Two hours from New York City, Hasbrouck House offers a luxurious respite where nature meets history. The twenty-five room, four-season getaway is housed Dutch Colonial stone mansion dating back to 1757; after a lengthy gut renovation in 2015, it reopened in 2016. Since then, the hotel has broken in just perfectly – and even made a name for itself as the The Americas’ Most Romantic Retreat by World Boutique Hotel Awards.

Just as magical as the building itself are the 55 wooded acres that the four-building compound sits on, plus the neighboring apple orchard and pond. With a light dusting of snow, Hasbrouck House feels especially cozy, with its layers on layers of rich texture, a stone fireplace, heated bathroom floors, Aesop toiletries, and luxurious Frette bed linens and robes. Bundle up and borrow snowshoes for a short hike to a frozen pond, then book a massage or private yoga session in the wellness room. Or, simply unwind next to the fireplace in the Club Room with a cocktail and a board game.

Centrally located in the Mid-Hudson Valley, Hasbrouck House provides access to Kingston, Phoenicia, and Woodstock – as well as Minnewaska State Park and the extraordinary Catskill Mountains.

What to Do Around Stone Ridge:
The Best Shopping and Hiking 

In winter, bundle up and check out the great shopping in the region – or better yet, go for a hike! A five minute drive east on 213 will take you to High Falls, with EB fave Black Barn, filled with beautiful antiques along with new homegoods and accessories, plus a CBD apothecary. Across the street, Fred is stocked with art and home goods. A twenty minute drive from Stone Ridge will take you to Kingston, with amazing shopping and dining in both its riverfront Roundout area, and also its historic uptown Stockade District. Our favorite spots in Kingston include Lovefield Vintage, Hamilton & Adams, Stuff, and Clove & Creek; check out our recent shopping guide to Kingston for more recommendations. Don’t miss Rough Draft for a beer or Brunette for a glass of wine!

Nearby, Mohonk Preserve, Minnewaska State Park, and Catskill Mountains offer extraordinary hiking and sight seeing. One of our favorite hikes to do in winter is to the frozen Awosting Falls, where a 30-40 minute stroll takes visitors to the foot of a six-story waterfall. From there, hikers can climb a steep hill leading to Lake Awosting; if you’re not up for the climb, you can also drive up. Check out Mohonk Preserve, too, where admission is normally $15 but free with a Hasbrouck House day pass. Check out Mohonk Preserve’s website for a list of suggested hikes.

Where To Eat & Drink in Stone Ridge:
Our Favorite Regional Restaurants

Lucky for us, the best meal around here is Butterfield, Hasbrouck House’s on-site restaurant. Its name is a reference to the rich, fertile fields the settlers found when farming the region, dating back hundreds of years. Now in its third year, the menu is better than ever, and pays homage to the Hudson Valley by featuring tons of local ingredients and meats. Try anything with fish, and save room for desert.

Each morning, a light complimentary breakfast includes freshly brewed coffee from Toby’s Estate, paired with fresh apple cider donuts from a neighboring farm. And while breakfast is not included in the price of rooms, it’s worth the extra splurge at Butterfield, and available from 9 a.m. on weekends. For a change of scenery, head down the road to neighboring cafes Hash, Carthaigh Coffee, or The Roost. A little further down the road is Saunderskill Farm, which is not only a great breakfast and lunch spot – but also an awesome grocery and market (note: as of publication, they are currently closed for winter.) Also worth a drop-in is the farmstand at Stone Ridge’s own Davenport Farms, where you can stock up on local food, including the delicious apple cider donuts Hasbrouck House serves guests.

Last, if you should find yourself out and about for dinner, there’s a handful of great dining in the region. We love Duo in Kingston, The Pines in Mt. Tremper, and Sylvia in Woodstock. Bon voyage!