Summer Road Trip: Northeast Edition

Updated: Jun 22

Lockdown is lifting, but with many international summmer vacations having been cancelled and kids camps not reopening - travelers are seeking local escapes to reclaim their summer adventures. We have you covered with our Northeast guide to driving distance destinations.


Enjoy a weekend getaway or even a full summer stay at a coastal, rural or lakeside escape. There are a variety to browse through that will appeal to different travel styles, families, couples and groups of friends.

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RHODE ISLAND

Nautical Island Adventure On The Atlantic

Known as the Ocean State, tiny Rhode Island’s seaside scenery delivers in a big way. Coastal towns dot the white, sandy shoreline, where stoic lighthouses sit at the end of points jutting into the Atlantic Ocean. In the summer, experience the beauty of the Atlantic Ocean aboard a sailboat. Dine on fresh lobster, stroll the cobblestone streets of Newport, and get a little taste of the urbane in Providence.


THE OCEAN HOUSE

Currently Open - Click here for updates


Ideal For: Families and couples looking for a coastal getaway and great cuisine.

Highlights: Long a retreat of discerning travelers in New England, Ocean House, is a member of Relais & Châteaux, has been rebuilt from the ground up. The hotel features 49 luxurious guestrooms and 18 Signature Suites, reigning over 13 blufftop acres and a private white-sand beach with dedicated cabana service. Carefully re-created cornices and balustrades blend with historic centerpieces. Savor farm-to-table fare at COAST restaurant and learn the chef's secrets in culinary classes. If your stay includes a Friday in the summer, don’t miss the good, old-fashioned New England lobster boil on the beach, complete with a live band.


Exclusive Perks:

  • Daily Continental breakfast for two guests per bedroom

  • $100 USD Resort/Hotel credit to be utilized during stay

  • Room upgrade and Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

THE BERKSHIRES

Culture, Adventure & Nature Calls

The Berkshires region of western Massachusetts is known for its outdoor adventures like hiking and water sports, as well as cultural experiences. Home to several performance centers, the Berkshires offers a variety of shows and events year-round. What's more, there are also a plethora of museums that reel in history buffs and art lovers, including theNorman Rockwell Museumand "Moby Dick" authorHerman Melville's Arrowhead Home



WHEATLEIGH

Currently Open (limited availability)

Status & Updates Here

Ideal For: Those who may be craving to channel their missed summer vacation in Italy in a Gilded Age “summer cottage” designed to replicate a Florentine palazzo.

Highlights: This intricately carved architectural gem hosted many a party in its day; now it welcomes travelers with 19 antique-filled rooms and 22 acres designed by Central Park’s architect. Chef Jeffrey Thompson oversees one of the most renowned dining rooms in the eastern United States (earning Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond ratings), while the golf course is among the nation’s oldest. Stay over on a Wednesday during the summer months so you can take part in the family-style Midsummer Night’s BBQ on the upper terrace.

Exclusive Perks:

  • Full breakfast daily

  • $125 USD Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay

  • Room Upgrade and Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability


BLANTYRE

Open July 1st (Manor House & Cottages)

Spa will remain closed - Pool Open


Ideal For: Those seeking a home away from home respite with seasonal activities.


Highlights: A Tudor-style mansion and estate built in 1902, Blantyre is resplendent with modern furnishings with traditional finishes, fireplaces, sumptuous fabrics and fresh flowers. This elegant destination is set amidst 110 acres of lush lawns and woodlands in the beautiful Berkshires of western Massachusetts. This summer Chef Daniel Boulud will introduce his seasonal restaurant pop-up experience.


Exclusive Perks:

  • Daily full breakfast,

  • $100 USD Resort/Hotel credit to be utilized during stay

  • Room Upgrade & Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

VERMONT

Escape To The Wilderness But Stay Close

Fresh food and fresh air are just the start of the meaning reasons to hop on the interstate and head a few hours north (from NYC) to Vermont. You may find some beautiful cottages and cabins, but you definitely won't get cabin fever.


TWIN FARMS

Reopened June 16 - Current updates here

Ideal For: Discerning adults (couples or groups of friends) seeking a luxury curated experience and getaway where all they have to do is arrive (all-inclusive).


Highlights: Twin Farms, a member of Relais & Châteaux, is for those who have long

wished for a private country retreat in New England. This pastoral paradise is set on 300 acres of verdant hills, fields and forest and offers 20 individually designed accommodations. Named "Best of the Best" in 2020 by Forbes this destination has every experience from hiking, biking and fly-fishing to Golf, gallery-hopping and shopping in Woodstock are all nearby.



