WHERE TO STAY
1. Emerson Resort
2. Catskill Rose
3. Ashokan Dreams
4. Hotel Dylan
5. White Dove Rockotel
6. Whistlewood Farm
7. Beekman Arms
8. 1850 House
9. Captain Schoonmaker’s
10. Mohonk Mountain House
11. Minnewaska Lodge
12. Honor’s Haven
13. Buttermilk Falls
14. Bricktown Inn
Winter Wonderland GEtaways
Come winter, the region becomes a wonderland ripe for adventure. The mountains are packed with snow for skiing and snowshoeing, the hills are prepped for sledding or tubing, and fireplaces crackle with warmth. All throughout the Hudson Valley, winter beckons for weekend trips with family and friends or for romantic getaways deep in the hills.
PLAN YOUR WINTER WONDERLAND VACATION WITH THIS HANDY GUIDE.
1850 HOUSE INN & TAVERN, Rosendale
A landmark hotel in the heart of Rosendale, 1850 House Inn & Tavern offers the perfect lodging opportunity for those seeking a romantic mountain-and-village winter experience. Take a winter walk along the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail extension, which includes the Rosendale Trestle and provides a bird’s eye view of the Rondout Creek. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are within walking distance. Shopping and dining are abundant in Rosendale; one can even dine at the 1850 House Tavern itself. Additionally, the Rosendale Cafe is a walk across the street, hosting intimate concerts every weekend, and the Rosendale Theatre shows both indie and blockbuster films.
435 Main Street/PO Box 33, Rosendale
ASHOKAN DREAMS B&B, West Shokan
Cozy up for a long weekend at the bed-and-breakfast Ashokan Dreams, situated beside Ashokan High Point and the Ashokan Reservoir in the Catskill Mountains. The views prove impeccable, with opportunities to see the Berkshire Mountains on clear days. Imagine a romantic weekend retreat in the Reservoir Suite, which includes a stone fireplace and wood floors. Or, go snowshoeing out in the nearby Catskills, taking in the picturesque white scenery. Ashokan Dreams also makes a delicious daily breakfast with homemade maple syrup for cold winter mornings.
111 High Point Mountain Road, West Shokan
BEEKMAN ARMS, Rhinebeck
Spending a weekend at Beekman Arms transports you to a ballyhooed past. Guests sleep in rooms dating back to the late 1700s as they sip complimentary sherry from hotel staff. Peruse the high-quality artisan shops of charming Rhinebeck, which lights up with festive pageantry every holiday season. The capper is Sinterklaas, the annual Dutch tradition featuring the arrival of the titular patron of children and sailors. A light parade, sweets, hot cider, and smiling faces will make any visitor feel at home.
6387 Mill Street, Rhinebeck
BRICKTOWN INN, Haverstraw
The Bricktown Inn B&B stands in the center of Haverstraw, once known as the “Brickmaking Capital of the World.” This charming bed-and-breakfast is housed in a mid-1800s brick mansard colonial home and features four rooms. Its location allows for a fun winter expedition at Bear Mountain State Park or Harriman State Park with ice-skating, cross-country skiing, and ice fishing.
112 Hudson Avenue, Haverstraw
CAPTAIN SCHOONMAKER’S, High Falls
Part of the High Falls charm, Captain Schoonmaker’s offers an 18th century experience for guests looking to wind down during the bitter cold months. A stay in the Captain’s Quarters at the circa 1760 stone house means warming up to a wood-burning fireplace and being surrounded by exposed beams and stone walls—perfect for a romantic getaway. The carriage house has four more rooms with picturesque views of winter wonderlands. Fill up with hearty winter meals at the nearby Depuy Canal House, the Eggs Nest, or the High Falls Cafe, and then get moving with snowshoeing or cross-country skiing at nearby Minnewaska State Park and Mohonk Preserve.
913 Route 213, High Falls
BUTTERMILK FALLS INN, Milton
Buttermilk Falls Inn is an all-in-one Hudson Valley getaway with 70 acres of beauty and bounty. The inn’s circa 1764 Main House has ten rooms—some with fireplaces, all with peaceful views—and the property includes four guest cottages and four guest houses, perfect for larger groups and families. Dine at Henry’s on the Farm, one of the top restaurants in the region, where locally sourced ingredients take center stage. Also on property is Millstone Farm, home to gardens and rescued livestock. Need even more of a breather? Buttermilk Falls has its own renowned spa.
220 North Road, Milton
THE WHITE DOVE ROCKOTEL, Woodstock
The White Dove Rockotel is infested with the spirit of Woodstock: the culture of music, the lure of the artistic, and the beauty of Bohemia. Each suite has been lovingly crafted to embody the laid back energy of this town. Plan to attend a show at the Bearsville Theater or the Midnight Ramble at Levon Helm Studios, which are both under a mile away. Enjoy the town’s food, shops, and atmosphere, then return to a cozy fire pit. The Rockotel provides sleds for the Woodstock sled hill right across the street. Discount lift tickets available for surrounding mountains.
