Perched high on a hill surrounded by fields of grass and trees stands Scribner’s Catskill Lodge. Since 1966, this building has welcomed and warmed the spirits of adventurers seeking refuge from their daily lives and explorers looking for something new. There’s a brick road inside where people used to unload cars. This is where you’ll check in. In the summer, you’ll take a dip in water surrounded by mountains. In the winter, you’ll gather by the fire under the stars. The rooms, of which few are alike, have fireplaces and lofted beds. Downstairs, you’ll come together for a dinner prepared just for you by the house chefs. At night, you’ll rally your friends around the bar and watch the sun sink behind the peaks in the distance. On your way home you'll wonder in silence if you should tell others or just keep this secret to yourself.
13 Scribner Hollow Road, Hunter NY 12442
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 fashionable 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.
Today, Scribner's Catskill Lodge is reopening following an extensive renovation for a new generation of urban explorers. With thoughtful design, friendly service, and delicious food and drinks, the lodge is the perfect basecamp for your weekend adventures. 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.