Exclusive Perks:

  • Daily full breakfast already included in the rates

  • House made honey with locally made pottery (value of $150 USD)

  • Room upgrades and Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability


PITCER INN

Open June 18

Ideal For: Couples seeking an intimate getaway near a quaint town for exploring


Highlights: Near the base of the historic Sugarbush Ski Resort, The Pitcher Inn, Member of Relais & Châteaux (so you know the food is exquisite), exudes the charm of a Norman Rockwell painting. Each of the 11 eclectic, well-appointed guestrooms and suites in this hotel reflect a different theme.


Exclusive Perks:

  • Daily Full breakfast for two guests per bedroom

  • $100 USD Spa Services credit per booking

  • Room Upgrade and Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability


PENNSYLVANIA

A Rural Escape From City Life

In the outskirts of big city life lies beauty and nature in the rural parts of Pennsylvania. Self containted resorts and lodges brim with engaging activities for adults and kids to enjoy so that you don't have to go far to have an amazing stay and feel safe.



NEMOCOLIN WOODLANDS RESORT

Currently Open

Status & Updates Here

Ideal For: Families and individuals who a variety of activities and options to enjoy while escaping to large property with a variety of options for spacious accommodations.


Highlights: Situated on 2,000 acres in the Laurel Highlands of southwestern

Pennsylvania, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is consistently recognized in the travel and hospitality industry for superior customer service, luxurious accommodations and four-season amenities. Nemacolin offers five distinct lodging options and an impressive collection of restaurants, including Lautrec, a forward-thinking fine dining experience. In addition to the internationally acclaimed spa, the Woodlands Spa and Holistic Healing Center, the resort offers championship golf including Mystic Rock and Shepherd’s Rock.


Exclusive Perks:

  • Daily breakfast for two per bedroom

  • $100 resort credit

  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

Important Details:

  • 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.


THE LODGE AT GLENDORN

Currently Open - Updates Here

Spa/Gym - Closed Until July - Pool Open

Ideal For: Families who seek a luxury rustic getaway in their own private cabin.


Highlights: Part luxury getaway, part summer camp, with ample opportunities for both relaxation and adventure this Relais & Chateaux property brings together all the joy of a nature resort designed in the style of the grand family camps of yore. Ensconced in more than 1,500 acres bordering the Allegheny National Forest, The Lodge at Glendorn offers 16 uniquely designed accommodations, family-friendly activities for every season, and a custom experience for each and every guest.


THE LODGE AT WOODLOCH

Currently Open - Status Updates Here

Ideal For: Spa seeking, nature loving enthusiasts that desire a comfortably priced getaway with hotel or private home options.


Highlights: An award-winning all-inclusive destination spa resort in Pennsylvania's lake region, just 95 miles from New York City. Your rate includes three crafted

gourmet meals daily, MindBody classes and Outdoor Adventures. Enjoy superb amenities like pools with hydromassage waterfalls, indoor/outdoor Jacuzzis, steam rooms, saunas and a state-of-the-art cardio/weight studio.




Exclusive Perks:

  • Daily Full breakfast

  • $100 Spa Services credit to be utilized during stay

  • Lodge at Woodoch Signature Amenity

  • Room Upgrade and Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

UPSTATE NEW YORK

Where Small Time Charm Meets Quiet Sophistication

​Head north to the idyllic countryside where things seem to reflect a simpler time. Life moves a little bit slower in the valley, where traveling by bike is the norm and pausing over a glass of wine in the afternoon may turn into dinner and post dinner drinks before you know it. Check out this Hudson Valley travel guide for must-see sites.


LAKE KORA

Open July


Ideal For: Families/Small groups looking for and exclusive private lakeside escape


Highlights: Lake Kora is a legendary Great Camp in the Adirondack wilderness with its own private 500 acre lake. Once a playground for American aristocrats, Lake Kora provides an authentic guest experience.


Perks:

  • Daily breakfast included in rates

  • $100 USD beverage credit to be applied to wine, beer & spirits from a selection off their cellar list OR a $100 credit towards a massage treatment


THE POINT

Reopening June 25 - Status Updates Here

Ideal For: Adult couples or friends looking seeking a luxury lakeside, private secluded escape with a throwback to the great camp era where not a worry is had once you arrive to the all-inclusive retreat.


Highlights: The Point was built by the Rockefellers as a woodland retreat during the heyday of the Adirondack Great Camps. Accessible only by private boat arrival, today, it is a marvelous union of rustic simplicity and extraordinary luxury with an impressive collection of art and antiques. The inviting guest rooms are housed in four log buildings on the peaceful wooded shore of Upper Saranac Lake.Black tie traditionson Wednesday and Saturday nights in the style of Great Camp dining, encourage insightful conversations with each course and pairing of premium wines.  


