Take The Rip Van Winkle Trail to Washington Irving Inn – in th e heart of the Catskill High Peaks. Legends never die - especially that of Sleepy Hollow – at this 15-room bed and breakfast, named in homage to the legend’s creator. More than 700,000 park acres in the Northern Catskills Mountains – America’s first wilderness – act as a gorgeous backdrop for Washington Irving Inn, built in the 1890s. Learn about Candace Wheeler and other Catskills notables in your themed room or cottage. And after a hearty breakfast each morning, hit the nearby Hunter and Windham Mountains for a day of skiing.