A Guide to Beacon, NY

By |2022-08-30T12:24:47+00:00October 4th, 2021|Weekend Guides|

When people ask us where to take a day trip, we always recommend Beacon — and when they ask us where to spend a weekend off the MetroNorth, we always recommend Beacon. The city has been an Escaper’s destination for well over a decade, with top-notch shopping, hiking, ...

A Guide to Peekskill, NY

By |2021-11-24T14:01:37+00:00April 4th, 2020|Daytrippin'|

Peekskill, NY is a small and charming city on in the Hudson River Valley, just 50 miles north of NYC. Over the past couple years, more and more daytrippers are making the short trek to Peekskill, thanks to its beautiful waterfront, easy access to trails, and cute, walkable town. ...

This Old Hudson in Hudson, NY

By |2021-05-05T19:17:22+00:00April 7th, 2018||

If you think this looks familiar, you're not wrong.  This Old Hudson has been featured Architectural Digest, CN Traveller, Domino, Remodelista and more. We most excited that you can also find it featured at AirBnB!

A Scandinavian Chalet in Cragsmoor, NY

By |2021-05-06T15:05:56+00:00June 16th, 2016||

Built by owner David Pivnick, the Scandinavian Inspired Chalet is located in the Shawangunk Mountains just two hours from NYC. Clocking in at about 100 miles from Brooklyn, it’s a closer alternative to the nearby Catskill Mountains, and the house itself is less than ten minutes from our favorite hike in New York State: Sam’s ...

The Deer Mountain Inn in Tannersville, NY

By |2021-05-07T06:02:48+00:00July 10th, 2015||

  The Deer Mountain Inn is the perfect weekend retreat from NYC. Typically we post dining, drinking, and outdoor activities recommendations in every location we visit—fortunately, the Deer Mountain Inn has all of that on-site. (It's all fantastic, too, which makes our jobs way easier.) The six-room inn is about a 2.5 hour drive from ...

Bear Hill Farm in Delhi, NY

By |2021-05-07T06:23:23+00:00May 18th, 2015||

Bear Hill Farm is a beautiful and charming getaway rental property in the rolling hills of the western Catskill Mountains. The 1850’s farmhouse is just 15 minutes outside of the town of Delhi in Delaware County. The scenery in “DelCo” (short for Delaware County) is comprised of large, rolling hills and flat valleys ...

Sam’s Point Preserve

By |2022-05-06T12:36:17+00:00July 1st, 2014|Escape Listings|

NOTE: Because of a forest fire that destroyed almost 2,000 acres during spring 2016, some of the trails at Sam's Point are closed until further notice in order to preserve resources. Please check NY State Parks website for more information. NOTE: Reservations for Sam’s Point are now required for weekends & holidays, ...

Escaping to… Arizona!

By |2021-05-06T21:29:21+00:00February 18th, 2014||

This weather is ridiculous, it's Denny's birthday and he has some vacation time to kill. So we're packing up ship and heading to Arizona for a week! Be on the lookout for amazing photos (and hopefully, awesome stories) from Phoenix, Jerome, Lake Montezuma, Sedona and the Grand Canyon!

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