of maximalism, throwing the usual boutique clichés out the window. Plenty of hotels call themselves “playful,” but few have anything that even begins to approach The Roxbury’s ability to combine elements of intense whimsy with classic elegance.
At the same time, the Roxbury honors the boutique-hotel conventions that really matter. Bathrooms are stocked with top-shelf bath products and linens, while the bedrooms are fitted with all the proper technology including free-streaming Netflix. And no country escape is complete without a spa, in this case a need that’s more than adequately fulfilled by the full-service Shimmer Spa.
Condé Nast Traveler extolled “Every Room Will Make You Feel Like You’re on a Movie Set,” but that doesn’t mean they are not real. At The Roxbury, fantasy becomes reality.
Joe and I are so excited to be a part of the phenomenon that is Catskills Trout Tales because it was actually a love of trout fishing that first brought us to the Catskills as vacationers from New York City many years ago. (See photo above!) Fast forward almost 30 years and we get a flashback to those wonderful years every time we pass a guest fishing on our property’s access to the East Branch of the Delaware River. Just last year, a young lady told us one morning that, “Today I want to catch the biggest trout ever caught here,” and much to everyone’s delight and wonder, she did just that!. (We’ve included this photo above as well.) And when asking her mother if we could use the photo they gave us for Catskills Trout Tales, we were told, “Of course! For this family that still goes down as the BEST SUMMER MOMENT EVER!” As resort owners, it just doesn’t get any better than that!