Deana Bianco | June 15th, 2011
Airfares are through the roof this summer so for someone like me, a short car/ train ride to a get out of New York City is ideal. The Catskills is a perfect weekend retreat and staying at The Roxbury Motel (located in The Catskills) magnifies your vacation into a unique memorable experience.
The Roxbury has recently expanded, doubling their capacity with five new Big King Themes rooms. Each room has been inspired by a 60’s, 70’s or 80’s TV show or film. Who wouldn’t want to slumber underneath a steel sculpture canopy of Farrah Fawcett’s hair or dance the night away in a Saturday Night Fever-inspired room. Packing The Bee-Gee’s Greatest hits and a disco dress are optional.
Their other rooms are far from dull. Bring your little black dress, pearls, and long cigarette holder and stay in the Golightly-a-Go-Go Room. Decorated like a Tiffany’s box, this room could knock the socks off of Truman Capote. I have to admit my dream room, however, stems from a childhood crush on teen heart throb David Cassidy. Sing along to Come On Get Happy while resting in The Partridge Nest decorated in bright blocks of color. True fact, the bus’ exterior was inspired by Dutch painter Piet Mondrian. Sounds pretty groovy.
Relax during the day at one of The Shimmer Spas. The Shimmer Spa North is geared more towards couples featuring simultaneous massages and a new “Green Steam” created from green mosaic tiles from 100% recycled windshield glasses. For those who would like to experience spa treatment alone, head to The Shimmer Spa South for massage rooms, hot tub, sauna, and black-river-rock- foot massaging super shower.
What would a vacation be without cocktails? The Public Lounge is located right across the street. This hip lounge features Flamingo Cosmos, Dorothy “Parka’s” (Manhattans) and Hot Buttered Rum.
So if you are looking to put some flavor into your travel experience, look no further than The Roxbury Motel. Your stay at the Roxbury will be one to write home about.
The Roxbury Motel, 2258 County Highway 41, Roxbury, NY 12474. + (607) 326-7200; www.theroxburymotel.com