New York has no shortage of fabulous places to stay, but if you're looking for something truly unique -- whether it's one-of-a-kind decor or fascinating history -- these lodging options will put a special twist on your upcoming New York State getaway.
This 140-year-old gem just got a face lift with a three-and-a-half year restoration. The Adelphi Hotel is the last surviving hotel of Saratoga Springs’ “golden age” and it’s located perfectly for exploring downtown by foot. For an extra unique treat starting January 25, enjoy a cocktail at the Ice Bar every Thursday, Friday and Saturday (as long as mother nature cooperates).
Scribner’s Catskills Lodge has been welcoming in adventurers ever since 1966, and all of the 38 rooms in this former swanky ski lodge include unique features like sunken living rooms, lofted sleeping areas or fire places. And guests don’t have to travel far from their room for excellent dining: On-site restaurant Prospect serves up yummy cocktails and tasty dinners nightly.
Looking for a storybook getaway? Head to Foxfire Mountain House for a boho-chic Catskill hideaway that’s over 100 years old -- though it’s been operating in its current incarnation since 2016. The ten-acre site is popping with photo opportunities, from the natural lily pool to the beautiful guest rooms stocked with hand-made furniture. It’s no wonder this place tends to book up with weddings during the summer. (Translation: Book your stay now!)
Check out the Mill House Inn in the Hamptons for your home away from home in this iconic summer community -- which also happens to be pretty lovely in the winter. Here you’ll wake up to home baked cookies, freshly squeezed juice and a warm welcome from the friendly innkeepers.
Every room in the Queen Anne style mansion Union Gables Inn is unique, decked out with vintage furnishings and fixtures. But this kid- and pet-friendly place is far from stuffy: It’s been awarded the Tripadvisor Award of Excellence and certified as a Green Leader Hotel.
The 1850 House Inn and Tavern is not your average B&B. This legendary Ulster County Hotel has a rich history within Rosendale, having been open for two centuries. Within its 10 guest rooms, you’ll discover oversized antique photographs and postcards from the collections of Rosendale families.
The Red Coach Inn is the perfect destination for vacationers looking for a great stay near Niagara Falls. And when we say “near”, we actually mean it’s approximately 300 yards from the falls itself. Opened for business in 1923, this English style inn is the perfect Niagara escape for the whole family.
Located near the legendary Pheonicia Diner, this boutique hotel is a beautifully understated Catskills escape, welcoming vacation goers looking for a relaxing weekend in the woods. At the Graham and Co. enjoy amenities like free bikes, swimming, badminton courts, firepits, tubing and even skiing.
This 75 acre Hudson Valley retreat is best known for its extraordinary spa and farm-to-table eats. Book a stay for a relaxing weekend escape, a week-long retreat or special private event at Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa.
Overlooking Esopus Creek, Emerson Resort and Spa offers hiking, biking, tubing, fishing, outdoor concerts and, uniquely, the world’s largest kaleidoscope. The spa offers a wide variety of massage and skincare offerings, including services designed for teens and expecting moms.
11. Belhurst Castle
Stay in a real 1880s castle on the shores of Seneca Lake, in the heart of Finger Lakes wine country. Belhurst offers a variety of rooms fit for kings and queens, as well as two on-site restaurants, a spa, and a winery.
Take a break and breathe in life at Mirbeau Inn and Spa in the Finger Lakes. After indulging in fine French cuisine, stroll in a garden inspired by Claude Monet’s in Giverny.