Winter Escape Upstate Part 1: Scribner's Catskill Lodge

 
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In search of a break from city life and some much needed hygge, Dave and I recently headed upstate to check out some new places to stay and eat.  My first stop was Scribner's Catskill Lodge.  Located about a 2.5 hour drive (unless you hit traffic) from New York City, this recently renovated ski lodge is situated across the street from Hunter Mountain.  Being from Utah (the state the boasts the greatest snow on earth), I refuse to ski in the icy east coast "snow," but am all for cozying up to a fireplace with a warm drink.

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The common areas of Scribner's have been redone with a clean and modern, yet cozy vibe.  There is plenty of space to stretch out and enjoy the fire or even shoot a round of pool.

 
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The design details of the lodge have a cool, Brooklyn vibe with lots of weavings on the walls and succulents and P.F. Candle Co candles everywhere.  

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One thing that angers me is when a place is made to look cool, but the bed sucks.  This was luckily not the case at Scribner's.  Our bed was insanely comfortable and I loved waking up to a view of Hunter Mountain.  

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I definitely want to go back in the warmer months when I can enjoy a cup of coffee out on the balcony in the morning.

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Each of the rooms at Scribner's have unique design elements and some have their own living rooms and fireplaces.  I loved our little reading nook bench that had a view of the mountain.  

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Prospect at Scribner's also gives off that hygge vibe.  We enjoyed our candlelight dinner of short ribs next to the fireplace, after which we grabbed whiskey cocktails and sat by the fire.  It's the perfect place to Après Ski or grab breakfast before hitting the slopes.

 
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On the way to our next accommodation we popped into Hasbrouck House.  Located in Stone Ridge, this bed and breakfast has a sweet design and a tasty brunch.  If you go, make sure you start with the fried artichokes, they are killer!  Dave and I definitely plan on coming back here to stay for a weekend.