Catskill Lodge

350 Route 296 , Windham, NY 12496 USA (Show map)


Catskill Lodge is a lovely Bed and Breakfast nestled in the Northern Catskill Mountains in the town of Windham (affectionately nicknamed “Gem of the Catskills” and “Land in the Sky”), just 2.5 hours north of New York City and 1 hour south of Albany. Our beautiful 3-story, 7-bedroom 1893 Queen Anne Victorian home is a Registered Historic Site. It sits atop a hill on 5 lush acres of property, complete with our own secret waterfalls and plenty of friendly wildlife. Enjoy a delicious homemade breakfast prepared with locally sourced ingredients, wonderfully fresh air and stunning views of the Catskills from our front porch, and a breathtaking wall of stars in the sky at night. Convenient to the area's best hiking, skiing, and other outdoor adventures, artisan shops, and farm-to-table restaurants. Popular spots like Windham Mountain and Kaaterskill Falls are just minutes away, and Hudson and Woodstock can easily be seen in an afternoon. Staying in? Take a dip in our year-round outdoor hot tub, enjoy a glass of wine and mountain views from our front porches, or borrow a movie from our extensive collection. Whether you come to play, or to relax, you are sure to have all you need at Catskill Lodge!



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.4

We love this place, nice inn keeper - very helpful, beautiful porch view upstairs

4.4 on July 29, 2012

My gf and I stayed here last July, and we really couldn't get over the place for the price. The place was beautiful, clean and homey, and the inn deeper made it very clear that she was available to answer any and all questions. That's important - it made us feel at ease. There were these helpful information sheets right on the fridge, with recommendations for activities, restaurants, etc. And also there were delicious cookies, and fresh tea and coffee, available at all times. Priceless when you come back from a day of hiking. The part we loved was the porch upstairs. You can sit and watch the sun go down over the mountain..really peaceful. And there is a MASSIVE DVD collection! We really enjoyed that too.

Nice place but prefer they were pet friendly

3.8 on November 18, 2010

when we booked we called first & asked if they had sofer water,they told us they did not. but when in fact they did, not real bad but if your not use to that water you might be disapointed, I have family in the catskills and my hubby doesnt like to stay with them because they have the stinky sofer water, so I booked a stay here even if it was a good drive back & forth to see my family below the moutains to the cairo area, when we went to enjoy the jet tub the first night, the smell of the stinky water hit my hubby's nose & he was upset because he felt he was lied to about the water. when he asked them the next morning whats up with the stinky water,they admitted they do have it, not extream, but do & here we booked a few nights and was still stuck with the stinky water & was bound to the 3 nights we booked of our stay or lose the $ we put out already,so he was not as happy as I was with the place. hubby did loved the food they cooked in the mornings,the only other cork we do have about staying here again is we like to travel with our pet (Dog) and this place not pet friendly .we travel a long distance to go visit my family about (3,000 miles) to visit catskills & if we bring our pet we prefer to stay were we can keep it with us, not have to leave it with some one in my family,so we have found other B&B's in the catskills some cheaper rates & allow us to keep mans best friend with us on our stay & some charge as low fee per night to let us. if they were pet friendly & a little cheaper.maybe we stay again on our trip. we hope that they do consider becoming pet friendly so we could come and enjoy the place again, Is the place is over all nice ? yes it is ! would I stay again? prob . would I have any requests ? yes become pet friendly ! thanks guys for a nice stay over all.

25th Wedding Anniversary Trip

4.0 on August 02, 2010

This B&B has an exceptional ambiance that is the life of the house itself. It "feels" good. There is an abundance of travel information and books in the common areas, the service was terrific, and the Innkeepers thoughtfully placed a bottle of chilled wine in our room after finding out about our anniversary. The Inn is both quaint and elegant, and is located close to Olana and the Hudson River Landscape Painter's inspirational sites. Great area for hiking and exploring. We'll be back!

"A pleasure but with some surprises."

