Best Staycations in New York

By Amy Lloyd

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Everyone knows that home is where the heart is but did you also know that it’s where you can find the best staycation break this year? The state of New York is laden with natural wonder and outdoor activities, and with these unique and luxurious glamping accommodations, exploring your own backyard has never been so exciting.

Staycationing means that you can save on time, money, and airport waiting times—giving you more time to kick back, relax, and indulge in some much needed you time. We’ve handpicked the best staycations in New York that provide a home (not too far) away from home. When staying put this year, we guarantee you will be wondering why you ever wanted to leave in the first place.

Beautiful Nature Lodges near Majestic Adirondacks, New York

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Stay close to home in one of these charming, country nature lodges, and spoil yourself with the ultimate luxury staycation treatment. The perfect place for sightseeing and canoeing, these lodges in North Hudson are encircled by leafy vegetation and have impressive panoramas of both the Adirondack Mountains and Elk Lake. If it’s country charm you’re after, this outdoor oasis is just what the doctor ordered.

With a variety of room sizes and types on offer, there is something for all families, friends, and couples looking to disconnect from the daily grind without venturing too far afield. Breakfast is also included at this property, so guests can truly relax, and let the natural world nourish all the senses.

Mix Modern and Vintage at Spacious Luxury Cottage in Woodstock, New York

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Splash out in style with all the family this year in this stunning cottage in Woodstock. The warming fusion of classic and contemporary décor makes this property the perfect place to disentangle from city stresses and become entwined in a world of rest and relaxation. With a fully equipped kitchen, three large bedrooms, and an 18 foot-high cathedral ceiling in the living area, the sheer luxury and grandeur of this staycation rental is inexpressible through words.

Complete with three bedrooms, each with a plush queen-size bed, this charismatic cottage can pamper up to a maximum of six guests, but if guests wish to spoil an extra two family members, there is a nearby guest cottage that can be rented jointly with this one. A massage service and private chef can also be requested as part of this staycation package, so it won’t be long until you feel at home—and that’s simply because you are!

All-Inclusive Luxury Tents in Catskill Mountains, New York

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Cuddle up with your loved one in the Catskill Mountains this year, and let the great outdoors greet you with open arms by opting for a sumptuous stay in one of these luxury mountain tents. Each tent can sleep two people, so they are perfect for a couple looking for that romantic break in a remote and quixotic pocket of the natural world.

Prepare to be completely wooed by the Catskill charm as you indulge in a memory foam queen-size bed, high-quality Italian linens, and private shower, all amidst the majestic New York wilderness. Guests staying here will receive a first-class staycation treatment, with a private chef providing three meals a day, yoga classes, and guided tours of the area. A New York nature retreat is the perfect place to cure a case of city life blues.

Deluxe Waterfront Villa at Activity-Filled Site on Lake George, New York

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Opting for familiarity over foreignness will make you one step ahead of the staycation game this year and will promises a family break unparalleled by any other. Nestled in the scenic community of Diamond Point, this five-bedroom lakeside property sleeps a total of 12 guests and is in a prime location for a canoeing or kayaking adventure.

Relax with the sand between your toes on your own private beach, make a splash in the large, heated saltwater pool, or unravel your worries at the spa. Whatever you and the family decide to do, the surrounding scenery of Lake George and the Adirondacks is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face.

Romantic Upscale Cottage with Private Hot Tub in Woodstock, New York

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This is one for those lovebirds looking for a magical retreat but not looking to leave the nest this year. Truth be told, your home city is the perfect place to be a tourist and this cozy cottage rental is the perfect place to do just that. Complete with two bedrooms, gourmet chef’s kitchen, and wood-burning fireplace, it’s the ideal spot for couples to reconnect with one another and the beauty of the natural world.

Here you can immerse yourselves in both the New York wilderness and the caressing bubbles of your private hot tub, all the while sipping on a glass of entirely different bubbles. Wile away the hours on a tour of a prestigious winery, dress to the nines for a night at the theater, or lace up those hiking boots for a hiking adventure. You’re guaranteed a travel brochure trip right on your doorstep.

For more New York inspiration, visit our Upstate New York Getaways page or our Staycations in North America page!