Upstate New York, from $70 a night

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Troy, from $70 per room per nightThe '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 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, .

Saranac Lake, from $80 per room per night
The package at the historic Hotel Saranac includes accommodations, breakfast daily and two tickets to a show at the . 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, .

Hammondsport, from $118 per room per night
The Pleasant Valley Inn's rates include accommodations, breakfast daily, a complimentary wine tasting at and two passes to the (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.

Contact: 877/567-7546, .

Watkins Glen, from $135 per room per night The , 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 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, .

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 . Rates start at $135 per night at the pet-friendly in the Hudson Valley. In addition, travelers can save 20 percent on fares to all New York State destinations served by and/or receive a 5 percent discount on . . Hotel room rates vary.

When: Ongoing.

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

Contact: .

Chichester, from $150 per night
The 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: .

Tarrytown, from $159 per room per night
The 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, .

Lake George, from $199 per room per nightThe package at the Wingate by Wyndham includes accommodations, breakfast daily and two adult and two child tickets to (a $134 value) or (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, .