A Weekend in the Catskills (+ What I Packed)

August 22, 2018

Where to Stay in the Catskills I wit & whimsy

Despite nearly eight years in New York there are still plenty of surrounding areas to the city that I’ve yet to explore. Case in point: The Catskills. The Catskill Mountains are in Southeastern New York state and a country oasis. Earlier this summer I headed up there for a few day getaway and it was sheer bliss.

Where to Stay in the Catskills I wit & whimsy

What to do in the Catskills I wit & whimsy

Where to Stay in the Catskills I wit & whimsy

Where to Stay in the Catskills I wit & whimsy

Where to Stay in the Catskills I wit & whimsy

Where to Stay in the Catskills I wit & whimsy

Where to Stay in the Catskills I wit & whimsy

Where to Stay in the Catskills I wit & whimsy

Where to Stay in the Catskills I wit & whimsy

Where to Stay in the Catskills I wit & whimsy

Where to Stay in the Catskills I wit & whimsy

It was really Scribner’s Lodge that inspired my trip. I started seeing the hotel on Instagram and had to set out to see it with my own yes and I was blown away. This cozy, beautiful and modern yet rustic lodge was the best home base for the few days in the Catskills. After just two nights there I was already plotting my return for when the foliage starts to change and the temperatures drop. I can’t recommend it enough for a quick getaway (just two hours north of the city). The property has free wifi, s’mores at 5pm with the cutest little fire, rooms with beautiful balconies and even pool parties on weekends. Plus how cute is this map with all the best spots to explore in the area? Their restaurant Prospect was also a highlight serving up delicious food and great cocktails.

Here’s what else we did while in the area…

  • Had breakfast at the famed Phoenicia Diner and boy did it deliver. I’d go back upstate just for this meal! We split a skillet, pancakes and a breakfast burrito and all were delicious. This place was packed at 10AM on a Monday if you can believe it. It’s that good. I also love that it feels like you’ve stepped back in time when you enter this old school joint.
  • Explored the nearby towns of Saugerties and Woodstock. Woodstock wasn’t that great but I loved the cute shops that Saugerties had to offer.
  • Had burgers and ice cream at Mama’s Boy Burgers.
  • Indulged on amazing Twin Peaksdonuts at .

There’s lots more to do in the area such as zip lining and hiking but we largely got rained out of those activities. The rain made a great excuse to read with a glass of wine and play lots of card games in the beautiful great room at Scribner’s however. And now I have a reason to go back when the weather is a bit more cooperative!

What I Packed:

I packed it all in my favorite Away Bigger Carry On luggage with my toiletries in my Truffle clutch & my makeup in my trusty Cuyana cases.

I will no doubt be making another trip up to Scribner’s and if you’re in the area I can’t recommend it enough.

p.s. sailing in Nantucket and how to spend a long weekend in Charleston.

6 comments on “A Weekend in the Catskills (+ What I Packed)”

  1. I love the “What I Packed” section! I’m not sure what it is, but I’m always so fascinated by what/how people pack/carry in their bag. Also, adding this spot to my (never-ending) travel wishlist. Looks so relaxing! xx, Ariana

    1. Oh good! I’m trying to get better about being more detailed in that way so I’m so glad you found it interesting! Hope you get to experience Scribner’s one day!

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