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The 30 Coziest Winter Weekend Getaways from NYC

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Sure, there’s something fabulous about hopping on a plane to the nearest tropical destination as soon as temperatures start to drop. But in case you hadn’t heard, there’s a recession looming, which means that international flights and resort hotels are out of reach for many of us right now. But no matter! If the “grounded” days of the pandemic travel taught us anything, it’s that getting out someplace local and into nature—somewhere particularly cozy with lots of hygge vibes — can be just as enjoyable for a winter escape. These 29 charming winter weekend getaways from NYC are just that, and they are all within a few hours’ drive of the city.

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THE LODGE AT WOODLOCH IN HAWLEY

1. The Lodge at Woodloch in Hawley, PA

  • Distance from NYC: 2 hours, 15 minutes
  • Why We Recommend It: super cozy, plentiful outdoor activities, luxurious amenities

This Lodge takes the cake when it comes to comfy, wrap-me-up-in-a-blanket winter feels: It boasts 11 cozy fireplaces or firepits throughout, an indoor HydroMassage Waterwall and a year-round, Horizon Edge Whirlpool with both forest and lake views. Aside from the well-celebrated spa, you may enjoy eagle watching (yup, it’s a thing), ice fishing and snowshoeing. The property also recently opened a salt sauna, cold water bucket shower and snow room, designed to be used together in order to melt away stress and boost wellness.

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2. Ocean House in Westerly, RI

  • Distance from NYC: 3 hours
  • Why We Recommend It: spectacular ocean views, five-star restaurant and spa

The ocean may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of a winter getaway, but in the treasured Rhode Island hideaway of Watch Hill (also frequented by the likes of Taylor Swift, who owns a home here), something just makes it feel right. Plus, what’s more eerily romantic than seeing the ocean waves crash against the sand during chilly temps from the safety of your warm cocoon? Featuring a piano, a grand stone-faced fireplace, architectural columns and antique furniture in the lobby, rooms upstairs are coastal cozy with plush beds and tasteful décor. Bonus: Many rooms feature soaking tubs.

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Urban Cowboy Lodge

3. Urban Cowboy Lodge in Big Indian, NY

  • Distance from NYC: 2.5 hours
  • Why We Recommend It: fire pits, decadent soaking tubs, great for hiking

A wilderness retreat reminiscent of a dude ranch (with a decidedly contemporary and trendy twist), this special property boasts 28 guest rooms, plus an adorable freestanding chalet and cabin. Taxidermy details, weathered woods, mixed prints, pot belly stoves, roaring fireplaces and picture windows exposing views of the surrounding Catskill mountains make this one a charmer. Tip: Book one of the two Alpine bathing suites with a black and rose gold gilded soaking tub to really elevate the experience.

4. The Inns of Aurora in Aurora, NY

  • Distance from NYC: 4 hours
  • Why We Recommend It: Impeccably designed rooms in gorgeously restored turn of the century buildings, a state-of-the-art spa with a focus on hydrotherapy

This Fingers Lakes treasure is actually a collection of five properties, all built in the late 19th and early 20th century and restored to perfection (but often with quirky, modern sensibilities) within the past 20 years. Stay at the central Aurora Inn for a classic, elegant vibe or at the newly restored Wallcourt Hall (formerly a girls’ dormitory) for a more casual, modern getaway. There’s a farm-to-table restaurant on-site, not to mention the state-of-the-art spa—book a treatment and get full-day access to the saunas, hydrotherapy pools, indoor and outdoor plunge pools and complimentary café. And don’t leave the area without stopping at one of the region’s top wineries, known for Rieslings and Cabernet Francs.

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Foxfire Mountain House

5. Foxfire Mountain House in Mount Tremper, NY

  • Distance from NYC: 2 hours, 10 minutes
  • Why We Recommend It: pondside rooms, outdoor fire pits, dining packages inclusive of daily breakfast, beer/wine happy hour and three-course dinner

If you’re looking for a place to get deep into a new book, we think we’ve found it. Grab a blanket, cozy up next to the stone fireplace and be amazed at how quickly the stress of city living dissolves. It’s worth knowing that a select number of Foxfire’s rooms have shared bathrooms, but there are also six queen rooms with their own ensuite bathrooms. Either way, with plenty of places to spread out (including our fave: the outdoor glass house atrium overlooking a fire pit), you’ll feel like you have the place to yourself.

