And North Summer Stay Guide 2017

It seems that as soon as the temperatures start to rise, our thoughts head straight for summer excursions upstate. The kinds of adventures that bring us back to the carefree days of childhood — running barefoot in dewy fields, invigorating dips in freshwater ponds, and lazy mornings in bed while the warm wind blows in through the open window. To help ease you into your summer planning, we’ve rounded up five stand-out options for places to stay that are sure to offer idyllic time away from the sweltering city. From a luxurious teepee in the rolling hills of Bovina, to a historic country inn offering private fly-fishing on the Beaverkill River, to a lofted barn apartment set on an active farm in Ghent, our list has something special to offer every traveler. Your weekend will be made all the better with some local escapades thrown in, so we have included some of our favorite spots to eat, shop, and explore near each location. See you up north!

The Villa at Saugerties
Our 5 Favorite Places to Stay Upstate this Summer. andnorth.com
Our 5 Favorite Places to Stay Upstate this Summer. andnorth.com
  • Nestled amongst pastoral acres sits The Villa at Saugerties, a stunning Catskills retreat offering four unique guest rooms, local and seasonal dining, private patios, and a 40-foot heated swimming pool. Each intimate bedroom is a getaway unto itself with beds dressed in plush linens, hand laid Moroccan tile bathrooms, and deep soaking tubs or walk-in showers. Inspired by Mediterranean design, the villa was constructed as a country home in 1929 and has since become an inspiring gathering place for creatives near and far. Recommended for the posh traveler who lives for simple luxuries, a weekend here will deliver the refined style of the Mediterranean mixed with the local pleasures of Upstate New York.
  • Explore the Area
    Shop: Bosco’s Mercantile
    Eat: Miss Lucy’s Kitchen
    Explore: Saugerties Lighthouse
  • Saugerties, NY
    109 miles from New York City

    Images by Amanda Zaslow
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The Beaverkill Valley Inn
Our 5 Favorite Places to Stay Upstate this Summer. andnorth.com
Our 5 Favorite Places to Stay Upstate this Summer. andnorth.com
  • Rediscover the rich history of the Catskills at The Beaverkill Valley Inn, a cozy 19-room country inn just steps away from the fabled Beaverkill River, the cradle of American dry fly-fishing. Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the inn dates back to 1895 and is perfect for the adventurous traveler, boasting a mile-long private river for fly-fishing, two outdoor tennis courts, miles of hiking trails, and a sky-lit indoor heated swimming pool (next to a self-serve ice cream parlor, might we add!). For those seeking more peace and relaxation, spend your days on the river-facing wraparound porch — cocktail in hand, book in the other — before dining at the inn’s farm-to-table restaurant headed up by Chef Galen Sampson. Roll the car windows down for an aimless drive around Lew Beach, a picturesque hamlet scattered with farmhouses and open meadows before visiting the nearby shops, restaurants, and breweries of Roscoe and Livingston Manor.
  • Explore the Area
    Shop: Main Street Farm
    Eat: The Arnold House
    Explore: Pakatakan Round Barn Farmer’s Market
  • Lew Beach, NY
    126 miles from New York City

    Images by Walter Hodges
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Farm Stay at Little Ghent Farm
Our 5 Favorite Places to Stay Upstate this Summer. andnorth.com
Our 5 Favorite Places to Stay Upstate this Summer. andnorth.com
  • Experience what life on the farm is like with a stay at Little Ghent Farm, a working farm and farm store set on seventy-five sprawling acres in the heart of the Hudson Valley. Wake to the sounds of farm life in a newly designed open-plan barn apartment with a wood stove, lofted bedroom, full kitchen, shower, dining and living areas. Prep breakfast in a bright kitchen stocked with items of your choosing, such as (truly) fresh eggs, homemade sourdough, and preserves provided by owners Mimi and Richard Beaven, who can also point you in the direction of beautiful walks, hikes, and swimming holes in their neck of the woods. Hop in the car to explore the quaint towns of Columbia County, full of gems like Boxwood Linen, a sun-drenched storefront in Chatham selling gorgeous handmade linen items for the home, as well as a curated selection of tableware, serveware, and fragrances. Or head down Route 66 in Ghent for a local bounty-inspired meal at Bartlett House, a historic 19th-century railroad hotel turned bakery and restaurant simply overflowing with old world charm. For those looking for a little nightlife, the city of Hudson is less than 20 minutes away, home to some of our favorite restaurants, shops, and venues.
  • Explore the Area
    Shop: Boxwood Linen
    Eat: Bartlett House
    Explore: OMI
  • Ghent, NY
    127 miles from New York City

    Images by Little Ghent Farm
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Table on Ten Studio on the Hill
Our 5 Favorite Places to Stay Upstate this Summer. andnorth.com
Our 5 Favorite Places to Stay Upstate this Summer. andnorth.com
  • The lush summer landscape takes centerstage at Table on Ten Studio on the Hill, a secluded escape with floor-to-ceiling windows that look out on open skies and mountains from every room. Located in South Kortright, just an 8-minute drive from the village of Bloomville and renowned café and restaurant Table on Ten, this all-glass country cabin offers a more remote option to the rooms above the café itself, but is fashioned with the same simple style and aesthetic. Best suited for a small family or two couples, the ways in which to relax and unwind are plentiful, from whiling away time in an outdoor claw-foot bathtub shaded by wild apple and maple trees, to slow cooking in a well-equipped kitchen, to watching the fireflies sparkle at night from a covered picnic table overlooking the valley. No trip to the studio is complete without the requisite meal at Table on Ten, its menu conceived with ingredients gathered from local farms, dairies, and producers, not to mention the best wood-fired pizza around.
  • Explore the Area
    Shop: Kabinett & Kammer
    Eat: Table on Ten
    Green Shepherd Farm
  • South Kortright, NY
    158 miles from New York City

    Images by Paola + Murray
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Mystic Lodge
Our 5 Favorite Places to Stay Upstate this Summer. andnorth.com
Our 5 Favorite Places to Stay Upstate this Summer. andnorth.com
  • For those looking to truly disconnect from city life, indulge in a deluxe camping experience in Bovina, a gorgeous farming town in Delaware County, nestled between Delhi, Andes, and Margaretville. Designed with privacy, comfort, and tranquility in mind, Mystic Lodge features two unique teepees set in the most magical valley complete with rolling hills, a stream, and small pond. Guests can pack light as both teepees bring with them a wood burning stove, towels, drinking water, candles, headlamp, picnic blankets and a picnic basket with all the essentials. Enjoy soaking in the wood fired cedar hot tub while watching the moon rise, then drifting to sleep under the stars in a queen-size bed with cozy linens, pillows, and wool blankets sourced locally from Argyle Farms. A hand built outhouse sits on the five-acre property, as well as an outdoor shower, and fire ring perfect for cooking over, bonfires, and roasting marshmallows late into the night.
  • Explore the Area
    Shop: Clementine Vintage Clothing
    Eat: Wayside Cider Taproom
    Explore: Hobart Book Village
  • Bovina Center, NY
    160 miles from New York City

    Images by Natalie Chitwood
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