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Get away from your kitchen table or makeshift office for a while and upgrade to a remote workspace at one of New York State’s amazing hotels or resorts. With minimal travel, you can temporarily move your home “office” to a new setting while taking advantage of special offers that sweeten the deal such as weekly rates, adding an extra night for free, or reduced midweek rates. Have kids in remote learning at school? Bring them along too—beyond free wifi, some hotels and resorts offer programming aimed at young learners, and at the very least, the little ones will enjoy a quick getaway. Remember to stay as local as possible and keep six feet apart from others not in your party and wear a mask or face covering. Call ahead and check websites and social media to make sure attractions are open and available. Be advised that New York has a travel advisory in effect. 

The Arnold House (Catskills)

The window-lined lobby at the Arnold House.
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Talk about a video conference background that’ll impress your colleagues! Work from the newly built greenhouse at the Arnold House on Shandalee Mountain, where the indoors-outdoors vibe stays warm—70 degrees, to be exact—even in winter. Need to take a break or a walking conference call? Head out to the property’s 80 acres, passing barns and stumbling upon wooded trails perfect for a peaceful getaway—no mute button necessary! The hotel is part of Foster Supply Co.’s growing portfolio of cozy Catskills retreats, all of which are offering work from here experiences for those who prefer that their workday take place close to nature, locally sourced food, and with space to spread out and relax at the end of the day. Livingston Manor

Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa (Adirondacks)

A woman and two children hold hands while ice skating, plus hot chocolate, skates, and a red and black blanket in foreground

Trade your home workstation for a spot at this Adirondack paradise on Mirror Lake. The inn’s work from here package includes overnight accommodations, grab-and-go breakfast, a recently expanded bandwidth network for speedy wifi, in-room work stations by request, and $50 daily resort vouchers for dining, beverage, and available spa services. Best of all is the access to the region’s mountain air, views of the High Peaks, outdoor activities, and charming village location. Lake Placid

Rivertown Lodge (Hudson Valley)

Rivertown Lodge hotel room, Hudson, NY

This upscale and smartly decorated lodge on Hudson’s fun Warren Street offers a cool getaway that’s even walkable from a nearby Amtrak station. Rivertown’s remote working packages include a one-week stay for $1,400 that offers accommodations and the use of the cozy open lobby—which has two wood-burning stoves—plus a backyard for outdoor dining and bicycles to borrow for a pedal around town. There’s a great tavern on-site and shops, restaurants, and more just steps from the building. Hudson

Affinia Hotels (NYC)

A boy works in a hotel room at Affinia Hotels
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At Affinia’s three Midtown Manhattan hotels, the “Remote Learn & Play in the City” offer gives kids and their parents room to spread out in a suite stocked with snacks, wifi, and craft activities for those all-important breaks from video classes (and meetings!). The hotels—Fifty Hotels & Suites, Gardens Suites Hotels, and Shelburne Hotel & Suites—also have Kiddie Concierge services, with safely distanced learning and activities including a DJ class, yoga, and even private tutors to help with classwork. For parents, the package includes a bottle of wine for unwinding after a long day of screentime. Manhattan

1000 Islands Harbor Hotel (Thousand Islands-Seaway)

1000 Islands Harbor Hotel autumn aerial view

Imagine if your office window offered panoramic views of the magnificent St. Lawrence River and islands dotting the seascape. That’s within reach at the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel, with 105 rooms and suites, including many queen and king options with river views, and some with balconies. The hotel also features outdoor space on the edge of the charming village of Clayton, perfect for leisurely walks or scenic conference call backgrounds! The hotel features complimentary wifi throughout the property and a business center for any office needs. Clayton

Giacomo Hotel (Greater Niagara)

The art deco facade of the Giacomo Hotel

The most romantic of locations, Niagara Falls offers an ideal escape for a couple looking to work by day and spend quality time together by night. At the Giacomo, an elegant boutique hotel located in a historic Art Deco building a short walk from Niagara Falls, take advantage of free wifi and a business center, then enjoy the perks of couples-themed packages that include rose petal displays at turndown and in-room champagne. Niagara Falls

