The Winter Clove Inn
- Rocking Chair Front Porch
Winter Clove Rd.
Round Top, NY
Best of Hudson Valley Winners: 2008
Pick: Editors' Picks
About: This classic mountain getaway offers a relaxing, friendly feel that's hard to come across these days. You'll find no phones or TVs in the 49 guest rooms; with 300 acres to enjoy, most guests prefer to just soak up the fresh air as they lazily sway back and forth in one of the 12 comfortable rocking chairs on the front porch. Until you come up here, you forget how everybody walks around with a cell phone attached to their head all the time, says Lenore Whitcomb, who owns the inn with her husband Bud. But there are plenty of activities if you want them, including an indoor pool for the kids, thousands of acres of hiking in the adjacent Catskill Park, and nearby antiquing. We're not a cookie-cutter, chain hotel. That's why people like it here, adds Whitcomb.
Best of Hudson Valley History:
2008 Editors' Pick — Best Rocking Chair Front Porch