The Hotel: Hudson House
The Location: Cold Spring, NY
The Deal: The best time of year to feel good about the money you’re spending on a quick weekend getaway is winter. An hour north of New York City, the Hudson House is a waterfront-perched property listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This season, the hotel’s special includes two nights of accommodations, complimentary full breakfast, and a three-course dinner for two in the Tavern or River Room (live jazz on Saturday nights) for $300 total.
Whether you decide to roam the antique shops on Main Street or hike to an abandoned quarry, there is plenty to do in Cold Spring beyond cuddling by the lobby’s fire with a book or Nook. Stop into Hudson Valley Outfitters to browse the 40% off clearance items before grabbing a map and heading out to the Bull Hill/Mt. Taurus trail. Bundle up for the steep and woodsy 3.8-mile hike, within walking distance from the Cold Spring train station, that offers gorgeous Hudson Valley views of the Shawangunk mountains, Storm King, and the Catskills. After working those glutes, unwind at Brasserie Le Bouchon with some deliciously traditional moules frites.
If you’d rather not slog through the snow, unwind with a $45 facial at Eve’s Day Spa or drop in to Vikasa for a $17 pilates class or Anusara yoga class led by a certified instructor. Attend one class, get any second class free.
Valid Until: March 1 (Not including holidays/holiday weekends)
The Car-free Directions: Cold Spring is accessible from Grand Central Station via the Metro-North Railroad’s Hudson Line to Cold Spring Station. For the latest schedule click here. Roundtrip off-peak tickets are $24.50 or $32.50 for peak. For more information about things to do in Cold Spring, read oM’s article: Up the River, A Cache of Olde-World Charm
(Hudson House, 2 Main St., Cold Spring, NY 10516, 845.265.9355, hudsonhouseinn.com)
Photo: Courtesy of Paradiso76
The co-founder and editor-at-large at offMetro, Lauren is a sustainable travel specialist and freelance journalist with frequent bylines in National Geographic, Bicycling Magazine and Shape. Follow Lauren’s adventures at @laurenmati.