Even if you totally love your job, weekends are everything, particularly when they’re spent outside of the city guzzling local wine, biking to seafood shacks, and roasting marshmallows like you’re in some campy ’80s movie. One of the promising places to visit on that special weekend is in Hunter, New York. Here’s a guide that will make sure you tick this off you bucket list.
Best Way to Get to Hunter, NY
When traveling, especially outside of the city, it is important that you have not just the best but the most comfortable mode of transportation as possible. Silver car rental car services offers top of the line automobiles, specifically Audi cars. You can rent an Audi A4, every time, any time, hassle free! For affordable and easy way to get to Hunter Town, there are plenty of Buses in Manhattan where you can ride on and enjoy.
Best Luxury Hotels in Upstate New York
Scribner’s Catskill Lodge in Hunter, NY
Perched atop a hill in Hunter, NY, Scribner’s Catskill Lodge is the best new hotel in the Catskill Mountains. Located 100 miles from New York City, its location in the Great Northern Catskills couldn’t be more ideal for an outdoor-centric getaway—around these parts, the mountains are higher, the waterfalls are bigger, and the swimming holes are deeper. All year-round, Hunter is a hub for outdoor sporting, whether it’s hiking, skiing, swimming, fly fishing, or zip lining. And the scenery is unmatched.
What to do in Hunter, NY
When you’re in Hunter, a trip to Kaaterskill Falls is a must anytime of the year; it’s the highest two-tier waterfall in New York, and a fifteen minute drive from Scribner’s. Just imagine, the falls turn into a frozen wonderland during winter and in spring, it gushes to life with snowmelt. Summer is its busiest season. Hikers cool off from the steep hike with a splash of the always-cool water and fresh cold wind breeze. In fall, the foliage is magnificent; it’s no wonder that Thomas Cole painted one of the region’s most famous works of art, The Falls of Kaaterskill, based on the falls.
Another year-round attraction is the Hunter Mountain. It is just down the road from Scribner’s. All winter long, Hunter serves as a bustling hub for thousands of visitors looking for world-class skiing. Visitors can go for a hike to Hunter Fire Tower, or simply ride the chairlift for a scenic adventure. Thrill-seekers should never miss the Zip-line Adventure, which is crazy fun and totally unique way to take in the beauty of the Catskills.
Lastly for those who would prefer indoor activities and chill, Tannersville is your go to place. There’s some great shopping for those looking for something to take home from the Catskills.
Best Bars in Hunter, NY
After the sun goes down we still got you covered. Here are some of the best bars in Hunter.
Cave Mountain Brewing Company
Looking for a great restaurant & microbrewery in the heart of the Catskills? Look no further, Cave Mountain Brewing Company in Windham, NY offers mouth-watering food as well as our own selection of beers, Craft-brewed on site!
Hunter Mountain Main Bar
After a long day on the hill, stop by and grab a drink. Come with friends or meet new ones, there’s always a party at the Hunter Mountain Main Bar!
Hunter, NY Best Restaurants
The Prospect Restaurant
Guests staying at Scribner’s are in for a phenomenal meal when they eat at Prospect, the hotel’s on-site restaurant. With ingredients sourced in the Hudson Valley, Alpine après-ski comfort food and Swiss cuisine are thoughtfully served up in the cozy and inviting atmosphere. Helmed by Executive Chef Joseph Buenconsejo, the restaurant is backed by Matt Ricke and Chef Adam Volk, the partners behind popular Brooklyn spots Esme and The Exley.
Mama’s Boy Burgers
Though it’s tempting to spend the entire weekend at Scribner’s, for a meal outside the property, head no further Main Street in Tannersville for a meal. Our favorite lunch spot in the area is Mama’s Boy Burgers, who serves up great burgers and 26 flavors of custards in an old roadside ice cream parlor. Order from the counter inside, and find a spot at their outdoor picnic tables or enjoy inside at their retro booths.
Maggie’s Krooked Café
Maggie’s Krooked Café is undeniably cute, with solid foot to boot. Grab a seat by the window, or the outside patio in summer.
Twin Peaks Coffee & Donuts
For smaller appetites, or just an indulgent snack, check out Twin Peaks Coffee & Donuts who make donuts fresh to order. Pass the time waiting for your donuts at their little antique and gift shop!
Last Chance Cafe
Speaking of antiques, there’s another restaurant in town combining food and shopping at Last Chance Cafe. You can literally find anything you need here–it’s part general store, beer shop, is stocked with gourmet foods, and sometimes has live music on weekends.