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Hunter Wellness Retreat

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Westbury, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2014

I've been going upstate to Hunter Mountain Hotel & Spa since 1998. In 1997, I had a debilitating accident. As a result of that accident, I gained 45 pounds, bringing my weight from 160, to 215 pounds. At 5' 8" tall, 215lbs is far to much for my frame. In fact, I barely recognized myself when I looked in the... More 

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5 Thank Sadja E
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2014

A very, very rustic facility that offers friendly, no nonsense health and wellness options. They recently hired the most amazing chef who makes delicious, nutritious and plentiful portions. The secret ingredient is turmeric and tons of veggies and legumes but you get lots of delicious proteins as well. Chef Vince catered to all of my many allergies and spoke to... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2014

I loved how quiet it was in the room especially for a person who is from the city and the distance to the mountain is so convenient! Less than a mile away, you will be able to ski, or to visit the town's famous cheese shop. The owners were very pleasant and we were allowed to check in earlier. The... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2014

Ok, so first let me start by saying the staff was very friendly and accommodating. They let us check in early at 9am when we arrived. We bought this through a Groupon deal that included an overnight, 2 lift tickets for Hunter Mountain, and breakfast for 2. The price was right as staying anywhere else would have likely cost us... More 

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5 Thank Ann E
Staten Island, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2014

Found a groupon for an overnight stay At the Health Retreat with lift tickets included. The grounds were well kept being that it has been snowing the whole winter was easy to walk around and park. The rooms were clean and cozy this is not a it was great for the night we stayed went up with 4 friends and... More 

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East Rutherford, New Jersey
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2013

I just returned from a fantastic ski weekend in Hunter. This was a Holiday week and all the other hotels demanded a minimum of 3 night stay at 400.00 per night (without lift tickets). We came here totally last minute - bought a groupon for 269 which included lift tickets for two. The staff was very friendly and let us... More 

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3 Thank Holly R
Santa Barbara
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2 reviews
Reviewed 15 October 2013

If you are looking for an affordable weight loss retreat, this is it! As others have mentioned, it is quite rustic. Yes, the rooms and common areas could use some updating, but this would result in paying double or even triple the price. Hunter Mountain Hotel and Spa feels more like an intimate private retreat.The staff and food were outstanding!... More 

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Thank kittyman
brooklyn
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2013

i was looking for a quick way to get some extra summer weight off. you know too many bbq's/cocktail's to busy to cook. I didn't want to have to think about it. Life is stressful enough. Simply put, this was a great place, great food, great staff , great time & great success, 7lbs in 4days! loved it!!! will definitely... More 

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2 Thank kim r
Middle Village, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2013

This was my third time here.. I must say it was fantastic... I was extremely apprehensive the first time. I didn't know what to expect. Dieting was never my thing. It was such a great experience.. The staff is so warm and accommodating. The food i cant say enough about. Every meal one was better than the next. The guests... More 

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2 Thank Gina P
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2013

I've read the reviews with complaints about food size, offerings, etc. You can talk to the chef about all your concerns - his kitchen has an open door policy. The 900 or 1200 calorie plans with no snacking between are set to make you successful. Why change something so positive? The classes and variety of instructors keep the time you... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The best weight loss & the most affordable spa in the USA! Welcome to Hunter Mountain Hotel And Spa, A Respite for Rejuvenation of Body, Mind, and SpiritWe at Hunter Mountain Hotel And Spa would like to extend to you a warm welcome. While some places may offer more luxuries - we are one of the best-known spas for weight loss in the world. We want you to have a stay here that is pleasurable and rewarding; not only in achieving immediate goals, but setting in motion fundamental ongoing benefits for your lifetime.The Spa, set on 15 acres in the Catskill Mountains, has a calm country atmosphere. The emphasis at the Vatra Mountain Valley Spa is on losing weight sensibly and the guests are encouraged to unwind and try new experiences. Crisp mountain air, sunshine, greenery and sparkling brooks make walking on nature trails an inspiring and exhilarating experience. Add years of fun to your life while participating in fitness and total nutritional programs. Follow your plan in the warmth and comfort of this health resort as you are completely pampered by the professionally trained and experienced staff. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hunter Wellness Retreat

Address: 48 Clover Rd, Hunter, NY 12442 (Formerly Hunter Mountain Hotel & Spa)
Region: United States > New York > Catskill Region > Hunter
Price Range: $303 - $561 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
Also Known As:
Vatra Natural Weight Loss Hotel Hunter
Vatra Spa Hunter
Hunter Wellness Retreat New York
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“The first floor, is my favorite.”
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“If you do not like stairs choose a room on the first floor since there are no elevators.”
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“Wifi signal is not strong in the middle of the building. Bring your own hotspot if you have one.”
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“We upgraded to the only room with a sauna and jacuzzi tub. However, we really didn't use it enough to justify the additional cost. I would recommend the loft rooms if there is more than one person staying in a room.”
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