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 TLCHGTV, 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.

October  2022: Luxiere

Husbands Henderson and Massa are the masterminds behind two of the most-talked-about, internationally celebrated and Instagrammable properties in the world, The Roxbury Motel and The Roxbury at Stratton Falls.

March  2022: Best Boutique Hotels in Upstate NY

Whichever room you choose, you can rest assured that it will be opulent, decadent, and a wholly unique experience. This property is ideal for anyone looking for an escape from reality that can’t be replicated anywhere else.

March  2021: 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…

March  2021: 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.”

March  2021: 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.”

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.

April  2020: 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.

January  2020: 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.”

HGTV Special

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.

January  2017: 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.

August  2012: 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.

2019: 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…

January  2018: 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.

January  2015: 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.

November  2014: 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.

2014: 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.

2014: 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.

2013: 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.

October  2011: 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

October  2011: 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).

October  2011: 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…

September  2011: 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.

August  2011: 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.

July  2011: Entrepreneur Magazine

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.

December  2010: 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.

February  2008: 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.

January  2008: 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

August  2004: 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.”