The Best Boutique Hotels in the Hudson Valley and Catskills

The Hudson Valley and surrounding regions continue to flourish with the opening of new hotels and restaurants. In recent years, luxury hotel groups — Auberge, with SoHo House to follow — have put down roots in the area, as well as a collection of wellness-focused retreats like The Ranch. While a boutique hotel tucked in the Catskills landscape is the perfect base for outdoor activities like hiking, there are also plenty of elevated options for guests looking for a less active approach to R&R. From onsite spas to proximity to local towns like Hudson, here’s a look at some of the best overnight accommodations upstate.

Piaule in Catskill, N.Y.

Piaule has quickly become an in-demand getaway since opening in 2021. Overnight guests stay in private modern cabins, each featuring a floor-to-ceiling glass window wall that highlights the natural landscape. There’s an onsite restaurant and a spa a short walk away, which features the real centerpiece of the property, an indoor all-year-round heated pool and mineral plunge, which overlook the mountain landscape. Rates start at $485 a night for weekday stays.

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The Maker Hotel in Hudson, N.Y.

Owned by the cofounders of Fresh beauty, The Maker is located on Hudson’s bustling Warren Street, a two-hour train ride from New York City. The luxury hotel takes an upscale bohemian approach to guest rooms, which include four themed studios inspired by the founders’ travels. The property features several dining spaces and an intimate cocktail lounge in a restored carriage house, as well as a juice bar and gymnasium with acrobatic focus. The Maker’s outdoor pool is tucked behind the property for warmer months, with lush landscaping that creates an atmosphere of calm respite. Room rates start at around $500 per night.

The Maker Hotel
A suite at The Maker Hotel.

Wildflower Farms in Gardiner, N.Y.

The luxury-focused Wildflower Farms, part of the Auberge Resorts Collection, is located in the town of Gardiner, west of the Hudson River near New Paltz and the Shawangunk Mountains. Guest accommodations include 65 freestanding cabins, cottages and suites, designed by architectural firm Electric Bowery and interior studio Ward and Gray. Indoor spaces focus on natural materials accented with bright textiles, and all rooms and public spaces feature expansive windows and glass doors to take advantage of natural light.

The hotel’s restaurant, Clay, incorporates produce from the area’s local farms. Wellness offerings include Thistle, an Auberge Spa, which leans into the nature theme with a “seasonal” treatment menu, an indoor saltwater pool, fitness pavilion and Dew Bar, an outdoor pool and cocktail lounge open during warmer months. Guests who venture off-property will discover a plethora of nearby hiking trails, orchards, antique markets and some of the best outdoor rock climbing in the country. Rates start around $719 during the week.

A guest room at Wildflower Farms.
A guest room at Wildflower Farms.

Scribner’s Catskill Lodge in Hunter, N.Y.

Scribner’s Catskill Lodge recently expanded its accommodation offerings. In addition to 36 guest rooms at its main lodge, the property recently opened The Rounds at Scribner’s, a collection of 11 cabins outfitted with minimalist, modern decor (and accompanied by an outdoor cedar soaking tub). The outdoor pool at Scribner’s boasts impressive views of Hunter Mountain, located just across the street from the hotel. (A popular ski destination during the winter; during the warmer months, visitors can take a chairlift to the top of the mountain.) After lounging poolside, guests can wander through the garden which informs the cuisine at Prospect, the onsite restaurant helmed by chef Alex Napolitano. Rooms start around $195 for off-peak times, and cabins at $455.

The pool at Scribner's Catskill Lodge
The pool at Scribner’s Catskill Lodge.

Hasbrouck House in Stone Ridge, N.Y.

Guest lodging at Hasbrouck House is spread out among four properties, but the main house is a charming 18th-century Dutch Colonial stone mansion, transformed into a luxury boutique hotel. In the summertime, guests can take advantage of an outdoor pool and lineup of outdoor films, held on the Great Lawn. There’s an onsite restaurant, Butterfield, and a fireside lounge open in the fall and winter. The hotel is located between Kingston and New Paltz, about a two hour drive from the city. Rooms start around $360 a night.

Little Cat Lodge in Hillsdale, N.Y.

