When you think of New York, you probably think: big, loud city filled with people and concrete. Well, actually, that’s just New York City. Within hours of this said city, there exists sprawling natural beauty riddled with crystal clear waterfalls, snow-topped mountains, and foliage-lined drives. It’s called Upstate… look it up.
Our Upstate NY hotels are some of our best-kept secrets. It’s not only the fact that they’re found amidst serene nature, or that they all seem to have delicious locally sourced restaurants and fireplaces for s’mores, it’s their perfectly curated and highly Instagram-worthy interiors that make them so gosh darn charming.
As someone who recently moved into a new New York City apartment (also known as a box), I wanted to get my hands on some of these warming interiors. Why not try to turn my small abode into one a real-estate broker would at least call ‘cozy.’
So, as I do, I reached out to our Upstate hotels and started asking around. And boy, do I have some treasures for you.
A reimagined Inn in the heart of Stone Ridge, Hasbrouck House remains locally-focused, highlighting the vibrant Hudson Valley through every lush detail from lighting to ceramics and seasonal sustenance. Many items in the hotel are custom made by local vendors, here’s where you can shop these:
Custom lighting by Materia in Accord NY:
Custom Keychains by Jay Teske Leather Co. from Kingston NY:
Custom made coffee mugs by Andrew Moeller from Kingston NY:
You could try to find The Dutchess on Instagram or online, but chances are you’ll fail. This elusive, secretive, and until One Night, invite-only experimental hotel space, is granting a peek into some of their magical interiors right here.
Bed Tray by Horne – Tina Frey Resin Large Platter:
Perfectly placed steps away from the Saratoga Race Course and downtown Saratoga, you’ll be racing to stay at The Brentwood. Sit back in sunny rooms, be present on beautiful grounds, and get whisked away by these must-have pieces on their property.
Leather catchalls by Billy Kirk:
DND Tassels by Studio Tack:
Foxfire Mountain House
Fall in love by a lily pool, get lost in literature on the long Moroccan-tiled veranda, and swoon over 10-acres of pure nature all at Foxfire Mountain House. This secluded, rustic inn has all the makings of a perfectly intimate Catskills getaway, and now you can bring a slice of it home with you.
Foxfire “Sundown” candle, purchase at foxfiremountainhouse.com:
Co-founders and owners, Kirsten and Sims Foster do all of the interior design for these four sister hotels. They share that, “Every one of our buildings has a story, a history and a way forward. We try to connect to that history and continue the story both through the branding and programming of the hotel as well as through the design itself. Ultimately, for us, it is always about the place and our community, and the design has to make sense based on where we are.”
Buck Brook Alpacas in Roscoe, NY for their super soft blankets found at The Arnold House:
Kathie Fitzgerald of Light Touch in Roscoe, NY custom designed the light fixtures at The DeBruce:
Deer Mountain Inn is a classic turn-of-the-century stay that completes the upstate experience with 168 wooded acres, vast views, and a local, upscale dining experience. Not to mention, the rustic, cozy interiors designed by Iliana Moore who shared some of her secrets with us.
The items on the mantels, Indian prints in the Custer room, bedside tables and paintings all over the Inn are from the Tannersville Antiques and Artisans Center:
Photo by Ed Addeo
Photo by Ed Addeo
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