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Hudson Valley Love Nests for Love Birds This Valentine’s!

Updated: Jan 24, 2023


February. The month of romance. Why not surprise your honey with a special retreat that is sure to amp up the heat? If you're a travel-loving couple, Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to plan a getaway, and there are so many romantic places across the Hudson Valley to choose from. That's why we've rounded up these romantic stay places to inspire your wanderlust or, if you happen to live a short drive away, to head to on a romantic Valentine's Day's road trip.


These small town hideaways are more than just charming; they're magical (seriously, of them feel like they could have been plucked from a Hallmark movie).


Choose a cozy cabin for two at Antrim Streamside for a very, private (and steamy) country escape in Livingston Manor or a tarted up silver Airstream to cuddle together in the woods at AutoCamp Saugerties.


Fantasy your thang? Pick your pleasure from themed rooms at The Roxbury Motel (pop the question with a Tiffany in the “Golightly-a-Go-Go”; release his inner caveman in “Fred’s Lair”). Or, kick it up with a whole bungalow to boogie through (you know what we mean) at Stratton Falls (give her a lascivious love bite in "Dracula’s Fangs”; treat her like the princess she is under “Cinderella’s Gown”).


The Hudson Valley has so many unique and romantic getaways! Check out HVH’s 10 fave Stay Places for a weekend to remember!


 

AutoCamp Love Is In the (Mountain) Air at AutoCamp Catskills

Whether celebrating with your partner, friends, or even your furry companion, we have plenty of options for sharing the love this Valentine's season.

There's nothing better than being with your loved one surrounded by nature, and our cozy cabins make for an unforgettable romantic escape upstate. Book a cabin and save 20%. Use code: CABINFEVER.*


AutoCamp is making your stay extra special with:

Champagne Music Hour

Enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbles while enjoying live music in the clubhouse on Saturday, 2/10 and Saturday, 2/18 at 7PM.

Puppy Love Bouquet

Grab a treat bouquet for your furry companion by Dood Girl Co.

Valentine Package

Add-on a local bottle of Cabernet Franc, curated cheese & charcuterie plate, with two matching MiiR wine mugs for a cozy fireside date night. Available through 2/19/2023.

Special Amenities during your stay:

Luxury linens, robes, and bath towels

Luxe bath amenities by Ursa Major

Queen bed with high-thread-count linens

Private patio with grill, fire pit, and dining area

Flat-screen, smart-enabled television, plus built-in audio system with Bluetooth

Already have plans for Valentine's Day? Stay with us the weekend of Feb 20th and take

advantage of our mobile sauna pop-up with SpaFleet! * Blackout dates apply. Available for a limited time and in limited quantities. Cannot be

combined with any other discount, contract, or offer.


 

Winner of Trip Advisor’s 2021 “Top 25 Hotels in the U.S.”, imagine if Alice in Wonderland married Willy Wonka and set up residence in Oz. THAT’s what The Roxbury Experience is all about. When you open the door to your room, they want you to feel that immediacy of emotion that seeing a great film or theatrical production can produce. Only instead of just watching the production, imagine the ability to actually be IN the production. To live the fantasy… And what a better time to explore fantasies than during Valentine’s Day season? So whether you’re into vampires or genies or superheroes or fairies or trekkies or goths or cowboys or cave people or movie stars or fairy tales or dragons or castles or aliens or Greek gods or wizards or Indiana Jones (just to name a few), they are likely to have the escape from reality that you didn’t know you were looking for.


The Roxbury Experience is comprised of two locations – The Roxbury at Stratton Falls and The Roxbury Motel. The properties are two miles down the road from each other and have price points varying from $150 - $790/night depending on the type of room, suite, or cottage is selected. Each location is dedicated to whimsical, immersive, fantasy creations and both have spas with hot tubs and saunas available during your stay for an extra $20 per person. Time in the spas is reservable by appointment only to ensure privacy for your group and when you purchase a spa pass it enables you to enjoy the spas at both locations.

Although out of this world, the two hotels are surprisingly nestled in tiny rural Roxbury, a historic hamlet established in 1788 and set in the bucolic Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. Only three hours northwest of New York City, the Roxbury Experience is within close proximity to the four main ski centers of the Catskills: Plattekill Mountain (literally five minutes up the road), Belleayre Ski Center (fifteen minutes away), and Hunter and Windham Mountains (only thirty minutes away). And right on the Stratton Falls property is the 50’ waterfall that gives the site its name. Guests from either location

can walk the nature trail that surrounds the magnificent waterfall with its observation decks, grand staircases, and purposefully-created “instagram moments” scattered about its numerous nooks and crannies. During the winter months the lower half of the trail that takes guests on a journey to the base of the waterfall is closed, but the upper portion of the trail stays open year round.


