3 Best Winter Getaways Near Brooklyn


Plan a weekend escape into a serene space outside of the city

Brooklyn is an exciting and dynamic city to live in. With endless opportunities to experience arts and culture, upscale restaurants to dine at, and vibrant nightlife locations along every street— there is always something going on. But with people all around and burnout levels growing higher as the weather gets colder and nights grow longer, sometimes what we need is cozy time away from the daily hustle and bustle of the city. Luckily for New Yorkers, there are plenty of opportunities to escape into nature. Here are some of the best-kept tucked-away secrets.

Getaway in the Catskills

Looking for a completely remote getaway and a weekend of serenity? Try Getaway. You can book a cabin in a quiet, woodsy location in the Catskills East or Catskills West. You are encouraged to unplug from life by locking away your phone for the entirety or part of your stay, connect with yourself or your guests, and enjoy quiet time in nature. Relax indoors by reading a book or playing board games, or go outside for a walk. It’s perfect for a solo creative retreat or a romantic, private weekend. Plus, every time you book a Getaway, they plant a tree!

Each cabin has fresh linens and queen beds, and you can customize the number of beds and the size of your cabin. They are quaint and built with a large window so you’ll always have a beautiful view of the trees. If you decide to relax outdoors, each cabin comes with a fire pit, a grilling grate, and a small picnic table area. Inside, there is a full kitchen to cook in and a bathroom to take a nice hot shower.

Get Outdoors in Hunter

If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous and don’t mind the cold, look no further than Hunter, New York. Up in this mountain town, you can find endless ways to get active while having fun. Go skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, or mountain biking. Bundle up and hike to Kaaterskill Falls for a gorgeous view, and hop on the longest and highest zipline in North America. 

If you want to make it a weekend affair, consider staying at Scribner’s Lodge, a rustic, modern lodge that has panoramic deck views of the mountains. If you’d rather stay put and relax, you can hang out by the lodge’s fire pit and try different foods at Prospect, their famed restaurant. There are also many delicious hometown restaurants nearby. 

Drink, Eat, and Play in Connecticut

While some prefer complete relaxation and others prefer being active, there are many who define a getaway as a balance between the two. At the Winvian Farm, stay in one of their 18 designer cottages on a sprawling 113 acres of land. It’s quite the view during winter, with white snow blanketing the gorgeous property. 

There are a plethora of activities at the resort, including cooking and gardening classes, complimentary bikes, a luxurious spa to relax in, a wine cellar to explore and drink through, and seasonal feasts to partake in at the restaurant. Outside of the hotel, try local excursions such as riding in a hot air balloon, horseback riding, tubing, clay shooting, and hiking.

Looking for More to Do?

For more getaways near Brooklyn, check out Thrillist’s and TimeOut’s roundups. If you’re looking to make the move to Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, or Park Slope so you’re always in close proximity to fun events in NYC, contact us today. We would love to assist you in finding the perfect Brooklyn real estate or homes for sale in NYC. To get the inside scoop on all things lifestyle in New York, read our other blog posts here

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