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CATSKILLS TRAVEL FACTS
Robert H. Boyle
July 02, 1962
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.
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July 02, 1962

Catskills Travel Facts

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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.

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