Plan A Nature-Inspired Getaway At This Upstate Retreat


White bed in wood-clad cabin with a large glass window

“Everything is designed with one guiding principle: you are there to experience nature,” says Nolan McHugh, one half of the duo behind Piaule Catskill, an upstate retreat of 24 modernist cabins on 50 acres facing the Catskill Mountains.

McHugh and Trevor Briggs are the New York City creatives behind the cult homewares brand of the same name, and they’ve outfitted their resort with Piaule furniture and accessories alongside pieces by local craftspeople. Guests arrive at a glass, steel and cedar-clad main house hosting the restaurant and bar, while the spa lies below, carved into the hillside.

“In the Hudson Valley, we saw the need for a hospitality experience that blended design, architecture and nature,” says Briggs.