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Sophisticated Adventure at Scribner's Catskill Lodge


A few weeks back, I had the pleasure of staying at Scribner's Catskill Lodge in upstate NY with the intention of writing a review for Upstater Magazine. While this is a change of pace from my usual exploits, it was definitely a unique way to chill in the mountains while enjoying the scenery and nearby recreation ;) .

Below you will find an excerpt of my review, along with a link to the full story. I hope this alternative outdoorsy adventure inspires you to explore more of what the Catskills have to offer, and to seek new ways to experience the outdoors :) .


Ah, the Great Northern Catskills of New York State. Rich in rugged peaks, cascading waterfalls, and outdoor adventure, this region is a downright respite from the hustle-bustle of any city. While you could find a nice campsite to spend the night, why not treat yo self to the classy, new-and-improved Scribner’s Catskill Lodge in scenic Hunter, NY.

Located just two hours (100 miles) from New York City, Scribner’s is an “urban explorer’s” fantasy. This hotel has all the amenities (and then some!) to satisfy sophisticated wanderers, with the added bonus of being a stone’s throw from Hunter Mountain and the surrounding Catskill Mountain wilderness.

Adding to this area’s obvious outdoorsy attraction, Scribner’s in itself is ripe for exploration. As soon as you walk into the 38-room hotel, you’re greeted with the heady smell of cinnamon and woodsy lodge, intermingled with whatever they’re whipping up in the on-property restaurant, Prospect.

Looking around, it’s obvious this hotel has seen quite the renovation since it’s time as a motor lodge-slash-hedonistic artist space in the 1960s. With plentiful input from owners Marc Chodock and Glennon Travis, the Brooklyn-based creative group Studio Tack went to town remaking this 60s-70s mountain house into the bespoke chic hotel it is now...

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