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The Thompson House: A Catskills Retreat for Families and Groups

The breathtaking natural surroundings of the Catskill Mountains makes it an exceptional place to host vacations of all kinds. Here you can leave behind the hustle-bustle of the cities and discover what it’s like to enjoy some of life’s more simple pleasures. Family getaways and group retreats, whether with your company or even a reunion, are welcome to experience what makes The Thompson House the perfect place to enjoy all the wonders of the Catskills. 

“The Thompson House is the ideal mix of inn, bed-and-breakfast, hotel and resort that harkens back to the earliest tradition of hospitality, when resorts were personal and intimate,” says Karen Rubin of the National Eclectic Travel Examiner. “The service was truly personal and warm and very much lives up to its slogan, ‘The resort with the personal touch.’” 

From the moment you arrive to when you say your goodbyes, you will be amazed by the generous hospitality, the laid-back atmosphere, and the multitude of modern amenities that make this an unforgettable destination. During the summer, they offer 70 unique rooms that are clean and well-maintained and come in a variety of sizes so you’re sure to find the one just right for you. Equipped with a private bathroom, hair dryer, cable television, and a telephone, you have everything you need for a comfortable stay. Most rooms also feature a private balcony that overlooks the surrounding Catskill Mountains. 

Included with your room is a daily continental breakfast that’s sure to get you energized for a day of fun, but you can also sign up for their all-inclusive meal plan that includes both breakfast and dinner every day. Breakfast features staple items such as pancakes, eggs and bacon, but also offers daily specials including corned beef hash and almond-orange French toast. For dinner, you can choose from a menu of traditional American and Italian dishes along with their chef’s specialties. Served with a salad, soup, bread and dessert, you’re sure to feel truly satisfied. 

When it comes to fun, there’s never a shortage of it here. Summertime boasts exciting resort tournaments that you can join, with prizes for the winners! The large outdoor swimming pool is a great place to stay cool under the sun, while the tennis court provides you with a chance to get your adrenaline pumping. For a little more adventure, you can head over to Windham Mountain, just two miles away, and enjoy some incredible mountain biking and enjoy the views from their sky ride. 

Of course, you can also take things easy and gather together in their cozy conference center onsite. A new 9-hole miniature golf course offers you a fun afternoon of play as well while enjoying the views. The outdoor pool, recreation room, and tennis court are also available for your entertainment! After a long day, there’s nothing better than relaxing around the firepit and roasting some marshmallows as you discuss your day with family and friends. 

While there’s plenty to do during the summer, the winter is just as entertaining. The resort offers only 25 rooms during the winter months, making it a quieter place to unwind with your loved ones but still enjoy plenty of fun. An onsite ice skating rink is a great way to enjoy the views and spend time with family without having to go too far. You can also go sleigh riding as well; the resort offers sleds available for guest use. Windham Mountain offers some of the area’s best skiing and snowboarding as well! 

“Four generations of my family have come here and the reason is simple: great food, great friends, great accommodations, and great hosts,” says guest Marion Cronin. “You can travel the world, but you will never find another Thompson House. It’s the ultimate family friendly vacation spot.” 

So don’t just take our word for it. Come discover what makes the Thompson House a place for families and groups alike. With so much to do and such refreshing surroundings to soothe and inspire, you might never want to leave!

The Thompson House
Windham, New York
(518) 734-4510
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