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Celebrate Hiking Weather at These Pastoral BnBs!

Slowly but surely winter is ending, and the advent of warmer weather can only mean one thing for upstaters: Hiking! A solid hike at some of our great nature preserves is perhaps the one thing that really can’t be enjoyed as much in urban areas. The solitude of nature and serene calm of rustling branches and yeah, yeah, yeah you’re saying, give it a rest Thoreau. Waxing poetic aside, here are three great bed and breakfasts with exceptional access to some of the best hiking in the area. Book your stays early because it’s only getting warmer!


Price/night: $200 + up
Accommodations: 3 Bedrooms
Max guests: 6+
Min stay: 2 nights
House description:
The High Falls is located in picturesque, you guessed it, High Falls New York. Nestled in between Rosendale and Stone Ridge, High Falls is often overlooked, but for our money is one the best little towns in the valley. This gorgeous property is located just a couple minutes from the town of High Falls, located on 4+ acres of undeveloped forest with excellent access to local hiking trails that include a waterfall, which is definitely one of the top 5 best things for a hiking trail to include. The decor is also top notch, with a great balance between rustic and more modern touches.


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Escape Upstate to a Winter Rental Retreat

There are lots of reasons to rent a vacation pad in upstate New York during the wintertime. For starters, sitting by roaring fire watching the snowflakes gently fall can be a transcendent experience. What better place to make that happen than tucked away in the mountains, or nestled into a cozy cabin in the Hudson Valley? There’s also the fact that many rentals that operate year-round drop their rates during the winter, meaning you can get your dreamy getaway at a much more reasonable price than during the high season. The exception, of course, is renting near the ski slopes. Some places available for rent near winter recreation destinations, like Hunter Mountain, actually raise their rates from December to April, so it’s good to shop around. We do. A lot. Even though we’re not going anywhere. We just like to dream about where we’d go if we did, and here’s a handful of rentals we could easily see ourselves bearing out the cold winter chill, far away from it all.

The High Falls, appropriately named, is just a hop and a skip from the charming Ulster County hamlet of High Falls. The interior is stylish and comfortable, and the rental’s surroundings are pretty as a picture. Min. 2 night stay and accommodates 8 (3 beds/1.5 baths). Standard rates are $200/night and $1300/week. Book on VRBO and look at more pictures.

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Mid-century amazingness @ Lost & Found in Stone Ridge, NY

What a cute store.  Amazing mid-century antiques featuring modern designs of the 50's, 60's and 70's.  From furniture, art to housewares, this store has it all!  Check out our photos below!

3955 U.S. 209 Stone Ridge, NY 12484
Tel: (845) 687-4101

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Local and tasty! Hopped Up Cafe

What a sweet bar and restaurant.  Hopped Up Cafe  is a cozy cafe featuring a farm to table menu.

We dropped by the other day around 3pm for a couple beers and snacks and was pleasantly surprised.  We had some light ales on tap and tried their veggie hummus plate, bangers and mash, and grilled cheese sandwich.  All of which hit the spot!  

They also carried some local favorite pickles and jar'ed jams which we also grabbed a couple of.

Check out our yummy photos below! 

Open for lunch and dinner offering local smoked meats charcuterie, artisanal cheeses and daily blackboard specials dictated by the seasonal finds from the local farmers markets. Full espresso bar, homemade desserts, WI-FI and great handcrafted beer from NYS and beyond. Local music, monthly art shows featuring local artists, delicious retail items made by the locals.

2303 Lucas Turnpike, High Falls, NY // (845) 687-4750

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Jack and Lunas Cafe

Yum! Just dropped by Jack & Lunas Cafe the other day and had the best Tomato Soup , "Jacks" Turkey Sandwich (turkey breast, brie, cucumber, honey dijon on a toasted peasant bread) and a hearty salad!!

Although it's in Stone Ridge, it's only a few minutes away and totally worth the 10 min drive! 

3928 Main St, Stone Ridge, NY, United States 12484 // (845) 687-9794


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High Falls in the winter

We've started prepping the house for guests and wow is it a warm home to be in.  With views of the mountains and of Mohonk Mountain house from our deck, we couldn't be better situated.  From our living room we can cozy next to our fire place with pure forestry views outside our large windows.

With snow on the ground, it makes for a pretty hallmark holiday moment.