Welcome to the Catskills! Surrounded by majestic Mount Tremper and the rushing waters of the Esopus Creek, the Emerson Resort & Spa is nestled in the heart of Mother Nature’s playground. Seasonal colors, events and activities are plentiful from the moment you arrive. Hiking, biking, tubing, fishing, kayaking and skiing are just a few of the outdoor adventures located minutes away. The Emerson offers 26 spacious rooms in the contemporary style Inn and 27 rooms in the log cabin style Lodge. The Emerson offers two distinct dining options, a signature restaurant, Catamount, and Woodnotes; both offering locally sourced foods and craft cocktails. The Emerson Spa is an oasis of pampering and rejuvenation, and The Shops at Emerson are a shopper’s haven with a variety of gifts, fashions, housewares, toys and local food products. The Emerson is also home to the World’s Largest Kaleidoscope. Standing at more than 60-feet and featuring three, 38-foot mirrors, the Kaleidoshow is a mesmerizing experience of sight and sound. Emerson guests can also experience the Farm-To-Table movement at nearby farmer’s markets, taste the locally made brews, spirits, ciders and wines that are branding the Catskills as the premier distributor of craft beverages, and view the talents of local artisans with works commissioned especially for the Emerson. We like to say we have something for everyone, including your furry family members as dogs are welcome. Named for legendary poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, whose famous essay “Nature” was the incentive for the development of the Catskill Forest Preserve, our guests quickly understand what makes the Catskills and the Emerson so special.


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