Weekend Escape: Scribner's Catskill Lodge
The beauty of living in Manhattan is that I live in Manhattan (you still have to pinch me sometimes). The beast is that you sometimes ache for quiet, open spaces, peace. That's how I found myself at Scribner's Catskill Lodge. This retreat is just a couple of hours outside of the city and feels a world away.
I grabbed one of my best friends on a Friday morning, we rented a car (pro tip: if you pick up your car in Hoboken it's like $300 less than picking up in Manhattan), and hit the road. We had very specific plans for this weekend retreat: eating, drinking, sleeping, journaling, blogging. It's the end of ski season here and the slopes are super close, but since I'm quite possibly the worst skier to ever walk the planet, we passed on that. Upon check in, we were welcomed to our room with a basket of apples and everything we would need for fireside s'mores later that night. So, it was basically love at first sight.
The lodge just opened a few months ago and it feels both new and also so authentic at the same time - like it's been here for years. It's done but not overdone. You'll walk in and wish it was your personal mountain home that you could visit every weekend. The lodge has a restaurant, Prospect, which was delicious and made it so easy to never leave the lodge grounds (exactly our plan). The photos speak for themselves.