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 While there are many gems to enjoy during your stay in The Digs, the crown jewel is without a doubt the <a target='_new' class='external' href='https://vimeo.com/68627138'>400 gallon saltwater aquarium</a> that forms the focal point of two totally different rooms in the luxury cottage. Cleopatra and her underwater protectors (seen in the photo above) are actually extremely enchanting and gracious hosts. You’ll be friending each other on <a target='_new' class='external' href='http://www.facebook.com/pages/Roxbury-NY/The-Roxbury-Contemporary-Catskill-Lodging/59380965790'>facebook</a> and following each other on twitter by the time you leave, we’re sure. They did not let their appearance on <a target='_new' class='external' href='https://vimeo.com/68627138'>Animal Planet’s Tanked</a> go to their heads at all. They will keep you company while you’re in the living room and while you're in the bathroom they will probably provide you with one of the most unique showering experiences of your life. They have become our babies and get very lonely and scared without their parents around, so thank you in advance for taking good care of our children during your stay.Presenting the common living area of The Digs. A feast for your eyes and senses to explore on every surface, around every corner, on all levels. So much more than a photo can reveal. A photo hints at the Sultan’s Tent dining experience, the adventure maps embedded into the walls, the natural stone bar with Black Persia granite countertops, the exotic antiques from afar, and on and on. But it doesn’t show the 50” surround sound television experience, the magical fireplace, the walls of ancient treasures, the golden Mesopotamian statue perched inside a solar tube, the textures, the fabrics, and most importantly, the luxurious coziness of it all.Is lighting life? If so, The Digs is about as full of life as you can get. And it’s not just the 6 foot tall iron King Arthur chandelier shown here. It’s subtle amber track lighting that creates a warm glow; it’s 9 chain link Marconi-bulb pendants dangling to enlighten hand hewn beams; it’s new recessed LED lighting technology revealing hidden treasures; it’s antique brass lanterns from Iran circa 1952; it’s the drama from a single fireplace flame; it’s the mystery light illuminating from Cleopatra’s underwater sarcophagus aquarium in the center of the room. And hopefully it’s the aura of happiness that surrounds you while you stay here.No matter what the season... Peaceful, quaint, charming, serene cottage with generous grounds, stone pathways, abundant seasonal flowers, river frontage, generous deck with two cheerful umbrella’d tables with side entrance directly into the gourmet kitchen. So quietly elegant. And so deceiving as to what lurks inside. BROU HOO HOO HOO HA HA HA!Our Mayan Stone God greets you as you enter the foyer/mud room with its snake pit wallpaper designed by Mark Mothersbaugh of new wave band Devo fame, its iron Spanish colonial wall sconces, its gray stone floor, and its enormous overhead boulder (not shown here). But is it just an ancient stone God? One must discover the secret lever and find out… (Or just scroll to the next photo).Open sesame! And the foyer secret door reveals The Digs secret Mayan stone chamber with its illuminated blue ceiling depicting the Mayan astrological chart and its ancient stone walls and floor that tell the story of the Mayan numerical system, alphabet, and prophecies that still survive today. But what does one do in here?  Worship at the alter? Meditate? Chant? Scroll to the next photo for discovery.Pull the nose ring on the Mayan Maternity Goddess wall sculpture and voila!  The ancient secret chamber becomes its own bedchamber with Murphy bed, special compartments for nightstands, 42” Internet-ready TV and DVD player, luggage storage, and direct connection to protective Mayan deities.  Is it a spacious room? Uh, no.  Is it total fantasy?  Uh, yes.Am I only dreaming, or is this burning an eternal flame? Well, you ain’t dreamin! It may not be eternal, but it is indeed a flame that comes out of the head of the Aztec vessel in the fireplace in the living room underneath the giant TV. Every room needs one, dontcha think? <a target='_new' class='external' href='https://vimeo.com/68627138'>Cleopatra rests peacefully</a> in her underwater tomb as she floats guard over her bathroom made to make her feel right at home. A masterpiece in trompe l'oeil painting, the walls and ceiling of the bathroom create the illusion of being inside a treasure chamber of a mythical tomb hidden inside an Egyptian Pyramid. Ancient floor-to-ceiling stonework provides the backdrop for the hieroglyphic crown molding that surrounds the illusion of looking up into the top of a pyramid (with shafts of light shining down through cracks, of course). Cleo’s historical Pharaoh friends Tutankhamen and Nefertiti are there to keep her company as well as some of her favorite deities like Anubis – the jackal God of mummification, and multiple scarabs - symbols of immortality and resurrection. We hope you’ll feel immortal after showering amongst all of this opulence.Yes, the fish will see you naked. Is an eel a fish?  