Sullivan County B&Bs grow

MONTICELLO – Despite the ongoing pandemic, the number of B&Bs and boutique hotel rooms continue to grow and that is a factor of the rural nature of the county. That assessment comes from Roberta Byron-Lockwood, president of the Sullivan County Visitors Association.

She said given the distance from the New York metropolitan area and what the county has to offer visitors, Sullivan is doing quite well in terms of tourism given COVID-19.

“As we have kind of taken that pause in 2020, we have provided an additional location because of our rural character, because of the great outdoors, the ability to isolate for the most part in visits and visitation, has maintained our Sullivan Catskills through these very difficult times,” she said.

People continue to come to the Catskills to ‘escape’ from the metro region, Lockwood said.

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