Just one and a half hour's drive (two hours for the leisurely) from New York City and you'll find yourself in the heart of the Great Northern Catskills, home to the legendary Deer Mountain Inn. Some weeks back a much-needed break from the hustle saw me find my way into their Wheeler Room, where my first call of order was a long soak in the very large freestanding bathtub, followed by a robe-adorned kick back next to the stone fireplace. This marked the start of the best downtime I've had in a while; super fine dining with a rustic flair, games of billiards on their antique pool table, exploring the mountain and outlooks on the resident Gator vehicle, all spotted with a lot of chilling, really good wine, and amazing hospitality. Recommended for those who like to kick it in style, lounge in the lap of rustic luxury, and be immersed in some of the best that nature has to offer. Get the full run down below.