Whether you are craving a trip to the mountains, a few days on a lake, or a romantic weekend on a quiet country estate, there are many amazing options in New York.

Head to the Adirondacks if you love fresh mountain air, visit the Hudson Valley to hike through beautiful forests, explore the Finger Lakes wine country, or check into a stylish inn in the Hamptons, NY to relax in the sun.

1. Inns of Aurora

Inns of Aurora
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Tucked away on the shores of Lake Cayuga, the historic Village of Aurora is a wonderful choice for an unforgettable romantic getaway. The village is a designated National Historic District where you will find 5 perfect inns from which to choose. The flagship property is the elegant Aurora Inn, which was built in 1833. It offers an excellent blend of charm and luxury. The other inns include E.B. Morgan House (1858), Rowland House (1903), Zabriskie House (1904) and Wallcourt Hall (1909). All five inns offer the perfect ambiance for a romantic getaway and all offer access to the fabulous Inns of Aurora Spa, several bars and eateries, winery tours and wonderful outdoor experiences.

391 Main Street, Aurora, NY 13026, Phone: 315 364 8888

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2. Glenmere Mansion, Chester

Glenmere Mansion, Chester
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Glenmere Mansion, a member of Relais & Chateaux, is situated on a 150-acre estate with Glenmere Lake views, giving guests the opportunity to explore the land with romantic strolls or relax at the full-service spa. The retreat was built in 1911 for industrialist Robert Goelet and is about one hour by car from New York City. The mansion features elegant furnishings, a sweeping marble staircase and a private art collection.

There are 18 guest accommodations, including premium suites, junior suites, superior bedrooms, and deluxe bedrooms. Every room is slightly different, and they are arranged with fine antiques, private art, sumptuous beds, and unique furnishings. All rooms have heated floors in the marble baths, custom Italian linens, high-speed Internet, iPod docking stations, and other modern amenities.

Guests can spend a relaxing afternoon at The Spa at Glenmere Mansion and dine at one of the restaurants on site. The atmosphere of the Supper Room is romantic and intimate. Frogs End has a full bar and light and informal meals; the Cortile is ideal for dinner parties, lunch, or dinner. Guests have to be 18 or older to stay at the hotel.

634 Pine Hill Rd, Chester, NY 10918, 845-469-1900

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3. NY Getaway: The Maidstone, East Hampton

NY Getaway: The Maidstone, East Hampton
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The Maidstone showcases its Scandinavian heritage creating an eclectic space for couples to discover and enjoy. There are a total of three cottages and 16 rooms, each of which was individually designed with inspiration from a Scandinavian celebrity. The rooms feature handcrafted Hastens pillows and beds, all-natural toiletries, aromatherapy burners and essential oils, an electric kettle, a French press, and a minibar. Guests can sip complimentary organic coffee, complimentary Maidstone Darjeeling tea, or purchase wine and champagne from the Wolffer Estate and take advantage of a shared DVD library.

The hotel is designed to make you feel welcomed and has a “Scandinavian Cozy” theme that includes Scandinavian trinkets and influences as well as traditional designs with comfortable chairs and couches. Guests also get to enjoy complimentary yoga, beach parking, Kronan bikes, a concierge, a spa, a library, and there is even a place for well-behaved pets. Every morning, guests are welcome to have breakfast from the continental Scandinavian buffet with the option of adding items from the menu.

207 Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937, 631-324-5006

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4. Romantic Getaways in New York: 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel

Romantic Getaways in New York: 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel
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1000 Islands Harbor Hotel is one of Upstate New York's few AAA Four-Diamond luxury resorts, located in the charming city of Clayton along the banks of the picturesque St. Lawrence River. The hotel, which provides convenient walking access to area attractions such as the Clayton Opera House, the Antique Boat Museum, and Boldt and Singer Castles, features spacious guest rooms and suites with pristine wood floors, flat screen televisions, and private balconies with river views. Upgraded rooms offer whirlpool tubs, wet bars, and living room space. Guests can choose from a variety of onsite dining options, including the upscale Seaway Grille, the casual Riverside Patio, and the relaxing 1000 Islands Bar. More ideas: Beaches Near NYC

200 Riverside Dr, Clayton, NY 13624, Phone: 315-686-1100

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5. Mount Merino Manor Bed & Breakfast, Hudson

Mount Merino Manor Bed & Breakfast, Hudson
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With fireplaces throughout the Victorian home and stone pillars to complete the picture of refinement, Mount Merino Manor in Hudson provides couples with a charming vacation experience where they can make the most of a weekend of romance. Visitors have their choice of seven spacious suites and guest rooms to select from with features such as spa-jetted showers, whirlpool tubs, candle-lit fireplaces and beautiful views. Each room has individualized decor featuring period pieces, fine fabrics, and other beautiful furniture pieces. There is Wi-Fi throughout the manor and guests are welcome to use the plush robes, Egyptian cotton towels, soothing bath salts, and aromatherapy bath products.

