Need to know
36, including two suites.
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $145.00, excluding tax at 8 per cent.
Rates usually exclude breakfast (Continental during the week; à la carte brunch on weekends), which starts from $15 a person.
Whiskey lovers, take note; the hotel is going to open a whiskey lounge soon...
At the hotel
Deck; meadow; library; free WiFi throughout. In rooms: TV; Scribner’s bath products. Some rooms have a fireplace and terrace.
Our favourite rooms
Reign over the Catskills in the Scribner’s Suite, which has a sunken living room and a loft. The corner Loft rooms have extra windows, making them lighter, brighter and better for appraising the scenery.
The heated outdoor pool is open from early summer to late autumn; Hunter Mountain is visible just beyond, and sunloungers flank the pool on two sides.
Bring the energy to conquer a mountain and the appetite to eat a horse (or beef-burger – they don’t actually eat horses in these parts).
Two of the Cabin Queen rooms are suitable for wheelchair-users.
Hounds are invited too (for $50 a night); treats and dog bowls are provided. See more pet-friendly hotels in Catskills.
Little Smiths are welcome, but the hotel doesn’t have lots of family-friendly frills or thrills. A rollaway bed or crib can be added to some rooms (for $50 a night). Babysitting can be arranged with 24 hours’ notice ($15 a night).