8 New and Soon to Open Hotels in the Hudson Valley for Your Next Upstate Getaway | Accommodation | Hudson Valley

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  • The main building of Piaule

The Hudson Valley has garnered national attention as a favorite place to get away from it all. 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 fancy something less rural, try staying in historic buildings a short bike ride 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 Hurley location this spring, replacing Twin Lakes Resort. The hotel will consist of 60 autonomous mobile cabins. Each 400 square foot cabin has a living room, bedroom and bathroom. The wood-panelled bedrooms will feature king-size beds that can easily be separated to form two twin beds. There will be two decks aft and forward of each unit, as well as floor to ceiling windows throughout. Each cabin will include a private bar. To ensure sustainability, the 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 sanitizing system and hands-free technology controls.

AutoCamp Catskills | Saugerties

AutoCamp, a self-proclaimed “outdoor boutique hotel,” has locations in epic vacation destinations like Yosemite, Joshua Tree, and Cape Cod, and will open its second glamping ground on the East Coast this spring. Autocamp Catskills will be located 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 decoration by local artists and supplies from Catskill farms and breweries. The centerpiece of the property will be the barn-style pavilion inspired by historic Hudson Valley farms, where there will be a living room and indoor fireplace, as well as breakfast service. There will be a grove of hammocks among the trees and a year-round pool and hot tub.

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Rendering of the future AutoCamp Catskills lodge.

  • Rendering of the future AutoCamp Catskills lodge.

Hacienda Don Pedro | Wallkill

Owners David and Mia Serrano open their farm to campers at Hacienda Don Pedro. You can bring your own tent 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 roam the property to greet guests. Taste the bounty of the farm by ordering a breakfast of fresh eggs and micro-vegetables from the nearby farm. Bundles of wood and s’more supplies are available for purchase for a night around the fire. Hacienda Don Pedro is also located close to the Mohonk Reserve for rock climbing, mountain biking and hiking.

Little Cat Lodge | Hillsdale

Opening in April, Little Cat Lodge will offer chic but cozy accommodation. New York restaurateurs Matt Kliegman and Noah Bernamoff bought what was once the beloved Swiss Hutte Inn and gave it a modern twist. The property is located at the base of Catamount Mountain for easy access to skiing and snowboarding during the winter months. All 14 bedrooms will feature maple furniture sourced directly from the slopes of Catamount. Warm weather activities include swimming, golf and biking. There will also be barrel saunas nestled in the surrounding woods for year-round use. The 70-person restaurant will offer alpine cuisine with a healthy twist, prepared from local ingredients.

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The exterior of the former Swiss Hutte Inn, before renovations.

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

81 North | Ellenville

81 North offers modern accommodation in a century-old building. Once the headquarters of the Ellenville Telephone Company and then City Hall, this brick building now houses two luxurious one-bedroom suites for out-of-town guests. Each suite has a fireplace and full kitchen, complete with period furniture and artwork. The suites also feature six-foot windows for stunning views of the Shawangunk Ridge. Guests can borrow bikes and ride around town to discover Ellenville’s shops and restaurants. Owners Richard and Cheryl Travers plan to add a meeting room on the first floor, a cozy space with a library, fireplace and reading sofas. Upcoming attractions also include three new bedrooms and an additional suite.

Terrace Motel | Ellenville

At this moment, the Terrace Motel doesn’t look like much. But this vanished mid-century spot has finally gotten some love. New owners Victoria and Anthony Nelson and Jemma and Mitch Allen dismantled the fully furnished rooms and held a garage sale, where more than 500 people showed up to take home a piece of Ellenville history. the New and improved Terrace Motel will still have a vintage charm, with the original reception, bar and some light fixtures still in place. The 1950s sign, touting the miracle of a TV in every bedroom, 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 Hostel | Shandaken

Built in the 1920s as the clubhouse for the Rip Van Winkle Golf Course, the Shandaken Inn pays homage to the heritage of the Catskills region as a premier vacation destination. The suites are named after summer camps and historic hotels in Catskill. Some have original oak floors for the building. The Clubhouse Restaurant serves elegant but hearty meals. Stop by the bar to choose from classic cocktails like old-fashioned sage or Shandaken toddy. Or try a locally brewed beer. Shandaken Inn is in the middle of the countryside, but is only 30 minutes from major ski destinations like Belleayre, Hunter and Windham Mountains.

piaulé | Catskill

Founders Nolan McHugh and Trevor Briggs brought their vision of a sustainable getaway to life at peeped. 24 stilt cabins sit amidst 50 acres of mostly undeveloped land in the Catskill Mountains. Each cabin features a floor-to-ceiling wall of glass, providing a full view of the surrounding woods. The property’s main building offers 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 are held on weekends and private classes are available on request. Body treatments, massages and sound baths are also available. Other relaxing features include a steam room, sauna, and indoor pool. Upstairs, the restaurant offers a free breakfast of fruit, granola, and local pastries every morning. While dinner service is weekends only, Catskill and Hudson are only a 20-minute drive away, where you’ll find plenty of restaurants.

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