In the Media
There was a time when being “in the media” meant you had
either a placement on broadcast television, radio, or a print material. Today
the definition of that phrase is so broad that it’s difficult to pinpoint what
it even means anymore. Regardless, we thought you might like to read or see
some of the kind shout outs we have received since we first opened our doors in
2004. From our fun features on the TLC, HGTV, and Animal Planet networks
to our ranking in National Geographic Traveler’s ‘Stay List’ for the Best
Hotels in North America to being named Tourism Executive of the
Year by the New York State Hospitality and Tourism association, we’ve
amassed a variety of press over the years and thought, well, if you have
nothing better to do you might want to binge-click through some of it. We try
our best to keep this page updated, but usually there are some more recent
mentions than what appears at the top. Mr. DeMille, we’re ready for our
The London Daily Telegraph
Wonder Woman, Dracula, Cinderella… “I love The Roxbury Motel in the Catskills, upstate NY, where every theme is taken to extremes. … I find The Roxbury at Stratton Falls incredible. I adore it, and the original motel too. It is beyond taste.”
MAYORS OF MAGIC ILLUMINATE THE ROXBURY AT STRATTON FALLS
…The Mayors of Magic (owners Greg Henderson & Joe Massa) stood on a balcony and thanked the gathered townspeople, contractors and friends for supporting their dream of two and a half years: The Roxbury at Stratton Falls – a sequel to the world-renowned motel, The Roxbury.
The Roxbury in the Catskills has had enough traffic to warrant an expansion that will feature a 50-foot waterfall and gorge system that traverses the property.
HGTV’s “Americas Best Kept Secrets” features The Roxbury on a new special where they call The Roxbury one of the most amazing hotels in the entire country.
Condé Nast Traveler – Roxbury Motel: Where Every Room Is Unique
At this whimsical New York motel, no two rooms are the same—and you’ll have a hard time choosing which one you want.
Delaware County Museum Video Series
This video is produced by Delaware County Economic Development and showcases successful businesses in Delaware County, New York. This one featured The Roxbury Motel, one of the most exceptional and unique lodging options anywhere in the world.
TLC Network’s “Insane Bathrooms”
TLC’s “Insane Bathrooms” scours the porcelain globe and finds 10 of the most insane bathrooms in the world – The Roxbury was one of their selections.
Interview with Stephen Fries
Interview with Stephen Fries (who writes for the New Haven Register and Connecticut Magazine, and has had articles appear in the Wall Street Journal and many others) about the Genie’s Bottle bathroom and other tidbits of info about The Roxbury.
New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association
Award for 2012 Tourism Executive of the Year for New York State.
Reader’s Digest: 17 of the Most Retro Hotels in America
The Roxbury Motel in the Catskill Mountains is unlike any hotel you’ve seen before. With a key focus on design, many of its guest rooms are designed as odes to movies and TV shows from the ’60s and ’70s.
When LGBTQ Business Owners and Leaders Come to Town Everybody Benefits
LGBTQ Business Owners & LGBTQ Business Leaders have positive impacts on tourism, society, and the local economies they help to support.
Today.com: 17 of the best cheap hotels in the US
You may recognize this quirky Catskills motel from HGTV where it was highlighted as one of the country’s most amazing hotels (hence the perfect 5-star rating on TripAdvisor) or TLC where it was featured on the series “Insane Bathrooms.”
TLCMe: 17 Incredibly Retro Wedding Venues
An ode to the midcentury heyday of the Catskills’, this boutique motel-resort is a retro-lovers dream. Each room has its own thematic decor inspired by 1960s and ‘70’s TV shows like George’s Spacepad, Genie’s Bottle and the Shagadelic…
Tablet – Singular Obsession
At the Roxbury, the theme is themes, paying tribute to all manner of pop-cultural inspirations — from the Wizard of Oz to the Flintstones, from Breakfast at Tiffany’s to Piet Mondrian’s primary-colored modernism.
