-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!
For more information and to reserve your room, contact Gavin’s today!
Nestled in the heart of East Durham, Simply Durham Cottages are family-friendly, economically priced and newly renovated. These adorable units are reminiscent of a bygone era with all the conveniences of modern-day living. Proprietors Guy and Georgine Norbury welcome you to their home. Relax, play music and let the day go by sitting out on the front lawn, or exploring the creek in back. Take in the sites of East Durham and the surrounding environs.
Simply Durham Cottages are going solar, leaving no carbon footprint. The project is expect to be completed by summer 2015.
Thank you for making us part of your day!!
The Milk Run is a Convenience Store and Truck Stop, gas & diesel 24/7 via credit card, ATM, Ice, Propane, Firewood, Groceries. Open daily 6 a.m to 9 p.m. for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We strive to provide a friendly place for friends and family to meet, relax, catch up and make new friends.
We use Boars Head Deli meats and cheeses in our deli, offer homemade salads, pies, lunch and dinner specials and soft serve ice cream is available April through September.
The Milk Run is a convenient stop when you do not want to make that 40 minute round trip visit to the local supermarket.
Only a five minute drive from many local resorts and attractions: Zoom Flume Water Park, K & K Equestrian Center, Supersonic Speedway, the Annual Irish Festival, Grey Fox Blue Grass Festival, Irish Arts Week, Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival, Gavin’s Guinness Festival and many more.
Perhaps on an early weekend morning or evening you might be lucky enough to witness or better yet assist our local balloonist Storybook Balloons launch his hot air balloon from the field next to the Milk Run.
3498 State Route 145
East Durham, NY 12423
6 a.m to 9 p.m Daily
Convenience Store and Truck Stop
Deli/Diner/Soft Serve (eat in or take out)
Farmers Market (June – September)
Gas & Diesel available via credit card 24/7
Dumping Station for Campers
30 minutes from Albany and 2 hours from New York City, sits the Town of Durham, the gateway to the Catskill Mountains, with its magnificent vistas, woodlands and mountains. First settled in 1771, this rural and pastoral community with its crisp clean air, friendly, outgoing people and old fashioned hospitality, offers visitors and residents alike amazing natural beauty.
Packed into 49 square miles and 33,000 acres are unequaled scenic, cultural, historical, natural and recreational opportunities. “5 state” vistas, stone bridges, waterfalls and New York State designated scenic roads continue to make Durham one of the best vacation destinations in New York State.
The 4 Hamlets of Durham include, East Durham, “the Emerald Isle of the Catskills”, Durham, located on the scenic Susquehanna Turnpike, “the gateway to the mountains,” Cornwallville, a designated historic district, and Oak Hill, one of the eleven “Historic Hamlets of New York.”
Come join us at one of our many recreational opportunities including Irish and Blue Grass Festivals, Motorcycle Rallies, bird watching, hiking, fishing, hunting, bicycling, horseback riding, museums or at our water park, to name a few. Or just relax, revitalize and renew your energy and spirit in our peaceful and serene countryside.