Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Emerson Resort & Spa in the Catskill Mountains is an example of how an independent boutique hotel is managing the impact of Coronavirus COVID-19.

While the resort is temporarily closed due to precautions and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the boutique property is now offering a “Get a Gift Card, Give a Gift Card” through Monday, April 6, 2020.

For every $100 spent on a gift card purchase, the Emerson will donate a $10 gift card to Family of Woodstock, Inc., a local not-for-profit whose mission is to provide confidential and fully accessible crisis intervention, information, prevention and support services to address the needs of individuals and families.

For those living in the Catskills, the resort gift cards can be used now for their takeout menu from their signature restaurant, Woodnotes Grille, which serves Catskill-themed menu items with ingredients sourced from the local Ulster County and Hudson Valley area. Or when they reopen in the future, the gift card can be used at the Emerson Spa, The Shops at Emerson or for overnight stays.

Inspired by the resort’s location in the Catskills, as well as its namesake, poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, the 20-acre luxury boutique property features 53 rooms and suites, the World’s Records Largest Kaleidoscope, a luxury destination spa, dog-friendly amenities, and more.

For more insight, go to

For more information, visit Recommend’s Coronavirus Updates Center at