New York State offers so much more than the sights and sounds of the Big Apple, which are ideal for couples, solo travelers, families, and groups. If you’re planning a weekend escape or a week-long getaway to retreat and recharge, consider HotelsCurated’s top picks for properties in Upstate New York. 

1 — KENZOA HALL (Kenzoa Lake, NY – Distance from NYC: 113 miles)

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This relaxing lake retreat began hosting travelers in the early 1900s, providing city dwellers a place to escape the bustling city, before becoming a private residence in the mid-century. Following a recent property-wide renovation that was completed in summer 2020, Kenoza Hall re-opened to welcome a new generation of travelers to the Catskills.

2 — GATHER GREENE (Coxsackie, NY – Distance from NYC: 127 miles)

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Set on more than 100 acres with incredible views of Massachusetts, the Berkshire Mountains, and the Catskill Mountains, Gather Greene puts travelers right in the center of lush landscape. With open fields that provide a nod back to the hotel’s days as a dairy farm with many massive green fields and rolling hills, the property’s 17 private cabins are a nature lover’s dream.

3 — THE MAKER (Hudson, NY – Distance from NYC: 120 miles)

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The visionaries behind global natural skincare brand Fresh Beauty, Lev Glazman, and Alina Roytberg, teamed up with hospitality expert Damien Janowicz to open The Marker in the heart of historic downtown Hudson, New York. Inspired by the contingent of creatives who call the Hudson Valley home, the hotel, which is also home to a popular restaurant, lounge, and cafe, serves as a hub for locals and travelers alike.

4 — THE ARNOLD HOUSE (Livingston Manor, NY – Distance from NYC: 121 miles)

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Featuring 14 guest rooms set within 80 acres of land set into the forest of Shandelee Mountain, The Arnold House is ideal for overnight trips and intimate celebrations, such as small weddings and family reunions. While the hotel is steeped in history with a tradition of more than a century of hosting guests and the local community, its 2014 renovation ensures that travelers enjoy a clean, contemporary stay in a picturesque setting. 

5 — GLENMERE MANSION (Chester, NY – Distance from NYC: 63 miles)

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Located in the lower-Hudson Valley, this 150-acre estate was once a Gilded Age retreat that played host to royals, aristocrats, and artists. Today, Glenmere Mansion is a luxury hotel that offers European-style elegance, service, and sophistication less than 50 miles from New York City. It is also home to The Spa at Glenmere, which features a stunning Carrara marble bath house and hammam.

6 — WHITEFACE LODGE (Lake Placid, NY – Distance from NYC: 291 miles)

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With a rustic timber design, Whiteface Lodge is situated in the woodlands of the Adirondacks’ High Peaks. With the village of Lake Placid within walking distance, guests of Whiteface Lodge have access to a range of thrill-seeking activities at the home of two Winter Olympic Games, as well as year-round attractions, including a wildlife center, hiking trails, and fishing.

7 — VALLEY ROCK INN & MOUNTAIN CLUB (Sloatsburg, NY – Distance from NYC: 39 miles)

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The Valley Rock Inn & Mountain Club is conveniently located just one hour from most of Manhattan and nestled in the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains, making it a perfect escape for time crunched city dwellers. Featuring historic buildings, renovated guesthouses, an organic market and two restaurants that source organic produce from their own organic farm fields in the Hudson Valley. 

8 — HOTEL DYLAN (Woodstock, NY – Distance from NYC: 111 miles)

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This 22-room retreat, which is within two hours of New York City, is a top choice for individuals looking to relax and recharge in one of the county’s most notable small towns – Woodstock, New York. Home to an active artists’ colony, Woodstock is considered a year-round family destination and is within close proximity to Catskill Park, which offers 700,000 acres of wilderness.

9 — HASBROUCK HOUSE (Stone Ridge, NY – Distance from NYC: 103 miles)

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Anchored by an 18th century Dutch Colonial stone mansion in the historic hamlet of Stone Ridge, NY, Hasbrouck House offers a modern luxury escape within two hours from New York City. With 25 bedrooms housed in 4 historic buildings and a farm-to-table restaurant, as well as a number of bars and lounges, Hasbrouck House offers memorable dining experiences, coupled with easy access to the vibrant communities of Kingston, Phoenicia, and Woodstock.

10 — EASTWIND HOTEL + BAR (Windham, NY – Distance from NYC: 149 miles)

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Eastwind Hotel + Bar is a boutique hotel nestled on a quaint hillside in Windham, NY, surrounded by the beautiful landscape of the Catskill Mountains. Created by a group of friends who wanted to develop a unique Scandinavian home away from home to bring together friends and families, make new memories and escape the city, Eastwind Hotel + Bar is the perfect place for a quiet solo escape or a thrilling adventure with loved ones.

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