Nomo Soho (NYC)

A hotel room with white furniture and blue carpeting at Nomo Soho
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This pet-friendly boutique hotel near Manhattan’s bustling SoHo neighborhood adapted its balconies and common spaces to luxurious workspaces as part of its Your Place initiative. Whether you’re staying the week, a night, or even for a four- or eight-hour “workaway” day, you’ll have access to broadband wifi, concierge services including printing, and discounts on food and drinks from Nomo Kitchen and room service. Add in a fitness center and you have everything you need for an upgraded work-from-home experience, complete with New York City skyline views! Manhattan

Chautauqua Harbor Hotel (Chautauqua-Allegheny)

A small lighthouse (inset) with Chautauqua Harbor Hotel in the distance
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Daydreaming about a remote workspace with lakefront views, places to spread out, and easy access to great food and coffee? This nine-acre property with 1,100 feet of shoreline along Chautauqua Lake is the perfect solution! The hotel features 135 rooms and suites, many with sweeping views of the lake, free wifi, a business center, and coffee and tea stations for quick breaks. When you’re done working, dine on-site or take advantage of the hotel’s Hilarious Getaway package, which includes two tickets to the nearby National Comedy Center. Celoron

Turning Stone Resort Casino (Central New York)

The Turning Stone’s Work Away From Home Package, available Sunday-Thursday, offers an attractive mix of work and play. The package includes accommodations at The Lodge at Turning Stone, an all-suite hotel with high-speed wifi and a spacious lobby, and a $100 resort credit per night for after-work enjoyment. The resort also keeps an AV tech team on-site for support, so you’ll never have to worry when the camera quits before your next video meeting. Verona

Baron’s Cove (Long Island)

A living room in the Baron's Cove Hotel
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Here’s a unique remote work option: Cape Resorts’ Baron’s Cove in the charming village of Sag Harbor offers 120 days or more starting at $85 per night, to be used consecutively or even sporadically for those who prefer to come and go. The “Key to the Hamptons” deal gives access to the property’s village, garden, pet-friendly, and even harborfront rooms, some with private garden areas, and all convenient to shops, restaurants, and the scenic harborfront. Sag Harbor

The Roundtree (Long Island)

A room with table, plants and chairs at the Roundtree
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A luxury boutique hotel experience in the heart of the Hamptons, the Roundtree is offering special perks for those who book stays of seven days or longer. The package includes accommodations with private entrances, use of standing desks and printers, laundry service, coffee and cookie breaks, and more. It’s kid-friendly, too, so parents can work while children take on remote learning. When the work and school day ends or a day off allows, enjoy access to tennis, golf, fishing, hiking, and sailing. The rooms and cottages also include high-speed wifi, magnificent views, and luxe furnishings. Amagansett

The Century House (Capital-Saratoga)

A room at the Century House with two beds and a work desk

Want to get away and work remotely for a day, a week, or a month near Albany without committing to staying in a hotel? The Century House has options for you! The hotel offers three different “work from here” packages, allowing for those who want to spend the day working at The Century House or even booking by the month to take advantage of amenities such as unlimited coffee, access to conference rooms, and dining discounts at the on-site restaurant. The hotel has rooms and suites for those who prefer to stay overnight, as well as pet-friendly, extended stay, and other accommodation needs. Latham

The Lake House on Canandaigua (Finger Lakes)

Opened in summer 2020, this sparkling new resort is attracting remote workers not only with its lakefront location and proximity to Finger Lakes wineries, but with a “Residence Redefined” package that takes care of all your needs. Pay for three nights and get a fourth night free this winter, including daily breakfast and a wellness activity such as a yoga class. Rooms are equipped with Chromecast, and the sprawling property’s wifi allows for working or remote learning from multiple picturesque locations, including the stately and quiet Library Bar and the well-lit, open-air lobby. Canandaigua