The Arnold House Est. Prior to 1930

839 Shandelee Road, Livingston Manor, NY, United States

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The Arnold House is a fun and lively retreat set on Shandelee Mountain. 
With 16 guest rooms, a Pool, Barn, Greenhouse, our Tavern restaurant, gardens, hiking trails and so much more, the inn is built to accommodate everything from yearound weekend getaways to corporate retreats to weddings and celebrations of all shapes and sizes.
The Lowdown
Barn / Farm / Ranch
Bed & Breakfast / Inn
Boutique Hotel
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Restaurant / Private Dining
Farm View
Landscaped Grounds
Rolling Hills
Mid-Century Modern
Shabby Chic
Baby Shower
Bachelor / Bachelorette Party
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Engagement Party

Venue Setting

If you are looking for a fun and unique backdrop but don't want to compromise on great local food for your dream wedding or private event, The Arnold House on Shandelee may be just what you are looking for! We host weddings year-round with a focus on customizing your big day so that everything is what you’ve ever dreamed of. Located 2 hours north of NYC, our country retreat specializes in lively barn events and outdoor weekend weddings on our expansive grounds. We also offer cozy affairs during winter months with our temperature-controlled plant filled Greenhouse and roaring wood stoves in our main inn.

Our dedicated and passionate staff will make sure your wedding weekend is a weekend to remember – full of memories amidst loved ones, and we offer multiple backdrops and locations for your events to help keep the weekend feeling varied and exciting.

Enjoy carefully crafted menus that showcase best in seasonality that are not only playful but will leave your guests asking for seconds and thirds! We are committed to sourcing food from good people we know and are happy to work with you to create a personalized menu you’ve always dreamed of. Rest assured everything will be seasonally fresh, local & yum!

Skip the pressure and have some fun - not only will we help you host the perfect wedding, we will also take care of your guests from when they first check-in to when they pack their bags to head back to reality. Let us help plan seasonal activities for you and the gang to make sure you optimize the area and the weekend. We have the inside scoop on all your must do’s.

We would be honored to work with you on such an important occasion and our team is committed to helping you get it just right! After all it is your big day and we want it to feel as personable and tailored to the two of you as possible.

Looking for a way to perk up your team and forge strong relationships with your collegues? We also host corporate retreats year round featuring a welcomed escape with nature as your backdrop.

(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?


Estimated Price Per Head

from $65 to $200


Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event


Celebrations Hosted Here Since
Prior to 1930
3 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Indoors & Outdoors
Designated Smoking Areas Only

Our sixteen guest rooms are situated across four buildings on our property: The Main Building, The Garden House, Shandelee Post, and Bobbie’s Farmhouse. The rooms are designed to be warm and inviting. All feature either natural cork or original wood floors, antique furniture and vintage fixtures. Cozy down duvet bedding, Sferra towels and bathrobes and an uncluttered design makes these rooms an easy place to wind down.

In The Arnold House Main Building we have 9 rooms on the second floor with either twin, queen or king beds. In our tranquil Garden House, we have three rooms available: a large split-level suite, which is perfect for a family with children, and two Studios with king beds. The Shandelee Post Building is located across the street from The Arnold House Main Building and features our Shandelee Post Loft, Shandelee Post Studio, and Shandelee Post Suite. Our latest addition, Bobbie’s Farmhouse is a 3 bedroom, three-bathroom home across from the Main Inn.

All rooms include complimentary breakfast, daily snack bar, full service Tavern & Bar, high-speed free WiFi, multiple guest common areas and wood stoves, Barn & Greenhouse, Pool and gardens, lots of outdoor seating, daily cookie service, private hiking trails, daily happenings and more.

All rooms have Sferra robes, towels & linens, cozy down duvet bedding, cork flooring, Malin & Goetz products. We also have complimentary WiFi throughout, complimentary daily breakfast, a full service bar and tavern on property.

Eco/Green Events
Pet-Friendly Events
Kid Friendly Events
Inside Scoop

Open year-round, The Arnold House is always offering a variety of fun weekend and weeknight programming events for our local - and visiting guests. Not to miss each year is our Ice Fishing Derby in February, Camp Arnold in July and Holiday season on Shandelee. We also host a variety of happenings throughout the week- live music, yoga, karoake nights and s'mores around the bonfire whenever the weather allows! Check in with us to see what might be happening when you are visiting!

