GETTING THERE: Monticello is 90 miles from New York
City by the N.Y. State Thruway and Route 17—the Quickway. Most Catskill hotels
will arrange for limousine service from local and New York airports and from
Penn Station and Grand Central.
STAYING THERE: Sullivan County alone has about 300
hotels; most of them are packed into the small area shown on the map. The
distance between Pauls and the Pioneer is only 20 miles. The Concord is the
largest (1,000 rooms), with rates from $105 to $189 per week. Grossinger's has
600 rooms; rates are from $108 to $178. Brown's has 365 rooms, with rates from
$80 to $150. The Pioneer, Kutsher's and the Pines all have 300 rooms. Their
rates range from $77 to $147. The Raleigh and the Windsor have 250 rooms each.
The Raleigh ($87-$150) has five bands and a new nightclub. The Windsor, run by
the same family for three generations, appeals to family groups. Pauls, on the
other hand, with 170 rooms ($80-$137), takes adults only, as does Chesters', 80
rooms ($85-$135), a hotel known for its intellectual atmosphere and following.
All hotels mentioned follow kosher dietary laws except the last two. Those that
welcome children have special programs and day camps for them. Rates are
calculated per person, based on double occupancy, American plan.
PLAYING: All hotels have tennis, Softball, shuffleboard
and riding. The area is carpeted with golf courses. In addition to those at
Grossinger's and the Concord, the Pioneer and the Pines each has 9 holes and
Kutsher's has 18. Community courses are everywhere. Artificial ice rinks and
indoor and outdoor pools abound. The Neversink, the Beaverkill, the Willowemoc
and the Mongaup are legendary trout streams of the area, and the lakes are
stocked with bass, pickerel, perch and pike. There is deer hunting from Nov. 19
to Dec. 5. For fish and game regulations, contact the New York State
Conservation Department, State Campus, Albany 1, N.Y.