THE VIBE Modern cabins with king-size beds and upscale amenities (plus old-school record players) along the west bank of the Hudson River. Book a cabin with a water view and you may never leave your private deck.
THE PERK An onsite spa and outdoor dining along the river at the fabulous River Pavilion.
THE AREA Make your way to the Rondout (Kingston’s waterfront district) for excellent eateries, chic shops, and wine bars, and be sure to visit the Hudson Valley Maritime Museum, the Trolley Museum of New York, and exhibits at ArtPort.
THE VIBE A nostalgic mountain lodge perched in the foothills of Hunter Mountain, that’s both woodsy chic and minimalistic.
THE PERK Scribner’s’ on-site restaurant, Prospect, mixes up killer cocktails and masterful cuisine—enjoyed inside or on the patio—thanks to its French Culinary Institute-trained executive chef.
THE AREA The town is bustling with quaint shops and cafés, plus outdoor adventures like ziplining, hiking, and summer chairlift rides.
THE VIBE A Borscht Belt time machine, with 15 inviting, antiques-furnished rooms and a nostalgic tavern (complete with a pool table and juke box).
THE PERK A 24′ × 70′ greenhouse in an old barn, packed with 150 exotic, tropical, and subtropical plants. Guests can order takeout from the tavern and eat at one of the picnic tables or take outdoor yoga classes.
THE AREA A flyfishing haven, this hamlet is home to breweries, an eclectic range of restaurants, bakeries, and cafés, and plenty of fun along the Willowemoc Creek. Roscoe, Callicoon, and Liberty are a short drive away.
THE VIBE Nestled in the Sullivan Catskills and alongside a babbling brook, this retreat has it all: a boutique hotel, The Homestead restaurant and lounge, and plenty of outdoor activities.
THE PERK This is an awesome spot for birdwatching, cycling, fishing, paddle sports, hiking, and evening stargazing. There’s also an outdoor pool and sunrise yoga.
THE AREA The Delaware Valley is brimming with fun things to do, from distillery and brewery tours to state parks to indoor adventure at Kartrite Waterpark and Resorts World Catskills Casino.
THE VIBE Rustic, alpine charm meets modern amenities on 68 acres of the Big Indian Wilderness.
THE PERK Clawfoot soaking tubs and personal fireplaces in every room. Plus, an Estonian sauna (barrel-shaped and heated from a wood-fired stove) that will sweat out any bad energy.
THE AREA There are thousands of acres of protected forest to hike and explore—or take quick trips to Phoenicia and Woodstock for shopping, restaurants, artisan outposts, and more.
THE VIBE A Catskills fixer-upper with mid-century modern design and laidback, country scenery.
THE PERK Grab a slice from the on-site pizzeria and enjoy it by the firepits, on the patio, or in a bohemian hammock.
THE AREA Greenville is a sleepy town perfect for lazy summer days. If you need a little action, check out one of three local golf courses, nearby preserves, or the up-and-coming riverside town of Coxsackie, only 20 minutes away.
On the Town
THE VIBE A collection of four historic hotels spanning the Stockade District, outfitted with minimalistic interior design and nods to the past.
THE PERK The design-forward and romantic Restaurant Kinsley, featured in our Romantic Restaurants guide for its sultry lighting, popular martinis, and excellent menu options.
THE AREA Uptown Kingston is home to Valley favorites including LOLA Pizza, Kingston Bread + Bar, and Rough Draft Bar & Books. There’s plenty of shopping, plus The Senate House historic site is just minutes away.
THE VIBE A charming boutique hotel complete with a popular farm-to-table restaurant.
THE PERK The Corner Store, an onsite weekend pop-up, sells lovely artisan goods, from glass and pottery to textiles and fabrics.
THE AREA This sweet town is home to Fortune’s, one of the best ice cream shops in the Valley. Other must-stops: Fabulous Yarn, GioBatta Alimentari, and Tivoli General. Stellar farms and breweries are minutes away.
THE VIBE A recently restored Queen-Anne style hotel with eight rooms, plus a library, parlor, and an elegant English garden.
THE PERK Taking a morning dip or evening swim in the pool is a perfect escape, especially when combined with relaxing on the private, flower-edged deck.
THE AREA You’ll have quick access to local favorites on Warren and Allen streets, including Talbott & Arding Cheese and Provisions, Kitty’s Market Café, Spotty Dog Books & Ale, and Feast & Floret restaurant.
THE VIBE A former textile factory beautifully converted into an industrial-chic space in the heart of Beacon that boasts impressive dining and chic rooms.
THE PERK The backdrop of the Fishkill Creek and the Roundhouse waterfall, which can be enjoyed from the restaurant patio or a Roundhouse Deluxe suite.
THE AREA Head west on Main Street to explore a mile of shops and eateries that make Beacon so popular, like Inglenook Marketplace, Raven Rose, Homespun Foods, Peaceful Provisions, and Végétalien. Then make your way to the renowned Dia Beacon and immerse yourself in contemporary art.
THE VIBE A bright, white country house that glows against the surrounding woods and provides plenty of charm with boho décor, ample mood lighting, and vintage sofas.
