Ditch the Car for These Sweet Walkable Digs

  |  March 26, 2015

Driving is great when you’re blasting down backroads in your brand new Ferrarri F12 Berlinetta Lusso, lovingly rebodied by Carozzeria Superleggera Touring in aluminum alloys and carbon fibre with the leonine roar of a 6.3 liter V12 making over 700 horsepower saturating the finely upholstered leather cabin. But let’s be honest, otherwise it kinda sucks. Traffic, speeding tickets, potholes, maintenance, and finding parking all make driving a chore so much of the time, and if you’re like some of us it’s just something you’d rather not do on vacation if you can help it (Ferraris excepted). Don’t worry though, we’ve got you covered. Here are three great places to stay upstate where you can leave your car at home and walk to where you need to go. Do it, it’s good for you.

1) Loft at Beacon Falls


Price/night: $300
Accommodations: Entire Apartment / 1 bed
Max guests: 4
Min stay: 2 nights
House description:
Beacon is definitely one of the most walkable towns in the area, and with plenty to walk to. This apartment is within a mile of lots of great restaurants, galleries, and shops. Those with more sensible shoes might even make the trek to DIA: Beacon, or if not the rates for a cab are pretty reasonable. Those that put fashion over function won’t mind that the apartment practically sits on top of The Roundhouse, one of the areas premiere restaurants. Did we mention the light up waterfalls? Yes, light-up waterfalls.

Sample reviews:

This is a gorgeous, spacious apartment with lots of natural light and an ideal location, right off of Main Street in Beacon. Elizabeth was a great host, very kind and responsive, and we had a wonderful time. Highly recommended!

2) Victorian In Saugerties Village


Price/night: $105
Accommodations: Private Room, 1 Bed
Max guests: 2
Min stay: 1 night
House description:
If you like antiques, Saugerties is the place to go and this charming 1870s Victorian is the place to stay. As comfortable as that bed looks we almost want to sleep on those beautiful wood floors, just to be closer to them. Located just two blocks from shops and restaurants, you can leave your car at home. Be sure to check out the Dutch Ale House for a great tap beer selection, or Lucky Chocolates for handcrafted confections, and really, what else do you need?

Sample reviews:

We absolutely love this B&B as well as Laura & Jay! They are total super hosts and make your stay truly incredible and memorable. This was actually our second time staying there since we loved it so much the first time. And we will soon be back! We highly recommend staying here and also exploring the wonderful town of Saugerties. They are both gems;)

3) Newly Renovated in Heart of Hudson


Price/night: 200
Accommodations: Entire Home, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Beds
Max guests: 4
Min stay: 2
House description:
This is the perfect loft for those looking to explore Hudson on foot. Just a couple minutes from the Amtrak station and right in the heart of town, it’s entirely accessible. Hudson is definitely one of the jewels in the crown of our humble valley, and features myriad darling shops, art galleries, and more. Restaurants offer plenty of variety, from something more casual like American Glory BBQ , to something sybaritic like Fish & Game, one of the valley’s premeire farm-to-table establishments.

Sample reviews:

What a lovely weekend! I took my girlfriend up to Hudson to celebrate her birthday and we stayed at Chuck’s apartment. He is a man of impeccable taste and had decorated and appointed the place beautifully. If you’re interested in doing some shopping yourself, he owns the store below and has some great items there too! Another big plus is his communication: always responded immediately and courteously.
The apartment was everything we were hoping for and more. We were thinking of returning to Hudson when the weather improves — we will look nowhere else but this apartment.

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Peter Daniel Martin wants to see, and do, and eat, and drink everything amazing in the Hudson Valley, and everywhere else after that.

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