Tapestry Collection by Hilton added Tailwater Lodge in Altmar, N.Y., to its portfolio of original upscale hotels. Tailwater Lodge is known for providing a rustic charm in its quaint New York town setting. 

“With its idyllic natural environment and inviting community, Tailwater Lodge reflects the independent spirit and vibrant hotel character that our collection embodies,” said Jenna Hackett, global head, Tapestry Collection by Hilton. “This upscale outdoor escape is a strong addition to our portfolio.”

Altmar is located 38 miles from downtown Syracuse. Known for its salmon and steelhead fishing, Tailwater Lodge specializes in fly fishing where guests can try their hand at landing some of the largest freshwater game fish in the world. The winter months lead to heavy snowfalls resulting in prime conditions for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and fishing, among other activities.

Originally, the Tailwater Lodge Altmar property was home to the two-story Altmar Elementary School and has since been converted to an outdoor oasis offering lodge-style guest rooms, which embrace the earth-toned colors of the environment. Guests can enjoy a memorable meal at The Tailwater Bar & Restaurant, which serves comfort food with a contemporary twist. The on-property bar, The Tasting Room, offers a sampling of New York state and beyond with 24 beers on tap, an extensive wine list and spirits. The hotel also offers a spectacular event space, The Barn, which can host up to 450 guests.

By the end of 2018, the lodge will add additional guest rooms, a fitness center, an indoor pool and other leisure amenities for visitors. Tailwater Lodge will remain open during enhancements to the property.