Scribner’s Catskill Lodge blends creativity with eclectic energy, providing urban explorers unparalleled access to the region’s thriving renaissance. Scribner’s Catskill Lodge located 2.5 hours from manhattan at the base of Hunter Mountain opened last month.
The lodge pays homage to the rich multi-century past of the Catskills region while reinventing the notion of modern-day urban retreating. In its revitalized state, the 38-room eclectic mountain lodge is a year-round refuge for cosmopolitan explorers and adventurers looking to enjoy the inspiring nature of upstate New York amidst intriguing design and welcoming service.
Originally built in the 1960s, today’s Scribner’s brings key characteristics of the Hudson Valley cultural renaissance together at one property. The region’s sense of place is brought to life on-site through nostalgic design, bespoke programming and local culinary offerings. The property’s transformation is helmed by New York’s finest in the creative arts, with concept and curation by newly acclaimed design group, Studio Tack.
“We’ve built a team of partners who have foresight, creativity and a passion for the reawakening of the Catskills,” said co-founder Glennon Travis. “Scribner’s has a distinct, fresh personality that is simultaneously reflective of the region’s illustrious past.”
Believing the most magical details are those that arise when least expected, Studio Tack designed the new Scribner’s Catskill Lodge in a fresh and inviting way that preserves the property’s eccentricities lending to its charm and character. From the imposing exterior, resplendent in late modernist glory, guests enter into a wholly unexpected space, beginning with a two-story lobby, framed by massive overhead skylight windows that stream in ethereal sunlight throughout the day.
The 38 accommodations are assorted within 12 room types- the configurations, including two standout unique suites located on the top floor featuring mattresses outfitted by Casper and oversized private balconies. Invoking a carefree-bohemian vibe, the all-white rooms appear clean and modern while incorporating offbeat details of the past with a nod to the area’s craftsmen. Furniture and décor from design studios such as Fort Standard and Fern are featured within guestrooms alongside one-of-a-kind pieces from Samuel Moyer Furniture and Vermont Farm Table. Inspiring in-room wall art crafted by local artists, Emily Johnston and The Catskill Kiwi, includes landscape photography and hanging hand-woven tapestries, curated specially for Scribner’s.
Dark wood floors are layered with vintage, patterned rugs and built-in custom seating offers ample gathering spaces in each room. Keeping within the quirky rhythm of the property’s original architecture, several rooms feature high-peaked ceilings and several offer lofted gathering and sleeping spaces as well as in-room fireplaces and cast iron stoves. Terracotta shower tiles line each guestroom bathroom, complemented by modern-day comforts such as overhead rain showers and a selection of bathroom amenities created exclusively by and for Scribner’s, in addition to select products from Hudson Made.
The on-property restaurant, Prospect at Scribner’s, presents picturesque 270-degree views of the Catskill Mountains and serves a playful twist on mountain cuisine. Backed by Matt Ricke and Chef Adam Volk, partners behind popular Brooklyn spots, Esme and The Exley, the food and beverage concept draws upon the history of mountain cuisine, paying homage to elegant Swiss fare, infused with a chill, après-ski vibe. Culinary ingredients are sourced within the Hudson Valley, utilizing the region’s rich agriculture to shape the daily offerings. Cozy, warm and familiar, the restaurant is a gathering place for area-visitors and hotel guests. Whether sitting inside the restaurant surrounded by interior wood finishes, on the edges of the communal fire-pit, or outside on the wrapped patio overlooking the idyllic panorama, Scribner’s provides a cozy respite for any season.
“Scribner’s Catskill Lodge is reflective of the Catskills’ emerging role as an escape for travelers and adventurers,” said co-founder Marc Chodock. “The Lodge is a modern retrospective of the region’s history, and offers a place for visitors to experience the inspiration of the destination.”
The all-season hotel offers over 20 acres to enjoy at all times of the year and an on-site Adventure Concierge provides guests with curated day trips throughout the Catskills and Hudson Valley no matter the time of year. During the winter, guests can take a short jaunt to nearby ski lifts for skiing/snowboarding, or enjoy a hot chocolate while cozied up to a fireplace with a scenic view of the surrounding mountains. In the summertime, visitors escape the heat by taking a dip in the outdoor pool or sitting out on the scenic wrapped patio and drinking in breathtaking views of the Catskills while inhaling fresh mountain air. Adventure-seekers can partake in a variety of activities in warmer-weather including but not limited to hiking, fly-fishing, river tubing, zip line tours and local farm visits. During the colder months, sledding, snowshoeing, tubing and skiing at nearby Hunter Mountain. At night throughout the year, both the island bar and panoramic deck overlooking the valley are packed with revelers sharing stories of the day’s outdoors adventures.
Scribner’s offers an array of distinct, authentic spaces for groups to entertain and interact, making it the perfect choice for weekend weddings, midweek corporate retreats buyouts – remove and unique events just outside New York City. Event spaces include a 2,000 sq. ft. Library Lounge, a restaurant that seats 100 comfortably, and acres of land for open and tented events year-round.
Prospect Resterant and Bar is a twist on local cuisine inspired by the rich and diverse offerings of the Hudson Valley. The dining room has a floor to celing windows, mountain views and a large circular bar with cast-iron stoves. Just off the bar you will find a cedar deck that features outdoor dinng and a fire pit, where weekend lodgers can enjoy campfires at 5pm Friday through Sunday.
As two New Yorkers, owners Marc Chodock and Glennon Travis were drawn to the exciting renaissance of the Catskills region, and set out to create a refuge for the city creative who craves a stylish, inspirational getaway. With a background in finance and consulting, Chodock partnered with hospitality veteran Glennon Travis, whose background includes New York City lifestyle hotels like Soho House and The Jane Hotel, along with the Capri Hotel in Southampton.
For more information on Scribner’s Catskill Lodge, please visit scribnerslodge.com; call 518-628-5130 or email at email@example.com.