Whether you're looking for a quick getaway without the kids or planning a dreamy couple's trip, New York State has got you covered. Fall in love with these cozy and romantic winter getaways that offer breathtaking scenery, swoon-worthy accommodations, and fresh adventures—many with discount packages to make your stay even more affordable! Also check out 6 Cozy Cabin Getaways for the Perfect Winter Vacation and Cozy Winter Getaways Near NYC.
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Originally published 11/20/19
1. Lake Placid Lodge (Adirondacks)
In the heart of the Adirondacks, Lake Placid Lodge embraces the rustic elegance of Gilded Age great camps. Rated a world’s best hotel by Travel+Leisure, the resort features uniquely designed rooms with plush featherbeds, wood-burning fireplaces, deep soaking tubs, and refreshing mountain views. Windows wrap around the Treetop Suite, a luxe hideaway high in the pines with a twig-thatched king bed. The lodge offers special packages to make your cozy and romantic stay more affordable, like a “Rise, Shine and Dine” with savings of up to 20% plus breakfast for two daily with a stay of two nights or more.
2. Mohonk Mountain House (Catskills)
Live beyond your dreams at Mohonk Mountain House, nestled atop the Shawangunk Mountains in the Hudson Valley, bordering the crystal waters of Lake Mohonk. Rooms in this historic Victorian castle feature wood-burning fireplaces and soul-stirring views. Choose from hiking pristine trails, frolicking in their heated indoor pool with underwater music, or finding bliss in their award-winning spa. Mohonk’s Mountain Mini-cation package offers 25% off your overnight stay and 10% off spa treatments in the newly refreshed Spa at Mohonk Mountain House.
3. The Inn at Cooperstown (Central New York)
It’s love at first sight. Character meets charm at the Inn at Cooperstown, designed by the same architect as NYC’s famed Plaza Hotel. The property invites romance amid stunning rooms and suites. It’s a short walk to America’s best-loved main street, with delightful shops and restaurants, and a quick drive to the Fenimore’s captivating art. Take your main squeeze to explore Cooperstown’s main attraction: Hot winter packages include delicious breakfasts, souvenirs, and special deals drawing on two of Cooperstown's most famed attractions, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Brewery Ommegang.
4. The Roxbury Experience (Catskills)
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Nestled amid the snow-covered Catskills, The Roxbury Experience delights with whimsical fun and over-the-top elegance at its two locations. The Roxbury’s 43 themed rooms inspired by 1960s and ’70s TV series create fantasies, from dreams of magic genies to cavemen (à la Fred & Wilma), while seven fantasy-themed tower cottages, each featuring two stories connected by a spiral or grand winding staircase, provide a fairytale storybook take on a luxury stay. The latest addition is the Mansion, featuring seven guestrooms, a breakfast room based upon the story of the Stratton brothers who fought in the American Revolutionary War, a seasonal pool, and a trail system surrounding a 50-foot waterfall. If you’re trying to light a fire or rekindle a flame, the Winter Fantasy package features champagne, gourmet cheeses, flowers, chocolate-covered strawberries, chill time in the Shimmer Spas and a variety of other possible romantic add-ons. Bonus: It’s near Belleayre Ski Resort and other winter activities.
5. Belhurst Castle (Finger Lakes)
Write your own fairytale with a stay at Belhurst Castle. On sparkling Seneca Lake in Finger Lakes wine country, the 1880's stone castle and winery was named a top 10 small romantic inn by ShermansTravel. Guestrooms have dreamy four-poster beds, stained-glass windows, marble fireplaces, and enchanting lake views. Toast to togetherness with wine from the complimentary spigot (for those staying in the castle) or partake in spa treatments and the chef’s six-course food and wine pairing for two (which must be booked in advance).
6. Mirbeau Inn & Spa (Finger Lakes)
Near the storybook village of Skaneateles, Mirbeau Inn & Spa evokes old world charm in Finger Lakes Wine Country. Rooms in the chateau-style inn have cozy fireplaces, over-sized soaking tubs, and cloud-soft beds with down comforters. The centerpiece spa has a hot spa pool with a waterfall, sauna, steam room, and a full-service treatment menu. Condé Nast Traveler rated Mirbeau one of America’s top 20 small resorts.
7. Red Coach Inn (Greater Niagara)
Overlooking the majestic upper rapids, 500 yards from the brink of Niagara Falls, the inviting Tudor-style Red Coach Inn charms with warm English country ambiance. Winter romance packages set the mood with rose petals scattered throughout your room, champagne, chocolates, and a tempting menu for fireside dining in the award-winning restaurant. Nearby, Niagara Falls State Park, even more magical in winter, beckons with frosted trees and glistening ice flows as the falls are illuminated in rainbow colors at dusk.
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