Photos and Review by Oyster.com Investigators
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.
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.
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.
A heated pool with indoor access and mountain views
Small windowless gym
The hotel features a small fitness center with cycling bikes, weight training equipment, and treadmills. Cardio machines lack individual TVs.
A pleasant spa with several treatment rooms and salon services
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.
A solid on-site restaurant, and kitchens in most rooms
All the basics, plus a couple of extra perks for skiers
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.