Since Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday this year, take advantage of The Roxbury’s special “stay two midweek nights, get the third for free” promotion. For guests that want to experience different themes during their stay, The Roxbury allows switching rooms each night during your stay, so this year why not give your Valentine an unexpected roomcation fantasy – or two – or three?


 

The Stewart House is an idyllic waterfront escape with magnificent views of the Hudson River in Athens, NY, a quaint valley town just minutes from Hudson and Catskill and perfect for a romantic upstate getaway. Visit during the month of February and get 15% off room rates, plus a complimentary bottle of Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée champagne and a Catskill Collection six piece box of chocolates from Catskill Chocolate Company. Use the code "HVHLOVE" when booking direct online or over the phone at (518) 947-1587. Please note that onsite dining at 1883 Tavern is closed during the month of February, however there are several other local dining options nearby. Offer valid for stays 2/1/2023 - 2/28/2023. May not be combined with any other offer.


Focused on elevated, authentic style and subtle yet attentive hospitality, the Stewart House is an architectural gem and haven of modern amenities that has anchored a community for generations. The Italianate-style boarding house turned boutique hotel first welcomed guests in 1883 and has been meticulously restored with a fresh perspective, striking a balance between luxury and comfort.


First settled in 1706 and rich in history and natural beauty, much of the original architecture of Athens can still be admired today. Notable residences, storefronts and industrial buildings emerged as local industry thrived in the 19th century with brickyards, ship builders, ice harvesters and potters contributing to the bustling economy. In 1877, Athens was at the height of prosperity, when William and Ida Stewart purchased a plot on Water Street and began work on their new Italianate-style boarding house, first welcoming guests in 1883. Their daughter, Harriet or "Hattie", was raised alongside the growing business, becoming a keen business woman and taking over operations as an adult.


Hattie left behind payroll sheets, the tab log, and hotel reservation lists along with diary entries, postcards, and letters which reveal she was likely more interested in the success of her business than fulfilling a traditional domestic role. She is revered as the earliest suffragette in Athens.


As her successful run came to an end, another young Athens couple took over. Bill & Marion Garbasz ushered in a new era in 1949 when they re-established it as The Athens Hotel, and put it on the map as a dining destination. Locals hold fond memories of the Garbasz days, which ended in 1986.


After more than 100 years in business, the property closed to the public but remained in the spotlight. Movie buffs recognize the building from the 1988 film Ironweed starring Jack Nicolson and Meryl Streep. It can also be spotted in several scenes of Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds in 2005.


The new millennium brought several rounds of ownership changes before the Stewart House landed in the hands of Lon and Lois Ballinger, who were at the helm of iconic Webster Hall in New York's East Village for over thirty years. Lois recalls a love at first sight feeling on their first tour of the Athens property. She knew with the help of local designer Tim Albright, they could meticulously restore it to its full, gorgeous and lively potential. In May of 2018, The Stewart House reopened once again. An Art Deco bar, farm-to-table tavern, and seasonal waterfront grill complement nine elegantly appointed guest rooms.


 

Confession – we love hugs and kisses, cozy cuddles and the anticipation of returning to your room after a soft lit dinner. Valentine’s Day inspires romance and who doesn’t get giddy daydreaming about sparks flying? Surrounded by the splendor of the Catskill Mountains, the Emerson Resort & Spa is a hidden treasure located a mere two hours from Manhattan.


A February getaway means skiing adventures at nearby Belleayre and Hunter Mountains, cross country skiing or snowshoeing through frozen forest canopies and our favorite – snuggling to stay warm (even if you’re not cold). You’ll also enjoy our on-

property guided nature walks and nature-themed workshops which were created to share our deep connection and appreciation for the history and stewardship of the Catskills. The


Emerson was designed to bring the Catskills inside with stunning views, open spaces and an earthy color palate. Featuring spacious accommodations in the suites of the contemporary Inn or a variety of room styles in the Adirondack-style Lodge, Emerson guests also enjoy an award-winning Spa. February Spa specials include a 90 minute VIP Couples Soak and Massage with truffles and Prosecco ($399 per couple), a 60 minute Couples Luxury Spa Pedicure with truffles and Prosecco ($135 per couple) and a 90 minute Couples Reflexology treatment where you’ll receive both the treatment and a lesson on how to give Reflexology

to your partner at home ($125 per couple, available Saturday, Feb. 11 and 18, 5:30 to 7pm or 7:30 to 9pm). We highly suggest indulging in as many of these specially priced Valentine’s treatments as you can to set the mood.


