7 Hotel Getaways to Visit in the Catskills and Hudson Valley This Fall

We’ve seen the glow from the Harvest Moon and the leaves are turning in Upstate NY so we know it's time to start thinking about hot apple cider, hikes on crunch leaves and lots os cozy times. We’ve rounded up a list of hotels to visit ASAP!

Deer Mountain Inn views
Deer Mountain Inn views

By: Ernesto Roman, edited by Raeann Mason on 11.3.21

Deer Mountain Inn

Built in the arts-and-crafts style at the turn of the twentieth century, this classic 6-room inn sits on 168 wooded acres, including a network of hiking trails, leantos with panoramic mountain views, fire pit hangouts, making it a favorite spot to visit during the fall. The inn offers a full service restaurant and bar, enclosed by two stone woodburning fireplaces, dimmed light ambiance, Blues and soulful Americana soundtracks, and charming interior striking a balance between historic authenticity and everyday comfort — arguably one the most desirable dining destination in the Catskills. The inn also rents a 4 bedroom house with full amenities, and has plans to expand by building additional cabins next spring.

Location: Tannersville

Starting Rate: $300

Deer Mountain Inn Bar
Deer Mountain Inn Bar


Piaule is a handsome and aesthetically pleasing 24-room boutique hotel with modern, Japanese- and Scandinavian-inspired architecture. The hotel offers private cabins secluded in the woods, with clear sky views and heated stone floors. The property sits on a 50-acre site including a restaurant with impeccable interiors, a retail corner, pool, spa and wellness center where you will address all your yoga, meditation, and healing needs. It’s a place to experience the changing seasons, enjoying the nearby hiking, fly fishing, kayaking, swimming, and other outdoorsy activities,

Location: Catskill

Starting Rate: $543


Urban Cowboy Lodge

You may recognize the Cowboy by its colorful patterned wallpaper adorning most of their walls, or from their sister properties in Brooklyn and Nashville. The lodge sits on 68 acres with expansive open air spaces for all day trail-hiking, stream-swimming, and cool kid-lollygagging. Most of their suites feature sexy clawfoot bathtubs, pot belly stoves, Pendleton robes, and outdoor cedar soaking tubs on their private decks. The lodges restaurant and cantina are decorated with elaborate antlers, chandeliers, taxidermy, and rustic curiosities. Live entertainment varies from DJs spinning vinyl records, to reggae bingo and trivia.

Location: Big Indian

Starting Rate: $225



This new hotel isn’t just a  place to sleep and leave your troubles behind, Inness is designed to be home to new communities of creative individuals and families. There are 28 cabins and a 12-room farmhouse with Dutch-colonial architecture, inspired from the region’s history. Inness offers 2 pools, tennis, golf and outdoor activities for private guests and visitors alike. Here you can enjoy the tranquil landscape and vistas of rolling hills, and relaxing packages from the spa. There’s also a 100-seat restaurant for casual and private dining, with an all-day menu including dishes prepared al fresco on the property’s outdoor smokers and grills. 

Location: Accord 

Starting Rate: $304


The Maker

The Maker may be one of the most elegant, bespoke properties in the Hudson Valley. Located in the heart of historic downtown Hudson, The Maker houses 11 rooms within three historical buildings. The experience is elevated, the interiors and decor are vintage inspired, including antiques reminiscent of La Belle epoque and Art Deco periods. The Maker Cafe reminds you of a Parisian coffeehouse — the restaurant is within a glass conservatory, filled with greenery contrasting dark accents, the lounge is tucked away inside a restored 19th century carriage house with leather-clad walls and grand ceilings — homogeneous to an exclusive boudoir. It even has its own gender-neutral Fragrance Library Room including the limited-edition The Maker Hudson Eau de Parfum. The Maker gymnasium is an unusual and retro inspired space for the exploration of the mind and body, adjacent to the juice bar, offering holistic wellness with fresh juices and protein shakes.

Location: Hudson

Starting Rate: $350


Hotel Kinsley  

Hotel Kinsley is a design-forward collection of four restored historical buildings. The flagship building was originally built in the 1860’s as the home of the New York State Bank. There are a total of 10 rooms and the front desk finds itself located inside the bank’s vault, next to the beautiful wood-paneled bar. This location also houses Restaurant Kinsley, a modern oasis filled with beautiful artwork, lavish greenery, and stylish furniture. The other properties are the Pearl St Building, Fair St building, and John St Building. All four locations are in walking distance to Kingston’s best shopping, dining, farmers markets and breweries. 

Location: Kingston

Starting Rate: $299 


Hutton Brickyards

Originally, home to The Hutton Brick Works Company — providing a majority of the brick used to build 20th century NYC — today Hutton Brickyards houses slick personal cabins with incredible views around a 73 acre campus. The property offers elevated cuisine, a spa, outdoor activities, and uninterrupted waterfront vistas. Its industrial architecture offers large scale event pavilions, previously hosting sold-out concerts and markets like Field & Supply and Brooklyn’s Smorgasburg.

Location: Kingston

Starting Rate: $175


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