The Perfect Christmas Gift

The Thompson House apparel makes the perfect Christmas gift for your loved ones. For 2016, when you purchase 2 either tee shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts, or hoodies, you’ll get a gift certificate to The Thompson House Cafe along with your order. The amount of the gift certificate will depend on which items you purchase. See the chart below for gift certificate amounts, then contact today to place your order.

Gift Certificate amounts:

2 Tee Shirts or Polo Shirts = $5.00 Gift Certificate to The Thompson House Cafe

1 Tee Shirt or Polo Shirt and 1 Sweatshirt or Hoodie = $10.00 Gift Certificate to The Thompson House Cafe

2 Sweatshirts or 2 Hoodies = $15.00 Gift Certificate to The Thompson House Cafe

We have a variety of sizes and colors to choose from, so order yours before its too late.

tee-shirt polo-shirt

sweatshirt hoodie

Contact Us Today

Call us at 518-734-4510 or send an e-mail to start your purchase today.

Fine Print

Tax and shipping are not included in the price of the items. Contact us for a quote.

Delivery by Christmas or specific date is not guaranteed.

No returns or exchanges. All sales are final.

Cannot be combined with any other offers or specials.

Offer ends December 31, 2016 at 11:59PM.

July 4th, 2016

It was a beautiful July 4th, 2016 in the great Northern Catskills this year. Thank you to all the guests who were able to join us at The Thompson House. If you weren’t able to join us this year, we hope to see you next year.

Beautiful Weather

The weather before and after the 4th was amazing in 2016. The sun was out most of the time, the temperature was warm and consistent, and everyone was loving the pool. People enjoyed time on the golf course and spending time on our NEW miniature putting course.

Start a Tradition

Families and friends are continuing a great tradition of meeting at The Thompson House every year, at the same time for a wonderful vacation. If you and your family and friends haven’t started a tradition of meeting at The Thompson House, call us at 518-734-4510 or send an e-mail, to start one today.

There were 3 generations of some families here, grandparents, parents and grandchildren. It is amazing to think that another generation of The Thompson House guests will soon be running around and playing games, just like their parents did 20 something years ago, and their parent before them.

Parade

The parade put on by the Windham Hose Company was excellent as always. The Thompson House’s float this year was… Finding Dory. You can see most of the parade in the photos below, as well as some of the guests who were able to join us. Next year we hope to see you in these photos.

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Season of Family 3

Aiden Eric Goettsche

February 23, 2016

Dasha and Kurt welcome a new member to their family. Aiden Eric Goettsche, a baby boy, born February 23, 2016. Dasha and Aiden are both doing well. Kurt is enjoying having someone new to tell jokes to. Maddox loves his little brother, and holds Aiden every time he gets a chance.

We are all doing well up here even though it still gets a little chilly at night.  John and Mickey did not make their usual trip to Florida this winter and opted instead for a 2 week cruise.  Lucky for them they were 1 week ahead of that recent famous cruise that encountered those 30 foot waves.  They did “a lot of nothing” and came home safely.  Brent and Evan are also doing well.  Brent purchased his first house last fall and is learning all the ins and outs of home renovation.  Evan is a coach at the EF Academy near Thornwood, New York  and is very proud of his undefeated soccer team.

Last  fall, Eric, Deb, Kurt, Dasha and Maddox enjoyed a wonderful trip to Russia.  The first week we stayed in Kovrov – Dasha’s home town. We had fun walking to the local markets and took some day trips around the region visiting the historic cities of Suzdal and Nizhny-Nougorod.  From Kovrov we took an overnight train to St. Petersburgh and had 4 days to see all the museums and even the ballet, Swan Lake.  From there a high speed train took us to Moscow for more sightseeing and visiting with more family and friends.  It was truly a trip of a lifetime.

Here at The Thompson House we are always trying to improve our property.  We finally said good bye to the green and white mini-bus and bought a larger van for trips around the mountain top.  The 18 hole putting green was removed last fall and Eric is attempting to build his own miniature golf course.  It may just be a few holes to start but will still hope to be fun for the whole family.  Also, for our guests’ that have enjoyed the popular Windham Path, plans are in the works to extend it all the way to Hensonville and west along South St. to Windham Mt. And – for our biking enthusiasts, more single track trails are being built near the Escarpment Trail area and Windham Mt. has plans to build 2 more downhill bike trails

We open our doors on May 27th this year for our 136th season and hope you and your families and friends will join us for fun and relaxation in the Great Northern Catskills.

Regards,

The Goettsche Families

This Memorial Day

As we get ready to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend and the start of our 2015 summer season, it is important for us to remember the real reason we all celebrate this weekend. We gather to remember the people who died serving our country in the armed forces. Chances are we all know at least one person who gave their life in the service of the United States. On this Monday, Memorial Day, the people of the United States of America are encouraged to visit and place a flag on the graves of those who died serving our country. Also, at 3:00 PM local time a moment of remembrance should be observed for all of those who lost their lives protecting our freedom.

Brief History of Memorial Day

Memorial Day started as Decoration Day shortly after the end of the United States Civil War. Families would gather and towns would have parades to honor those who died as a result of the Civil War. After the United State’s involvement in World War I, the Federal holiday evolved to honor all those who died protecting the United States. For decades Memorial Day was celebrated on May 30, but in 1968 Congress passed the Uniformed Monday Holiday Act. This Act moved Memorial Day to the last Monday in May to create a three day weekend.

Continuing The Tradition

For decades Memorial Day was celebrated with parades through towns and cities, as well as placing flags on the graves of those who died fighting in war. While some continue these traditions, many younger people do not even know why we celebrate Memorial Day. This Memorial Day bring back part of the tradition. An observance you can do right at home is: “In traditional observance, the flag of the United States is raised briskly to the top of the staff and then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position, where it remains only until noon. It is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day. The half-staff position remembers the more than one million men and women who gave their lives in service of their country. At noon, their memory is raised by the living, who resolve not to let their sacrifice be in vain, but to rise up in their stead and continue the fight for liberty and justice for all.”

More Information

History.com

USMemorialDay.org

VA.gov

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