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Scribner’s Catskill Lodge: An Eccentric 1960s Lodge with a Modern Update

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Scribner’s Catskill Lodge: An Eccentric 1960s Lodge with a Modern Update

August 24, 2017

Brooklyn designers Studio Tack are experts in renovating tired hospitality joints. Take Scribner’s Catskill Lodge, for example, a 38-room mountain lodge in Hunter, New York, that, in its heyday, was a chic weekend retreat for Manhattanites in the late 1960s when it was first designed by Guy Chirico Sr. Decades later, the lodge sat outmoded and empty until Marc Chodock and Glennon Travis bought the property and worked with Studio Tack on the renovation. The lodge reopened last November with an improved design that preserves the eccentricity of the original building. Here’s a look.

Photography courtesy of Scribner’s Lodge.

the lobby’s brick floor and stone wall are original to the building; the desi 9
Above: The lobby’s brick floor and stone wall are original to the building; the designers updated the stone by painting it white. Photograph by Nicole Franzen.
the lobby is lit with a skylight. the fireplace is the malm imperial carousel a 10
Above: The lobby is lit with a skylight. The fireplace is the Malm Imperial Carousel and leather chairs are Spacio Terreno Fumador Chairs customized for Studio Tack. Photograph by Nicole Franzen.
a custom dining table and bench by hudson based fern. the dining chairs were so 11
Above: A custom dining table and bench by Hudson-based Fern. The dining chairs were sourced from White on White. Photograph by Nicole Franzen.
vintage midcentury furniture is a nod to the building’s original architect. t 12
Above: Vintage midcentury furniture is a nod to the building’s original architect. The glowing sconce is the Mori Seed Light from Rich Brilliant Willing. Photograph by Nicole Franzen.
the restaurant, called prospect, is designed with natural and black stained pin 13
Above: The restaurant, called Prospect, is designed with natural and black-stained pine. Photograph by Sidney Bensimon.
custom built in booths accented with peg & awl lewis and clark expedition s 14
Above: Custom built-in booths accented with Peg & Awl Lewis and Clark Expedition Stools. The brass table lamps are Vintage Pharmacy Task Lamps from Shades of Light. Photograph by Sidney Bensimon.
dining chairs and bar stools were repurposed from the original scribner’s and 15
Above: Dining chairs and bar stools were repurposed from the original Scribner’s and painted in high-gloss dark gray paint. The pendant lights above the bar are made from Grand Brass parts. Photograph by Nicole Franzen.
bedrooms are all painted in benjamin moore cloud white. the bed and side table  16
Above: Bedrooms are all painted in Benjamin Moore Cloud White. The bed and side table are custom built with natural and painted pine. The bedside lamp is the Sullivan Table Lamp from Rejuvenation. Photograph by Douglas Lyle Thompson.
of the 38 guest rooms, this is one of two full suites with multiple stories. ph 17
Above: Of the 38 guest rooms, this is one of two full suites with multiple stories. Photograph by Douglas Lyle Thompson.

on the terracotta tile platform is a stardance gas stove from vermont castings. 18
Above: On the terracotta tile platform is a Stardance Gas Stove from Vermont Castings. Photograph by Douglas Lyle Thompson.
the second story of the suite has a private balcony kitted with classic westpor 19
Above: The second story of the suite has a private balcony kitted with Classic Westport Chairs from Jardinique. Scribner’s mountaintop location allows for sweeping views of the Catskills landscape. Photograph by Douglas Lyle Thompson.
 

a bedroom designed with custom built in seating. the custom birch coffee table  20
Above: A bedroom designed with custom built-in seating. The custom birch coffee table is by Pompanoosuc Mills and the overhead light is the Mori Gourd Pendant from Rich Brilliant Willing. Photograph by Emma Tuccillo.
the bedroom is separated by a half tall room divider topped in terracotta tile. 21
Above: The bedroom is separated by a half-tall room divider topped in terracotta tile. The black fan is the Monte Carlo Fan Company Studio Ceiling Fan. Photograph by Emma Tuccillo.
the macramé wall hanging is by the catskill kiwi. the bedside lamps, again, ar 22
Above: The macramé wall hanging is by The Catskill Kiwi. The bedside lamps, again, are Sullivan Table Lamps from Rejuvenation. Photograph by Emma Tuccillo.

a custom built in bunk bed for family lodging. photograph by nicole franzen. 23
Above: A custom built-in bunk bed for family lodging. Photograph by Nicole Franzen.
one of the suites features a lofted bedroom. photograph by nicole franzen. 24
Above: One of the suites features a lofted bedroom. Photograph by Nicole Franzen.
bathrooms were fully renovated with new finishes and fittings. the terracotta h 25
Above: Bathrooms were fully renovated with new finishes and fittings. The terracotta hex tiles are from Design and Direct Source. Photograph by Douglas Lyle Thompson.
one of the smaller bedrooms also features a macramé hanging from the catskill  26
Above: One of the smaller bedrooms also features a macramé hanging from The Catskill Kiwi. Photograph by Nicole Franzen.
the exterior of scribner’s catskill lodge was stained black and updated with  27
Above: The exterior of Scribner’s Catskill Lodge was stained black and updated with a new logo and sign. Photograph by Sidney Bensimon.

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