Drive from NYC: 2 hours
Head north out of the city, joining the picturesque 9W highway along the way, and soon you’ll find yourself in the heart of the Catskills, an epic nature reserve complete with rugged mountains, fast-flowing rivers and impressive waterfalls.
Stay: The Graham & Co
At first glance, The Graham & Co. is a small motel on the edge of a sleepy riverside town. But, thanks to an impeccable job by a team of NYC-based designers, its organic vibe has hipsters flocking from far and wide. Each of its 20 rooms are minimal yet beautiful and activities plentiful; from the sleek black fixed-gear cruisers out front, to the idyllic pool and countless hiking trails.
Where? 80 Route 214, Phoenicia (+1 845 688 7871; thegrahamandco.com)