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 recent segment on CBS News to our fun features on the TLC, HGTV, and Animal Planet networks to being a Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Award recipient for a top ten hotel in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region The Most Instagrammable Hotel in North Amercia for 2020 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 close-up.
Halloween Never Ends at This Hotel
“The property is intrinsic to the ultimate Halloween fan as costumes and this fantasy-world is at the heart of The Roxbury experience,” owner Gregory Henderson told Travel + Leisure. “Guests wear costumes on a daily basis — even when it’s not Halloween!”
2021 Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Award Winner
In this particularly challenging year, The Roxbury stood out to travelers by providing incredible service and experiences despite unprecedented circumstances. The Roxbury is one of the top 25 hotels in the United States.
Need Fantasy? Escape To Your Wildest Dreams At The Roxbury In The Catskills
Sometimes you need a gorgeous getaway and an exotic escape that is unlike any other hotel.
Travel-starved Americans are scrambling to book vacations for late summer and the industry is reacting.
“This year we’re facing the opposite problem,” said Greg Henderson, a co-owner. “Demand is so high that by mid-April there will be no weekend availability all the way through October.”
The Best Cabins for a Secret Getaway
The Roxbury at Stratton Falls, you’ll find an entirely different kind of escape—one steeped in fantasy and whimsy. A magical waterfall on-site inspired the owners (former NYC theatre set designers) to create eight bespoke fairytale-like towers…
Summer travel is selling out in some places
“Last year our reservations were dismal for the summer at this time,” said co-owner Greg Henderson. “This year we’re facing the opposite problem …. demand is so high that by mid-April there will be no weekend availability left all the way into October.”
Looking to Travel for a Sense of Renewal
The resort’s storybook white cottages, which are individually decorated in themes that range from Greek gods to mythical fairy forests, were more than just a physical change of scenery. “I was looking at something really beautiful — something that allowed me to escape.”
2020 Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award for top ten hotel in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic Region
The Roxbury was honored to be a recipient of the 2020 Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards, the longest running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry. We were named one of the top ten hotels in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region…
The Pandemic Canceled These Couples’ Weddings, So They Eloped Instead
We woke up that morning feeling like the sun decided to shine extra bright for us that day. The Roxbury pulled out all the stops for us and did everything in their power to make our day extra special.
January 2021: 2020 USA Today 10 Best New Hotels (2020)
The Roxbury at Stratton Falls offers mansion rooms and tower cottages, each offering its own unique, whimsical touches.
December 2020: Escape Reality At This Fairy Tale Inn In New York’s Catskills
Rarely does a hotel also present an alternate reality but that’s what happens in New York’s Catskills region, three hours north of New York City, at The Roxbury at Stratton Falls, a hotel designed with a strong sense of whimsy and fantasy particularly in its eight tower cottages.
Faeries Come to Life at This New Cottage in Catskills
Featuring floor-to-ceiling trees, rock ledges ascending up the walls, a calm deep blue morning sky and generous sparkling of pixie dust, it is the eighth whimsical tower cottage in the collection of unique accommodations.
Christmas Vacation Road Trip Ideas for Families That Are 2020 Approved
Guests can walk through the property’s snow-covered private trails in between unwrapping gifts and sipping on steamy mugs of the hotel’s special white chocolate hot cocoa. Cap off a jolly evening by admiring the property’s technicolor Christmas lights.
The Roxbury Hotel in the Catskills features over-the-top themed rooms…
And when I say thematic, I also mean dramatic. These are rooms that pack a big wow factor with tons of visual stimulation.
Go To These 4 National Parks & Forests Instead Of The Crowded Ones
Nestled in the heart of the Catskills, The Roxbury at Stratton Falls offers bespoke, thematic accommodations, ranging from the astronomy-focused Galileo’s Gate, with its own glass-ceilinged observation deck, to the cavernous Crown of the Pendragons, with a secret shower.
Real-Life Fairy Tale
The Roxbury at Stratton Brook Falls has a whimsical contemporary exterior design that makes it feel like you’re staying at a pop-art museum rather than a motel.
Is This The Most Instagrammable Hotel?
With many 2020 vacations canceled, travelers are looking for any way to feel a sense of escape. Well, one Catskills hotel is taking that idea to a whole new level.
This ‘Wizard of Oz’ Hotel Room Has Its Own Yellow Brick Road
The Wizard of Emeralds room at The Roxbury in New York is inspired by the classic 1939 film, and the designers have put out all the stops to transport guests to the wonderful world of Oz.
You Can Actually Follow the Yellow Brick Road Inside This ‘Wizard of Oz’-Themed Hotel Room
There’s no place like home, and then there’s no place like the “Wizard of Oz”-themed room at The Roxbury Motel.
Forbes: Creative Ways Hotels Are Adapting To COVID-19
In an effort to adapt to the new normal, Greg Henderson, owner of The Roxbury at Stratton Falls has created a new pool season extension that will see the outdoor space open into October, allowing guests to get extra time to enjoy the heated swimming pool and hot tub.
Don’t Wait Until the Clock Strikes Midnight to Book Your Stay at This Cinderella Motel Room
Like something conjured up by the Fairy Godmother herself, “Cinderella’s Gown” is adorned with glistening chandeliers, gold accents, … and cozy finishes that make the two-bedroom suite feel like a 17th-century fairy tale cottage.
