Hudson Valley

For a healing mix of history and country, the Hudson Valley combines the small-city delights of Kingston, Woodstock, and Rhinebeck with a Hudson River cruise, a stroll across the Walkway over the Hudson, a hike in the Catskills, or the more extreme sports of sky diving and rockclimbing in the “Gunks.”

Winter offers superb skiing in Belleayre and Windham and Hunter Mountains. Destinations include the Culinary Institute of America, the FDR Mansion at Hyde Park, the Taste of New Paltz, the Garlic Festival in Saugerties and the Shawangunk wine trail. Notable resorts include Mohonk Mountain House, Emerson Resort & Spa, and the Pinegrove Dude Ranch

Featured lodgings

Emerson Resort & Spa. 50 rm resort in Mount Tremper.     One of the Hudson Valley's most splendid resorts! Select private, adults-only inn, or family-friendly lodge accommodations, with a world-class spa. Set beside a stream in the Catskill Mountains. Close to Woodstock and Phoenicia.

Honors Haven Resort Spa. 250 rm resort in Ellenville.     Full-service resort and lake set in beautiful 250-acre natural amphitheater. Championship golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. Pool, full service spa. Menu includes American, European, Kosher Style and Asian Fusion dishes.

The Thompson House. 80 rm resort in Windham.     Run by the fifth generation of the Thompson family, this handsome campus of buildings plus 15 acres provides fun for all the family. 18-hole putting green, large outdoor pool, biking, hiking, excellent golf and skiing nearby. All rooms renovated.

Christman�s Windham House. 40 rm b&b in Windham.     This handsome Greek Revival inn, the oldest continuously-operating inn in the Catskills, looks out over its own 27-hole golf course. More recent buildings provide additionial rooms. Open year round, for skiing, hiking and golf.

Hotel Vienna. 30 rm hotel in Windham.  This European-style chalet is close to golf and winter skiing. The large indoor pool and Jacuzzi are heated and available year-round, in the summer there's a landscaped deck to lounge on. The rooms are spacious, some face north over the Catskill Mountains.

Albergo Allegria Inn. 21 rm inn in Windham.     This magnificent fusion of two Victorian houses makes up a spacious and gracious inn, offering both smaller rooms and large suites with jacuzzis and fireplaces. It overlooks both a golf course and the ski slopes. The AAA rated it 4 diamonds, "exceptional".

Inn at Lake Joseph. 14 rm inn south of Monticello. Romantic Victorian country inn set on a 250 acre private lake, secluded yet only two hours from NYC. Summer & winter recreational facilities, most rooms with personal whirlpools,  sun decks and fireplaces.

Pinegrove Dude Ranch. 110 rm resort in Kerhonkson.  All inclusive family-fun ranch on 600 acre preserve. Sports and entertainments for all ages, plus Wild-West style trail riding and cattle drives. Expert instruction. Enjoy communal cookouts in great countryside. In winter, plenty of snow activities.