Spring is officially here, and with it, an increased need to escape New York City. Take a quick getaway without going too far by heading to the boom of boutique hotels and B&Bs in New York’s Catskills region. Ahead, we’ve found six hotels that are perfect for a quick overnight or long weekend.
This quaint inn is situated just steps from Callicoon’s Main Street, which means easy access to art galleries and farmer’s markets in town before retiring back to Nine River Road’s simple yet elegant rooms. This former furniture store from 1884 now features a relaxing screened-in porch and fire pit, and offers local outdoor activities like biking and canoeing. 9 River Road, Callicoon, New York, 845-887-0042
Drive just two hours north of NYC and you’ll feel worlds away at this high-end retreat. Here, the 14 rooms are outfitted with a minimalist-meets-country-chic design, while the on-site restaurant boasts dishes made from locally sourced ingredients. The whole property features three buildings—the main house, a library building across the street, and the new post office building. There’s even a two-lane, century-old restored bowling alley complete with vintage seats from Radio City Music Hall. 869 N. Branch Road, North Branch, New York, 845-482-2339
This inn located in Livingston Manor only has 11 rooms, but it’s packed full of activities to simultaneously help you relax, keep you full, and let you take advantage of the great outdoors. Situated on Shandelee Mountain, this getaway includes a restaurant/bar, barbecue barn, and spa on site. There’s even an outdoor patio to enjoy a meal during the warmer months. 839 Shandelee Road, Livingston Manor, New York, 845-439-5070
You’ll feel transported back in time when you step inside this former boarding house from 1914. Owners Tim and Eliza meticulously renovated to create a hotel that feels like home. Whether you’re relaxing in the common area, grabbing a bite to eat in the restaurant, or finding a moment of zen by the lily pond, you’re sure to be enchanted by this Mount Tremper property. 72 Andrew Lane, Mt. Tremper, New York, 845-688-2500
It’s all about outdoor activities at this “bed and bar,” as they call themselves. The nine-room motel is surrounded by acres of greenery and mountains—you can lay in a hammock or head out for a hike at any one of the nearby trails. When you return from your day out, grab a beer at the mini onsite bar and then fall asleep in your rustic-designed room to the sounds of crickets chirping. 2080 Spruceton Road, West Kill, New York, 518-989-6404
This Phoenicia motel feels like being back at summer camp. For starters, the rooms are economically priced (some even have bunk beds), but still comfortably decorated. You’ll have no problems making new friends while hanging around the pool or the nightly bonfires. It’s also within walking distance of the charming downtown, where the bus to and from NYC stops. 80 Rte. 214, Phoenicia, New York, 845-688-7871