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6. Scribner’s Catskill Lodge in Hunter, NY

  • Distance from NYC: 2.5 hours
  • Why We Recommend It: extensive food options, great outdoor exploring, newly renovated

This is what we call peak hygge. This upstate favorite is convenient to Hunter Mountain, but we wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to skip the slopes and go straight for the après-ski menu of hot pretzels, crab dip and a burnt maple old fashioned at the on-site restaurant, Prospect. The well-curated common areas, filled with books, tchotchkes and a contemporary fireplace are always a hit with guests, as is the outdoor fire pit. There is even a beautiful garden that guests can walk through regardless of season called Scribner’s Garden, where some of the restaurant’s produce is grown.

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THE BEAR LODGE

7. The Bear Lodge in Indian Lake, NY

  • Distance from NYC: 4 hours
  • Why We Recommend It: stunning forest views, private home, sledding on-site

Peace, tranquility and plenty of solitude, Indian Lake is quieter in the winter months, when the popular wilderness camping area thins out. At Bear Lodge, you can enjoy the vibe of camping and keep warm and cozy in a log cabin, complete with cathedral chandeliers, plenty of wood details, antler chandeliers, taxidermy, a wood stove and three (!) outdoor fire pits. The home has vintage cabin decor and plenty of nostalgia to warm up your soul, too. A furry pup (or up to four, actually) can accompany you on your trip since the property is pet-friendly. The home is located on 11 acres backed by state land, meaning it has phenomenal sledding hills, and guests can ski at the nearby Gore Mountain, too.

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8. The Amelia in Hudson, NY

  • Distance from NYC: 2 hours, 40 minutes
  • Why We Recommend It: Elegant accommodations and excellent location close to some of Columbia County’s best restaurants and arts centers.

A brick fireplace, dark wood moldings, crisp white and cream walls, reading nooks with packed bookshelves and plenty of comfy chairs to slink into are just a few of the details that make this property in Hudson, NY a charmer. Woman-owned, the expertly converted Queen Anne-style property has an emphasis on feng shui, which we of course appreciate, and luxe details like Frette bath towels and Lockwood New York bath products. With just eight airy, well-appointed rooms, you can keep to yourself or make friends with the neighbors.

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The Williams Inn

9. The Williams Inn in Williamstown, MA

  • Distance from NYC: 3 hours, 15 minutes
  • Why We Recommend It: excellent for outdoor activities, fine dining restaurant on-site, pet-friendly

The bucolic town of Williamstown is surrounded by forested paradise, and the obvious setting for a boutique property modeled after a classic American farmhouse. Come for the warm, welcoming lobby and Adirondack chairs stationed outside a big red barn (aka the namesake restaurant, The Barn). Stay for the contemporary art, which includes photography, paintings, pottery and sculptures sprinkled throughout. Alongside fireplaces and fire pits and other places to keep warm, The Williams Inn has quick access to nature and lots of cycling, canoeing, kayaking and rock climbing if you’re so inclined.

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10. Kennebunkport Inn in Kennebunkport, ME

  • Distance from NYC: 5 hours, 15 minutes
  • Why We Recommend It: holiday festivities, free sport rentals, easy walk to rest of town

No matter the season, Kennebunkport is one of those towns in coastal Maine that will transport you to a different world, especially when a roaring fire is in view. Located in the downtown area, guests will find a resort that goes the extra mile for the holiday season—in fact, you might even turn up to find a Christmas tree and other festive decorations in your guest room. To further brighten up the winter months, the hotel turns into a Christmas Village, complete with a curling rink, festive decor, intimate igloos and private gondolas on the outdoor patio, where you can scoop up warm Maine lobster dip, Rockefeller oysters or chocolate and peppermint hot chocolate.

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11. Troutbeck in Amenia, NY

  • Distance from NYC: 2 hours
  • Why We Recommend It: wellness amenities, heated outdoor pool, 250 riverside acres to explore

When we dream about having our very own reading nook, this is what we picture. And it happens to be inside a renovated 18th-century country estate where Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway and Ralph Waldo Emerson once stayed. The Barns at Troutbeck is Troutbeck’s sparkling new wellness facility offering guests a suite of treatments, like trauma resolution, meditation, facial acupuncture, dry saunas, yoga and more. Natural beauty and a woodland paradise surround the historic property, all of which can be enjoyed from the outstanding on-site restaurant and cocktail bar.

