Kaatskill Mountain Club Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Catskills, New York, United States

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Pros

  • Ski-in/ski-out property on Hunter Mountain
  • Spacious rooms with wet bars; most have kitchens and fireplaces
  • Outdoor heated pool and whirlpools open year-round
  • Solid restaurant and bar on-site
  • Spa with several treatment rooms and salon services
  • Small fitness center with sauna and steam bath
  • Free self-parking
  • Concierge, ski storage, valet parking

Cons

  • Decor is a little dated
  • Some rooms have small tube TVs

Bottom Line

The Kaatskill Mountain Club is a mid-range property on Hunter Mountain. Its ski-in/ski-out access; rooms with wet bars (and in most cases full kitchens); year-round heated pool; and nice spa makes it a solid pick both for outdoors enthusiasts and for families. However, note that all units have somewhat dated mountain-lodge-style decor, and that some rooms still have old tube TVs.

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A mid-range mountain hotel with ski-in/ski-out access

One of the things that make the Kaatskill such a popular hotel among outdoors enthusiasts is its ski-in/ski out access and its proximity to hiking trails, ski slopes, and attractions in Hunter Village. The hotel also draws many families with its comfortable rooms -- most with kitchens -- outdoor heated pool with indoor access, nice spa with several treatment rooms, and solid on-site restaurant.

Overall the property is cozy but a little bland, with mountain-lodge-style decor and tube TVs. However, it is a great mid-range pick for those looking to spend some relaxing days in touch with nature or exploring the nearby towns. For the better deal, stay here during the week when rates drop significantly.

 Location

At the foot of Hunter Mountain, a short drive from Hunter Village

The Kaatskill Mountain Club is located right at the foot of Hunter Mountain ski resort, inside a complex shared with a few other accommodation options, including apartments and hotels. It offers ski-in/ski-out access, but note that guests have to walk all the way to the end of the complex to get to the slopes.

Hunter Village is a quaint little town in the Castkills’ Greene County. Despite its small size, the town offers a wide array of great attractions, including a piano museum with one-of-a-kind pianos (featuring Lincoln’s favorite, among other instruments), the Catskills Mountain Foundation -- complete with a bookstore, a theater and an art gallery -- and a public library from where visitors can borrow books to read by their in-room fireplace or in the lobby.

  • 3-minute drive to Main Street Hunter Village
  • 20-minute drive to Windham Mountain ski resort
  • 38-minute drive to Belleayre Mountain ski resort
  • 44-minute drive to Woodstock
  • 50-minute drive to Kingston
  • 1-hour drive to Rhinebeck
  • 2-hour-10-minute drive to New York City

 Rooms

Bright and spacious, with fireplaces and wet bars (most also have kitchens)

Rooms at the Kaatskill are fairly spacious, with at least a small sitting area and a wet bar. However, most units have a kitchenette or full kitchen, and all but the Studio Suites have a fireplace. Large, multi-room suites are great for families and groups and feature separate sleeping areas, fireplaces, fully equipped kitchens, and two bathrooms.

Decor is somewhat dated and technologies could use an update -- but all units are comfortable and have mountain views. Some feature jetted tubs.

  • Working fireplaces (all but the Studio Suites)
  • Tube TVs with cable channels
  • BeeKind toiletries
  • In-room movie selection
  • Wet bars in Studio Suites; full kitchens in Studio Deluxe Suites and up
  • Jacuzzi Suites have a jetted tub next to the bed.
  • Superior Suites have a murphy bed; some suites have sleeper sofas.
  • Executive Suites and the Penthouse Suite have washer/dryers in the kitchen.

 Pool

A heated pool with indoor access and mountain views

  • The heated outdoor pool is open year-round and has indoor access, great for the winter months.
  • Two outdoor whirlpools with mountain views

 Fitness Center

Small windowless gym

The hotel features a small fitness center with cycling bikes, weight training equipment, and treadmills. Cardio machines lack individual TVs.

  • Free bottled water
  • Steam room and sauna
  • No natural light

 Spa

A pleasant spa with several treatment rooms and salon services

  • Several rooms for massages, body treatments, and skin treatments
  • Salon services include mani/pedis and facials.
  • Couples massages available

 Family

Multi-room suites, a game room, and a kid-friendly menu at the restaurant

The Kaatskilll Mountain Club is a good pick for families. It not only offers multi-room suites with kitchens, but family features such as as a heated outdoor pool with indoor access, an arcade, and an on-site restaurant with kid-friendly menu options.

  • Studio Deluxe Suites and One-Bedroom Jacuzzi Suites have pull-out couches; Superior Suites have a murphy bed and a sleeper sofa.
  • Two- and three-bedroom suites available
  • Game room with arcade games
  • In-room movie selection

 Food

A solid on-site restaurant, and kitchens in most rooms

  • Van Winkles restaurant offers a menu with bar food, pizzas, sandwiches, salads, breakfast items, and entrees.
  • Van Winkles Lounge offers a daily happy hour featuring beer, wines, and well drinks.
  • All but Studio Suites feature fully equipped kitchens with stovetops, full-size ovens, sinks and fridges.

 Services

All the basics, plus a couple of extra perks for skiers

  • Concierge
  • Ski storage
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Video game room for kids
  • Ski-in/ski-out access
  • Free self-parking; valet parking available for a fee

 Bottom Line

The Kaatskill Mountain Club is a mid-range property on Hunter Mountain. Its ski-in/ski-out access; rooms with wet bars (and in most cases full kitchens); year-round heated pool; and nice spa makes it a solid pick both for outdoors enthusiasts and for families. However, note that all units have somewhat dated mountain-lodge-style decor, and that some rooms still have old tube TVs.

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Address

  • 62 Klein Avenue Hunter, NY 12442

Room Types

  • Executive Suite
  • One Bedroom Jacuzzi Suite
  • One Bedroom Superior Suite
  • Penthouse
  • Studio Deluxe Suite
  • Studio Suite
  • Three Bedroom Suite
  • Two Bedroom Suite

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 109
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): Some
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Hotel Information

Location: Catskills, New York
Address: 62 Klein Avenue Hunter, NY 12442
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