Situated along the famous Beaverkill River in the depths of the Western Catskills, the Red Rose beckons. Brimming with wonderfully curated vintage Americana decor, the Red Rose Motel serves up cozy comforts with a side of authentic hospitality reminiscent of the good ol’ days. Paired with an onsite bar and tavern, the Red Rose is the answer to your perfect city respite for the weekend.
Old Meets New
The Red Rose had been a haven for fly-fishers and city escapees since it was originally established in 1938. In more recent years, it had been neglectfully abandoned until owners Kris Kiger and John Pierre Frenza restored the property to its former glory. The seven-room motel is back better than ever and layered with a fresh application of nostalgic design to honor its storied past.
Taxidermy and visibly-aged vests adorn the walls as decorative nods to the region’s fly-fishing roots. Signature novelties like globes and steamer trunks harken back to the rambling times of Colonial-era Catskills. Vintage pennants, 1950s targets, time-faded flags, and old textiles are everywhere. The Red Rose celebrates all things old and absolutely begs to be photographed. It’s an explosion of antique rustic in all the right ways.
Staying at the Red Rose
The warmth of Red Rose’s old-world Americana aesthetic translates to its service and accommodations. Sharing in the restorative labor of love, co-owner and designer Melissa Kawecki and her husband tend to all aspects of operations. Craft beers, cider, and an artisanal menu with handcrafted comfort food classics make it a warm and cozy space to lounge and socialize after a long day of exploring the region. The rooms follow the vintage motif adding modern comforts with Brooklinen bedding and climate-controlled rooms.
A stellar breakfast is served in the sun-drenched dining room to the tune of light jazz and murmuring guests. Skim 1940’s car advertisements in the abundance of old magazines and newspapers lying around, or play board games from the comforts of a chesterfield sofa beside the roaring centerpiece fireplace.
Roscoe is a vibrant town that embodies the wild side of the Catskills. It’s a picture-perfect part of New York state which has long attracted outdoors people. Self-regarded as Trout Town, USA, there’s a strong fly-fishing scene here in the town’s streams and rivers. Whether you throw a line or not, get outdoors and embrace Roscoe’s natural lands for a while. Prohibition Distillery, Buck Brook Alpaca Farm, and the Roscoe Beer Company are a few of the local landmarks worth saving in your GPS. You’ll want to drive here, and exploring the open road in this scenic town might soon become your favorite pastime.