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13 Best Resorts in the Catskills, NY

Located in southeastern New York, the Catskill Mountains are a region of stunning natural beauty, with places like Kaaterskill Falls and Sunset Rock inspiring many 19th-century landscape painters. A popular getaway from NYC, the area has long been popular for summer retreats, with resorts drawing guests since the 1800s. You’ll find a wealth of options to choose from in the Catskills, from grand resorts to charming smaller properties, with these being some of the most highly rated and perfect for your next trip.

Mohonk Mountain House - New Paltz Mohonk Mountain House
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Mohonk Mountain House - New Paltz

One of the most luxurious resorts in Upstate New York, Mohonk Mountain House is an all-inclusive that looks like a Victorian castle, set atop a cliff at the edge of Lake Mohonk, surrounded by wilderness. Built in the mid-19th-century, it’s a National Historic Landmark with upscale accommodation hosted in rooms, suites, and cottages. The cottages include kitchens and all feature period decor with various features like fireplaces and balconies with picturesque views. A wide range of activities can be enjoyed too, including hiking, rock climbing, and ice skating, while dining is available outdoors or in the main dining room with the menu focused on the Hudson Valley’s local bounty.

Key Amenities:

  • All-inclusive pricing with farm-to-table dining and activities

  • Rooms, suites and cottages in National Historic Landmark

  • Award-winning spa with treatments, yoga and meditation

Emerson Resort and Spa - Mount Tremper Emerson Resort & Spa
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Emerson Resort and Spa - Mount Tremper

The Emerson is a long-time favorite, especially popular among families who can take advantage of all sorts of activities in and around the property, from tubing and fishing during the warmer months to skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. It’s also a popular spa resort offering relaxing treatments, including massages and body wraps, along with a pool to lounge around while catching some rays. The on-site eatery draws guests and locals alike with its farm-to-table fare, while rooms are located in the inn and the Adirondack-style lodge. Those in the inn have luxurious touches like jetted tubs and gas fireplaces.

Key Amenities:

  • Family-friendly with tubing, fishing, skiing and snowshoeing

  • Contemporary inn or Adirondack style lodge

  • On-site spa with pool

Shandanken Inn - Shandaken Shandanken Inn
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Shandanken Inn - Shandaken

A secluded property providing a tranquil, stress-melting setting, the Shandanken sits on 12 acres along Esopus Creek, transformed from a famous 1920s golf clubhouse. It has a classic-meets-rustic elegance design with a main lounge that has a bar and wood-burning fireplace. There’s also an outdoor fire pit, a pool, a tennis court, and a fitness room with Peloton bikes. The Clubhouse Restaurant attracts locals as well as guests, who enjoy a generous complimentary breakfast as part of their stay. All meals feature fresh produce and other ingredients thanks to the wealth of farms in the area.

Key Amenities:

  • Outdoor fire pit, pool, tennis court and fitness center

  • Complimentary breakfast at the Clubhouse Restaurant

  • Main lodge with bar and wood-burning fireplace

Hotel Mountain Brook - Tannersville Hotel Mountain Brook
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Hotel Mountain Brook - Tannersville

Originally built in the 1940s, Hotel Mountain Brook is an Adirondacks-style lodge that offers lots of period charm, although it was completely renovated in 2008. Overlooking the Catskill Mountains just four miles from Kaaterskill Falls and skiing at Hunter Mountain, accommodation is in luxury suites, cottages, and cabins. Period details like fireplaces were preserved while modern amenities were added, including flat-screen TVs with DVD players and bathrooms with whirlpool tubs. Some have private balconies or shared porches with mountain views. A gourmet breakfast is served in the dining room, and there’s also a cozy bar and library. You’ll find lots of enticing common spaces, too, including the wraparound porch with mountain views.

