Are you looking for a quick weekend getaway? How about a weekend getaway in Upstate New York? Millbrook, New York is a quick drive from New York City and surrounding New York suburbs. Millbrook is just 2 hours away from Midtown Manhattan, 1.5 hours away from Greenwich, CT, and under 1.5 hours away from Westchester County. Here is our suggested itinerary for an adult-only weekend getaway in Upstate New York.
Upstate New York Weekend Getaway
Where to Stay: Mirbeau Inn and Spa
Treat yourself to a relaxing upstate New York weekend getaway. Stay at Mirbeau Inn and Spa. Mirbeau Inn and Spa is a beautiful hotel in Rhinebeck nestled in the Hudson Valley located just 2 hours away from NYC. Take a break and treat yourself to a massage at the full service spa. Soak in the outdoor hot tub.
If you want a more intimate setting, stay at a Bed and Breakfast. You will feel at home at Hilltop House Bed and Breakfast. Start your day with a delicious breakfast and then explore nearby attractions at this centrally located bed and breakfast.
What to Do
Catch a race at Lime Rock Park
Add some high-performance fun to your Upstate New York Weekend Getaway! Check out Lime Rock Park. Catch a race or drive on Lime Rock Park’s race track. There are several unique driving experiences to choose from. Lime Rock Park is 20 minutes from Troutbeck.
Explore the vineyard and wine cellar of Millbrook Vineyard and Winery
Visit a vineyard during your Upstate New York Weekend Getaway! Spend the afternoon at Millbrook Vineyard and Winery. Start with lunch at the Vineyard Grille or have a picnic lunch on the vineyard’s lawn. Then take a guided tour. Learn about winemaking as you explore the vineyard and wine cellar. End your tour with a wine tasting. Tours are offered on weekends 1:30pm and 3:30pm, tastings are conducted daily from 12pm-5pm and the Vineyard Grille is open on weekends from 12pm-5pm. Be on the lookout for special summer events such as Friday Night Food Trucks and Jazz at the Grille (Saturday nights). Enjoy a glass of wine with your food truck fare or listen to live jazz on the vineyard’s lawn.
What to bring: If you are planning to have a picnic lunch at the vineyard, there are picnic tables for you to enjoy your lunch. Otherwise, you can create a romantic picnic on a picnic blanket and pack your lunch in an old-fashioned picnic basket.
Practice your shooting skills at Orvis Sandanona
Clay shooting during your Upstate New York Weekend Getaway? Yes! Spend the afternoon shooting sporting clays at Orvis Sandanona. If you are new to sporting clays or need a refresher, book private instruction or sign up for shooting school. Stop by the full-service pro shop at Orvis Sandanona for refreshments and equipment.
What to bring: For your safety and hygiene, you should bring your own ear and eye protection gear. It’s worth getting the electronic ear protectors, it blocks loud shooting noise while amplifying ambient sound so you can hear conversations.
Go Fly-fishing at Orvis Sandanona
If Sporting clay is not your thing, you can go fly-fishing at Orvis Sandanona during your Upstate New York Weekend Getaway. Enroll in fly-fishing school or book private instruction. Don’t forget to stop by the full-service pro shop at Orvis Sandanona.
Take a stroll in Innisfree Garden
Looking to relax during your Upstate New York Weekend Getaway? Then take a stroll in one of the world’s best gardens. Innisfree Garden is recognized as one of the “world’s ten best gardens,”* Innisfree is a powerful icon of mid-twentieth century design. De-stress and wander around this unique Chinese-style garden.
Spend the afternoon biking on the Harlem Valley Rail Trail
Looking to stay active during your weekend getaway? How about biking on the Harlem Valley Rail Trail. Take in the rural scenery and enjoy biking on the paved trail.
What to bring: Transport your bike on a bike rack or pack a foldable bike in your trunk. Whether you are bringing your own bike or renting bikes, it’s smart to bring your own bike helmet. Don’t forget your water bottle (we love these Brita Filtering water bottles!)
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