Sometimes we need a little break but are either too lazy to plan a vacation or don’t have enough days for a long trip! If you live in Manhattan or are an outer towner and want to visit a different area that is not the city, then you must go upstate! It’s so funny how quickly you start feeling like you’re so far away the minute you leave city life. The truth is that you can find peace and quiet in just under two hours by car – I’ve listed my top hotel choices on the basis of amenities, vibe and price range. Please let me know if you have specific questions!

HASBROUCK HOUSE | STONE RIDGE, NY 

The Vibe: Hasbrouck House feels like a retreat getaway. It’s suited best for couples, mom + daughter, and friends who want solitude while not compromising luxury comforts.  So grab your favorite book and drive up to this lovely town where you can look forward to great food and time to just relax. If you missed my post, view it here for more detailed information.

Distance: Less than 2 hours away

Price Range: $200 – $700

SCRIBNER’S CATSKILL  LODGE | HUNTER, NY 

The Vibe: Catskill chic meets Brooklyn is the best way to describe this lodge. The property has a nice balance of modern yet vintage vibe.  What I loved the most about it was their restaurant called Prospect. The food and service are fantastic. Even if you don’t stay in this property, make sure to book dinner here. If you missed my guide for this property, view it here.

Distance: 2 hours and 45 minutes

Price Range: $200 – $600

GLENMERE MANSION | HUDSON VALLEY, NY 

Photo Credit: Relais Chateaux

The Vibe: I know what you’re thinking…this stunning property looks more like what you would find in Italy and not Upstate! Well, I’m here to tell you that it is in New York! This is definitely for those seeking to splurge on a short getaway! I recommend this for a special occasion – like Valentine’s Day or a Birthday. It’s on my list of places to visit so if you go first, please, email me. 🙂

Distance: 1 hour and 45 minutes

Price Range:  $700 – $900

HOTEL TIVOLI | NEW PALTZ, NY

Photo Credit: Hotel Tivoli

The Vibe:  This hotel was purchased by a couple who remodeled the space to look more modern and chic. This hotel is suited for couples or friends – the style is fun and will def. make an appearance on your Instagram!

Distance: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Price Range: $200- $400

MOHONK MOUNTAIN HOUSE | NEW PALTZ, NY 

Photo Credit: Magnet Magazine

The Vibe:  Majestic enough to make you think you’re in Scotland – this beautiful property is less than 3 hours away from the city.  Perfect for families or couples, there’s a ton to do and if you don’t want to book a room, you can get a day-pass and take advantage of the restaurant, the spa and hiking trails!

Distance:  2 hours and 20 minutes.

Price Range: $400 – $800