Glen Falls House
Glen Falls House
Glen Falls House is a boutique resort located in the Catskills region of New York State. First built in 1881 as a family farm, the property was converted into a resort in the 1940’s. Throughout the mid-20th century, the resort experienced popularity and expansion, as cottages, motels, and a tavern were built to accompany the original farmhouse.
In May 2017, the property was purchased by two partners with backgrounds in New York City hospitality and nightlife. They brought to Glen Falls House a desire to refresh and revitalize, and to transform the resort into a woodland haven for creativity and leisure; a destination for wayward urbanites and a focal point for the local region.
Nocturnal Medicine joined the team as lead designers, heading a comprehensive redesign of Glen Falls House’s campus and interiors. Our approach was grounded in past, present, and future; we aimed to bring a sensitive hand to the existing spaces, tuning into and preserving elements of the existing character while making precise interventions to update and transform. At the heart of the design is an aim to let the outside in—to inject into the expected cabin experience of Upstate the strange, alien nature of the woods.
Things to Do in the Woods
being held by the roots
nestling in things
being intimate with much larger things
and much smaller things
feats of strength
identifying leaves, grasses, insects, birds
urinate into absorbent mosses
soil, water quality testing
find buried treasure / burying treasure
learn what is poisonous
sit on it, lie on it, be read aloud to
let water droplets fall from a leaf to your nose
kiss the rounded plump parts