TROUTBECK

Currently Open (limited availability)

Ideal For: The romantic, the locavore, the creative, the adventurous and, the curious.

Highlights: A 250 acre estate hotel. Home for centuries to Romantics, Naturalists, Humanists and Poets. Revived and Renewed by Champalimaud Design (The

Little Nell, The Dorchester), who seriously stepped up the vibe. This is still a country inn—tick off the reading nooks: the fireplace, the bar, the library—but one you'll absolutely hate to leave on Sunday night


Current Status Updates: Please check here





LAKE PLACID LODGE

Currenly open to guests and members


Ideal For: Nature enthusiasts, families and couples


Highlights: Woods and water enfold the Lodge, which features 13 sumptuous rooms and 17 luxurious cabins, along with celebrated Farm-to-Table dining and an array of activities for every season. Above all, there is comfort and welcome wherever you go.


Exclusive Perks:

  • Upgrade at time of arrival

  • Daily Full Gourmet Plated breakfast for two guests per bedroom

  • $100 USD Resort/Hotel credit

  • Complmentary Pickup from Saranac Lake Airport or Lake Placid Airport

  • Early check-in/Late check-out, subject to availabile


SCRIBNER'S CATSKILL LODGE

Currently Open - Status Updates Here

Ideal For: The urban explore seeking a country escape with a design focused edge.


Highlights: With thoughtful design, friendly service, and delicious food and drinks, the lodge is the perfect basecamp for your escape to the outdoors. In addition to our 38 guest rooms and suites, they offer a

locally-inspired restaurant, multiple indoor and outdoor event spaces, and over 20 acres of mountainside to explore. 


Current Promotions:

Cozy in Catskills - 20% off + complimentary breakfast (based on room occupancy)

Spend The Week - Book 5 nights or more and receive 25% off


MARYLAND / VIRGINIA

Coastal Bay And Inland Retreats

​Learn about America's history through incredible museums, grand monuments, and moving memorials. Enjoy the beautiful, red-brick university enclave of Georgetown, and dine at incredible restaurants that have injected fun and creativity into D.C.'s politically-focused scene. For more quiet relaxation head to the out skirts of Virginia.


INN AT PERRY CABIN

Currently Open

Ideal For: Those looking to escape, relax and rejuvenate where there are no stop lights to interrupt yoru day.


Highlights: Inn at Perry Cabin is so cozy and home-like, you'll be aching to stay indefinitely. Set in a manor house in the resort town of St. Michaels, Maryland this intimate retreat offers just 78 guestrooms.

Spend your with some tennis or golf and Each evening, your turndown service includes freshly baked cookies — a delightful way to end the day. The Spa at Perry Cabin is not to be missed; treatments are based on local botanicals, such as linden blossom, verbena and black birch. Take time to relax in an Adirondack chair on the lawn and watch the boats cruise by.

Exclusive Perks:

  • Daily continental breakfast for two guests per bedroom

  • $100 USD Hotel/Resort credit

  • Room Upgrade and Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability


PRIMLAND

Currently Open - Status & Updates Here

Ideal For: Those seeking the ultimate luxury mountain getaway in lodges, cottages or private mountain homes.

Highlights: Southern comfort comes with a shot of refinement at this massive eco-conscious resort in the hear of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Here, it is all about the simple pleasures: Spotting whitetail deer on a woodland trail, fishing for trout in a babbling brook, riding horses through fields of wildflowers, climbing trees to get that much closer to nature. Primland never forgets its connection to the land, nor its commitment to luxury with 51 rustically elegant suites, cottages and storybook treehouses. There are an 18-hole golf course and an organic spa inspired by Native American rituals.


Exclusive Perks:

  • Daily full Breakfast for two guests per bedroom

  • $100 USD Resort/Hotel credit

  • Room Upgrade and Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability


SALAMANDER RESORT & SPA

Open June 18 - Status & Updates Here

Ideal For: Those desiring a family friendly escape that is a decent drive from home and provides activities that all can enjoy.

Highlights: Leave the city horse race behind and escape to Salamander Resort & Spa in Virginia’s beautiful horse and wine country. Set in 340 rolling acres at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this 168-room estate features an Equestrian Center and scenic country trails to enjoy on horseback. Of course, there’s more than just horsing around — guests also can experience hands-on cooking classes, go ziplining, relax at the luxurious spa, indulge in an exquisite locally sourced dinner at Harrimans or visit the more than 50 wineries that lie within an hour’s drive.



Exclusive Perks:

  • Complimentary Full American Breakfast for two guests per bedroom daily

  • $100 USD Resort/Hotel credit

  • Room Upgrade and Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

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