by Morgan Agesen
Deer Mountain Inn, located on a whopping 168 acres in the Catskills (Tannersville, New York), is an ideal weekend crash pad for traveling families. Nearby hotspots include Hunter Mountain (just over 7 miles) and the Town of Woodstock (just under 22 miles). This newly renovated inn offers families a rustic stay, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, with the perfect touch of modern. Amenities include outdoor decks and a fireplace in the bar/lounge area, miles of hiking trails, lawn games, and an onsite family restaurant. We highly recommended a stay here, if you’re looking to rest and recharge from the everyday.
Our Editor Loves
- Family suite
- Free Wi-Fi in rooms
- Onsite family dining
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Game Room
- Onsite Dining
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The Inn is home to six unique rooms, each equipped with free Wi-Fi, Tivoli clock radios with Bluetooth technology, modern bathrooms, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, safes with laptop storage, smart TVs, and Locust Grove Soaps toiletries (locally made in Roxbury, New York). They're all named after significant men from our country's past.
This room features a queen-size bed, perfect for one or two people, and can be connected to its neighboring room, Wheeler.
Warm up in front of an original stone fireplace in the Wheeler room, and enjoy some sweet views of a section of the Catskills. This room is also home to a queen-size bed, and a separate seating area.
The Beckwith room features a king-size bed and is ideal for two people, but a third can be squeezed in, as well.
This corner-room boasts a stone fireplace, separate seating area, a queen-size bed, and large closet.
Nicknamed the "Family Suite," the Twain room includes two single beds for the kids, and a separate room for the parents divided by a foyer.
The Reid features a king-size bed and can be connected with the Twain for families or large groups.
Cottages - Skylark and Tuckaway
Cottages are just a few hundred feet from the main inn, and can sleep between eight and nine people. Amenities at the Skylark cottage include a covered front porch, stone patio, and interior fireplaces, in addition to all the amenities found in standard guestrooms. Amenities at the Tuckaway cottage include an open kitchen, separate dining area, and a formal sitting room with a bar and fireplace.
We came here for the chef's tasting menu. The food was interesting and unique. We got a flat tire and the staff helped us! Our waiter had Bilal help us find the tire. We are so thankful to the wonderful service
by Paul G
I love the Deer Mountain Inn!
Have Been coming here for years.
What was created here is truly exceptional!
Things have seemed to change though.
I just dropped over a grand here but feel like I’m crashing somebody’s party..... Excuse me!
What’s with the millennial attitude?
Are you doing me a favor by letting me stay here.....
I REALLY don’t think so!
Kiss my Assssssssssss!
On the top floor of the Deer Mountain Inn is The Attic, a spacious hangout for families. It's home to a library of books, an old-school pool table, and an enormous 86-inch television. Kids can choose to watch a movie from the library of DVDs located under the TV, as well.
Embark on a hiking or mountain biking adventure along the inn's miles of surrounding trails, so consider bringing some good hiking shoes and a mountain bike if you can!
There's a pond just beyond the back of the Inn -- a perfect place for families to relax and cool off in the summer.
A rich and hearty country breakfast is included in every stay at the Deer Mountain, so get ready to start your day with some fluffy eggs and sink your knife into some hot sausage.
The ever-so-rustic and cozy restaurant at the Deer Mountain Inn is the perfect place to end your busy day. Sink into one of the cozy couches overlooking the fireplace while you wait to be seated, or enjoy your meals right there! The dinner menu includes sweet and savory eats, including cauliflower soup, braised short rib, and herb risotto (which we highly recommend). Save room for dessert if you can, and dive into the flourless chocolate torte or the rich crÃ¨me brulee. All of the food is locally sourced and ready to be devoured. Open Sunday, Monday, and Thursday, 5 to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 5 to 10 p.m. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
Planning & Tips
The Art of Smart Timing
The Deer Mountain Inn is beautiful no matter the season. Embrace the magnificent colors present in the trees during the area's peak time of foliage in the fall, hit the slopes of nearby Hunter Mountain in the winter, and enjoy some hiking, biking, and swimming during the spring and summer months. It truly doesn't matter when you visit -- there is always something to do and see.
The drive to Deer Mountain Inn is pretty straightforward, no matter which direction you're coming from. From New York City, the drive is about two and a half hours.
Nearby airports include Greater Binghamton Airport (two and a half hours), Stewart International Airport (just over an hour), and Albany International Airport (just over an hour). Trains are available from New York City's Penn Station, as well as from Buffalo/Niagara Falls, Montreal, Burlington, and any connecting Amtrak service. Hop on the Metro-North to Poughkeepsie and rent a car or take a taxi the rest of the way.
A car is definitely needed if you want to explore the surrounding area. We suggest bringing a GPS with you, as cell signal can be spotty so Google Maps may not always load on your cell phone. Or, pay a visit to the concierge and he or she will be more than happy to set you up with a taxi or car service to take you to your next destination.
For Mom and Dad
We recommend a visit to the full-service bar when you have a few minutes to yourselves. Choose from a menu of delicious cocktails and nosh on some yummy bar snacks -- including roasted Brussels sprouts and homemade fries with garlic aioli -- all the while getting warm by the fire. Intimate wooden benches and tables are situated out back, as well.