Hi, this is Kate Pierson
I’d like to personally invite you to Kate’s Lazy Meadow Motel, my cabin fever fantasy. Monica and I have tried our best to create our dream getaway right here in the Catskill Mountains, near famous Woodstock, New York.
As a member of the rock band, The B-52s, believe me, I’ve stayed at them all – from the Four Seasons in LA to the Pink Flamingo Motel in Gatorville, Florida. I do know a motel from a hotel, or a no-tell!
Inside the cozy, rustic cabins you’ll find mind-blowing mid-century modern/space age/rocket-your-socks-off decor. The suites are filled with authentic 50s-style kitchens turned out with vintage cabinets, Frigidaires and stoves – all in dazzing colors! Wait ’till you get a load of my to-die-for tchotchkes from shopping sprees all around America (hey, a girl’s got to do something while on tour!).
And oh…did I mention that Lazy Meadow is located on nine beautiful acres, and one big lazy meadow? Complete with stirring Catskill Mountain views, it’s fronted by a private secluded section of the magnificent Esopus Creek (famous for tubing and trout-fishing).
When I first saw Lazy Meadow
I flipped my wig! The 1950s cabins fuelled my fantasies and my imagination took off like a blazing campfire. The cabins needed work to be restored to their former glory, but they were bustin’ at the seams with potential. I never could’ve done it ALL alone.
Enter my friends…geniuses all!
I had a blast working closely with my friends (A.K.A. design team) on this decorating safari. My pal, Bill Stewart, of the acclaimed design studio ‘William Stewart Design’ in both Atlanta and New York selected the dazzing color pallette for Lazy Meadow – from floor to ceiling to countertop! He’s mad. I tell you, MAD!
My artist buddies, Phillip Maberry and Scott Walker, known as the groovy duo whose home was the “Love Shack” set for the B-52’s video, designed and installed fab-u-lous tiles and ceramic bubble art for the cabins. They went through the whole joint like a pair of Tasmanian tornadoes – fine-tuning and placing all the artwork, tchotchkes, furniture and myriad lamps and such in a way that just says “WOW!” So, if you’ve got cabin fever, head to the Catskills for a fall free-for-all. It’s a gorgeous day, and I know you’ve been working too hard.
I’ve known about this place for years but am so not a traveler so never picked myself up for a casusl trip. I was holed up for a few months in Atlanta when my musical, The Color Purple, opened there but never got a break from the endless rewriting to go elsewhere, tho I thought about diverting here a few times. One day….
Have you ever stayed there?
OMG. I’m there! I have to visit the Lazy Meadow! I just have to! I knew Kate owned this place but never knew the name or where it was! Thank you for posting this. I think a drive from Cape Cod to the Catskill Mountains might be a possibility!
I’ve stayed at Kate’s! It’s a super funky place located on Rt. 28 .Each room is different so try to take a peak at all the empty ones available. If you go up there you MUST go into Phoenica, NY right near by and eat the BEST pancakes (and french toast!) in the world at Sweet Sue’s. Phoenica and the surrounding towns are full of kitsch shopping places. Also on Saturday nights don’t miss Robert’s Auction. Other great towns nearby are Andes, and Franklin.
All incredible to know!