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10 Hip Hotels in Upstate NY

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I knew there were a few cute “hip” hotels in upstate New York, but it wasn’t until I started to really do research that I found there were dozens and dozens! Living on the best West Coast has left me with a void in knowledge of traveling to upstate NY. As an Angelino, I often fill my weekends with quick road trips to Joshua Tree, Palm Springs or Santa Ynez. However, with an upcoming trip to New York in the books, I decided to take a weekend getaway someplace outside of the city. During my research, I found these 10 adorably Hip Hotels that I just had to share with you in case you’re planning a trip too.

Have you ever been upstate? Have any recommendations? 

1. The Graham & Co. – Phoenicia, NY

This minimalistic 20 room boutique hotel is only 2.5 hours outside of NYC and rests on 3 acres of land. With swimming pools, hammocks and badminton courts, it has everything you want in an upstate retreat. Known for a great place to go floating or tubing on the river, fishing out on a boat and relaxing evening activities like movie nights on the grassy lawn. Click here // {$150 – $250 per night}

2. Audrey’s Farmhouse – Wallkill, NY

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Decorated with antique pieces, cozy up in the living room by the fireplace or the reading room overlooking the mountains in this quant 5 bedroom bed & breakfast. Located in the Hudson Valley, the area offers primetime hiking and outdoor activities with breathtaking views and scenery. Click here // {$200 – $250 per night}

3. The Stickett Inn – Barryville, NY

Rustic chic and only two hours from NYC, this Inn has four rooms, each with a different theme. There’s also the option to rent some of the cute cottages on the property, along with an outdoor hot tub and firepit. This property is located in a very small town and is walking distance to great antique shops, a farmers market on the weekends and cute dive bars. Click here // {$150 – $245 per night}

4. Cedar Lakes Estate – Port Jervis, NY

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This high end, luxurious estate offers a 500 acre property filled with cabins for rent, tennis courts, fire pits, lakes with paddleboats, canoes and kayaks … what more could you ask for? Click here // {$250 – $300 per night}

5. Hotel Dylan – Woodstock, NY

With an entrance sign “Peace, Love, Stay” this modern and chic boutique hotel is famous for its night time bonfires. With 11 guest rooms located in the heart of Woodstock, these hippie inspired rooms are decorated with records and portraits of rockstars. It’s the place to stay if you want to see one of the many concerts held in Woodstock over the summer. Click here // {$200 – $250 per night}

6. Hotel Tivoli – Tivoli, NY  

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This property was purchased by a couple (both painters) a few years ago, who remodeled the 100 year old hotel with 11 rooms and redecorated it to feel more modern and chic with bright colors and slabs of marble. There are intricate paintings all over and the hotel is filled with eclectic furniture, lighting and art. Click here // {$200 – $275 per night}

7. Rivertown Lodge – Hudson, NY

I am dying to go here! Too bad every time I check in on a reservation they are sold out. Located in a 1920’s movie house this 27 room boutique hotel has rooms with cherry beds and furniture made locally by the many artists and craftsmen of Hudson, NY. Over the weekend check out their very hip lobby bar and go to the many art galleries and buzzing restaurants in town. Click here // {$200 – $425 per night}

8. The Arnold House – Livingston Manor, NY

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This nine room country style inn features 1950s – 1960s inspired interior and is located in the western Catskill Mountains. Two hours from NYC these small town, cozy retro-chic rooms are surrounded by many farms, breweries and trails for scenic hikes. In the evenings, guests can hang by the fire or play a game of pool. Rooms have no television, radios or clocks instead they have an hourglass nap timer to let weekenders relax and unplug. The best part? On the property there is a small century-old schoolhouse that was converted to a spa with facials, yoga and hot rock massages. Click here // {$170 – $280 per night}

9. Spruceton Inn – West Kill, NY

The Spruceton Inn lets visitors unplug and enjoy the outdoors. With cozy restaurants and all of the necessities you need such as a bar, firepits, space to play a game of bocce ball or horseshoeing, the Inn attracts guests from a wide range of those who like to go antiquing or those who are looking for a cozy place to stay after a long hike. Click here // {$70 – $230 per night}

10. Firelight Camps – Ithaca, NY

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I’m am seriously itching to visit Ithaca and stay in one of these massive safari style tents. How cool are they? The tents have fire places, cozy queen beds, a writing desk and private decks with folding chairs. The campground has lots of outdoor communal space nicely decorated and there is a tranquility tent where you can get massages by the fire. Click here // {$180 – $250 per night}

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  • Great inspo! I’m thinking of going to NY this fall so this is a great inspo post!
    http://www.theavantguardian.com

  • The Tivoli looks SO nice! <3

    xo Vanessa from http://www.Trendique-Magazine.com

  • Joanna

    I’ve been going upstate to the Phoenicia area for around ten years now and I finally got a chance to stay at the Graham and Co last year. The property is great – it’s off of the main road so it’s quieter but you can still bike into town easily. The pool is especially nice! I spent most of my time lounging there, and since it’s a smaller hotel it didn’t get too crowded. The fact that I ran into Tyra Banks was only an added bonus. 😉

    The Phoenicia Diner (get one of their skillets) is close by, and Woodstock is a fun day trip too. There’s also this fantastic cafe about a 20 minute drive away called Bread Alone that has just about the best bread ever! I always leave with a couple of loaves on my way home.

