Emerson Resort in Ulster County: Relaxation and Nature at its Finest

Known as one of the premier resorts in the Catskill Mountains, Emerson Resort & Spa has set itself apart with its luxurious accommodations, wide range of amenities and beautiful surroundings. Now, after a $6 million renovation, there’s even more reason to visit the 20-acre site.

The resort, located in Mount Tremper, is nestled in the heart of Ulster County, with sweeping views of the Catskills. In fact, the resort optimizes its surroundings with oversized windows and open spaces, giving guests the ability to truly enjoy the nature and scenery around them. Featuring spacious accommodations in the contemporary Inn and Adirondack-style Lodge, guests can choose from a variety of room types, many of which include gas fireplaces, air-jetted tubs and private decks.

As part of the renovation, the resort recently reopened the Emerson Spa. The new 6,193-square-foot destination luxury spa is one of the resort’s standout amenities, giving guests a relaxed, serene experience “inspired by the earth’s elements.” The new spa menu features a variety of signature lines, treatments and experiences. Spa professionals pamper guests using a balance of nature and restoration, allowing them to rejuvenate themselves in a truly holistic way.

Spa treatments include use of the steam room, sauna, fitness center, seasonal pool, outdoor hot tub and relaxation room. Guests may also choose from a variety of fitness classes.

Those who stay at the Emerson also have easy access to outdoor recreation, including Overlook Mountain, Giant Ledge and Slide Mountain Peak, the highest point in the Catskill range. There are numerous hiking and biking trails throughout the area, and guests may also try kayaking or tubing down nearby Esopus Creek.

For guests who would like to explore local shops, there’s the on-site Emerson Country Stores, including Emerson Outfitters, The Men’s Shop, Emerson’s Toy Chest, Melina’s Boutique, the General Store and the Kaleidostore, home of the “world’s largest kaleidoscope.”

Guests are also able to enjoy fine dining without ever having to leave the resort, with Woodnotes Grille. The restaurant and bar offer a wide selection of burgers, seafood, chops and vegetarian menu items, featuring locally sourced ingredients. Woodnotes also serves handcrafted cocktails featuring fresh-squeezed juices, bitters and local artisanal spirits – providing a fun twist on classic drinks.

“We want our neighbors and visitors to experience the best of the region and with the resurging interest in the Catskills, now is the best time to do so,” said Naomi Umhey, Emerson Resort & Spa CEO. “You don’t have to be an overnight guest to enjoy the Emerson. We hope both the community and travelers will join us for breakfast or dinner at Woodnotes Grille, shop in the Country Stores, take advantage of our brand new spa and book getaways in our newly renovated rooms. We’re delighted to welcome everyone “back” to the Catskills.”

Whether you’re looking to kick back and relax, enjoy the outdoors, do some shopping, experience fine dining or simply take in everything the Catskills has to offer, Emerson Resort & Spa is the place to stay to create a wonderful experience.