The bed and breakfast’s property includes 100 acres of woodlands, offering shade as well as secluded spots. The manor and surrounding woodlands provides guests with stunning views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains. You can watch the sunset from the wrap-around porch or play a game, read a book, or watch a movie in the cozy parlor. Every morning, guests are served a full country-style gourmet breakfast in the well-lit dining room. Breakfast includes home baked breads or muffins, seasonal fresh fruit, a hot entrée, local bacon, and fresh eggs. R

4317 NY-23, Hudson, NY 12534, 518-828-5583

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6. The Chalet of Canandaigua, Canandaigua

The Chalet of Canandaigua, Canandaigua
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This luxury boutique bed and breakfast is surrounded by wooded hills in Canandaigua within the Finger Lakes region. There are three bedroom suites to select from, each with a fireplace, king-sized bed, soaking tub, and full walk-in shower, making them perfect for a romantic weekend. Each room is also equipped with microwaves, refrigerators, coffee and tea makers, Wi-Fi and climate control. Some rooms have sitting areas, balconies, kitchenettes, gas stoves, and space for an extra guest on a pullout queen sofa.

The inn’s private location gives visitors the opportunity to enjoy romantic walks along the trails, strolls by the ponds, or take excursions to wineries and other nearby attractions. There is a romantic balloon ride that leaves from the chalet so you don’t have to worry about transportation. There are also numerous nearby trails, places to golf, and skiing in the winter.

3770 NY-21, Canandaigua, NY 14424, 585-394-9080

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7. Romantic Getaways in New York: The Phoenix Inn Resort

Romantic Getaways in New York: The Phoenix Inn Resort
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The Phoenix Inn Resort (formerly The Copperfield Inn Resort) is one of the top places to stay in the Adirondacks. There are a total of 31 guest rooms and suites to select from, including standard queen and king rooms, executive king rooms, demi suites, fireplace suites, and townhouse suites. All rooms are oversized and have luxurious bathrooms, flat screen TVs, a DVD player, satellite entertainment, an electronic safe, a ski rack, and a radio alarm clock. Some suites also have Swedish showers, whirlpool tubs, private balconies and/or fireplaces, plush terry cloth robes, and refrigerators.

The resort has free wireless Internet, a tennis court, a heated swimming pool, a hot tub, an indoor sauna, and spa services in the health and fitness center. Guests can relax by the fire in the sitting room or take advantage of the seasonal shuttle to Gore Mountain. There is a restaurant at the hotel.

307 Main St, North Creek, NY 12853, 518-251-2200

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8. Seatuck Cove House

Seatuck Cove House
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The Seatuck Cove House Bed and Breakfast is a stunning waterfront getaway, with panoramic views of the water, including Seatuck Cove and Moriches Bay. You have the option of choosing from one room or four suites at this bed and breakfast. Some of the suites feature two bedrooms while others have a single room plus a sitting room. Each has its own unique furnishings, and you can select a room with a private balcony, whirlpool tub, or stone fireplace.

During the day, relax on the lounge chairs along the beach and listen to the gentle surf washing up on the sand. There are also warm beverages available at all times, a pool, a pool table, and pickup services from nearby airports and train stations. Every morning there is a full, three-course breakfast featuring gourmet dishes, which is followed by a continental breakfast for those who cannot make it to the three-course meal.

61 S Bay Ave, Eastport, NY 11941, 631-325-3300

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9. The Mansion Inn, Rock City Falls

The Mansion Inn, Rock City Falls
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The Mansion Inn in Saratoga transports guests back in time with six fireplaces, original gas chandeliers, and an unsigned Tiffany chandelier. There are eight unique rooms for guests to choose room, some of which have whirlpool tubs or private decks and most of which have beautiful views of the grounds and surrounding scenery. All the rooms have antique beds which have been retrofitted to hold queen or king beds, and each room has private bathroom facilities, clock radios, free Wi-Fi, exclusive French bath amenities from L’Occitane, fine bedding, and individual air conditioning.

