In the first of my series of “Northeast Summer Getaways” (next one will be focused on the coast!), this guide is centered around lake & mountain/valley destinations. As I have recently moved to NYC, I am personally excited to explore these destinations as well!

Not all of these hotels are currently open for business, but I have included updates regarding their current status (and will be constantly updating!) I also have tried to include a variety of options for different types of travelers (more secluded, better for families, hip & modern).

 

If you would like more information or to book any of the following hotels, email me at chelsea@passporttofriday.com!

The Berkshires

Canyon Ranch Lenox

Closed through June 30th; reopening date coming soon

Best For: Adults (couples, friends, or solo) looking for a luxury wellness experience to reconnect to your zen

Highlights: All-inclusive adults-only wellness resort / healthy cuisine / abundance of activities / ayurvedic treatments

perks:

  • Daily breakfast (all meals included in your stay)
  • $160 additional service allowance per stay
  • Room upgrade & early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

current status & updates:

  • Please see updates & policies here.

Wheatleigh

Currently Open with Limited Availability

Best For: Those looking to relax in a 19th-century Italian-inspired Palazzo, and transport back to the gilded age era

Highlights: 22 manicured acres of lush parkland overlooking the Berkshire mountains and lake / 19 unique guestrooms (all different from one another) / dine on local cuisine overlooking the manicured gardens /150 Italian artisans came to create interior & exterior carvings, which have been preserved

perks:

  • Daily full breakfast
  • $125 food & beverage credit
  • Room upgrade & early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

current status & updates:

  • Please see updates here.

Tourists

Reopening July 2nd

Best For: Those looking to spend most of their time exploring the area but want to come back to a hip, modern roadside motel inspired hotel

Highlights: Lush forest views in each of the 48 rooms / saltwater swimming pool / dog-friendly policy / the central lodge with its oversize fireplace and plush leather sofas

Connecticut

Mayflower Inn & Spa

Reopening June 15th

Best For: Couple or girls getaways looking for a classic country inn escape

Highlights: Located in one of New England’s most idyllic towns / sits amid 58 acres of rolling hills, streams and lush gardens / each of the 30 rooms are unique & different from one another / numerous hiking trails / divine cuisine (Relais & Chateaux property!)

See an example two-day itinerary here!

perks:

  • Daily breakfast for two guests per bedroom
  • $100 hotel credit
  • Room upgrade & early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

promotions:

  • 3rd night free (through Dec 31, 2020)

current staus & updates:

  • Limited occupancy will be allowed in the dining outlets, in-room dining will be available, as well as unique private dining experiences throughout the property.
  • Activities will be set up to allow for social distancing, or you can request private activities.
  • Spa, pools & fitness center are currently set to open June 20th

Winvian Farm

Reopening June 20th

Best For: Foodies looking for an off-the-grid escape to recharge & indulge

Highlights: 113-acre property ordering expansive woods and lakes / each accommodation is one of 18 private, free standing cottages / Five-Diamond farm-to-table fine dining sourced from their organic gardens

perks:

  • Daily full breakfast
  • $100 spa credit
  • Room upgrade & early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

current status & updates:

  • The restaurant is currently offering to-go meals Thursday-Saturday, with the option of taking off property or reserving a picnic/bistro table to enjoy in the meadow.
  • In-room dining will be available for all meals upon reopening, to enjoy in your own cottage or on the terrace bistro tables/picnic tables in the meadow.
  • The pool will be open to in-house guests upon reopening.
  • No confirmed re-open date for the spa at this time.

Pennsylvania

The Lodge at Woodloch

Best For: Spa getaway seekers in the hotel, and in the private homes – east coast families that are looking for a well-priced option with a ton of things to do.

Highlights: 1,500 acres of land / selection of 2-5 bedroom homes located 1 mile off the property with kitchens / activities on property include archery, lake (boats, kayaks, fishing, etc.), zip lining, etc. / only 2 hr. from NYC

current status & updates:

  • Please see updates here.

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Currently Open

Best For: Those who want an abundance of activities at their fingertips across an expansive property

Highlights: Situated on 2,000 acres / 5 distinct lodging options / 36 holes of championship golf / internationally acclaimed spa, the Woodlands Spa and Holistic Healing Center / numerous activity facilities including a clay-shooting academy, an Adventure Center & a Wildlife Academy

perks:

  • Daily breakfast for two
  • $100 resort credit
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

current status & updates:

  • Dining is available via takeout or room service (including a texting contactless delivery service).
  • The Spa is doing select treatments in Chateau Suites and a Suite at Falling Rock.
  • The activities offered are currently Private Movie Theaters, Bike Rentals, Tennis Court, Basketball Court, Private Walking Safari Tours, and Sporting Clay Shootings.