Located near Catamount Mountain in the foothills of the Berkshires, the Little Cat Lodge is a boutique hotel that offers Alpine-style lodging and dining for all seasons. The lodge is owned by Noah Bernamoff and Matt Kliegman, whose collective projects in New York City include Black Seed Bagels, The Smile, Celestine and Pebble Bar. The team worked with designer Loren Daye of Love Is Enough to retain the aesthetic “spirit” of the Alps during a recent gut renovation. While located near a ski mountain, the property’s location between arty towns Hudson, N.Y., and Great Barrington, Mass., makes it a year-round destination. There are two dining concepts onsite, a restaurant and casual tavern, as well as an outdoor heated pool and sauna. Rates begin at $225 a night.

Little Cat Lodge exterior
Little Cat Lodge

Troutbeck in Amenia, N.Y.

Troutbeck is an upscale retreat on the Connecticut border, near the Berkshires. Most guests still stay in one of the Manor House’s 17 rooms, outfitted with Frette linens. The main estate is also home to a seated restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner service, and an outdoor pool and grill are open seasonally to guests. Room rates start at $545 for weekday stays.

The Ranch Hudson Valley in Sloatsburg, N.Y.

The Ranch opened its second property, The Ranch Hudson Valley, less than an hour’s drive from New York City earlier this spring. The property in Sloatsburg, N.Y., features a semi-private lake, and is sprawled across 200 acres with a more than 40,000-square-foot estate, originally built in 1902 by J.P. Morgan for his daughter. Offering a similar approach as its Malibu, Calif., property, The Ranch serves as a home base for guests to focus on health and wellness, with daily activities including hikes, strength training, yoga and daily massage. Spa offerings also include an infrared sauna, Kneipp pool, colonics and cryotherapy. Stays are offered as three- and four-day programs, with rates starting at $3,275 per person Mondays to Thursdays during high season April 15 to Nov. 30, rising to $5,675 a person Thursdays to Mondays.

The Ranch Hudson Valley, a new wellness retreat in New York.
The Ranch Hudson Valley

Urban Cowboy Lodge in Big Indian, N.Y.

The aesthetic at Urban Cowboy Lodge, located in the Big Indian wellness preserve, leans into color and pattern: no midcentury minimalism here. Rooms are outfitted with Pendleton and lodge-inspired design details; suites feature a freestanding clawfoot tub with forest and mountain views. The onsite restaurant and bar are open seven days a week, with an Italian-inspired menu featuring ingredients sourced from the local surroundings as well as regional beers. Rooms start at $194 per night during the week.

A guest room at Urban Cowboy Lodge
A guest room at Urban Cowboy Lodge.

Seminary Hill in Callicoon, N.Y.

The Boarding House at Seminary Hill is located in Callicoon, N.Y., down the road from Seminary Hill’s sustainability-minded cidery, orchard and tasting room. Owners Susan Manning and Doug Doetsch enlisted local design firm Homestedt to renovate the two Boarding House properties. Guest rooms pay homage to the town’s Shaker aesthetic and tap into the luxury of simple, pared-down design grounded in natural materials and functional design. There are three additional stand-alone properties that can be rented for larger groups. Rooms start at $530 for a two-night stay.

The Boarding House at Seminary Hill
The Boarding House at Seminary Hill.

Hemlock Neversink in Neversink, N.Y.

Wellness destination Hemlock is the Foster Supply Hospitality group’s fifth hotel, joining beloved sister properties in the Sullivan County region of the Catskills including the DeBruce, the North Branch Inn and Kenoza Hall. The 34-room hotel is spread across several buildings, located on 230 acres with six miles of trails. In addition to offering traditional spa treatments, Hemlock’s holistic wellness options include yoga, meditation, hiking with rescue goats, crafting and stargazing. The hotel’s design leans into the area’s Quaker heritage and natural setting, with a color palette rooted in neutral tones. The property’s onsite restaurant, Bittersweet at Hemlock, is rooted in a plant-forward approach. Rates start at $329 for a mid-week stay.

Inside Hemlock, Foster Supply Company's Newest Upstate Retreat
Hemlock Neversink

Inness in Accord, N.Y.

Inness offers guests expansive grounds and views of the Shawangunk and Catskill Mountains. Accommodations on the property includes farmhouse rooms and private cabins, and a slate of outdoor activities, including hiking, tennis, a wading pool and golf. (The nine-hole course was designed by King Collins Golf.) The property features a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant, with some fruit and produce sourced from Inness’ onsite garden and orchard. Rates begin at $649 a night.

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