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Blackthorne Resort

Blackthorne Resort
Camping & Rooms

 Ron Vee

Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival at Blackthorne Resort
Family owned resort located in the heart of the Irish Catskills! 

  • Limited Rooms: Rooms book up quickly, make your reservation quick to snag one.
  • Included: Room reservations include your ticket to the festival, and breakfast and dinners throughout your stay.
  • Camping: Camping reservations include your ticket to the festival, and an optional meal package for an additional fee​

All Reservations Call the Office
518-634-2541

Office staff and attendee checking in holding a little dog
Office staff and attendee checking in holding a little dog

Blackthorne Resort
Camping & Rooms

 Ron Vee

Regional Accomodations

Forget to Make Your Reservation Early? Not a Camper ? We Got You! 

  • ​​​Weldon House - 0.5 miles away- our sister hotel where room packages include a ticket to the festival, plus breakfasts and dinners at the Blackthorne dining room throughout your stay.

    Complimentary shuttle service available for guests to and from the resort.

    For reservations call: 518-634-2541

  • More Regional Choices 
  • McGrath’s Edgewood Fall’s - 0.5 miles away - for reservations call 518-634-2236
  • Michael Dee’s Motel - 0.6 miles away - for reservations call 518-634-7005
  • Shamrock House - 1.7 miles away - for reservations call 518-634-2897
  • Gavin’s Irish Country Inn - 2.6 miles away - for reservations call 518-634-2582
  • The Rose Motel - 5.5 miles away - for reservations call 518-239-8496

Things To Do 

Too much to list, below is just a smattering of the things to do and mischief you can get into: 

  • ​ Shop at Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival's HUGE vendor expo
  • ​Enjoy live entertainment - indoors and outdoors

  • Watch death-defying stunt shows at the globe of death, wall of death, and motocross stunt riders
  • Relax by our inground pool & Tiki Bar
  • Join us on our guided motorcycle run - or make your own through the beautiful catskill mountains
  • Enjoy a bite to eat at one of our bars, food vendors, or our dining room
  • Watch our bike builders build a motorcycle from the ground up .. in one weekend
  • ​ Join the fun in the Bike Games
  • ​ Listen to Headliner and Regional bands 
  • ​ Join the fun and get photo opp in the patented Aerial Burnout Pit 
  • ​ Hit up the awesome bartenders in the main inside and multiple outdoor bars

  • Check out our antique motorcycle museum
  • ​Offsite runs, check out the maps for the Covered Bridge, Lookout Vista, Falls & more 

All Reservations Call the Office
518-634-2541

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APRIL & JUNE RUNS, SEPTEMBER 
CMT MOTORCYCLE FESTIVAL 

April

June

September

We have two smaller runs: one in April and one in June, prior to our feature event in September, Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival. If you are to pick one, it is DEFINITELY Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival in September when we really roll out the biker red carpet..or is it pavement.. whatever..join us!

  • April Motorcycle Mayhem Run: this run is the first of our motorcycle events for the year. This weekend features an awesome party and a short guided polar bear run. 
  • June Spring Run: this run and springtime weekend is the perfect “practice run” for Catskill Mountain Thunder in September. It's a weekend of awesome live entertainment and features a perfectly crafted motorcycle run through the Catskill Mountains.
  • Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival:  the not to be missed festival with loads of entertainment and sights to see! The entire rest of this website and our social media is filled with info on this awseome event. 
  • April Motorcycle Mayhem Run: this run is the first of our motorcycle events for the year. This weekend features an awesome party and a short guided polar bear run. 
  • June Spring Run: this run and springtime weekend is the perfect “practice run” for Catskill Mountain Thunder in September. It's a weekend of awesome live entertainment and features a perfectly crafted motorcycle run through the Catskill Mountains.
  • Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival:  the not to be missed festival with loads of entertainment and sights to see! The entire rest of this website and our social media is filled with info on this awseome event. 

April & June are our chances to get some practice in, party with some friends, dance and listen to some regional bands. September is the real deal, this is the event to book that vacation time for now! There is all sorts of entertainment, headline bands and thousands of like minded bikers to hang out with all weekend long -- who are we kidding, some of you show up the weekend prior 🤣 & we LOVE hanging out with ya'll!! .. Join us! 

​We used to start on Friday, then Thursday, then we started Pub Crawl Wednesday..
ya''ll just kept coming earlier so now we have Taco Tuesdays 🌮

Directions 

From The Thruway

  • NYS Thruway to Exit 21 
  • ​Continue west on Route 23 past Town of Cairo to Route 145
  • ​​Follow for 4½ miles, then turn left onto Sunside Road

From The Taconic 


  • ​​Taconic State Parkway over the Rip Van Winkle Bridge.
  • ​Follow Route 23 west to Route 145 and proceed as above.

From The Mass Turnpike 


  • ​​Massachusetts Turnpike to NYS Thruway south to exit 21 and proceed as above.​

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