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Deal: Win Tickets to Upstate Films

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One way that upstate New York is competitive with the city is in the movie department: Upstate Films, with outlets in Woodstock and Rhinebeck, shows some of the best of the indies, foreigns, and just darned good film.

Chronogram Deals has a contest going: enter to win two free tix to the beloved theater, which serves delicious goodies to accompany your sumptuous cinema experience. If you win, um, take us?

Category: Deals, Rhinebeck, Woodstock

By: lisa | 7 June 2013 01:00 PM | No Comments

Deal: Thoreau’s Cabin, 53% Off

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What, you say? Thoreau didn’t take up residence near Taberg, NY? Well, don’t tell that to the owners of the Wellnesste Lodge, who have a Groupon going for their cute little cabins, one of which they’ve named Thoreau. It’s a little west of our general territory, but still looks like a great place to vacation.

Here’s the skinny:

  • Nestled in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, the 60-acre estate borders more than half a mile of private riverfront, near hardwood forests, wetlands, and fields of wildflowers.
  • Conservationist Christophe Marin founded the lodge as a place of tranquility and restoration. You’ll find quiet spots to mediate throughout the resort.
  • The red clapboard cabins have charming, rustic touches. An original Craftsman-style fireplace crackles in the Thoreau cabin, and Leopold’s cabin features natural, rough-cut pine harvested from the property.
  • During the summer, tubers, kayakers, and fishermen flock to the whitewater rapids of Fish Creek, which runs right past the lodge.
  • A s’mores kit of graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows (included with this Groupon) can be enjoyed at the resort’s beachside fire pits.
  • Nearby attractions include the Erie Canal Village, The Underground Railroad Heritage Trail, and Fort Stanwix National Monument.

Get your Groupon here.

Category: Deals

By: lisa | 24 April 2013 01:00 PM | No Comments

Another Spot for Travel Deals in Upstate New York

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You know already about Chronogram Deals, which can get you anything from discounted yoga classes to free tickets to cultural events. And perhaps you’ve partaken of some Groupon Getaways and such.

Yesterday we learned that the New York State’s tourism site also has a deals section. A perfunctory perusal turns up crafting weekends in Warwick, some discounted outlet shopping and some luxury accommodations with designer robes. Meanwhile, the search for rustic luxury continues: stay tuned for more on state park cabins.

Category: Deals

By: lisa | 15 March 2013 01:00 PM | No Comments

Deal: The Thayer Hotel

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We have been in the Thayer, though haven’t actually spend the night here. But, man, it’s in a beautiful spot in the Highlands, and one needs no affiliation with West Point to stay. So, here’s a deal we caught wind of to do so for 30% off, courtesy of Groupon. A little more info: “Built in 1926, the hotel has hosted US presidents and international dignitaries visiting the Hudson Highlands. The hotel’s crenellated stone façades, soaring towers, and battlements reflect the Gothic architecture at West Point. Some options with this deal include a tour of the storied military academy.” Stays start at $98 for one weekday night to $474 for a weekend in an executive suite. Invite us over for dinner if you’re going.

Category: Deals, West Point

By: lisa | 1 March 2013 01:00 PM | No Comments