Modchalet in East Jewett, NY

By |2023-01-02T16:53:41+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.

AutoCamp Catskills in Saugerties, NY

By |2022-10-04T22:05:12+00:00September 23rd, 2022|Weekend Guides|

In Saugerties, NY, a collection of luxury tents, Airstreams, and cabins make up AutoCamp Catskills – AutoCamp’s 5th and newest location. Set on an expansive swath of land near the base of Overlook Mountain, campsites range from Airstreams, to luxury tents, to small cabins and tiny ...

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.

A Guide to Enjoying the Great Outdoors in Harriman State Park

By |2022-07-22T11:43:28+00:00July 8th, 2022|Weekend Guides|

Did you know: New York’s second largest park is just 30 miles from NYC? Harriman State Park is a haven for hikers, cyclists, and lovers of the outdoors. Known for its 31 lakes, it also features 200+ miles of hiking trails, along streams, woods, and beautiful vistas of the Hudson Valley and NYC. Sound overwhelming? Let us help!

A Guide to Portland, Maine

By |2022-07-12T22:45:41+00:00July 6th, 2022|Destination Guides|

Just over 300 miles from NYC, a trip to Portland, Maine is likely just how you picture it... which is, filled with lighthouses and lobster rolls. This historic sea town marries the old world and the new world — from its cobblestone downtown streets to a bustling dining scene, ...

A Guide to Saranac Lake, Adirondack Mountains, NY

By |2022-06-28T12:40:41+00:00June 22nd, 2022|Weekend Guides|

At six million acres large, the Adirondack Mountains are the largest protected natural area in the lower 48 states. The park is bigger than the Yellowstone, Everglades, Glacier, and Grand Canyon National Park combined — and it’s right in our backyard! Many New Yorkers think the ...

Shell House Half Dome in Roxbury, NY

By |2022-06-14T11:52:11+00:00June 14th, 2022|Recent Stays|

Built in 1996, the Shell House was created as a prototype for future dome structures, and personal retreat, for architect Seymore Rutkin and his wife. Its design was intended to be a part of the outdoor environment, but protected from it — giving the feeling of an amphitheater in reverse, with a beautiful view of the Catskills as the main attraction. After years of preservation and few renovations, these days, the Shell House is an extraordinary Airbnb and artist retreat, with four bedrooms sleeping ten guests. Stunning communal spaces and unique rooms will make this a stay you won't soon forget: from its 25-foot ceiling living room, with floor to ceiling windows; to its four bedrooms with stunning views of the Catskills; to a pink clad bathroom with a soaking tub, illuminated by the natural light coming in from a porthole.

White Pine Camp near Saranac Lake, NY, Adirondacks

By |2022-06-09T20:16:42+00:00June 9th, 2022|Recent Stays|

Dating to 1907, the incredible White Pine Camp was originally developed as summer homes for the wealthy — known as “camps” in the Adirondacks region — overlooking Osgood Pond. It passed through many hands, including President Coolidge; White Pine Camp even served as the summer White House for the President and his family. (Rumor has it that the President spent more time fishing than his executive duties during his time here!)

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