Upstate New York

Lake Kora

Currently Open

Best For: Multi-gen family or 2-3 families to enjoy a luxury private “camp like” setting in the Adirondacks

Highlights: On 1,000 acres centered around a beautiful 500-acre lake / originally a summer home for the Vanderbilts, the 12-bedroom property is only available on an exclusive basis / includes all meals / an abundance of activities are offered such as canoes, kayaks, sail boats, electric boats or simply swimming

perks:

  • Daily breakfast already included in the rates
  • $100 USD beverage credit to be applied to wine, beer & spirits from a selection off the cellar list OR a $100 credit towards a massage treatment
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

current status & updates:

  • Since this property is for exclusive use, all social distancing concerns are already adhered to.

Troutbeck

Currently open for 2 night weekend stays only; Reopens 7 days/week July 2nd

Best For: Those who are seeking a Soho Farm House style experience, without the ego

Highlights: Set on 250 acres / has the style of an English country house / locally-sourced cuisine led by Michelin starred chef Gabe McMackin / outdoor pool / primarily guestrooms and suites, but also a 4 bedroom cottage option that can be privatized

perks:

  • Daily full breakfast for two
  • $100 food & beverage credit
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

current status & updates:

  • Troutbeck plans to reopen on June 5th, 2020 for 2 night weekend stays only (Friday/Saturday night) Rates will include a mandatory Dinner, bed and breakfast package.
  • The property will reopen 7 days/week from July 2nd. 2 night minimum stay requirements will remain in place for weekends, mid-week over night reservations will be accepted. Dinner, bed and breakfast packages will remain mandatory.
  • Breakfast and dinner will be served in the room, picnic lunches available.
  • Heated pool, tennis courts, and acres of land will be open to enjoy.
  • Complimentary bikes are offered to explore the property & beyond.
  • The restaurant will remain closed to the public until further notice.

Lake Placid Lodge

Currently Open

Best For: Families, groups, and couples looking for an escape in the Adirondacks with amazing cuisine and a lakefront location

Highlights:

perks:

  • Daily full breakfast for two per bedroom
  • $100 hotel credit
  • Complimentary pickup from Saranac Lake Airport or Lake Placid Airport
  • Room upgrade & early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

promotions:

  • Additional cleaning will be made throughout the property while guests are on property and when transitioning to new guests.

Glenmere Mansion

Reopening June 23rd

Best For: Those looking for a more adults-friendly escape that will transport you to Tuscany only 45 min from NYC

Highlights: Reminiscent of an Italian villa / set against rolling hills with a lake in the distance / only 18 rooms /

current status & updates:

  • The Frogs End Tavern will be available for casual dining for overnight guests; the formal dining room will not be available at this time. Dining will not be available to the public during the first phase of reopening.
  • Outdoor and indoor seating options will be available; the executive chef will create new specials daily; a special “picnic dining” option will be available
  • All outdoor activities will be available including the pool, bocce, tennis, and croquet.
  • They are waiting on guidelines from the state on when the Spa at Glenmore can reopen.

Scribner’s Catskill Lodge

Reopening June 5th

Best For: Those looking for a design-focused, boutique cabin lodge in a great location in the Catskills

Highlights: 2.5 hr from NYC / 20 acres of mountainside to explore / views of Hunter Mountain / 38 guestrooms + suites / outdoor pool /  locally-inspired restaurant

promotions:

  • Cozy in the Catskills – 20% off + complimentary breakfast
  • Spend the Week at Scribner’s – 25% off 5+ night stays

current status & updates:

  • The Lodge will operate at 50% capacity and be closed Mondays & Tuesdays for additional deep cleaning.
  • In-room dining and takeout are available for hotel guests. The Prospect dining room and bar will be closed.
  • The pool and library will be accessible to guests only.

The Point

Reopening June 25th

Best For: Adults looking for an off-the-grid luxe lakeside getaway that will take you back to the 19th Century Great Camp Era

Highlights: Adults-only / the only Forbes Five Star property in Upstate New York / stunning Adirondack scenery / 11 guest rooms set in four specific original log buildings / all-inclusive of meals, drinks, and sports equipment and activities

current status & updates:

  • Please see current updates here.

