The Catskills’ Legacy of All-Inclusive Resort Getaways Thrives in Greenville, New York
The small, charming valley town of Greenville is big on offerings when it comes to golf and all-inclusive, family-oriented resorts while at the same time being in close proximity to places to ski and enjoy winter sports in the Great Northern Catskills. Set in a rural area south of Albany’s capital district, this northern Greene County town boasts expansive views of the Catskill Mountains to the south.
Greenville is home to Sunny Hill Resort and Golf Course, which is consistently ranked among the top all-inclusive family resorts in New York State. Founded in 1921, Baumann's Brookside is another beloved all-inclusive family resort with a wide range of activities for everyone in the family to unplug, including some timeless favorites, such as shuffleboard, horseshoes, fishing and pedal-propelled paddle boats. Family-owned for almost a century, Pine Lake Manor’s all-inclusive family resort includes three well-stocked lakes for fishing and boating on its 220 acres. Testament to all these resorts are the families that return, year after year, generation after generation—a legacy of the Catskills vacation experience.
Tucked in the rolling hills of the Catskills, the Woodhouse Lodge offers city dwellers a quiet escape consisting of a ten-room, Shaker-meets-mid-century-modern hotel and Woodhouse Pizza tavern. The Greenville Arms offers lodging in a historic building with a makers market, espresso bar and art workshops and retreats.
When it comes to golfing, Greenville lives up to its name with two golf courses in town and another nearby. All offer spectacular views of the Catskill Mountains. Island Green is a USGA rated 18-hole golf course with one of the area’s only island greens and five sets of tees that cater to each individual golfer’s skill and experience level. Sunny Hill’s 18-hole golf course offers lush, wide fairways, lessons for all ages and levels of experience, a pro shop and more par 3's, making it a great place to play a round of golf. Just south in the hamlet of Freehold is Thunderhart Golf Course, a championship course, par 72, with 11 ponds and 15 sand traps.
When it comes to eating out, there is a place for nearly every occasion in Greenville. The Tasting Lab’s family-friendly menu includes poutine fries, seven seasoning options for chicken wings and your choice in a burger–Wagyu beef, venison, elk, buffalo, traditional beef or plant-based option–perfect for chasing down with a local craft beverage on the menu. The Freehold Country Store is a great place for soups and sandwiches. The Mountain View Brasserie offers Catskill Mountains fine dining with local ingredients used for both its lounge and dinner menus. Just south of the Drive-In, the Hollowbrook Inn and Restaurant offers both eat-in and takeout dinners from May through October.
Watching a movie under the stars at the Greenville Drive-In is a must-not-miss evening outing available May to October. The annual Greenville Day in September is actually a two-day event celebrating the community in Greenville's beautiful Vanderbilt Park–with amusement and hay rides, music, fireworks and all the makings of a community celebration. Any day of the year is a great opportunity to stroll the park's nature trails. Free summer concerts take place weekly, every Tuesday in July and August, at Veterans' Memorial Park by the intersection of Routes 32 and 81. For indoor fun, don’t miss out on a visit to The Westerner, which has something for everyone, including mountain-country apparel—from the cozy to rugged—and a selection of gifts that range from charming to laugh out loud.