A Guide to Portland, Maine

By |2022-07-12T22:45:41+00:00July 6th, 2022|Destination Guides|

Just over 300 miles from NYC, a trip to Portland, Maine is likely just how you picture it... which is, filled with lighthouses and lobster rolls. This historic sea town marries the old world and the new world — from its cobblestone downtown streets to a bustling dining scene, ...

A Guide to Hudson, NY

By |2022-04-29T18:38:57+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.

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 Woodstock, NY

By |2022-08-15T16:25:42+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.

Roscoe Farmhouse in Roscoe, NY

By |2021-07-04T15:35:26+00:00July 4th, 2021|Recent Stays|

This 3-bedroom 1800's farmhouse, the Roscoe Farmhouse, is the perfect home base for exploring Roscoe and the greater Sullivan County area—with its hiking, swimming spots, and even an alpaca farm less than 5 minutes from the house. This gorgeous, gallery-like home has been recently fully renovated and luxuriously appointed with a modern English farmhouse vibe, featuring high ceilings, chef's kitchen, wood burning stove, and gorgeous clawfoot tub. The bounty of "outdoor living" areas on this 22+ acre property create a truly magical getaway: a stone patio for your morning coffee or summer evenings outside, a screened gazebo for afternoon games, a trickling spring fed pond, short trails lined with blueberry bushes, and a woodsy fire pit area for gathering at night for stargazing.

Gramp’s Old School near Saratoga Springs, NY

By |2021-07-02T12:43:54+00:00July 1st, 2021|Recent Stays|

This one-room schoolhouse, Gramp's Old School, was originally built in 1850 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. More recently, It's been lovingly restored & renovated by a woman (and her father) whose Grandfather attended this idyllic school in the 1940's.

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 Narrowsburg, NY

By |2021-11-01T17:01:37+00:00September 7th, 2019||

  Located 2.5 hours from NYC, the hamlet of Narrowsburg sits on the Delaware River between the Catskill Mountains and the Pocono Mountains. Thanks to an influx of new shops, restaurants, and entertainment options, Narrowsburg is known by locals as the pioneer "hotspot" in Sullivan County — and it's long ...

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