You're on a budget, but that doesn't mean you need to stay home this winter. Off-season deals and cozy cabins make this everyone's season. From oceanfront retreats to snowy mountain peaks - here are 6 winter vacations for budget, midrange and luxury travelers in New York.
Nestled amid the dunes, the deals at Montauk Manor take an otherwise lavish destination and make it pleasantly affordable during the off-season. The deal: stay for three consecutive nights and the fourth night is free! During your stay, stroll the sandy shores of Montauk Point State Park - free from crowds and tourists, you’ll quickly realize that the winter months reveal Eastern Long Island’s raw, unspoiled beauty. Montauk Point Lighthouse offers free parking over the winter, and while you can't go inside past December, the views from Turtle Hill and vantage point from Camp Hero make this stop a must-do any season. Later, warm up by tasting a variety of blends at Channing Daughters Winery for just $16 per person or visit Montauk Brewing Company to sample the latest craft brew creations. Rates start at $127 per night.
An 11-minute walk from Canalside, Adam's Mark Hotel and Event Center is a comfortable, budget-friendly place to rest your head. Located in the heart of Buffalo’s downtown, you’ll enjoy easy access to the waterfront where ice skating, art, eateries and free events run daily. Take a drive to nearby Niagara Falls for free access to the wonder of the Northeast or head to Anchor Bar for the spicy chicken wings that put Buffalo on the map. Rates vary from $90 to $120 per night.
Set in an old movie house, Rivertown Lodge exudes warmth and upstate nostalgia from the lobby’s wood burning stove to the vintage-modern ambiance in its thoughtfully decorated guest rooms. Known for outstanding service and delicious food, this boutique hotel offers equally delightful deals: stay for two weeknights and get the third night free Monday through Thursday. Located in the heart of the village, you’re walking distance from farm-to-table grub at Wm. Farmer & Sons, live music at Helsinki Hudson and a short drive from Olana State Historic Site. Rooms start at $199 per night.
The Copperfield Inn Resort is chock-full of winter deals, and just a 7-minute drive from Gore Mountain, you're guaranteed an unforgettable Adirondack vacation. See their 6 different winter packages including the Gore Getaway deal which offers free breakfast, spa services, shuttle to the mountain and let’s kids under 6 ski and stay for free; Moonlight Sleigh Ride offers luxury suites and a sleigh ride voucher; the Spa Package offers dinner at Trappers Tavern, a spa massage, champagne and truffles - just to name a few. Rates vary from $275 to $415 per night.
Boost it up a notch for a luxurious weekend getaway at Glenmere Mansion in Chester, NY. Where wineries like Brotherhood, Applewood and Warwick Winery & Distillery are a 10 to 20 minute drive from the resort. Granted the Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator, the resort's dining venue offers a seasonally fresh Chef's tasting menu, wine series and pre-fixe three course dinner starting at $95. Check out their engagement packages and seasonal specials. Rates start at $850 per night.
Relax by Saranac Lake at The Point Resort, Forbes' only 5-star resort in Upstate New York where cross-country skiing and snowshoeing through Adirondack landscape create a winter wonderland - compliments of the house. Nearby, the Wild Center's museum takes you into the depths of the Adirondacks. Back at The Point, ice skating at dusk and bonfires on Saranac Lake reveal the wilderness' romantic beauty. The resort has an executive chef that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in the "Great Hall" where black tie attire is suggested. Rates average $2,200 per night - all inclusive for two guests including gourmet meals, unlimited alcohol, recreational activities and sporting equipment.