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12. Cedar Lakes Estate in Port Jervis, NY

  • Distance from NYC: 1.5 hours
  • Why We Recommend It: lodging options for trips and groups of all sizes, stunning wedding venue, private lakes

This former summer camp has been transformed by a sister duo into a luxurious retreat with a variety of accommodations. Our favorite? The snuggly cabins featuring fireplaces, outdoor patios and heated floors. There’s also a picture-perfect secluded lakefront cottage, plus a large farmhouse for bigger families and groups of friends, and camp-style houses with bunk beds if that’s more your vibe. This winter, the property’s garden will transform into an ice skating rink, which will double as a place for magical private dinners, with tables set on a carpet right on the ice, surrounded by twinkling white lights.

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Hotel Kinsley

13. Hotel Kinsley in Kingston, NY

  • Distance from NYC: 1 hour, 45 minutes
  • Why We Recommend It: affordable, great local farms and breweries, an infrared sauna

There are four distinct buildings that make up this luxurious hotel. The main building of this sleek escape in the historic uptown of Kingston was notably once the federal bank of New York. Its stately vibe remains, but chic details like the wood-paneled bar, plush velvet sofas and lush greenery set it over the top. The vibrant hotel restaurant is led by a James Beard-award winning restaurateur and guests can now co-work through a partnership with Barnfox, which means you can take advantage of lower mid-week rates and get some work done too.

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Deer Mountain Inn

14. Deer Mountain Inn in Tannersville, NY

  • Distance from NYC: 2 hours, 15 minutes
  • Why We Recommend It: romantic setting, complimentary breakfast, pet-friendly, chef tasting menu Thursday through Sunday

We don’t know how we got through winter without a personal fireplace before, but we don’t intend to do it ever again. Most rooms at Deer Mountain Inn have them, and if you call the concierge, they’ll bring a bottle of wine up (along with a cheese plate)—making for the perfect stay. The snug, rustic-yet-refined boutique hotel is set on 168 acres and only has six rooms, plus two independent cottages and an Airstream (available spring through fall only), so your exposure to other guests will by default be more limited than at a larger property. This means plenty of time to chill with your special person, or just by yourself with a book on a solo trip.

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Hasbrouck House

15. Hasbrouck House in Stone Ridge, NY

  • Distance from NYC: 2 hours
  • Why We Recommend It: gorgeous forest views, hammocks and fire pits galore, central Catskills location for outdoor activities

We’d drive the two hours for the hot air balloon wallpaper alone. (Then we’d stay for the hyperlocal, farm-to-table dining at the on-site restaurant, Butterfield—actual chef’s kiss!) As a bonus of staying here, you can take complimentary yoga classes at Whole Sky Yoga Studio, located within walking distance from the property, or set up a private open air session with their guest services team.

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16. Beach Plum Farm in West Cape May, NJ

  • Distance from NYC: 2 hours, 45 minutes
  • Why We Recommend It: family-friendly, live animals, super fresh produce, daily menu specials

Staying on this working farm in Cape May offers visitors a tranquil experience and a chance to get up close and personal with both animals and produce. For the snuggliest of stays, look into renting out the Whaler’s Cottage, which dates back to the 1700s. It features a storybook white picket fence, wood burning fire pit, personal BBQ and a cozy outdoor screened-in porch outside; inside, there’s an original winding staircase, exposed beams, an adorable gas-burning stove and a large kitchen with a Smeg refrigerator to keep all your provisions fresh from the on-site farm market. (Speaking of which, you’ll want to stock up on their out-of-this-world BBQ Ketchup.)

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The Maker

17. The Maker in Hudson, NY

  • Distance from NYC: 2 hours, 20 minutes
  • Why We Recommend It: rooftop terrace, rain showers, deluxe amenities

A newer addition to Hudson, the booming Hudson Valley town packed with one-of-a-kind design shops, farm-to-table restaurants and charming gift boutiques, The Maker hotel is quickly making its mark. Boho touches are complemented by dark wood paneling, tufted leather couches and high-backed chairs, dimly lit chandeliers, ornamental fireplaces, cozy blankets and stained glass. Snuggle up in one of the 11 uniquely defined guest rooms, or in the intimate property’s beautiful restaurant, which is housed under an atrium and surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows and greenery.

