Having EPIC passes for the Ski resorts, we always try to find the best places to go. Scrolling down the list we've found Hunter Mountain. 6.5 hour drive, no problem for us. We packed our bags, snowboards and skis in the car, and we headed out for a new adventure. Driving through Baltimore tunnel, passing our indoor resort, Big Snow in New Jersey, and finally making it to New York. We thought it was cold in Maryland, boy were we wrong. Hunter and all the surrounding towns were so cute, even running into a waterfall almost completely frozen. The question was where were we going to stay? You may be asking yourself that same question, whether its for snowboarding, hiking, or the view, I have compiled a list of our favorite places to stay on our explorations.
Prepare to be wowed by the magnificent choice lodging at the Albergo Allegria. If you are visiting Windham, NY and looking for a cozy place to stay. Named in Italian for the “Inn of Happiness”, Albergo Allegria combines the hospitable charm of a boutique hotel with the culinary creativity of a world-class restaurant. Albergo Allegria is your home away from home. From the moment you walk through the door, everyone treats you as if you were family.
Hunter Mountain being 15 minutes away. There are tons of activities to do year round in Windham, NY and Albergo Allegria is in the center of everything! Check out everything there is to do within 12 to 24 miles away right on Albergo Allegria website.
Belleayre Lodge is a community of vintage, modern cabins, neighboring Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, offering respite, rejuvenation, and a cozy escape in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Perched above the hamlet of Pine Hill, a collection of 11 vintage-modern cabins and studios that offer a relaxing year-round mountainside retreat. Reconnect with nature with on-site trailheads, meet friends in the welcoming rec room, gather around the fire pit for delicious s'mores, and rejuvenate in the saltwater hot tub. The cabins at Belleayre Lodge have been host to classic Catskills family fun for over 75 years.
There's plenty to do in the northern Catskills—discover the trailhead in their backyard, hit the slopes, or do a brewery crawl. Hunter Mountain being 30 minutes away. There are tons of outdoor activities to do year round in the small town of Pine Hill. Check out everything there is to do within 2 to 40 minutes away right on the Belleayre Lodge website.
Winter Clove Inn
Winter Clove Inn is an all inclusive resort located in the Northern Catskill Mountains. The resort has a storied history dating back to the early 1800’s. The center of activity at Winter Clove Inn and one of the most historic Catskills NY resorts - The Main Lodge. Offering 35 guest rooms, a large front porch, comfortable living rooms, indoor pool, dining room and escarpment lounge, the main lodge is the perfect place for family and friends to gather and make lasting memories.
Hunter Mountain being 28 minutes away. Winter Clove Inn & Resort is situated on over 300 private acres at the base of North Mountain. Being located only 2.5 hours north of New York City the location is easily accessible while feeling worlds away. Furthermore the property borders the Catskill Wilderness Park which is a 700,000 acre nature preserve. As a result there truly is endless hiking and exploring right at our door step.
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