The Hudson Valley is a good place to plan a last-minute summer getaway if you don't want to hit the beach this year. There are still some rentals available with rates considerably lower than what you will find at popular beach destinations like the Jersey Shore and the Hamptons.
Another plus: Hudson Valley is close to New York City so you don’t have to travel far. Depending on what town you go to, you can skip a car and take MetroNorth or Amtrak.
If you aren’t sure which area to visit, popular places include Kingston, a small city where you’ll find Kingston Uptown Historic District and local restaurants like Deisings and Savona’s and still have access to nature; Woodstock, where you can hike at Overlook Mountain and stroll down Tinker Street; Rhinbeck, where you can dine at historic Beekman Arms and picnic at riverfront parks like Rhinecliff Landing; Cold Spring, home to Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve, and Hudson, a popular LGBTQ destination with trendy shops and eateries along Warren Street.
So to help with your last-minute vacation plans, here are five rentals that are still available in Hudson, Woodstock, Hyde Park, Taghkanic, and Phoenicia.
This three bedroom, one and a half bath has availability at the end of August for $343 a night. The house sleeps six and pets are not allowed. It has a patio with a grill and dining table, covered porch, street parking, a breakfast bar, and washer/dryer. Lil’ Deb’s Oasis and Oakdale Lake are nearby.
This two bedroom, one bath is available at the end of August for $345 a night. It sleeps up to four people and dogs are allowed for a $75 weekly fee. Brooke Cottage features oversized windows with mountain views, a fireplace, gas stove, bluestone patio with a grill and dining table, and AC units. Woodstock Waterfall Park and Oriole 9 are nearby.
This three bedroom, one bath is available in August for $375 a night. The house sleeps up to eight people and pets are allowed with a $40 fee. It has a sunroom, large yard, patio with seating and a grill, fireplace, air conditioning, and a washer/dryer. The Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site and Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site are nearby.
This four bedroom, three bath is available throughout August for $472 a night. It sleeps up to 10 people and pets are allowed. The house has oversized windows with mountain views, high ceilings, a patio, wraparound deck with a grill and dining table, and fire pit. Lake Taghkanic State Park and West Taghkanic Diner are nearby.
This three bedroom, two and a half bath has availability in August for $523 a night. The house sleeps six and pets are not allowed. It has an inground pool, patio, high ceilings, a patio, sunroom, outdoor dining table, fire pit, and a fireplace. Empire State Railway Museum and Phoenicia Diner are nearby.
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