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Travel Fantasy: The Glen Wilde

The Glen Wilde in upstate New York

Do you have any travel plans this summer? I’m eyeing The Glen Wilde, which opened this weekend in upstate New York and looks really cool. Take a peek…

Glen Wilde rentals in upstate New York

In the 1950’s, the property had been a vacation community called Paradise Cove. Families visited every summer, but over the years, the place grew dilapidated and closed down. Now two friends — Josh Farley and Jeremy Floto — are bringing it back to life.

The Glen Wilde in upstate New York

“Renovating the cabins was surreal,” Farley told us. “People who had rented every summer had gradually stopped coming. We found original Star Wars bedsheets still tucked onto beds. And great vintage mugs and plates that we’re now reusing.”

The Glen Wilde in upstate New York

One- and two-bedroom bungalows are spread around 11 acres, less than two hours from New York City. The grounds have fire pits, hammocks and a big picnic table. It would be so fun and relaxed to go with friends.

The Glen Wilde in upstate New York

Nearby, there are apple orchards, wineries, antique stores, a brewery and a swimming hole with a waterfall. “One of the best surprises, which we didn’t realize when we purchased it, is that the property backs up onto woods with hiking trails,” says Farley. “Plus a river and a great two-mile trek that puts you right into a cool old-school playground.”

The Glen Wilde in upstate New York

Wouldn’t you love to go? Where else are you planning to travel this summer?

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  1. Martha says...

    Thank you for the tip! Heading to Glen Wilde this weekend with family to celebrate big birthdays – my husband’s 35th and my father’s 70th! Can’t wait. Xo

  2. this would be a great trip to do with a huge group of friends!

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  3. Looks brilliant – ticks a lot of boxes for a great place to stay. We are heading to France this summer, staying in a Gite in the Loire Valley. I am looking forward to mooching around the local markets and drinking chilled rose. This year we are doubly lucky as the Tour de France is passing through the local town, which should keep my husband and teen sons happy!

    • nicole b. says...

      Elaine, this is my dream!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      that sounds incredible!

  4. That looks amazing! Reminds me of what my friend Lex at the Noon Collection did with an old 1950s lodge in Big Bear, Calif. Similar aesthetic! I’m in L.A., so NY doesn’t make sense, but I want to try and go up there to Big Bear this summer. :)

    http://www.nooncollection.com/#/noon-lodge-at-mallard-bay/

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      SO cool!

  5. Ann says...

    Headed to Co. Waterford Ireland in august as NYC is BRUTAL!….Ardmore is a beautiful little village and the Cliff Walk there is breathtaking! Heading on then to Lismore a pretty little village and its environs…the scenery i.e the Castle gardens and surrounding countryside is breathtaking (Ballyduff Upper and the back roads are amazing…did it a few years back and can’t wait to do it again!

  6. That looks amazing! Last summer, my boyfriend and I rented a cabin one night, and a yurt another night, in the Porcupine Mountains in the western U.P. as part of our long road trip up t here. It was amazing to be alone in the woods–and the cabin was actually right on Lake Superior! Cabins like at Glen Wilde would be nice, too…and not require planning all your weird campfire meals ahead of time.

    This year, we’re going to Iceland with a few friends who suggested it–eep!

  7. Yet another thing to add to my list of places I want to go. Do they need help running it? Can I just permanently live there?

  8. Baby #2 is due in the middle of July, so no summer travel plans for us. However, we do plan to take a family (my parents, my sister, and my husband and our 2!! kids) to Orange Beach, AL, in September. We’re still new to living in the South, so we’re looking forward to exploring the Gulf Coast and finding our favorite beaches.

  9. We have stayed closer to home since my three year old was born. Vacationing mostly in New England, but last year we ventured to the Adirondacks and Montreal via train. In August we will welcome baby no. 2 and stick somewhat close to home visiting Cape Cod, Maine and New Hampshire through out the summer and fall.

  10. What a dream summer retreat! All I really want to do this summer is cook out, ride my bike, and lay in the sun. Not glamorous, but very relaxing! :)

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      honestly, that sounds like a dream summer.

    • The history about this place and that wonderful name “Paradise Cove” was enough to get my interest. :)

      Since I live in Sweden, I guess I have to rely on, that someone from Cup of Jo’s team or its readers spend a few days on the property and then come back with a great story and photo series?!

  11. Laura C says...

    As always, heading to Italy in August. People would tell me that I am lucky, but that’s not really a pleasure trip always… I’m not going where I want to go. I’m going at my in-laws.

  12. This looks so beautiful and tranquil! We head to London and the Cotswolds at the end of this month and then Provence in mid-July with family. I’m really looking forward to both and need to get back to planning! : )

  13. mona says...

    we are spending our vacation in Denmark. Rented a cabin/rental house by the limfjord for 2 weeks and then will go to a huge tropical water park (google: “lalandia”) and then some days in Aarhus. Also we will take a ferry over to southern Norway (city: Kristiansand) and there we will stay a few nights in the zoo! they have a pirates village where we will be overnighting. (google: abrahavn, Kristiansand zoo). Lots of fun for the kids.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      wow!!!

  14. Theresa says...

    Looks so relaxing! No travel plans for us as we are on the brink of a long distance move. We will definitely need a vacation after this!

