A Guide to Hudson, NY

By |2024-04-09T00:06:33+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.

The Stewart House in Athens, NY

By |2021-05-07T15:55:26+00:00January 12th, 2019||

  Some hundred miles upriver from New York City, the historic village of Athens, NY dates back to 1815. Tucked into its historic riverfront, one of the oldest and grandest hotels in the Hudson Valley, Stewart House, has just reopened for business as a beautiful boutique hotel, pub, and restaurant. Whether ...

A Guide to Hudson, NY

By |2021-09-13T14:03:29+00:00May 23rd, 2016||

Planning a trip to Hudson, NY? Use our curated travel guide to Hudson for recommendations on the best spots to eat, shop, stay, and play.

A Guide to Bovina, NY

By |2021-05-07T16:27:22+00:00March 27th, 2016||

"Bovina?! What the hell'er you doin' there? Ain't nothin there but cows!" asked a local with a guffaw. We'd just told him our plans to spend the weekend there after asking directions from Delhi. Though a tad dramatic, the guy's reaction wasn't unwarranted, because what he said was true. On the drive into ...

A Henry David Thoreau Inspired Cabin in Forestburgh, NY

By |2021-05-07T16:29:49+00:00January 26th, 2016||

American author Henry David Thoreau moved to the woods in 1848 for two years, two months, and two days to answer the call of what he referred to as “living deliberately.” He explained his quest for self-reliance, seclusion and simplicity in his most famous piece of literature, Walden, where he moves into a tiny cabin in the woods ...

Travel Inspiration: The Art of Antiquing

By |2021-05-06T06:50:03+00:00January 8th, 2016||

2015 was a good year for us–thanks to the support of our friends, families, and partnerships, Escape Brooklyn changed from side project to full-time work for us. One of those partnerships we're excited about is with Enterprise Rent-A-Car.  Along with a total redesign of their website, Enterprise recently launched a travel inspiration blog, ...

Argyle Cabins in Argyle, NY

By |2021-06-22T19:40:37+00:00November 12th, 2015||

Denny and I are always on the hunt for new, cool places to explore and rest our heads. Though we usually end up in the Catskills and Hudson Valley, a friend recently challenged us to "lay off the Catskills." Up for the challenge, we left our comfort zone and looked north. Real ...

Our (Crazy) 2015 Holiday Flea Market Schedule

By |2021-05-06T07:05:01+00:00November 11th, 2015||

Here at Escape Brooklyn, we're kinda big on holidays. If you dig deep enough in our archives, you'll find all kinds of wintery goodness, from our friends' mulled wine recipes to our holiday potpourri–both of which I can't wait to make this year. But with so much holiday cheer brewing, the season just wouldn't feel complete without the ...

Watkins Glen, NY

By |2021-05-06T14:53:02+00:00July 14th, 2015||

My other half (and adventuring partner) Darren and I live in Pennsylvania and New Jersey (respectively.) We'd been meaning to head up to Watkins Glen, New York ever since we found some old photos in an antique shop showing some long-gone tourist's photos of the gorge. This past May, as spring was springing, ...

The Arnold House in Livingston Manor, NY

By |2021-05-07T06:15:43+00:00June 1st, 2015||

  The Arnold House is a nine-room hotel just outside Livingston Manor in the western Catskill Mountains, just two hours from New York City. For such a small town, we found ourselves much busier than usual. Though it was hard to pry ourselves away from our cozy room, we still managed to squeeze in a farm ...

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