  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Street Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
  • Other
Venue Features
The Scene:

Located 2 hours north of New York City in the western Catskills, the Arnold House is a country retreat. Set on 7 acres and nestled into the forest of Shandelee Mountain, staying at The Arnold is an experience more akin to staying with old friends than a traditional hotel.  Consider it your home base for your festivities!

Your wedding event wont be copy and paste- it will be filled with festivities catered to your personalities as a couple.

The scene is fun, lively and a favorite amongst those who never want the party to end!

Rich in history, the building has been serving the local community and city escapists for over 100 years. Having just undergone a renovation in the Spring of 2014, the building inherently represents the many eras in which it has served its guests. The rooming house era of the 1920s, the booming Catskill Resort era of the ‘50s and ‘60s and all the in betweens. The Arnold aims to respect our sense of place and history while giving guests a clean, contemporary sensibility.

The Tavern is much the same now as it has been for the past 50 years. Guests will find friendly, warm and lively service and a menu that embraces comfortable accessibility and local ingredients including trout from our world famous rivers. There is a pool table, jukebox and spontaneous singing is encouraged. A deck just outside the sunroom offers cocktails and full tavern fare, weather permitting. This hospitality also extends out to our classic BBQ Barn and grounds, where we host live music events, weddings, reunions and much more. If you are looking for a rustic country backdrop but don't want to compromise on great local food for your dream wedding, The Arnold House on Shandelee may be just what you are looking for! 
Standout Venue Features:
The Arnold offers multiple backdrops and locations for your wedding festivities throughout the weekend to help keep the weekend varied and exciting. To name a few....

The Greenhouse- Newly constructed in 2019 and merged with the old barn, The Greenhouse is a 24 x 70 foot tropical oasis where the temperature never dips below 60°. With over 150 exotic, tropical, and sub-tropical plants collected from far and wide you will feel as though you’ve stepped from a meadow in Catskill Mountains to a jungle in the tropics.

The Barn- Our favorite place to host weddings and events is in our newly renovated pole barn with a skylight ceiling, handcrafted farm tables, string lights and a band stand overlooking our meadows. Here we can seat up to 150 people and o!er a variety of layouts for all types of a!airs. A nearby bonfire pit allows for the night to end right with s’mores and a direct view to our starry skies.

The Meadows- Located just past our Barn and overlooking a small pond you will find our meadows.  A perfect place for an on-site ceremony or tented a!air, for up to 225, amidst the wildflowers and seasonal beauty.

Shandelee Post Garden- Directly across the street from The Arnold House, just beyond the Shandelee Post Building, our cutting garden makes the perfect backdrop for an intimate welcome dinner for up to 50 people.
Extra Perks:

There is nothing standard about us.  Our event rental fee includes: 

Ceremony on-site (set up & breakdown included-- It’s the reason you’re here)

Our Team

- Personalized attention from our management team throughout the weekend

- Full staff throughout the weekend, including set up, breakdown and clean up

- Assistance in arranging activities for your guests throughout the weekend to round out their experience -- We’ll keep them busy until the ceremony, so you don’t have to!

- Custom built farm tables and chairs in the Barn (seating up to 10-12 people each)

- Selection of high top tables - perfect for cocktail hour and additional events throughout the weekend

- Assorted and carefully curated catering supplies (e.g. vintage apple crates and farm baskets) to create the perfect atmosphere for food stations and food service

- A selection of outdoor furniture

- Use of curated furniture pieces to create stylish lounge areas throughout space

- Lighting in event spaces including vintage and string lighting already fully installed in the Barn -- ambiance is everything!

- iPod plug-in ready speaker system in the Barn & Sonos in Main Dining Room

- Large selection of lawn games

- Exclusive access to property for the weekend

- Bonfire pit (for late night s’mores & whiskey!) located next to the barn providing an additional gathering space for guests

- Restrooms in the Barn -- Newly built!