Enjoy a piping hot bowl of housemade soup or an artisan cheeseboard for lunch at Spa Bites, and a quiet dinner at our signature restaurant, Woodnotes Grille (be sure to ask about our extensive wine list). If your partner is a retail enthusiast, they’ll find a shopper’s heaven at The Shops at Emerson and no visit to the Emerson would be complete without viewing the World’s Largest Kaleidoscope. So… we’ll be waiting for you this February… and looking forward to helping you create the next chapter of your love story. For more information

and for reservations call (845) 688-2828


 

Originally built in the late 1920s as The Clubhouse for the once popular Rip Van Winkle Golf Course, Shandaken Inn has welcomed guests to the northern Catskills for almost one hundred years. Following an extensive renovation and re-imagination of the property, the Inn has welcomed guests back since the fall of 2019. With over 12 acres of bucolic country grounds, bordered by the Esopus Creek, Shandaken Inn features 15 unique and artfully furnished guest rooms. The Inn is meant to pay homage to the storied past of the Catskill Mountain region, its former great resorts, and camps. It evokes the glory days of a time gone by when the Catskills were the premier vacation and recreation destination for the entire region.

Shortly after in 2020, we launched our restaurant onsite, The Clubhouse Restaurant & Bar, that pays homage to the once-famous Rip Van Winkle Club, The Clubhouse. We passionately focused on creating seasonal, approachable, and quality dishes with every guest interaction. Featuring a hearty yet simple cuisine crafted from the freshest seasonal produce and sourced by the Catskills and Hudson Valley region’s most notable artisans, purveyors, and farmers. We pride ourselves on great service, integrity, passion, and teamwork. We strive to offer a casual fine dining country home approach throughout our restaurant with menus that change regularly with the seasons.


Romance Package / “The Decadent Duo” ($150)

Considering a romantic getaway for someone special? Escape to the Catskills for a cozy romantic getaway with a charming boutique hotel experience.


Romance the dream together in one of our charming accommodations. We’ll set the scene with a chilled bottle of champaign, chocolate-covered strawberries, and artisanal flowers waiting when you arrive.

Package includes champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, artisanal flowers, and late check-out, 1pm.

(Stay midweek, Monday – Thursday, and receive 20% off any accommodation)

* Promotional midweek discount does not apply to add on packages, only accommodation bookings


 

Valentines is always the perfect time to head for the Hills but this February use code HVH15 for 15% off your entire stay. Book your stay at The Hills today.

This century old resort nestled in a lovely Catskills mountain valley in the hamlet of Callicoon Center, New York. Our informal vacation resort welcomes those who wish to retreat to nature but still value personable hospitality and the comfort of thoughtful design. Our air is clean and cool, our water pure and clear. Your days will be filled with outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, and swimming in our King Size pool. We are within minutes of many lovely towns to explore, sure to surprise and delight you with their quaint offerings. Come and enjoy our food and drink from sunrise to sunset, where mealtimes lead to quick friendships and jovial humor. We provide the magnificent setting and comfortable facilities...then let you set your own pace.


The Barn: The English Haypress Barn was transported to Callicoon Hills from Indiana and dates back to 1859. Restored and full of history, it features hand-hewn beams, a 40-foot ceiling, and an open cupola that lets in a flood of daylight or a starry night sky. Just off the Barn is a naturally landscaped path leading to our Ceremony Site on the edge of a seasonal creek. Attached to the Barn is a large deck for sunset cocktail hour that also steps down to a fire pit for evening gatherings.


Callicoon Hills typically hosts Barn events May through October for up to 200 guests, although more may be accommodated with flexible seating arrangements. Our banquet room can hold up to 100 guests for a seated event year round.


After an extended time out of the office, it's time to reconnect with our colleagues in a professional and safe atmosphere. Guests may trickle in on their own, or arrive on organized transportation from the big city. Callicoon Hills is yours to create a schedule of meetings, activities, thoughtful conversations, meals, speakers, music, awards, or just a good time. The perfect balance of productivity and relaxation.