3.6 on January 08, 2010

With a great deal of offerings in the way of evening entertainment (board games, TV, DVD's, books), the Catskill Lodge has a lot to entice in the way of apres skiing opportunities. The rooms are well-decorated, clean, if not somewhat cramped (there are several in this category). The wood-burning stove offers a cozy and warm (sometimes too warm) welcome upon return from the slopes. The breakfasts are the best: well-prepared, plentiful, and delicious! And, should you wish to cook your own evening meal, the kitchen is there for your cooking pleasure! Our host, David, is helpful and informative. Although most of the time he remains an attentive and unobstrusive shadow in the background waiting his turn to act or speak, don't be startled if he suddenly (and inappropriately) erupts with a sharp, rude or unpleasant comment/response. Except for one or two of these unexpected and embarassing occurences, our experience at the Catskill Lodge was very enjoyable.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review. I take all comments, good and poor, as a way to improve service to our guests. I apologize for any rude or inappropriate comments that I made. Making such comments is not my usual way of communicating with guests and I will take these comments to heart in improving my personal performance. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.


5 on August 12, 2009

Highly recommend. Stayed 2 days and had a wonderful time. Fabulous hiking in nearby State Park. Climbed Kaaterskill Falls. Steve and Lena.

Great Service

5 on February 11, 2007

Spent the weekend with my wife in the woodstock room which has a shared bathroom with the Hunter room. I must admit that I was a little skeptical at first, but let me tell you, the Miller Brothers rolled out the carpet for us. The Apres Ski Wine & Cheese was a great way to get to know the other guests. The breakfast was outstanding with local syrup, great french toast and scrambeled eggs with cheese. Why pay an extra $30 per night for a private bathroom when you are only in there for 15 minutes anyway. We never had to wait to use the bathroom. The ski & stay package was the cheapest in town, but don't let that make you think they skimp on quality or service. A great ski getaway...too bad you are booked for the rest of the ski season. We may have to take off from work for a midweek stay...see you guys soon...

Best B&B we've stayed at

5 on January 05, 2007

This was the most fun B&B we've stayed at. The social atmosphere was great because you have the option to come down to the common area and talk with other guests or the Miller brothers themselves. They see their job as not just providing a place to stay, but also entertaining their guests. We happened to stay there on New Year's Eve, and The Miller brothers made a reservation for themselves, us and 5 other guests at Visuvio's right down the street. It ended up being one of the most fun New Years in recent memory, and we came away with some new friends. The fact that the place is run by three brothers in their 20's and 30's gives this place an energetic feel. We're from Boston, and we will probably choose Windham over Vermont for our next getaway because we had so much fun.

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Rooms & Rates


The Windham is on the 1st floor at the front of the house near the main staircase and front porch. This uniquely shaped room was originally the home office of Dr. Sidney Ford, who built the home for his family in 1893. It has a Queen bed and private bathroom and is decorated in warm, rich colors. TV/DVD player in room. Rates start at $109/night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $109 - $149


The Delaware is on the 1st floor in the back of the house near the kitchen. The spacious room has a king size bed, a sofa, a free standing gas fireplace, and a private bathroom. It is the only room with a private entrance to the parking lot and backyard, especially convenient for families or guests traveling with lots of gear. It is also the most accessible of our rooms for guests with limited mobility (please call for more details). TV/DVD player in room. Rates from $119/night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $119 - $159


The Phoenicia is the most spacious room on the 2nd floor. It is at the front of the house with mountain views and plenty of natural sunlight. Queen size bed, antique Maplewood furniture, TV/DVD player in room. Shares a bathroom with the Esopus. Rates from $84/night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $84 - $115


The Esopus is at the back of the house on the 2nd floor, next to the Phoenicia. This cozy room has antique furniture, with a full size bed and a cottage feel. TV/DVD player in room. Rates start at $79/night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $79 - $99


The Hunter is a lovely room at the front of the house on the 2nd floor. Queen size bed and mountain views with lots of natural light. Shares a bathroom with the Woodstock. TV/DVD player in room. Rates from $74/night

