Escape Hospitality has unveiled the Rounds, a design-forward take on cabin living, at Scribner’s Catskills Lodge in New York. Surrounded by woodlands with views of Hunter Mountain, each of the Rounds has 12 sides—a number symbolizing entirety—creating a rounded shape that allows guests to feel fully immersed in the landscape.
Brooklyn, New York- and Jackson, Wyoming-based Post Company spearheaded the design of the new accommodations. Taking cues from hut systems that historically provided shelter for wandering travelers, the design firm conceived the Rounds as 11 individual guest cabins available in two configurations: standard and suite.
Each Round features a curated collection of contemporary and vintage furniture pieces, private outdoor Japanese cedar soaking tubs and showers, and a central oculus for optimal stargazing year-round. A central building, dubbed the Apex Lodge, anchors the Rounds as a communal place to gather and dine.
Post Company partner Leigh Salem says “while their concept is borrowed from European precedents, the vernacular of the Rounds stem from the whimsical shingled architecture of Woodstock and the Catskills.”
The exterior of the Rounds are clad in cedar shingles and decking, while the interior floors and built-in furniture are crafted with bleached eastern white pine. Stone was also used throughout, including the Apex Lounge bar. A neutral color palette also sets a bright backdrop for the bespoke and vintage furnishings designed by Hudson Valley makers that reflect Scribner’s eclectic spirit.
“Each of the materials emphasizes a natural history—the rings of wood, the rough edges reflecting the way the stone was cut—in hope of reminding us of the natural surroundings in the Catskills,” Salem adds.