Windham Chalets & Cottages(81)
- 4 Bedrooms,
- 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Windham is a small US town, located close to the northern boundaries of the protected Catskill Park, within Greene County, New York State. The town, which is often referred to as the ‘Gem of the Catskills’, is the ideal base for visitors looking to partake in the outdoor pursuits which can be enjoyed in this particularly rural and unspoilt part of New York State. To cater for the town’s steady influx of both national and international tourists, visitors looking to spend their holidays in Windham will discover that there is a great choice of self catering holiday rental accommodation available in and around the town, mainly in the form of apartments, villas and more rustic log cabins.
Most visitors who are looking to spend their holidays in Windham will have chosen the town as a base for exploring the great outdoors. In the winter months, the biggest draw for visitors to the town is the nearby Windham Mountain Ski Resort, whilst throughout the rest of the year cyclists, horse-riders and hikers may wish to explore the wide open spaces of the nearby Catskills Park. Water sports enthusiasts may also enjoy canoeing, kayaking and freshwater fishing in the park’s rivers and reservoirs.
The majority of visitors spending their holidays in Windham will be looking to spend some time in Catskill Park. The almost 300,000 acres of protected land is home to a wonderfully diverse range of indigenous fauna and flora. This includes a large number of coyotes, bob cats and mink, although visitors must remain vigilante when visiting the park as there are also over 400 black bears in this region. Visitors in search of more urban attractions whilst staying in Windham may wish to head to the largest city in the region and the State Capital, Albany, which is less than an hour’s drive away.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Windham will discover that this part of the United States has a typically continental climate. This means that summers can be warm, with temperatures averaging in the late 20s degrees Celsius, whilst in winter temperatures average around 3 degrees Celsius, though this will often drop below zero. Windham receives an average annual precipitation of around 30 inches, much of which will fall as snow in mid winter.
Tourists looking to spend their holidays in Windham will first fly to New York (JFK). There are a number of airlines operating regular flights here from the UK, to include British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, American Airlines and Delta Airways, departing mainly from London Heathrow (LHR). From here they will then take a connecting flight with Delta Airlines to Albany International Airport (ALB).