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As the weather starts to drop into hibernation territory, your first instinct might be to hop a plane to the nearest tropical destination. But don’t bust out the flip-flops just yet: These charming escapes—all within a few hours of the city—might just make a winter believer out of you. 

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Deer Mountain Inn

Deer Mountain Inn (2 hours, 15 minutes from NYC)

We don’t know how we got through January without a personal fireplace before, but we don’t intend to do it ever again.

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Hasbrouck House

Hasbrouck House (2 hours from NYC)

We’d drive the two hours for the hot-air-balloon wallpaper alone.

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Red Cottage

Wildcat Mountain Cabin (2 hours, 15 minutes from NYC)

There’s nothing like admiring the snow from your own private hot tub.

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foxfire mountain house

Foxfire Mountain House (2 hours, 10 minutes from NYC)

If you’re looking for the place to get deep into a new book, we think we found it.

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scribners catskill lodge

Scribner’s Catskill Lodge (2 hours, 20 minutes from NYC)

It’s like someone discovered that minimalism could also be cozy.

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Audrey’s Farmhouse

Audrey’s Farmhouse (1 hour, 45 minutes from NYC)

Like your own personal treehouse. (But, you know, with Wi-Fi.)

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Woodstock Holistic

Woodstock Holistic (2 hours from NYC)

Stock up on all your winter zen at this bed-and-breakfast, which also offers private yoga sessions. Namaste.

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greenwood lake log cabin

Greenwood Lake Log Cabin (1 hour, 15 minutes from NYC)

Looking to get out of town with your squad? This cabin sleeps eight and boasts magical lake views.

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Red Hook Barn (2 hours from NYC)

That would be the town of Red Hook upstate, not the Brooklyn ’hood. And this eclectic spot is in an actual converted barn—seriously, it’s painted red and everything.

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