10 Cool, Nearby Getaways To Book This Weekend

Photo: Courtesy of Glass Mountain Inn.
As much as we could all use a Caribbean vacation right about now, finding the time — and money — isn't particularly feasible for most of us. Flights are costly. Taking days off of work can be difficult (especially at the beginning of a new year). And, well, who really wants to jet off to an island just for a weekend? Talk about a tease.

While warm weather may not be in the cards right now, a relaxing getaway might be. Some of the country's most gorgeous and relaxing destinations are right here in our backyard, just a few hours from New York City by train or car. In the winter months, the only thing that sounds almost as good as basking in the hot sun is cozying up to a roaring fire. Ahead, nine newly opened retreats (and one older, reliable favorite), all located just outside the city. Time to take a deep breath and unwind.
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Spruceton Inn
A Catskills spot that prides itself on not being a bed and breakfast; instead, it's a bed and bar. Nestled among the mountains on property that was, at one time, home to the Schwarzeneggers, the inn's humble (yet stylish!) rooms feature that cozy, home-away-from-home quality you can really only find in the middle of the countryside. Spend an afternoon sipping on some craft beers at Conan’s Corner (which the inn describes as a "plastic cup kind of place") paired with some locally smoked trout with crackers.

Spruceton Inn, 2080 Spruceton Road; West Kill, New York; 518-989-6404.
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Roundhouse Beacon
Where a dated, years-old hotel once stood, there's now an improved (and totally modernized) retreat for escaping city life — without having to go full-on rustic. The historic property, situated near Beacon Falls, has only 23 rooms and a highly acclaimed restaurant serving seasonal fare. It's a quiet, intimate spot to shed all that stress from the work week.

Roundhouse Beacon, 2 East Main Street; Beacon, New York; 845-765-8369.
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Glass Mountain Inn
The husband-and-wife duo behind Brooklyn's creative hub, Glasslands, have taken their super-cool vibes to the Catskills with the newly opened Glass Mountain Inn. The private rentals in the quiet town of Phoenicia come equipped with warm, comfy furniture, locally sourced artwork, and a bottle of red from the liquor store right down the road. In other words, serenity is calling your name.

Glass Mountain Inn, 108-110 New York Route 214; Phoenicia, New York; 845-688-3331.
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The Nash
Self-described as "[fusing] modern style with country hospitality," the Sharon Springs suites scream luxury — without all the stuffiness. The rooms are gorgeous, and surprisingly spacious for a little cabin in the woods. Plus, the attached cafe is one of the cutest (and most delicious) spots we've ever visited. John Steinbeck once said, "People don't take trips, trips take people." Well, this trip might just sweep you right off your tired feet.

The Nash, 204 Main Street; Sharon Springs, New York; 518-284-2540.
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The Graham & Co.
Although this hipster haven is not new, it has developed a loyal following of New Yorkers looking to get away from it all. Snuggle up in your wood-paneled room, or get outside and hit the bike trails. At night, get cozy in front of a bonfire. The Graham & Co. is the most sophisticated way to get in touch with nature — without sleeping in a tent.

The Graham & Co., 80 New York 214; Phoenicia, New York; 845-688-7871.
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The Arnold House
Opened in June, this Shandelee Mountain Inn boasts an impressive resume of amenities: a Brit-inspired tavern with classics like fish 'n' chips and shepherd's pie, a therapeutic spa for winding down, a barn that hosts live performances, and nine rooms with an old-school country vibe. Plus, for New Yorkers, the space offers lots of reminders of home: We're talking yoga classes and crafty, crafty cocktails.

The Arnold House, 839 Shandelee Road; Livingston Manor, New York; 845-439-5070.
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White Hart Inn
This 16-room estate, originally built in the 1800s, was recently restored to its original splendor by husband-and-wife duo Conley and (Redbook editor-in-chief) Meredith Rollins. The elegance of the guest rooms and sprawling lawns is unrivaled, and the British comfort food is bound to make you feel like you're in the English countryside. Remarkably, though, this is Connecticut.

White Hart Inn, 15 Undermountain Road; Salisbury, Connecticut; 860-435-0030.
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Breathe Inn
We assume the name's double-entendre is intentional, since that's exactly what it makes us want to do. The rooms are airy and light, and the yoga space and plethora of nature walks lend themselves to finding your inner peace. You're meant to soak in the beauty of your surroundings.

Breathe Inn, 1739 Route 214; Lanesville, New York; 845-688-7516.
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The Stewart House
This Athena boutique hotel was recently restored, so it blends the perfect amount of modern minimalism with classic sophistication. The sprawling, historic-feeling rooms are named after actresses, and the water-view restaurant is everything you'd expect from a small, upstate village (we're talking adorable decor and seriously good food).

The Stewart House at The Athens Hotel, 2 North Water Street; Athens, New York; 518-947-1587.
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The Hotel Dylan
"Peace, love, stay" is the mantra at this Woodstock retreat, which is decorated to the max with '60s mementos — in the classiest way possible. Come here for the cool art; stay for the ping pong tables, fire pits, and forthcoming culinary adventure (with a focus on locally sourced everything, of course). By the time Sunday night rolls around and it's time to head back to the city, you'll be ultra chilled out, man.

The Hotel Dylan, 320 Maverick Road; Woodstock, New York; 845-684-5422.
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