I recently returned from a girl's getaway at the Emerson Resort and Spa. Though we initially had a difficult time deciding where to go, with so many options just a short drive from Manhattan, we were very happy with our choice of the Emerson. As we wanted to get the best value for our money, we chose the "Ladies of Luxury" package and a Royal suite at the Inn. This was the perfect all inclusive package for us, and it had everything we wanted and even some things we didn't even know we wanted as far as the treatments were concerned. (I was dubious about the full body sugar scrub but was thrilled with the results!) We had some reservations before arrival that there were going to be a lot of restrictions because of our package, but the Emerson just kept saying, "Yes" to every request. Alcoholic beverages are not included in the package, but that's about it. We had our choice of the full menu at every meal, all gratuities were included, and the food was terrific, especially dinner at the Phoenix. I should mention that we went mid-week, when the Inn was at low occupancy. We received serious VIP treatment, but something tells me that all the guests receive the same regardless of when they visit. To sum it up, all of the staff we encountered were extremely hospitable and efficient, the spa treatments were divine, and the facilities and accomodations were lovely, comfortable, and well maintained. It was a fantastic experience, and I would encourage anyone thinking of going to do so.
If I had to pick one thing to complain about, I would say that the locals who have memberships to the gym and spa facilities can bring some stress in with them, and one crazy woman even walked into my shower and tried to take my robe and towel, but that in no way spoiled my overall experience. Though they should require that the members be polite to the guests.
- Also Known As:
- Emerson Hotel
- Emerson Resort And Spa
- Emerson Hotel Mount Tremper
- Emerson Resort Mount Tremper
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surrounded by the natural splendor of the legendary Catskill Mountains, the Emerson is a hidden treasure located a mere two hours outside Manhattan. The tranquil property offers spacious accommodations in the Adirondack-style Lodge and unique Eastern-inspired suites in the adults-only Inn. Featuring an award-winning spa, Contemporary Catskill Regional Cuisine in The Phoenix restaurant, cozy dining in the Catamount Restaurant, the shopping haven of the Country Stores and the Kaleidostore, the Emerson provides a memorable yet affordable respite from the demands of the outside world. Overlooking the Esopus Creek and one of the region’s most magnificent peaks, Mount Tremper, the Emerson is also an idyllic location for special events, including corporate retreats and destination weddings. Pets are welcome. ... more less