Lodgings for Leaf Peepers: New York State

New York Hotels and Inns to Consider for Your Fall Foliage Trip

Thayer Hotel at West Point NY
••• The dramatic fireplace in the lobby of the Thayer Hotel at West Point will warm you on a cool fall day in New York State. © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

As a native of New York's Hudson Valley, I must say that New York can rival New England for copious fall colors. From the Hudson Valley to the Adirondacks, from the Catskills to Niagara Falls, dramatic fall scenery awaits in NY. Start here to find some of the best New York fall foliage lodging options and packages at hotels, inns, and B&Bs:

High Peaks Resort

See the brilliant fall colors of the Adirondacks from this convenient home base in the heart of Lake Placid.

Check rates and reviews at TripAdvisor

Bear Mountain Inn

The spectacular 1915 Bear Mountain Inn is set in the beautiful surroundings of Bear Mountain State Park in Harriman, New York. The inn has been recently renovated, and fall accommodations are available in the Overlook Lodge's 24 guest rooms, as well.

The Desmond

Explore New York's capital city, Albany, this autumn from your digs at The Desmond, a classic hotel with indoor courtyards, an indoor pool, and a casual restaurant, Simpson's. Check rates and reviews at TripAdvisor

Diamond Mills Hotel

In the village of Saugerties, New York, where a Mum Festival is an annual fall tradition, this boutique hotel with its own upscale, on-site tavern is a luxurious place to crash after days of exploring the Hudson Valley and the Catskill Mountains.

The Otesaga Resort Hotel

Situated on picturesque Lake Otsego in Cooperstown, New York, this historic hotel has welcomed guests since 1909.

Visit the Baseball Hall of Fame, then head out from Cooperstown on a scenic fall foliage drive through the New York countryside.

The Red Coach Inn

This Tudor-style inn overlooking the Upper Rapids of Niagara Falls can be the romantic setting for your autumn escape to western New York. It has welcomed guests since 1923.

Fall is not only a lovely time of year to view famous Niagara Falls, it's the perfect season for touring the Niagara Wine Trail.

River Edge Mansion Bed & Breakfast

This historic inn is located on the scenic Erie Canal near Oneida Lake, just minutes from Syracuse, New York.

Rocking Horse Ranch Resort

Highland, New York, is home to this great fall family escape. There's so much to do! Check out the all-inclusive fall package rates at New York's best-known dude ranch.

The Sagamore

The Sagamore on New York's Lake George, a luxurious hideaway since 1883, offers fall visitors stunning views of the changing leaves and proximity to fun fall activities including lake cruises. Check rates and reviews at TripAdvisor

The Thayer Hotel

On the picturesque grounds of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the Hotel Thayer is a spectacular destination for fall. It's also a great spot for Sunday brunch if you're staying over after an Army home football game. Check rates and reviews at TripAdvisor

Your Autumn in New England Headquarters

Looking for more New England fall foliage travel inspiration? Start with New England Fall Foliage Central, where you'll find all you need to plan a memorable autumn escape.