Bespoke mountain lodge in the heart of the Catskills. 

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, multiple indoor and outdoor event spaces, and over 20 acres of mountainside to explore. 

SCRIBNER'S 1966 - today

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 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 it's distinctive architecture, and decadent indoor swimming "grotto", the lodge quickly gained legendary status.


Scribner’s is located at 13 Scribner Hollow Road in Hunter, New York.



Driving Directions

If you plan on coming from New York City, we recommend taking the New York State Thruway (I-87) to Exit 21, getting off at Saugerties. Make your first left at the stop light off the exit, merging onto New York State Route 32. Take New York State Route 32 all the way down until you come to a fork in which you will then bear left onto New York State Route 23A which will take you directly to Hunter. Once you enter the village of Hunter, Scribner's Catskill Lodge will be on your right-hand side. 

An alternative, more scenic route from New York City would be taking the New York State Thruway (I-87) to Exit 19, getting off at Kingston/Rhinecliff (New York State Route 28). Take New York State Route 28 to Phoenicia and make a right on New York State Route 214, which will take you directly to New York State Route 23A in Hunter. From there, make a left on New York State Route 23A and Scribner's Catskill Lodge will be located on your right-hand side. Please note: This does not affect the time it takes to get to Scribner's but is an alternative route.   

Public transportation options

If taking a car is not an option, alternatives would be via train or bus.

We recommend taking the Amtrak to Hudson train station. From there, a local taxi can take you to Scribner's Catskill Lodge (an estimated 40-minute drive). We recommend Smileys taxi service: 518-589-6533. 

If taking a bus is of interest, Trailways bus service drops you off 1/4 mile from Scribner's Catskill Lodge, in Hunter. Smiley's Taxi or walking would be of option from there. 

Complimentary parking

We offer complimentary parking to all hotel guests.


We have multiple entrances, parking spaces & guest rooms that are ADA compliant for accessibility.


Scribner’s Catskill Lodge + Prospect Restaurant are hiring hotel and restaurant team members. Find out more information and apply to an open position: