The Hudson Valley is home to a huge array of accommodation options for your perfect summer vacation or weekend getaway. Whether you are looking to cozy up at an intimate, luxury hotel in town or adventure to a rustic, Bohemian resort in the mountains, Upstate has lodging for every feel and occasion.
The Foxfire Mountain House, outfitted to bohemian perfection, is a vintage Catskills inn located in Mount Tremper. A mix of flatweave rugs, plants, sheepskins, dark wood, and plastered walls lend this 11-room hotel an eclectic Old World feel. Thursday through Sunday, the bar-room serves a menu of locally sourced and seasonally-inspired rustic cuisine and craft cocktails made with wild-foraged herbs and house-made infusions and bitters.
Recently renovated to create a modern and luxurious atmosphere that still honors its historic roots, the Woodstock Lodge makes for the perfect mountain getaway. Located on a 6.5-acre estate, the lodge is equipped with a bar, restaurant, a live music venue, a saltwater pool with a jacuzzi-type spa, and cabins. Walk to town or stay on premises to enjoy scheduled programming every night of the week.
Gut renovated by Anthony D’Argenzio of Zio & Sons, This Old Hudson, a two-unit, short-term rental property in Hudson, was a playground for the designer’s elegant, innovative taste. The open and airy house beautifully balances modern, rustic, and farmhouse touches in a style D’Argenzio calls Upstate Scandinavian. Intended as a multipurpose retreat for creatives, there are spaces for lounging and working, gathering, and focusing.
A refreshing departure from the rustic Hudson Valley vernacular, The Villa at Saugerties offers a romantic, Mediterranean-inspired Catskills retreat. Owners Joe Moseley and Amanda Zaslow describe the Villa as “our Mediterranean modern oasis in the Hudson Valley.” Situated on 3.6 acres just outside of the village, the design was inspired by the couple’s honeymoon to Spain.
Take your pick of petite homes at the 28-acre Tiny House Resort in South Cairo. Whether you select the Lux, The Flat, Mizu, or Vista, each one has a cozy sleeping area and range of amenities, including a kitchenette, cable, and a full bath. The Flat and Lux even have full, gourmet kitchens. Every tiny house has its own outdoor sitting area and firepit, plus you can borrow additional kitchen equipment, DVDs, books, toys, and games at the lending library.
Located at the foot of Hunter Mountain in Phoenicia, The Graham & Co. is a fun, perfectly kitschy, and comfortable place to bed down for the night. Amenities at the 20-room hotel include a spring-fed swimming pool (with throwback lounge chairs from the ’80s), evening bonfires, badminton, free bikes for your local transportation needs, and kitchenettes in some rooms.
The Old Game Farm in Catskill, once the largest privately owned zoo in the US, was purchased by a local couple in 2012. They’ve recently converted the former giraffe house into a five-room B&B called the Long Neck Inn. The exquisitely strange 150-acre property also offers Tentrr glamping sites with upscale wall tents equipped with a woodstove, a grill, a picnic table, and a canvas tent with a queen-sized bed. In honor of its history, the Old Game Farm is working to include a petting zoo and museum that guests can visit, which will make for an engaging and niche vacationing experience.
The historic Beacon Hotel, reinvented and renovated as a 12-room boutique inn with a gourmet restaurant, is located right in the center of town. This is the perfect place to park it for a weekend of grazing and browsing in downtown Beacon’s restaurants, galleries, and shops. Whether you shack up with your lover in the King Suite, or camp out with friends in bunk beds in the high-end, hostel-like Hiker’s Haven, you’ll enjoy modern furnishings, exquisite bedding, and Beekman toiletries.
The Tiger House in Hudson has a history as a hunting lodge tracing back to the early 1900s. All of the intricate carvings, Mercer tiles, original Tiffany stained glass windows, and elaborate woodwork are miraculously still intact, which makes for a memorable stay for guests visiting Hudson. The stunning property and elegant accommodations coalesce for a charming B&B experience.