Little Cat Lodge is your new hideaway in the Hudson Valley

Take a few deep breaths and listen.

Do you hear that?

It’s nature. And he invites you to join him for some peace and quiet.

And cocktails.

The newly opened Little Cat Lodge is a 14-room European chalet-style property set on a seven-acre site at the base of Catamount Mountain, where the Hudson Valley meets the Berkshires. This location makes it a year-round destination, with access to skiing and snowboarding in the winter, and swimming, hiking, biking, and golfing in the summer. These rooms are connected by a swimming pool, outdoor saunas and a restaurant and bar coming later this fall, so it has everything you need for a relaxing getaway.

The lodge hails from a few heavy hitters: Noah Bernamoff and Matt Kliegman of New York locales like The Smile, Grand Army and The Jane Hotel, as well as Otto’s Market in the Hudson Valley, and design studio LOVEISENOUGH, which has designed Atelier Ace’s Sister City Hotel and other beautiful spaces. The aesthetic nods to Western Massachusetts ski culture of the 1950s and 1960s and rural chalets in the Swiss and Italian Alps. Expect to find custom furniture handcrafted with local wood sourced from Catamount Mountain and an overall air of comfort.

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Image: Max Flatow

The property is made up of two buildings surrounded by lush greenery. The two-story guesthouse has 12 rooms with a vibe that merges an alpine lodge with mid-century Berkshires, and each has a private deck or patio overlooking the mountains. There are also two two-bedroom suites in the main house, which can accommodate larger groups of up to six people. Rooms have custom beds made from local maples, and they’re outfitted with vintage armchairs, artwork, lamps, mirrors, and more.

The seasonal pool has sun beds and umbrellas, as well as a pool bar where you can get the necessary food. If you want to do a private schvitz, there are barrel saunas in the nearby woods.

When it’s time to eat and drink, The Tavern is a 45-seat bar perfect for all your après-ski activities, and The Dining Room is a 70-seat restaurant led by James-nominated Executive Chef Jason Bond. Beard. Both menus feature drinks and dishes inspired by continental European alpine cuisine, and they feature ingredients sourced from the Hudson Valley.

This is where so many of the best ingredients choose to live.