6 new Catskills stations will open in 2022

The resurgence of the Catskills as a vacation destination kicks into high gear in 2022. For years, the region rebuilt its Borscht Belt heyday, when New Yorkers flocked to the countryside to stay in one of hundreds of Catskills resorts.

The pandemic has only accelerated a renaissance that was already in place, thanks to independent local hoteliers like Foster Supply, who opened a series of boutique hotels in the area. Today, major hotel projects are taking place, capitalizing on the wild spaces of the Catskills and the proximity of New York.

Auberge Resorts Collection is one of the global hospitality giants that plans to open a property in the region in 2022. The luxury resort company has properties in vacation lands like Costa Rica and across the states United: Napa, Telluride, Kennebunk. But the success of its Mayflower Inn & Spa in peaceful, pastoral Washington, Connecticut, has signaled that the concept could work well in the adjacent Catskills locality of Gardiner, where the Inn will open Wildflower Farms this fall.

“We’ve had our eye on upstate New York for some time,” said Richard Arnold, director of development for Auberge Resorts Collection via email. “Beyond the stunning scenery that provides a picturesque backdrop, it was the Hudson Valley’s rich history, culture deeply rooted in the arts, culinary influence and tight-knit community that drew us in.”

Being “just a short train ride from New York and easily accessible from Boston as well as other parts of the Northeast,” he added, “is a dream come true for our entire team.”

Here are all the resorts opening this year in the Catksills and Hudson Valley, backed by local hospitality businesses, innovative lodging start-ups and glamping professionals.

AutoCamp Catskills: opening in spring 2022

The AutoCamp Catskills Clubhouse will serve multiple purposes, such as a general store and a place for coffee and breakfast.

AutoCamp

West Saugerties will host the second AutoCamp on the east coast – the first is on Cape Cod, after several AutoCamps in the west. The airstreams include some of the 95 units, which also include luxury tents, suites and cabins, all equipped with modern amenities.

A hot tub and plunge pool will be available year-round for bathing, and the “classic Hudson Valley style” clubhouse, whose design inspiration was drawn from historic farmhouses and the area’s musical culture, offers a cozy place to relax with an indoor fireplace and lounge, enjoy breakfast and coffee, and shop at the on-site general store.

“We thought this dynamic and explorable region would be a perfect location for AutoCamp,” said Neil Dipaola, CEO and Founder of AutoCamp. “We’re just a short drive down the Hudson from New York City and the gateway to hundreds of miles of hiking trails. We look forward to sharing the AutoCamp experience with the outdoor community here. »

In addition to individual stays – low season rates will start around $129/night, high season $229/night – the entire property can also be booked for weddings and other events.

Hurley House: opening spring 2022

The accommodation start-up MoLiving creates modular and sustainable accommodation.  The first property completed using their cabins will open in Hurley this spring.

The accommodation start-up MoLiving creates modular and sustainable accommodation. The first property completed using their cabins will open in Hurley this spring.

Hurley House/MoLiving

One of the more unique properties coming to the area this spring is Hurley Housea station designed with Moliving’s flexible and mobile accommodation.

Built offsite by SG Blocks, a module manufacturer, these self-supporting structures are approximately 400 square feet, with sustainable features like solar panels and a water recycling system that conserves water. The units that are easy to build and move – they come on wheels and are perched on jacks, making them suitable for sensitive land like national parks – are meant to be a solution for hoteliers to launch a property in “months versus years.” , at a fraction of the cost of a traditional hotel,” says Moliving Founder and CEO Jordan Bem, who expects Moliving to provide hospitality projects nationwide and in Europe.

Hurley House, formerly the Twin Lakes Lodge in Hurley, will be the first location for Moliving, with nearly 60 units in the 55 acres of the luxury eco-resort.

Each cabin, which is expected to cost $259 a night, has two outdoor decks, floor-to-ceiling windows that maximize guest views of the natural surroundings, and amenities such as WiFi and a private bar, with pool access on square.

Chatwal Lodge: opening April 2022

The Chatwal Lodge in Bethel was due to welcome guests when it opened in 2021, but a COVID-related delay pushed its opening back to April.

