7 BR / 4 BA / Sleeps 32 7 32 2 night min Home / 7 Bedrooms / Sleeps 32
12 BR / 7 BA / Sleeps 46 12 46 2 night min Home / 12 Bedrooms / Sleeps 46
2 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 4 2 4 No min stayHome / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 4
2 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 4 2 4 2 night min Cottage / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 4
7 BR / 1.5 BA / Sleeps 8 7 8 7 night min Home / 7 Bedrooms / Sleeps 8
1 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 5 1 5 2 night min Cottage / 1 Bedroom / Sleeps 5
3 BR / 2.5 BA / Sleeps 8 3 8 7 night min Condo / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 8
3 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 6 3 6 2 night min Home / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
4 BR / 3 BA / Sleeps 10 4 10 2 night min Chalet / 4 Bedrooms / Sleeps 10
2 BR / 1.5 BA / Sleeps 6 2 6 2 night min Home / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
2 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 4 2 4 2 night min Cabin / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 4
1 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 4 1 4 2 night min Cabin / 1 Bedroom / Sleeps 4
2 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 5 2 5 2 night min Home / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 5
3 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 8 3 8 2 night min Home / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 8
2 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 6 2 6 2 night min Home / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
12 BR / 3 BA / Sleeps 24 12 24 3 night min Home / 12 Bedrooms / Sleeps 24
17 BR / 12 BA / Sleeps 40 17 40 Min stay variesEstate / 17 Bedrooms / Sleeps 40
Nestled between Central New York and Hudson Valley, the Catskills have been a popular tourist destination for over 200 years. With more than 700,000 acres of beautiful forests, mountain peaks, waterfalls, streams, and rivers, the Catskills are spread throughout four New York counties. Catskills vacation rentals are an excellent way for visitors to enjoy the splendor of one of New York’s most popular attractions year-round.
The Catskills region experiences all four seasons and weather conditions vary significantly throughout the year. During the summer months, temperatures typically hover in the 70s and 80s. Fall brings cooler temperatures that range from 50 to 70 degrees. Winter temperatures can be bitingly cold and often dip down into the 20s until the arrival of Spring in March begins to warm up the area. Pack layers during a visit to the Catskills, so you’ll be prepared for any changes in the weather.
Albany International Airport is the most convenient airport to fly into for a vacation in the Catskills. This puts you within an hour’s drive of the northern Catskills. If you prefer other modes of transportation, the MTA’s Metro-North line and the Trailways bus lines offer some worry-free travel options, but having your own vehicle is the best way to ensure your family has the necessary transportation for a wonderful trip in the Catskills. The area is easily accessible by car from many East Coast cities, so you’ll just need to fill up your tank and then hit the road.
Things to Do
Visitors will find that seasonal activities, attractions, and events thrive in this region. Catskills vacation rentals are available year-round making it a perfect travel destination any time. The winter months bring activities, such as skiing, snowmobiling, skating, maple sugaring, and much more. Head to Hunter Mountain, a popular ski resort, for excellent downhill runs and powdery trails. If you prefer to explore the winter landscape at a leisurely pace, visit the Mountain Trails Cross Country Ski Center in Tannersville for backcountry cross country skiing and snowshoeing.
Summer visitors will find plenty of fishing, hunting, swimming, kayaking, or other water-based activities to fill up the day. Explore the variety of hiking trails at Overlook Mountain or follow the river that runs through Woodland Valley State Park. Zoom Flume, the region’s largest water park, offers water slides, a wave pool, a river raft ride, and a water-filled body slide for visitors to enjoy. Windham Mountain Adventure Park is another popular attraction that provides a host of year-round activities, and is often a great choice for family fun.
While visitors can find something fun to do year-round, there is no doubt that many prefer to visit the Catskills region during the autumn months. Changing foliage creates a kaleidoscopic backdrop while pleasant temperatures ensure outdoor adventures are enjoyed. A variety of animals, including bears, deer, and a wide array of birds, such as migratory eagles, call this area home and can be spotted during a stay here. Nature’s Reserve Alpacas requires appointments, but it is open to the public year-round and offers unforgettable, interactive visits with alpacas. The Empire State Railway Museum also is a fun way to learn about the area. Open on weekends from Memorial Day through October, you can learn about the history of the area railroads or take a ride on the MiniTrain.
Tourism is a thriving business throughout the Catskills, and there are numerous events to take part in during a stay here. Ranging from cultural events, to historical activities, and family-friendly attractions, there’s never a dull moment. Notable events that feature live music, local arts and crafts, culinary fares, and more include:
- The Taste of Country Music Festival (June)
- The German-fused Bavarian Summer Fest (June)
- The Catskill Chill Music Festival (September)
- The biker-friendly foliage tour of Colors in the Catskills (October)
Whether it is the serene sounds of nature calling over a summer lake, the first snowfall on mountain peaks, or the array of gold and red hues from fall’s foliage, Catskills vacation rentals are the perfect place to stay for visiting families. With a heavy focus on outdoor activities, such as fishing, hiking, and skiing, the Catskills are a perfect choice for those seeking an adventurous vacation during any season.