Albie Alexander

The Graham
& Co.

Phonecia

by: Albie Alexander

  • Why

    A well needed break from the city.

  • When

    May 2013

  • Who

    Me and my boy.

Highs + Lows

  • The Graham & Co is 2 hours away from NYC and the perfect getaway for a fun but totally chill weekend in the heart of the Catskills. Take advantage of the beautiful nearby hiking trails especially Kaaterskill Falls, which is one of the most impressive waterfalls in New York.

  • They throw weekend bonfires most Friday and Saturday nights (weather permitting) so we got to mingle with the other hotel guests, which mostly consisted of fun urbanites escaping the city for the weekend. I absolutely loved the organic community feel of this hotel!

  • Comfy hammocks dotted around the lawn. Perfect for a late afternoon snooze.

  • Complimentary bottle of beer offered at check-in.

  • They have a volleyball net on the lawn and on Saturday nights it gets turned into an outdoor cinema. Roll out a blanket and watch a movie under the stars!

  • Complimentary use of bikes!

  • No cell service (but sort of nice to be disconnected).

  • The inexpensive rooms are a bit on the small side, still very cozy though!

: 44/50
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Important Bits

  • Type

    Modern boutique motel.

  • Vibe

    Chic hippy commune.

  • Location

    A charming little town called Phonecia in upstate New York.

  • Rooms

    13 rooms. They will be renovating a small house on the property into a cabin that will sleep ten people! It will most likely be ready in Summer 2014.

  • Music

    They play amazing reggae in the bar area at night.

  • Year Opened

    2013

  • Designed By

    The hotel is family owned and was designed by the owner's daughter

  • Pool/Gym

    Gorgeous pool.

  • Restaurant

    No – but they offer a complimentary yummy brekkie (small bites, fruit, coffee, juice and the like).

  • Bar

    They have a communal café/bar area where we were able to get tipsy on our own booze bought from the local liquor store. It’s BYOB for now, they are waiting on a liquor license.

  • Wifi

    Yes, free!

  • Children

    Yes.

  • Price

    Pretty reasonable! Rooms range from $99-$205 depending on season and room.

In the Area

rent a tube at the town tinker tube company

Whitewater tubing on the Esopus Creek

esopus creek

rent a tube at the town tinker tube company

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The Graham & Co

The Graham
& Co.

80 NY-214, Phoenicia, NY 12464

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