Camptown is the last gem of the Catskills. The hotel has just opened its doors after the complete renovation of a former Motel Lodge from the 1930s. There reigns a charming neo-country atmosphere, both rustic, cozy and at the forefront of the decorative style that puts the establishment in the hotel trend of the moment.
Camptown is a hotel nestled at the foot of the Catskill Mountains about two and a half hours drive from New York, the most popular region of the American East Coast at the moment. The 1930s building was redesigned by the Ramshackle Studio of Ray Pirkle and Kim Bucci, who already owned the much-hyped Rivertown Lodge in Hudson. Camptown has undergone a thorough redesign where original architectural details match contemporary furnishing elements.
Located on a wide wooded park, Camptown consists of 50 unique and intimate accommodations perfectly thought out, divided into 24 hotel rooms and 26 self-contained log cabins. Inspired by the original charm of the property and the nature that surrounds it, the decorators have succeeded in achieving the subtle balance of traditional rustic architecture combined with contemporary and refined decoration. Exposed stonework, wide beams and paneling blend impeccably with modern furnishings, vintage selections and bespoke layout by local craftsmen. Shaker-inspired bedrooms feature handsome wood-panelled bed frames and quintessential patchwork bedspreads. The set comes in a palette of natural earth and ocher tones, ranging from cream to dark green.
Conviviality and relaxation are essential in the establishment. Guests share the Pantry's pantry stocked with local produce to cook on site or in the adorable little kitchens in the cabins. Grills and picnic tables are also available, unless you prefer to savor moments of relaxation on the Penobscot Bay Porch Swings on the terrace. Also, guests and members of the Swim Club will be able to enjoy a swimming pool and its bar on sunny days, then a sauna, which is scheduled to open this fall.
The hotel's restaurant and bar - Casa Susana - offers a Mexican-inspired cuisine. Its chef, Efrén Hernández, offers a seasonal menu focused on fresh Hudson Valley produce and a natural wine cellar. On the menu, tamal pudding, grilled pork "al pastor" or sweetbreads roasted over a wood fire with garlicky black beans. The room is designed as a rustic "diner" all clad in wood, with long bay windows opening onto the forest, whose dark green Tea Pot pendant lights recall foliage, and tobacco-colored benches evoke humus.
In my bag
Our "must-have" for a stay at Camptown.
Paddington quilted jacket, Anine Bing
Short-sleeved wool sweater, Ganni
Pampas cotton ankle boots, Palladium
Nourishing night cream, Evolve
Enzo bag, Herbert
810 Co Rd 23B, Leeds, NY 12451, États-Unis
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