Scribner’s Catskill Lodge
Scribner's Catskill Lodge was founded to welcome a new generation of urban explorers to the beautiful year-round destination of the Catskills. With thoughtful design, friendly service, and delicious food and drinks, the Lodge is the perfect basecamp for your escape to the outdoors. In addition to our 38 guest rooms and suites, we offer a locally-inspired restaurant, Prospect, multiple indoor and outdoor event spaces, and over 20 acres of mountainside to explore.
Where to find it
Scribner’s couldn’t be any more convenient for skiers and snowboarders going to Hunter Mountain — the bulking ebony building sits across the street from the ski resort. It’s also well situated for other seasonal delights, such as hiking at the picturesque Kaaterskill Falls, or poking around charming towns like Tannersville and Woodstock.
Good to know
Clean, contemporary and slightly off-beat, each of the 38 unique guest rooms have dark maple floors, vintage rugs, custom-built furniture, and modern amenities like free wifi. Most of the rooms have large windows and private decks overlooking the Catskill Mountains, and some have fireplaces and lofted sleeping spaces. All bathrooms have terracotta tiles, a Waterworks rain shower head and natural bathroom products.
Scribner's is a revamp of a classic 1960's motor lodge. Since the 1800s, city-dwellers have been escaping to the Catskill Mountains for the fresh air and commanding views. On this site in 1881, the Hunter Mountain Prospect House was built, a grand hotel that could sleep hundreds, and had a reputation as a popular summer social center. As steamboat travel fell out of favor, travelers went elsewhere, and the Prospect House was lost to time.
In the 1960s a new wave swept over the area. In January 1960, Hunter Mountain Ski Bowl opened and attracted a lively crowd to the slopes for winter sports and aprés-ski revelry. In the summer of 1969, 400,000 people gathered together at Woodstock in the Catskill Mountains for the pivotal event of the countercultural revolution.
Around this time, an eccentric artist acquired the Scribner’s site with a vision to create a fantastical resort that captured the optimism and playfulness of that era. In 1966, the Scribner Hollow Motor Lodge welcomed its first guests. Known for its distinctive architecture, and decadent indoor swimming "grotto", the Lodge quickly gained legendary status.
The people behind the property
Business partners Glennon Travis and Marc Chodock, a former Soho House hotel manager and a management consultant, respectively, bought the property in 2015. After a gut renovation led by Brooklyn’s Studio Tack, the 38-room inn opened in late 2016. Somewhere between a classic ski lodge, boutique hotel and family resort, the property features over 20 hilly acres to explore, an airy common area for game playing, reading or drinking by the fire, and a bustling restaurant scene.