The quick wit, feminine strength, and all-around charm of Amazon's hit series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has audiences captivated. Midge's hilarious stand-up routines may have been the initial hook, but her complicated family dynamic, scandalous personal relationships, and thrilling career strides are the driving force behind the storyline now. And, while her on-again off-again relationship with Joel (who saw that episode 18 ending coming?!) and her father's clear disapproval of her new life make us glad we're not in Midge's shoes, the glamorous vacation she took to the Catskills has us all feeling jealous.
Seriously, why can't we pack up for a month and head to the Catskills for games, gossip, and a good time? It turns out, while you might not be able to take four weeks off work, you can still vacation like a Maisel! You might not take part in a swimsuit contest or get addicted to mahjong, but you will enjoy luxurious accommodations, family-friendly activities, and stunning natural landscapes at these Catskills resorts.
Best Catskills Family Resorts
Scott's Family Resort at Oquaga Lake
Scott's Family Resort is the exact resort where season two of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was filmed! Surrounding Oquaga Lake, a private lake nestled in the Catskill Mountains, Scott's Oquaga Lake House evoked a refreshed feeling and inspired guests. For six generations, since 1869, the Scott Family provided an unforgettable vacation experience to visitors of the Catskills. Guests were invited to stay in one of their comfortable guest buildings or rustic cottages and enjoy the perfect combination of modern amenities and historic charm, all delivered with world-class hospitality. With two 9-hole golf courses, a bowling alley, a variety of indoor and outdoor games, a ballroom for dancing, miles of hiking trails, and a wide variety of watersports, a stay there was filled with non-stop fun.
Photo Courtesy of Scott's Family Resort, credit Steven Gorgos/Idea Kraft.
Note: As of January 2020, Scott's Family Resort will, unfortunately, be closed for the foreseeable future.
Rippling Waters Retreat
Sprawling over 400 private acres, Rippling Waters Retreat is the perfect place for couples and families to reconnect with each other and nature at the same time. Hike, bike, or horseback ride on miles of Catskills trails. Fish, boat, or swim in a spring-fed lake. You can even take horseback riding lessons! Inside, you'll find all the amenities of a modern resort, including game rooms, a sauna, and a workout room. At night, curl up under a blanket and roast marshmallows over the campfire. Accommodations range from the romantic Stables Apartment to the Country House, a 6,000 square foot home with four huge bedrooms, its own greenhouse, and spectacular views.
Villa Vosilla Boutique Resort
Enjoy a "taste of Italy" in the Catskills. With all-inclusive resort packages featuring authentic Italian cuisine, live entertainment, family-friendly activities, and luxurious accommodations, Villa Vosilla Boutique Resort has perfected their unforgettable vacation experience over 50 years. And, since they specialize in group travel, you can easily bring the whole family! Though, after watching Abe and Moishe squabble in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, you may want to leave your in-laws at home.
Winter Clove Inn
Winter Clove Inn is everything you dream of for your Catskills vacation, all in one place! Nestled at the base of North Mountain and bordering the Catskill Park, the property spans 300 acres and boasts miles of hiking and biking trails, waterfalls, and stunning mountain views. A favorite for family vacations, the resort offers enough games and activities to keep you and the kids occupied from sunup to sundown. Swim in the indoor or outdoor pool, play a game of badminton, volleyball, or shuffleboard, or bowl a strike at the antique bowling alley. Let the young ones explore the game room while you retreat to the 9-hole executive golf course, or don your whites and take to the tennis courts.
Villa Roma Resort & Conference Center
Villa Roma Resort likens its full-service resort experience to a "cruise on land." Catering to families, groups, and conferences, the newly renovated resort offers a wide variety of on-site attractions, including golf, indoor and outdoor pools, luxury spa services, bowling, an indoor fun park for the kids, and even a go-kart track. With several restaurants to choose from, nightly live entertainment, and carefully curated activities, you'll be amazed how one place can offer an experience so robust!
Mohonk Mountain House
Even Midge's jaw would drop at opulence like this. An award-winning National Historic Landmark Resort, Mohonk Mountain House offers a modern resort experience within an honest-to-goodness Victorian castle. Perched atop rugged cliffs that plunge into a pristine lake below, the stunning exterior of the resort is a vision amidst equally picturesque grounds. Explore the outdoors by rock climbing, boating, or playing golf or tennis. With specialized children's programming, you can relax with the adults knowing your kids are also having the experience of a lifetime. Mohonk's all-inclusive rate includes premium accommodations, artfully crafted meals, afternoon tea and cookies, and countless activities. Rated the "No. 1 Resort Spa in the United States" by Condé Nast Traveler, you'll want to take advantage of their spa services every day. You don't get to vacation often. When you do, vacation like royalty!
So what are you waiting for? Book a vacation at one these Catskills resorts and start feeling like a Maisel this summer!