Upstate Overnights: Catskills Edition

Overnights in the Catskills reward you with rich relaxing experiences.

Choose from historic boutique hotels, tiny homes in the wilderness, or campgrounds. Or pick a creatively redesigned homes by fabulously talented locals.

Clearly, the Catskills are the perfect weekend destination. So, whether you’re a CapNY resident or just visiting for a few days, these spots are guaranteed to make your mini-vacay unique and Instagrammable.

1. Getaway Cabin Rentals

The Lowdown
The inside of a tiny home at Getaway

Getaway is a modern cabin rental service that’s facilitated completely online. You can find their tiny homes all over the country, deep in the woods. Get an overnight getaway to the Catskills sleeps up to four people and is dog-friendly! Aside from the basics, the homes include a kitchen, snacks, a firepit with fire starting materials, and a little library.

What Gabby Loves About This Space
Outside view of a tiny home

Not only does the idea of renting a modern tiny home in a naturesque bubble in the Catskills sound like a lovely adventure, but I love what they’re all about. Getaway encourages their guests to completely unplug from the everyday hustle, to spend the time connecting with loved ones (or yourself, if you’re a solo traveler like me), and to simply enjoy the beauty of nature. Oh, and another perk of booking a stay with them…they will make a donation to Feed America on your behalf! Your overnight getaway to the Catskills will do you good, in all the ways.

The Details

How it works: book your stay, get an email and text with your cabin address, name and key code, and enjoy. Simple as that! Curious about the price? I’ve seen these homes range from $179-$329 a night. Don’t wait to reserve your Getaway!

2. Scribner’s Catskill Lodge

The Lowdown
Scribner's Catskill Lodge

Scribner’s Catskill Lodge is designed to welcome a new generation of urban explorers to the four-season wonders of the Catskills. Offering clean and contemporary styled rooms and suites, along with an on-site restaurant with locally inspired cuisine, this lodge in the heart of the mountains is the base camp for adventurers.

What Gabby Loves About This Place
A view of the mountains from Scribner's Catskill Lodge

If there is one word about an overnight at Scribner’s Catskill Lodge, it’s aesthetic. The exterior and interior designs were thoughtfully curated to appeal to people who appreciate a contemporary feel. Oh, and the VIEWS! Especially from their outdoor decks and in-ground, heated pool…can’t beat it. Their website also shows you any “happenings” going on in the immediate area that you could enjoy. That’s a nice touch for those not familiar with the Catskills.

The Details

You can view any openings on this booking calendar. Check out their room and suite options via their gallery here!

3. Devil’s Tombstone Campgrounds

The Lowdown
A tent at Devil's tombstone

This is definitely different from the other brick-and-mortar places — we’re talking about good ol’ traditional camping. Stay overnight at the Devil’s Tombstone campgrounds – one of the oldest in the Catskill Forest Preserve. It’s a small campground with wooded sites, a small shallow lake — Notch’s Lake — and spots for boating, fishing, and hiking.

What Gabby Loves About This Spot
View from Devil's Tombstone

Devil’s Tombstone campgrounds offers 24 tent and trailer sites, two picnic areas with tables and fireplaces or charcoal grills, a playground, a volleyball net, horseshoes, and firewood for sale. Swimming, boating, and showers are available at North-South Lake Campground — 8 miles away.  Camping is a very affordable option and provides that rustic feel that many nature lovers crave. This campground provides hiking access to the 21-mile Devil’s Path Trail. This is a haven for serious hikers! It offers breathtaking views of the Central Catskills from the Buck Ridge Lookouts.

The Details

Book your stay quickly and easily here!

4. Winter Clove Inn & Resort

The Lowdown
Winter Clove Inn & Resort

Overnights at the Winter Clove Inn & Resort offer family-friendly, year-round, all-inclusive accommodations in Catskills country. Family owned and operated, this is one of the oldest resorts in Upstate New York. Guests can choose one of three lodging options depending on your space and amenities preference: The Carriage Lodge, The Oaks Lodge, and The Main Inn.

What Gabby Loves About This Place
Waterfall at  Winter Clove Inn

Overnights at the Winter Clove Inn provide what I love: a spacious, activity-filled place that caters to spending quality time with your family. Check out some of the activities they offer, here! Also, three meals a day are prepared by a chef and included in your stay! That’s a huge perk and value for people wanting to maximize their time exploring the outdoors. Speaking of the outdoors, Artist Falls is just a short walk out of your front door — a stunning waterfall complete with a covered bridge overlooking the magnificence.

The Details

You must call (518-622-3267) or email the resort to book your stay. You can click here to fill out a contact form! Scroll to the bottom of this link for rates.

5. Longneck Inn

The Lowdown
Long Neck Inn

Have you ever stayed on old zoo grounds? Pretty unique, huh! You can when you stay overnights at the Long Neck Inn, the former Catskill Game Farm. Once a 150 acre zoo with all types of animals, now the site hosts the Inn (five guest rooms). Plus, there are four upscale glamping sites! All are connected to 20+ miles of maintained mountain hiking and biking trails.

What Gabby Loves About the Space
Glamping at Long Neck Inn

The concept and theme of this place is so interesting. I wonder who thought of the idea of turning the zoo into an Inn and glamping accommodations — if you visit and find out the answer, let me know! What I love most are the charming glamping areas…it’s such a comfortable, immersive way to explore the Catskills.

The Details

Click here for more details about each room and space! Once you find your desired space, you can book right online.


Written by: Gabby Fisher

Gabby is a serial entrepreneur living solo with her toy poodle, Mochi, in Schenectady. She also happens to be the Senior Producer on the CapNY branding initiative!