Abbey Drucker

Deer Mountain Inn
  • Where:Tannersville, New York
  • Why:Weekend getaway - because every New Yorker needs fresh air.
  • When:March 2016
  • Who:Me and some of my favorite friends
Get a

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

Exterior of Deer Mountain Inn.

The lobby.

One of the six bedrooms in the main 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.

Sunset for our private dinner.

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

Details from the incredible bar.

Cozy by the fireplace in the lobby.

Private mountain drive on property.

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

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

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

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

Our extended weekend crew.

Because sparklers are always a good idea.

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

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


  • 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

  • Pool/Gym

    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


  • Children

    Yes and pets too!

  • Price

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

On the property or on a local hike into the Catskills.

Nature hike

Catskill Mountains, Shandaken, NY, United States

On the property or on a local hike into the Catskills.

In the warmer months.


10 Bridge Street, Phoenicia, NY, United States

In the warmer months.

Incredible brunch.

Phoenicia diner

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

Incredible brunch.

Deer Mountain Inn

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

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