Traveled in late December for skiing at Belleayre. Found the hotel on line site unseen other than one (poor) review. If you travel in this neck of the woods (Catskill Region), you have to be prepared for a unique experience. These areas are throwbacks to a time that was. There is nothing new, modern and convenient about any of these local towns. That is what gives them their charm. You have to expect that or you will always be disappointed. Have an open mind and you may be surprised. The Andes is on Rt. 28/main Street in a quaint village that is charming and dated. The hotel is a single story 10-room building adjacent to an old 2-story Inn and bar/restaurant. Rooms are clean and large ($115 - weekend night for three people). Water is hot, shower pressure is good, bathrooms work and the rooms were updated recently. Beds were soft and a little small but workable for a one-two night stay. Room was clean and comfy. We enjoyed the charm of "little town USA" and know what to expect so we felt, for the money, it was worth the trip. No complaints for what we paid during a holiday week. The trip t Belleayre is about 18 miles but a nice ride and easy.
The restaurant is wonderful, serving a small menu but fresh ingredients and very tasty fare. This is a must when you are in town. From general stores, to old style coffee shops, Andes is a cool funky town with old time flare. Come and see how things still exist 40 years later without changing. You may not want to live there, but it sure is nice to step back in time.
- Also Known As:
- The Andes Hotel New York