These day trips from NYC lead to airy resorts, cools castles and a fly-fishing haven
Back in the day, this was borscht-belt country — as in, “Dirty Dancing.” Now, Sullivan County has reinvented itself as a hip-but-homey getaway 90 miles from NYC boasting inviting inns, farm-to-table eateries and Brooklyn-esque boutiques.
If you can snag one of five rooms at ECCE, you’ll get rewarded with breathtaking Delaware River views and insanely indulgent brunches.
But save room for local hotspots like Italian hangout The Kaatskeller, art-stuffed gastropub The Pickled Owl and riverside eatery The Heron. Dishes like roasted bone marrow may haunt you — in a good way — as much as a visit to Burn Brae Mansion in nearby Glen Spey, site of many reported ghost sightings.
And angle for a spot at Catskill’s Fly Fishing Center & Museum — the world’s largest of its kind. On view: Fly Fishing Hall of Fame and fishing-inspired art. Who knew?