Destination Guide: The Catskills

This is a guest post! Please join me in welcoming Kristen of The Glamorous Gal!

Hey ladies! My name is Kristen and I am the mind behind the fashion, life & style blog called The Glamorous Gal! I am so excited to be here today talking about one of my favorite getaways that is just outside of NYC, The Emerson Resort & Spa in the Catskills!

Both the Catskill and Adirondack mountain ranges rank high on my list of getaways because they boast the beauty and serenity of upstate New York and are only a stone’s throw away from where my husband and I live! We met and later got engaged in Lake Placid, so these areas have a special place in our hearts!

We had the opportunity to take a weekend trip up to The Emerson Resort & Spa this fall, which is just under 3 hours from NYC. The resort was recently renovated from the ground up and is the ultimate luxury getaway with marble bathrooms and fireplaces in each guest room, a state-of-the-art spa, two restaurants, an on-site marketplace and beautiful river views!

You don’t need to leave the resort, but if you do, there are endless activities to enjoy including hiking (there is a beautiful waterfall nearby), shopping, sightseeing, tubing and skiing in the winter to name a few!

Find out all of the details about our trip to The Emerson, the best places to eat and drink and the most scenic views in the full post on my blog, The Glamorous Gal! You can also check out a few of my other travel guides here: Chicago, Newport!”


  1. January 31, 2018 / 5:30 pm

    This sounds like an amazing place to visit and the photo is stunning! I would love to visit when I am over in the states 🙂

  2. February 1, 2018 / 1:26 am

    A resort and spa vacation sounds awesome right now. I would love to visit the Emerson one day. I’m looking forward also to reading your travel guide for Chicago as well.

  3. February 1, 2018 / 12:26 pm

    I love visiting places where I don't have to leave the property to have fun. One of my favorite places in Wisconsin Dells is like that.

  4. February 1, 2018 / 2:35 pm

    I really need a spa right now! And a vacation to go with it would be nice too! I've never been to Emerson but it sounds interesting!

  5. Rose Mont
    February 1, 2018 / 2:54 pm

    I lived in WNY for years and never appreciated it until I left. I have a friend outside of Syracuse and after visiting with her I realized how beautiful NY really is.

  6. Joy
    February 2, 2018 / 1:53 am

    Thanks so much for sharing this. I'll definitely add it to my visit list. Great post!

  7. February 2, 2018 / 2:33 pm

    This was a place I wan't to visit in NY when I lived there. This just make me want to go more, hopefully I can visit in the near future! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Magnolia Events
    February 3, 2018 / 12:59 pm

    The resort looks magical and definitely a nice place for a girls getaway!

  9. leisureandme
    February 3, 2018 / 9:28 pm

    It seems that she had exciting experience at The Emerson Resort & Spa.I like to experience activities such as hiking even there are many things to do within the resort.

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