There are few things more wonderful than New York City's proximity to the charm and quiet-nature of the small towns along the Hudson River. A short drive north of the city, Travis and I checked into the Hasbrouck House, nestled in the town of Stone Ridge, New York. Upon arriving at the hotel, we knew it was going to be hard to leave. We found ourselves sitting by the fire on a daily basis, sipping cocktails at the bar, and enjoying multiple meals from the hotel's restaurant, Butterfield. In short, we were able to relax - something we rarely take the time to do in the city.