As the temperatures start to dip this winter, consider warming up at a toasty inn or resort in the Hudson Valley or Catskills. A staycation can do wonders for the spirit. With numerous top-of-the-line lodging and dining options available, what better way to indulge in the beauty of the region than with a cozy escape?
history in the heart of town
Nestled in the heart of the quaint and historic town of Rosendale, alongside the Rondout Creek, The 1850 House offers elegant antique guest rooms and suites, designed for the modern traveler. The tavern boasts delicious comfort food and a fun bar, and all of Rosendale’s best hiking, walking, and shopping destinations are just a quick walk or drive away.
The 1850 house inn & tavern
435 Main Street, Rosendale | 845-658-7800 the1850house.com
luxury resort in the mountains
Emerson Resort & Spa is the picture of wintertime elegance. Its three suites all feature gas fireplaces, private decks, and luxury bathrooms with Swiss showers and air tubs. Its spa is top-notch, too, offering a full menu of self-care options as well as a sauna, steam room, and hot tub. Emerson is located a quick drive away from some of the best skiing options in the Catskills.
emerson resort & spa
5340 Route 28, Mount Tremper | 845-688-2828 emersonresort.com
chic getaway for the modern explorer
Looking for a sweet and simple spot to get away for a couple of days? The Forsyth B&B is a cozy, modern gem located a short walk away from the historic Rondout waterfront. Owner-slash-chef Tamara Ehlin whips up inspired cooking for her guests with locally sourced ingredients, which may be enjoyed by the dining room fireplace. The four room options, plus the newly renovated Barn House, each have their own mix of vintage and modern decor, and guests will enjoy all the nearby shopping and dining that downtown Kingston has to offer.
the forsyth b&b
85 Abeel Street, Kingston | 845-481-9148
lakeside castle resort
With top-notch facilities, luxurious amenities, and seasonal sporting options galore, it’s no wonder Mohonk Mountain House is one of the most well-known resorts and spas in the Hudson Valley. Dive into this winter wonderland by ice skating in the beautiful outdoor pavilion, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing the many on-site trails, or snow tubing with the whole family. It’s all included in your stay. Then curl up by one of the many fireplaces to warm up, or relax in the spa’s eucalyptus steam room or outdoor heated mineral pool.
mohonk mountain house
1000 Mountain Rest Road,
New Paltz | 855-883-3798
idyllic landscape getaway
Located at the base of the Shawangunk Mountains, The Greenhouses at Audrey’s Farmhouse are repurposed from a 1950’s flower nursery. Guest rooms are charming and modern, all with private patios. The 1700’s cedar-shake farmhouse has been rated #1 pet-friendly B&B in the US and has another set of contemporary guest rooms with an all-natural feel. The Greenhouses Kitchen serves fresh seasonal fare at the communal table. Wooded trails wind through the sprawling property, and outdoor firepits are ready to warm you up at the end of the day.
the greenhouses at audrey’s farmhouse
2187 Bruynswick Road, Wallkill | 845-895-3440
colonial charm in the village
First opened in 1766 and listed on the register of Historic Hotels of America, The Beekman Arms Inn boasts no shortage of rustic-chic lodging options; decor strikes a balance between old-fashioned and contemporary, though amenities are unobtrusively modern. The Delamater Inn, its sister site, offers 50 romantic guest rooms, 29 of which also feature wood-burning fireplaces. The Tavern includes a charming Colonial Taproom, and serves brunch on weekends, as well as lunch and dinner daily.
beekman arms & delamater inn
6387 Mill Street, Rhinebeck | 845-876-7077
classic lodge in the countryside
Saint Hubert’s Lodge & Club features comfy, pet-friendly suites in the form of a great lodge and secluded cottages. It’s ideal for anyone seeking the true country experience. Guests are treated to delicious, in-season breakfasts featuring locally sourced produce, and all are welcome to use the lodge’s outdoor fireplace. Situated on 165 acres of land, with its own hiking trails and scenic ponds, Saint Hubert’s is the perfect place to get away from it all.
saint hubert’s lodge & club
626 Lattintown Road, Marlboro | 845-795-0037
family fun resort on the ranch
If you are in the market for a resort that offers you all the wonders of a luxury cruise, in the form of a classic horse ranch—look no further than Rocking Horse Ranch Resort. This four-season family fun resort truly has it all: a Winter Fun Park for snow tubing, ice skating, and skiing (with skis provided); a Big Splash Indoor Water Park; beautiful horseback riding trails; organized family activities and live entertainment; all-inclusive, all-you-can-eat meals; and more. Check their website for seasonal weekend events and year-round specials.
