Independence Day

Celebrate 4th of July holiday with friends and family at The Thompson House Family Resort in the Great Northern Catskill Mountains. Appreciate your freedom at our resort, where you can play games, enjoy many activities, swim in our large outdoor heated pool, and delicious meals in our Dining Room. You, your family and friends will be proud you spent America’s Independence Day at a resort that has over 130 years of history providing hospitality for all our guests.

 4th of July Celebration

Windham, NY has a history of giving visitors a classic small town 4th of July celebration. In town, there will be vendors with something for everyone. In the early evening, a parade goes past The Thompson House and through town. After the parade, The Thompson House will host a BBQ for our guests. When the sunset over the beautiful Catskill Mountains our guests will enjoy a spectacular view of a fireworks display.

Book Now

Will so much fun at The Thompson House and in Windham, NY, availability goes fast. Book your vacation and tell your friends to book their vacation at The Thompson House today. You can call us at 518-734-4510 or send an e-mail to We look forward to seeing you.

Your Hosts,

The Goettsche Family

The Great Northern Catskill Mountains

We’ve been talking about it since it first opened in 2013, but the Windham Path is one of our favorite things about being in Windham. Just a mile and a half loop through the fields, down by the creek and a long the woods, just about anyone can enjoy being outdoors. The fresh air of the Great Northern Catskill Mountain and all the beauty nature has to offer. The Windham Path is easy to access, half a mile down the road from The Thompson House on Route 23.

Now, the Windham Path has a second entrance, behind the Windham Pharmacy, only a quarter of a mile from The Thompson House. With the new entrance, Dasha, Maddox, and I (Kurt), walk around the Windham Path almost everyday. Maybe it is the fact we can get away for a little while, but still be close to home. It could also be how easy it is to get to the path from The Thompson House. Of course we can find the same beauty around The Thompson House, but there is something about the path that draws us to it.

Dasha and I like to talk about everything as we look at all the pretty flowers around the path. Maddox loves to watch the birds go in and out of their houses put up by Windham Area Recreational Foundation (WARF). Occasionally he’ll chase after a chipmunk that wonders onto the path. Sometimes we’ll go down by the creek and look for fish swimming around in the water. If you get out to the path just after a rain storm you may see a rainbow appear over the mountains. The beauty of the Windham Path is endless.

Follow The Beauty

If you don’t follow us on any social networks, you’re missing a lot. We post a lot of pictures and interesting information to all of our profiles. Of course following us on all social networks will give you the best chance to see everything we post. I think we post some really beautiful pictures to our Instagram account several times a week. (See the examples in the post) We also share information about events and special activities in the area. Not being a part of our social network is really a disservice to yourself and everyone you are vacationing with.

See you soon

We look forward to see you all this summer and hope you get the chance to enjoy the Windham Path as much as we do. Tag us in your photos taken around the Windham Path and around The Thompson House, so all your friends can see what a great time you are having in Upstate New York. If you use #thouse2015 we MAY even give something away at the end of the season. So go post, tweet, follow, like, and whatever else is out there, and countdown your time until you are back at The Thompson House.