Scribners is a gem of a property in Hunter, NY. The level of comfort and attention to detail is phenomenal. The building has been around since 1966, but underwent a transformation in Fall 2016. The attention to detail is phenomenal, from the amazing staff, stylish comfy rooms and treats like s'mores kits and to-go bottles of their signature cocktails.
Plus the restaurant, Prospect is a can't miss. It really is an experience all on it's own. Cocktails and wine list are steller, and the food is as delicious and decadent as it is photogenic.
If, like me, you can barely drive to save your life, the property is easily accessible on the Trailways Bus from Port Authority. It stops just down the road from the property and depending on traffic and how many passengers are on board, the driver may turn around and drop you off right in front of the hotel. Mine was nice enough to give me front door service since the bus was pretty empty and the road clear. But it's a pretty smooth walk from the hotel to the bus stop if they can't drop you off, or when you are making your way back.
If you are looking for a mini trip somewhere close to New York, definitely check out Scribners! But be warned - it's so nice you will pretty much not want to bother leaving.