Nesting In Nature

No matter what season you choose to visit, the beauty and tranquility of nature is truly The Eldred Preserve’s greatest amenity. The resort offers a number of outdoor activities and options to fulfill your every Catskills vacation desire. Pamper your mind and body in our pool or hot tub. Enjoy a day filled with sun and pristine waters by paddling on Sunrise Lake. Become one with nature while hiking our 600-acres of dense forests. Cast a line or discover new species of birds... you may choose whichever your heart desires. Explore our activities below to find the perfect experience during your stay. If you can't find what you're looking for, just ask. We have a number of suggestions and favorites we’d love to share with you during your time in the Sullivan Catskills!


With nearly 300 species of birds in the region, The Eldred Preserve is prime territory for ornithologists. The region's dense forests and ample water features - both at The Eldred Preserve and the surrounding area - offer a rich habitat for our winged friends, including the often-elusive bald eagle!


We welcome our guests to venture out to the plethora of trails in the Sullivan Catskills to enjoy leisure rides. Whether you prefer smoothly coasting or taking to the dirt, you’ll be sure to have a memorable adventure! Biking trails and rentals can be found within a short distance of The Eldred Preserve.


The Eldred Preserve is happy to welcome NYS-licensed anglers of all levels! While our property's ponds are solely aesthetic features, access to Sunrise Lake will be available to our overnight guests who would like to spend the day casting a line (catch + release only please). Guests also have the option of venturing off site to explore some of Sullivan County's most well-known fishing hotspots - many just a few miles from our entrance. This is the birthplace of American fly fishing, after all!


Satisfy your natural curiosity by experiencing the beauty of the Sullivan Catskills on foot. The Eldred Preserve features bountiful hiking opportunities, whether you choose our 2-mile trail around Sunrise Lake, explore our adjoining 600-acres of surrounding forest, or venture to the multiple hiking areas within just a few miles of our resort! Our outdoor exercise stations, which overlook Sunrise Lake, are another great option for staying active while enjoying the beauty of the outdoors.


The mountains come alive in the Sullivan Catskills in autumn, offering some of the most gorgeous views and breathtaking fall colors in the country. Peaking from late September to early October, you’ll delight in the gold, orange, and red hues found amongst the trees. Whether enjoying the view from the comfort of your room, while strolling along The Eldred Preserve property, or as you’re exploring the surrounding mountains, you’ll be sure to fall in love with experiencing nature’s colorful bounty.


As your nest in the Catskills, The Eldred Preserve is here to provide everything you need to relax, reconnect, and revitalize. Stargazing, fireside chats, or sunrise yoga - The Eldred Preserve is your gateway to leisure living.


A day on the water is one of the best ways to spend a spring or summer day at The Eldred Preserve. Explore Sunrise Lake from one of our row boats, kayaks, or paddle boats, and enjoy a 360-degree view of our surrounding animal and plant life. Or venture out and explore the local waterways for even more Sullivan Catskills discovery.


Refresh and rejuvenate among the sprawling Sullivan Catskills scenery in The Eldred Preserve’s custom outdoor pool, or at one of the local watering holes! Whether you enjoy an invigorating swim, or just to comfortably float, you’ll be sure to appreciate the beautiful landscape surrounding you during your dip. Poolside food/bar service is now available Saturdays + Sundays, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.!