9 Perfect Places To Escape The City — STAT

Photo: Courtesy of Ruschmeyer's.
If there’s one thing New York is not short on, it’s hotels. And with an average of 54 million tourists flocking here each year, it’s no surprise.

But where do New Yorkers go when they're looking for a staycation? From luxe five-star accommodations to designer hotels and budget hostels, the choices for shacking up in — and around — the city are endless. Why opt for a quaint bed-and-breakfast, then? Because in a city as big and busy as this, sometimes it's the personal touches and home comforts that really make a visit special (plus, it doesn't hurt that B&Bs are usually much friendlier on your wallet!).

If you're in need of a weekend away (physically, mentally, or both), we rounded up nine super-cozy inns and bed-and-breakfasts, both in New York City and just outside, that are guaranteed to help you have the best weekend, ever. Time to unplug and recharge. We swear nothing feels better.
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Photo: Courtesy of Urban Cowboy.
Urban Cowboy
Bet you didn’t think you’d find a piece of the Adirondacks in Brooklyn, right? Wrong. At Urban Cowboy, you can stay in an Upstate-style cabin, which features a floating clawfoot tub, wood-burning pot-belly stove, and a full kitchen, all in the heart of the city. And with a stylish communal area, hot tub, sauna, and spacious backyard, it's no wonder so many New Yorkers are checking into this Williamsburg bed-and-breakfast for their staycations.

Urban Cowboy, 111 Powers Street (between Leonard Street and Manhattan Avenue), Brooklyn; 347-840-0525.
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Photo: Courtesy of Ruschmeyer's.
Ruschmeyer’s
With programming seven nights a week that includes movie nights, burger dinners, and Ping-Pong tournaments, Ruschmeyer’s is the ultimate summer camp for adults. The modern rooms could be mistaken for upscale cabins, while the nautical-inspired interior is a reminder that you are actually just minutes from the sea.

In the evening, guests are invited to grab a picnic table on the lawn and share a cocktail pitcher with friends before partying the night away at the on-site nightclub, the Electric Eel. Luckily, brunch is served all weekend long, so you can roll out of your bed to a hearty plate of bacon at whatever time you please.

Ruschmeyer's, 161 Second House Road (at Midland Road), Montauk; 631-668-2877.
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Photo: Courtesy of The Canal Park Inn.
The Canal Park Inn
Just like in the good ol' days, Canal Park Inn is a family-run business. This landmark, country-style house — built in 1826 — is on the border of Soho and Tribeca and features four guest rooms, which have Shaker-style beds, exposed-brick walls, and clawfoot tubs. The Batby Suite even has a washer/dryer, a gas fireplace, and a deck. Yes, your very own private deck in downtown Manhattan. It’s also rumored to be one of the quietest places to sleep in the city.

The Canal Park Inn, 508 Canal Street (between Washington and Greenwich streets); 917-593-5933.
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Photo: Courtesy of Playland Motel.
Playland Motel
Since this inn is located just one block from Rockaway Beach (and the subway), there’s no need to let your perfect beach day end with a long, dreaded trip on the A train. A favorite of New Yorkers in need of a staycation and visitors with a long layover at JFK, Playland Motel really is the perfect spot for a quick summer getaway. Spend your day lounging by the beach before making your way back to the über-stylish motel, where you can spend the night in one of 12 rooms individually designed by artists and designers, including Simon Spurr and Athena Calderone.

Playland Motel, 97-20 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach; 347-954-9063.
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Photo: Courtesy of 1871 House.
1871 House
The 1871 House is located smack-dab in the middle of old New York on a quiet, tree-lined Upper East Side block. With close proximity to the Guggenheim, the Met, and of course, Central Park, this gorgeous brownstone is home to seven charming, English-style apartments outfitted with four-poster beds, Victorian furniture, and Oriental rugs. It's a home-away-from-home that will make you feel like you've landed at Holly Golightly's for the night.

1871 House, 130 East 62nd Street (between Park and Lexington avenues); 212-756-8823.
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Photo: Courtesy of Crow's Nest Inn.
Crow’s Nest Inn
One of the biggest draws of the Crow’s Nest Inn is its unrivaled location. Set on the banks of Lake Montauk, each of the 14 beach-shack-meets-Moroccan-influenced rooms has a private balcony with exquisite views of the water — and according to many travelers, of the best sunsets. On the property, there's an inviting front lawn dotted with sun beds, a path to a small beach where you can go paddle-boarding, and a restaurant (known as one of the best in the area) that serves up an array of Mediterranean-style dishes. It's the perfect place to kick back, tune out, and throw down a few glasses of rosé. Cheers!

Crow's Nest Inn, 4 Old West Lake Drive (at Montauk Point State Parkway), Montauk; 631-668-2077.
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Photo: Courtesy of Chelsea Pines Inn.
Chelsea Pines
Littered with movie posters and assorted film paraphernalia, Chelsea Pines is a testament to its owner's love of all things silver screen. This B&B, which has 23 uniquely decorated rooms and suites, is located in a five-story walk-up (which is probably about as New York as you can get). On West 14th street, just minutes from the High Line, the Meatpacking District, Greenwich Village, and loads of great restaurants and bars, Chelsea Pines’ location is pretty much unrivaled. Plus, breakfast is included for guests, and a selection of snacks and drinks is available throughout the day.

Chelsea Pines Inn, 317 West 14th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues); 212-929-1023.
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Photo: Courtesy of Sunset Beach.
Sunset Beach
Picture the ultimate high school beach party in your favorite Hollywood movie. Sunset Beach brings those vibes to life with cozy, modern rooms, a French Riviera-inspired eatery, and lots of activities: We're talking paddle-board tours, jet-ski rides, and petanque tournaments. Time to head east; serenity is waiting.

Sunset Beach, 35 Shore Road (between Crescent Beach and Stearns Points road), Shelter Island Heights; 631-749-2001.
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Photo: Courtesy of Lefferts Manor.
Lefferts Manor
Need a peaceful place to rest your tired feet after a long day marching through the city? This quiet bed-and-breakfast in the historic Prospect-Lefferts Gardens area of Brooklyn exudes some serious European charm, with Victorian decor and an original brownstone exterior providing guests with a true turn-of-the-century experience. Shack up in one of the main house's six cozy rooms, or opt for one of the other choices: The Lady Fenimore Suite (just around the corner) offers two bedrooms, and two separate apartments are available in nearby Fort Greene.

Lefferts Manor, 80 Rutland Road (between Flatbush and Bedford avenues), Brooklyn; 347-351-9065.
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