The Chatwal Lodge in Bethel was due to welcome guests when it opened in 2021, but a COVID-related delay pushed its opening back to April.

Allen Kennedy / Chatwal Lodge

After COVID-related issues that delayed its opening last year, Chatwal Lodge plans to open in April in Bethel, an hour and a half from Manhattan, and home to its sister property, The Chatwal by hotelier Mr. Sant Singh Chatwal.

Located inside The Chapin Estate, a 60-acre gated residential community, Chatwal Lodge is designed to provide a luxury Adirondacks lodge experience more easily accessible to New York vacationers in the Catskills countryside. Its 10 suites are perched on the edge of Lake Toronto Reservoir, each with their own private patio and stone fireplaces.

Cast a line and try your hand at fly fishing in the on-site trout stream, paddle the lake in one of the available kayaks with a picnic in tow, and melt away the stress with wellness offerings. -be Ayurvedic from the spa – all for a starting price per night of $1,200.

Wylder Windham: opening spring 2022

The Pines Inn is the largest of the lodges on the Thompson House property that Wylder Windham is restoring for opening in 2022.

The Pines Inn is the largest of the lodges on the Thompson House property that Wylder Windham is restoring for opening in 2022.

Wylder–Windham

The third site of Wylder Hotels, the Wylder–Windham, lived a former life as the historic Thompson House Resort. Once restoration is complete on the new 100-room, full-service resort — one of the few hotels in Greene County under new ownership — it will aim to connect guests to nearby Windham Mountain and the surrounding 20-acre property with a river winding through.

“I look for hotels in amazing locations that offer adventures in or around them,” said

founder and CEO of Wylder Hotels John Flannigan, noting that his other hotels near Lake Tahoe and on an island in the Chesapeake Bay have done well during the pandemic precisely because of their focus on nature. Starting rates will range from $300 to $800 per night.

The James Newbury Hotel: opening fall 2022

The James Newbury Hotel won't open until the fall, but when its adjacent Wire events center opens this summer with the restored Patrick Henry Tavern, it will be the first glimpse of this major new Hudson Riverside development in Coxsackie.

The James Newbury Hotel won’t open until the fall, but when its adjacent Wire events center opens this summer with the restored Patrick Henry Tavern, it will be the first glimpse of this major new Hudson Riverside development in Coxsackie.

James Newbury Hotel

Historic preservation is at the forefront of 46 rooms The James Newbury Hotel and Wire Event Center, coming to River and Reed streets in Coxsackie. The waterfront Hudson property revitalizes historic buildings that are thoughtfully renovated to retain their charm while blending modern amenities like a full-service spa and rooftop bar.

A huge banquet hall that can seat 600 guests, The Wire Event Center, will open this summer, with industrial elements like a heated concrete floor that help it stay true to its past as an iron foundry and later as an iron foundry. yarn manufacturing company. The adjacent Patrick Henry Tavern is also being restored and is expected to open along with the event space. The four-story hotel, which builds on an existing brick structure, will follow in the fall; starting room rates have not yet been established.

Wildflower Farms: Opening Fall 2022

  Auberge Resorts Collection is one of several global hospitality giants planning to open a resort in the area with their Wildflower Farms resort in Gardiner in 2022.

Auberge Resorts Collection is one of several global hospitality giants planning to open a resort in the area with their Wildflower Farms resort in Gardiner in 2022.

Resorts

Nature and wellness will be at the helm at this luxury resort, set on 140 lush acres in Gardiner that previously housed a nursery. The secluded strip of land within sight of the Shawangunk Mountain ridge will embrace nature in all its facets, from design to cuisine. Gardens, farm animals, orchards, forest and wildflowers will serve as the backdrop for the 65 individual bungalows, built with fireplaces and private patios.


The property will have three miles of hiking trails that criss-cross the grounds, offer cooking classes featuring farm-to-table cuisine, and a spa with an indoor saltwater pool.

Starting prices for wildflower farms will match other Auberge Resorts Collection properties such as Mayflower Inn & Spa, around $1,200 a night.

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