The entire building has been decorated and furnished with Victorian antiques and there are two formal parlors where you can enjoy a glass of wine or socialize with other guests. The library features relaxing seating options, books, and a grand piano. If you prefer, you can relax by the pond where you will find swans and a cascading stream. There is a complimentary innkeeper’s reception every evening, and you have the option of adding a range of packages to your stay such as romantic snacks, cakes, or wines. More weekend getaways from NYC.

801 Route 29, Rock City Falls, NY 12863, 888-996-9977

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10. The Inn at Erlowest, Lake George

The Inn at Erlowest, Lake George
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An intimate weekend at The Inn at Erlowest gives couples the chance to stay in a turn-of-the-century Queen Anne stone castle right along historic Lake George in the Adirondack Mountains. There are a total of ten guest rooms, each of which has been restored and furnished with turn-of-the-century antiques. Each room is slightly different; some have views of the lake, gas fireplaces, and whirlpool tubs for two. Most rooms have spacious private baths, king beds with canopies, whirlpool bathtubs, gas fireplaces, hardwood floors, Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs. Upon arrival, guests are greeted with complimentary champagne as a welcome to The Inn at Erlowest.

Daily breakfast includes tea, coffee, whole fruit, pastries, and more. For years, The Inn at Erlowest has been known for its culinary excellence. You can have dinner next to the fireplace, watch the kitchen from the Chef’s Table, or enjoy private dining in the Wood Room. All ingredients are local and seasonal, and add impactful flavor to the contemporary dishes served with an extensive wine list.

3178 Lake Shore Dr, Lake George, NY 12845, 518-668-5928

11. Sherwood Inn, Skaneateles

Sherwood Inn, Skaneateles
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The Sherwood Inn began as a stagecoach stop in 1807. Today, the building is fully restored with pegged wood floors, four fireplaces, fine wood detailing, and antique furniture. It can be found along the scenic Skaneateles Lake. There are 25 guest rooms, each of which is meticulously and individually decorated to create a charming and cozy environment. Some of the rooms include amenities such as fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, oak armoires, canopy beds, lakeside views, and/or sleeper sofas, and there are even adjoining rooms if necessary.

The menu at the Sherwood Inn is seasonal, and serves different specialties throughout the year, such as the Baked Scrod Christopher and Yankee Pot Roast. Guests are welcome to a complimentary continental breakfast in the dining room or Lakeview Porch. You can also enjoy lunch, dinner, or a Seafood Raw Bar on Fridays in the Tavern. The Main Dining Room has a romantic wood-burning fireplace.

26 W Genesee St, Skaneateles, NY 13152, 315-685-3405

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12. Romantic Getaway Near Me: The Inn at Lake Joseph, Forestburgh

Romantic Getaway Near Me: The Inn at Lake Joseph, Forestburgh
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The Inn at Lake Joseph in the Catskills is a beautiful lakeside retreat with 16 romantic rooms and cottages. This upstate New York getaway is pet-friendly which means that you can bring your pooch along on your relaxing trip surrounded by mountains and lakes. Rooms are located either in the lodge, cottage, or carriage house, and each displays a unique decor. Amenities vary slightly from room to room, but include options such as wide-screen HDTV with premium channels, Sirius satellite radio, wireless Internet, a fireplace, whirlpool tub, private sundecks, and two-person whirlpool baths,. Some rooms have their own coffeemaker, refrigerator, and microwave and all have access to the guest kitchen.

You will find snacks and lunch set up 24 hours a day, and there is always a hot breakfast in the morning. A 2,000-acre forest sits just next to the inn, providing opportunities for hiking along numerous trails. You can also go snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, fishing, kayaking, play tennis, go boating, or swim in the pool or lake. Other amenities include a billiard room, games room, library, outdoor fire pit, and the ability to rent equipment such as bikes, kayaks, volleyballs, and more.

