Originally one of two summer cottages built in the 1880s for the Colgate family, the Deer Mountain Inn has been used at various times as a summer retreat, a church-run camp for underprivileged children and as the annex for The Toppesfield, a grand hotel no longer extant but the foundation of which remains on property. It’s also rumored that the property once belonged to the Catskill’s most notorious Depression-era gangster, Jack “Leggs” Diamond – with bullet holes to boot. The folklore continues to unfold and be told; come be a part of the story.
Built in the Arts and Crafts style at the turn of the twentieth century, the main lodge’s six rooms offer an escape to an idyllic home away from home. The charming interior strikes a balance between historic authenticity and everyday comfort; antique furnishings and William Morris textiles find a counterpoint in modern bathrooms and luxury linens. Guest services are attentive yet unobtrusive; we can set up a bottle of wine, cheese plate or flowers in your room and be your concierge to the Catskills, or we can leave you in your splendid isolation.
Our cottages offer family-friendly accommodations that allow for the experience of an upstate country house without the commitment.
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This mountain-view corner room features an original stone fireplace and a study alcove with a correspondence desk. A queen size bed, large closet, and luxurious bathroom complete with bathtub.
With a queen size bed, luxurious private bathroom, and wooded hillside view, this is the perfect, last-minute getaway. Serene blue walls and antique furniture and fabrics adorn this serene room.
With a king size bed overlooks the serene wooded grounds, this spacious room provides added privacy as it is set back from the main hallway. Reid shares a foyer with Twain which can be public or private, allowing for either two fully separate rooms or a group-friendly conjoined suite.
A large stone fireplace pairs beautifully with a queen size bed, while an additional alcove provides ample space and comfortable seating with epic views of nearby mountains. The spacious private bathroom boasts an elegant freestanding tub and a separate pebble-floor shower.