Accommodations in the Hudson Valley: Scrimp or Splurge?Sam Benedict | April 15, 2016 | Comment
Choosing whether or not to spend extravagantly on accommodations when you travel is ultimately less about money than it is about your agenda. If you plan on adventuring all day, save your dollars for the kayak rentals. If, however, you’re on a vacation from planning itself, go for a hotel that will make scheduling the day’s activities absolutely effortless.
With proximity to Metro North, Inn on the Hudson in Peekskill offers affordable waterfront lodging with rooms starting at $97. Fill up on complimentary breakfast so you’ve got the energy for a morning of kayaking with Hudson River Expeditions. On the other side of the river, consider Bear Mountain Bridge Motel in Fort Montgomery. Just a short drive to Bear Mountain, West Point, and many other Hudson Valley highlights, this motel covers the basics, leaving you with cash to spend at places like the Bear Mountain Zoo or the West Point Military Museum, which houses an impressive 60,000 historical Army artifacts. Minimalists and naturalists might prefer to sleep under the stars at the Saugerties/Woodstock KOA Campground based at the foothills of the Catskills. Go traditional with a tent or RV, or rent an on-site cabin. In addition to the essentials, you’ll have access to hot showers and free Wi-Fi.
Head on over to the world-class Mohonk Mountain House located high in the Shawangunk Mountains on Lake Mohonk. Visitors hike miles of scenic trails, relax in the spa, and sip afternoon tea on their wraparound porch overlooking the lake and its stunning surrounds. Others with more culinary inclinations might stay at the Borland House in the Historic Village of Montgomery, located across the street from a farmer’s market and around the corner from Tranquil Touch Day Spa. Guests enjoy farm-to-table breakfasts, lunches, and dinners prepared by a classically trained chef and may further nurture their inner gourmands by participating in on-site cooking classes. Those with a taste for the fantastic will appreciate the funky decor at the Roxbury Motel in Roxbury, NY, which offers visitors themed rooms like The Partridge Nest, inspired by the Partridge family bus, and The Digs, an Indiana Jones-themed suite complete with a 400-gallon saltwater aquarium, sarcophagi, and Mayan stonework.