148 Tinker Street, Woodstock
CATSKILL ROSE, Mount Tremper
The food is reason enough to spend a night at Catskill Rose, with locally sourced smoked duckling, aged New York steak, and lamb tagine highlighting the comforting menu. This inn, minutes from Mount Tremper and a quick drive to the mountains, makes a fine base from which to embark on a Catskills skiing trip. From December to March the inn offers a three-night “Ski the Catskills” discount at $325, and you will be close to the activities since Catskill Rose is a short drive to Belleayre Ski Center, Plattekill Mountain, and Hunter.
5355 Route 212, Mount Tremper
EMERSON RESORT & SPA, Mount Tremper
Inspired by its namesake, great American essayist and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, the Emerson Resort & Spa brings the Catskills inside with stunning views, open spaces and rustic colors. Featuring spacious accommodations in the Adirondack style Lodge and the more contemporary Inn, Emerson guests also enjoy soothing Spa treatments, shopping in the Country Stores and complimentary viewing of the World’s Largest Kaleidoscope. Nestled in the heart of nature’s playground, seasonal activities are plentiful and include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and biking. Urban pursuits are satisfied by exploring the nearby towns of Woodstock, Phoenicia and Saugerties. The Emerson’s new restaurant, Woodnotes Grille, is making a name of Catskill Creative Cooking with locally sourced foods prepared with a twist and craft cocktails that are an experience as well as a drink.
5340 Route 28, Mount Tremper
THE HOTEL DYLAN, Woodstock
Secure the ultimate Woodstock winter experience by staying at the Hotel Dylan, the chic, hippie haunt a quick drive from the middle of the arts colony. Rooms are decked out with modern furniture and retro touches, like turntables and vinyl records. Enjoy fresh Mexican food and fabulous drinks on site at Santa Fe Grill. The colony lights up around the holidays with snowy scenes and evening shopping opportunities along Tinker Street. Be sure to take a day trip to Overlook Mountain to snowshoe to one of the Hudson Valley’s most popular summits. Discount lift tickets are available to Windham, Hunter, and Belleayre Mountains. Keep an eye out for their new spa opening Spring 2016.
320 Maverick Road, Woodstock
MINNEWASKA LODGE, Gardiner
Minnewaska Lodge combines contemporary flair with the quiet solitude of a mountain hideaway, and it is a great spot for adventurers traveling through the mountains by snowshoe or ski. At the base of Minnewaska State Park, the Lodge is easily accessible to New Paltz. Spend a day on the snow trails, then relax by the fireplace in the Great Room before heading out for a night in the college town, where good beer, hearty meals, and indoor winter fun (billiards, concert venues, theaters, bowling alleys) await.
3116 Route 44/55, Gardiner
HONOR’S HAVEN, Ellenville
Honor’s Haven is a place to hibernate and recoup. The Ellenville resort offers an R&R Weekend Getaway package, designed to rejuvenate with yoga, meditation, and mindful eating. Visitors can also rejuvenate themselves by breathing in the inspiring views of the snowy Shawangunk Mountains with on-site snowtubing and snowshoeing. Eleven miles from Minnewaska and six miles from Shawangunk Ridge State Forest, Honor’s Haven makes for a perfect refuge after a day spent enjoying the winter of Ulster County.
1195 Arrowhead Road, Ellenville
WHISTLEWOOD FARM B&B, Rhinebeck
Whistlewood Farm B&B pledges a cozy way to spend a few winter days. Wrap up in a quilt and sit by the fire on an antique sofa in the Northwind carriage house, one of three carriage houses along with four main-lodge rooms. Whistlewood has trails, ponds, and vast farmland, where chickens, cows, donkeys, and horses roam. Spend the day in wintery solitude amongst nature, and then head to busy Rhinebeck—just seven minutes away—for a classic dining and shopping experience.
52 Pells Road, Rhinebeck
MOHONK MOUNTAIN HOUSE, New Paltz
The granddaddy of getaway spots, Mohonk Mountain House has something for everyone seeking some winter fun. The Victorian castle’s rooms are impeccably dressed, and many have fireplaces, plus motion-picture-quality views of the surrounding mountains. Play on more than 30 miles of groomed trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, ice skate inside Mohonk’s pavilion, and go for a wild snow-tubing ride. You need not worry about transportation: A shuttle takes visitors straight to the tubing hill. Warm up with afternoon tea and cookies, or hit the spa for some soothing relaxation.
1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz