The Blank Farmhouse in Cochecton, NY

By |2021-11-23T15:06:09+00:00October 18th, 2021|Pet-Friendly Getaway|

This beautiful and cozy 1918 farmhouse sites on four acres of land in the Delaware River Valley. Three bedrooms make it a perfect weekend spot to gather with friends & family — or come for a midweek stay and take your zoom meetings in the spacious office. 

The Rex in Promised Land State Park, Poconos Mountains, PA

By |2021-10-17T15:01:59+00:00October 17th, 2021|Pet-Friendly Getaway|

Just 100 miles from NYC, newly opened boutique hotel The Rex was designed to bring a nature driven experience to Philadelphia and New York City urban-dwelling explorers and travelers alike. Set just outside the Promised Land State Park in the Poconos Mountains, access to the outdoors waits just outside your hotel room with the ability to hike, kayak, paddle board, mountain bike, snowshoe, snowmobile and cross country ski within a 20 minute radius of the Rex. (Or spend your days on the hotel grounds by the bonfire and soaking in the cedar tub — we won’t judge!)

A Guide to Promised Land State Park in the Poconos, PA

By |2022-04-21T22:28:15+00:00October 5th, 2021|Weekend Guides|

One hundred miles from New York City (and ~125 from Philadelphia) lies Promised Land State Park. Located in the Poconos region, famous for its natural scenic beauty and 150 lakes, this somewhat-undiscovered gem of a park boasts 50 miles of hiking trails, winding country roads and a new boutique hotel that’s completely upped the game in the local hospitality scene. 

A Guide to Beacon, NY

By |2021-11-01T16:47:10+00:00October 4th, 2021|Weekend Guides|

When people ask us where to take a day trip, we always recommend Beacon — and when they ask us where to spend a weekend off the MetroNorth, we always recommend Beacon. The city has been an Escaper’s destination for well over a decade, with top-notch shopping, ...

A Guide to Woodstock, NY

By |2021-10-16T16:21:49+00:00September 1st, 2021|Weekend Guides|

For many, the word Woodstock conjures up images of tie dye, hippies, and free love at the 3-day outdoor music festival... that did not actually take place here. (It actually took place in Bethel, which is about 1.5 hours southwest.) That didn't stop Woodstock from becoming a bohemian destination though; ...

Casa Magda in Windham, NY

By |2021-09-28T19:53:05+00:00July 26th, 2021|Recent Stays|

Tucked away on nine private mountaintop acres, Casa Magda is the perfect spot for a cool-kids getaway to the Catskill Mountains. Inside the house, minimalist sensibility, mid-century treasures, and a playful collection of vintage furniture coexists to create a fun vibe; at night, the living room transforms into a dance floor, with the help of mood lighting consisting of neon lights, and of course, a disco ball. Use the hand-picked vinyl on hand (or a Sonos amp) for the perfect dance party soundtrack. All four bedrooms are located on the main level, while upstairs a loft has been transformed into an entertainment room and boasts a 100” projection screen. Guests can choose from a curated collection of Blu-Rays and DVDs from comedy to drama, horror to anime—movie night is made complete with a Bose surround sound system. This mountain retreat feels a world away from it all, but it's just 5 minutes into the town of Windham for supply runs, hiking, or winter sports at Windham Mountain. (Note: Windham is open in summer as well; check their website for events or take a skyride to hiking trails.) Further afoot, other nearby adventures include waterfalls, swimming holes, and charming towns throughout the Northern Catskills.

The Amelia in Hudson, NY

By |2021-07-24T15:01:02+00:00July 24th, 2021|Recent Stays|

Freshly opened and currently in soft launch, The Amelia offers eight spacious, thoughtfully designed guest rooms and suites in Hudson, NY. Housed in a Queen Anne-style private residence, the beautifully restored retreat features a pool and has availability now & all summer long. From their modern furnishings to indulgent baths, the hotel blends traditional and modern aesthetic; rooms are richly appointed with Matouk bed linens, Frette bath towels, and rain showers. Common spaces include an elegant library, outdoor decks and porches, and of course, the seasonal pool.  Check out the Escape Brooklyn Guide to Hudson, NY for tips on what to do, where to stay, and where to eat & drink while visiting the area.

Beach & Bay Bungalows in West Hampton, NY

By |2021-09-28T20:02:00+00:00July 6th, 2021|Recent Stays|

This magical retreat (rentable via StayMarquis) is one of the Hamptons' last affordable getaways, where eight adorable bungalows sit facing Moriches Bay, steps away from a private beach. Each bungalow is connected through a series of boardwalks heading to the water, perfect for sunset watching and easy mornings on the hotel's complimentary stand-up paddleboards. S

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