Our Story


Villa Vosilla, an intimate Italian Boutique Resort Hotel, is located on Scenic Route 23A Byway on the Hunter Mountaintop in the picturesque village of Tannersville. Located in the most panoramic Catskill Park, the heart of the Upper Great Northern Catskill Mountains, in the Upper Hudson Valley Region, the Villa is a unique little gem surrounded by breathtaking views, and clean, mountaintop fresh air. (Click here to view the National Geographic article, and Click here to view Michelle Obama Letter.) In 2013 National Geographic Traveler has named our Region “ONE OF THE TOP 20 WORLD-CLASS BEST TRAVEL VACATION DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD.”

2013 is our Golden Anniversary Year! Through a circle of family and friends, we are proudly celebrating 50 years! Our family wishes to express its sincerest gratitude to the generations of loyal guests for our continued success.


Join in the Festivities with Your Family and Friends to Celebrate our 50th “Taste of Italy in the Catskills” Anniversary Year

champagneThe Resort, an Italian institution, has become a landmark. It is not a commercial property, but rather a working, family-owned and operated resort. With four generations of family experience the Villa is a unique establishment with lots of experience in customer service. Formerly known as The Rose Garden, the resort was purchased by John Vosilla Jr. and family. With the expertise of Executive Chef John Vosilla Sr. and his wife Katina, the Villa began serving guests in May of 1964. The Villa Vosilla soon became known as a dining destination. A multitude of guests would travel from NYC on a hot summer’s day for homemade Sunday Pasta.



Family Recipes from Chef John Vosilla Sr. and Chef John Vosilla Jr. have been handed down through the generations. We believe food should taste Real~”PULITO”. Our philosophy is to create pure flavor with the freshest, natural ingredients that encompass Italian home-style comfort food. Organic produce and flowers are being grown specially for Ladoria by a local farmer. Our dry pastas are made specially for the Villa by artisanal family pasta makers in Italy.

“Chi Mangia Bene ~ Vive Bene!”   “He Who Eats Well ~ Lives Well!”

John Vosilla Jr. was a great visionary – he pursued “going green” before corporations were environmentally conscious; he catered to destination weddings before they became trendy. Our mission is to sustain the local economy by patronizing local farms or family businesses whenever possible. The family remains committed to “Going Green in Greene County” and has been Awarded Green Concierge Certification. Click to view our continuing Going Green practices.

worldsfairThe resort has a personality of its own with a design philosophy that is ever-changing and evolving. The 4th generation of family is rejuvenating and redesigning, while still managing to retain the Italian charm, which transports you to a comforting place of relaxation and fun reminiscent of Italy and The Great Northern Catskills. The design is an eclectic balance of old world, vintage and contemporary design elements. Every treasure has a story.

John Vosilla Sr. and John Vosilla Jr. experienced their greatest thrill while attending the New York City World’s Fair in 1964. They were in awe. Never have they seen anything like it in Europe, and they wanted this magical moment to last forever. To make that wish a reality, and to preserve their most precious memory of this cultural phenomenon, John Vosilla Jr. decided to purchase the World’s Fair Lights. The historical lights have been refurbished as a tribute to John Vosilla, and they continue to remind us of happy times as they light the way to World’s Fair memories and welcome passersby to the Villa Vosilla.


The Winter Season is a perfect “Ski • Ride • Escape • Play” Destination for couples and families. The Villa is conveniently located just minutes away from Hunter Mountain, Ski Windham, Belleayre, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and more. The Villa offers discounts on lift tickets and special ski & stay packages. The Winter Season features contemporary sounds of pop, blues, rock, and live jazz.

During the “Taste of Italy in the Catskills” Social Season, the Villa continues to keep the Italian culture, heritage, and tradition alive. As the last of the authentic Italian Resorts, the social season abounds with Italian and Italian American nightclub entertainment ~ not just for Italians, but a flavor of Italy for everyone.

2013 ANNO DELLA CULTURA ITALIANA ~ Claudio Bisogniero, the Italian Ambassador to the U.S., has announced that the Italian government has designated 2013 as the Year of Italian Culture in America. We are proud to say that for 50 years, “Our Taste of Italy in the Catskills” Social Season has been a celebration of Italian food, dance, music, song and much more. The family is committed to continuing to promote Italian Culture throughout Villa Vosilla’s Golden Anniversary Year, as it has done for the past 50 years.

The Villa is not just a business; it is our home. Whatever the season, the family continues to do its utmost to make you, our guests, feel right at home. Our family would like to WELCOME BACK all our guests to relive happy times. To our new guests we would like to extend a WARM WELCOME and help create precious memories with every visit at the Villa Vosilla ~ Your Home Away From Home.


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