I've always got my ear to the ground for weekend getaways within a few hours of New York City and, after a friend raved about her recent visit to Graham & Co. this 20-room boutique hotel has just moved to the top of the list. It's in the Catskills, which means easy access to nearby hiking trails and swimming holes in the summer, and Hunter Mountain for skiing in the winter. They offer free bikes for exploring the town of Phoenicia's Main Street and it's a short drive to the region's other charming towns like Woodstock.
There's lots to keep guests busy at the hotel, too. During the summer they host family-friendly movie nights under the stars. There's a badminton court, hammocks for relaxing in and the pool, which is fed by an artesian spring on the property.
Each room is decorated with little knick-knacks hand-picked from local shops, plus Tivoli radios in all and kitchenettes in some. And breakfast is offered on weekends. Note: they get booked up way ahead of time, so be sure to reserve early.
All photos via Graham & Co.