Amazing airstreams, glorious glamping, haunted inns, camping with wolves—the Hudson Valley is full of dreamy, one-of-a-kind places to lay your head. Peruse this list, and perhaps you’ll discover an invigorating new way to recharge.
Hotel Caravana, Amenia
A time traveler’s dream—this decked-out, vintage airstream camper at Hotel Caravana is calling you to take a break from the norm. Feel free to take in nightly double features at the adjacent Four Brothers Drive-In Theatre, enjoy family swing and mini golf, hop on a bicycle or simply chill out in the hammock. Teepee for two, also available!
Cedar Lakes Estate, Port Jervis
Applauded for its farm-to-table menus, rustic elegance, and private pastoral setting—Cedar Lakes Estate offers 13 enchanting luxury cottages, a modern barn and breathtaking venues for weddings and retreats—available seasonally. Prepare to be inspired at this 500-acre, former Team USA Olympic training camp and enjoy the lakes, pools, hiking and biking trails, tennis and basketball courts—not to mention movies under the stars, bonfire pits and guided yoga classes.
Sleeping With Wolves, South Salem
This family-friendly, seasonal adventure offers nature-lovers the experience of a lifetime. Camp out under the stars while serenaded by the nighttime chatter of the 20+ wolves that call the Wolf Conservation Center home. Enjoy movies and fireside snacks, then attend a pizza party “hosted” by ambassador wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr.
The Shanley Hotel, Napanoch
Located in the foothills of the Shawangunk Mountains, the Shanley Hotel has been described as the most haunted location of the East Coast. This historic 10-room bed & breakfast with private and shared baths—has hosted several famous (and infamous) guests—many of whom apparently “still linger in the corridors.”
Bricktown Inn Bed & Breakfast, Haverstraw
Located on the banks of the Hudson River, this charming Victorian Bed and Breakfast, circa 1868, has recently been renovated to include all modern amenities without compromising original architectural features such as the mahogany staircase, 10 ½ ‘ ceilings, and plaster moldings. Visitors enjoy home-cooked breakfasts by owner Michelle Natale, along with freshly baked scones and Victorian teas.
Chuang Yen Monastery, Carmel
Situated on 200 scenic acres, this large monastery is part of the Buddhist Association of the United States (BAUS)—a non-denominational organization dedicated to promoting the Buddha’s teachings in the United States. A few times a year, retreats and spiritual mind-and-body related health workshops are held—lasting from 1 to 21 days. Serious meditators (18 and older) may apply for one of these truly unique experiences. Bring a sleeping bag. Leave your phone at home.
Lushna at Eastwind, Windham
Inspired by the Scandinavian notion of camping without sacrificing comforts—the Lusha offering at Eastwind promises to please. Each thoughtfully designed cabin with private bath, queen bed and sauna is outfitted with Frette linens, Faribault wool blankets, and Zenology bath products–all to enhance a naturally indulgent experience in the Catskills. Well-behaved pets are welcome, at an additional rate.
The Morgan State House, Albany
This restored 1884 New York style mansion was the lifelong home of artist and activist Alice Morgan Wright who resided there from 1888 until her death in 1975. Designed by R.W. Gibson for her wealthy father Henry Wright— the building’s peaked gables and intricate interior details reflect the architect’s refined Japanese aesthetic. Rooms with sleigh beds, working fireplaces and sweeping views of Washington Park round out the enchanting experience.
Aqua Vista Campground, Petersburg
Located on the Little Hoosic River in the Taconic Valley–this family RV park campground with planned activities has 156 sites to offer. Spend the day trying to catch the biggest fish or make the biggest splash in the outdoor pool. Then clean up with the on-site hot showers and laundry facilities.
Wm. Farmer and Sons, Hudson
Located in the heart of historic Hudson, this intimate 10-room hotel exudes
eclectic charm and comfort. The refurbished 1830s inn features a full-service coffee shop, authentic farm-to-table cuisine and craft cocktails. It’s been said that once you step inside the cozy, coppery barroom—you’ll never want to leave.