The Roxbury (from $125, including breakfast) has pop-culture-inspired suites called the Shagadellic and George’s Spacepad, among other theme rooms. Borrow a DVD from the hotel’s 500-title collection or ask the office midweek for $24 lift tickets to nearby Belleayre Ski Resort.
Instow (from $110, including breakfast) is a painstakingly restored Victorian mansion once owned by railroad tycoon Jay Gould. Breakfast bonus: homemade cocoa zucchini cake.
Rent anything from a cottage to a colonial mansion for the weekend at A House Around the Bend. Most homes have a wood-burning stove or fireplace, and about half are dog-friendly.