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The Catskill's Urban Cowboy Lodge is a boutique hotel and is the ideal getaway from the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple or other cities in the wider region. The Catskills is also one of the best places for hiking within easy reach of New York City - there are plenty of trails to explore in the region.

The Lodge is surprisingly affordable for a boutique hotel within easy reach of New York City. If one is looking for a romantic getaway, then certainly The Lodge ought to be high on one's radar. It is stunning all year round. Come in the summer and see the forests of the Catskills at their warmest and take a dip in the swimming holes of the mountains; come in winter and enjoy a cozy getaway in a land blanketed in snow.


The Boutique Hotel In The Heart Of The Catskills

The Urban Cowboy Lodge offers an escape into the mountains of the Big Indian Wilderness. There, the hotel is nestled in amongst some 68 acres of land right in the heart of the Catskills.

  • Location: The Catskills' Big Indian Wilderness
  • Land: On 68 Acres of Land
  • Address: 37 Alpine Road, Big Indian, NY
  • Distance: Around 2.5 Hours Drive From NYC
  • Rooms: 28 Boutique Rooms

The Catskills are an interesting and stunning region. The Catskills have long been the holiday destination for New Yorkers, but following the advent of cheap flights to more exotic locations, they also went fast into decline. Today one can find many abandoned resorts and once grand hotels around the Catskills.

But not all the resorts and boutique hotels left the Catskills, and it remains a premier getaway for folks from NYC and Boston. It is only around 2.5 hours from New York City but offers a getaway a world away.

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The Urban Cowboy Lodge Facilities

At The Lodge, one can enjoy a forest bath in their soaking tubs and an Estonian steam sauna. Other attractions include wining and dining in their award-winning Public House, plunging in their swimming hole, and relaxing by the cracking fire.

  • Parlor Bar: Opens At 3 pm
  • Public House Restaurant: Opens At 5 pm

Key Facilities:

  • Estonian Sauna
  • Swimming Hole
  • Forest Setting
  • Bar & Restaurant

Their Public House Restaurant is open from 5 pm from Thursday to Sunday and reservations are requested.

The Lodge is a favorite of the elites of NYC and is a magnet for those looking for a higher-end experience. It attracted guests with its well-crafted cocktails, great food, and lack of the traditions and stuffiness of more regular high-end hotels.

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Accommodation At The Urban Cowboy Lodge

The Urban Cowboy Lodge has a range of accommodation options to select from these, including The Lodge, Alpine, Walden, The Chalet, and The Cabin.

The Cabin:

The Cabin literally a cabin in the woods. The hotel has two standalone units that have some 600 sq feet of space with an open layout. The Cabin includes a copper clawfoot tub for two, a rain shower, a leather loveseat, and a Wright king mattress.

The Chalet:

The Chalet is their largest suite and is their most spectacular. Relax in the woods in one's wood-paneled cathedral ceilings and large picture windows in every room. It sports an oversized one-bedroom suite with two lounging areas.

It also comes with a fireplace, kitchen, private deck, a Wright king mattress, and more.

The Lodge Suite:

The Lodge Suite is a large six-bedroom accommodation on the second floor of the main building. These are ideal for groups of up to 12 people and are in the same building as the bar and restaurant.

The Lodge Penthouse is their unofficial Honeymoon Suite in the woodlands of the Catskills.


Walden has ten cabin-style guest rooms, which vary in size. Some feature outdoor Japanese cedar soaking tubs, but each comes with a private deck overlooking the woods or the mountains. The Walden options are the Walden Forest Bathing Suite, the Walden Sunrise King, and the Walden King.


Finally, the Alpine is located on a hill behind the lodge. It has ten suites on three floors, and each comes with a freestanding clawfoot tub in front of a large picture window where one can enjoy forest and mountain views. The Alpine suites include the Alpine Bathing Suite, the Alpine Bathing Suite with Den, and the Alpine Penthouse Bathing Suite.

  • Prices: Vary Between Approx: $279 and $629 Per Night

Prices vary by suite, day of the week, and time of year. Prices range from around $279 for a Walden King to around $629 for The Chalet.