Dunno. But the eel in the tank is gonna see you naked too. If you have issues with that, then you should either use the other bathroom in The Digs or not rent the cottage at all. However, we encourage you to let go of any insecurities you may have and allow yourself to shower with the fish. And if you’re worried about people on the living room side of the tank seeing you naked, then just flip the switch next to the shower and it instantaneously fogs up the glass on the living room side. So you’ll be able to see the fish while you shower, but nobody else will be able to see you! Many thanks to the boys from <a target='_new' class='external' href='https://vimeo.com/68627138'>Tanked on Animal Planet</a> for devising the cool installation for us.Would you believe us if we told you that this gold leaf Mahogany bed in the Cleopatra bedroom weighs over 500 lbs, was made in Indonesia, and got lost on its way to the U.S. in a typhoon in the Indian Ocean? That the room’s chandelier was hand made in Cairo (Egypt, not New York)? That the room has a golden pharaoh throne chair and above the chair is Alexander the Great’s war Mask? That the room has a door to the outside to its own private outdoor shower? WELL YA BETTER BELIEVE IT BABY! And if you want to feel regal, then this is the bedroom in which to rest your royal patootie wootie!This is your view out of the glass door in the Cleopatra bedroom. A view of your own personal private outdoor shower area made from stone quarried not too far from The Roxbury.  We hope you won’t mind having some guests with you while you shower. Since this is part of Cleopatra’s bedroom, she is there to protect your privacy while you shower (in her full pharaoh regalia). And since you cannot be there all of the time, we put a bust of Mark Antony out there to keep her company. Or is it Julius Caesar?  Doesn’t matter, she was into both of them. And the bust lights up different colors at night to match the colors lighting up the trees. Wait a minute, was that a red light or did you just make 'ol Julius blush?Okay, we know what you’re thinking. Stop it. Shame on you. This bedroom was inspired by the most famous archaeologist/adventurer of all time who is very well known for his leather bomber jacket, brown fedora, and bullwhip. We wanted to create a room that makes you feel like you’re spending the night in a beautiful brown leather box and well, why not make a bed canopy out of 40 bullwhips while we’re at it?  If you want to call it 50 Shades of Roxbury go right ahead, but that was NOT our original intention. Big flat screen Internet TV, DVD player, and all the other amenities that the other bedrooms have as well. Whip it good. (Sorry, how could we NOT say that?)There is a famous line in one of the Indiana Jones’ flicks where Indy says, “If you wanna be an archaeologist, then you gotta get out of the library!” So we thought it would be fun to create a hallway where it’s a tad difficult to figure out what’s hidden ON THE OTHER SIDE of the library! The Digs library hallway contains five secret doorways accessed by the the 3-D books sticking out from the library’s walls. The doors lead you into two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and our secret-mineshaft-cave-spying room. Yes, we just said secret-mineshaft-cave-spying room.Now you see ‘em, now you don’t! Now you see ‘em, now you don’t! The leather-and-bullwhip bedroom and Cleopatra’s Tomb bathroom are two of the rooms accessed through the library hallway.Give to me your leather. Take from me my lace. My gold. My jewels. My opulence. My deities. My pageantry. Take that all away and you have me, the other bathroom at The Digs. The antithesis of the Cleopatra’s Tomb bathroom.  Tile that looks like real bomber jacket leather, other tile that looks like crocodile skin, dark faucetry, industrial lighting, deep soaking tub. It all reeks of masculinity. Reeks of adventure and danger. But don’t worry, it doesn’t reek like masculinity that has just machete’d its way through a hot and dense Amazonian jungle without a single squirt of Right Guard. Use our Lather eucalyptus bath salts and it just reeks of relaxing, aromatherapeutic (is that a word?) paradise.One of the seating areas along the stone pathway adjacent to the barn. Sit in our signature lime green ‘Queen of Love’ chairs and look down at the water or take the steps down to an outdoor dining table by the water. (See next photo). Or sit in the chairs at night and enjoy the light show on the trees along the pathway. They change