Looking for that perfect weekend get-away? Destination found! Only 2.5 hours from New York City, in the Catskills. Scribner’s Catskill Lodge is located at the base of Hunter Mountain and is your complete weekend oasis. Since 1966, Scribner’s has welcomed and warmed the spirits of adventurers seeking refuge from their daily lives and explorers looking for something new. The best part?! The lodge welcomes (with advance notice) dogs!!
Scribner’s Catskill Lodge is the new interpretation of a Catskills classic. In its revitalized state, the 38-room eclectic mountain lodge is a year-round refuge for urban explorers and adventurers looking to enjoy the inspiring nature of the Catskills amidst thoughtful design and welcoming service. Originally built in the 1960s, today’s Scribner’s brings key players of the Hudson Valley cultural renaissance together at one property, and evokes the region’s sense of exploration, nostalgia and craftsmanship through design, programming and local culinary offerings.
The lodge’s owners are two New Yorkers, 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.
Designed by Brooklyn-based creative group Studio Tack, Scribner’s offers guests a reinterpretation of history through a modern lens. Studio Tack takes a narrative approach to the design of Scribner’s, showcasing the soul and history of the property. Believing the most magical things are those that arise when and where you least expect them, the new Scribner’s Catskill Lodge will be fresh and inviting while at the same time preserving the eccentricities that lend to its charm and character. The design aspect throughout creates a space where the past reads like a fossil imprinted into clean, white rock. From the imposing exterior, resplendent in late modernist glory, guests will enter into a wholly unexpected space, beginning with a two-story lobby that streams in ethereal sunlight throughout the day, from overhead skylights.
The lodge’s restaurant is fantastic! The Prospect at Scribner’s presents picturesque 270-degree views of the Catskill Mountains and serves a playful twist on Alpine cuisine with strong Tyrolean influences. 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. All culinary ingredients are sourced within the Hudson Valley, utilizing the region’s rich agriculture to shape the daily offerings. Cozy, warm and familiar, The Prospect at Scribner’s is a gathering place for the local community, area-visitors and hotel guests.
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 daytrips 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 are just a few activities available to choose from. 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.
Designed by Guy Chirico, Sr. in 1966, the property’s original design is based on modernist principals. Built during a time of rapid development in The Catskills, the region became a place of escapism for city folk during the mid century. Today’s interpretation of Scribner’s reflects a new era for the resort while incorporating and honoring the many different identities the property has had over the years.
The 38 accommodations are assorted within 12 room type 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 local design studios such as Fort Standard and Fern NYC are featured within guestrooms. Inspiring in-room wall art crafted by local artists, Emily Johnson 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 by Heirloom Brooklyn 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, complimented by modern-day comforts such as overhead rain showers and Hudson Made bathroom amenities.The great outdoors is best shared with man’s best friend.
Scribner’s offers numerous spaces for groups to entertain and interact including an 1,850 square foot Guest Lounge, a restaurant than seats 110 comfortably, acres of land for open and tented events all year round.