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Spring Staycation Destinations

Celebrate spring with a little time away that’s close to home

The northeast is full of places to go that can feel worlds apart, yet are just a short drive from upper Westchester. From family-friendly fun to a girlfriends getaway to a romantic retreat, the options are so endless that it was tough to round up only four. Though familiar, these are four spring staycations that make for an unforgettable time, every time. 

CASTLE HILL INN 

Newport, Rhode Island 

Situated on 40 rolling acres along half a mile of pristine coastline is Castle Hill Inn, a landmark 4-star hotel that evokes sophistication among an air of laid-back luxury. Its charm lies within its nod to years past by way of its grand architecture, while its unparalleled personalized service and world-class cuisine make it the most exclusive and sought-after stay in the area. A drink outdoors on the infamous seaside Adirondack chairs is sure to follow an unforgettable dinner at the in-house restaurant, Relais & Châteaux. Couples will be hard-pressed to find a more romantic getaway in town. The ambiance is intimate, and no attention to detail has been spared, from the plush accommodations to the elevated amenities, including gas-jet fireplaces, oversized soaking tubs, and steam showers. 

drive time: 3 hours | @castlehillinn | castlehillinn.com

MIRBEAU INN & SPA 

Rhinebeck, New York

Whether you’re staycationing with your significant other or your girlfriends, look no further than Mirbeau Inn & Spa. Located just steps away from the charming, historic village of Rhinebeck with majestic views of the Catskill Mountains, Mirbeau exudes an old-world Parisian feel backed by modern comforts and 5-star service. Its 49 guest rooms boast fireplaces and soaking tubs, and its expansive spa is unrivaled in its robust menu of treatments, fitness offerings, salt sauna, resting room, and Aqua Terrace, an outdoor heated pool with a fireplace and bar. Mirbeau’s award-winning restaurant draws inspiration from France, featuring locally sourced dishes in an elegant atmosphere. Book a candlelight yoga class, a mixology class, a sound bath, and more, including a Milea Estate Winery Tour. Mirbeau’s second location is five hours away in the quaint town of Skaneateles, another worthwhile destination. 

drive time: 75 min | @mirbeaurhinebeck | rhinebeck.mirbeau.com

CRYSTAL SPRINGS RESORT 

Hamburg, New Jersey

The ultimate family time awaits at this sprawling Appalachian Mountains playground featuring two hotels, ten dining outlets — including a four-star restaurant and a world-renowned wine cellar — six top-rated golf courses, two award-winning spas, a best-in-class wellness program, and gorgeously appointed guest rooms and luxury suites with high-end options like stone gas fireplaces, in-room laundry, and private balconies. The list of activities is endless - 3 pool complexes, archery, rock climbing, curling, pony rides, scavenger hunts, paint & sip, build a stuffed animal, an arcade, cabaret and shows, family movie nights, and every outdoor activity imaginable, from pickleball to nature walks, not to mention a Swiss-engineered ice skating rink. 

drive time: 90 min| @crystalspringsresort | crystalgolfresort.com 

TOPPING ROSE HOUSE 

Bridgehampton, New York 

A meticulously renovated 19th-century mansion, this luxury 5-star boutique hotel near the southern shore seamlessly blends contemporary comforts and modern style with its glorious traditional architecture. Elegance is found in every detail, including in Topping Rose House’s chic guest quarters featuring Frette linens, Matouk bath towels, SFERRA bathrobes, bath amenities by Farmaesthetics, and customizable minibars. Guests are welcome in the main house or private cottages. The hotel’s heated outdoor pool, wellness treatment studio, fitness offerings, and aesthetic spa are second to none. Its restaurant, which bears the name of the one and only Jean-Georges, presents farm-to-table cuisine using local ingredients.

There’s an abundance of activities to explore just beyond the hotel’s beautifully manicured lawn, including horseback riding on the beach courtesy of Deep Hollow Ranch in nearby Montauk. Rounding out the impressive accolades of this award-winning hotel is its partnership with The Bridge, the nation’s most exclusive invitation-only annual automotive event showcasing rare and incredible cars from collectors around the world. The hotel hosts a breathtaking exhibition of classic and historic racing cars, a stunning sight against the juxtaposition of its historical backdrop. To catch a glimpse of the magic, you’ll need to plan another visit in September.

drive time: 2.5 hrs | @toppingrosehouse | toppingrosehouse.com

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