162 St Josephs Rd, Forestburgh, NY 12777, 845-791-9506

13. Batcheller Mansion Inn, Saratoga Springs

Batcheller Mansion Inn, Saratoga Springs
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The Batcheller Mansion Inn is located in the center of Saratoga Springs along Congress Park and gives guests the chance appreciate an elegant mixture of living history and atmosphere in a Victorian home. Throughout the building you will find period pieces, hand-carved marble fireplaces and original furnishings. Guests can select from one of nine rooms to stay in - there are standard, superior, and deluxe rooms available. Each room is slightly different and all are named after famous individuals who have visited the Batcheller Mansion.

Every guest gets to enjoy a full breakfast cooked to order in the morning. You can also relax in the foyer, the parlor with 12-foot French windows, the dining room, a library with heirloom chairs, or the numerous porches. During your visit, you can take advantage of spa services from the comfort of your room or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, go on a mansion tour to learn more about its history.

20 Circular St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, 518-584-7012

14. Romantic Getaways in New York: Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat, Lake Clear

Romantic Getaways in New York: Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat, Lake Clear
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Lake Clear Lodge and Retreat is designed as a relaxing escape that lets you enjoy indoor amenities when you’re not exploring the nearby Adirondacks. Each of the rooms has a unique story and is eco-conscious. Couples can book one of the two B&B-style chalets, 3 rooms, 3 private chalets, or 5 suites with lake views. Accommodation options also include private chalets, two lake view suites, or a one-bedroom lake view suite. The private artisan chalets have fireplaces, and some have saunas, whirlpools, and lakeside views. The lake view artisan suites have dens, and several include whirlpools and fireplaces. The B&B rooms in the 1886 main lodge each have a private bath. You can also rent the full Lake House or Guest House.

The Lodge hosts discovery workshops throughout the year, and you can also go scuba diving, canoeing, biking, hiking, kayaking, golfing, horseback riding, or explore the area with a guided adventure. If you prefer winter activities, there is ice fishing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, downhill skiing, skijoring, tobogganing, and snowmobiling. The on-site restaurant serves all meals and has seasonal Adirondack dishes. You can also have a drink in the Wine and Beer Cellar.

6319 NY-30, Lake Clear, NY 12945, 518-891-1489

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15. Winter Clove Inn, Round Top

Winter Clove Inn, Round Top
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Winter Clove Inn is an all-inclusive getaway nestled between the Hudson Valley and the Northern Catskill Wilderness Preserve, making it the ideal spot to appreciate the surrounding nature. There are 50 rooms in the three-story wooden building, which dates back to the 19th century. The Main Inn has a large living room and is the center of activity while the Oaks Lodge has a familiar, homey atmosphere and a common room on each floor with a mini-fridge and TV/DVD player. The Carriage House is a three-bedroom suite featuring two baths and is perfect for families.

The inn also has an expansive front lawn, large porch, and gorgeous landscaping. There are rocking chairs to lounge in while taking in views of the Hudson River, as well as an outdoor pool, heated indoor pool, waterfall, tennis court, basketball court, playground, antique bowling alley, 9-hole golf course, shuffleboard court, hiking trails, and cross-country skiing. Every stay includes three meals per day, so you never have to worry about finding somewhere to eat. If you are looking for affordable weekend getaways in Upstate NY, ask about all-inclusive rates at the Winter Clove Inn. More Hudson Valley day trips

557 Winter Clove Rd, Round Top, NY 12473, 518-622-3267

16. Romantic Getaways in New York: The Red Coach Inn

Romantic Getaways in New York: The Red Coach Inn
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The Red Coach Inn is a historic hotel overlooking the gorgeous Upper Rapids of Niagara Falls. This Inn dates back to 1923 and has the atmosphere of an English country house with a Tudor exterior. Guests have a choice between guest rooms, one-bedroom suites, or two-bedroom suites, and each of the accommodations has unique decorations with gorgeous restored pieces and antiques. A majority of the suites have canopy beds, kitchens, and fireplaces and every room has air conditioning, a whirlpool tub, terrycloth robes, and toiletries from England.

Sit back on the enclosed porch of the Rapids Room to get a great view of the panoramic Niagara Rapids or take advantage of the library in the Fireside Room. Breakfast is included with every stay, and you can also have lunch or dinner in the on-site restaurant. The Grill Room has a natural stone fireplace, making your dining experience warm and cozy, or you can eat by the koi pond and garden on the patio in the summer. R

2 Buffalo Ave, Niagara Falls, NY 14303, 716-282-1459

17. Hobbit Hollow Farm, Skaneateles

Hobbit Hollow Farm, Skaneateles
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Hobbit Hollow sits on top of a hill, presenting guests with beautiful views of the meadows below as well as Skaneateles Lake and the nearby vineyards. This Colonial Revival farmhouse dates back to the turn of the century and has five guest rooms that are comfortable, elegant, and fitted with period furniture. You will find private baths, four-poster beds, and antique accessories, adding the finishing touch to your romantic getaway. Depending on the room you select, you might enjoy a full, queen, or king-size bed, gas fireplace, whirlpool tub, soaking tub, walk-in shower, and/or private verandah.

