Looking to escape New York’s tri-state area without spending the entire day in the car? New Canaan, Connecticut mom and SmartFlyer travel consultant, Michelle Jackson shares her top picks for the Ultimate Weekend Getaways from New York’s Tri-State area.
These luxury weekend getaways are a quick drive away from the New York area- under 60 miles from Westchester, Northern New Jersey, Long Island and Southern Connecticut. Below you will Michelle’s recommendations for luxury weekend getaways from New York’s tri-state area.
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Four Luxury New York Weekend Getaways
1. Troutbeck in Amenia, NY
Nestled away in Upstate New York, Troutbeck is a hidden gem for couples seeking an escape from life’s daily stresses. A little over an hour away from Southern Connecticut and Westchester County, Troutbeck’s convenient location from the New York suburbs makes this country house estate one you’ll want to sneak away to regularly.
Situated on over 45 acres, guests can embrace the beauty of the Hudson Valley region by participating in outdoor activities such as fly fishing, hiking, horseback riding and skiing. The entire 34-room property can be bought out for an intimate group gathering (think ultimate house party!) or corporate retreat.
2. Mayflower Inn and Spa in Washington, CT
If you are looking to pamper yourself, your hubby, or a group of girlfriends during your weekend getaway, then look no further than the Mayflower Inn & Spa. Located in Washington (Connecticut), Mayflower Inn and Spa is best known as one of the area’s most distinguished luxury hideaways offering 5-star accommodations and one of the finest spas in New England.
Mayflower Inn and Spa has a focus on mind, body and spirit. The spa offers personalized treatments including traditional massages, facials, and mud wraps as well as wellness therapies such as reiki and guided meditation. You will come home relaxed after your luxury spa weekend getaway at the Mayflower Inn!
3. The Beekman in New York City
Located in the vibrant new lower Manhattan, The Beekman is a destination within itself where you can stay and play. Discerning travelers will appreciate the proximity to restaurants by Tom Colicchio and Keith McNally, as well as a history intertwined with the original theatre district.
With many shops and restaurants within walking distance from The Beekman, you’re sure to want to spend some time getting lost in the old-world glamour of Manhattan’s downtown. After some downtown exploration, return to The Beekman for a craft cocktail at Temple Court, or follow the painted cat signs and discover the Beekman’s hidden speak-easy Ally Cat by New York’s iconic late-night impresario, Serge Becker.
4. White Hart Inn in Salisbury, CT
Situated on the foot of the Berkshires in Salisbury (Connecticut), White Hart Inn & Spa is an unexpected spot for a quick weekend getaway from New York. But whether you’re hoping to catch some end-of-season fall foliage or have grand plans to cozy up by the fire, there is plenty to see, do and eat at White Hart Inn.
White Hart Provision is the Inn’s coffee shop, offering quick bites and a general store with unique gifts and collectibles. Guests of all ages will love the casual ambiance of Tap Room, offering a menu of elevated British-inspired comfort food. White Hart Inn’s Dining Room restaurant focuses its menu on dishes made from seasonal ingredients sourced from local farms.
Final Thoughts on Your Weekend Getaway from New York’s Tri-State Area
These luxury weekend getaway destinations will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated with the added bonus of only being a quick car ride from New York’s tri-state area.
Michelle’s Insiders Tip: When booking with a Virtuoso agent, guests can enjoy added incentives such as complimentary breakfast, resort credits and upgrades.
About Michelle Jackson
After studying abroad in Italy, Michelle’s love for travel pointed her towards a career in hospitality. Upon graduation, Michelle pursued her passions and moved to NYC, where she loved exploring the city’s newest hotel and restaurant openings. She currently resides in New Canaan, Connecticut with her husband and 2 active children who enjoy sand in their toes as much as she does. Michelle’s travel resume includes visiting faraway destinations from the Adriatic Coast to South Africa as well as those closer to home including the Caribbean, Florida, and Mexico. Her favorite vacations are those that balance a variety of activities for her busy family as well as ample time for leisure and relaxation. Michelle’s extensive travel experience has taught her that proper planning ensures enjoyable travel experiences that are memorable for all the right reasons. She looks forward to helping her clients plan their itineraries ranging from romantic trips to family affairs. Connect with Michelle: @mhsjackson on instagram or email at Michelle.Jackson@SmartFlyer.com