Whiteface Lodge

Currently Open

Best For: Families or small groups looking for a good value stay with outdoor activities & Lake Placid nearby

Highlights: Walking distance or short drive to the village of Lake Placid / an all-suite property made up of spacious one, two and three bedroom suites, each with a fully equipped kitchen / set in 6 million spectacular mountain acres of Adirondack Park—the largest protected area in the U.S. mainland / Lake Placid spa has been listed in the Top 100 spas in North America by Conde Nast Traveler

current status & updates:

  • Please see updates here!

The Inns of Aurora

Currently Open

Best For: For those that enjoy the quiet of a small town.

Highlights: 5 distinctive inns located in the Finger Lakes on Lake Cayuga / charming upscale “Main Street, USA” destination / amenities are all inclusive / 8 rooms in each inn

current status & updates:

  • See all updates here.

Vermont

Twin Farms

Reopening June 16th

Best For: Luxury seeking adults who want a one-of-a-kind, tailored experience & don’t want to think of a thing (all-inclusive perks) on their getaway

Highlights: 300+ acres of private land with 20 individually designed accommodations near Woodstock / adults-only/ named “Best Hotel of the Year” this year by Forbes Travel Guide / all-inclusive (all meals, wines, spirits, activities on-site; no tipping, service charges, resort fees) / summer activities include canoeing, fishing, swimming, hiking, tennis, cycling,  croquet

perks:

  • Daily breakfast included in the rates
  • House made honey with locally made pottery
  • Room upgrade & early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

current status & updates:

  • Please see updates here!

The Lodge at Spruce Peak

Reopening June 15th

Best For: Those looking for an eco-luxe summer lodge in a ski town

Highlights: Located in Stowe village / stunning views of Mt. Mansfield & Spruce Peak / close proximity to mountain hiking & biking trails in the area, pristine streams, ponds, & lakes to fly fish / an 18-hole, par 72 championship mountain golf course / 21,000 sq ft spa

perks:

  • Daily full breakfast for two guests per bedroom
  • $100 food & beverage credit
  • Room upgrade & early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

current status & updates:

The Pitcher Inn

Reopening June 16th

Best For: Couples looking for an intimate getaway in a charming town nearby activities

Highlights: Family-owned / in the charming town of Warren / Relais & Chateaux property (so you know the dining is exquisite!) / complimentary access to the Sugarbrush Health & Racquet Club

perks:

  • Daily full breakfast for two guests per bedroom
  • $100 spa services credit
  • Room upgrade & early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

promotions:

  • 10% off your rate & $100 massage credit

current status & updates:

  • Dining will be available (currently Vermont allows for takeout & outdoor dining)
  • Limited number of staff on site to allow for social distancing and masks worn
  • No turndown service; scheduled housekeeping service

Virginia

The Inn at Little Washington

Currently Open

Best For: Foodies looking for a unique experience is a serene & historic setting

Highlights: 24 rooms, suites and cottages / take one of the complimentary bikes for a ride into the historic town, founded in 1769 / Patrick O’Connell’s famed restaurant –  the late Craig Claiborne of The New York Times called it “the most magnificent inn I’ve ever seen, in this country or Europe, where I had the most fantastic meal of my life”/ award winning 14,000 bottle wine cellar

perks:

  • Daily full breakfast for two guests
  • $100 credit at the Tavern Shops
  • Room upgrade & early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

Salamander Resort & Spa

Reopening June 18th

Best For: Those looking for a family-friendly getaway with activities for everyone a close drive  to DC and NYC

Highlights:  Set on 340 acres nestled into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains amid Virginia’s famed horse and wine country / 168-room estate / features an Equestrian Center and scenic country trails to enjoy on horseback / 23,000-square-foot spa / more than 50 wineries within an hour’s drive

perks:

  • Daily $30 breakfast credit per person for two guests per bedroom
  • $100 resort credit
  • Room upgrade & early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

current status & updates:

  • In the coming months there will be limited services such as no fine dining (Harrimans), limited Spa access (few guests as one time) and no activities for larger groups of people.
  • Please see updates here.

Primland

Currently Open

Best For: Those looking for a luxury summer camp for adults vibe

Highlights: 12,000 lush acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains / 51 rustically elegant suites, cottages and storybook treehouses / activities such as horseback riding, golf, hiking, fly fishing, sporting clays, tennis, stargazing / organic spa inspired by Native American rituals

perks:

  • Daily full breakfast for two people per bedroom
  • $100 resort credit
  • Room upgrade & early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

current status & updates:

  • Please see updates here!