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Red Lion Inn

18. Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, MA

  • Distance from NYC: 2 hours, 45 minutes
  • Why We Recommend It: easy access to outdoor activities, holiday festivities, heated year-round outdoor pool & hot tub

Soak up that New England charm in this historic inn complete with rocking chairs, pastoral decor and Norman, the resident purring feline. Not that you’ll want to leave your cozy abode, but if you so choose to venture outside, the Berkshires is teeming with adorable shops, farm-to-table restaurants and seasonal activities, including skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating and fairytale-esque horseback riding.

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Audrey's Farmhouse

19. Audrey’s Farmhouse in Wallkill, NY

  • Distance from NYC: 1 hour, 45 minutes
  • Why We Recommend It: affordable luxury dining, hammocks and fire pits behind every suite, family & pet-friendly

Once a 1950s commercial flower nursery, this boutique inn now gives guests and their four-legged pals (it’s very pet-friendly) the opportunity to unwind in country chic digs. Guests rave about the friendly hospitality, beautiful environment and homemade breakfast. The best way to enjoy the provided s’mores kits? Book the Woodstove room, named as such thanks to its working wood stove. (Although cozying up around the firepit is also a very nice way to spend the evening.)

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Lawrence Braun/Eastwind Hotel & Bar

20. Eastwind Hotel & Bar in Windham, NY

  • Distance from NYC: 2.5 hours
  • Why We Recommend It: skiing nearby, sweeping views of the Windham Mountain in the Catskills, lots of board games and puzzles

This gorgeous Catskills property is a “choose your own adventure” of sorts: Opt for a well-appointed hotel room or go rustic-luxe with a Scandinavian-style A-frame cabin. A few years ago, the property launched three posh, loft-style Lushna Suites, which are available year-round and are Instagram gold. All accommodations get you access to an outdoor wood-barrel sauna and the oh-so-hygge bar with a fireplace view. Be sure to wake up in time for the breakfast baskets full of baked goods, jams, fresh juices, and more before a day on the nearby ski slopes.

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Albergo Allegria Hotel & Breakfast

21. Albergo Allegria Hotel & Breakfast Restaurant in Windham, NY

  • Distance from NYC: 2 hours, 20 minutes
  • Why We Recommend It: Charming, decadent breakfast, bicycle rentals available

This family-owned Catskills getaway is popular with visitors thanks to the friendly staff, impressive breakfast selection (the homemade butter and fresh bread are divine) and spacious rooms. Visitors to this Victorian-style accommodation also appreciate how clean and COVID-safe both the hotel itself and the individual rooms feel. The Albergo Allegria helpfully provide a detailed map of the area, complete with information about the many beautiful hikes nearby plus local restaurants.

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Castle Hotel and Spa

22. Castle Hotel and Spa in Tarrytown, NY

  • Distance from NYC: 45 minutes
  • Why We Recommend It: close to NYC, excellent cultural scene, a 24-hour health and fitness center, whirlpool, landscaped jogging paths

Live like royalty at this sumptuous hotel—that’s actually a historic castle—perched high above the Hudson Valley. If the towers and turrets aren’t quite grand enough for you, then maybe the stained-glass windows and crystal chandeliers will do the job. While the popular Sankara Spa & Equus restaurant are still unfortunately closed, there are private dining options from Thursday through Saturday and massages for guests who inquire.

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23. Shandaken Inn in Shandaken, NY

  • Distance from NYC: 2 hours, 15 minutes
  • Why We Recommend It: great for fly fishing, newly renovated, complimentary made-to-order breakfast

Rustic decor? Check. Sweeping mountain views? Double check. In-room fireplace? If you need us, we’ll be here until spring. With 15 guest rooms—each with their own personality—and 12 acres of surrounding Catskills country, it’s easy to see why the property is always in high demand. After a century in business, the inn specializes in honoring and celebrating all the Catskills have to offer.

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The Sagamore

24. The Sagamore in Bolton Landing, NY

  • Distance from NYC: 3 hours, 45 minutes
  • Why We Recommend It: award-winning waterfront dining, 18-hole golf course, idyllic lakeside views

Escape the island of Manhattan for a significantly more tranquil oasis. Nestled on Green Island, this elegant property boasts views of Lake George, luxurious amenities and its very own glacier ice bar (yep, an outdoor bar literally made of ice). Cozy never looked so cool.

