My wife and I stayed at the Emerson Resort & Spa for the Catskill Fall foliage. The area the resort is in is absolutely wonderful! Scenic drives, activities and a great staff make this a great destination. The best way to review this is in parts:
The lodge: A+ - no surprises, just what I expected of the lodge, rustic look, a mountain get-a-way, surrounded on 4 sides with mountains, riverwalk at rear of lodge.
The staff: A+ - Friendly and welcoming, very helpful, immediately satisfied any requests.
The room A+ - Very large room, clean, very good TV reception, quiet, comfortable bed. AC remote controlled, large whirlpool bath and large bathroom, rustic tasteful decor and plenty (and I mean plenty) of pillows. Just a perfect room!
Resturaunt A - Although we only ate breakfast (which was included in the price of the stay), the buffet was overall good. Pancakes, waffles and omlets made to order. bagel w/ lox, fresh fruit, toast, "homemade" jams, bacon, home fries, juices, sausage and VERY good coffee. The staff was attentive and friendly without being intrusive.
Gift shop A+ - Huge but pricey (as expected), there is Starbucks Coffee tucked away in the back. Everything you can imagine is in this "upscale" shop. You can spend an hoour looking at the kaleidoscopes for sale.
I have three suggestions for management:
A) Welcoming fruit basket in room was a wonderful touch but why not use New York State apples instead of Washington State apple? Why not use a wine from a local New York State winery instead on the bottle that was included? Promote the area you are in!
B) We ordered wine in the lounge, very good BUT when we asked where it was from - we were told New Zealand! Why not promote New York State wine?
C) The music in the resturaunt leaves a bit to be desired. I understand atmosphere but i couldn't quite make out what it was.Contemporary Indian? Indian Rap? My wife and I respectfully suggest a Cirque Soliel soundtrack Allegria. It fits your decor and would probably add to the atmosphere. Soothing and sophisticated.
I HIGHLY recommend this resort for anyone wanting a peaceful relaxing and secluded get-a-way.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Emerson Resort & Spa is comprised of two hotels, three eateries, an Award Winning Spa and an amazing retail component. We are located in the forever Wild Catskill Forest and provide a great escape for all of our guests, especially city dwellers. The Emerson Spa features a menu of Holistic Wellness, both Western Treatment options and Ayurvedic Rituals drawing from Ancient Indian Healing Wisdom. Our Award Winning Spa includes 10 treatment rooms, 1500 square foot Fitness Center, Relaxation Room, Yoga Studio with Instructor led classes, outdoor Jacuzzi, outdoor Pool, well-appointed locker Rooms with Steam, Sauna and Showers. Breakfast is served daily streamside in our beautiful Phoenix Restaurant which is also a stunning event space. The Catamount Restaurant, considered a local landmark offers streamside family dining in a casual setting. Looking for something quick & easy? Our Country Store Cafe offers breakfast and lunch, as well as delicious treats for those with a sweet tooth. Shop at the Emerson and enjoy Catskill Shopping at its best. Our Country Store is a collection of intriguing shops such as The Emerson Outfitter, Ski Shop, Melina's Boutique, Men's Shop, Up Country, Grandma's Boutique, General Store, Velsani Antiques and our Famous Kaleidostore which houses the World's Largest Kaleidoscope. So if you're looking for Ice-skating, Cross Country Skiing, Snow Shoeing, Trout Fishing or Biking the Emerson Resort & Spa is your Mountain Retreat! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Emerson Resort And Spa
- Emerson Hotel Mount Tremper
- Emerson Resort Mount Tremper