Ah, what can I say about my time at Scribner’s Catskill Lodge in Hunter, New York except that it was everything I needed in a getaway. This was one of the first trips I’ve taken where I quite literally had nothing on the agenda aside from sleeping in, relaxing poolside, sitting by the fire roasting S’mores, and charging all of my meals to my room…which is exactly what I did for the duration of my stay. Sure—there was a socially distant outdoor Pilates class overlooking the mountains across the way, a yoga class on my private deck, and a slight attempt at taking a hike (which I would only recommend for the serious hikers out there).
If you’re looking for a little relaxation this fall, I highly recommend booking a stay at Scribner’s. It truly had the most incredible views and an all-round beautiful setting (despite the slightly chilly fall temps).
The outdoor heated pool (that’s open until Columbus Day weekend) complete with poolside eatery was heaven. I mean, what more could you ask for? And while I never made it into the sauna, which is by reservation only, I’m sure that would have been amazing, too.
On my last morning at Scriber’s, I toured Old Man Scribner’s garden, which has too many different varieties of homegrown kale to count, squash that were the size of me, and the most incredible specimen of flowers as far as the eye could see.
But what completely blew me away was the food at Prospect, the lodge’s very own restaurant. I had the most delicious breakfast (I highly recommend the egg sandwich and the French omelette) and dinner (the honeynut squash carbonara was out of this world). For drinks, I went with an Aperol Spritz that featured a local liquor. I loved that everything I ate and drank at Scribner’s was either homegrown or sourced locally from the area.
My weekend at the lodge went by way too fast but left me completely rejuvenated, which is exactly what a getaway should do. Now I know where to return when I need a little R&R.
Until next time, Scribner’s!
Susan Schwenzfeger says
Breath taken view!
Vanessa Steil says
Thanks, Sue. It was a beautiful place!