New York is full of award-winning locations that we can travel to for an enjoyable weekend. The great part of living in the Hudson Valley is you don't have to drive far to find a place to spend your next staycation.

We are fortunate in the Hudson Valley and the Catskills to be surrounded by award-winning resorts and spas. Being pampered and having a luxurious weekend away could literally be right in your own backyard.

Sullivan County New York Mountain Style Lodge Wins Best of Award from Outside

The Chatwal Lodge - The Catskills via Facebook
The Chatwal Lodge - The Catskills via Facebook

Places like the Monhonk Mountain House in New Paltz, the Emerson Resort and Spa near Mount Tremper, the Rocking Horse Ranch in Highland, and the Wildflower Farms in Gardiner are all located within a 2-hour drive from New York City but they are also less than an hour away from those of us who call the Hudson Valley Home.

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I just recently came across another award-winning hotel I hadn't heard of that is located in Sullivan County on the Toronto Reservoir. The Chatwal Lodge - The Catskills is what some might call a boutique hotel offering 11 exclusive guest suites and cottages set inside what was known as Chapin Park.

The Chatwal Lodge is an incredible experience in upstate New York. The architecture, with native stones and original branchwork, stays true to the historic aesthetic and craftsmanship of Adriondack’s great camps. (via

The Chatwal Lodge which is located in White Lake, New York on the shore of the 833-acre Toronto Reservoir has just been named by Outside Best Mountain in the Travel Awards for 2023. Outside Magazine has been focused on everything outdoors since it first published the first issue in September 1977. It covers travel, sports, gear, and more.

The latest online issue included "The 36 Best Places to Visit in the U.S. for Adventure" which put a spotlight on America's rivers, beaches, and mountains.

Our overriding goal? To inspire readers to get outside and explore the world, and provide them with great ideas for years to come. —Mary Turner, Deputy Editor and Travel Director

The Chatwal Lodge Makes a Best of Travel List with Outside Magazine

The Chatwal Lodge in Sullivan County

The Chatwal Lodge in White Lake, New York located on the banks of the 833-acre Toronto Reservoir in Sullivan County was just honored by Outside. The Chatwal Lodge made Outside's Travel Awards 2023 by winning the Mountain category. It was part of Outside recognizing the Catskills and the New York State Park which covers approximately 700,000 acres.

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Ever wanted to live on a piece of property that had more than enough room for all the big toys you could possibly own? You can even have your own helicopter pad. Welcome to 51 Redder Road in Pine Bush, New York. 192 acres of land with a 15,000-square-foot building that contains apartments, room to work on cars, motorcycles, and more. Plus the interior is laid out like a main street movie set straight out of Hollywood. You will be the envy of every one of your motorhead friends if you owned this place.

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