- Beautifully landscaped grounds designed & maintained by our Director of Gardens, Scott Woods, and his team -- Great for pictures, exploration, and private moments!

- A brand new Pool - making her debut in Spring 2024!


- The following items are available for use upon request: Bud vases, tea lights, flatware, plates, glassware, cloth napkins, and bar-ware.

Helpful Tid-bits

- You will also be given access to customized floor plans, high speed wifi & phone access, as well as our preferred vendor list, and most extended family in the Catskills & memories for years to come!


Awards & NotablesNew York Magazine - "Fifteen New Outside Places to Get Hitched" (Spring 2016)
Travel + Leisure - "The Perfect Three-Day Weekend in the Catskills" (August 2016)
NY Times - "Bright Leaves, Great Deal" (September 2016)
Vogue Netherlands - "Living - Get Comfy" (October 2016)
Dujour - "Haute Hotels" (June 2016)
NBC's The Today Show - "Travel + Leisure's Jaqcui Gifford discusses The Arnold at the 1:17 mark" (May 2016)
Fodors - "Coolest Hotels in the Catskills" (April 2016)
Fathom Away - "A Two Hotel Hideaway in New York's Catskill Mountains" (November 2015)
Forbes - "The Easiest Weekend Escape from New York City" (November 2015)
Beekman 1802 - "Dream Catchers" (Winter 2015)
Travel + Leisure - "8 Chic Catskills Design Hotels to Visit Year Round" (January 2016) 
Food & Wine - "Counterculture in the Catskills" (November 2015)
NY Magazine - "See the Sophisticated Side of Sullivan County" (November 2015)
Travel + Leisure  - "Nine Inns Perfect for a Weekend Getaway from NYC (October 2015)
Escape Brooklyn - "The Arnold House" (June 2015)
Fathom Away - "U.S. Road Trips: The Northeast" (June 2015)
And North - "Eight Favorite Places to Stay Upstate" (June 2015)
Tasting Table - "The Hot 100 List: Escape from New York" (June 2015)
Thrillist - "10 Best Weekend Getaways from NY" (August 2015)
NY Times Style Magazine - "A Modern Catskills Country Inn Offers Throwback Pleasures - Ice Fishing Included" (Feb 2015)
Time Magazine - "50 Best Places to Visit in 2015" (Dec 2014)
Refinery 29 - 10 Cool, Nearby Getaways to Book this Weekend (Jan 2015)
Out Traveler - A Proustian Travel Guide: Sims Foster (Jan 2015)
The Daily Beast - "The Catskills Gets Its Groove Back, With Brooklyn's Help" (Jan 2015)
Fodors - “5 Reasons to visit the Catskills now” (June 2014)
Travel + Leisure - "New Catskills B&B: The Arnold House" (August 2014)
Celebration Locations
The Barn:
Where the festivities are held!
- View: Overlooking our meadows, pool and bonfire pit, our Barn sits central on our property in the middle of all the action.
- Max Capacity: 150
The Greenhouse:
A plant filled magical oasis perfect for your "I Do's".
- View: Overlooking our meadows, pool and bonfire pit, our Barn sits central on our property in the middle of all the action.
- Max Capacity: 80
The Meadows:
Meadows and pond provide a scenic backdrop for your outdoor affair.
- View: A starry sky and wildflower filled meadows.
- Max Capacity: 200
Sun Room:
Vintage woodstove, well appointed seating and beautiful views through greenhouse provide scenic and intimate backdrop for your small event.
- View: The property
- Max Capacity: 20
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
With carefully crafted menus showcasing the best of the season, James Beard Award Nominee, The Arnold House, specializes in playful takes on dishes from classic BBQ, where you and your guests will watch our culinary team transform smoked brisket, pulled pork and BBQ chicken on our outdoor grill, to spanish-influenced paella with mussels, shrimp, chorizo, chicken, and Sa!ron Rice.  If BBQ or Paella aren’t your thing, don’t fret! Our team will work with you to customize a menu based on all your guilty pleasures.
Bars & Lounges:
With various beverage packages including beer, wine, and spirits produced by the neighbors we call friends (our “local bar package” is quite popular) your guests will never go thirsty.


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