Key Amenities:

  • Renovated Adirondacks-style lodge with wraparound porch

  • Luxury suites, cottages and cabins with Catskill Mountain views

  • Free gourmet breakfast

Foxfire Mountain House - Mount Tremper Foxfire Mountain House
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Foxfire Mountain House - Mount Tremper

Originally opened as an inn and boarding house, Foxfire Mountain House was built in the 1880s. Over a century later, the property was purchased by Eliza Clark and Tim Trojian, who lovingly transformed it, with the interior now looking like something out of a fairytale. It sits on 10 acres of private land with hammocks strewn about, providing perfect spots for an afternoon nap. The old pool is now a pond home to frogs and lily pads, and there’s a bocce ball court along with a fire pit for nightly bonfires. The on-site restaurant/bar has a stone fireplace and exposed beams, while rooms include bathrooms or access to a shared bathroom. There is also a four-bedroom cottage with a kitchen, living and dining space, and two fireplaces.

Key Amenities:

  • 10 acres of private land with outdoor Glass House

  • Rooms with private bathrooms and private cottage

  • On-site restaurant and bar with stone fireplace

The Herwood Inn - Woodstock The Herwood Inn
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The Herwood Inn - Woodstock

A rock ‘n roll-themed boutique hotel, the eco-friendly Herwood Inn is infused with the bohemian spirit the town of Woodstock is known for, with rooms named after famous female singers like Stevie Nicks, Joni Mitchell, Aretha Franklin, and Carole King. All come with modern comforts and New Age-type decor, think crystals, dream catchers, and macramé, along with record players and vinyl, luxe linens and mattresses, and kitchenettes with a small fridge, a dishwasher, and an electric cooktop. Outside, there’s a shared patio, a cedar hot tub, a fireplace, and a covered seating area.

Key Amenities:

  • Rock ‘n roll themed named after famous female singers

  • Shared patio, cedar hot tub and fireplace

  • Eco-friendly and sustainable decor

Eastwind Hotel - Windham Eastwind Suite at Eastwind Hotel
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Eastwind Hotel - Windham

This former hunting and fishing lodge was transformed into a boutique property, providing a memorable getaway in the Hudson Valley for escaping city life. From the moment you step inside the Eastwind Hotel, with the crackling of the fire next to the lobby bar, a blissful mood is set. Guests can enjoy sleeping under the stars in one of the A-frame cabins with Faribault wool blankets and Frette linens, or in a chic guestroom with many thoughtfully curated touches. Family-style dinners are served in the salon on Saturday nights upon request, while buffet breakfasts are offered on weekends. If you want to explore on two wheels, loaner bikes are available too.

Key Amenities:

  • A-Frame cabins or minimalist suites

  • Bar and lounge on-site

  • Wood barrel saunas and free bikes

The Graham and Co - Phoenicia The Graham & Co.
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The Graham and Co - Phoenicia

Set on a three-acre property with a summer camp vibe, The Graham and Co. is just a couple of blocks from Main Street in Phoenicia, but it’s surrounded by nature, providing a relaxing escape with a number of impressive features on the grounds. There’s a large outdoor swimming pool, movie nights on the lawn, and roaring bonfires. Loaner bikes are complimentary, and you’ll be welcomed with beer at check-in, too. The rooms are simple and come in various sizes, all of which have Tivoli radios with iPod hookups and big, comfy bean bags. There’s also a two-bedroom bungalow that was repurposed out of a storage area with a Scandinavian-meets-Catskills vibe.

Key Amenities:

  • Outdoor swimming pool and movie nights on lawn

  • Free bikes and breakfast on weekends

  • Unpretentious rooms and two-bedroom repurposed bungalow

Scribner's Catskill Lodge - Hunter Scribner's Catskill Lodge
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Scribner's Catskill Lodge - Hunter

Offering an idyllic retreat in the Catskills since 1966, Scribner’s Catskill Lodge was beautifully renovated in 2015, so much so that it became a member of Design Hotels while managing to preserve the history, character, and charm of the region. The epicenter is the lounge/library with a sophisticated Scandinavian feel, a wood-burning-effect stove, a huge skylight, and comfortable seating with faux-fur throws. There are board games, shelves filled with books, and a pool table too. Rooms have maple floors and custom-designed furnishings, with flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi. Some have decks, mountain views, and fireplaces. It makes a great base for hiking, just eight miles from the forested trails in Catskill Park, and in the winter, skiing, with Hunter Mountain ski resort only a mile away.

