Winter can be tough. And we’re not just talking about the snow and the dry heat. We’re talking about cabin fever. When your kids spend days and days inside, either in your tiny apartment, or at their daycare, they can’t get out – it’s too cold! And that leaves them climbing the walls and you with a headache. Fortunately, we’ve got the cure for what ails you: four winter weekend getaways, all in the Catskills, all just 90 minutes away from the city, and all designed to get you some much-needed fresh air.
Mohonk Mountain House NewPaltz, NY “A Victorian castle built on spectacular cliffs above the deep-blue waters of Lake Mohonk in 1869…” Doesn’t that just say it all? This place is truly a stunner, with gorgeous, cozy rooms, great food, a heated indoor swimming pool, a spa, and tons of activities. You can ski, snow-shoe, ice skate, snow tube, and more, all on Mohonk’s scenic upstate property. The kids will love it, and you will come away relaxed and ready for six more weeks of winter.
The Kaaterskill Catskill, NY Another stunner, the Kaaterskill Farm boasts beautiful, zen-like guest suites and an honest-to-goodness farm complete with a duck pond and farm animals roaming the grounds. There are tons of winter activities in the area, including mountain skiing, skating, tubing, and Howe Caverns. You can even rent out the restored Dutch barn for use of the kitchen and common areas!
Belleayre Mountain Highmount, NY This upstate ski resort keeps skiers and snowboarders happy with 55 trails, moguls of varying experience levels, and camps and lessons for the kids. Though you can’t stay at the lodge, there is a long list of places listed on their site offering ski packages for those heading up to the mountain.
Rocking Horse Ranch Highland, NY This place has everything! Stay at the lodge and enjoy winter sports, children’s programs designed for newborns to kids age 12, and meals prepared by their in-house chef. Oh, and they have an indoor water park. Need we say more?
So guys, get the kids packed and get out of the house! Do you have a place you like to go when you start having the winter blues? Tell us in the comments!