Please enjoy another perfect review of The Thompson House family resort.

“We’re both city kids and my wife wanted one of those retro Catskills vacations from our childhood. We found Thompson House online, saw good reviews and figured “why not?” Given a previous vacation in the general area, I didn’t expect much and man, was I wrong.

You’ll hear that the place is dated, but that’s not the case at all. The entire place is fastidiously clean. Not a leaf out of place, not an errant stain anywhere. Seriously, if it was dated, then the wallpaper in the room would have a stain *somewhere* or furniture wouldn’t be in perfect repair. But it’s not dated – it’s decorated in keeping with the area. It’s also as well maintained as anywhere I’ve ever stayed. Not a chip or scuff to be found anywhere. Even the games they have out for guests are in great shape.

I’m a bit of a snob. I know this. I’m a trained chef, so I’m even more of a food snob and I also didn’t expect much in the way of food. Seriously, I thought we’d be getting reheated Budget Gourmets or something. Again, I couldn’t have been more wrong. The food was REALLY good, well prepared, varied and plenty. They even do all their own baking on premise, which is really kind of cool. I was shocked at how good it was and how nice the dining room was, too.

The thing that makes all this tick though are the people who work here. They’re just amazing. From the housekeeping staff that keeps Thompson House clean and serviceable to the server who knew what all your preferences were by your second seating, they’re all invested in making sure your stay is the best it can be.

We go to Disney a lot and I tend to use that as the gold standard to measure other hotels and resorts with. While it’s obviously not Disney, I can honestly say that Thompson House as good as any place we’ve stayed. If there’s a drawback, it’s that they don’t have a liquor license. If you wish to have an adult beverage with dinner, you’ll have to bring it with you.”

Reviewed by dclark66
Sep 5, 2018

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