color depending on the holiday, the time of year, our moods, etc. But don’t worry, they are not so bright that you can’t see the stars at night. Oh my stars, the stars…The stone pathway ends with steps down to a table by the river. But you can’t hear the sound of the water in this photo. You need to hear it. Especially at night. Ah, serenity…According to the wikipedia definition, ‘gourmet’ is… ‘a cultural ideal associated with the culinary arts of fine food and drink, which is characterized by refined, even elaborate preparations and presentations of aesthetically balanced meals of several contrasting, often quite rich courses. The term and its associated practices are usually used positively to describe people of refined taste and passion.’ So whether or not you want to cook like a gourmet or just open up a can of spam and smother it with Heinz Ketchup, we don’t care. But we wanted you to have a kitchen that at least makes you FEEL like a gourmet while you’re in it. Good quality pots and pans and tableware and glassware and linens and spices and utensils are all courtesy of The Digs. Oh, and the countertops are imported from Brazil and are called ‘Black Persia.’ Why they’re called Black Persia when they’re imported from Brazil, we have no earthly idea.Remember earlier we said something about the ‘secret-mineshaft-cave-spying-room?’ What does that mean, you ask? Well, imagine a little room (accessed through the library hallway) that is actually an old mineshaft built into a prehistoric cave. And by putting your face into the indentations on one wall, you can “spy” on the inhabitants of the living room through face masks used as décor on the wall of the living room. The dimly-lit cave comes complete with its own lantern so that you can explore its walls for their drawings and secret codes. And the cave walls glitter from thousands of years of water forming glistening calcium deposits. After all, life is truly meaningless without glitter. We mean that. 
While there are many gems to enjoy during your stay in The Digs, the crown jewel is without a doubt the <a target='_new' class='external' href='https://vimeo.com/68627138'>400 gallon saltwater aquarium</a> that forms the focal point of two totally different rooms in the luxury cottage. Cleopatra and her underwater protectors (seen in the photo above) are actually extremely enchanting and gracious hosts. You’ll be friending each other on <a target='_new' class='external' href='http://www.facebook.com/pages/Roxbury-NY/The-Roxbury-Contemporary-Catskill-Lodging/59380965790'>facebook</a> and following each other on twitter by the time you leave, we’re sure. They did not let their appearance on <a target='_new' class='external' href='https://vimeo.com/68627138'>Animal Planet’s Tanked</a> go to their heads at all. They will keep you company while you’re in the living room and while you're in the bathroom they will probably provide you with one of the most unique showering experiences of your life. They have become our babies and get very lonely and scared without their parents around, so thank you in advance for taking good care of our children during your stay.Presenting the common living area of The Digs. A feast for your eyes and senses to explore on every surface, around every corner, on all levels. So much more than a photo can reveal. A photo hints at the Sultan’s Tent dining experience, the adventure maps embedded into the walls, the natural stone bar with Black Persia granite countertops, the exotic antiques from afar, and on and on. But it doesn’t show the 50” surround sound television experience, the magical fireplace, the walls of ancient treasures, the golden Mesopotamian statue perched inside a solar tube, the textures, the fabrics, and most importantly, the luxurious coziness of it all.Is lighting life? If so, The Digs is about as full of life as you can get. And it’s not just the 6 foot tall iron King Arthur chandelier shown here. It’s subtle amber track lighting that creates a warm glow; it’s 9 chain link Marconi-bulb pendants dangling to enlighten hand hewn beams; it’s new recessed LED lighting technology revealing hidden treasures; it’s antique brass lanterns from Iran circa 1952; it’s the drama from a single fireplace flame; it’s the mystery light illuminating from Cleopatra’s underwater sarcophagus aquarium in the center of the room. And hopefully it’s the aura of happiness that surrounds you while you stay here.No matter what the season... Peaceful, quaint, charming, serene cottage with generous grounds, stone pathways, abundant seasonal flowers, river frontage, generous deck with two cheerful umbrella’d tables with side entrance directly into the gourmet kitchen. So quietly elegant. And so deceiving as to what lurks inside. BROU HOO HOO HOO HA HA HA!Our Mayan Stone God greets you as you enter the foyer/mud room with its snake pit wallpaper designed by Mark Mothersbaugh of new wave band Devo fame, its iron Spanish colonial wall sconces, its gray stone floor, and its enormous overhead boulder (not shown here). But is it just an ancient stone God? One must discover the secret lever and find out… (Or just scroll to the next photo).Open sesame! And the foyer secret door reveals The Digs secret Mayan stone chamber with its illuminated blue ceiling depicting the Mayan astrological chart and its ancient stone walls and floor that tell the story of the Mayan numerical system, alphabet, and prophecies that still survive today. But what does one do in here?  