Here are my choices of boutique hotels we truly recommend you to visit, in the classic Upstate New York.
The Graham & Co.
At the foot of Hunter Mountain, inspired by the heritage of Catskills, this upscale boutique hotel stands for the good taste you can create with little and simple stuff. A simple deco that integrates moderns touches (and amenities) with the signature spirit of the town of Phoenicia. Very stylish, yet simple and friendly to relax and enjoy the simple things. One of those things is a must do: going to the classic and famous Phoenicia Diner, to complete an authentic and amazing experience.
The Arnold House
7 contemporary and kind of artsy en-suite bedrooms in the coziness of Shandelee Mountain, in the lively area of Catskills, is what the Arnold House offers to everyone willing to spend a relaxing and unique weekend away from everything and very close to nature, pines, lakes, small local towns, and the warmness of a sun room where you can watch the fire burn or read your favorite book around the high end country style deco.
The Arnold offers daily breakfast with quiche, muffins and the opportunity to prepare your own American style waffles. There´s also the fun of the Tabern, with pool table, generous American food and live sports.
The North Branch Inn
Sibling of The Arnold, this hotel is also in the Catskills area and with less than a year of life is giving a lot to talk about. A unique experience is what you will certainly live if you choose this hotel. The 5 rooms merge with the cozy and tasty restaurant with an open kitchen and a 100 years old bowling lane. Yep, all in one! There´s a new house about to be launched, which will work as the new Library of the North Branch Inn, plus 5 new amazing en suite rooms.
The Dylan Hotel
Woodstock Festival is still alive in the minds of many, but it´s even more alive in the owners of this boutique hotel in the nearby area of Woodstock town.
Every room has a dedicated decoration, with hints of this epic festival of 1969 and it´s figures everywhere. Tastefully framed posters of Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix; a sophisticated bohemian yet cozy set up and name rooms like Joplin or Cocker. Includes continental breakfast and wifi/cable in each room. A getaway that definitely promises Peace, love and a wonderful stay.