Every guest room has a private bath as well as personal amenities and spa robes to help you relax. Rooms are also equipped with air conditioning, wireless Internet, and private phones. Guests can enjoy views of the farm stables, meadow, or lake and complimentary access to snowshoes. There are light refreshments in the afternoon and a full country breakfast in the morning.

3061 W Lake Rd, Skaneateles, NY 13152, 315-685-2791

18. The Black Sheep Inn and Spa, Hammondsport

The Black Sheep Inn and Spa, Hammondsport
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The Black Sheep Inn and Spa is a romantic getaway for couples looking to explore the Finger Lakes Wine Country, giving them all the comforts of a historic home. Each of the five guestrooms has a unique style and design with monogrammed robes and plush towels in the private bathrooms. You can select from a room with a full, queen, or king-size bed and all rooms have handmade organic soaps in the bathroom.

The spa offers a range of indulging experiences such as massages with handcrafted products. If you find shopping more appealing, there is a Mercantile on site, perfect for buying souvenirs. The nourishing breakfast served every morning comes from local, organic farmers with all of the ingredients traveling no more than 50 miles to reach the Inn. The kitchen can accommodate most dietary restrictions. You can enjoy a lunch or dinner on site or as a picnic. If you find yourself wanting to explore a little, the inn arranges luxury excursions to nearby areas, such as trails, wineries and microbreweries.

8329 Pleasant Valley Rd, Hammondsport, NY 14840, 607-569-3767

19. 34 State Historic Luxury Suites Skaneateles

34 State Historic Luxury Suites Skaneateles
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The picturesque village of Skaneateles on the Skaneateles Lake is a delight for all senses. It is the place that inspired famous painter John Barrow to create some of his most spectacular landscapes. The house in which he lived, built in 1834, is today the home of 34 State Historic Luxury Suites, an opulent, luxurious bed and breakfast that will envelop you in the unexpected comfort and coziness of a real home. Wonderfully decorated with art and antiques, with such special touches as a grand piano and a gas fireplace, the inn combines the luxury of a high-class hotel and the welcoming feel of a luxury home.

Two spacious suites have private entrances, large living space, opulent bedrooms and modern bathrooms. Period pieces of antiques go hand in hand with all modern amenities. Fresh juices, coffee, and tea are available for the guests in the downstairs common spaces all day long. There is a guest pantry with undercounter refrigerators, commercial ice maker and MacKenzie Childs dinnerware. Stroll through the village to the Skaneateles library to see some of the John Barrows masterpieces.

34 State Street Rd, Skaneateles, NY 13152, 315-730-4690

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Attraction Spotlight: Burchfield Penney Art Center

The Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo is a truly one-of-a-kind experience that features a dedicated and ever-changing array of exhibitions. Still in its relative youth, the gallery only opened in 2008, it has already established itself among the other cultural hubs vying for your attention in the heart of the museum district.

Taking its name from famous watercolorist Charles E. Burchfield, it also has an extensive collection of his works while even the building itself abides his naturalistic philosophy. From the deliberate colour palette, big open spaces, long straight hallways, and even ceiling lights arranged in the constellation of Orion, the building is a beautiful sight. It is also the first green certified art museum in New York State, an accolade Burchfield himself would have been proud of.

The works of art on display are on constant rotation, changing up to 30 times a year, sourced from both the art center’s collection in addition to loaned exhibitions and temporary displays. No matter how often you visit, no two trips will be the same. The museum also has a particular focus on local art and champions art on a very local level, thus all the artwork on display was created by local artists or in the surrounding area, and so you can feel a real sense of authenticity and home pride as you tour the incredibly differing styles and paintings.

Located opposite the Albright-Knox Museum of Art, a visit to the Burchefield can easily be enjoyed as part of a day out that immerses you in culture, art, and creativity.


1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14222, Phone: 716-878-6011

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