The Catskills, New York
The Chatwal Lodge
Redefining Rustic Elegance
What we think
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Less than 2 hours drive, approximately 95 miles north of Manhattan, on the shores of Lake Toronto Reservoir, a serene outpost awaits: The Chatwal Lodge. Bearing The Chatwal brand’s legacy for details and set on the grounds of the historic Chapin Estate, this warm, thoughtfully designed lodge immerses guests in a rustic refined ambiance. From fly fishing to boating, fall foliage to the Bethel Woods Center for the Performing Arts, there are countless opportunities to unwind, explore and indulge.
Offering 11 exclusive guest rooms, suites, The Chatwal Lodge has the feeling of an intimate upstate compound, with bespoke touches inspired by its Catskills’ setting. The rooms feature authentic, handcrafted touches like lighting made from original barn beams and carved wood bed frames, many of which have stories to tell. Whether you are cozying up in a single suite or taking over the entire lodge, your time at The Chatwal Lodge will feel like a true escape from the hectic world.
Built on land that was part of Chapin Park – the 18,000-acre private game and wildlife reserve acquired by entrepreneur Chester Chapin in 1891 – 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. This is Adirondack elegance at its best, mingled with the unrivaled hospitality for which the company’s founder, Mr. Sant Chatwal is known.
Restaurants & Bars
Rustic Grill - The Chatwal Lodge’s main restaurant helmed by Chef Jesse Kloskey and featuring refined rustic American cuisine.
Timber Lobby Lounge - Available to guests seven days a week, the curated menu features farm-fresh offerings, as well as pastries and breads from local bakeries served under a soaring wood-beamed ceiling.