The Brentwood, Saratoga Springs

A design studio tackles their most personal project yet: their own hotel

Driving onto the Brentwood Hotel‘s gravel courtyardwhich itself clamors with growls of welcomeone can’t help but let out a sigh of relief. It’s a four-hour commitment from NYC, and the Taconic State Parkway doesn’t offer much to look at in the colder months. But there’s already an outdoor fire wailing away and records playing in the cozy, five-stool lobby. Despite the petite nature of these …

Scribner’s Catskill Lodge

Upstate New York's cozy mountain escape reopens after extensive upgrades

Forever on a quest to discover escapes within arm’s reach of New York City, we found ourselves at the recently reopened Scribner’s Catskill Lodge in Hunter, New York. The hotel itself isn’t new (its bones were constructed back in 1966) and during its decades of operation, the facility accrued a storied history all while falling into disrepair. That is, until it was purchased by first-time …