If boutique hotels in upstate New York are beyond your budget during the peak summer and fall season, consider off-season deals instead. For travel before May 1, travelers will find extra value for their dollar at hotels in the form of multiday packages, discounted spa treatments and midweek restaurant specials.
BOGO in Stone Ridge
Hasbrouck House, a restored 18th-century stone mansion in Stone Ridge, N.Y., is offering a midweek special through April 30. The “Stay One, Get One 50 percent Off” winter package offers 50 percent off the second night for stays booked from Sunday to Thursday. Snowshoe rentals and smores kits are free for all guests. The in-house restaurant, Butterfield, sources almost all of its ingredients from within 40 miles, ideal for those who enjoy local, seasonal cuisine. Get extra value with $20 bottles of wine on Thursdays and a three-course prix fixe for $35 on Sundays.
Massages and Bubbles in Milton
Spa lovers can also find value this spring. The peaceful Buttermilk Falls Inn and Spa in Milton, N.Y., has a package available through May 31 that includes a two-night stay, a 60-minute massage or facial, and a poolside spa lunch with prosecco for $725 ($1,030 if each part of the package were booked separately; available Sunday through Thursday). April is also Digital Detox Awareness month at the inn; surrender your phone and receive a free hand treatment with any facial or massage.
Fly Fishing and Mushroom Hunting in the Catskills
Discounts at Emerson Resort and Spa in the Catskill Mountains come with the opportunity to practice a hobby. Packages are built around guided fly fishing excursions, art workshops at the Woodstock School of Art and learning about edible mushrooms during a two-hour guided hike, led by expert mushroom hunters. Rates also include 20 percent off the regular room rate.
Fine Dining Discounts All Around
Restaurants also offer extra value for budget-savvy travelers, especially during the middle of the week. With an open kitchen and wood fired grill, Silvia in Woodstock has midweek discounts including 20 percent off all bottled wine on Mondays, $1 oysters on Thursdays and $5 happy hour draft beer and wine Mondays through Fridays. Duo Bistro in Kingston offers specials on Tuesdays, including $10 burgers and $6 margaritas.