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!)

A Guide to Hudson, NY

By |2022-04-29T18:38:57+00:00April 7th, 2022|Weekend Guides|

Hudson, NY is the perfect town for your maiden voyage upstate — in fact, it was ours! This once "sleepy town" now brands itself the "downtown of Upstate" with 200 independent establishments including antique and boutique shops, hotels, art galleries, restaurants and bars, mostly along Warren Street. Visually, this charming town is a treat, delighting visitors and aesthetes with its stunning and Wes Anderson-esque architecture. The restoration of some 300 historic buildings in two square miles makes it one of the historically richest, and most diverse architectural cities in New York State.

Pinewood Lodge in Catskill, NY

By |2021-12-06T14:32:05+00:00December 6th, 2021|Pet-Friendly Getaway|

This six bedroom luxury cabin, Pinewood Lodge by Stay at Lina, is located in Catskill, NY and sleeps up to 10 guests. The Pinewood's renovation was designed to include all the modern amenities you might find at a hotel — from its sparkling clean, freshly tiled bathrooms with rain showers, a primary suite with a soaking tub, and TV's in most bedrooms. Gather round the wood burning fireplace with your morning coffee or evening cocktail, then retire to the oversize hot tub overlooking a large yard surrounded by trees. A firepit at the back of the home is perfect for taking in starry nights.

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