Whether you want to do it all or just relax, the Catskills and our local area have it all. Here are a few suggestions to get you started. We would be happy to consult with you or give you suggestions so why not give us a call.
Below are several suggestions we have brought together for you. But to get the best local flavor and all the latest CURRENT LOCAL EVENTS walk two blocks to the Astor House Shop, a community based internet cafe, bookstore, shop, gallery, and pastry shop, which also acts as a local community gathering spot.
If you are all about THE WINTER and love downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, or snowboarding then we are your luxury stay for the area. What can be better than to sit in our rustic lounge at night after a long day with some wine? We are conveniently located near the following ski resorts:
SUMMER in the Catskills allows the avid sportsman to get in touch with the great outdoors. There are a veriety of options including hiking, biking, mountain biking, fly fishing, tubing, golfing, bungee jumping, skateboarding, wall & rock climbing, canoeing, and bird watching.
We are conveniently located near the following summer spors hotspots:
Nothing can touch the majestic beauty of the Catskills during the FALL LEAF-PEEPING season. Fall in the Catskills has inspired it's own art movement (Hudson River School) so plan to be here and take romantic walks among the intense folliage. Visit the Astor House for maps of local trails and guidebooks to the local area.
We are conveniently located near the following leaf-peeking:
If you are interested in THE VISUAL ARTS than Hotel Mountain Brook is your resort. The 1940's lodge was completely updated keeping the rustic style by interior designer Iliana Moore. There are also several local places of interest for the art enthusiast. Local artists exhibit in the gallery at the Astor House right in Tannersville.
The Performing Arts & Music
There are a series of talented theater companies within the region as well as concerts, festivals, and many music events. Here are just a few that you might want to get tickets for when visiting Hotel Mountain Brook.
Shopping & Antiquing
So you can't go anywhere without stopping to check out every antique store? Need your fix of small artist owned galleries and crafts? Well we are located close to some of the best that New York State has to offer. Hudson has more antique shops than almost anywhere in the East Coast so it is worth checking out. The antiques section in the Astor House offers local inventory. Crafts, cookware, cards and gifts are also available.
Fun & Odd
Want to do something a little different? Experience FUN AND ODD things when you stay with us.
What is a vacation without good food? Here are some of our favorite local eateries.
The Hotel Mountain Brook is pleased to announce that for your convenience we now have a salon & spa on premise and we welcome award winning Cosmetologist and Spa coordinator, Laurie Darfler-Sweeney.
Laurie Darfler-Sweeney's qualifications make her one of the most experienced and talented in the industry. She brings her deep passion for health and beauty to the guests of the Hotel Mountain Brook. She has been a NYS licensed Cosmetologist for over 30 years, a NYS certified Cosmetology teacher, and a NYS certified athletics coach. Laurie owned and operated the Shear Art Hair Salon in Hudson Falls for 22 years and taught cosmetology at WSWHE BOCES. Laurie has earned the combined distinction of VICA local & state winner in Cosmetology and is a member of the WSWHE BOCES Hall of Fame. Currently Laurie teaches Cosmetology at ONC BOCES in Grand Gorge.
Our Salon/Spa Services include:
- Haircuts and styles for men, women, & children
- Up-do and formal styling
- Hair color
Facilitated Self Healing
To provide you the tools to shift your mental, physical, and spritual well-being.
- Ionic Foot Baths
- Sound Therapy
Our goal is to pamper you from head to toe and bring out your individual natural beauty.
We also have some great intimate spas nearby for you to pamper yourself.
Feeling regal and British? Afternoon tea might just be your ticket to Europe without the travel. A short drive to enjoy a traditional European Style Afternoon Tea with homebaked scones and pastries at the Washington Irving Inn located in Tannersville.