Jan 15 2017 05:01 | Updated Jan 02 2021 04:01
This article was updated in December 2020 with information received. Please check on latest coronvirus guidelines before planning your trip.
Get away from the hustle of the city and relish winter surrounded by frosty nature.
Enjoy a scenic weekend winter getaway in the Hudson Valley at the Mohonk Mountain House (New Paltz, NY; 90 min drive from NYC). The majestic Victorian castle resort is nestled on the Shawangunk Ridge surrounded by 40,000 acres of winter wonderland and 85 hiking trails. If you’d rather stay indoors, Mohonk is home to an award-winning spa and restaurant as well many on-site activities. www.mohonk.com/
Exchange the city commotion for a relaxing winter weekend getaway at the Bear Mountain Inn (Tomkins Cove, NY; 45 min drive from NYC), a historic hotel built at the heart of Bear Mountain along the Appalachian Trail in 1915. With a mix of outdoor and indoor activities, there is something for the whole family to enjoy. Put on your XC skis and skates because this locale offers beautiful rolling hills and an outdoor ice rink. visitbearmountain.com
Have you ever tasted food so fresh it came straight from the farm? The Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa (Milton, NY; 90 min drive from NYC) serves delicious food at its farm-to-table restaurant sourcing ingredients from a local farm and its organic kitchen garden. Take a rest this winter at one of the inn’s toasty private cottages and enjoy a treatment at the spa. www.buttermilkfallsinn.com/
Winter is one of the best times to get away to the Catskill Mountains. If there is snow along the way, you’re in for a truly scenic drive. Visit the Copperhood Retreat & Spa (Shandaken, NY; 2 hr drive from NYC), a stylish and therapeutic winter retreat. Featuring 6 treatment rooms for therapies, the Spa’s mantras are inspired by the idyllic beauty of nature. Don’t forget your winter gear! There is also hiking, snow shoeing and skiing nearby. http://www.copperhood.com/