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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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 Shopping Guide to Kingston, NY

By |2021-11-28T13:48:02+00:00November 20th, 2018||

Years ago, Escape Brooklyn first created a guide to Kingston, NY inspired by a trip to its downtown area. Retail pioneers Kingston Wine Co. had just opened shop there, with a handful of others including Milne, Hops Petunia, Brunette Wine Bar, and Clove & Creek. Nowadays, the "downtown" area of ...

Attention Craft Beer Lovers: Spend a Weekend in Cooperstown, NY

By |2021-01-07T18:52:01+00:00November 8th, 2017||

If you've heard of Cooperstown, New York, it's probably baseball related. Thanks to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown has been drawing in fans by the droves since the 1940s—especially during summer. What many don't realize, though, is that there's much more to Cooperstown than baseball... i.e., a killer craft beer ...

Audrey’s Farmhouse in Wallkill, NY

By |2021-05-07T16:26:54+00:00April 16th, 2016||

Some years ago when Escape Brooklyn first started, we stopped into Audrey's Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast to check out what was considered the #1 rated pet-friendly B&B in America. We were greeted by a sweet old lady, who gave us a tour of the historic home, and even begged us to stay for ...

Staycation at the Urban Cowboy in Brooklyn

By |2021-05-07T06:33:55+00:00October 9th, 2014||

Let's be honest here: on the surface, Escape Brooklyn featuring the Urban Cowboy is pretty easy to give the ol' eyeroll. It is a bed & breakfast, in Williamsburg–reason in itself for audible grumbles–but it also has a pretty ballsy name. The Urban Cowboy: with a name like that, you better deliver. Interior of ...

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