Uncover the Best Weekend Getaways Just Beyond NYC
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When you're in need of an escape from the city, here are some of the best spots upstate in the Berkshires and Catskills.
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Where to stay in Upstate New York
Playful Hunter Mountain getaway where the gorgeous common rooms and grounds are the main event.
Upstate escape by downtown NYC tastemakers, with a golf course, dreamy gardens, and views across the Catskills.
Hudson Valley estate made for romantic escapes and rural adventures, from fishing to horseback riding.
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Places to Stay in Upstate New York
Inness: Situated between the Catskill and Shawangunk mountain ranges, discover 220 pastoral acres. Home to a hotel, restaurant, member’s club, golf and abundant leisure activities.
Troutbeck: A 250-acre Hudson Valley estate hotel with a newly renovated outdoor pool with a grill and bar, tennis round-robin on outdoor courts, fishing, hiking and nearby river rafting.
Wildflower Farms: Escape to the comfort of nature just 90 minutes from New York City, set on 140 acres, with Thistle an Auberge Spa, an outdoor pool and miles of hiking trails inviting exploration and engagement to expand both spirit and mind.
Chatwal Lodge: Located in the lower Hudson Valley region of the Catskills, about 2 hours from NYC. Stays are inclusive of all meals, fine wines and recreational activities.
Canyon Ranch Lenox: An All-Inclusive wellness retreat in the Berkshires with endless options of activities and relaxing options.
Miraval: Amazing destination for winter, spring, summer, or fall. Promotes a profound feeling of wellbeing and invites you to slow down. About 3 hours from NYC.
Eastwind Hotels: For a true glamping experience. Closest locations are Windham and Oliverea Valley. Equipped with restaurants, bars, saunas and pools. You have never camped like this before.
Habitas on Hudson: Located just outside the charming village of Rhinebeck just two hours from New York City, a gorgeous countryside retreat and playground for the curious with activities around adventure, learning and culinary experiences. Ideal for disconnecting from city life.
The White Hart Inn: Originally built as a farmhouse in 1806, on the village green of historic Salisbury in Litchfield County, Connecticut. Just two hours outside New York City, nearby activities include hiking on the Appalachian Trail, bike riding through the foothills of the Berkshires, fly fishing and canoeing on the Housatonic River, skiing at one of the three nearby mountains, swimming in one of the Twin Lakes, and exploring antique shops, farm stands and neighboring New England towns.
Scribners Catskill Lodge: Founded to welcome a new generation of urban explorers to the beautiful year-round destination of the Catskills. With thoughtful design, friendly service and delicious food and drinks, the Lodge is the perfect basecamp for your escape to the outdoors.
Where to Eat and Drink in Upstate New York
Inness - Try the handmade pasta or sit outside for the grill bar menu. All of the fruit is super fresh and comes from their own garden.
Troutbeck - Every month Troutbeck curates a new menu and everything is sourced locally from farms nearby.
Wildflower Farms - Wildflowers farms offer incredible food experiences like making your own floral focaccia, and foraging for produce through their 3-acre farm. You can join their executive chef Rob Lawson for a cooking workshop with what you sourced.
Chatwal Lodge - Chef Jesse Kloskey spent time working in Michelin Restaurants, so you know it's good. The atmosphere is warm and the food is farm to table.
Canyon Ranch - Canyon Ranch offers a demo kitchen where you can watch and learn the pros cook in a private or group session with a hands-on cooking class. They also have two restaurants with a dining experience as warm and thoughtfully planned as the food itself.
Miraval - All delicious meals, snacks, coffee, smoothies and non-alcoholic beverages are included.
Eastwind Hotels - The restaurants serve an ever-changing menu of international comfort food and well-made cocktails. Make sure to make a reservation at Dandelion.
Habitas on Hudson - The food at their restaurant, Social, is infused with creative global dishes and fresh locally grown ingredients.
White Hart - Try one of their constantly changing signature cocktails. They make great martinis. Or stop by Provisions for breakfast.
Scribners Catskill Lodge - Eating at Scribner's Restaurant and Bar, Prospect, comes with mountain views, and a cedar deck with fire pits outside. Can't recommend it enough for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Need to Know
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