These Lesser-Known National Parks Mean Less Crowds, Safer Vacations
The Roxbury at Stratton Falls is located less than two hours away [from Saratoga National Historical Park] and allows travelers the opportunity to become completely immersed in its whimsical, thematic accommodations…
Things to Consider Before Booking Hotels Again
“By skipping the crowded hot spots and visiting destinations that offer activities that can be done while social distancing, travelers [can get] the opportunity to reconnect with nature by way of hiking, swimming, fishing, and more…”
If You Love ‘Hamilton,’ Stay in This Revolutionary War-themed Room
Don’t throw away your shot at a truly unique stay in New York’s Catskill Mountains.
Covid-Ready: This Fantasy Getaway Is Open For Business!
A recent stay proved that the management has everything under control. World famous for its magnificent theme rooms, owners Greg and Joe architecturally designed each one down to the smallest detail.
You Can Live Out Your ‘Game of Thrones’ Fantasy at This Themed Cottage
You can visit Winterfell, just three hours from New York City. 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.
We Opened a Boutique Hotel in February, And Now We’re 100% Vacant
Gregory Henderson is the co-owner of the Roxbury Motel in Roxbury, New York. He and his husband/business partner, Joseph Massa, are “ex-theater people” who left New York City after 9/11. The Roxbury Motel is known for its outrageously themed suites…
Enhanced Privacy: Hotels Change the Travel Landscape Due to COVID-19
Whimsical and elegant, The Roxbury Motel in New York’s the Catskills is one of the top 100 hotels in North America, according to NatGeo Traveler. The second location of the two hotels has seven new, individual tower cottages.
5 Road Trips to Help You Ease Back Into Travel
The Roxbury at Stratton Falls is a great place for those seeking to commune with nature, thanks to opportunities for hiking and picnics, especially with its private waterfall trail.
Baby-step back into travel with a short road trip
When it’s possible to travel again, chances are you might be a bit nervous about navigating your way through JFK and flying, especially internationally. For sure, road trips have new appeal. Fortunately, there are a plethora of places three hours or less from NYC.
Condé Nast Traveler’s 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards
Condé Nast Traveler said it best, “If ever there was a time to celebrate the joys of travel, it’s right now.” We’re honored to be included in their Reader’s Choice Awards and are dreaming of the time we can welcome you back to The Roxbury. If are too, consider voting for us.
Departures – New Cinderella Cottage Is a Disney Fanatic’s Dream
With this month marking the 70th anniversary of the animated film Cinderella, fans might be looking for a way to celebrate. And one hotel in the Catskills wants to help in the grandest of ways.
“Most Instagrammable Hotel in North America”
The Roxbury at Stratton Falls was voted the “Most Instagrammable Hotel in North America” by the readers of Luxury Travel Advisor. What an honor!
The Catskills’ Fantasy-Themed Motel The Roxbury Distracts Viewers During Quarantine
On @theroxburyexperience, owner Gregory Henderson is taking followers on tours of The Roxbury at Stratton Falls, celebrating its grand opening this year with eight new, fantasy-themed Tower Cottages and a recently renovated 1848 mansion with seven equally whimsical rooms.
Meetings Today – Imaginative Venues in New York State Elevate Group Gatherings
“Imagine if Alice in Wonderland married Willy Wonka and set up residence in Oz,” is one description of the Roxbury experience.
Dujour – The Most Stunning Hotel Rooms for Nature Lovers
In the heart of the Catskill mountains lies an utterly unique private cottage at The Roxbury Hotel. Inspired by the famed astrologer and physicist Galileo, the suite sends guests on a trip to the stars.
Apartment Therapy – This Cinderella-Themed Rental with a Ball Gown Canopy and Pumpkin Carriage Bathroom Is a Fairy Tale
This month marks 70 years since princess Cinderella waltzed on screen and into our hearts via Disney’s animated film. What better way to celebrate—especially on Apartment Therapy—than booking this cottage decked out in Cinderella-inspired decor.
The Points Guy – 7 trips to take right now if you want to escape the crowds
Where to stay: Check in to the whimsical Roxbury Motel, which will officially welcome a significant expansion at Stratton Falls this summer. (Book either a room at a reimagined 19th-century estate, the Mansion, or stay in one of eight new cottages.)
Elle Decor: The Crown of the Pendragon Cottage selected as #1 on Top 10 List in the World
The “Crown of the Pendragons” Roxbury at Stratton Falls brings the fantasy of Game of Thrones and King Arthur together to experience the best of both worlds.
New York Post – The best towns for non-skiers to spend winter weekends
The Roxbury at Stratton Falls is a new collection of wonky cottages and themed guest rooms situated on private grounds with the property’s namesake waterfalls. …You’ll be rewarded with antiquing galore in the tiny villages of Delaware County.
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.”
Woodstock Times – Roxbury at Stratton Falls is a whole new type of Inn
I do not have nearly enough space to convey the profusion of meticulous detail, the opulence of the appointments, the crazy creativity that goes into every room of every cottage.
Architectural Digest – 9 of the Best Hotels in the Catskills
It’s hard to describe the brilliance, color, and magic that is the Roxbury Experience.
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.
American Airlines American Way Magazine
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.”