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A Mayan-Themed Suite for Enjoying the End of the World, Whenever It Comes
Conde Nast Traveler
December, 2012

By Jennifer Wood

Okay, so you don’t really believe that the world is going to end on December 21. Well neither do the folks behind The Roxbury, a “boutique motel resort” in New York’s Catskill Mountains. How do we know this? Because the resort’s newest themed suite—the Archaeologist’s Digs, which features a Mayan temple design in one of its three bedrooms—isn’t scheduled to open to the public until December 26. A full five days after the Mayan calendar predicts the big finale. We guess this is actually a good thing for anyone traveling upstate—they’ll get to relive the apocalyptic suspense anytime they stay here.

As for what’s inside, don’t let the cottage’s quaintness fool you. Behind a white clapboard exterior, you’ll find three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a decked-out gourmet kitchen, and a treasure trove of antiques and memorabilia from around the world, acquired from a local adventurer/educator who was a fan of the Roxbury’s other fantasy rooms (which take inspiration from everything from Breakfast at Tiffany’s to Saturday Night Fever).


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