Romantic Places in New York
An arts colony since 1902, Woodstock continues to attract artists, musicians, and writers to its peaceful rural village.
The Villa at Saugerties
159 Fawn Rd.
T:+1 845-246-0682. 4 room b&b. US$ 120-
Two former Manhatten designers created this Villa just outside Woodstock.
Lazy Meadow Motel
5191 Rt. 28
Mt. Tremper, NY
T: +1 845 688-7200. US$ 250-
Designed by B52’s band member Kate Pierson, her dream getaway has gnomes, “fabulous fifties” turquoise kitchens, psychedelic rooms, designer linen and mid-century modern furniture including some Eames pieces.
The Graham & Co.
80 Route 214
T: +1 845 688-7871
Two Manhattan designers did a fresh take on this mid-century motel using industrial fixtures, cowhide rugs, reclaimed wood and vintage furnishings. Located a few blocks off Main St.
Best known for its mountain peaks and lakes, upper New York state also includes expansive blocks of backcountry interspersed with romantic hotels, private homes, villages, farms, museums and artisan shops.
HCRl, Box 65
Saranac Lake, New York
T: +1 518 891-5674. 11 rooms. $920-
Formerly a wilderness lodge for the Rockefellers, this romantic hotel is located deep in New York’s Adirondack wilderness, on Saranac Lake.
Lake Placid Lodge
Lake Placid, NY
T: +1 518 523-2700. 34 rooms. $425-
Adirondack rustic elegant lodging with sweeping lake views.
Famed for its landscape artists, its academies—both military and culinary—and its luxurious summer mansions built by turn-of-the century New York magnates.
Millbrook Country House
506 Sharon Tpke
T: +1 845 677 9570. 4 room b&b. US$ 200-
1808 Duchess County colonial house furnished with Italian antiques and a generous library. This romantic hotel is owned by a former editor of Gourmet magazine.
Castle on the Hudson
400 Benedict Avenue
Tarrytown, Hudson Valley, NY
T: +1 914 631-1980. 30 rooms. US$ 285-
General Howard’s mock-Norman hilltop castle, now a hotel and restaurant.
Olde Rhinebeck Inn
340 Wurtemburg Road
Rhinebeck, Hudson Valley, NY
T: +1 845 871-1745. b&b. $195-
18th century farmhouse inn with authentic touches.
New York City
The big apple
35 E. 76th St.
New York, NY
T: +1 212 744-1600. 180 rooms; US$ 500-
A silk-stocking landmark located one block over Central Park in New York, this romantic hotel in New York City is refined and elegant.
Crosby Street Hotel
79 Crosby Street
New York, NY
T: +1 212 226 6400. 86 rooms. US$ 495-
A stylishly designed romantic New York city hotel.
1170 Broadway (at 28th St).
New York City
T: +1 885 796-1505. 168 rooms. US$ 395-
Turn of the century restored Beaux-Arts building with interiors by French designer Jacques Garcia. Each romantic hotel room is appointed with richly textured custom-designed furnishings and original artwork.
299 Madison at 41st (Midtown New York)
New York, New York T: +1 212 983-4500. 60 rooms. US$ 245-
The design of the bedroom is based on the dewey decimal system so if your room number corresponds to ‘Religion, Native American’, you’ll find books and decorative items relating to same.
New York, New York
T: +1 212 941-8900. 88 rooms. US$ 475-
Formerly a brick warehouse, Robert De Niro;s latest TriBeCa venture was created using reclaimed wood and luxurious materials. Each guestroom is unique.
An eastern suburb of New York City, featuring both a quiet pastoral North Fork and an upscale see-and-be-seen South Fork (The Hamptons).
East Hampton, South Fork
Restaurants, shops, beaches & celebrities.
Baker House 1650
181 Main St.
East Hampton, N.Y.
T: +516 324-4081. 5 room b&b. US$ 375-, high season.
More English country manor than New York, this romantic hotel is like “staying at grandma’s in the Hamptons, if grandma is a bit rich”.
c/o The Maidstone
207 Main St.
East Hampton, NY
T: +1 631 324-500.6 19 rooms. US$ 310-
Scandavian hotelier recently renovated the 17th century inn and restaurant overlooking East Hamtpon’s village green and pond.
Southampton, South Fork
Manicured lawns, high hedges and old money.
The Village Latch Inn
101 Hill Street
T: +1 631 283-2160. 67 rooms US$ 250-
Located on five acres right in the center of town, the tall hedged, wide lawn, 1900’s era “Great Gastby” classical facade houses eccentric, romantic and artsy rooms, designed by the owners who previously worked in theatre and in commercial films.
Amagansett, South Fork
Great beach, bay and live music scene.
Inn at Windmill Lane
23 Windmill Lane
T: +1 631 267 8500. 7 suites and 3 cottages. US$ 800+
Stylish inn with private patios and wood-burning fireplace suites. Each of the cottages has its own gym and steam room.
Shelter Island, Long Island
Secluded retreat located in the waters between Long Island’s South and North Forks. Accessible by boat or ferry.
La Maison Blanche
11 Stearns Point Road
Long Island, NY
T: +1 631 749-1633. 8 rooms. US$ 180-
Century old white Victorian mansion updated into a chic modern south-of-France-style beach inn. The romantic hotel has a Gallic brasserie onsite and is just a stone’s throw from Crescent Beach.
North Fork, Long Island
Farms, sunflowers, vineyards and salt marshes. Low-key North Fork shares the Great Peconic Bay with South Fork across the water. The village of Cutchogue is located in the heart of Long Island’s wine country.
Shinn Estate Farmhouse
2000 Oregon Rd.
Mattituck, North Fork, Long Island
T: +1 631 298-8556. 4 room b&b. US$ 225-
This updated 1880’s-era farmhouse overlooks a vineyard. The Shinns formerly owned a beloved NYC restaurant, Home, before going into the wine business. Located within walking distance of the vineyards and beach.