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  • All-inclusive, four-season resort
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Children's activities
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About Gavin's Irish Country Inn

When I told my family and friends that I visited the Catskills, almost every person mentioned the classic film, "Dirty Dancing." And when someone asked if I stayed at a hotel like the one in the movie, I actually replied "yes," because there was plenty of Irish dancing, children's activities, food and festivals, similar to the events "Baby" and her family attended in the 1987 hit.

There's nothing luxurious about Gavin's Irish Country Inn. It's old and hasn't visibly been updated in a while. Yet, it has a unique charm that I've never found at another resort.

The hotel's history began in 1961, when Ireland-natives Nellie and Jim Gavin purchased Golden Hill House. With eight children in tow, the Gavin family turned old-fashioned boarding houses into a resort for families like themselves.

While the owners of the resort have "passed the baton" several times since its inception, the business has stayed in the family, maintaining its original cozy, Irish ambiance. Today, it has eight buildings, a pool, a pub and more.

Written by Amanda Geronikos

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  • Tots (0-2)
  • Kids (3-6)
  • Kids (7-9)
  • Tweens (10-12)
  • Teens (13+)

Family Interests

  • All Inclusive
  • Hiking
  • Museum/Cultural
  • Water Parks

Family Amenities

  • Connecting Rooms
  • Cribs
  • Family Room 5+
  • Game Room
  • Meal Plan
  • Onsite Dining
  • Pool

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