rocking horse ranch resort
600 State Route 44/55, Highland | 1-800-647-2624
peace on the pasture
Owned and lovingly cared for by Maggie Myer for more than 30 years, Whistlewood Farm Bed and Breakfast offers a cozy, no-frills stay just outside of Rhinebeck on a scenic working farm. Guests can expect a farm-fresh breakfast and rustic, country-chic decor in both the Main Lodge and Carriage House (think handmade quilts, antique furnishings, and comfy sofas). Beautiful scenery surrounds you, complete with horse, trails, and an extensive wooded property.
whistlewood farm bed & breakfast
52 Pells Road, Rhinebeck | 845-876-6838
luxury on the hudson
Located on a scenic plot of farmland in Milton, Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa has made a name for itself as both a weekend getaway destination and a spectacular event venue. All guest rooms in the 1764 Main House, the cottages, and guesthouses have their own unique decor, and most include a built-in fireplace and a view. The country-style breakfast options are nothing short of hearty, and their farm-to-table restaurant will keep you on site for sure. Oh, did we mention the indoor infinity pool and eucalyptus steam room in the luxury spa?
buttermilk falls inn & spa
220 North Road, Milton | 845-795-1310
Tucked away at the base of the breathtaking Catskill Mountains, The Luv Shack and The Country Inn B&B both offer the perfect blend of luxury and country-style charm. Rooms at the inn all include private baths and modern amenities, and The Luv Shack, a cozy cabin, makes for the perfect romantic getaway. The Country Inn Restaurant serves amazing wood-fired pizza, in addition to authentic Italian fare, all housemade. Some of the Catskills’ best adventuring options—including scenic hikes and world-class skiing—are just a drive away, but we really don’t think you’ll want to leave.
the luv shack and the country inn b&b
1380 Country Road 2, Olivebridge | 845-657-8956
classic convenience and comfort
When you just need to get away, or meet up with with loved ones for a weekend, Best Western Plus, located right off the thruway near historic Uptown Kingston, could not be a more convenient option. Recently renovated with modern amenities throughout, Best Western has all your needs covered, and then some—your stay includes access to an indoor saltwater pool that’s kept warm year-round, a cocktail lounge, a game room, a gym, and continental breakfast, free of charge. Head up Route 28 for the mountains, or right into Uptown Kingston for shopping, and return for room service.
best western plus
503 Washington Avenue, Kingston | 845-338-0400
ski, spa, and swim in the mountains
Go straight from the slopes to your guest suite or condo at The Kaatskill Mountain Club Lodge, Hunter Mountain’s on-site hotel. Enjoy an après-ski soak in the Jacuzzi in your suite, a swim at the radiant heat pool followed by a dip in the outdoor hot tub, or head to the full-service Mountain Club Spa for a soothing massage—there are options for everyone, ranging from a brief but focused muscle massage, to a longer and more relaxing hot stone or aromatherapy treatment. Everything you need for a ski weekend in the Catskills is right here, including an on-site restaurant, fitness center, video arcade, and more.
the kaatskill mountain club lodge
62 Liftside Drive, Hunter | 518-263-5580 | 800-775-4641
mountaintop lodging for all
In the heart of the quaint ski town of Windham, just across the road from Windham Mountain Resort, is the Winwood Inn, offering various lodging options for groups of all sizes and entertainment for everyone. With a free shuttle service to the slopes, couples and families can take advantage of Windham’s “Play-and-Stay” packages. Start the day with a complimentary breakfast, and come back for dinner at Rock’n Mexicana. Plenty of entertainment is on-site, including a game room, a movie theater, and DVD’s to take back to your guest room. Enjoy the ambience of a classic ski lodge and all that Windham has to offer.
5220 Route 23, Windham | 518-734-3000
modern bohemian oasis
At the base of Overlook Mountain, just down the road from the artist enclave of Woodstock, is Hotel Dylan, an ode to the bohemian style of the 60’s with contemporary amenities and simplicity. Guests will love the Scandinavian feel of the well-appointed decor, the outdoor firepits to enjoy year-round, and the spacious on-premises bar and restaurant Santa Fe that serves up Mexican food and margaritas like you’ve never had before. Located just off of Route 28, leading to the mountains, Hotel Dylan is a short drive away from the slopes (be sure to ask about their discount lift tickets), while a daytrip to Woodstock with its many streams, trails, shops, and restaurants is also within easy reach.
320 Maverick Road, Woodstock | 845-684-5422
hospitality in hudson
Looking for an unforgettable upstate experience? Wm. Farmer & Sons sits within view of the Hudson River in the historic mercantile town of Hudson, and is eager to provide you with that unique experience you’re looking for. With many accommodations and suites to choose from—all gorgeously decorated, with a nod to this former port town—guests will be spoiled with fine amenities and comfort. On site is an exquisite copper-laden bar and restaurant serving hearty farm-to-table fare and well-crafted cocktails. Spend the day in town, browsing the many art galleries, vintage and interior decor shops, boutiques, and record shops, and return to be pampered by the very attentive and caring folks at the inn.
wm. farmer & sons
20 South Front Street, Hudson | 518-828-1635