Whereas most of the space resorts being renovated date to the 1800s, the roadside Rip Van Winkle Motor Lodge was very a lot a relic of the Nineteen Thirties earlier than Ray Pirkle and Kim Bucci of Ramshackle Studio remodeled it. Together with Mountain Shore Properties, the duo, additionally liable for the Rivertown Lodge in Hudson, N.Y., took on the resort, constructed and maintained by the identical household for eight many years, and concurrently restored it to its earlier situation and modernized it with customized furnishings and facilities.
The brand new Camptown presents 24 visitor rooms in the principle lodge and 26 log cabins scattered throughout 22 acres. Every is uniquely designed and adorned, some with picket spindle mattress frames, others with Shaker-style nook beds; all hold the country knotty pine partitions.
“Our aim was to infuse fashionable Shaker components with out scrubbing away the sense of historical past,” Ms. Bucci mentioned. In the principle lodge, which additionally homes Casa Susanna, a Mexican restaurant, they transformed the previous dance corridor into the foyer, sanding the flooring again to their unique state and restoring a grand stone fire, which is flanked by couches and a library desk. Come summer time, the property’s Swim Membership will open, offering entry to the pool, cabanas and an out of doors bar.
Doubles from $209 an evening; cabins from $299.
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