MetzWood Insurance's Guide to Winter Staycations Throughout the Hudson Valley

At Metzwood Insurance, we believe in the heart and soul of our community. That's why we've crafted detailed itineraries for staycations in five picturesque Hudson Valley towns. Each town offers its unique flavor and experiences, perfect for those looking to explore the richness of our local area.

Kinderhook: A Blend of History and Serenity

Stay: Old Dutch Inn, a boutique inn that beautifully blends its historical roots with luxurious modern comforts.
Do: Start with a soulful yoga session at Village Yoga, offering a peaceful retreat for mind and body rejuvenation.
Shop: Kinderhook presents delightful shopping experiences. Kinderhook Books offers a carefully curated selection of reads, while Kinderhook Bottle Shop, known for its Friday evening wine tastings, is a must-visit for wine enthusiasts.
Eat & Drink: For a delightful culinary experience, Morningbird is the go-to spot for coffee lovers and breakfast sandwich aficionados. For lunch, Saisonnier serves up seasonal dishes that are both comforting and gourmet. LaBella Restaurant serves up authentic Italian food that makes the perfect cozy winter dinner. 

Hillsdale: Cozy Vibes and Snowy Slopes

Stay: Nestle into the Little Cat Lodge, a haven of warmth and rustic charm in the heart of the mountains.
Do: Embrace the thrill of winter with a skiing adventure at Catamount, known for its beautiful trails and scenic views.
Shop: Discover local and American-made treasures at Hillsdale General Store and grab your local provisions for the weekend at Hillsdale Supermarket. For more shopping adventures, a short drive to Great Barrington offers an array of cute boutiques.
Eat & Drink: The Restaurant at Little Cat Lodge offers a gastronomic journey with its exquisite menu, while Roe Jan Brewing is the perfect spot to unwind with a craft beer.

Catskill: Where Nature Meets Nostalgia

Stay: Scribner's Catskill Lodge, an elegant blend of modern luxury and nostalgic charm, is set against a backdrop of stunning natural beauty.
Shop: Explore the eclectic Magpie Bookshop, find unique gifts at Mahalo Gift Shop, and indulge in artisanal delights at Catskill Chocolate Co.
Do: A hike to Kaaterskill Falls is a must for nature lovers, offering breathtaking views and serene trails.
Eat & Drink: Savor innovative dishes at New York Restaurant for dinner and drinks, and enjoy a sumptuous brunch at Gracie’s, a local favorite. Crossroads Brewing Company is serving up award-winning brews, stop in and get a flight to find your new favorite. 

Hudson: A Treasure Trove of Culture and Cuisine

Stay: Rivertown Lodge, a stylishly refurbished lodge that exudes a chic, welcoming atmosphere, or stay at the Howard Hotel located right in the heart of Hudson. 
Do: Experience the awe-inspiring views and rich history of Olana, or spend the day meandering through Warren Street's diverse array of antique shops.
Shop: Warren Street in Hudson is a shopper’s paradise, boasting an extensive range of antique shops, art galleries, and unique boutiques.
Eat & Drink: For a culinary treat, Talbott & Arding offers delightful lunch options and exquisite gifts, Upper Depot Brewing Co. for an evening of drinks, The Maker for exceptional pastries and coffee, and Feast & Floret for an elegant dinner experience.

Kingston: Historical Elegance Meets Modern Chic

Stay: Hotel Kinsley is a beautifully restored hotel that combines historic elegance with contemporary style.
Do: Delve into local history at the Hudson River Maritime Museum, an enriching experience for all ages.
Shop: Explore Kingston’s shopping scene with stops at Hamilton & Adams for unique finds, Rough Draft for books and a relaxing drink, Clove & Creek for artisan goods, and Newt for a blend of modern and classic styles.
Eat & Drink: Kingston’s culinary scene shines at LOLA for innovative dishes, Village Coffee & Goods for a cozy coffee break, and Restaurant Kinsley for a sophisticated dining experience.

These curated staycation itineraries in the Hudson Valley towns of Kinderhook, Hillsdale, Catskill, Hudson, and Kingston offer an array of experiences from serene retreats to culinary adventures. Discover the beauty and diversity of our community, and immerse yourself in the unique charm each town has to offer.

Get in touch with MetzWood today to explore insurance options from a community insurance agency! 

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