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About Gavins Inn

 

Welcome to…
…our all-inclusive Irish resort in the Great Northern Catskills. We specialize in groups and family reunions. We are famous for our homemade, fresh Nellie Gavin’s Irish Bread & Scones and good home-cooked food. Our Live Irish Music has also become a key attraction with our entertainment schedule full of well-known Irish and Irish-American musicians like the Andy Cooney Band, Screaming Orphans, Paddy Noonan, New York Showband with Tommy Flynn and many more. Our season runs March thru the end of October—we start the season on St. Patrick’s Day opening our Gavin’s Pub all day long serving Irish food and drink. The season comes to a close with plenty of music and drink at our Annual Guinness Festival held the Saturday of Columbus Day Weekend. Be sure to join us!

History
Established in 1961. My grandparents, Nellie & James Gavin opened Gavin’s Irish Country Inn in 1961. My father, Jack Gavin along with his other 7 brothers and sisters worked alongside my grandparents in the early years. My Dad loved working at the Inn and when he graduated from Fordham University he chose to manage the Inn alongside his parents with his wife / my mother, Margaret from Dublin, Ireland. Our Inn started off along the boarding house style and gradually grew into a traditional resort style and now we call ourselves an Inn. Today, my husband Brian and I (Bernadette Gavin-Palmieri) are the Innkeepers and we are proud to be the 3rd generation family and hope to keep our family tradition alive. We are known for a home-away from home experience, “cozy,” with clean accommodations, home-cooked yummy family meals with an Irish flare, activities for all ages such as bingo, horse racing and arts & crafts during the day to fun evening entertainment from Rock Climbing Wall to LIVE Irish Music, and more!

What Renovations or Improvements have we done in the past few years?

  1. 3 meals per day during your stay
  2. FREE Wifi in all rooms and entire Inn surroundings.
  3. HEATED POOL – open from Mother’s Day thru Columbus Day
  4. NEW guest computer in lobby and printer.
  5. Indoor & Outdoor Pool Bar
  6. NEW and the best returning Irish entertainment like the High Kings, Finbar Furey TR Dallas, Andy Cooney Band, Tommy Flynn, Kitty Kelly, Paddy Noonan, Frances Black, Deirdre Reilly and many more.
  7. Pool-view Family Suite
  8. Updated Pool Lawn Chairs
  9. Additional bon-fire spot
  10. BBQ with Karaoke & DJ EVERY Tuesday and Saturday.
  11. Updated Food Menu like our Steak, Shrimp and Clambake and more fun healthier food options and accommodations for gluten-free and dairy-free guests.
  12. Fridges, Microwaves, more pillows and free shampoo in all rooms
  13. Game Room
  14. Laundry Room
  15. NEW 1/2 Basketball Court
  16. Open on St. Patrick’s Day with LIVE Irish Music & Food all day long.
  17. NEW Irish Tea Shop in East Durham. Open July 1st, 2015.
  18. New Irish Gift Shop in our Lobby in June 2015.

 

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