I brought my Board here for a strategic planning session - and what a perfect location! The rooms were so luxurious that several Board members thought they had accidentally been upgraded. Each room in the main building has a fireplace, balcony with a view of the Esopus creek, wine refrigerator, waterfall head and body jet shower and Jacuzzi tub. Cell phone reception is not great, but you can get texts and emails (free wifi) and there is no charge to use the phone in your guest room. That's right - you read that correctly - no charge to use the hotel phone.
Since we had a two-day business event there, we paid a per-person charge for a package including 2 breakfasts, two lunches, one dinner and water and coffee breaks throughout the day. The food, even by the standards of my picky members, was terrific. The only problem I ran into was that Kosher meals have to be ordered from off-site and they are somewhat expensive.
The wait staff (Eva and others) was terrific - very attentive, always checking in to see if we needed anything. The AV guy, (Fred) had us up and running quickly and efficiently. The front desk was very accommodating, even arranging a shuttle to the train station for one of my members at the last minute.
Although some members complained that it was a remote location - and as they come from all across New York State, wherever we go is going to be remote for someone - it was by and large, pretty easy to get to. The best way to get there is to take the NYS Thruway to Exit 19, then take Rte 28 all the way into Mt. Tremper. Your GPS may want to take you another way, but this is the most direct. Be aware that if you are taking Amtrak up from the City, you will need to exit at the Rhinecliff train station, which is still 45 minutes from the Emerson. A shuttle from the hotel may be available at a $75 charge. A cab will cost more.
Many of my folks enjoyed the exercise room and the steamer; a couple got massages and even more spent some time in the cute shops that precede the meeting space. And the kaleidoscope was a big hit for one of our staff!
All in all, this was a great experience and the facilities and staff at the Emerson made me look like a rock star to my Board!
- 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