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 Woodstock, NY

By |2022-10-19T15:28:43+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; ...

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. ...

Cozy Upstate Cabins for Autumn

By |2021-01-04T19:02:02+00:00September 30th, 2019||

It's hard to pick a favorite season to visit the mountains — winter, with its cozy nights by the fireplace; spring, with nature bouncing back to life; or summer, with its swimming holes, sunsets, and late-night bonfires. But if we had to, just had to pick, autumn might just take the cake. ...

Modern Ranch in Parksville, NY

By |2021-01-04T21:40:51+00:00June 23rd, 2019||

  This Ranch House on West Forest Lane is truly the perfect upstate property for those buyers who are in search of an ultra private lake home near the excitement of Livingston Manor. The house is located on four sprawling acres in the Hunter Lake community, whose owners have the ...

7 Things To Do In Cooperstown, NY That Aren’t Baseball

By |2021-01-04T22:14:07+00:00May 19th, 2019||

When most people think about Cooperstown, NY they think of baseball. And while, yes, it's home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum–it's so much more than that! (Especially for those of us who are kinda 'meh' on sports.) Just about four hours from NYC, this little town offers everything ...

Historic 1911 Schoolhouse in Goldens Bridge, NY

By |2021-01-06T16:01:49+00:00March 27th, 2019||

  Opportunity knocks at this former schoolhouse, built in 1911 and never before offered for sale. The loft-like interiors feature high ceilings and tons of natural light. Original touches abound, including bead board, millwork, and sliding doors. There's a over 4,000 square feet begging for a buyer with a little ...

Hunter Lake Cabin in Parksville, NY

By |2021-01-06T16:05:30+00:00March 23rd, 2019||

  17 Hunter Lane is truly the perfect home for anyone that is dreaming of their Catskills getaway for this upcoming spring. This three bedroom, two bathroom bi-level home is tucked within a stone’s throw of Hunter Lake (with deeded lake rights) and ten minutes from Livingston Manor and the expansive hiking ...

Coming Soon: Escape Brooklyn Weddings!

By |2021-05-05T21:38:20+00:00November 25th, 2018||

The Escape Brooklyn team has some exciting news: we're launching a wedding section! In December 2018, we'll begin listing our favorite venues, artists, vendors, photographers, florists, catering, and other services — and updating the list constantly. The wedding sections features will follow the same ethos our travel and real estate sections do: it doesn't ...

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