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 Porches Inn at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA

By |2021-05-07T16:01:49+00:00April 19th, 2018||

Once an industrial epicenter of Massachusetts, the small town of North Adams is now known for two things: Mount Greylock, the highest mountain Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (better known as MASS MoCA.) Tucked away in the Berkshire Mountains, this weekend escape is equidistant from NYC and Boston, about ...

Mystic Lodge Tipi in Bovina, NY

By |2021-05-05T20:15:11+00:00October 14th, 2016||

Autumn in the Catskill region offers about as picturesque an escape from the city as possible. With cool, often frost-tinged nights, yet warm, sun dappled days, the weather is ideal for taking in the kaleidoscopic spectacle of changing leaves. As a photographer, I couldn’t resist the chance to capture some peak color ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Bellfire Farm Tipi Hideaway in Roxbury, NY

By |2021-05-06T13:31:54+00:00August 16th, 2016||

  Every summer, some 75,000 people visit the tiny hamlet of Roxbury, New York. You'd never know it though; its Main Street is a short half mile long, and only a handful of restaurants and shops are consistently open. But no matter—visitors aren't flocking to Roxbury for a bustling Main Street. Instead, Roxbury offers a quiet haven to ...

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 ...

Hermit Thrush Treehouse in West Pawlet, Vermont

By |2021-05-06T14:01:32+00:00July 16th, 2016||

  When Escape Brooklyn is looking for a quick, easy getaway, we head to the Catskills. When we're looking to really get away, though, we head to Vermont. Though our inner New Yorkers hates to admit it, it's just so much more beautiful there! Vermont doesn't allow billboards, neon signs, subdivisions, or roadside ...

Event Alert: PlaceInvaders Coming to Woodstock, NY

By |2021-05-06T06:12:13+00:00June 27th, 2016||

Think of it as the adult version of throwing an epic party when your parents aren't home. PlaceInvaders is an traveling, underground dinner club where guests show for five-course dinner parties unique locations all over the country. Co-founders Hagan (head chef) and Katie (planner and host) search out the coolest Airbnbs and rental ...

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