I think a big part of the confusion and subsequent disappointment with the Emerson is the distinction between the Lodge and the Inn. The Inn is very modern, tasteful, lovely, and expensive. The Lodge costs less, is decorated in a very rustic manner, and accepts kids and dogs. They are next to each other on Rte 28. They share the same outdoor pool. The spa facilities are located at the Inn, as is the Phoenix restaurant. You can use your room charge at the Inn if you are staying at the Lodge. (There is nothing to put on a charge at the lodge.)
We were at the lodge in a junior suite with our 8 year old daughter and dog. It was okay; the rooms didn't seem completely clean and the advertised wifi service never worked in the room.
The resort is right on rte 28, so if you're at the "motel like" pool you can hear the cars going past. I don't think their website makes it clear enough about just how different these two properties are. The Lodge is a dressed up motel and the Inn is a contemporary and luxurious spa. The Phoenix restaurant was good, especially the Sunday brunch. The Kaleidoscope store was fun, as was the show. The Esopus creek is behind the hotel. You'll have a lovely view of a trailer and shack if you look straight across, so turn your chair to the side and enjoy the peace and quiet.
- 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