Word of Mouth: Windham, New York

A Scandinavian influenced hotel, New York's tallest waterfall and others stops make this town more than a ski destination

Nestled in the Catskill Mountains two-and-a-half hours outside of NYC lies Windham, a quaint town where, as the locals have it, the legend of Washington Irving’s Rip Van Winkle is said to have taken place. With 285 acres spanning 54 ski trails and six terrain parks, Windham’s allure often stems from its winter sports offerings, but the scenic destination rewards those looking for outdoor adventures …

From Beekeeping to Distilling, The Origins of Catskill Provisions

This women-owned and self-funded distillery in Upstate New York continues to defy expectation

Cracking open your favorite bottle is about more than enjoying a drink; that bottle represents the people behind it and the triumphs and struggles that defined their journey while crafting the spirit you’re about to enjoy. For Claire M Marin, the founder of Catskill Provisions, that journey started decades ago, in the publishing world of all places. After over 15 years spent in the glossy …

“The Art of Play: A Retrospective of William Accorsi” in The Catskills Urban Cowboy Lodge

Whimsical works and inclusive erotica from the folk artist at an exhibition during Upstate Art Weekend

A few weeks before the Upstate Art Weekend opening of William Accorsi‘s retrospective at Urban Cowboy‘s Lodge in the Catskills, the imaginative 90-year-old folk artist died. Leading up to the powerful, playful exhibition, Accorsi spent time developing new pieces and plotting his future. Accorsi knew that death wasn’t far, and yet his empowered vision was to continue crafting sculptures, complete an autobiography and reconnect with some …