As winter turns to spring, we find ourselves needing a weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. If you're like us and are in search of somewhere close to home, but feels a worlds away — look no further, we've got you covered.
SCRIBNER'S CATSKILL LODGE
HUNTER, NEW YORK | SCRIBNERSLODGE.COM
Hipster Brooklyn meets Borscht Belt at the newly renovated Scribner's Catskill Lodge. At last, style, skiing, and s'mores are at once within spitting distance of New York City. A refuge for creatives who crave a stylish, inspirational getaway, the Lodge pays homage to the rich past of the Catskills region while reinventing the notion of the present-day luxury retreat. The rooms are retro with an urban loft-like feel. While simple, the rooms are supremely comfy thanks to Casper beds, fireplaces, colorful woven rugs, built-in banquette seating, and leather reading chairs. Amenities are distinctly 21st century—from the bundles of graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows left in the rooms for s’more-making at the nightly bonfire to the terracotta-tiled bathrooms stocked with artisanal bath products to the stacks of cool magazines and funny vintage books for reading near the central fireplace. Prospect, the Alpine-inspired farm-to-table restaurant (where floor-to-ceiling windows showcase the forest-fringed hikes beyond), shines its spotlight on neighboring suppliers and producers. With “adventure concierges” on hand to help plan everything from skiing to snow tubing to hiking to yoga, guests can take advantage of the hotel’s Hunter Mountain perch.
FOXFIRE MOUNTAIN HOUSE
MT. TREMPER, NEW YORK | foxfiremountainhouse.com
The revamped rustic inn, Foxfire Mountain House, is a bohemian dream. Set on a lush 10-acre lot, with just 11 vintage-chic rooms, the boutique property is equipped with a bocce ball and badminton court, fire pits, hammocks and more...You may spend hours in the lounge, where you'll find a record player and an extensive vinyl collection. For all its elegance and beauty, though, the cozy inn faces stiff competition from its bucolic surroundings: daylight hours here can be spent soaking in the legendary Hudson Valley views from nearby Mount Overlook and exploring the region’s series of quaint byways, rife with antique shops and mom-and-pop cafés. Spend the night stargazing on the outdoor pavilion as you cozy up by a bonfire pit.
WOODSTOCK, NEW YORK | THEHOTELDYLAN.COM
"Peace, love, stay" is the mantra at this Woodstock retreat, which is decorated to the max with '60s mementos — in the classiest way possible. Come here for the cool art; stay for the ping pong tables, fire pits, and forthcoming culinary adventure (with a focus on locally sourced everything, of course). Newly renovated rooms at Hotel Dylan offer true bohemian sophistication. By the time Sunday night rolls around and it's time to head back to the city, you'll be ultra chilled out...
TIVOLI, NEW YORK | HOTELTIVOLI.ORG
Recently bought by one of the longstanding royal couples of the New York art world, Brice and Helen Marden, who have since transformed the century old, 10-room hotel and its accompanying farm-to-table restaurant to a more modern and chic retreat in the historic town of Tivoli, New York. The property is filled with an eclectic collection of furniture, lighting and art. And if we're being completely honest, what's not to love about a custom marble bar in an intimate, boutique hotel?