Our Place

Welcome to the New Catskills!

Come travel to a whole new state of mind. Enjoy the many acres of pristine beauty and the exceptional spaces of our estate, which fuses Catskills heritage with feisty modern flair.

It’s this blend of old-world grandeur, stunning natural environment, and contemporary approach which makes The Roxbury Barn & Estate the perfect setting for a truly unique celebration.

The Carriage Barn

Our Catskills bank barnOur 167-year old bank barn is built against a cliff, with the lower floor (the caterer’s prep area) only exposed on the backside. The event spaces in the barn are on the middle and top floor.

The interior is both spacious and intimate with its two level setup, combining silver-gray washed rough-cut walls all around, with state-of-the-art modern Italian design lighting, and near-black, warm stained beams and wooden floors.

Painstakingly restored and renovated, the original post and beam construction and elegant details are combined with modern amenities like our classy bar, wifi, heating and air conditioning. It’s a solid structure, redesigned to facilitate flawless events.

The middle floor opens up to a blissful, tree-lined courtyard, surrounded by lawns and a lily pond, through two large barn doors, married to a spectacular glass facade. The bar and the spacious, comfortable restrooms are also located on the middle floor. The two upper floors of our Catskill Barn together seat up to 140 persons for dinner. Here’s a floor plan of the Barn’s middle floor.

The top floor is usually the primary dining area – though during warmer evenings, couples may also choose to have dinner on the graveled and tree lined courtyard in front of the barn. The balustrades on the top floor open up to the floor below.
Here’s a floor plan of the Barn’s top floor.

The middle level is the perfect place to continue your celebration with dancing and a band or deejay.

Each of the three floors of our carriage barn has seven windows facing the southern gardens. (These windows originally were added in the early 1940’s, when the then-owners converted the barn into a chicken coop – more on that and the rich history of our estate on our History Page.)

And once the sun sets, all stays gorgeously lit, with many hundreds of sophisticated, warm romantic lights, inside the barn and around the grounds. After dinner, transform the barn into a fun and festive disco, thanks to our light system with a color palette of over 16 million flickering colors.

The Grounds

Bordering hundreds of acres of forever wild forests in the rural region of the Central Catskills, The Roxbury Barn & Estate consists of 42 acres of forest, pine groves, rolling meadows, streams, frog ponds, and beautifully maintained perennial gardens.

Upon arrival through our tree covered driveway, you’ll enter the large, sloping meadows of Spring Hill, where a large bonfire is set up, waiting to be lit as the finale to your day. Spring Hill and the pavilion on top offer gorgeous mountain views. The pavilion serves as a first meeting point for your guests, and also gets used as the location for cocktail hour.

The adjacent pine grove at the edge of our forest is the ideal open air setting for a Catskill wedding ceremony. Its tall pine trees create the feel of a natural cathedral, adding drama and serenity to the occasion.

Strolling down Spring Hill, you and your guests will enter the tree lined courtyard, leading to the carriage barn with its large open barn doors. On a warmer evening, the courtyard with its rambling brook on one side and the water lily pond on the other, is also a great spot for an outdoor dinner celebration.

Here’s a PDF of our property map.


Roxbury and Surroundings

The Roxbury Barn & Estate is located just over a mile from Roxbury’s village Main Street, and during your wedding weekend you and your guests are minutes from kayaking in Lake Wawaka, mountain biking at Plattekill, golf courses and hiking paths, a train ride through our valley, shopping and antiquing, a distillery tasting, or browsing the famous Round Barn Farmers Market.

Things to do around Roxbury

The weather in the Central Catskills

Directions to The Roxbury Barn & Estate

A Place with a Story

Built as a summer house with a horse carriage barn more than a century and a half ago, The Captain’s House and the Roxbury Barn & Estate were founded by a Mississippi riverboat captain. Since then the barn has served as chicken coop (though that adventure was short-lived), and the place has starred in an Oscar nominated movie…

More on the history of The Roxbury Barn & Estate

View our photo and video galleries, starting at the carriage barn

Raves for The Roxbury Barn & Estate