Courtesy of LODGING: Sullivan County has a contemporary hospitality experience with The Eldred Preserve, a 600-acre resort designed by Cooper Carry. Located in Eldred in the Town of Highland two hours north of New York City, the new destination is a thoughtful reimagining of three legacy brands set amid the natural Catskills landscape.
In collaboration with Dan and Joan Silna, who envisioned the upgraded Eldred Preserve, Cooper Carry designed the resort as “a jewel in the woods,” where the environment serves as a backdrop to the design scheme that mixes glass, wood, and stone. Offering a total of 23 guestrooms, five private cabins, and more than 8,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, The Eldred Preserve features The Bradstan Boutique Hotel, The Homestead Restaurant + Lounge, and The Preserve Wedding + Events. The firm’s Atlanta and New York offices collaborated on the project, with Cooper Carry’s Hospitality Design Studio overseeing the exterior design and master planning, and The Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry leading the restaurant and bar design.
“Embracing the mountainous surroundings of the Catskills was at the heart of this project as we sought to reignite the sense of adventure that attracts millions to the region each year,” said Keith Simmel, principal in Cooper Carry’s Hospitality Design Studio. “Calling upon the 20th-century nature-oriented lodgings where city dwellers took refuge in the summer months, the design strategy bridges the gap between past and present to give new meaning to the mountain retreat. We created a truly immersive experience that elevates the tradition for guests and locals alike.”