A Guide to Beacon, NY

By |2022-08-30T12:24:47+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, hiking, ...

A Guide to Woodstock, NY

By |2022-10-19T15:28:43+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; ...

A Weekend Guide to Troutbeck & Northeastern Dutchess County, NY

By |2021-05-10T13:36:41+00:00January 7th, 2020||

Just under 100 miles from NYC, the northeastern edge of Dutchess County is home to open pasture, rolling hills, lush forest, little rivers and picturesque towns. Thanks to the efforts of conversationists, this part of New York remains largely unspoiled — and has been a paradise for lovers of the outdoors for hundreds ...

Warner’s Camp in Upper Jay, NY

By |2021-05-17T20:58:48+00:00December 2nd, 2019||

If you're traveling to the Adirondacks with family or friends, let Warner's Camp in Upper Jay, NY be your home base. 4 bedrooms sleeps up to 12 guests in this recently renovated 1800s guesthouse in the Adirondacks High Peaks region. The house is perched so close to the river that you can hear and see it from nearly every room. Cook your meals in the well-appointed kitchen, and enjoy meals from the living room on the screened-in patio, both of which overlook the Ausable River. Pet friendly!

Vic at Spring Hill Farm in Kinderhook, NY

By |2021-05-17T20:48:23+00:00December 1st, 2019||

Vic at Spring Hill Farm is a historic estate set on 20 scenic acres in Kinderhook, NY. The Hudson Valley farmhouse dates back to the 1790s, and consists of 5 bedrooms, bathrooms, 3 living rooms (with 3 fireplaces) and an epic dining room; plus, plenty of space to spread out. It’s the perfect gathering space over winter — or come enjoy the in-ground pool and spring-fed bond in the summer!

A Guide to Saratoga Springs, NY

By |2021-05-07T15:12:08+00:00November 20th, 2019||

  Located 3.5 hours from New York City, most people associate Saratoga Springs for its famous horse racing. But has far more to offer than its equestrian reputation! Situated just below the Adirondack Mountains, its namesake comes from the natural springs which can be found all over this historic city. ...

Valley View Cabin in Margaretville, NY

By |2021-05-07T13:00:34+00:00November 19th, 2019||

This newly renovated chalet-style cabin is located on a secluded and peaceful 15 acres. Located almost a mile up a private dirt road, on a wooded lot — it's just you and the deer. Oh, and the fireplace, fire pit, and three bedrooms to sleep you and all of your friends. Margaretville is the perfect home base to explore the Catskills; it's super central, and the turnoff point for many of our favorite spots in Delaware County stays listed here — including Roxbury, Hobart, Andes, and Bovina. While you're in town, check out the newly opened Ark Bowl for bowling and BBQ, or take a scenic train ride on the Delaware & Ulster Railroad.

A Guide to Harriman State Park, NY

By |2021-05-05T14:59:28+00:00November 6th, 2019||

  The next time you're fretting about not having time for a weekend getaway, consider this: Driving to Harriman State Park can take less time than getting from Brooklyn to Manhattan. Thirty miles from NYC, New York State's second largest park is just a stones throw away. Known for its ...

A Guide to Kingston, NY

By |2022-10-06T19:49:28+00:00October 30th, 2019||

  Two hours from NYC, the Hudson River Valley town of Kingston is situated at the base of the Catskill Mountains on the Rondout Creek. As the original capital city of New York, it's loaded with history and incredible architecture — plus, a very vibrant art community. Like many Hudson Valley towns, ...

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