THE PERK The Stay & Dine Retreat (Sun–Tues) that includes daily breakfast, evening happy hours, and three-course dinners. The grounds feature a lily pool and a Moroccan-tiled veranda.
THE AREA Tucked in the corner of the Ashokan Reservoir and Slide Mountain Wilderness, you’ll have easy access to a variety of activities and fun-to-visit towns like Boiceville, Phoenicia, and Woodstock.
THE VIBE An 18th-century Dutch Colonial stone mansion with spacious, modern suites, farm-to-table dining, and wellness packages.
THE PERK After your Bridgerton fantasies subside, order divine cocktails and seasonal bites—like beaverkill trout and black trumpet crusted venison—from the on-site restaurant, Butterfield, and enjoy a lovely evening on the bluestone patio.
THE AREA Along Route 209, you’ll find divine coffee from Black Dot, cider tastings at Stone Ridge Orchard, and bistro dining at Hash and The Roost. Kingston, New Paltz, and Rosendale are nearby.
THE VIBE Located in the sweet spot of the northeastern Hudson Valley and foothills of the Berkshire Mountains, this European-style, pastoral manor offers a welcome retreat from home.
THE PERK Make friends in the Great Room—where you’ll gather for daily breakfast, hand-selected books, and board games—and around the fire pits alongside the gorgeous red barn.
THE AREA Take a Columbia County drinks tour—Hudson Chatham Winery, SABBA Vineyard, Chatham Brewing, and Harvest Spirits are all close by.
THE VIBE Centuries-old manors and cottages surrounded by 200-year-old sycamore trees along with mid-century modern decor, an outdoor pool, and spa services.
THE PERK Elevated, new American cuisine courtesy of Executive Chef Gabe McMackin, a 2022 James Beard Award semifinalist. (The seafood, by the way, is beyond delicious.)
THE AREA Enjoy downtown locales, like Four Brothers drive-in and pizza, cafés, and bakeries, or venture out to the charming towns of Millerton and Millbrook (both great for antiquing). Hike and explore Mohawk Mountain, right across the NY-CT border.
THE VIBE Come for the rejuvenating spa and wellness treatments and stay for the boutique shops, Woodnotes Grille, and on-site activities.
THE PERK We’re torn between the world’s largest kaleidoscope, the Kaleidoshow, and the excellent cold stone facial. There’s also luxe for your pup, like a menu catered to doggies, a PupGrade welcome basket with toys and snacks, and the Catamount Dog Park.
THE AREA There’s a lot in Ulster to keep you busy, including the famous Phoenicia Diner, Woodstock Brewing, the Brunel Sculpture Garden, the new carbon-neutral Bread Alone Bakery, and the Ashokan Rail Trail.
THE VIBE Get the spa day of your life (Himalayan salt saunas and heated whirlpools) and then spend the weekend relaxing at the 49-room, Euro-style retreat.
THE PERK CIA alum Charlie Palmer showcases progressive American Cuisine at Willow, with seasonal products from local farms taking center stage.
THE AREA If People’s 2021 sexiest man alive (Paul Rudd) frequents Rhinebeck—you should, too. Explore the pretty downtown with plenty of shops, clothing boutiques, and restaurants.
THE VIBE A 150-year-old Victorian lakeside chalet nestled at the base of both the Northern Catskills and Shawangunk Ridge—where there’s no end to excellent hiking trails and scenic lookouts.
THE PERK You’ll be close to the Gunks and the funky college town of New Paltz. Plus, Mohonk’s new pricing plan includes three daily meals at the Historic Lake Lounge and seasonal activities.
THE AREA Stay on resort grounds for treks to Sky Top Tower and Eagle Cliff, or head to New Paltz for restaurants and shopping.
THE VIBE On a hillside overlooking the Hudson, this historic manor features sleek rooms, manicured gardens, and Mediterranean dining.
THE PERK The spa. Sign up for his-and-her saunas, dermaplaning, waxing, and rejuvenating facials.
THE AREA Downtown brims with culinary and cultural exploration, from delicious Asian fusion at RameNesque to beer and bites at Peekskill Brewery. The 12,000-sq.-ft. Hudson Valley MOCA will appeal to contemporary art enthusiasts and sculpture lovers.
THE VIBE With vistas of West Point and the Hudson River, The Thayer offers an unbeatable combo of modern comforts, magnificent scenery, and military history.
THE PERK Grab a table at Zulu Time, the rooftop bar and lounge and enjoy live music, creative cocktails, and sweeping views for a truly enjoyable happy hour.
THE AREA History buffs will want to head to the West Point Museum and the academy’s grounds. Downtown on Main Street, there are cafés and shops to explore.
THE VIBE This 75-acre, circa 1764 estate is a luxurious retreat where you can chill at an award-winning spa and commune with cute farm animals at the onsite sanctuary and aviary.
THE PERK Dining alongside Swan Pond under twinkling lights at Henry’s at the Farm, where farm-to-table contemporary American small plates and entrees shine.
THE AREA There are a few gems in Milton—like Locust Grove Brewing Company and the Ship Lantern Inn for dining—but there’s more action in the town of Highland and across the Mid-Hudson Bridge in Poughkeepsie.