While the bright lights of New York City may steal the state’s spotlight most of the time, we’re no stranger to the mesmerizing beauty of New York state. From grand estates to peaceful campsites in the mountains, the Empire State is home to cozy getaways and spectacular views you’ll want to experience for yourself. And when you’ve got the whole family in tow, we know your accommodations need to be just right. Scroll down, we’ve found the best places to getaway and gather all across New York (yes, city stays included, too!) for every kind of vacationer in your group.
70 miles from Manhattan, this lakefront getaway provides an idyllic retreat into the peaceful solitude of nature. The grand estate offers luxurious overnight accommodations and plenty of versatility to create a personalized stay for your family. Whether it’s a culinary experience or outdoor adventure you’re after, you can find it here.
Good times are a must at The Brentwood Hotel, which offers beautiful grounds and a short bike ride from the happenings of downtown Saratoga. Join your family around the fire with warm drinks and tasty s’mores to enjoy over a good story.
This boutique hotel in the Catskills creates a welcoming, down-to-earth atmosphere the moment you step foot on the property. Once a bunkhouse, the remodeled space is warm, modern and an inviting setting to reconnect with the fam. Each week, join other hotel guests for a Saturday evening supper featuring a seasonal menu of home-cooked eats.
Two hours north of the hustle and bustle of the city, The Hunter Greenhouse sits in a space that encourages rest, relaxation and reconnection with your nearest and dearest. The home has three bedrooms, a chef’s kitchen, hammocks, an outdoor firepit and more—all for the perfect family hangout.
At this cozy cottage, vacation your way with a grand eat-in kitchen, a salt water heated pool and access to five miles of trails just outside the home. There are four bedrooms in the home, along with a wood-burning fireplace and plenty of nooks to nestle into. For some fun bonding time, schedule a cooking lesson with their Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef.
Rolling hills, enchanting woods, peaceful valleys—Gather Greene was made for lovers of the outdoors. Stay in their sweet cabins, which all come with an outside deck, king size bed, full bathroom, a beverage nook and, yes, totally swoon-worthy views of the surrounding landscapes.
This luxury inn and farmhouse will have you feeling right at home, with only eight rooms available for a truly intimate stay (large groups can look into buying out the property). Along with its cozy interiors, the property also has a yoga studio, daily classes and two restaurants to keep everyone happy and well-fed.
One stay at Ithaca By Firelight and your crew will never want to camp the old-fashioned-way again. This comfortable glampsite found the perfect balance between the peace and solitude of camping and the modern amenities of hotel stays. Enjoy high thread count linens, cool interior accents and incredible views right from your tent.
City dwellers, look no further than the Loews Regency hotel. Steps from Central Park, this Upper East Side gem captures the chic allure of the city in one modern stay. If you want to keep the group close, look into booking one of their suites for more space, killer views and no stress.
Not only can you settle into a cool space at Scribner’s (although that’s worth a visit alone), the lodge also serves as a wonderful host with fun happenings each week. On the weekend, check out yoga classes, walking trails, brewery visits and seasonal events to make your trip memorable.
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