    Plattekill falls is also worth a visit if you’re in the area. It’s a short hike to get to the waterfall itself, and on a hot day it’s super refreshing to splash around in the river there.

  • Wow, the a Firelight Camps in Ithaca looks amazingly interesting. Such a relax jungle feel style in the middle of civilization and the Big Apple chaos. Great recommendations as always! Very nice ideas! 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  • I grew up in the Hudson Valley and so close to quite a few of these locations! All of these photos remind me of home.

  • how cute are these!!! definitely going to try it out next time i’m upstate
    xx
    http://thedemeler.com

  • I always like to look for unique hotels like these. The most unique hotel I’ve ever stayed at was in New Orleans. Other than that, Airnbnb’s are usually cozier and more unique. I love all the ones you listed but I usually find myself disappointed that the unique hotels I find are often very expensive. For future posts, I think it would be helpful to include the average price per night too! Saves readers from looking and we can quickly reference it when we save your post!

    http://www.dressupchowdown.com

    • Jacey

      That’s a wonderful idea. In all honesty I didnt look at the prices because I was so in awe by the beautiful hotels! Damn. I will add price ranges to this post later today.

      • I noticed you added the prices per night! Thanks, I appreciate it 🙂 It just adds that extra bit of information that we’d probably like to know 🙂 Love these posts.

    • Jacey

      Maybe I’m crazy but $150 a night seems fair to me. Am I losing my mind?

      • Tracy E.

        I thought all of the pricing was pretty good, less than I expected, but I’m a California girl as well. Great post!! Thanks!!!

      • I think it’s fair! Especially if you go as a two-some!

  • Joy Shiness
  • Lindsey
  • Sharon Meagher

    I hate to be a buzzkill here, but none of those are really Upstate.

    • Dinorah Matias Melendez

      🙂 Fair enough. I think your point is valid. I was thinking the same. But nonetheless the post is very good.

  • Vanessa

    Great Post! I just wanted to add The North Branch Inn http://www.northbranchinn.com as it’s a sibling property to The Arnold House. I stayed at The Arnold House 2 years ago on my first wedding anniversary and it was lovely, everyone was extremely good to us and made us feel right at home. We chatted with the owners by the bonfire who are a really great young couple, hopefully I’m telling this right but I believe he grew up in the area, moved to NYC and wanted to come back and help reviatlize a place he loved so much. The restaurant is also delicious! I went back last fall for a friends wedding and some of the staff remembered my Husband and I which is always so nice in hospitality, when you go back to a Hotel or Inn and feel like you have old friends. Can’t say enough good things!

  • These all look amazing!! The decor is so fun and modern.

    Jamie
    http://www.treatsandtrendsblog.com/

  • These are all absolutely stunning!! I love the skull/antler touches in some of them. The white with gold horns is my favorite! I’m looking for something like that in my new apartment…

    Still arguing with the husband on that one though. He usually doesn’t care about home decor at ALL, but for some reason he’s been saying, “I’m fine with real taxidermy, but those trendy white deer heads are terrible.” *sigh*

    I’m still thinking “happy wife, happy life” will win out in the end though… 😉

    Xx Maya from Maya Unmarketed

  • Beautiful collection and stunning blog too. Great Work! http://linkandsharedirectory.com/

  • Cheese Grotto

    This is great for planning my next getaway. It’s also great to see what hotels would be interested in featuring my Cheese Grotto in their kitchen or decor. Thank you, super helpful resource! cheesegrotto.com

  • Nicole

    Love this post! I intend to work my way down this list! I find it so difficult to find unique properties like these on the major travel sites. I wanted to add The Argos Inn to this post as a place to check out – http://argosinn.com/ a boutique hotel in Ithaca, NY. I stayed there this spring in a beautiful room- great decor, amazing bathroom with stone slab floors and a rain shower. The art and decor in the public spaces is also spectacular. There is cocktail bar on the main floor with the most delicious creative drinks I’ve had in a long time! It is the perfect place for a getaway and the location is ideal – we were a 2 minute walk from great restaurants in downtown Ithaca and at a perfect jumping off point for exploring the beautiful finger lakes region.