Thrillist – The Best 48-Hour Catskills Getaways for Couples
The Roxbury Motel is one of the most talked-about hotels in the Catskills, and for good reason. It takes eccentric to a whole new level by offering themed rooms, like The Wizard of Oz’s Emerald City, and… Coconut Cream Pie. Really. Don’t lick any walls…
Great honeymoon spots in New York
For those whose love is best served with a side order of kitsch, unique lodging in the Catskills lightens the honeymoon mood.
Robert Ryan – Catskill Cool
Travel Editor for the Times of London – one of the U.K.’s most prestigious newspapers – writes about The Roxbury in his popular blog.
The Roxbury Inducted into Tripadvisor’s Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame
This unique accolade is granted only to those businesses that have won the Certificate of Excellence for five years in a row.
Budget Travel – ‘Mad Men’ Travel Destinations
Take a detour to The Roxbury Motel, in New York State’s Catskill Mountains, which honors midcentury roadside motels via bright, bizarre decor.
CNN – 15 quirky U.S. spots to visit in 2015
Want to deep dive back into your favorite TV shows and movies of the 1960s and 1970s? Check into the… Roxbury Motel in the Catskills, where innkeepers and spouses Gregory Henderson and Joseph Massa’s love of whimsy and elegance will make your vacation experience one of a kind.
10 Off-Beat Hotels Around the U.S.
Situated in the heart of the Catskill Mountains, The Roxbury Motel is anything but an ordinary inn. Creativity has been unleashed in the most decadent and witty style as grand themed rooms transport guests to a new world.
Roxbury Motel Gets an Update
Without question, the most unique hotel in the Catskills (if not in all of New York State) is the Roxbury Motel in Delaware County.
Searching for Style in the Catskills
New Yorkers are still coming in droves – and it’s easy to see why. Greg and Joseph came to the Catskills chasing a dream and created a fantasy.
10 Venues for Corporate Retreats
The Roxbury Hotel and Spa: For an unusual corporate retreat venue, the Roxbury Hotel and Spa in the Catskill Mountains in New York offers a unique setting.
The High Design Hotel
Ten years ago, proprieters and former theater professionals Greg Henderson and Joseph Massa bought the rundown motel in the rural Delaware County village of Roxbury, and have since created an output of fantasy…that pushes past fabulous into extraordinary.
Lonely Planet 2014 Guidebook
In the Lonely Planet’s guidebook to “amazing road trips,” The Roxbury featured on the main page for all of New York State as one of 5 “don’t miss” items in New York.
Animal Planet’s “Tanked”
Animal Planet’s “Tanked” features The Roxbury’s most opulent suite, The Archaeologist’s Digs, as the backdrop for an episode of Animal Planet’s hit show. A 400 gallon saltwater aquarium becomes the focal point of both the living room and bathroom of the suite.
The Roxbury Makes a Forbes Top Ten List!
High camp prevails at this Catskills boutique motel: all the rooms have brilliantly executed themes based on 1960s TV shows. The Jetsons in the case of this one, which won me over with its illuminated red bathtub.
Condé Nast – A Mayan-Themed Suite for Enjoying the End of the World, Whenever It Comes
At the Roxbury boutique motel in New York’s Catskills region, there’s a new end-of-the-world room opening this month…so you can relive the exciting apocalyptic suspense anytime you visit.
Forbes -The Best Place To Laugh At The Mayan End Of The World
The Roxbury is among the most theatrical places I’ve ever stayed—the owners worked and performed on Broadway before becoming hoteliers—and this is their tour de force.
Better Homes & Gardens Magazine
Better Homes & Gardens chose The Roxbury and the Catskill Mountains as one of their top “fall destinations” for 2012.
Passport Magazine – Gay Weddings & Honeymoons in New York
Gay New Yorkers who can brag about having been around long enough to see it all (and we’re talking the Stonewall riots) will remember the town of Roxbury (population: 700) as the gay destination in the 80s.
Italy’s Capital Magazine
A renowned Italian Travel writer contacted us about staying at The Roxbury while writing a story about visiting New York City and then traveling outside the city for a few days. If we could translate Italian, we would copy and paste the entire story here. Alas, we cannot, but her
Delta Airlines Sky Magazine
Over-the-top exuberance takes center stage at The Roxbury, a boutique-styled hotel in the Catskill Mountains. Book a fancifully named room—Tony’s Dancefloor, the Wizard’s Emeralds or perhaps Maryann’s Coconut Cream Pie (where you’ll be assured a tale of a fateful trip).