  15. So awesome! I would LOVE to go. :) The styling is so Wes Anderson.

  16. This looks so quaint and lovely for a weekend getaway. I would love to find something like this in the Midwest.
    The hubby and I are taking our boys and the Labradoodle to Denver and Moab, Utah to hike, climb, and get dirty…can’t wait! Here’s to Summer!

  17. Looks so lovely!! Since Dirty Dancing was always my “home from school sick” movie growing up (along with Ferris Bueller, of course), the idea of a north eastern camp/resort has always been so romantic to me. Would love to go there with my family!

    This summer we are driving from Seattle to Yellowstone, to spread my grandpa’s ashes, and then continuing our drive to New York, as we have some friends getting married in Long Island. Then, leaving my husband in Brooklyn since he works there and I’m heading back west with our two kiddos. I may need some pointers on how to survive that trip with a 1 and 3 year old!

  18. Olivia says...

    The room looks a tad claustrophobic, no? :/

  19. I’m forwarding this to my friend Camille. She’d love it!
    I’m headed to Alaska for a few days this weekend. I can’t wait to explore Denali and go salmon fishing! They clean, cut, package and freeze the fish so we can get it back to California. Jet Blue had some solid deals out of Long Beach airport.

  20. Problem with travel is always wanting to *live there*. If only…

  21. Tina says...

    That is a giant pat of butter on a small stack of pancakes. My kind of pancakes!

    On a side note, we’re going to Sweden! Never been but I’ve always wanted to. Can’t wait!

    • Daniela says...

      Swede here, well I’m an expat in the states. Just got back from Stockholm – enjoy!

  22. Laura says...

    It also kind of reminds me of the place Dirty Dancing is supposed to take place at! Kellermans, was it?

    • Jen says...

      If you want to visit “Kellerman’s” you can head to Mountain Lake Resort in Pembroke, VA which is where the movie was filmed. I got married there (because it’s pretty, not for any connection to the movie).

    • Sofia says...

      Yes! Exactly what I was thinking as well.

  23. yael steren says...

    I’m traveling to Israel to visit family!! I usually go every year! This year I am going to try and take my camera and shoot looks for the blog!! Hope you had a lovely Memorial Day weekend! xx yael

    http://www.yaelsteren.com/blog/

  24. S says...

    This looks like it would be an amazing place to plan a wedding!

  25. Dawn says...

    The Glen Wilde sounds super charming. I love how they are honoring the spirit of the resort by intertwining some of the found objects into the rooms! My family had tickets in July to go to Italy and Colmar, France for a friend’s wedding (the wedding was NYC themed), but we had to postpone because my son just recently broke his ankle. So we are staying closer to home and visiting Minneapolis! We’ll be using your recent guide and hope to book a stay on the Covington Inn, go to Pizzeria Lola for a Lady Zaza pizza, and plan a date night with no kids to the Norseman Distillary. :)

    • Amy says...

      Minneapolitan here; welcome (soon) to our city! On one of your evenings, don’t miss going to the Izzy’s Ice Cream location in Minneapolis and then heading across the street and down the hill just a titch to the Stone Arch Bridge. Hardly a prettier place to be in the city on a warm summer evening. (Plus delicious ice cream! Yay ice cream!)

  26. This looks amazing. With the crazy weather New York had this weekend, I want to plan some weekends away!

  27. jeannie says...

    I would love to visit this place! It looks so incredibly relaxing and a wonderful place to hang out as a family and also meet some other people.

  28. what a great place to tuck away with some good books and a fresh journal and sketchpad!! the stuff of nostalgic summertime daydreams!

  29. I’m headed to Yosemite with my Mother-In-Law next week, then on to Maui with my best friend a few days later (2 weeks from Sunday! Wahoo!). Fourth of July will be spent in Tahoe. Then a long trip back to the East Coast to visit my parents in CT, and my in-laws at Squam Lake in New Hampshire. Summer ends with a 10 day camping trip at Mono Hot Springs- super rustic camping in the High Sierras! Now that I type it all out it seems like A LOT of travel…The husband, dog and I have a fun next few months! xoxox

  30. Pamela says...

    Thanks for the tip. I just booked our Labor Day plans for there to celebrate our son’s second birthday! We love the Catskills.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      that’s awesome!!

  31. Michelle says...

    Reading this I instantly thought of the movie A Walk on the Moon with a young Anna Paquin. In the movie they go to a camp that I always thought seems pretty ideal and I long for an experienced like that for my own kids. This seems awesom! However, don’t think we will make the trip from Santa Monica this year 😭

  32. Alice Quin says...

    My boyfriend and I are going to Prince Edward Island. It has been my dream to visit for years! He booked a stay as a surprise, but I got it out of him and now I ma counting the days. These bungalows look fantastic too!

    • Laura C says...

      Oh really?! That’s awesome!! I’d LOVE to visit Canada and all those islands, since I read Anne or Green Gables- I know, I am very naïve-
      Have a nice stay there Alice!
      xox

  33. Natalie Brennan says...

    whoa!! this place looks fantastic. we have been longing for a cabin outside the city for years, but we can’t afford it at the moment, so this looks like the perfect solution!

  34. Jenn says...

    oh. my. goodness. now, I am obsessed now too. how friggin cute!

  35. carol says...

    traveling to Hong Kong for the first time then Seoul for the sixth time.
    Yay for June !

  36. My fantasy is always to introduce my kid to my beloved Kenya. But I think we will be doing a staycation, which will include seeing the Bastille Day fireworks, or embrasement, of th Cite of Carcassonne.