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Hotel Lilien

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended
  1. Hotel Lilien
    Photograph: Courtesy Hotel Lillien
  2. Hotel Lillien
    Photograph: Courtesy Hotel Lillien
  3. Hotel Lillien lobby with wooden walls, checkered floors and eclectic decor
    Photograph: Courtesy Hotel Lillien
  4. Hotel Lillien
    Photograph: Courtesy Hotel Lillien
  5. Hotel Lillien
    Photograph: Courtesy Hotel Lillien
  6. Hotel Lillien
    Photograph: Courtesy Hotel Lillien

Time Out says

5 out of 5 stars

This historic property provides a great home base for those looking to explore the Great Northern Catskills in any season. Built circa 1890, the renovated Victorian estate exudes an elegant, lived-in charm paired with modern conveniences and amenities. The 18 guest rooms in the hotel include a wide-range of layouts from full beds to suites, providing options for many different types of traveling groups. Four of the rooms are also pet-friendly and welcome dogs for a $50 per night fee. Continental Breakfast is included in a stay and an on-site library, with original 1890s wood paneling, invites guests to while away a leisurely afternoon. 

Inside, the rooms have a rustic aesthetic paired with a more modern elevated design sense. Designed by San Francisco-based firm Field Theory, the spaces highlight the original architecture of the Victorian mansion with original wood paneling, stained glass windows and vintage brass throughout. The hotel is located just a short drive from both Hunter Mountain and downtown Tannersville which both offer lots of great food and drink options as well as activities like skiing, zip lining, hiking and more. (Speaking of hiking: a great hike out to the majestic Kaaterskill Falls is just a short drive away.)

The on-site food and beverage options are fantastic. Guests can take a seat in either the old-school wooden bar or the light, modern lounge to sample one of the tasty signature cocktails like the refreshing Mountain Thyme cocktail (42 Below Vodka, watermelon, lime, simple syrup, fresh thyme) or tart Blueberry Bramble (Bombay Gin, lemon, blueberry, simple syrup.) The Fried Chicken Sandwich also makes for a great dinner and the Baby Gem Salad is a perfect choice for anyone looking for a light bite.

What really sets Hotel Lilien apart from other lodging options in the area, however, is the friendly and welcoming service. Guests can expect hiking recommendations, activity tips and even a personalized guided nature walk from members of Lost Boys Hospitality Group which opened the property in 2022. The cult-favorite hospitality company that owns the hotel also runs some buzzy properties in Panama and contributes greatly to the open and relaxed energy of this stylish mountain resort. 

Time Out Tip: In the warmer months be sure to take advantage of the on-site pool located directly in front of the hotel.

Will Gleason
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