Gil and Maryann are fantastic hosts - accommodating, welcoming, smart, generous - and generally unobtrusive, which I care about a lot. This place has it all - Jacuzzi tubs and gas fireplaces (in most rooms, I think, but check - it made the winter trip!), beautiful interior and property, a daily choice of gourmet breakfasts, roaring fires in the public areas, a pool table, games, etc etc. On top of all this, they offer cocktails and (substantial) snacks around 530pm, and port and dessert around 9. We got lucky with our group (there were 8 guests), but even if we hadn't, the rooms are lovely oases if the group hangs are not your thing. Beds are tempurpedic, jacuzzi tub (we were in West room) fits one, rooms are nicely furnished. There are also 2 (nonallergenic) bonus bunnies who visit the common rooms on occasion, whom I enjoyed harassing. Close to some great hiking (North and South Mountains) and 10 minutes from Hudson.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Post Cottage is located at 174 Spring Street in the village of Catskill, NY 12414. We have four rooms each with a private bath and a fireplace. Guests are welcome to play on our private tennis court. Full breakfasts are included and port wine is offered in the evening. The Post Cottage is adjacent to the Thomas Cole House and two miles from Frederick Church's house, Olana. Downtown Catskill is within walking distance, and Hudson, NY is three miles away. ... more less