One of the wonderful things about our little place in the woods is having travelers from all over the world come for a visit. Sometimes people stay for a night and sometimes for a month. We never know much about them before they settle down into one of our cabin rentals, but most of the time we're able to "get to know them" a bit during their stay. This interaction comes in many forms from an initial walkabout of the property, to sharing a cold drink by the beach to star gazing around the bonfire and more. One of our visitors that we were delighted to meet and get to know better was a beautiful soul named Catherine who traveled from the U.K. to tour New York State.
She spent nearly a month whirling around from the reaches of NY from Long Island to Buffalo and beyond. We were lucky enough to have her choose our place as part of her tour. As a travel writer for Responsible Travel, Catherine was checking out many spots throughout the state to get a sense of what New York State was all about and the types of "responsible travel" destinations and activities the state had to offer. Long story short... we really enjoyed Catherine's visit and we were so thrilled and honored when she and the Responsible Travel folks named Wellnesste Lodge as "One of the Top 10 Things to do in NY".
Here's the excerpt from the Top 10 List. Wellnesste Lodge appeared as #9...
"It is often the people who make the place, and this is definitely the case at Wellness: Té Lodge in Taberg, Central New York. The name is derived from the Sanskrit 'Namaste' meaning 'greetings onto you' , the owners adapting it to 'wellness onto you' in the hope that guests will feel revived by nature that surrounds them here. There is indeed something healing and calm about this place, a haven for families with Fish Creek running through its sixty acres. You can swim and tube in the river, chill out in one of their Norwegian style cabins, go birdwatching in their biodiverse grounds, or just chill on their wooded walking trails, ideal for snowshoeing in winter too. Generous and warm hosts, Christophe and Karen Marin-Gerlach are French and Norwegian respectively and their den of natural deliciousness has been informed by their joint cultural heritage as well as their innate passion for conservation. Still in its nascence and growing organically, it is sure to keep blossoming for a long time to come."