The Roxbury Hotel & Spa
What We Love
- Daily continental breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Direct access to Catskills Park and its 700,000 acres of New York State forest preserve and hiking trails
- No two rooms are the same, and the eccentric decor is playful
- Friendly owners help arrange almost anything
- Sauna, hot tub and massages at the sleek Shimmer Spa
What To Know
- The Roxbury first opened in 2004, with a second wing in 2007, a $2 million third wing in November 2010 and the Archaeologist’s Digs cottage adventure in 2013
- Cell phones don’t get great reception in this part of the Catskills
- The restaurant and cocktail lounge next door closes the kitchen at 10 p.m. but often the bar stays open later; they are closed Tuesday nights
- If you're looking for other restaurant options, it's best to ask the front desk for suggestions before venturing out on your own
- Location is remote, and GPS is often unreliable here; see How to Get There below or refer to the Roxbury's directions
The Roxbury, a hip, funky boutique hotel in the historic town it’s named after, is a throwback to the area’s midcentury glory days. Originally a basic roadside motel, the Roxbury was lovingly renovated by its new owners, Gregory Henderson and Joseph Massa, in 2003. They revamped the 11 rooms and added two multimillion-dollar wings to bring the total to 28 rooms and suites, plus a spa. The pair’s history hints at what to expect: They have backgrounds in theater and set design. Rather than give the motel a uniform look, they gave each room its own persona, such as “Genie’s Bottle” and the “The Wizard’s Emerald.” The decor is what you’d expect from the names: mirrors, sequins and chrome, but the result is fantastically fun. Flat-screen TVs hang on the walls (next to the deerhead if you’re in the “Noir Boudoir”), and a well-curated selection of wine and champagne is available for sale at the office if you’re in the mood to imbibe. Come morning, breakfast is self-serve, from homemade coffee cakes and muffins to fruit, yogurt, granola and more. Start your morning off at the communal dining table or on the firepit patio, which has fantastic views of the Catskill Mountains and the stream that runs through the inn’s backyard, and then book a massage at the Shimmer Spa or relax in the sauna or whirlpool.
In the Area
While the setting is certainly relaxing, there’s plenty to do and see in the area, from skiing and snowboarding in cold weather, to hiking, biking and horseback riding in spring, summer and fall, to visiting the nearby historic towns of Woodstock or Cooperstown anytime. If you’re in the mood for a picnic, stroll over to Kirkside Park, just down the road. Next door to the property you’ll find Public Lounge, a great place modern cuisine and signature cocktail, but the front desk can arrange a tasting menu at Peekamoose Restaurant (a 25-minute drive away), which is owned by award-winning chef, Devin Mills. And for some scenic Catskill views, the nearby Delaware and Ulster Railroad offers rides; some cars are open-air, so bundle up.
How to Get There
The genie bottle room rubbed me the right way!! It is so dreamy!! The wallpaper when you first walk in is an absolute showstopper!! Your in the happiest mood in this room. The colors and sparkle and little details everywhere are so tastefully and playfully done!! The genie bottle spherical bathroom is everything I hoped it would be! The pictures do not capture how special and sparkly it is.
The second (half) bathroom is absolutely gorgeous and sparkles as well. Everything was clean and fabulous! I’m an interior designer and a girl who loves pink and I loved this experience!!
Heard about this place but never expected it to be so awesome. Each room is different and slept so well. Staff great serious warnings about noise and smokers. Very good breakfast. Get the spa package. Feel asleep in the relaxation room after hiking then the steam room. Will be back! It’s such a cool experience
With mom being diagnosed with a terminal disease and only a short time to be with us, we were searching for a unique experience that would provide memories to last. Well, WOW WE ARE SO HAPPY WE FOUND THE ROXBURY! From the moment we started this booking the staff was so gracious and committed themselves to making our stay an awesome one. We stayed two nights and the first was in the Genie room. This room was absolutely incredible. The detail of the decorating was fun at every turn. Just when you thought it could not get any cooler, IT DID! From the unimaginable bathroom being in a genie bottle to all the hardware tying in the genie theme, to the cleanliness of every nook and cranny was mesmerizing...even for my wife who has OCD with cleanliness. We then hung out in the spa for the day and was floored with the beautiful decor, the high-end products used, and the highly experienced staffed (I had a great massage)...And just when you thought it could not get any better, when you dried off at the spa with a towel you had the delightful smell of whatever the towel was washed in take over and take you to a peaceful place. The second night we stayed in the Noir Budoir (sp?) and was very cool, especially after our kids watched the Adam's family series and got comfortable with the show as a comedy. VERY NOTABLE, as we were looking for two different experiences but mom could not help move anything given her health, a whole swarm of the staff came to help move all of the bags to the next room. Again awesome job staff!!!
We started off looking for memories that would last, and not only did we find this, we also found a place that will last on our "definitely returning to list!"
Great job Roxbury Staff 😎👍🤙
My wife and I just returned from a weekend at the Roxbury. It was our second visit, and it is just as incredible as we remembered. I had been planning this weekend for my wife’s birthday and looking at either this weekend or next weekend. I settled on this weekend but somehow carelessly clicked on next weekend when I made the reservation. They were surprised when we showed up on Friday night. The room that we had booked was already taken, and I really started to panic. We had driven a long way, gotten a weekend babysitter, and I had built up the trip with my wife. Sue in the main office went above and beyond to accommodate us. The only room available for the weekend was the Amadeus’ Bride suite. It was significantly more expensive than what I planned to spend, but Sue went to talk to the manager and was able to get a nice discount for us. She really saved me from a problem that I had created. I can’t say enough about how the staff treats you at this amazing place. As for the motel, everything is first class. The decor in the rooms, the towels, the linens, the toiletries, the breakfast, the spas and everything else just exceeded expectations. Thank you to the Roxbury for making my wife’s birthday weekend special. I owe Sue a special thanks for being so thoughtful and bailing me out after my error.
This is a place to stay. Every room is different, yet its comfortable, friendly, breakfast is good, and I slept well. Roxbury itself is a very nice old town upstate. A great place for a getaway, or if you are skiing Platakill.