First, we hope you and everyone you care about are doing well. 2020 was a year we hope not to relive anytime soon. We missed out on seeing some of you, and the summer season didn’t feel the same. In our 140 years of being “The Resort with the Personal Touch,” 2020 certainly is one we hope never to experience again.

With heavy hearts and great sadness, we need to let you know on October 1, 2020, our beloved “Dad,” “Opa,” “Opa-Opa,” John passed away peacefully with his wife, Mickey, and children by his side. Family members who could travel were able to spend some time with him before he passed. Many stories, memories, tears, and laughs were shared. John was mowing the grounds three weeks before and told Maddox and Aiden it is now time for them to take over the mowing. In October, on what would have been John and Mickey’s 67th anniversary, Doug led a private family ceremony to honor John. More stories, memories, tears, and laughs were shared.

2020 was a year of much heartache and sadness for our family. Just after midnight on November 2, 2020, Dasha received the harrowing call that her mother, Tatiana, passed away in Russia due to complications from COVID-19. Dasha and her sister, Natasha, were on their way to Russia within hours. Devastatingly, due to the pandemic, they had to bury their beloved mother without their husbands or children by their side. Maddox and Aiden couldn’t wait for their Mom to come home, so our family could all grieve together. We hope that soon we will be able to go over to Russia and finally be able to say goodbye to “Mama,” “Baba,” “Tatiana.”

Last fall, we went public with the fact that The Thompson House is for sale. The resort has been on the market for a few years now, with only people within the industry being able to see the information and make an offer. Our goal is to find someone who shares our vision of “The Resort with the Personal Touch.” Not long after going public, we received an offer from the right person. Being a 6 generation business with a lot of history takes some time to go through all the documents and finalize the deal. Both the potential buyer and we feel that we are close to getting all the paperwork together.

Those of you who made a reservation already for this summer will notice that there isn’t the usual pre-confirmation in your Yellow Envelope. We are still holding your reservation, but we feel it is best for you to not send a deposit at this time. If the deal can not be made or as long as it is delayed, we will be here and ready to welcome you.

We understand that this uncertainty doesn’t help you make your summer vacation plans. If we are open, we really hope you can make it for your annual vacation at The Thompson House. If you feel like you need to make other plans, we understand entirely.

Either way, we want to thank you for 140 years of memories at The Thompson House. We cannot express how much all of you mean to our family.

When we know for sure what the future has in store for us, we will send out a new letter with the good news. For continuing updates, including adjustments during the continuing pandemic, please visit our website,

Stay healthy and safe,

The Goettsche Family


Winter Continues in Windham, NY

This has been one of the most consistently cold winters we’ve had in the great Northern Catskill Mountains in a long time. It has been an excellent season for skiing, snowboard, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. This wonderful season seems to be continuing, so we’ve decided to stay open for an additional weekend. We will now be closing on March 21 for the winter season. There is only one more “Red Day” at Windham Mountain this season (March 13). Our tickets for “Green Days” start at just $85 each. Windham Mountain has “Green Day” tickets for as much as $130 each! Stay with us, enjoy a comfortable stay, and save on your skiing and snowboarding at Windham Mountain.

These next two weeks could be “Spring Skiing,” which is my favorite. Flying down Windham Mountain in a winter jacket and shorts is thrilling. Unless you fall, then it’s cold. Still fun but cold. This year, there are two food trucks at the base of Windham Mountain. A street taco truck and mac n’ cheese truck. If you follow us on Instagram and Facebook, you got to see Aiden enjoying a breakfast burrito when he went skiing with Eric (Opa as he calls him) last week.

This winter season isn’t over yet. We hope you can join us. Don’t forget to use the unique newsletter coupon code below to save even more! Sign up for our newsletter, for updates and unique specials.

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Summer Season

We have been getting more frequent updates about what changes need to continue for this summer season. We are finalizing the summer rates now and almost done writing the spring letter. The “Yellow Envelopes” will be going out at the beginning of April. If you have a reservation already made for this summer, you’ll have your usual pre-confirmation in the envelope. If you need to make a reservation for this summer, please contact us. While we don’t have rates yet, we can still book something for you. Space in the dining room will be limited again this season, so booking now is important if you want to be on our meal package. We hope you can join us this summer for more memories made at The Thompson House.

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Save on your room and Windham Mountain lift tickets at the Evergreen at The Thompson House. Work from away this holiday weekend in the beautiful Catskill Mountains.

At The Thompson House, we have Windham Mountain lift tickets available for every day this winter season. That includes the Martin Luther King Jr holiday weekend. Book your room and pre-order your lift tickets by Wednesday, January 13, 2021, for only $99.00 each. If you miss your chance to pre-order your tickets, you can still book your room and pick them up for $110.00 each during your stay with us.

Stay for three nights this holiday weekend and save 10% off the nightly rate when you book online at Save 20% off the nightly rate when you book for four nights. Work from away this holiday weekend in the beautiful Catskill Mountains. Our rooms have WiFi, are large, with plenty of space for your whole family and your office away from the office. Between Zoom meetings, unwind with a panoramic view of the picturesque Catskill Mountains. On Saturday, January 16, Windham Mountain will be holding a fireworks display, and our rooms offer a comforting view.

The Thompson House is only 1.5 miles from Windham Mountain and the heart of Windham, NY. Getting to the slopes is fast and easy. Our lift tickets include the RFID card, so you can just put on your equipment and hop on the lift.

Only 2.5 hours from New York City, Windham, NY offers an escape for those who need to relax and reset. There are many restaurants in the area, with take-out, outdoor seating, and indoor seating available. The Evergreen at The Thompson House regularly checks hours and service at the local restaurants and will provide you the information during your stay with us.

Happy New Year!

Yes, we’re already over a week into 2021, but we wanted to take a moment and wish you all a happy New Year. Hopefully, everyone is happy and staying healthy. The summer season will be here before you know it. As always, we expect to open Memorial Day weekend, which is May 28 this year.

But, before the summer season is the winter season. The Evergreen is open for the winter season, and like with the summer season, we’ve made a few changes to our operations to keep guests and staff safe. Most of the Evergreen rooms are accessed from an exterior corridor, so contact with other people is minimal.

If you plan on visiting Windham Mountain this season, you’ve probably noticed that most weekends are already sold out. Luckily, they are not sold out to our guests. We have unlimited tickets for our guests every day this winter season. Sold out days, red days, green days, holidays, weekends, mid-week. We have tickets for all of them. We hope you are able to join us this winter season and then again in the summer season.

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