Westchester Magazine – (Rox)bury Your Cares Away
Even from a distance, it’s easy to see that The Roxbury is not your average Catskill Mountain motel. The vivid green detailing on the white wooden walls, the elaborate mosaics and murals, the scintillating LED displays that light up as the evening crickets begin to chirp…
New York Post
Greg Henderson and Joe Massa run not only the region’s most fun hotel, but also one of its tightest ships. New Yorkers of many years and fully versed in what exactly the art of providing hospitality entails here you get what you pay for, and then some.
Hudson Valley Magazine
My husband Reed and I spent a night in the “Amadeus’ Bride” suite, inspired by the film Amadeus, a biopic about Mozart. Upon opening the door, we were left speechless.
Travel + Leisure Magazine
The converted motor lodge added two spas and nine rooms with interiors inspired by 1960’s TV classics like I Dream of Jeannie and Bewitched.
Since its grand opening in 2004, the Roxbury has become a well-known upstate getaway, attracting national media attention from the likes of New York magazine, National Geographic Traveler and the Today show.
The Huffington Post
The buildings’ whimsically elegant suites, tranquil spas and groovy-licious rooms are a fusion of glamor and fantasy in the heart of the bucolic Catskills.
The Roxbury Wins 2009 Tourism Business of the Year
“We have been accepted here from day one,” Henderson said upon acceptance of the award. “Not only accepted, but encouraged.”
National Geographic Traveler – The Stay List
A mid-century-modern interpretation of the Catskills’ heyday. Rooms inspired by 1960s and ’70s TV shows: Fred’s Lair, George’s Spacepad; Genie’s Bottle features illuminated chromatherapy bathtub.
New York Magazine – Capture Nature in the Catskills
The Roxbury (from $125, including breakfast) has pop-culture-inspired suites called the Shagadellic and George’s Spacepad, among other theme rooms. Borrow a DVD from the hotel’s 500-title collection or ask the office midweek for $24 lift tickets to nearby Belleayre Ski Resort.
Today Show Travel: Motels with Style
You no longer have to spend big bucks to stay in fancy hotels because now motels are actually making a comeback and they are just as swanky. These are very stylish places that have been taken over by young “moteliers” and designers who have added great hotel-like amenities.
Fox News – Good Day New York
The Roxbury Motel appeared on the Fox News segment: “What to do with your government rebate check.”
The Guardian – Thrifty Fifty
You’re back at work, you’re broke, and summer seems light years away—time to plan an escape. Benji Lanyado offer 50 hotels for under £50. The Roxbury was one of only 2 hotels that were selected for the United States
Travel + Leisure, Motel Chic
From Palm Springs to the Florida Keys, a new generation of design-savvy entrepreneurs are reinventing an American icon. Two NYC showbiz vets transformed a dilapidated motor lodge into a funky mountain retreat…
Catskill Mountain News – The Roxbury Plans Major Expansion Dedicated to “Whimsical Elegance”
In the short two years since it opened its chartreuse-lime doors, The Roxbury has been anything but cookie cutter. The Roxbury’s whimsical turn on retro motor lodge has become a trip in and of itself, attracting visitors from around the world to its playful, contemporary digs.
New York Daily News – Reinventing the Catskills
Public’s country-meets-cool vibe pairs well with its year-old neighbor, the Roxbury, a fun, bright, funky boutique-motel.
The Roxbury Booked as Top Cheese of Chamber Tourism Asset
Greg Henderson, one of the two proprietors of The Roxbury, the hip and savvy motel-cum-cultural oasis had some of the most riveting tales to tell. The Roxbury garnered this year’s tourism award and has earned its one-of-a-kind reputation…
New York Magazine – Tour of Beauty
Gregory Henderson doesn’t sit still. He’s bounced from Broadway to Wall Street to … Roxbury—a little town northwest of Woodstock—where this month Henderson opens the Roxbury, a very groovy, very retro “boutique motel.”