Cotton & Posies

by Carolina Fryer


This past weekend I was lucky to be offered a night at The Time Hotel, Nyack with my husband and daughter. I was very grateful to be offered this opportunity to enjoy a quick escape after the chaos of Thanksgiving. Without knowing much about the actual town of Nyack there was a little bit of trepidation, but away we went.

First impressions were that the hotel itself is pretty cool, and with hindsight gives you a good idea of what the town will be like. It is a converted factory building, not a traditional look, but really stands out. Inside the staff were a delight to deal with, and the décor being set up for Christmas looked really nice. The room itself was huge, and felt even bigger given the 11ft ceilings. The best part of the room, the giant mirror!! The bathroom was modern and clean, with some nice toiletries provided. The crib for Jayne fit really well with the décor, it was vintage looking, and although we have no idea how old it was (hopefully not too old), the rustic appearance was great.

Having settled into the room we ventured out into the town, our spirits not dampening by the atrocious weather. First stop, was the Gypsy Donut, packed full of cyclists. Honestly, a great idea and concept, and could definitely be a great spot to hang out when not so packed. The main town/high street is very pretty with lots of niche stores, and a nice not overly commercialized feeling. There was a beautiful Christmas store setup with a number of German items for sale, including dolls and some wonderful clocks. Another store to keep an eye out for is the Brooklyn Bakery!! The town also has a number of great restaurants, and it is a shame we didn’t get to sample them all as some of the menus looked phenomenal. In the rain we made our way down to the river, which at the time had a lot of work going on. The area has great potential, even with the Tappan Zee Bridge in the background.

Back to the hotel….It is a great base to venture out from with easy access to the major highways, as well as quick routes north and south along the Hudson. In all honesty the weather forced us into a trip to the Palisades Mall (on Black Friday!!!), which led to the confirmation of something I have spotted for years:


Honestly, there is no queue, it is the one day before Christmas where everyone is so focused on shopping that they don’t plan to visit Santa with their children or give in to their demands to visit!! Parenting hack!! You can thank me next year.

The bed was very comfortable, and lent itself well to a sound nights sleep. After a good nights sleep we ordered breakfast to the room, I enjoyed the waffle and my husband had pancakes with eggs and bacon.

Ultimately, the hotel is a great base to explore the area, whether you sample the delights of Nyack, cross the river to Tarrytown, or venture along the Hudson. The rooms really are excellent, and visually the hotel is beautiful in a modern, industrial kind of a way. The staff are very friendly and I look forward to visiting in sunnier times!

XO, Care

*This post is sponsored by The Time Nyack, but all opinions are my own!