For more information on hosting your wedding or corporate retreat at Callicoon Hills, please email jessica@callicoonhills.com


 

What better way to enjoy the company of that special someone in your life this Valentine’s day than in a luxury cabin or house on 250 acres of pristine Catskills wilderness on a private estate. Whether you’re looking to sip wine by a roaring fire, stream a favorite film from the comfort of your own king-size bed, or take a romantic stroll along the banks of the Willowemoc, Antrim Streamside has you covered.

For country fun, visit our private livestock farm, Beaver Lake Farm, where you can check out the animals and take home farm fresh products to cook in your accommodation. Plus as a Valentine’s Day weekend guest, you’ll receive a complimentary bag of local treats to sweeten your day, along with a snuggly fleece designed to keep you and your Valentine warm at night.

Antrim Streamside features four cozy cabins ranked on Trip Advisor amongst the best places for sweethearts to stay in the Catskill and two elegant houses with all you could need for a perfect weekend. All cabins feature king beds, tiled bathrooms with large shower heads, and fully appointed kitchens. The Stone Cottage boasts one queen bedroom, as well as a second bedroom with two twin beds and one bath, while the River House holds three bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms.

The River House also features a floor to ceiling stone, wood burning fireplace and two wood stove heaters, a large living room with amazing views of the grounds and a gourmet kitchen. All accommodations feature complimentary continental breakfast, high speed wi-fi, convenient parking, custom bath amenities, plush robes, hairdryers in each bathroom, entry to the Games Room at Fern Brook Hall and full use of the grounds, including private access to the Willowemoc and Beaver Lake Farm.

Antrim Streamside’s friendly staff can also arrange special services such as yoga, massage, or even a private chef to come and cook a custom designed meal to your specifications! Knowledgeable and experienced, they’re always happy to recommend the area’s best activities and restaurant options.

There’s something magical about spending the evening with a loved one in the comfort of your own private Catskills getaway, looking out the window to see the lights from the bridge dance and shimmer on the water. Fresh country air, peace, quiet, and tranquility. It’s simply perfection!

Book Now , reservations are filling fast!


 

If you’re looking for an authentic Catskills getaway this Valentine’s Day, The Graham & Co. is offering two opportunities for you to impress the one you love.


The weekend before Valentine’s (Feb 10 – 12) get your choice of a complimentary bottle of Prosecco or a s’mores kit (with heart-shaped marshmallows) in your room. For our more outdoorsy couples, we can offer you a free rental pair of Kahtoola microspikes for walking or hiking on ice or snow. Use the code SWEETLUV when booking online.


If you can make it for Valentine’s Day on Tuesday the 14th, you can pick from one of the options above AND get 10% off your stay as well. Just use the code VDAYSTAY or mention this offer when booking.


During the winter, The Graham and Co.’s proximity to Hunter and Belleayre make it a particularly good base camp to enjoy hiking, skiing or snowshoeing. In the evening, you can cozy up by the fire in the Den or outside by the fire pit.


Architectural Digest called The Graham and Co, “One of the 9 Best Hotels in the Catskills. A trailblazer in the Catskills hotel design revolution, the 20-room Phoenicia outpost has a summer camp vibe.” We couldn’t agree more. #thisisthecatskills


 

Located in the heart of Hudson, the Amelia is a small boutique hotel that offers you a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the city. Its tranquility, elegance and understated luxury make it the perfect escape for you and your sweetheart.

The beautifully restored Queen Anne style house has eight spacious and thoughtfully designed guest rooms awashed in natural light with modern furnishings and carefully curated artworks. Each room is complimented by a large bathroom equipped with Frette towels and Lockwood New York all natural amenities.

To celebrate love we are offering a complimentary bottle of wine and box of chocolates for our guests, joining us to celebrate Valentine's Day. With multiple common areas, inside and outside the house, there are plenty of places to cozy up, relax and enjoy time away with your loved one.


Within walking distance from the Amtrak train station and only a couple of blocks away from Warren Street, the Amelia is ideal for anyone who would like a country getaway without the hassle of renting a car. We are just a short walk to all of the incredible restaurants, and shops Hudson has to offer.


 

Comedian Bob Hope once said that people who throw kisses are hopelessly lazy. So, rollover this Valentine’s Day in your Catskills couple's retreat and plant a big sloppy smacker on the one you love. Then whisper something sweet - or sexy - in his/her ear. Betch’a you’ll be feeling all tingly in no time!

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