Abbey Drucker

Deer Mountain Inn

  • Where:
  • Why:Weekend getaway - because every New Yorker needs fresh air.
  • When:March 2016
  • Who:Me and some of my favorite friends
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Deer Mountain Inn Before returning home: breakfast pit-stop in Phoenicia, one of my favorite towns in the Catskills. The Phoenicia Diner is a real gem.

Before returning home: breakfast pit-stop in Phoenicia, one of my favorite towns in the Catskills. The Phoenicia Diner is a real gem.

Deer Mountain Inn Exterior of Deer Mountain Inn.

Exterior of Deer Mountain Inn.

Deer Mountain Inn The lobby.

The lobby.

Deer Mountain Inn One of the six bedrooms in the main inn.

One of the six bedrooms in the main inn.

Deer Mountain Inn Upper level of the Inn, open to all guests. Great vibe and welcoming to all. Read a book by the fireplace, play a board game, watch a movie, listen to music or play pool. It’s an entire floor so there’s tons of space and very inviting.

Upper level of the Inn, open to all guests. Great vibe and welcoming to all. Read a book by the fireplace, play a board game, watch a movie, listen to music or play pool. It’s an entire floor so there’s tons of space and very inviting.

Deer Mountain Inn Sunset for our private dinner.

Sunset for our private dinner.

Deer Mountain Inn Mr. Darren, one of the most knowledgeable and welcoming barmen I’ve ever met.

Mr. Darren, one of the most knowledgeable and welcoming barmen I’ve ever met.

Deer Mountain Inn Details from the incredible bar.

Details from the incredible bar.

Deer Mountain Inn Cozy by the fireplace in the lobby.

Cozy by the fireplace in the lobby.

Deer Mountain Inn Private mountain drive on property.

Private mountain drive on property.

Deer Mountain Inn Nothing beats Catskill Mountain fresh air. My partner in crime, Erika, taking it in.

Nothing beats Catskill Mountain fresh air. My partner in crime, Erika, taking it in.

Deer Mountain Inn Abbey and Erika cozy on the top of the dmi mountain at dusk.

Abbey and Erika cozy on the top of the dmi mountain at dusk.

Deer Mountain Inn Our friends fireside on the top of the mountain for drinks before dinner.

Our friends fireside on the top of the mountain for drinks before dinner.

Deer Mountain Inn The Inn helped arrange a sunset group gathering for us on top of the private property before dinner. Blankets, cocktails and s’mores included.

The Inn helped arrange a sunset group gathering for us on top of the private property before dinner. Blankets, cocktails and s’mores included.

Deer Mountain Inn Our extended weekend crew.

Our extended weekend crew.

Deer Mountain Inn Because sparklers are always a good idea.

Because sparklers are always a good idea.

Deer Mountain Inn Early morning view from my room. Love this private balcony in the Cottage.

Early morning view from my room. Love this private balcony in the Cottage.

Deer Mountain Inn Hitting the road from NYC for an upstate getaway.

Hitting the road from NYC for an upstate getaway.

Highs & Lows

  • Incredible weekend getaway for all seasons - private trails beautiful year round. Be prepared to bundle up in winter.

  • Staff hospitality is extremely warm and welcoming throughout your stay.

  • Restaurant is delicious with a wide menu for vegetarians.

  • Fun for a group weekend since you can rent an entire cottage out that has fireplace and full kitchen for cooking and dining in.

  • Restaurant only open during limited hours (for now).

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 50/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Boutique Inn

  • Vibe

    Cozy mountain cabin with a luxurious bed and breakfast feel.

  • Location

    Tucked in the mountains, a beautiful drive through Tannersville, NY.

  • Rooms

    Six rooms in the main inn and two cottages each with four rooms. Cottages are booked as a full four-room package. There are 16 rooms altogether.

  • Music

    Piano

  • Year Opened

    In it's current state it opened in the fall of 2013. The building was built in the late 1880's and originally operated as a bed and breakfast inn.

  • Designed By

    Iliana Moore

  • Health & Wellness

    No – But the hike path in the back of hotel is better than a treadmill.

  • Restaurant

    Yes! Country breakfast and incredibley cozy candlelit dinners.

  • Bar

    Yes. One the best parts. The bar is a part of the original design, so it’s really old school wood and mirrors, which I love. The bartender is one of the most knowledgeable and personable guys. Great addition to the hotel.

  • Minibar

    No.

  • Children

    Yes and pets too!

  • Price

    300 - $425 per night. Cottages are $1100 per night. All rooms are double occupancy.

  • Tel.

    +1 518 589 6268

Nature hike

Nature hike

Catskill Mountains, Shandaken, NY, United States

Tubing

Tubing

10 Bridge Street, Phoenicia, NY, United States

Phoenicia diner

Phoenicia diner

5681 NY-28, Phoenicia, NY 12464, United States

Deer Mountain Inn

Deer Mountain Inn

790 Co Rd 25, Tannersville, NY 12485, United States

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