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Escape to Upstate NY: A Girls Weekend Getaway in New Paltz, NY

Sips, Shops, and Serenity: Crafting the Perfect Girls' Weekend Getaway in Upstate NY


Private flower design class at Watergrasshill B&B

Welcome to Watergrasshill Bed & Breakfast, your serene escape nestled in the heart of New Paltz, NY. Whether you're planning a trip with your best girlfriends, a mother-daughter retreat, or a sisters getaway, we've curated the perfect weekend itinerary for you to make the most of your stay at our charming bed and breakfast. Our cozy rooms, rustic charm, and warm hospitality provide the perfect backdrop for a memorable weekend away with your favorite girls.


From outdoor adventures to indulgent spa experiences, cultural exploration to culinary delights, our itinerary is designed to cater to a variety of interests and preferences. Whether you're an avid hiker, a spa enthusiast, or a foodie at heart, Watergrasshill welcomes you with open arms to experience the magic of Upstate NY.


Friday: Arrival and Relaxation


4:00 PM - Check-in: Your girls getaway starts when you arrive at Watergrasshill B&B and settle into one of our 5 cozy guest rooms.  You can have the place to yourself with a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10 overnight guests. Guests enjoy access to a back patio with stunning mountain views, a cozy living room, front porch with rocking chairs and dining room with self-serve coffee/tea available at any time throughout your stay. Take a moment to unwind and soak in the tranquil atmosphere of our countryside retreat.


Wallkill Valley Trail Trail

5:00 PM - Evening Stroll on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail: Take a leisurely stroll on the nearby Wallkill Valley Rail Trail, less than a quarter-mile from our driveway. Enjoy the serene ambiance and scenic views as you meander along this picturesque trail.


7:00 PM - Dinner Downtown New Paltz: Indulge in a delectable dinner at one of New Paltz's renowned restaurants, offering farm-to-table delights and artisanal flavors. Sample local cuisine and savor the authentic tastes of the Hudson Valley. After dinner choose to have a drink at one of many local cocktail bars or bring a home a local bottle of local wine to enjoy in the comfort of your home away from for the weekend, Watergrasshill B&B.



Saturday: Adventure, Relaxation, and Exploration

Blueberry Muffins at Watergrasshill B&B

9:00 AM - Breakfast at Watergrasshill: Start your day with a hearty breakfast served at our bed and breakfast, featuring farm-fresh ingredients and homemade delights to fuel your adventures ahead. How does a garden frittata sound? With a side of lemon arugula greens, a blueberry muffin and a peach parfait.



Nature Option: Embark on an exhilarating hike along the trails of Mohonk Preserve or Minnewaska State Park. Discover cascading waterfalls, breathtaking vistas, and lush forests as you immerse yourself in nature's beauty.


Relaxation Option: Indulge in a pampering spa experience, where you can unwind with luxurious treatments and rejuvenating massages. Let go of stress and tension as you indulge in a blissful day of relaxation and self-care.


Tourist Option: Explore the charming streets of downtown New Paltz, lined with boutique shops, art galleries, and historic landmarks. Immerse yourself in the local culture as you stroll through the vibrant community and discover hidden gems around every corner.


3:00 PM - Visit to a Local Winery: Indulge in a tasting experience at one of the nearby wineries, where you'll sample a variety of handcrafted wines while soaking in panoramic views of the surrounding vineyards. Learn about the winemaking process and savor the flavors of the Hudson Valley.



6:00 PM - Spend the Night In: Private Chef: Indulge in a culinary experience like no other right here at Watergrasshill. We can arrange for a private chef to come to the B&B and cook a delicious farm to table meal served on the gorgeous patio overlooking the mountains. Or you could have a hands-on cooking class take place right in our kitchen studio. Learn insider tips and techniques as you prepare a gourmet meal using fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced from nearby farms.


Sunday: Farewell and Fond Memories


Yogurt parfair

9:00 AM - Farewell Breakfast: Enjoy one last leisurely breakfast with your girls at Watergrasshill before bidding farewell to our cozy retreat. Indulge in your favorite morning treats and reminisce about the unforgettable moments shared during your weekend getaway.


11:00 AM - Check-out: Depart from Watergrasshill with cherished memories and a renewed sense of rejuvenation. As you embark on your journey back home, carry the tranquility of our countryside haven with you, knowing that you're always welcome to return to our warm hospitality in New Paltz, NY.




12:00 PM Nature Option: Experience the simple joys of fresh flower picking at a local flower farm. Select your favorite blooms and create a beautiful bouquet to bring a touch of nature's beauty back home with you. Or ask us about the option to host a private floral design class at the B&B!


Relaxation Option:  Continue your journey of relaxation with a visit to a nearby yoga studio. Unwind with a rejuvenating yoga session amidst the tranquil surroundings of the Shawankgunk Mountains. Let the gentle flow of movement and breath restore your mind, body, and spirit, leaving you feeling refreshed and revitalized.


Tourist Option: Before you leave, why not indulge in one more quintessential Hudson Valley experience? Head to a nearby farm for some local fruits and vegetables. In the Fall, stop by a local orchard for apple picking and cider tasting. Enjoy the crisp autumn air as you wander through the orchard, picking fresh apples and sipping on delicious cider.


Hudson Valley Farm with beautiful flowers

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life with your best girls and discover the magic of the picturesque Hudson Valley, where every moment is a cherished memory waiting to be made. We'd be happy to answer any questions you may have about this sample itinerary or for pricing and availability. Feel free to give us a call or email us for more information. We look forward to hosting you at Watergrasshill for an unforgettable weekend girls getaway in Upstate NY.

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