Escape To Deer Mountain

31st March, 2016

New York State is one of the most beautiful spots I’ve ever seen in this world — Manhattan could never survive were it not surrounded by our nation’s lushest rivers, lakes, ocean and farmland.

It’s so good to get out of the city, to travel to the Hamptons or upstate, and be reminded how idyllic this part of the country really is. Right before winter turned to spring, we did just that — driving two hours north to Tannersville to cozy up at the Deer Mountain Inn for a few days.

Housed in a turn-of-the-century, Arts and Crafts-style, stone and wood house, Deer Mountain Inn is nestled atop the Great Northern Catskill Mountains and surrounded by fifteen acres of rolling lawns and woodlands. It’s an intimate, 6-room, rustically luxe hideaway. We filled the entire property with dear friends (and a trunk full of vintage Dom Pérignon!) and settled in for the most wonderful weekend.

DeerMountain2ABOVE LEFT|  Bunny, excited to check in  ABOVE RIGHT|  the dreamy driveway up to Deer Mountain InnDeerMountain3DeerMountain4ABOVE| settling in in a Stetson hat, Everlane sweater, AYR jeans and Daniele Michetti fringed bootsDeerMountain5DeerMountain6aABOVE LEFT|  unpacking Zach’s Valentino jacket  ABOVE RIGHT|  Jamie wears an Aritzia sweater and vintage cowboy boots  BELOW|  my trusty Globe-Trotter suitcase DeerMountain7DeerMountain8DeerMountain9ABOVE|  ready to drive up the mountain in a Stetson hat, Tomas Maier sunglasses, Christie Nicolaides earrings, Timo Weiland coatEverlane sweaterAYR jeans and Daniele Michetti fringed boots  BELOW|  Darren, the bartender at Deer Mountain Inn, is the most talented I’ve ever encountered ~ don’t leave without having him make you his signature pork fat-infused Negroni!DeerMountain10FUN FACT|  the original 100-year-old bar still stands, albeit boasting a bullet hole left over from the bootlegger days and rumored to have come from the pistol of the infamous gangster “Legs” DiamondDeerMountain11DeerMountain12KELLY WEARS|  Stetson hatTomas Maier sunglassesChristie Nicolaides earringsTimo Weiland coat, vintage scarf + plaid shirt, AYR jeans and Daniele Michetti fringed boots  ZACH WEARS|  vintage YSL poncho, Valentino jacket + shirt, jeans and boots from Melet MercantileDeerMountain21DeerMountain13DID YOU KNOW|  that Dom Pérignon is a vintage-only champagne? It is always made from the best grapes of a single year, and thus its flavor is reinvented by interpreting the unique character of the seasons. During years when the harvest does not meet its ideal, no wine is released.  BELOW|  Dom Pérignon, vintage 1998 (a very good year!)DeerMountain14DeerMountain15DeerMountain16aABOVE|  Kelly wears Stetson hatTomas Maier sunglassesChristie Nicolaides earringsTimo Weiland coat, vintage scarf + plaid shirt, AYR jeans, Stance socks and Daniele Michetti fringed boots  BELOW|  Jamie wears head to toe Ralph LaurenDeerMountain17DeerMountain22DeerMountain18DeerMountain19DeerMountain20PHOTOS|  by Jamie Beck, with whom I shared the happiest Saturday, alone by the fire, playing Monopoly and Scrabble for hours and hours  

THANK YOU|  to Jamie, Zach, Trent, Sarah, Joy, Horacio, and the sweet people at Deer Mountain Inn for making this getaway so special

  • Amazing photos! ❤

  • Just saw Jamie’s photos too – this looks like the perfect winter getaway! I’m adding it to my list of future travels – for now, I am aching to find great places here in WA (now that it’s not so rainy or snowy, depending on where you are)!

  • Samantha Cossick

    Great photos! This looks like such a fun trip – the cabin looks so cozy! — SC at

  • aspiringsocialite

    Love how rustic this is!


  • I simply love your pictures. Just in the style of the place. Perfect illusion !

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