What We Love
- Inspired rustic-chic design incorporates hand-picked local antiques, original Pop Art, reclaimed materials and spa-worthy amenities
- Practically within stone-skipping distance of the Delaware River (rafting, canoeing, kayaking, tubing and swimming await)
- The affable owners regularly invite guests over for drinks in their reimagined 19th-century church-cum-fantasy-home, just next door
- The hotel is gay-friendly
What To Know
- The owners’ cheeky sense of humor may not appeal to all guests (e.g., the inn name’s wordplay on “stick it in” or certain expletive-laced artworks)
- No kids (under 18) or pets are allowed
- Cell service is spotty, so you may have to rely on the (free) house phone for your calls
- Adults Only
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Tucked away in the sleepy Catskills hamlet of Barryville, NY, the intimate Stickett Inn offers a sophisticated, design-centric retreat in the heart of the countryside for some grown-up R&R. Founded in 2013 by style-savvy New York City transplants Roswell Hamrick (a TV/film production designer) and Johnny Pizzolato (co-owner of NYC fashion boutique International Playground), the formerly dilapidated 1830s canal house has been gutted, renovated and passionately reinvented as sleek guest quarters that are chock-full of inspired design and spa elements.
Bed and Bath
Four airy living room/bedroom suites are named for signature features (“Eat,” “Soak,” “Drink” and “Steam”), but they share common elements such as original wide-plank wood flooring, artwork by rotating resident artists like Trey Speegle and hand-picked local antiques. Splashes of Japanese wallpaper, reproduction vintage light fixtures, and reclaimed metal, wood and stone enliven the design. Book the “Soak” suite for its cold plunge–ready galvanized trough tub, or the “Eat” for its full kitchen and private dining balcony. All suites come with memory foam beds trimmed with hand-dyed Upstate bedding, wine fridges, iPod docking stations and Malin + Goetz bath amenities.
On the second floor a shared hallway station offers guests free espresso, ice and access to a house phone (a plus, since cell reception is spotty). Out front, there’s a reception/juice bar/hotel shop hybrid (open Thursdays through Sundays). Pick up fresh-pressed juices and lunch fare like burritos, fresh guacamole and salads; you can also browse hotel-branded souvenirs, assorted travel conveniences and regional wares and curiosities. Out back, a cheery common courtyard beckons guests to its eight-person hot tub, BBQ grill and firepit. Or sink into one of the pair of front porch hammocks for a lazy sway looking out at the town’s main drag, in the direction of the Delaware River. For a one-of-a-kind encounter, the inn’s imaginative owners (along with their Brussels Griffon pup) regularly invite guests for cocktails and to tour their magazine-spread-worthy hillside fantasy home, set in a repurposed 19th-century church.
In the Area
Go for a dip in the Delaware River, or head out with outfitter Reber River Trips for canoeing, kayaking, rafting and tubing adventures. (Stickett Inn guests get a 15 percent discount.) Cross the bridge to Shohola, Pennsylvania, where the stuck-in-time dive bar Rohman’s Inn (former haunt of such celebs as Bette Davis) features an unmissable antique manual bowling alley. Stock up on breakfast and lunch fare to go at the River Market grocery, across the street (also the site of a farmers market on Saturdays), or book a table at the farm-to-table eatery Henning’s Local, in Eldred.
How to Get There
Recently stayed in the cottage at Stickett Inn. While has the potential to be absolutely wonderful, the grounds are neglected, hot tub in need attention. Loved the retro kitsch of the cottage, but accommodations are in desperate need of a good cleaning, pillows and linens in need of replacement. Pinks Taco and bar on the grounds is a plus, staff there were wonderful.
Had an amazing weekend get away with my husband here. The Inn is adorable with a bar / cafe on location. The staff was so welcoming and helpful.
In walking distance to the Delaware River where you can raft or float down the river on a tube. The local market only also in walking distance.
We adored this place. Super cute, super clean, and super quirky. Everything was immaculate and so much fun to look around at. Our beds were extremely comfortable and we had no issue feeling right at home. Roswell was a fantastic host from booking to check out. The four of us will 100% return for hopefully a longer stay at the Stickett Inn.
Property: a little rough
Room: big but lacking amenities like simple things: Closet?? Coffee maker?? Maybe a couple of bottles of cheap spring water??
Bathroom: water pressure sucks!
Recommendation: try Monticello hotels, this place is barbarian.
We stayed at the Stickett Inn for a couple of days. It's simple, uniquely decorated and extremely welcoming. Owners Roswell and Johnny are kind and always happy to host you. That is the impression we got through out our weekend. Also worth highlighting is the coffee shop and bar, which on weekends is home to a local mixologist who crafts incredible cocktails. It's a place for out of towners (obviously) but it also attracts local residents who come who come and enjoy the inn's convivial atmosphere!