We checked into Eastwind Hotel in The Catskills, New York — Review

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You may have seen Eastwind Hotel New York in your Instagram feed. It’s a hip, boutique hotel in Windham, New York in The Catskills, near Hunter Mountain, and about 2 hours from the city. It’s known for its photogenic, teepee-style glamping “Lushna” suite that has unobstructed views of the hotel and the mountains in the backdrop. Here’s my Eastwind Hotel review.

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First, let me say that my friend Josh and I (and Ruby!) rented a car and drove upstate for a much-needed break (it’s been a long intense week, what with Super Tuesday, coronavirus, Mercury in retrograde, 12-hour work days… the list is exhausting).

Eastwind is a 19-room hotel, which recently purchased 17 more acres and 7 more lushnas and cabins going in by spring, so its expanding fast. The property dates back to the 1920s as a casual bunkhouse for hunters and fishermen, but it did a complete renovation and opened in 2018 (June will be its 2-year anniversary).

The owner created a chilled-out, casual and contemporary hotel that feels more like an intimate inn (for millennials). The interior is minimalist but colorful, with both vintage and modern furniture, and there’s just a lot of warmth in the public spaces.

There’s a main bar with floor-to-ceiling windows that moonlights as a lounge, an outdoor sauna and outdoor fire pit.

It has a Palm Springs vibe — only here, instead of desert heat, it’s fresh mountain air (though I do miss Palm Springs!).

We booked the suite, which is massive, with it’s own fireplace sitting area, large windows and a second seating area.

As always, I’ll write a longer review, but take a look at the cool boutique hotel in a growing destination, where skiers, hipsters and weekend city dwellers converge.

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Jimmy Im has traveled to 113 countries, stayed in over 600 hotels and has flown a million airmiles. He lives in New York City.

2 thoughts on “We checked into Eastwind Hotel in The Catskills, New York — Review

  1. Jimmy, I’m so glad you all had the opportunity to visit our area of the Catskills (ps: loved the, “should be called the Dogskills” on the pup’s post). Looking forward to reading the full blog and seeing more of your great pics! Thank you for giving us the pleaure of serving you breakfast today – Marianna, Albergo Allegria Hotel &Breakfast Restaurant

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