The Chatwal Lodge is set to debut in April within the 2,500-acre Chapin Estate in Bethel, New York. The 100-acre lodge will be home to 11 accommodations and Adirondack-style interiors that reinforce vistas of the Toronto Reservoir Lake. Steve Dubrovsky, founder and CEO of the Chapin Estate and Chapin Construction, spearheaded the project’s design, which will showcase a harmony of rustic and refined styles, as well as a seamless integration with nature.
“The Chatwal Lodge began with a plan that was analogous to the land from its fieldstone base to the massive trees and branches that support the roof system,” Dubrovsky says. “Colors and textures come from the landscape and my passion for 19th-century Adirondack and Northwest lodges are seen throughout my designs.”
Elements like vaulted ceilings and arched windows reflect the regional vernacular with locally sourced lumber used for reclaimed wood walls, log-treaded stairs, handcarved headboards, and stone branchwork. Fieldstone will also be used to veneer the lower exterior walls, fireplaces, and stone columns for a distinguishing local aesthetic. A 4,400-square-foot standalone lodge will house the Activity Center for gaming and recreation, while the Yo1 Wellness Center will provide a fitness center and yoga studio. A handful of the accommodations will be equipped with private patios overlooking landmarks natural majesty like the 1,000-acre Toronto Reservoir Lake. Outdoor showers, deep soaking tubs, dining and living areas, and kitchens will be housed in each unit as well.