Key Amenities:

  • Lounge and library with a Scandinavian feel

  • Garden, pool and pup visitor program

  • Rooms with maple floors and custom furnishings

Hasbrouck House - Stone Ridge Hasbrouck House
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Hasbrouck House - Stone Ridge

A romantic B&B-style hotel set within an 18th-century Dutch Colonial Mansion, Hasbrouck House is a postcard-perfect country home on magnificently manicured grounds. The rooms, lofts, and suites are located within three historic properties: the main house, the Stable House, and the Carriage House. There’s also a cottage with three bedrooms in a private home for those who need more space. The Club Room offers a cozy hang-out spot with a billiards table and a roaring fire, ideal for sipping wine or a hot cup of cocoa next too. During the summer, there are patios and gardens for relaxing in the fresh air. You’ll also find a historic 1920s swimming pool, a vast lawn where BBQs are often enjoyed, a private lake, and hiking trails.

Key Amenities:

  • B&B style hotel with historic main house, stable house and carriage house

  • Club room with billiards table and fireplace

  • Historic 1920s swimming pool, lawn, patios and gardens

Hotel Dylan - Woodstock room at The Hotel Dylan
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Hotel Dylan - Woodstock

Hotel Dylan is a Bohemian-style retreat with a focus on music, thanks in part to the help of HGTV’s famous designers Bob and Cortney Novogratz. Parked out front is a VW van with a peace sign to welcome you in. All of its 22 rooms include a record player that was handmade in the Hudson Valley, complete with a stack of period LPs, while local photographers’ work and original Woodstock festival photos are dotted across the walls. Each room was named for a Woodstock icon, like the Janice and the Jimi, and feature amenities like free Wi-Fi, cable TV, minifridges, and Keurig coffeemakers. The grounds include a beautiful saltwater pool with loungers, and there’s also a Ping Pong table and in-room games.

Key Amenities:

  • Handmade record player and period LPs in rooms

  • Rooms named after Woodstock icons

  • Saltwater pool, ping pong table and in-room games

The Roxbury - Roxbury The Roxbury, Catskills
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The Roxbury - Roxbury

The owners of The Roxbury describe it as “Imagine if Alice in Wonderland married Willy Wonka and set up residence in Oz.” It’s lots of fun at The Roxbury, with all sorts of unique quirks like lime green doors, technicolor lighting, and rooms that are bold, bright, and inspired by retro movies and TV shows. Each one has a theme and a definite Tim Burton vibe, from The Shagadellic based on Austin Powers to one that feels like you’re sleeping in an enchanted forest, inspired by the owner’s first walk to the waterfall located right on the property. Guests can also take advantage of the pool and spa, which includes a large steam area made from recycled green car windshield glass, a hot tub, and a dry sauna.

Key Amenities:

  • Rooms inspired by retro movies and TV shows

  • Pool and spa with steam area made from recycled windshield glass

  • Waterfall on property

Onteora Mountain House - Boiceville Onteora Mountain House
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Onteora Mountain House - Boiceville

Ideal for a romantic getaway, Onteora Mountain House is a popular wedding venue in a remote location with breathtaking mountain views. It was built in 1928 as the summer residence of mayonnaise magnate Richard Hellman on the side of Mount Tycetonik in the heart of the Catskill Mountain Preserve. Offering B&B-style accommodation, the great room is a common space that’s absolutely magnificent with its soaring ceiling and huge stone fireplace. Guests can enjoy soaking in the sauna and playing billiards in the game room before turning into one of the elegant rooms. Some have hot tubs and fireplaces, and one includes a window seat with fabulous views of the valley.

Key Amenities:

  • Remote location with mountain views and sauna

  • B&B style accommodation with hot tubs in some rooms

  • Billiards in game room

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