Looking for a low-budget Xmas getaway from the East Coast.
November 2, 2011 5:21 PM   Subscribe

One person, I want to get out of NYC for a simple, quiet vacation at Christmas/New years; but on a real tight budget. A place to hike, read, sleep, or CCski. A cabin in the woods? A beach?Bed and Breakfast out of my range right now. Something available thru Amtrak or a bus. Go south?Any ideas?
posted by ebesan to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (4 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
A mountain in Canada?
posted by ebesan at 5:34 PM on November 2, 2011

It's be really helpful if you could give us an idea of your budget. A "tight" budget could mean $100, $500, $1000, depending on your perspective and how many days that budget is supposed to cover. An overnight trip? A week away?

Do you have friends who'd let you camp out in a spare bedroom if they're away traveling? Offer to house-sit or pet-sit in exchange for a free place to stay. Lots of people travel during this time frame and you could easily do this if you know the right people.
posted by HeyAllie at 5:46 PM on November 2, 2011

Check out outdoors organizations in New York. There may be group holiday bus trips to ski areas which would lower your costs. (But diminish the solitude part).
posted by bquarters at 6:26 PM on November 2, 2011

We love Phoenicia - there's so much to do, especially the Phoenicia Lodge. They're pretty reasonable, and great people. I believe there's a Trailways bus to get there from NYC.
posted by peagood at 8:21 PM on November 2, 2011 [1 favorite]

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