• 10 {Unique} Winter Getaways Within 2 Hours of Hoboken + Jersey City

    With extreme winter weather and temps still hitting us with full force, there’s no better time to get the heck out of Dodge {ehh, Hudson County}. Although a tropical trip to Cancún or the Bahamas may be out of the budget + too far to travel to, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut have a variety of winter getaways that make the season not just manageable, but fun {yes, even in the snow!} If you’re in need of a quick winter trip, check out these amazing weekend getaway destinations within two hours of Hoboken and Jersey City.

    1. Tiny House Resort {South Cairo, NY}

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    This picture-perfect collection of adorable cabins is located in the woods of South Cairo. Tiny House Resort guests have a variety of cozy cabins to choose from, including The Green Bean, a quaint little dog-friendly cabin with massive windows, a hot tub, and even a private entrance to the dog park. Another great option is The Oki, as it offers guests impeccable views from a 13-foot glass window with a snug, lofted bed above the living room.

    See More: Catskills Getaway: A Weekend at the Tiny House Resort

    2. Skytop Lodge {Skytop, PA}

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    {Photo via @skytoplodge}

    This historic Skytop Lodge has been welcoming guests to its magnificent, regal grounds since 1928. The 5,500-acre resort is located on the Poconos’ West Mountain, making it a great destination to ski or tube during the day, with a Skyview Spa massage or Library Lounge drink waiting for guests in the evening.

    3. The Kaatskill Mountain Club Lodge {Hunter, NY}

    Located on the slopes of Hunter Mountain, the Kaatskill Mountain Club Lodge offers ski-in, ski-out rooms as well as a four-season heated pool to help guests enjoy their charming Catskills surroundings. The upscale lodge was built with skiers and snowboarders in mind, as it offers ski and snowboard storage, as well as steam rooms, saunas, and outdoor hot tubs for relaxing after a vigorous day on the slopes.

    4. Mayflower Inn {Washington, CT}

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    {Photo courtesy of Mayflower Inn}

    With 58 acres of woodland and gardens — not to mention a fireplace and sunroom — the Mayflower Inn is a must-stay spot for those visiting Connecticut’s charming town of Washington. The village itself is filled with quintessential New England charm, including colonial buildings, horse-drawn carriages, and local vineyards, taverns, and restaurants — most within a half-mile walk from the Mayflower.

    5. Crystal Springs Resort {Hamburg, NJ}

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    {Photo via @crystalspringsresort}

    The massive, luxurious Crystal Springs Resort is a destination within itself. The resort offers guests a variety of activities including upscale dining, the Elements Spa, an on-site wine cellar and quick access to the neighboring Mountain Creek ski slopes. Make sure to check out the resort’s calendar of events, as their weekend lineups range from marshmallow roasts to canvas painting.

    6. The Palms Hotel {Fire Island, NY}  

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    Photo via @palmshotelfireisland

    While Fire Island draws tourists all summer, it’s equally enjoyable — and much less crowded —in the winter. The boutique, seaside Palms Hotel is a great place to stay for access to the beaches, which are known to have deer, owls, and even seals during the quieter winter months.

    Read More: Winter Weekend Getaway to Hunter Mountain Ski Resort

    7. Mohonk Mountain House {New Paltz, NY}

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    {Photo via Instagram @mohonkmountainhouse}

    Founded in 1869, Mohonk Mountain House is a majestic winter getaway overlooking the Hudson Valley. The Victorian Castle Resort is both historic and charming, with wrap-around porches, an indoor pool, and upscale dining. Visit for the nearby skiing, snowboarding or skating, but stay for the serene, award-winning spa.

    8. Shorecrest Bed + Breakfast {North Fork, NY}

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    {Photo courtesy of Shorecrest Bed + Breakfast}

    Tucked away on a quiet stretch of the North Fork shoreline, the charming Shorecrest Bed + Breakfast makes guests feel right at home. Whether it’s the proximity to nearby vineyards like One Woman Wines or the B+B’s homemade breakfast served in a formal 1860s dining room, this quaint little inn is a perfect place to unwind and relax in Long Island’s quiet North Fork.

    9. YO1 Wellness Center {Monticello, NY}

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    {Photo via Instagram @yo1catskills}

    YO1 Wellness Center, located in Monticello, New York {about 2 hours by car from NYC} is a luxury, state-of-the-art retreat that aims to enlighten its guests “about the essence of eternal youth and consciousness,” with luxe treatments and an expansive property {that is housed on the old Kutscher Resort}. It’s the first luxury nature cure destination of its kind in America, created to awaken the body’s ability to self-heal. YO1 provides individual wellness programs for guests, customized to yield results through the ancient Indian therapies of Naturopathy, Ayurveda and Yoga. Each immersive, customized and all-inclusive stay is designed to help find a balance between mind, body and soul, and to reshape and transform the patterns of daily lifestyle. It’s truly the ultimate retreat to just get away, reboot, and recharge.

    10. Woodstock Way {Woodstock, NY}

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    A Hoboken Girl favorite {you may remember our office team retreat here last fall}, this getaway is a breath of fresh air just an hour and 45 from the Hudson County area. The ultimate glamping experience: Think waking up to woods and waterfalls outside your room, floor-to-ceiling windows, heated bathroom floors, and lush Brooklinen sheets. Plus a town right outside your doorstep to explore, filled with charming shops and eateries.

    Have you been to one of these charming destinations? Have a unique winter getaway in mind? Let us know in the comments!


    Written by:

    Stephanie Vermillion lives in Uptown Hoboken with her fiancé, Frank, and four-legged coworker/child (OK, dog), Harry. Stephanie is a travel journalist and filmmaker with articles published in outlets such as VICE, Mental Floss, Elite Daily and Mic, and she’s the founder of Stephanie Vermillion Studio (www.stephanievermillionstudio.com). When she’s not on the road or keeping her coworker, Harry, in line, you can find Stephanie bingeing on pour-overs at Hudson Coffee.


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