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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Capture Nature in the Catskills

As photographers like Nan Goldin can testify, the wilds of Delaware County are the most camera-ready part of the Catskills.


1. Where to Stay

A room at the Roxbury.  

The Roxbury (from $125, including breakfast) has pop-culture-inspired suites called the Shagadellic and George’s Spacepad, among other theme rooms. Borrow a DVD from the hotel’s 500-title collection or ask the office midweek for $24 lift tickets to nearby Belleayre Ski Resort.

Instow (from $110, including breakfast) is a painstakingly restored Victorian mansion once owned by railroad tycoon Jay Gould. Breakfast bonus: homemade cocoa zucchini cake.

Rent anything from a cottage to a colonial mansion for the weekend at A House Around the Bend. Most homes have a wood-burning stove or fireplace, and about half are dog-friendly.

Published on Feb 18, 2009 as a web exclusive.

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