Skip to content, or skip to search.

Skip to content, or skip to search.

The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Go Organic in Saugerties

Recuperate from city life with farmer's markets, fresh air, and enough hiking to work off the toxins.


1. Where to Stay

The modern breakfast bar with a classic view.   

The Villa at Saugerties (from $135) is a contemporary take on the B&B: a Mediterranean farmhouse outside and pure Philippe Starck inside. Five rooms swathed in natural fabrics and cool earth tones have a rustic Zen feel. But it's not all sleek modernism — there are still cookies and hot cocoa by the fireplace at night.

B&B purists prefer the restored Victorian Smythe House (from $115). Rooms are outfitted with stained-glass lamps, oriental rugs, antique furnishings, and four-poster beds. The Culinary Institute of America–trained chefs-owners prepare standout breakfasts to your specifications. Try the eggs en cocotte (baked with cream, butter, and Parmesan) or request a packed picnic lunch.

The restored lighthouse now features bed and breakfast accommodations.  

The secluded Saugerties Lighthouse (from $160) is accessible by a half-mile hike or by boat. The working lighthouse and conservancy has only two rooms available; book well in advance. Both rooms face the Hudson; view sunrise from the East Room and sunset from the West Room. From the tower, overlook the Catskills.

Published on Oct 11, 2006 as a web exclusive.

Current Issue
Subscribe to New York

Give a Gift