The Chatwal Lodge, located 90 miles north of New York City, in the town of Bethel, New York, will open on April 1, 2021.
Located at The Chapin Estate, a 2,500-acre gated residential community, The Chatwal Lodge is nestled within a 30-acre environmentally protected land. Guests will enjoy views of the 1,000-acre Toronto Reservoir Lake, have access to hiking trails, and have chances to spot white-tailed deer and nesting bald eagles.
The outdoors will be incorporated in all 10 suites through details like private patios overlooking the lake, vaulted ceilings, arched windows, reclaimed-wood walls, log-treaded stairs, hand-carved headboards, faux fur and woolen upholstery. Select accommodations will additionally have larger lakeside decks, outdoor showers, deep soaking tubs, kitchens, dining and living areas suitable for cordial gatherings with family and friends.
Pretty cool: Raised 25 feet above the ground, a 1,000-square-feet treehouse features a sitting area with interiors made from pine and cedar, a fireplace, and an outdoor deck with views of the scenery. A glam tent up to 850 square feet with an open floor plan will provide a natural setting with all the comforts of a luxury accommodation, including a king bed, an en-suite bath, and wraparound verandas.
The main building will house a farm-to-table restaurant, lobby lounge, wine cellar, bar, dining terrace, and a private dining room. A local chef will create organic, locally sourced daily specials. In addition to partnering with neighboring bakers, cheesemakers, artisans, meat and poultry farmers, fresh fish will be sourced from the on-property trout stream. Fresh herbs and homegrown vegetables will be in abundance from the kitchen gardens on premise.
Afternoon tea experiences, craft cocktails and all-day dining can be enjoyed beside a massive fireplace or on the outdoor terrace with heaters to take in the lakeview all year round. A library will display books on the Catskills and other topics of interest in history, culture, art and design. There will also be a dedicated section for children’s classics. Indoor games like chess, scrabble and backgammon are offered, as well.
Tip: The hotel can host banquets for up to a total of 250 guests with separate halls for social events, weddings and celebrations, as well as a smaller room for dinners, corporate board meetings and events ranging from 12 to 170 guests.
The wine cellar (complete with a fireplace) and a selection of fine wines can be reserved separately or combined with an adjacent private dining room to accommodate up to 24 attendees. In addition, a 1,200-square-feet, open-air pavilion will be available for exclusive dinner parties, cocktail celebrations, or lakeside wedding ceremonies.
Amenities and Activities
Amenities will include a house vehicle; 24-hour valet, concierge and butler service; luxury mattresses; plush duvets and pillows; bespoke linens; cashmere and alpaca throws; deep soaking bathtubs; outdoor showers; organic bath products; terry robes; ample closet space; 24-hours in-suite dining; private bars; fireplaces; flat-screen Smart televisions; docking stations; complimentary Internet; and a choice of complimentary newspapers every morning.
The Chatwal Lodge will offer a variety of activities. Outdoor options will include fly fishing, boating, kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, golfing, lawn croquet and recreational badminton. Indoor activities comprise Ayurvedic wellness treatments, yoga, meditation, private wine tastings, cooking classes and music lessons. The concierge team can also reserve priority access to concerts and exhibitions at Bethel Center of Performing Arts and behind-the-scenes tours at local racing tracks.