Willowemoc Hideaway in Parksville, NY

By |2023-02-23T17:29:18+00:00February 20th, 2023|Recent Stays|

In Parksville, New York, the sun-drenched Willowemoc Hideaway is a fresh take on Catskills cabin with modern amenities, thanks to its recent complete renovation. Sleeping six guests in three comfy bedrooms, this upscale gem is the ideal spot for a family or group, boasting over 3 acres of land, a wraparound deck, fire pit, and a sweet little sunroom that's perfect for your morning coffee or afternoon yoga session. Outside, spend your day in the hammock, exploring Willowemoc State Forest's 40 miles of trails, or try your luck at fly fishing. Loads of cute shops, cafes and breweries in nearby Livingston Manor and Roscoe are just minutes away. High on our list: shopping at Long Weekend, Life Repurposed and Taylor + Ace; stock up on wine at Upstream Wines & Sprits; and the many trails around Frick Pond and the Delaware Wild Forest.

The Hurley in Hurleyville, NY

By |2023-01-06T16:04:21+00:00January 6th, 2023|Recent Stays|

100 miles from NYC, this super-stylish Airbnb in Hurleyville, NY is full of delightful surprises and thoughtful touches. There’s much to explore in this home, like an entire wing of the home hidden behind swinging doors, cleverly disguised as a wall. In the living room, floor-to-ceiling window overlooking the woods gives guests the sensation of treehouse living; while an entire wall of mirrors in one of the bedrooms makes for a captivating bedroom experience. Finally, down the stairs into a fully finished basement, a second living room has a wood stove, plus a bar tucked into a nook, offering speakeasy vibes.

Modchalet in East Jewett, NY

By |2023-02-16T23:14:47+00:00December 7th, 2022|Recent Stays|

Less than 15 minutes to Windham Mountain and Hunter Mountains, the Modchalet is the perfect getaway spot year-round — but especially during winter, for après-ski vibes by the fire – indoors and out – or soaking in the hot tub after a day on the slopes. On the main floor, the primary bedroom is just steps from a luxurious bathroom with a jacuzzi soaking up. Kitchen and dining space is open, perfect for socializing while prepping cozy meals at the house. Upstairs, two additional bedrooms each have multiple beds and share a second bedroom; the compact house easily accommodates 10 guests. At night, gather around the fireplace, a pellet stove that functions easily with a remote – so you can get cozy quick without the hassle of handling firewood. Just 8 minutes to winter sports, summer & fall hikes at Hunter Mountain; on your way, stop for a drink or meal at Scriber's Prospect, overlooking the mountain. Alternately, Windham Mountain is less than 15 minutes away; grab a bite or drink at Windham Local or Babbler's.

Catskills Cedar House in Shandaken, NY

By |2023-01-02T16:57:57+00:00October 19th, 2022|Recent Stays|

This extra-cozy 3 bedroom vacation rental was originally built as a weekend ski home in the heart of the Catskills, just 2 hours from the GWB. The chalet-style home, nestled at the foot of a mountain, is surrounded by woods on three sides — and the perfect, private spot to unwind with friends and family in front of the fire in all seasons.

Elk Lake Lodge in North Hudson, NY

By |2022-10-18T13:38:01+00:00October 18th, 2022|Recent Stays|

The spectacular Elk Lake Lodge offers rooms in its cozy main lodge, along with individual cabins, in a stunning and private Adirondack landscape. Set amid more than 12,000-acres of a privately-owned forest preserve in the heart of the High Peaks, with exclusive frontage on Elk Lake, the lodge is ringed by mountains: Dix, Macomb, Nippletop, and the Colvin Range.

Great Camp Sagamore in Raquette Lake, Adirondacks, NY

By |2022-10-18T13:39:41+00:00October 18th, 2022|Recent Stays|

Currently in its 125th year, Camp Sagamore is an all-inclusive retreat where guests can stay completely onsite for a getaway – the price includes all meals, access to hiking trails, kayak & canoe paddles, historic tours, hand-set bowling, and more. Explore this fascinating National Historic Landmark from America’s Gilded Age that was once a private getaway for the wealthy and famous — including the Durants, Vanderbilts, Emersons and more — now open to the public.

La Maison in Hudson, NY

By |2022-08-30T13:30:44+00:00August 30th, 2022|Recent Stays|

This sunny vacation rental in Hudson, NY offers charm of its original 1800’s schoolhouse, tastefully updated with modern amenities. The sun-filled vacation rental is the perfect spot to take in the season whose views and hilltop location, surrounded by tall trees, gives us serious treehouse vibes. In summer, gather and dine outside to one of multiple decks (including the rooftop) for al fresco dining. In winter, light up the wood stove and have a cozy dinner in the sunroom, surrounded by snowy treetops. Should you ever want to leave, it's 15 minutes into the bustling town of Hudson, NY, and less than 10 to iconic outdoor sculpture museum Art Omi,where guests can peruse the expansive grounds on bicycle. While you're in Hudson, stock up on goodies for the house at grocer Talbott & Arding, and grab some natural wine at Grapefruit Wines. Check out the Escape Brooklyn Guide to Hudson, NY our complete list of recommendations, including our favorite restaurants, shopping, and exploring in this magical part of the Hudson Valley.

Hiatus Haus in Roxbury, NY

By |2022-07-25T21:29:41+00:00July 25th, 2022|Recent Stays|

The spacious, newly renovated Hiatus Haus is privately tucked away on a dead-end road, sleeping up to seven guests. In the morning, cook up a pancake breakfast (mix provided to guests!) to enjoy on the deck, overlooking the mountains — then head out for the day into Roxbury, beginning at the incredible Pakatakan Farmers' Market, before heading for a dip the area’s swimming holes, or exploring its many hikes and other small towns. (Skiiers and winter sport enthusiasts take note: in winter, guests enjoy proximity to Bellayre and Plattekill Mountain, both just 20 minutes from the house!) Alternately, guests may find themselves drawn to stay in place and enjoy the house, whose wall of windows lets the sunshine pour in throughout the day. Late afternoon is the perfect time to head to the yard for a game of bocce ball next to a large stone fire pit; or hang on the deck for an al fresco meal and light up the home’s second fire pit, conveniently located on the deck. 

Night Fox A-Frame in Livingston Manor, NY

By |2022-06-30T11:29:43+00:00June 30th, 2022|Recent Stays|

Offering two bedrooms, this design-forward home shares one bathroom, a kitchen, and a living room/dining room area stocked with fun board games. Enjoy meals at the long dining table, or head outside for al fresco dining in the fresh Catskill Mountain air.

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