This will be our first Feast in the Catskills—at the Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center in Callicoon, New York (about 6 miles outside of Pennsylvania). Church services will be held in the Forum, a spacious room with well-designed acoustics for church services and free nightly entertainment.
Resort housing includes one- and two-bedroom suites (with and without kitchens) and traditional rooms (without kitchens). All rooms have refrigerators, full-size or mini (height 30+ inches). If needed, one can bring a hot plate, electric skillet, etc.
Resort dining includes the Main Dining Room, Roman Garden Café (open late), Eleanor’s Italian Kitchen, Cappuccino Bar (offering Starbucks coffee), Beechwoods Bar and Grill, Dolce’s Ice Cream Parlor, Marty’s Lounge, Mezzanine Bar, and Pool Grill (weather permitting).
Resort activities are horseback riding, go-karts, bumper boats, indoor pool, outdoor pool (weather permitting), sports complex (bowling, bounce houses, rock climbing wall, fitness center), 18-hole PGA golf course and more. There’s also a salon, spa, kinetics, boutique and gift shop. Resort-sponsored day/night care service for kids is available.
Two family-friendly outings are under consideration: a West Point Military Academy tour (about an hour and 40 minutes away) and a visit to Gulliver’s Gate, an interactive exhibit in New York City’s Times Square (about two hours away). A potential concurrent Times Square event is the National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey.
Fragrance-controlled room available: To be determined.
Tax rate for accommodations: 13 percent.
Closest airport: Stewart International Airport (SWF), 64 miles. Coach buses to/from resort.