May 3, 2019

Spend your summer at Soyuzivka Heritage Center


Maya Lew

Sunset over the pool at Soyuzivka.

The 2019 summer season at Soyuzivka is almost here, and exciting things are happening at this Ukrainian heritage center in Kerhonkson, N.Y.! This summer, guests will have the opportunity to use the newly added spa facilities in the Poltava building. 

Throughout this past winter and spring, Soyuzivka management and staff have been hard at work. Guests can now enjoy a dry cedar sauna as well as a private outdoor hydrotherapy whirlpool tub and an open yoga or exercise space with spectacular mountain views. Staying ahead of the wellness trend, Soyuzivka has been hosting wellness retreats since 2017 and their popularity is growing. These facilities are a welcome addition, and Soyuzivka can help you to plan your own private retreat.

Guests enjoy the Tiki Deck.

This summer, don’t forget to check out Soyuzivka’s other recent renovations as well: the Odesa building now features three suites with kitchenettes, comfy beds and flat-screen TVs. Uzhorod maintains its old-world Ukrainian charm with its original woodwork and includes new bathrooms, carpeting and furniture. The Chernivtsi building retains its cottage feel and has received a welcome facelift. 

As always, the summer will kick off with Soyuzivka’s popular summer camps. Last year, over 500 campers came to Soyuzivka, and we look forward to welcoming our new campers and seeing everyone again this year. Please don’t forget to register your child for camp through our easy online application on the Soyuzivka website:

Throughout the summer, the Soyuzivka dining room will have several specialty nights. Enjoy the favorite Hutsul and Odesa nights every Wednesday and Friday, and keep an eye out for special dinners, happy hours, as well as other surprise events. This summer we will also offer meal plans whereby guests will have the option to pay one all-inclusive rate upon check-in for all of their dining room meals throughout their stay.

Soyuzivka’s Main House in the summer.

Soyuzivka will offer several summer package rates: stay with us for two nights and receive your third night half off. (Based on availability, certain blackout dates apply.) Starting in July, stay with us from Sunday through Thursday night with breakfast for two for a $109-per-night inclusive rate. Also new for this summer are long-term rentals – inquire about special reduced rates for a two-week or longer stay. 

Please contact us to reserve your upcoming wedding, christening, reunion, conference, retreat, or any other occasion that comes to mind. Soyuzivka is the perfect place with everything you need. Keep up with all of our events (and book quickly) by looking at the Events Calendar on our website: And, if you haven’t already, please join the over 7,150 people who follow our Facebook page at and join our e-mail list as well (link available at 

The new cedar sauna at Soyuzivka.

Since 1952, Soyuzivka has been a hub of the North American Ukrainian community, and we are excited for 2019. Both the Hudson Valley and Kerhonkson have recently been featured in several newspapers as a great place for second homes, and the area is experiencing a tourism boom as there is a resurgence of the 1950s “summers in the Catskills.” 

Come stay with us to see what Ukrainians have known for over 65 years, and to experience what the renewed buzz is all about. Remember: There’s no place like Soyuzivka! Нема то як на Союзівці!

Maya Lew is Soyuzivka’s front office and events manager.