The Catskill Mountains are home to all your favorite winter activities! You’ll find epic skiing and snowboarding at Belleayre and Hunter Mountains as well as cross country skiing and snow shoeing. Both Belleayre and Hunter provide rentals and lessons and Hunter Mountain’s snow tubing park has 1,000 foot tubing lanes including a carpet lift.

Overnight guests of the Emerson also receive special lift ticket pricing!

Belleayre Lift Ticket Voucher $48 ($68 if purchased at Belleayre)
Hunter Lift Ticket Voucher $51 ($81 if purchased at Hunter)

Belleayre Lift Ticket Voucher $71 ($80 if purchased at Belleayre)
Hunter Lift Ticket Voucher $66 ($91 if purchased at Hunter)

Enjoy the best of winter with a variety of discounts including our Ski, Spa, Stay packages.

Ashokan Rail Trail

Following a fresh snowfall, cross country ski or snow shoe the “ART.” The ART is built upon the former Ulster and Delaware Railroad right-of-way and opens an 11.5 mile corridor to the public without access permits for the first time in more than a century.  The ART is open sunrise to sunset year-round, and is pet-friendly and ADA compliant.

Ashokan Rail Trail

Table to Farm Tours

Meet the dynamic agricultural and distillery producers in our region and “taste” the Catskills. Depart the Emerson on a six-hour curated experience brought to you by Table to Farm Tours. Learn about the rich history of the Catskills, meet farmers, distillery and brewery owners, learn their operations and taste the products. This is a unique opportunity to gain insight and a deeper appreciation for the organic process.

Click the Table to Farm link below, select your date, then call our Reservations department at 845-688-2828 to book your Table to Farm Tour!

Table to Farm Tours


Take a two-hour tasting tour of Union Grove Distillery and sample some of the region’s award-winning spirits! Owners Brian Mulder and Todd Pascarella have been operating out of their Arkville, NY location since February 2016, developing their 2017 Gold Medal Winning Vly Creek Vodka, Catskill Mountain Spirit, Drie Brooke Rye, and FirGin along with offering infused vodkas and spirits.

This excursion includes a beautifully wrapped welcome package consisting of two Union Grove logo’d rocks glasses and one 100ml bottle of Vly Creek Vodka, $30 per package. Call our Reservations department at 845-688-2828 to book your Union Grove Tasting Tour! This excursion requires a 24-48 hour notice. Guests must be able to coordinate transportation to/from Union Grove Distillery.

Union Grove Distillery

Woodstock Brewing

Visit our neighbor down the road and taste and experience some of the best handcrafted beers in the region.  Complimentary shuttle service to and from Woodstock Brewing must be arranged at least two weeks in advance and is based on availability.

Woodstock Brewing



Mountain Top Arboretum is comprised of 178 acres of public gardens and northeastern US native plant and tree displays.  A 25-minute scenic drive from the Emerson Resort & Spa’s property, Mountain Top Arboretum lends itself for a beautiful, relaxing and educational walk through some of the area’s most serene fields and wooded trails. This excursion is FREE to Emerson guests and the public. For more information visit Mountain Top Arboretum’s website or call us at 845-688-2828, option 0.

Mountain Top Arboretum



Our spring & summer excursions will be back in 2020.
Stay tuned to our website for updated 2020 schedules, pricing & details.

Save up to $240 on a three-night stay PLUS receive a $100 Spa voucher with our midweek Ski, Stay and Spa packageVIEW OFFER