I came here with my boyfriend for his birthday. We went to the Wing/Wine fest (all of the wines were cheap and the wings were awesome) and zipling (have to do the skyrider tour if you go).
Hunter mountain is literally 2-3 long streets away (about 6-8 minutes away). The grounds are beautiful and you can see the mountains from the hotel. Is there a high school nearby, yes, but you don't really see it much and we were there on a Monday, and there was a zero noise factor. One of the hotel employees, John, helped me over the phone on numerous occasions and even upgraded our hotel room to a mountain view one. Some guests complained on here about the view (I read virtually every review on here), but if you talk to the owners on the phone about what you want, they will do their best to make it happen!! Call ahead before coming. If you come early enough (before 4-4:30 from what I saw), they will give you a tour and explain how everything works.
In the library room, there are DVDs to borrow, stem ware, cork screws, free beverages to take 24hrs a day (coffee, tea, water bottles, sodas, etc.) and snacks (fruit, cheese crackers). The room, itself, is small but really cozy. Our room was very nice. I loved the Jacuzzi tub with the jets, which were powerful and amazing for my back (note that the tub is a one person tub unless you are in a cottage). We had a gorgeous view of the mountain, which I posted on here. The bed was comfortable. There is a personal air conditioning unit and a personal heating unit (very helpful). There is a blow dryer, shampoo, soap, and conditioner in the bathroom (note: shampoo and toiletries were in the medicine cabinet). I didn't find the bathroom to be exceptionally small so I do not know what the one reviewer was talking about, and I am accustomed to major hotels and have never stayed in a B&B before. There was not a lot of space to put things, but there was space on the sink and, for the bath stuff, in the tub.
The breakfast was amazing!! On the buffet table there were juices, water, coffee, cinnabuns (awesome), muffins (banana nut and blueberry), crumb cake, and doughnuts. Everything else was made to order and you don't have to stick with the combinations there and can order AS MUCH AS YOU WANT for free. I got the challah french toast with bacon. My boyfriend got blueberry pancakes with bacon. We also ordered a side of home fries (these were not your crappy diner fries, but were seasoned and cut perfectly). There was also an omlet with whatever you wanted on the menu, as well as an egg combination platter. Order one meal or order three for yourself (though I am a huge breakfast eater) and I could only eat one meal!!
We loved every part of our stay and it is so close to the mountain!! We came in just past-peak for the leaves (Oct 14-15), and it was still very pretty on the mountain. The weekend before would have been peak. Ziplining with the red, orange, and yellow trees was beautiful!!
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- Areas only first class Adirondack style Lodge, featuring comfortable upscale accommodations with spectacular views of the Catskill Mountains. Relax in one of our spacious private cabins or in one of the distinctive suites or rooms inside the Lodge or East Lodge. All are luxuriously appointed and tastefully decorated and include modern amenities. Mountain Brook is an old world escape from the frantic pace of city life. ... more less
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