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Catskill Mountain Lodge
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Palenville
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“Great Lodge, Great Owners/Staff, Great Food/Drink”
Reviewed January 25, 2010

Just returned from a weekend skiing at Hunter and staying at the Catskill Mountain Lodge. Went with a cousin and all we wanted to do was ski, eat, drink and sleep. The Lodge provided all of that and more. First, it is only approx 15 minutes from Hunter which was a huge bonus. Sure there are much closer hotels, but I'm sure they did not get the same treatment at such a reasonable price. Next the owner, Al, could not have been any nicer or laid back. He recommended the Lodge bar for their great food and drink. We took his advice and walked into the bar with a huge fireplace and welcoming bartender/cook Janet. She could not have been any nicer and recommended several of the local beers on tap (I think there were 10 or more on tap). All that we tried were fantastic. We then got a steak standwich w/ crumbled blue cheese (incredible!), cheeseburger (great!) and some of the best buffalo wings we have ever! The wings were so good that we ordered them the second night (yes we ate dinner there twice because the food & service was so good). The second night we had a craveing for turkey club but it was not on the menu. I asked Janet & she said no problem & made us both turket clubs. The bar also had a cool Juke Box with a variety of music (clasic & new). We also ate breakfast twice at the restaurant (attached to the bar). The pancakes & waffles were homemade and had warm syrup on top (fantastic). The room offered all that you needed as it was clean, warm & had great hot water & water pressure. In closing, for the money, this place was much, much, much better than expected. We were beyond pleasantly surprised and would stay at the Lodge anytime in the future!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 29, 2009

Just spend two nights at this lodge, and it beat all expectations. First, the owners are extremely warm and hospitable - they helped in explaining what was good in the area so we could decide how to spend our stay. also, I didnt have a car with me and the owner drove us to Hunter mountain for a very good price... so no problem if you decide to go without a car.

Second, they have an excellent restaurant on the premise - great quality food and service for breakfast, lunch and dinner... very decent prices too. Made it extremely convenient to have this right across the lodge after a long day of skiing. Third, they have a great bar with a variety of beers on tap, a pooltable and a jukebox.

Im writing this because the place really impressed me. Do stay if you are in the area... I plan to come back in the summer!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 1, 2009

The room was very clean and warm. The staff was very friendly and gave us suggestions about what to do in the area. The lodge has also a games room, which we used to play ping pong. They also have a small gym. We had breakfast at the lodge's restaurant, which was pretty good and inexpensive. I would recommend the place to anyone who is looking to get away from the city for a weekend.

Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Middletown, CT
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Reviewed August 11, 2009

I just got back from a long weekend in the Catskills. Drove over from Connecticut and did the 2 hour sight-seeing boat tour down the Hudson from Kingston, Howe Caverns, and the German Alps Festival/Sky-Ride at Hunter Mountain. Stayed with my dad at this hotel and it was clean QUIET and pleasant. Palenville is one of the smallest towns I have ever been in-- and that is saying a lot, because I am from an extremely small town in CT. There is one gas station and the only restaurant is at the hotel. The restaurant is a steak house, but they also serve breakfast and lunch. A bit pricey for dinner? But then again, its steak. No cell service for me-- phone went dead trying to find a signal all the time. The hotel looks to have been built in the 70's or 80's, perhaps, and the furniture and TV in our room is from the same time. Little musty. This place is probably a lot busier in the winter with skiiers/snow-mobilers, but the place had quite a few travelers considering. Everyone pretty much checked out on Sunday, however, and by Sunday night we were almost the only ones there. We only ate in the restaurant at the hotel for breakfast on Saturday and the food was quite good, and extremely inexpensive (breakfast). It seems the waitstaff might have been very new and inexperienced, so it took a while, but we were on vacation and we just shrugged it off. We went into Catskill one night to eat, and another night to Tannersville- about 15-20 minutes away. Bottom line: everything was clean, management was eager to please, and there was cable, so we didn't really care about the extremely old TV. There is a nice pool, and a separate kiddie pool, and the grounds are peaceful with woods and a large stream, and a playground for the kids. There are little cabins and 2 main buildings-- we stayed in the "deluxe" rooms. A refridgerator would have been nice, but to be fair, we did not mention this and I am positive that if we had, the owner would have brought one from a room across the hall (we saw one in there).

  • Stayed August 2009
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Ulster Park
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Reviewed April 24, 2009

We stayed at the Catskill Mountain Lodge last weekend and couldn't have been more pleased with the location & the hospitable service we received from the owners, Kathy & Al and their superb staff. The rooms were cozy and immaculate and the staff made us feel very welcome. The food in the restaurant was excellent & we highly recommend staying here. We are planning on going back there the next time we are in the area.

Stayed April 2009, traveled with friends
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Staten Island
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Reviewed March 13, 2009

This was my 2nd time at the lodge and I continue to believe it is one of Palenville's "hidden gems". The lodge is managed by friendly people who go out of their way to make your stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible. The restaurant makes the best steaks around and it's the only place that provides live entertainment (jazz). Just 8-15 miles from the most popular skiing resorts, it's just a hop, skip away from all the action. If you like extraordinary mountain views and a choice of comfortable fireplace accomodations at an affordable price, this is the place to stay.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled solo
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westhampton new york
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Reviewed January 24, 2009

our recent stay at the catskill lodge was a nice time. we had a decent size room and it was clean.
the owners alfred and cathy along with there 15 year old son where friendly and accomidating.
the resturant had a great filet migon in which alfred gave us two 15$ meal vochers for a total of 30$ off our meal not to forget the 4 cocktail vochers as well..the hostess was very nice and the bartender was friendly.the ski package was exactly what was advertised.lift tickets,meal vouchers and a clean room. is it the hilton of course not. can you please everyone no you cannot. was i satisfied with my weekend package stay absolutly i was. THE SKI WEEKEND PACKAGE WAS EXACTLY AS ADVERTISED .
I WOULD STAY AGAIN , thanks alot larry and ray

  • Liked — somewhat close to hunter mountain
  • Disliked — isolated from main street or other places typical for upstate
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with friends
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Property: Catskill Mountain Lodge
Address: 334 Route 32a, Palenville, NY 12463-2726
Location: United States > New York > Catskill Region > Palenville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Palenville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Catskill Mountain Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A classic year-round lodge set on the banks of the famed Kaaterskill Creek with spacious, comfortable rooms, some with fireplaces, and several cabins. Close to Hunter & Windham Ski resports, Woodstock, Saugerties and Horse Shows in the Sun. Full service steakhouse & pub on site open daily with Off Track Betting Parlor. ... more   less 
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