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Beacon NY; A Former Mill Town Built for Romance

** Post updated 11-22- 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 [...]

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The Getaway Mavens sure love a deal. Especially when it comes to luxury hotels. Especially in New York City. So, when we received the following Press Release, we just had to alert our readers.  Book quickly - these hotels, at $100, $200, $300, and $400, per night, will fill up quickly. NYC’s biggest city-wide hotel [...]

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Hidden Killingworth CT and the Adorably Hip Chatfield Hollow Inn

WHY GO: Not many people outside – and even within – Connecticut have ever heard of Killingworth CT. In a wedge of land equidistant from Long Island Sound and the Connecticut River, this rural town is about as “hidden gem” as it gets. Several years ago, there wasn’t much here but farmland and the woodsy [...]

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Adelphi Hotel, Saratoga Springs NY: Historic-Chic

Good things come to those who wait. The much-anticipated Adelphi Hotel, meticulously reborn after nearly 5 years, is a brighter, lighter, more splendiferous version of it’s former Victorian self; from lobby to classy, luxurious guestrooms. First built in 1877 as a 100-room hotel, the Adelphi was a town landmark in the early days of thoroughbred [...]

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Saratoga Springs NY: And Your Horse Naturally Won

WHY GO: Saratoga Springs NY is the country’s very first spa town. Health seekers have been coming here to “take the waters” since the mid 1800’s, and thoroughbred horseracing soon followed. The Saratoga racetrack, mentioned in Carly Simon’s song, You’re So Vain, is so distinctive, it served as a film set for The Horse Whisperer [...]

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Pavilion Grand Hotel, Saratoga Springs NY

Initially built as a luxury condo complex, rooms at this boutique hotel are immaculate, contemporary and larger than almost any other in town. Some, like the 2,300 sq ft. two-bedroom, two-level Penthouse Suites – are many times the size of a typical New York City apartment, with appointments that any city (or country) dweller would [...]

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WHY GO: There’s something divine about the sunrise over the Hudson River – made even more so by the fact that I’m watching it unfold from my private balcony.  I’m staying in The Winterberry Room at the Buttermilk Falls Inn and Spa, and this simple pleasure can be yours as well, on blue-sky mornings. Vaulted [...]

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Dream Midtown Hotel NYC: A Dream of a Renovation

If you are hell bent on finding some of the best bars in New York City, you won’t have to move around too much. Three are all in one place – a place you won’t even have to leave after you’ve imbibed a bit: the newly renovated Dream Midtown NYC. Choose between a classic watering [...]

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Your Grandfather’s Adirondacks (With Better Food)

WHY GO: Sure, you go to the Adirondacks to hike or ski or to skate on the Olympic Oval.  But on the trips that your Grandfather or Great Grandfather took up to the mountains, there were other monumental attractions to behold, as well as more life and death reasons one would have make the trek.  [...]

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Elmira NY: Twain Slept (and Wrote) Here

WHY GO: If you’re a Mark Twain fan, you don’t even have to ask. VISIT: Mark Twain's Study on the campus of Elmira College, Elmira NY. All Twain devotees will want to step right in to where America’s best humor writer and social critic did much of his thinking, writing, and cigar smoking. In fact, some [...]

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