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Nat's Mountain House

Nat’s Mountain House Opens in Tannersville, NY on Thursday, June 15 Natalie Freihon’s Strange Bird Hospitality welcomes all revelers to the vibrant new venue featuring an American-classic menu and high-spirited energy

NEW YORK, NY - Natalie Freihon, the restaurateur and founder of Strange Bird Hospitality (Nat’s on Bank, Nat’s on Bleecker, The Orchard Townhouse), has officially expanded her growing restaurant empire to the Catskills with the opening of Nat’s Mountain House in Tannersville, NY, just two hours north of New York City.

Inspired  by  the  nostalgia,  quirk  and  camaraderie  of  old-school  upstate  summer  camps,  the 120-seat restaurant, bar and lounge features avant-garde design and a communal vibe that is set to ingrain itself as a gathering place for locals and weekenders looking for phenomenal fare and a choose-your-own-adventure array of activities.

The beverage program features a rotating selection of craveable cocktails, with beer and wine on tap. Signature sips include a Strawberry Rose Sangria with lemon and orange liquor; Blonde on Blonde with blanco tequila, pineapple, lime and tajin; or Chamo-Cosmo with chamomile vodka, falernum and lemon.

The  kitchen,  helmed  by  Strange  Bird’s  Chief  Culinary  Officer  Jonah  Egan,  dishes  out  comforting American classics with a contemporary spin and local, seasonal ingredients. There is something for everyone,  from  delectable  dips  and  shareable  fondues  to  the  beloved  Nat’s  Cheeseburger,  a well-executed  French  Dip,  local  farm-fresh  vegetables  and  herbs  from  the property grounds. On weekends, guests will enjoy a brunch buffet with all the elevated standards one might expect from a members-only club in the city – made-to-order omelets, freshly fried chicken, springy salads, a waffle station with all the fixin’s. None of the “members-only” stuffiness.

The main dining room boasts a dynamic layout and large windows offering expansive views of the Great Northern Catskills mountainscape from any seat in the fireplace-studded space. Natural light and campy finishes, carefully selected by Natalie herself, combine to invoke a warm and delightful all-are-welcome atmosphere. Dada-esque design elements dot the interior, infusing whimsy into the color  palette  of  burnt  orange  and  greens  inspired  by  the  local  flora  and  fauna.  Outside,  the 1,000-square-foot deck serves as the ideal spot for drinks and snacks among the stunning peaks and breathtaking vistas. Just beyond the deck, the versatile and multi-functional outdoor space includes a garden with fire pits and adirondack chairs, porch swings and a large lawn perfect for receptions or ceremonies.

With Hunter Mountain and downtown Tannersville just a stone’s throw away, Nat’s Mountain House is an all-season option for any celebration, from casual summer birthday shindigs to full-blown wedding weekends.

Nat’s Mountain House opens with a full slate of events and programming that beckons locals and visitors  to  kick back and stay awhile. There will be summer and fall activities for adults (including camp counselors on-site to entertain little ones), movie nights, puppy meetups, petting zoos and live music.  In  the  winter,  guests  will  be  found  cozying up near the fireplaces, enjoying apres ski hors d'oeuvres and hosting holiday parties at any of the private bars.

 Reservations  are  available  on  Resy.  For  more information, visit, call (518) 628-4478 and follow along on Instagram at @natsmountainhouse. For large parties and private events, contact


Strange Bird Hospitality is a hospitality venture founded by Natalie Freihon and nestled in vibrant neighborhoods.  Working  tirelessly  to  inspire  and  embrace  the  local  community with warmth and whimsy,  the  group  consists  of  beloved  restaurants  and  properties  across  NYC  and  the  Catskills: Orchard Townhouse, Nat’s on Bank, Nat’s on Bleecker and Nat’s Mountain House.


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