Catskills + Hudson Valley

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Don't let the frivolous pink façade of Lefèvre House fool you. Behind the Victorian frippery is a sleek, European-style inn. The 1870's farmhouse in New Paltz, New York, a funky mountain town 90 minutes north of Manhattan, puts a contemporary spin...
Inside: the Facts. As we arrived at Sprout Creek Farm, a dairy just southeast of Poughkeepsie, on a warm May morning, the pastures were bathed in a soft, sparkling light that made every blade of grass and leaf look sheathed in glass. Cows graz...
Sure, there's a fitness center, but who needs it?After a day of rappelling the glacial outcroppings of neighboring 12,000-acre Minnewaska State Park Preserve, guests at Minnewaska Lodge—75 miles north of New York City in Ulster County—are more inc...
As of next month, a treasure trove of contemporary art—works by Donald Judd, Agnes Martin, Bruce Nauman, Robert Ryman, Andy Warhol, and many others—will take up residence in a former Nabisco box factory in Beacon, New York. The pristinely restored...
Meet Aimee Szparaga, a former New York magazine editor, and Richard Nocera, an artist, two urbanites who headed for the hills (the Catskills, that is) in search of a simpler life. A year and a half ago, the couple fell for a 1929 Mediterranean-sty...
You don't have to be a rock star to hang with the band. Just head to New York's Catskill Mountains, where Kate Pierson of the B-52's presides over the kitschiest rest stop in the state. (And that's saying something—Woodstock is just 12 miles away....
In 1609, when Henry Hudson sailed up the river that would soon bear his name, there was little to see. Within a few decades, however, the New World's grandest encampments had emerged on its banks. Gregory Long's Historic Houses of the Hudson River...
Great Places to Go for Family Reunions
Whether you're aiming to hole up with siblings for a low-key retreat into childhood reminiscence or to invite every cousin thrice removed to a tightly scheduled celebration of shared ancestry, organizing family reunions isn't as daunting as it so...
It is minus 9 degrees, a windless morning in late January on Yellowstone's Upper Geyser Basin. After three hours outside, my mustache is frozen, my toes are tingling, and my fingers, soon to go numb, fumble with the f-stop on my camera. The cold s...