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 ...

The Outlier Inn in Woodridge, NY

By |2021-05-05T20:59:33+00:00September 20th, 2016||

Part Airbnb, part farm, and part music studio, the Outlier Inn in Woodridge, NY is one of the most inspiring weekend getaways New York has to offer. Whether it's the geodesic dome for a yoga retreat, or a tiny cabin to hunker down and write an album, each space is totally unique and designed to inspire ...

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 ...

MILK BARN in Hankins, New York

By |2021-05-06T21:50:56+00:00May 10th, 2016||

  Nestled in the hills of New York’s Sullivan County and the at the heart of the scenic Delaware River Valley, the MILK BARN is an extraordinary rental property just two and a half hours from New York City. The converted barn and its two guest houses, which sleep up to ten people, ...

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 ...

Barn on the Pond in Saugerties, NY

By |2021-05-06T22:15:09+00:00January 1st, 2016||

If you've spent any time searching for big, cozy cabins (or barns, in this case) upstate, you probably already know your options are pretty bleak. Most large rentals are purely that–just large rentals–and are missing the more personal, thoughtful details that make cabins and smaller homes so appealing. It's rare to find a big ...

Cedar Lakes Estate in Port Jervis, NY

By |2021-05-07T06:05:54+00:00June 24th, 2015||

Not to to state obvious, but here at Escape Brooklyn we appreciate both ends of the travel perspective, from campy lowbrow to luxury highbrow. And though this property is mostly the latter, it's rare to find someplace that combines both. But alas, we did! Just two hours from New York City in Port Jervis, ...

Storm King Mountain

By |2015-01-05T02:28:17+00:00January 5th, 2015||

For most people, the words “Storm King” conjure up images of giant sculptures strewn across rolling hills, dwarfing the staring onlookers beneath them. Rightfully so - Storm King Art Center is one of the northeast’s premiere art destinations, founded in 1960 as a museum dedicated to Hudson River School paintings before evolving ...

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 ...

Bonticou Crag and Table Rocks

By |2021-05-06T19:46:44+00:00September 5th, 2014||

For me, there’s one element in particular that makes a hike special: variety. My perfect hike has steep inclines and rolling hills, mossy woods and rocky crags, babbling brooks and gushing falls. It might start beneath the cover of shady sycamores and end on a sandy lake shore, it might start in ...

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