About Spillian: A Place to Revel
A private, elegant, welcoming Catskills lodge. A meadow with bonfires and a stone stage. Superb Catskills cuisine and hand-crafted wine, beer, and spirits. All on thirty-three acres to wander and dream.
Spillian is a portal for imagining, grounded deeply both in a sense of place and of play. We dream that everyone who engages with us will step back into their lives empowered to bring creative energy into their work, their relationships, and the world.
The word Spillian is Old English for “to play, to jest, to revel.” Spillian Partner Leigh Melander wrote her dissertation on frivolity as an opening into imagination, and the word “frivol” comes from the same root as “revel” and “rebel.” And, incidentally, her mother’s family name is Spillers… It’s in her DNA to create a place where people can revel in a little rebellious creativity!