If Dirty Dancing were made today, it might take place against a backdrop like this one.
Summer leisure-seekers first headed to Callicoon Hills in Callicoon Center, NY, in 1905, and they kept coming through the 1940s, when it expanded into a summertime Catskills resort. Now, vacationers come to the 73-room property in pursuit of its slow summer rhythms and natural beauty (“our air is clean and cool, our water pure and clear”, the website promises)—and for its design-minded interiors, too. The resort offers lodgings in its Boarding House, Pool House, and Ridge Rooms, plus several eateries, swimming spots, and newly opened A-frame cabins and saunas.
Here are 11 design ideas to inspire.
Photography by Read McKendree, except where noted.
1. Add pattern of every stripe.
2. Employ drips and swoops.
3. Paint floors black.
4. Embrace board and batten.
5. Lean a mirror in a corner.
6. Go for thick over thin.
7. Keep cool with heat pumps.
8. Bring back the luggage rack.
9. When in doubt, paint.
10. Add paper lights.
11. The patio = a blank slate.
And for more classic summertime escapes, might we suggest:
- Piaule Catskill: A New ‘Landscape Hotel’ Inspired by Transcendentalism
- The Promise of Rest: A New Rural Retreat in the Cévennes
- Salmon Creek Farm: Eco-Minded Community Among the Redwoods on the Mendocino Coast
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