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Southampton NY: Ritzy Hamptons Affordable in the Off Season

WHY GO: If all you know about “The Hamptons” is what you hear or see on TV, there’s always another side to the story. Though made up of several towns, including Water Mill, Bridgehampton, Amagansett, East and West Hampton, and more, the crux of The Hamptons, as far as Arts and shopping goes, is tony [...]

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Central Park South: The New York City of the Movies

Some claim that Times Square represents New York: The City That Never Sleeps, but this Getaway Maven believes that the Southeast corner of Central Park - land of The Plaza Hotel, The Pierre Hotel, horse and carriages, Wollman Skating Rink and the Central Park Zoo – embodies New York’s beating, romantic heart. At least in [...]

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Beacon NY; A Former Mill Town Built for Romance

** Post updated 1-25-2017 WHY GO: Beacon NY grew up a mill town. Hunched at the foot of mountains and wedged between waterfalls and the navigable Hudson River, factories harnessing raging water eroded beauty from the landscape. Industrial waste turned the Hudson into “a sewer,” according to Beacon’s most famous resident, the late Pete Seeger. [...]

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Roundhouse At Beacon Falls, Beacon NY

Opened in 2012 in a former dye-works (and then lawnmower) factory, The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls brought boutique cred to Beacon NY. Perched right over cascading waterfalls and boulder-strewn rapids, its crisp, industrial-luxe design drew urbane guests from The City, giving them a reason to stay in town after visiting DIA:Beacon. Since November 2016, there’s [...]

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AKA Wall Street, an extended stay “hotel residence,” was carved out of a 19 story brick and limestone office building built in 1907. In New York City’s financial district, on the corner of William St. and Maiden Lane, AKA Wall Street is that rare kind of lodging that combines understated luxury for discerning travelers, attentive service, [...]

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Montauk NY: Going Old School

WHY GO: Montauk NY sits at the extreme East End of Long Island, jutting into the Atlantic Ocean. Walk west toward Manhattan (118 miles away) along its wide, sandy beaches and you’ll get to the Hamptons, a much swankier, and better known series of towns. Lately, Hampton types have been making waves outside of their [...]

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Shelter Island NY: A Tranquil Step Back In Time

WHY GO: Picture the Eastern end of Long Island NY - the North Fork (wineries) and the South Fork (Hamptons)- as an open lobster claw. Shelter Island would be the fish in between; nearly, but not quite, in the lobster’s grasp. Accessible only via 10-minute car ferries from either Sag Harbor or Greenport, Shelter Island [...]

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Ram’s Head Inn, Shelter Island NY

On a bulb of land separated from the rest of Shelter Island by a couple of narrow causeways, the hilltop Ram’s Head Inn was originally built by Joan Covey as a resort in 1929. At the start of the Great Depression, Covey enticed her Real Estate clientele in Great Neck, Long Island, to enjoy an [...]

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Emerson Resort and Spa: Mt. Tremper NY

Emerson Resort and Spa is named after poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, and in fact, excerpts of his poems can be seen throughout the property, most notably over the reception desk, and above gas fireplaces in deluxe rooms. In 2007, after being destroyed by fire, the Inn portion of Emerson Resort was rebuilt next to the existing (and undamaged) [...]

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WHY GO: Plan a weekend in Woodstock NY. Yes, this is the Woodstock - best known for the famed 1969 "Peace, Love and Music" Festival that was actually held on Yasger's Farm down the road in Bethel. The hippies have never left, and Woodstock itself has expanded to serve tie-dye wannabes, nostalgic Boomers, and retro Millennials. Nearby, the little [...]

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