  • Great inspo! I’m thinking of going to NY this fall so this is a great inspo post!
    http://www.theavantguardian.com

  • The Tivoli looks SO nice! <3

    xo Vanessa from http://www.Trendique-Magazine.com

  • Joanna

    I’ve been going upstate to the Phoenicia area for around ten years now and I finally got a chance to stay at the Graham and Co last year. The property is great – it’s off of the main road so it’s quieter but you can still bike into town easily. The pool is especially nice! I spent most of my time lounging there, and since it’s a smaller hotel it didn’t get too crowded. The fact that I ran into Tyra Banks was only an added bonus. 😉

    The Phoenicia Diner (get one of their skillets) is close by, and Woodstock is a fun day trip too. There’s also this fantastic cafe about a 20 minute drive away called Bread Alone that has just about the best bread ever! I always leave with a couple of loaves on my way home.

    Plattekill falls is also worth a visit if you’re in the area. It’s a short hike to get to the waterfall itself, and on a hot day it’s super refreshing to splash around in the river there.

  • Wow, the a Firelight Camps in Ithaca looks amazingly interesting. Such a relax jungle feel style in the middle of civilization and the Big Apple chaos. Great recommendations as always! Very nice ideas! 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  • I grew up in the Hudson Valley and so close to quite a few of these locations! All of these photos remind me of home.

  • how cute are these!!! definitely going to try it out next time i’m upstate
    xx
    http://thedemeler.com

  • I always like to look for unique hotels like these. The most unique hotel I’ve ever stayed at was in New Orleans. Other than that, Airnbnb’s are usually cozier and more unique. I love all the ones you listed but I usually find myself disappointed that the unique hotels I find are often very expensive. For future posts, I think it would be helpful to include the average price per night too! Saves readers from looking and we can quickly reference it when we save your post!

    http://www.dressupchowdown.com

    • Jacey

      That’s a wonderful idea. In all honesty I didnt look at the prices because I was so in awe by the beautiful hotels! Damn. I will add price ranges to this post later today.

      • I noticed you added the prices per night! Thanks, I appreciate it 🙂 It just adds that extra bit of information that we’d probably like to know 🙂 Love these posts.

    • Jacey

      Maybe I’m crazy but $150 a night seems fair to me. Am I losing my mind?

      • Tracy E.

        I thought all of the pricing was pretty good, less than I expected, but I’m a California girl as well. Great post!! Thanks!!!

      • I think it’s fair! Especially if you go as a two-some!

  • Joy Shiness
  • Lindsey
  • Sharon Meagher

    I hate to be a buzzkill here, but none of those are really Upstate.

    • Dinorah Matias Melendez

      🙂 Fair enough. I think your point is valid. I was thinking the same. But nonetheless the post is very good.

  • Vanessa

    Great Post! I just wanted to add The North Branch Inn http://www.northbranchinn.com as it’s a sibling property to The Arnold House. I stayed at The Arnold House 2 years ago on my first wedding anniversary and it was lovely, everyone was extremely good to us and made us feel right at home. We chatted with the owners by the bonfire who are a really great young couple, hopefully I’m telling this right but I believe he grew up in the area, moved to NYC and wanted to come back and help reviatlize a place he loved so much. The restaurant is also delicious! I went back last fall for a friends wedding and some of the staff remembered my Husband and I which is always so nice in hospitality, when you go back to a Hotel or Inn and feel like you have old friends. Can’t say enough good things!

  • These all look amazing!! The decor is so fun and modern.

    Jamie
    http://www.treatsandtrendsblog.com/

  • These are all absolutely stunning!! I love the skull/antler touches in some of them. The white with gold horns is my favorite! I’m looking for something like that in my new apartment…

    Still arguing with the husband on that one though. He usually doesn’t care about home decor at ALL, but for some reason he’s been saying, “I’m fine with real taxidermy, but those trendy white deer heads are terrible.” *sigh*

    I’m still thinking “happy wife, happy life” will win out in the end though… 😉

    Xx Maya from Maya Unmarketed

  • Beautiful collection and stunning blog too. Great Work! http://linkandsharedirectory.com/

  • Cheese Grotto

    This is great for planning my next getaway. It’s also great to see what hotels would be interested in featuring my Cheese Grotto in their kitchen or decor. Thank you, super helpful resource! cheesegrotto.com

  • Nicole

    Love this post! I intend to work my way down this list! I find it so difficult to find unique properties like these on the major travel sites. I wanted to add The Argos Inn to this post as a place to check out – http://argosinn.com/ a boutique hotel in Ithaca, NY. I stayed there this spring in a beautiful room- great decor, amazing bathroom with stone slab floors and a rain shower. The art and decor in the public spaces is also spectacular. There is cocktail bar on the main floor with the most delicious creative drinks I’ve had in a long time! It is the perfect place for a getaway and the location is ideal – we were a 2 minute walk from great restaurants in downtown Ithaca and at a perfect jumping off point for exploring the beautiful finger lakes region.