For a historic, country retreat about an hour’s drive from the city, in Milton, N.Y., escape to Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa. Choose from 13 unique guestrooms, and for the most private, book the North Cottage set inside a cliff overlooking the Hudson. Help yourself to 24-hour refreshments from the fridge, and ask the front desk for a tour of the property to see what most guests overlook: the animal farm, organic vegetable garden, and exquisitely furnished homes also available for rent on the outskirts. A delicious breakfast is served, though other meals must be eaten out. Just a short drive into town will bring you elegant dining at Ship Lantern Inn, with the best burgers are at the Raccoon Saloon.

220 North Road
845-795-1310
www.Buttermilkfallsinn.com