New York City Escapes

Sometimes swapping city skylines for nature is just the reset you need. With Fall already quickly approaching it is the ideal time to plan a long weekend away for some R&R. There are so many places to explore in the state of New York, some closer in proximity than others, but they all have the same goal; Reconnecting with yourself and the nature beyond the city.

Troutbeck – Spanning over 250 acres in Hudson Valley, this place is perfect for your naturist, romantics, and slow traveler. The Manor House, Benton House, and Garden House together can accommodate up to 86 guests across 37 individually designed guestrooms and suites. Whether you’re looking for a sense of adventure or a quiet place to read your book all weekend, Troutbeck caters to every desire. A myriad of options include two US Open surfaced hard courts, fishing, hiking, an ever changing Culture calendar and more. Or situate yourself on one of the numerous hammock spots, relax by the fireplace or utilize the newly constructed Barns to indulge in a variety of wellness amenities. Troutbeck truly offers it all for your weekend getaway.

The Chatwal Lodge – If you’re looking for that elevated escape, look no further than the Chatwal Lodge. Sister to the renowned Chatwal in the heart of New York City, this property is located in the Lower Hudson Valley region of the Catskills Mountains on the Toronto Reservoir, just about two hours away. Your ideal stay at the Chatwal Lodge includes all meals, wine-pairings and spirits as well as all recreational activities. The Chatwal Lodge is your intimate upscale oasis. With just 11 exclusive guest rooms and suites, the Chatwal Lodge will feel like a home away from home. From fly-fishing to stargazing, there is an array of activities to fill your time. Connect with yourself and the nature around you with everything the Chatwal Lodge has to offer.

Wildflower Farms – Just 90 minutes from New York City, there is so much to connect with to escape your hectic work schedule. Wildflower Farms truly encapsulates the essence of the Hudson Valley area. The property features 65 accommodations with a variety of views to fit your liking. Highlights include orchards and a namesake farm, indoor and outdoor dining options, an exquisite pool and the stunning spa, along with miles of endless hiking trails to discover. This property is guided by the beauty of its surroundings and serves as the perfect base for those looking for adventure exploration and looking to connect with the beauty the valley exudes.

Inns of Aurora – Far removed from the busy world, Inns of Aurora is rich in history. Founded in 1789, in the unspoiled Finger Lakes region, Aurora evokes peace and simplicity. Nestled within the picturesque village of Aurora, NY, the five Inns of Aurora, accompanied by a farm-to-table restaurant, a casual pub, a village market, an activities & wellness center, and a demonstration kitchen, coexist harmoniously. The property is conveniently located along Aurora’s elm-lined Main Street, inviting guests to explore this delightful setting on foot. Whether you prefer the understated elegance of the Aurora Inn, the bold colors and modern art of E.B. Morgan House, the easy, eclectic style of Rowland House, the contemporary design of Wallcourt Hall, or the refreshing serenity of Zabriskie House, each accommodation has something for you. You’ll find a variety of unique amenities included in your stay including but not limited to a glass of wine each afternoon, complimentary bikes, yoga classes, kayaks and so much more. Fun fact,: the founder of Inns at Aurora is also the founder of American Girl Dolls.

Habitas on Hudson – Habitas on Hudson is tucked away two hours from New York City, and it is the perfect place to get away from the city and enjoy the sights and sounds of the countryside. The countryside retreat offers plenty of activities that will satisfy adventurers, learners, and food-lovers alike. The ideal place to reconnect with nature and other like-minded individuals. With three unique buildings for various design styles, there is much to choose from, but all encompass a soft and simplistic design that feels quite homey. Don’t forget your furry friends too; they are always welcome. Complimentary daily programming is also included in your stay with a focus on various activities including Art & Culture, Wellness, Adventure, Food and more. There are endless ways to fill your time throughout the stay.

Lake Placid Lodge – No matter what season it is, this stunning getaway in the heart of the Adirondacks, has everything you might be looking for. Lake Placid Lodge is the only hotel located directly on Lake Placid and is only about 10 minutes from the town. The property offers 30 accommodation options from the Main Lodge to Lakeside Suites to One or Two bedroom cabins. No matter which room option you choose, no two are the same. While one of the further options, trust us, it will be worth it.

No matter the season, upstate is calling your name. Ready to book your city escape and receive unique amenities like breakfast included, resort credit and more? Reach out to us today and we will get you started. Email or call us at or 714 – 621 – 1040.

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Taylor Debord