Worship at the alter? Meditate? Chant? Scroll to the next photo for discovery.Pull the nose ring on the Mayan Maternity Goddess wall sculpture and voila!  The ancient secret chamber becomes its own bedchamber with Murphy bed, special compartments for nightstands, 42” Internet-ready TV and DVD player, luggage storage, and direct connection to protective Mayan deities.  Is it a spacious room? Uh, no.  Is it total fantasy?  Uh, yes.Am I only dreaming, or is this burning an eternal flame? Well, you ain’t dreamin! It may not be eternal, but it is indeed a flame that comes out of the head of the Aztec vessel in the fireplace in the living room underneath the giant TV. Every room needs one, dontcha think? <a target='_new' class='external' href='https://vimeo.com/68627138'>Cleopatra rests peacefully</a> in her underwater tomb as she floats guard over her bathroom made to make her feel right at home. A masterpiece in trompe l'oeil painting, the walls and ceiling of the bathroom create the illusion of being inside a treasure chamber of a mythical tomb hidden inside an Egyptian Pyramid. Ancient floor-to-ceiling stonework provides the backdrop for the hieroglyphic crown molding that surrounds the illusion of looking up into the top of a pyramid (with shafts of light shining down through cracks, of course). Cleo’s historical Pharaoh friends Tutankhamen and Nefertiti are there to keep her company as well as some of her favorite deities like Anubis – the jackal God of mummification, and multiple scarabs - symbols of immortality and resurrection. We hope you’ll feel immortal after showering amongst all of this opulence.Yes, the fish will see you naked. Is an eel a fish?  Dunno. But the eel in the tank is gonna see you naked too. If you have issues with that, then you should either use the other bathroom in The Digs or not rent the cottage at all. However, we encourage you to let go of any insecurities you may have and allow yourself to shower with the fish. And if you’re worried about people on the living room side of the tank seeing you naked, then just flip the switch next to the shower and it instantaneously fogs up the glass on the living room side. So you’ll be able to see the fish while you shower, but nobody else will be able to see you! Many thanks to the boys from <a target='_new' class='external' href='https://vimeo.com/68627138'>Tanked on Animal Planet</a> for devising the cool installation for us.Would you believe us if we told you that this gold leaf Mahogany bed in the Cleopatra bedroom weighs over 500 lbs, was made in Indonesia, and got lost on its way to the U.S. in a typhoon in the Indian Ocean? That the room’s chandelier was hand made in Cairo (Egypt, not New York)? That the room has a golden pharaoh throne chair and above the chair is Alexander the Great’s war Mask? That the room has a door to the outside to its own private outdoor shower? WELL YA BETTER BELIEVE IT BABY! And if you want to feel regal, then this is the bedroom in which to rest your royal patootie wootie!This is your view out of the glass door in the Cleopatra bedroom. A view of your own personal private outdoor shower area made from stone quarried not too far from The Roxbury.  We hope you won’t mind having some guests with you while you shower. Since this is part of Cleopatra’s bedroom, she is there to protect your privacy while you shower (in her full pharaoh regalia). And since you cannot be there all of the time, we put a bust of Mark Antony out there to keep her company. Or is it Julius Caesar?  Doesn’t matter, she was into both of them. And the bust lights up different colors at night to match the colors lighting up the trees. Wait a minute, was that a red light or did you just make 'ol Julius blush?Okay, we know what you’re thinking. Stop it. Shame on you. This bedroom was inspired by the most famous archaeologist/adventurer of all time who is very well known for his leather bomber jacket, brown fedora, and bullwhip. We wanted to create a room that makes you feel like you’re spending the night in a beautiful brown leather box and well, why not make a bed canopy out of 40 bullwhips while we’re at it?  