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8 New & Soon-to-Open Hudson Valley Hotels for Your Next Upstate Getaway

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Last Updated: 04/22/2022 11:27 am
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The main building at Piaule
  • The main building at Piaule

The Hudson Valley has garnered national attention as a prime spot to get away But after you’re done skiing, hiking, and enjoying the fresh air, you’ll need a place to rest. Each of these eight boutique hotels offers its own brand of relaxation. Sleep among the trees, or stay on a working farm. If you’re in the mood for something less rural, try staying in historic buildings just a bike ride away from town. Enjoy sound baths, saunas, swimming pools, and a dozen other amenities. From tents to cabins to classic suites, the Hudson Valley is sure to have a place you’ll be happy to call your temporary home.

Hurley House Hotel/Moliving | Hurley

Moliving is opening its first location in Hurley this summer, replacing Twin Lakes Resort. The hotel will be comprised of 60 stand-alone, movable cabins. Each 400-square-foot cabin includes a living room, bedroom, and bathroom. The wood-paneled bedrooms will feature king-sized beds that can easily be taken apart to form two twins. There will be two decks off the back and front of each unit, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows throughout. Each cabin will include a private bar. To ensure sustainability, roofs will be equipped with solar panels and each unit will have its own water recycling system. Other high-tech, hygienic features include a UV sanitization system and hands-free technology controls.

AutoCamp Catskills | Saugerties

A self-styled “outdoor boutique hotel,” AutoCamp has locations in such epic vacation destinations as Yosemite, Joshua Tree, and Cape Cod, and will be opening its second East Coast glampground this August. AutoCamp Catskills will sit between the villages of Woodstock and Saugerties for easy access to shopping, cultural events, and restaurants. There will be 95 units available, including Airstreams, luxury tents, and cabins. These accommodations will include decor from local artists and provisions from Catskill farms and breweries. The centerpiece of the property will be the barn-style clubhouse inspired by historic Hudson Valley farms, where there will be a lounge and indoor fire pit, along with breakfast service. There will be a hammock grove among the trees and a year-round pool and hot tub.

Rendering of the future AutoCamp Catskills Clubhouse.
  • Rendering of the future AutoCamp Catskills Clubhouse.

Hacienda Don Pedro | Wallkill

Owners David and Mia Serrano open their farm to campers at Hacienda Don Pedro. Guests can bring their own tents or rent a pre-furnished one. This site is cannabis-friendly, so feel free to bring your own supply and book a tent at Indica Way or Sativa Views. Goats, ducks, and chickens wander the property to greet guests. Taste the bounty of the farm by ordering breakfast made with fresh eggs and microgreens from the neighboring farm. Bundles of wood and s’mores supplies are available for purchase for a night around the fire. Hacienda Don Pedro is also located nearby Mohonk Preserve for rock climbing, mountain biking, and hiking.

Little Cat Lodge | Hillsdale

Opening Memorial Day Weekend, Little Cat Lodge will offer chic but cozy accommodations. New York City restaurateurs Matt Kliegman and Noah Bernamoff purchased what used to be the long-beloved Swiss Hutte Inn and gave it a modern twist. The property is located at the foot of Catamount Mountain for easy access to skiing and snowboarding during the winter months. The 14 guest rooms will feature furniture made of maple straight from the slopes of Catamount. Warm weather activities include swimming, golfing, and biking. There will also be barrel saunas tucked into the surrounding woods for use all year round. The 70-person restaurant will feature Alpine food with a health-conscious twist, made from local ingredients.

The exterior of the former Swiss Hutte Inn, pre-renovations.
  • The exterior of the former Swiss Hutte Inn, pre-renovations.

81 North | Ellenville

81 North offers modern lodging in a century-old building. Once home to the Ellenville Telephone Company, and later theTown Hall, this brick building now houses two luxury one-bedroom suites for out-of-town guests. Each suite has a fireplace and full kitchen, with curated vintage furniture and art. Suites also feature six-foot windows for expansive views of the Shawangunk Ridge. Guests can borrow bikes and ride around town to check out Ellenville’s shops and restaurants. Owners Richard and Cheryl Travers plan on adding a gathering room on the first floor, a cozy space with a library, fireplace, and reading couches. Coming attractions also include three new guest rooms and one additional suite.

Terrace Motel | Ellenville

Right now, the Terrace Motel doesn’t look like much. But this defunct mid-century spot has finally received some love. New owners Victoria and Anthony Nelson and Jemma and Mitch Allen dismantled the fully furnished rooms and held a yard sale, where over 500 people arrived to take home a piece of Ellenville history. The new and improved Terrace Motel will still have vintage charm, with the original reception desk, bar, and some light fixtures still in place. The 1950s sign, boasting the miracle of a television in each room, is also here to stay. Twenty rooms will be available later this year. In 2023, the owners hope to add a restaurant and event space.

Shandaken Inn | Shandaken

Built in the 1920s as a clubhouse for the Rip Van Winkle Golf Course, the Shandaken Inn pays homage to the Catskills region’s heritage as a premier vacation destination. Suites are named after historic Catskill summer camps and hotels. Some have oak floors original to the building. The Clubhouse restaurant serves up elegant but hearty meals. Stop at the bar to choose from classic cocktails like a sage old fashioned or a Shandaken hot toddy. Or try a local brewed beer. Shandaken Inn sits in the middle of the countryside, but is still just 30 minutes from prime skiing destinations like Belleayre, Hunter, and Windham Mountains.

Piaule | Catskill

Founders Nolan McHugh and Trevor Briggs brought their vision of a sustainable getaway to life at Piaule. 24 cabins raised up on stilts sit in the midst of 50 acres of mostly undeveloped land in the Catskill Mountains. Each cabin features a floor-to-ceiling glass wall, offering a full view of the surrounding woods. The property’s main building features panoramic views of the Catskill escarpment from every space on both floors. On the lower level, you’ll find a spa with yoga rooms, where group classes take place on the weekends and private classes are available upon request. Healing bodywork, massages, and sound baths are also available. Other relaxing features include a steam room, sauna, and an indoor pool. Upstairs, the restaurant offers a complimentary breakfast of fruit, granola, and local pastries every morning. While dinner service is only on the weekends, Catskill and Hudson are only a 20-minute drive away, where there are plenty of restaurants to choose from.

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