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $74 - $149


The Woodstock is a cozy little room on the 2nd floor in the back of the house, across the hall from the Hunter. Full size bed. Shares a bathroom with the Hunter. TV/DVD player in room. Rates start at $74/night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $74 - $89

Catskill Suite

The Catskill Suite is the entire 3rd floor of the house. It offers a master bedroom with a King bed on one end of the Suite, and a small bedroom with two twins on the other end - perfect for families or small groups. The spacious bathroom has a jacuzzi tub as well as a stand up shower. Best of all, there is a sitting room just off the master bedroom in the cupola of the house. With windows all around and beautiful views of the mountains, its an ideal spot to enjoy a meal, play a game, or just relax with a glass of wine. TV/DVD player in room. Rates start at $149/night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

Hudson Hollow

Hudson Hollow is a separate rental unit located near our Bed and Breakfast, not part of our Bed and Breakfast. It is the upper level of a bi-level home (Innkeepers live in lower level) with 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, large dining room, kitchen, spacious living room with TV/DVD player. Maximum occupancy is 6 adults or 8 people total if there are children. Great for families or small groups looking for a quiet, relaxing getaway, or couples looking for plenty of space. Breakfast is not provided. Rates from $179/night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $179 - $349

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Location Type

Skiing, Hiking, Nature, Waterfalls, Countryside, Mountains, Small town


Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 40 miles

Directions to property:

From New York City and points South: Travel North on I-87 to Catskill Exit 21. Once through toll, proceed to the traffic light and make a left. Make your first right (1/10 mile) onto Route 23 West. Take 23 West just over 23 miles and then make a left onto Route 296. Catskill Lodge is just over 1 mile down Route 296 on the right. Approximate driving time is 2 hours and 20 minutes from the George Washington Bridge. From Albany and Points North: Travel South on I-87 to Catskill Exit 21. Once through the toll, proceed to the traffic light and make a left. Make your first right (1/10 mile) onto Route 23 West. Take 23 West just over 23 miles and make a left onto Route 296. Catskill Lodge is just over 1 mile down Route 296 on the right. Approximate driving time is 1 hour from Albany. From Oneonta and Points West: Travel east on Route 23 through downtown Windham. Turn right onto Route 296. Catskill Lodge is just over 1 mile down Route 296 on the right. Approximate driving time is 1 hour. If using a GPS, enter the address 350 State Route 296 - it may come up as either Windham, NY 12496 or Hensonville, NY 12439. If you need any help along the way, just give us a call at 518-261-7150.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Two ski mountains, Kaaterskill Falls, North-South Lake State Park, Great hiking, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Sports venue, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Telephone, Videos, Walk to mass transit, Wedding Facilities , Complimentary coffee & tea, Television/DVD player in room, Huge DVD collection, Free wireless internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, All activities on-site or within just a few minutes' drive, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 11am
  • Check Out:: 3pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum on weekends & holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: $10
  • Cancellations: If cancelled two weeks or more prior to reservation, the $10 deposit simply becomes the cancellation fee. From 3-13 days ahead of check-in, the cancellation fee is half of the first night's stay. Within 48 hrs of the 3pm check-in, the full reservation fee is due.



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About the innkeepers

Catskill Lodge is owned by Aaron, Adam & Dan Miller. The Miller brothers grew up 20 miles west of Windham in a small town called Jefferson. After graduating high school they moved away to pursue their individual interests, but they always shared a love and passion for the Catskill Mountains. Your hosts at Catskill Lodge are Innkeepers Sarah McGinnis & Tony Cox, who enjoy meeting guests from all over the world and having the chance to share with them everything that they love about the Catskills

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  • Time Served: 8am -10am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian , Dairy free, Gluten free, Vegan, Paleo

Signature Dish

Baked French Toast
A weekend tradition that smells so intoxicatingly good as it bakes it tempts even the most relaxed guests out of bed and into the dining room. A mix of crusty French bread and challah are covered with a rich vanilla custard and baked with a cinnamon streusel topping. Our baked French toast is deliciously sweet on its own, but we always serve it with seasonal fruit sauces and maple syrup because hey - you're on vacation.