Photos: Max Flatow
Little Cat Lodge, a 14-room Alpine-inspired hotel and restaurant, is now open in the Hudson Valley led by longtime friends and business partners Noah Bernamoff and Matt Kliegman whose venues include The Smile, Grand Army, Black Seed Bagels, Pebble Bar and more.
Emulating a cozy European chalet, the design of Little Cat Lodge pays homage to the history of the nearly 100-year old, seven-acre site [previously the longstanding Swiss Hutte] with custom furniture hand-built using local wood milled from nearby Catamount Mountain. Designed by LOVEISENOUGH, the property is a nod to 1950's and 60's ski culture and rural cabins throughout the Swiss and Italian Alps.
Little Cat Lodge also houses The Tavern, a 45-seat casual bar perfect for après-ski, drinks and dinner, and The Dining Room, a 70-seat restaurant and year-round, covered terrace. Helmed by executive chef Jason Bond, The Tavern and The Dining Room offer menus inspired by the Alpine cooking of continental Europe while highlighting the lush bounty of the Hudson Valley
Little Cat Lodge is located at 19 Nicholson Road, Hillsdale, NY