You can visit Winterfell, just three hours from New York City.

By Patricia Doherty
May 13, 2020
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If you were one of the many fans lamenting the end of Game of Thrones, you might want to take your first post-quarantine trip to New York’s Catskill Mountains.

Credit: Courtesy of The Roxbury at Stratton Falls

There you can live out your fantasies or create new ones with a stay at The Roxbury at Stratton Falls. Full-on themed cottages include the “Crown of the Pendragon” with an 85-gallon circular bathtub set amid stone walls under a 20-foot ceiling and three-tiered chandelier.

Credit: Courtesy of The Roxbury at Stratton Falls
Credit: Courtesy of The Roxbury at Stratton Falls

Are you more of the vampire, Gothic-horror type? Stay in “Dracula’s Fangs,” darkly decorated with plenty of blood-red touches, lush velvet, and a winding staircase leading to a vampire throne chamber.

Or perhaps something bright and whimsical is more your style, like “Cinderella's Gown,” complete with an 18-foot ball gown bed canopy and huge pumpkin-shaped bathroom. You’ll feel perfectly safe with Wonder Woman watching over you in the “Superhero Incognito” cottage.

Credit: Courtesy of The Roxbury at Stratton Falls
Credit: Courtesy of The Roxbury at Stratton Falls
Credit: Courtesy of The Roxbury at Stratton Falls

The themed Tower Cottages became part of The Roxbury at Stratton Falls in 2014, adding to the original Roxbury Motel, but the area’s history dates back to the 18th century when the Stratton family first settled near the immense waterfall named for them. The property now includes the Mansion with seven themed guest rooms, each with ensuite bathroom and mountain views, as well as some with fireplaces, balconies, and outdoor showers. A spa, pool, hot tub, recreation room, and gaming area are among the amenities.

Outside your fantasy cottage, you’ll find plenty to do. Mountain biking and hiking, fishing, golf, or admiring the immense waterfall would be a good start. Nearby Catskill towns offer museums, restaurants, and the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.