Antiques in the Catskills

Take a drive up the New York State Throughway and go off the beaten path to towns like Stamford, Hobart, and Grand Gorge and you will land in an antique paradise. You’ll find decorative objects, unique furniture and similar items – all valuable because of their rarity or beauty. You’ll find a wide variety of items which are at least 100 years old and are desirable or collectable due to condition, utility, rarity, or some other special feature. You can also find rare books at the Hobart Book Village. If you need lodging while looking for treasure stay at The Harrison Center 113 year old ecotourism Bed and Breakfast, Spa and Retreat – Conference Center in the Stamford, New York. We offer discounted antiquing vacations. Call us at 212-724-8782 for details about reduced rates.


This blog is produced by the Harrison Center ( ) an ecotourism Bed and Breakfast, Spa and Conference Center in the Stamford, New York, a small village in the Northern Catskill Mountains of New York State. The Harrison Center, (also at offers lodging 7 days a week throughout the year. We are conveniently located in The Catskills Region-Delaware County New York. If you are looking for great “Green Lodging” or a Green vacation rental or if you are going to visit the catskills” or travel to the catskills this is the place to stay. We are 25 minutes from Delhi, Oneonta and Margaretville and though we are deep in the mountains we are only 1/8 of mile from the Charming Village of Stamford NY We are easily accessible from New York City and Other Eastern Cities and our Bed & Breakfast ( B and B) is in close proximity to antique stores, the Antiquarian Book Village of Hobart, NY, the College Towns of Oneonta, NY and Delhi, NY. For ecotourists the Nature Conservancy has an office in nerby Albany New York If Skiing is your sport of choice we are near Windham, Belleayre, Hunter and Plattekill ski mountains. If you are a baseball fan we are a 40 minute drive from the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. The area contains numerous golf courses, hiking trails, waterfalls, and many other tourist attractions If you are a member of a Catskill Mountain Club or any other Mountain Club this is the place for you. There is always Catskill B & B News, whether it is related to local history (The 19th century financier Jay Gould lived in the nearby town of Roxbury) or just new places to explore nature. We are the middle Delaware Count, Greene County, Ulster County, Sullivan County and Schoharie County and of course we have all the sport near us – Golf, Tennis, Skiing, Hiking, Mountain Climbing, Snowboarding, Swimming, Boating and more. Come “visit New York’s Catskill Mountains, site of Mountain Jam Music Festival, the “Taste of the Catskills” food festival as well as many other events. We have an official Tourism site at the “Catskill Association for Tourism Services” and there is an association of outdoors-people called the Catskills Mountain Club. Of course if a bed and breakfast is not your style there is plenty of lodging available including inexpensive motels, old style Borsht Belt Resorts. If a B & B is what you are looking for there are many elegant Bed and Breakfasts housed in old Victorian mansions like the Harrison Center ( or )


 More about The Catskills Bed and Breakfast ( ) at the Harrison Center ( ) What is interesting about this place is that the hosts Lewis Harrison and his wife Lilia love to share ideas with guests. Lewis is the author of 8 best-selling books, is the host of a local “Talk Radio” show in Nearby Roxbury and has been a speaker, a political advisor, an expert on alternative medicine and a consultant on stress management The B & B has a special program for those interested called the “Spa of the Mind” – Massage, Creative Visualization, Hypnosis, so if you want to quit smoking lose weight or simply have a little R & R this is the place. If you are interested in natural foods, Holistic living and wellness they can create a special breakfast menu for you. Catskills Hotels, Catskill resorts, Catskill B & Bs, Camping/Campground/RV Parks/Cabins/Campsites) shopping and dining? We have it all here in the town of Stamford. If we are booked we will be glad to direct you to one of our neighbors. Take the Winter Holiday Train to Kingston” then take the bus or rent a car to our place in Stamford NY In the Catskills you can find Bed and Breakfasts (such as the and the ( ). Many handle groups and meetings of about eight–ten people (There are five bedrooms and five bathrooms at our place ( Unlike many other B & B we have a entertainment room with hundreds of movies to choose from. Lewis Harrison is a past member of the National Board of Review often give lectures about film and other subjects ( ) It is a great place for camping but if you would rather stay in a B & B than roughing it we recommend you explore the “———–“ There are also many B & Bs (Bed and Breakfast) near the Hanford Hills Museum in East Meredith NY Learn about the History of Power at The Hanford Hills Museum. It has a working water and steam power working sawmill, gristmill and a woodworking shop. They are open may through October. In Delaware County New York. While enjoying your tourist experience stop into Stamford NY and spend a weekend at the Harrison Center. It is one of the most beautiful buildings in Delaware County New York or in Ulster County New York and not far from the Town of Woodstock. To Contact call us at 212-724-8782


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