In many ways, Deer Mountain is the perfect encapsulation of the modern NYC escape. Rustic backbones, modern amenities, gorgeous nature, and a Michelin-star chef.
The boutique hotel has that beautifully photographed, rustic (but luxury!) (but also hip!) appeal that gets the press salivating. Though, if the formula were that easy, there’d be boutiques popping up all over the Catskills and Hudson Valley. (Oh wait, there are!)
Thankfully, Deer Mountain Inn also backs it up with hospitality, consistently high ratings, and an incredibly beautiful property. The Northern Catskill boutique features six two-person rooms and two dreamy cottages, each of which can sleep 9.
The hotel is equally known for its restaurant, lead by Michelin-star recipient Ryan Tate. Tate leads a destination-worthy program that highlights ingredients foraged himself from DMI’s property.
The property includes 160+ acres, views of the Catskills, and its own network of trails. Its gathering spaces include a terrace with mountain views, fire pits, swimmable ponds, and the Attic, a Swiss Alpine-themed lounge.
The surrounding area has A LOT to explore, with Phoenicia, Catskill, Saugerties, and no shortage of nature all within a 30-minute drive.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
There is a two-night minimum on weekends. Weekends book up very far in advance.
The restaurant is open for dinner Thursday through Sunday and for brunch on Sundays. Reservations are recommended.
Reservations for the restaurant are typically for the seven-course tasting menu ($72 per person), while the a la carte menu is typically served at the bar and lounge.
Some guests have noted that rooms near the bar or the attic (where events are sometimes held) can be noisy.