If you want to call it 50 Shades of Roxbury go right ahead, but that was NOT our original intention. Big flat screen Internet TV, DVD player, and all the other amenities that the other bedrooms have as well. Whip it good. (Sorry, how could we NOT say that?)There is a famous line in one of the Indiana Jones’ flicks where Indy says, “If you wanna be an archaeologist, then you gotta get out of the library!” So we thought it would be fun to create a hallway where it’s a tad difficult to figure out what’s hidden ON THE OTHER SIDE of the library! The Digs library hallway contains five secret doorways accessed by the the 3-D books sticking out from the library’s walls. The doors lead you into two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and our secret-mineshaft-cave-spying room. Yes, we just said secret-mineshaft-cave-spying room.Now you see ‘em, now you don’t! Now you see ‘em, now you don’t! The leather-and-bullwhip bedroom and Cleopatra’s Tomb bathroom are two of the rooms accessed through the library hallway.Give to me your leather. Take from me my lace. My gold. My jewels. My opulence. My deities. My pageantry. Take that all away and you have me, the other bathroom at The Digs. The antithesis of the Cleopatra’s Tomb bathroom.  Tile that looks like real bomber jacket leather, other tile that looks like crocodile skin, dark faucetry, industrial lighting, deep soaking tub. It all reeks of masculinity. Reeks of adventure and danger. But don’t worry, it doesn’t reek like masculinity that has just machete’d its way through a hot and dense Amazonian jungle without a single squirt of Right Guard. Use our Lather eucalyptus bath salts and it just reeks of relaxing, aromatherapeutic (is that a word?) paradise.One of the seating areas along the stone pathway adjacent to the barn. Sit in our signature lime green ‘Queen of Love’ chairs and look down at the water or take the steps down to an outdoor dining table by the water. (See next photo). Or sit in the chairs at night and enjoy the light show on the trees along the pathway. They change color depending on the holiday, the time of year, our moods, etc. But don’t worry, they are not so bright that you can’t see the stars at night. Oh my stars, the stars…The stone pathway ends with steps down to a table by the river. But you can’t hear the sound of the water in this photo. You need to hear it. Especially at night. Ah, serenity…According to the wikipedia definition, ‘gourmet’ is… ‘a cultural ideal associated with the culinary arts of fine food and drink, which is characterized by refined, even elaborate preparations and presentations of aesthetically balanced meals of several contrasting, often quite rich courses. The term and its associated practices are usually used positively to describe people of refined taste and passion.’ So whether or not you want to cook like a gourmet or just open up a can of spam and smother it with Heinz Ketchup, we don’t care. But we wanted you to have a kitchen that at least makes you FEEL like a gourmet while you’re in it. Good quality pots and pans and tableware and glassware and linens and spices and utensils are all courtesy of The Digs. Oh, and the countertops are imported from Brazil and are called ‘Black Persia.’ Why they’re called Black Persia when they’re imported from Brazil, we have no earthly idea.Remember earlier we said something about the ‘secret-mineshaft-cave-spying-room?’ What does that mean, you ask? Well, imagine a little room (accessed through the library hallway) that is actually an old mineshaft built into a prehistoric cave. And by putting your face into the indentations on one wall, you can “spy” on the inhabitants of the living room through face masks used as décor on the wall of the living room. The dimly-lit cave comes complete with its own lantern so that you can explore its walls for their drawings and secret codes. And the cave walls glitter from thousands of years of water forming glistening calcium deposits. After all, life is truly meaningless without glitter. We mean that.
  While there are many gems to enjoy during your stay in The Digs, the crown jewel is without a doubt the 400 gallon saltwater aquarium that forms the focal point of two totally different rooms in the luxury cottage. Cleopatra and her underwater protectors (seen in the photo above) are actually extremely enchanting and gracious hosts. You’ll be friending each other on facebook and following each other on twitter by the time you leave, we’re sure. They did not let their appearance on Animal Planet’s Tanked go to their heads at all. They will keep you company while you’re in the living room and while you're in the bathroom they will probably provide you with one of the most unique showering experiences of your life. They have become our babies and get very lonely and scared without their parents around, so thank you in advance for taking good care of our children during your stay.   Instructions: click on the "back" or "next" buttons to scroll through the photo series.