updated 7/9/2009 9:05:38 AM ET 2009-07-09T13:05:38

Troy, from $70 per room per night
The Olde Judge Mansion's affordable rates include breakfast daily: eggs, pancakes, home fries and your choice of cereal, yogurt and a variety of fruit. The inn has a cozy sitting room, toys for kids and a poker room that hosts Texas Hold 'Em tournaments on Friday and Sunday evenings. Troy is near several universities, Lake George, and the Saratoga racetrack. The city itself has a historic district that's great for touring. Rates start at $70 per room per night for a double with a private bathroom; single rooms with shared bathrooms are as low as $50 per night.

When: Ongoing.

Details: Does not include taxes of 10 percent.

Contact: 518/274-5698, oldejudgemansion.com.

Saranac Lake, from $80 per room per night
The Night at the Theater package at the historic Hotel Saranac includes accommodations, breakfast daily and two tickets to a show at the Pendragon Theatre. Saranac Lake is in the Adirondacks, near shops, art galleries and lake activities such as fishing and kayaking. Rates start at $80 per room per night.

When: Ongoing.

Details: Does not include taxes of 8 percent. Based on single or double occupancy.

Contact: 800/937-0211, hotelsaranac.com.

Hammondsport, from $118 per room per night
The Pleasant Valley Inn's rates include accommodations, breakfast daily, a complimentary wine tasting at Ravines Wine Cellars and two passes to the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum (a $15 value), dedicated to early aviation and local history. The four-room inn has a large porch with rocking chairs, a pub and a restaurant that offers candlelight dinners. Rates start at $118 per room per night.

When: Through October 30, 2009.

Details: Does not include taxes of 12 percent. Based on single or double occupancy. Requires a two-night stay on weekends.

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Contact: 877/567-7546, pleasantvalleyinn.com.

Summer lake towns

Watkins Glen, from $135 per room per night
The Idlwilde Inn, an 18-room mansion, was built in 1892 and is surrounded by more than 2 acres of land, with a great lawn and formal gardens. Watkins Glen has a racetrack and is a good a jumping-off point for the Finger Lakes wine region. Read more about Watkins Glen and Seneca Lake in our Summer Lake Towns feature. Rates, which include breakfast, start at $135 per room per night.

When: Ongoing.

Details: Does not include taxes of 12 percent. Based on single or double occupancy. Requires a two-night stay on weekends.

Contact: 607/535-3081, idlwildeinn.com.

Statewide lodging, from $135 per room per night
More than 250 rustic cabins, B&Bs, family lodges and luxurious hotels in upstate New York are offering a third-night-free promotion. Rates start at $135 per night at the pet-friendly Inn at the Ridge in the Hudson Valley. In addition, travelers can save 20 percent on fares to all New York State destinations served by Amtrak and/or receive a 5 percent discount on Enterprise car rentals. More info on those deals here. Hotel room rates vary.

When: Ongoing.

Details: Does not include taxes of 6 percent. Based on single or double occupancy.

Contact:summergetaways.iloveny.com.

Chichester, from $150 per night
The Cottage at Chichester is a vacation rental property on three acres of land in the Catskills; it has four bedrooms and a full kitchen. The Stony Clove Creek begins on the property and two bikes are available to guests. The cute town of Phoenicia is a six-minute drive away. Rates start at $150 per night for the cottage, or $300 for the required two-night stay.

When: Ongoing.

Details: Includes all taxes and fees. Sleeps up to eight people. Requires a two-night stay.

Contact: Rentalo.com.

Tarrytown, from $159 per room per night
The Kykuit package at the Tarrytown House Estate includes accommodations, breakfast daily, and two tickets for a tour of Kykuit, a notable Rockefeller estate (a $46 value). The two-hour tour takes you through all six floors of the mansion, including an underground art gallery with works by Pablo Picasso, and continues through the gardens full of 20th-century sculptures. Rates start at $159 per room per night, a savings of about 15 percent.

When: Through Nov. 30, 2009.

Details: Does not include taxes of 10 percent. Based on double occupancy; no single bookings.

Contact: 800/553-8118, tarrytownhouseestate.com.

Lake George, from $199 per room per night
The Summer Great Escape package at the Wingate by Wyndham includes accommodations, breakfast daily and two adult and two child tickets to Six Flags Great Escape (a $134 value) or Water Slide World (a $116 value). The hotel has a pool and is located in a wooded area by the Adirondack Mountains, within walking distance of Lake George. Rates start at $199 per room per night.

When: Through July 31, 2009.

Details: Does not include taxes of 11 percent. Based on quad occupancy. Available Sunday through Thursday nights only.

Contact: 800/965-2203, wingatelakegeorge.com.

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