Our long weekends are behind us right now but that’s not to say you can’t still swing a weekend escape out of the city. It may even be a better time to get a great deal on a stay and we all know a good break from the crazed harried days in NYC are necessary!
I’ve rounded up my top five places to escape the madness of the city. Places that ensure relaxation. Spots so secluded that you don’t have a wifi signal (hells. Yes.) and places that are so cozy (hello heated floors and fireplaces in each of the suites at Grey Barns) that you literally will never want to leave.
#1 Grey Barns
I did a stay here twice last year and absolutely fell in love with the property. Read my whole blog post on why this is my #1 weekend escape HERE. The family behind this property curated such a beautiful experience within their walls that you walk in wanting to replicate every aspect in your own home. Heated floors, footed tubs, fireplaces. It’s all there. Grey Barns is what perfect, dreamy weekends are made of. Read my full post on my stay at Grey Barns here.
Tucked away up in CT is a plethora of gems but the Mayflower Inn is charming place situated on 58 acres, perfect for a romantic escape or a girls getaway. Relax with a massage in their spa, go for a hike around the property or take a cheese-making class! Do a combination of these and finish your day at their restaurant for an unbelievable meal and glass of wine.
This is always a favorite for anyone looking to get up to the Catskills but doesn’t want to get a house. This is an easy drive or train up and use one of the properties on site BMWs. The biggest appeal? The fireplaces throughout, the bar that comes stocked with few fantastic mixologists and the cutest little build-your-own s’more kits that are in each room. There are a dozen more reasons to love Scribner’s but these are my top ones!
Somewhat of a different experience than your traditional weekends away but this place is all about getting away. They have gone to great lengths to remind us that there are things to do other than be on your phone, which I am a huge advocate for. Pro tip? Stop by a grocery store on your way up, the tiny little houses come equipped with kitchens perfect for whipping up a veggie soup or roasting a fish and some vegetables on the coal fire outside.
#5 Rent an air bnb
Looking to get out of town with your crew? Rent an air bnb, which has become one of my go-to moves when traveling with friend’s. I love that we can all be under one roof! While you do miss a few amenities that hotels offer (i.e. room service!) I love that we can be in the kitchen cooking dinners or playing games in the living room with a big fire going. And there is one to suit whatever your needs are. This one is a chic apres-ski house, while this one holds up to 10 people or the Huckleberry House is just charming!0