When it comes to planning a vacation, the destination is just as important as the lodging. In the beautiful Catskill Mountains you will find both: a year-round natural getaway that’s rich with history and abundant with outdoor adventures, and a charming 21-room inn that welcomes you with classic New York hospitality. Whether you’re visiting with family, friends, or that special someone, Albergo Allegria is everything you’re looking for in a relaxing and memorable vacation!
Located just 2 ½ hours north of New York City and one-hour south of Albany, Albergo Allegria offers the peace and quiet of a small-town setting in Windham, New York, and the refreshing natural environment of the majestic Catskill Mountains all around. It’s a place where you can indulge in all of life’s simple pleasures without any outside distractions and worries that get in the way. Their comfortable guestrooms are equipped with flat-screen televisions, HDTV/DVD, and private baths. Or, you can stay in one of the luxury suites which take things up a notch with in-suite whirlpools, outdoor deck with awnings overlooking the gardens, and gas-log fireplaces in the cooler months.
Start off everyday of your trip with a hearty, gourmet breakfast made from fresh, local ingredients. Their spacious, sun-filled dining room offers you a place to rest and indulge as you choose from a wide array of breakfast items. Mounds of sweet, fresh fruit, homemade muffins from family recipes, toasting breads and signature granola are available, while the onsite chef creates a menu of dishes such as buttermilk pancakes laced with local blueberries, Belgium waffles topped with fresh whipped cream and french toast with creme fraiche. You can also enjoy delicious omelets and frittatas, all made to order and stuffed with seasonal vegetables, and additions such as bacon and sausage. Top it all off with a soothing hand-crafted loose leaf tea or locally roasted coffee, and you’ve got a breakfast fit for champions!
After you’ve had your fill, there’s plenty of exciting options to enjoy in this beautiful area. Bask in the stunning views along the nature trail that winds behind the inn to the Windham Path; you can access the Bataviakill Creek and catch some views of the Black Dome Mountain along this two mile long route. For more moderate nature adventures, take in a hiking trip along the Escarpment Trail located nearby the inn. Known as “America's First Hiking Trail,” you are sure to be blown away by its stunning views of the surrounding mountain peaks, the Hudson River and Kaaterskill Falls, New York’s tallest two-tiered waterfall.
Go for a few miles or hike for the day! Mountain biking is also plentiful in this region; whether you’re an advanced rider or novice, you will have a myriad of trails to choose from. Plus, the local cycling shop just a few doors down carries everything from bike rentals to professional gear.
Creek-hopping is an old-fashioned yet popular Catskills pastime; bring along a pair of worn sneakers as you’re bound to get a little wet on your journey along the pristine mountain creeks which can take you up to the next town over! For the golfers in your party, Windham Country Club (opposite the inn) offers 18 challenging holes and a driving range. For those looking to discover some hidden treasures, there are plenty of quaint antique shops sprinkled throughout Greene County, New York.
After a day out and about, return home and enjoy the inn’s 24-hour guest pantry with complimentary soft drinks, hot beverage station and bottomless cookie jar (and yes, the cookies are baked from scratch too!) Dinner options abound with well over a dozen delicious nearby restaurants to choose from. Summer evenings bring star-gazing by the campfire, complete with s’mores.
If you’re visiting during the winter, not to worry. The Windham Path is ideal for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trips, while the inn is located near two major ski resorts: Windham Mountain and Hunter Mountain. Between the two, there are over 80 trails and slopes to enjoy at your leisure, plus both spots feature snow-tubing parks onsite as well for even more fun! Additionally, Windham Mountain offers numerous cross-country skiing trails on their golf course. Hunter Mountain offers three trails exclusively for snowshoeing, while nearby Bear Creek Landing and Windham Mountain Adventure Park are open for a day of ice-skating.
Perfectly-situated for adventurers of all ages, Albergo Allegria is sure satisfy the urge to explore the great outdoors. No matter how you choose to experience the incredible Catskills, this New York destination makes it easy to unwind and experience nature at it’s finest.