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The DeBruce

25. The Debruce in Livingston Manor, NY

  • Distance from NYC: 2.5 hours
  • Why We Recommend It: exquisite dining arrangements, access to 600+ private acres and a 30-mile trail system, trendy-rustic atmosphere

This Catskills retreat is all about the food. Each room includes a nine-course tasting menu featuring only local produce, normally served in the property’s gorgeous dining hall, where you can take in its breathtaking mountain views. Guests can take advantage of the provided breakfast and dinner, and there is plenty of room for indoor and outdoor dining, so you won’t have to miss out on the promise of a good meal.

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26. Grand Duchess in Red Hook, NY

  • Distance from NYC: 2 hours
  • Why We Recommend It: great art museums, historic building, quaint upstate atmosphere

That would be the town of Red Hook upstate, not the Brooklyn ’hood. Step back in time at this Victorian B&B featuring charming rooms, a vintage formal parlor and antique details. The adorable bed and breakfast offers plenty of both and is definitely the spot to visit if you’re looking for some peace and quiet. In case you needed some more convincing, it’s just a five-minute walk from Taste Budd’s Chocolate Cafe. Yum!

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Lake Placid Lodge

27. Lake Placid Lodge in Lake Placid, NY

  • Distance from NYC: 5 hours
  • Why We Recommend It: romantic wood cabin, excellent pub, in-room fire pits

Offering you charming rustic vibes in a serene setting is this beautiful, handcrafted lodge nestled in the Adirondack mountains, overlooking Lake Placid. Find your desired calm and tranquility in the new Main Lodge, private cabins or newly remodeled Lakeside suites. Treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at Artisans and wind the night down with a relaxing night cap courtesy of Maggie's pub.

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28. Mirbeau Inn & Spa Rhinebeck in Rhinebeck, NY

  • Distance from NYC: 2 hours
  • Why We Recommend It: year-round spa facilities, farm-fresh meals, great photo-ops for a girls’ weekend (vintage cars, marble fireplaces, etc.)

Based on the Mirbeau philosophy of balancing life with wellness and indulgence, this inn and spa definitely makes our short-list for winter weekend getaways. The world-class hotel is reminiscent of an old-time chic Parisian Hotel, yet with all the modern comforts of today. Lounge or nap in the resting area, take in the Himalayan salt sauna and the Eucalyptus-infused steam room, or dip into the heated spa whirlpool with a private bar in the aqua terrace. If you want to get active, enjoy a complimentary exercise class, like yoga, Tai Chi, pilates, strength training, and more.

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29. Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY

  • Distance from NYC: 2 hours
  • Why We Recommend It: great hiking and on-site cross-country skiing trails, stunning lake views, spacious, romantic rooms

Nestled in the Hudson Valley, this Victorian castle provides a one-of-a-kind mountain getaway. The resort boasts a wide array of winter activities, the most popular being cross-country skiing on-site with more than 30 miles of groomed trails. Guests can explore the grounds along Lake Mohonk or head up to Sky Top Tower with sweeping views of the Catskills, then warm up inside by the fire with daily afternoon tea and cookies. The Spa at Mohonk Mountain House also offers a variety of guided yoga, meditation and fitness experiences, as well as a comprehensive curriculum of mindfulness programming designed to promote overall health and wellness. Sign us up!

NYC Winter Weekend Getaways Wylder Windham
Michael Carnevale

30. Wylder Windham in Windham, NY

  • Distance from NYC: 2 hours
  • Why We Recommend It: A “guaranteed to ski” Windham Mountain package offer for guests, complimentary guest shuttles to and from the mountain, country club and downtown, live entertainment, heated outdoor pool

Recently fully opened in October 2022, Wylder Windham was built for travelers who love storied locations, open air, adventures, and a chance to disconnect from the rest of the world. This Great Northern Catskills spot is only five minutes from premiere skiing destination, Windham Mountain, and has 20 on-site acres of pristine land alongside the Batavia Kill River. Rent an e-bike, enjoy a pickleball game on the expansive lawn, play golf next door, or have some home-cooked comfort food at Babblers, the on-site restaurant and bakery. The mountains are calling!