A Guide to Asbury Park, New Jersey

By |2021-10-26T19:19:37+00:00May 29th, 2017||

The Jersey Shore may get a bad rap, but it’s not all clubs and partying. Located just an hour and a half from New York City, Asbury Park is quickly becoming one of the coolest destinations on the eastern coast, where the music and art scene have just as much allure as ...

Palm Springs, California

By |2021-05-05T18:46:45+00:00March 28th, 2017||

  Boasting 350 days of sunshine per year, Palm Springs, California is returning to its glory days as both a desert oasis and tourist playground. The weather, plus the city's alluring art, design, and culinary scene are reason enough to pay visit; its proximity to L.A. (110 miles) and Joshua Tree ...

A Peek Inside the Treehouse at the Urban Cowboy in Brooklyn

By |2021-01-15T15:57:45+00:00March 13th, 2017||

A few years ago, Escape Brooklyn visited Urban Cowboy, cozying up in its Brooklyn-backyard cabin in lieu of going Upstate. Tucked behind a 3-story residential building in Williamsburg, the Urban Cowboy's Kanoono Cabin is best described as "rustic luxury," with beautiful reclaimed wood floors, a claw foot tub, a potbelly wood stove, and antiques to impress the most ...

Scribner’s Catskill Lodge in Hunter, NY

By |2021-05-05T19:48:44+00:00February 3rd, 2017||

Perched atop a hill in Hunter, NY, Scribner’s Catskill Lodge is the best new hotel in the Catskill Mountains. Located 100 miles from New York City, its location in the Great Northern Catskills couldn’t be more ideal for an outdoor-centric getaway—around these parts, the mountains are higher, the waterfalls are bigger, and the ...

The Hasbrouck House in Stone Ridge, NY

By |2022-02-22T18:04:58+00:00November 10th, 2016||

In 1757, the wealthy Hasbrouck family built a country estate as a getaway from the busy village of New Paltz. The stone mansion was one of many built by the Hasbroucks, whose handiwork can still be seen all over the region today, especially in New Paltz's historic Huguenot Street. The ...

The DeWitt Oak Hill in the Great Northern Catskills

By |2021-05-05T20:21:54+00:00October 14th, 2016||

Antique shopping, cozy rooms, creekside bonfires, and eating like a king. This is the experience at The DeWitt Oak Hill, just 135 miles from New York City in the Great Northern Catskills. The four-room inn is loaded with antiques, collected by owners Dorothee Walliser and Diane Ormrod—and they're all for sale. (Well, almost all.) The constant flow of items ...

An Off-Season Guide to Montauk, NY

By |2021-05-07T16:17:58+00:00October 4th, 2016||

The sleepy town of Montauk is 120 miles from New York City, on the easternmost end of Long Island. Long hailed as the "anti-Hamptons", the chichi-ness of the Hamptons is slowly creeping in—but nonetheless, the fishing town still maintains its rough, rustic charm. Affectionally known as "the end of the world," Montauk is home to ...

A Scenic Roadtrip Through the Adirondacks

By |2021-10-10T15:25:14+00:00October 1st, 2016||

Morning over Mirror Lake in Lake Placid, NY. All photos by Erin Lindsey/Escape Brooklyn, except where noted. 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 ...

Event Alert: An Intentional Autumn at Foxfire Mountain House

By |2021-05-05T22:54:44+00:00August 15th, 2016||

In the beginning of summer 2016, we visited the Foxfire Mountain House in Mt. Temper, New York. Just over the two hour mark from NYC, the boutique inn has been making a huge splash in the press, with coverage from everything from Remodelista to Vogue. Though Foxfire made for a great story on Escape Brooklyn, ...

A Guide to North Branch, NY

By |2021-01-06T15:34:51+00:00July 28th, 2016||

  Just over the two hour mark from New York City, the North Branch Inn is an unlikely hotspot located in a tiny hamlet of the Western Catskills. Drawing in locals and tourists alike, weekends are especially busy here—whether its for a drink, a bite to eat, or a round of bowling at adjoining Bar ...

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