Staycation Splendor


f free time is the ultimate modern luxury, then being able to get away—even just for a night—without wasting that free time on traveling is surely as posh as it gets. That’s the idea behind the “NYC Luxury Helicopter Package,” offered jointly by The Castle Hotel & Spa in Tarrytown and Wings Air Helicopters, based in White Plains. 

This luxe “staycation” starts with a scenic aerial tour in a private helicopter—from Midtown Manhattan up to majestic West Point and back to Westchester County Airport. Then, a luxury car whisks you to The Castle, where you’re greeted by a private butler (yours throughout your stay) and a dozen red roses. Your room is the Luxury Suite, of course (think king-size four-poster bed, wood-burning fireplace, and panoramic Hudson River or NYC views). The package also includes a five-course meal for two at The Castle’s Equus Restaurant (plus breakfast for two the next morning); a private tour of the wine cellar with tastings; and massages for two at the on-premise THANN Sanctuary Spa (choose from two 90-minute options: the Traditional Thai Massage or THANN Sanctuary Signature Massage). 

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While you won’t ever want to leave (giving up a personal butler is truly rough), at least you won’t have to travel very far to get back to your regular life. 

Package starts at $5,000.;