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shabbos in catskills in july

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we want to spend shabbos before visiting day in catskills - what are suggestions re hotels?

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  1. here's 3 that I know of. haven't been to a hotel in the catskills in a few years, I hear they're all a bit rundown now

    Spring Glen, NY 12483
    (914) 647-6800, (800) 243-4567
    330 rooms. YR. AP, Kosher cuisine. Bowling, mini-golf, nightly entertainment, full fitness and recreational facilities, private lake for rowing. Pool, tennis, golf, fish, ski

    Glen Wild, NY 12738
    July 1-Sept. 6, 50 rooms. AP, strict Glatt Kosher, Sabbath observing. Mirror Lake swimming, row boating & fishing, children's activities. Pool

    Swan lake hotel (formerly the Stevensville) don’t have their number

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    1. re: berel

      Please whatever you do, don't go to the HOMOWACK We were there last year (even posted and was strongly agreed with) it was expensive and horrible. litterly horrible, the only thing that had half a taste was the Cholent at midnite friday nite.
      do yourself a favor and dont go.

    2. I think that the Glatt Boys cater in Kutsher's. I would read the Jewish Press to check to see which Hotels are Glatt Kosher for July.

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      1. re: Jeterfan

        I don't see any ads from the Glatt Boys. I think that they will not be open for this summer. A shame.

        1. re: MartyB

          Schicks and Katz caterers had a visiting day Kosher Shabbos at the Waterbury Grand Hotel this past Shabbos(per the Jewish press ad). the Grand hotel is probably nicer than any of the existing catskill resorts. If you need to be in the Catskills itself that's another story.

      2. The Glatt Boys have a website. Here is their link:

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        1. re: jeterfan

          Funny web site (Glatt Boys), picture is of the Hyatt, rates are for Pesach 2006, rest of link refers to Kutchers. I would love to go to them this summer, they are excellent caters, but they are closed. Coupled with the closure of Golden Acres Farms makes this a real bummer for me this summer.

        2. My son is at the Sportstar Academy Kosher Sports Camp which is held at the Swan Lake Resort (formerly the Stevensville). It is by NO means a Hilton, but they have glatt kosher meals available, decent rooms, and a lot of sports facilities which are actually in pretty darn good shape. It's also right on Swan Lake so there is plenty of scenic walking and it might be a decent place to relax for a little while. Only about 10 miles from Woodbourne and even closer to Loch Sheldrake, so there are PLENTY of kosher restaurants in the area.

          1. Anyone knows if in Swan Lake Resort they normally have daily minyanim in August and Shabbat program? Thanks.

            1. There is an Inn with kosher food service opening in Tannersville, NY called the Golden Leaf Inn.

              I think the food service will be opening this weekend.

              Check out www.goldenleafinn.com and call for more uptodate info.

              1. Does anyone know if the GlattBoys are hosting any resort this summer? I remember that they do a nice job wherever they cater. Their web site does not appear to be functional. I would like to make my final decision before tomorrow as to where I want to go for the July 4th weekend.

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                1. re: MartyB

                  Haven't seen them mentioned at all in any of the Jewish Press ads.

                  1. re: berel

                    Maybe they will have something for Nachmu. I do believe that they had a pesach program somewhere. Don't know if they did shavous. Last year they scaled down to a few weekends.

                    This is becoming, unfortunately, a trend. To only be opened the few weekends a year where they can make the big bucks. I sometimes like to go midweek where some places used to have mid-week deals. It is nice to know that there is a place where you can count on being opened for whenever you get the urge to just get away for a few days and not to have to schedule it for the few weekends where the place is crowded and you are paying a major premium. To me this is one (of many) reasons for my love of Israel - one of the prices one pays for being in "golus" - kosher places to eat and stay almost everywhere any time.

                      1. re: berel

                        That worked! Earlier in this thread the posted web address was www.glattboys.com and you gave www.glattboy.com so either the origional posted web address was incorrect or they "downsized" from "glattboys" to "glattboy". Does that mean that the partnership between the 3 glattboys dissolved or am I reading too much into it :)

                        1. re: MartyB

                          only there web designer knows for sure (with aplogies to Lady Clairol)

                          btw there 's phone # on that website, try calling them (or him) to find out what's up

                          1. re: MartyB

                            which hotel did you end up at Marty? how was the food? (gotta stay on topic)

                            1. re: berel

                              My middle daughter decided to accompany my youngest daughter to Camp Simcha, so she didn't need me to take her, so I decided not to go up for the weekend.

                              I wonder if any chowhounder went up to any hotel in the Catskills for 4th of July. Reviews would be welcome.