Our Five Favorite Places To Stay Upstate This Summer
Throughout the year, we await June with impatience. Summer is always the beginning of something special. Those warm season months tease with possibilities, and as the days grow longer, we can’t help but get excited for our trips upstate. We’re not the only ones with a crush on summertime, but these days, nothing makes us happier than mapping out one memorable excursion after the next. Especially when that map points north. Because for us, summer just isn’t summer without that lakeside picnic, that sunset hike followed by a drive-in movie, or that day spent following signs for yard sales and local farm stands, eating berries off the bushes and picking with abandon.
We hope you’ll join us.
To help plan your trip, we’ve rounded up our five favorite places to stay upstate this summer. From modern bungalows in Mountaindale, to a stylishly outfitted hotel in Hudson, to a 1740 Dutch farmhouse in Wallkill, we think each of these accommodations are beyond special and promise travelers the very best of summer upstate. So let’s make this summer one for the books, shall we?
Featured image of Foxfire Mountain House by Arden Wray
- Audrey’s Farmhouse is a gorgeous pet-friendly bed and breakfast in the hamlet of Wallkill. Set in a 1740’s Dutch Farmhouse, the inn sits on the foothills of the Shawangunk Mountains near some of our favorite parks and preserves. Taken over last May by Sally Watkinson and Doug Posey from the original owners, the B&B has been stripped down to show it’s history and given a more modern feel with a mix of old and new furniture. The end result is one of the dreamiest and most welcoming spaces we’ve visited.
- Wallkill, NY
79 miles from New York City
Images by Maura McEvoy
The Glen Wilde Bungalow Colony
- Paying tribute to the history of the Catskills, The Glen Wilde is an old 1950s bungalow colony, once abandoned, and now revitalized by Brooklyn friends and design partners, Josh Farley and Jeremy Floto. Less than two hours from the city, the 11-acre colony is peppered with one- and two-bedroom bungalows renovated with modern touches, yet preserved lovingly with vintage remnants left from former owners, such as kitchenware and original fixtures.
- Mountain Dale, NY
95 miles from New York City
Images by The Glen Wilde
- Bohemian and relaxed, Foxfire Mountain House is a vintage inspired inn in the heart of the Catskills. Stone fireplaces, sheepskin rugs, and velvet sofas line the interior of the 100 year old building set on ten private acres with a lily pool and pond. Spend your weekend lounging on the moroccan tiled veranda, playing bocce ball and horseshoes, or exploring the surrounding area. Equipped with 11 guest rooms, each one with its own unique charm, this is the perfect spot for a weekend retreat with your sweetheart or a lively get together with a group of friends.
- Mt. Tremper, NY
118 miles from New York City
Images by Arden Wray
- Set in a historic boarding house on Front Street in the beautiful and bustling city of Hudson, WM Farmer & Sons is a boutique hotel featuring a restaurant, cocktail bar, and cafe. Bought and renovated by a chef and designer couple who moved to Hudson from the south, WM Farmers & Sons has a distinguished spirit of hospitality, history and warmth. Sourcing from local farms and makers, the hotel celebrates the creative community that surrounds it in everything they do.
- Hudson, NY
128 miles from New York City
Images by Jason Lindberg
- Surrounded by rolling hills and old stone walls, Shipley Corner is a 19th century farmhouse in Freehold equipped with 4 bedrooms, a large garden, and a fireplace for colder summer nights. Designed by our favorite design duo, Jersey Ice Cream Co., the home was expertly decorated with reclaimed wood and unique vintage furniture to give it warmth and a strong sense of history.
Though guests may be inclined to hang out on the spacious deck all weekend, there’s a wealth of activity in the surrounding area. We recommend visiting Heather Ridge Farm for a late brunch and then catching a classic movie at the Greenville Drive-In which serves locally sourced snacks and brews in their beer garden.
- Freehold, NY
134 miles from New York City
Images by Heidi’s Bridge