This New Peekskill Inn & Spa Is the Perfect Socially Distant Staycation

Photos by Kevin Hardman Photography

As COVID-19 disrupted many of this year’s plans, vacations for the rest of 2020 might look a little different. If you’re wary of traveling far and in need of some safe R&R, Peekskill’s new and much-anticipated The Abbey Inn & Spa (900 Fort Hill Rd, Peekskill; 914.736.1200; is a close-to-home, luxe day-trip or overnight destination.

The boutique hotel, Apropos Restaurant & Bar, and spa opened earlier this year in the former Episcopal Sisters of St. Mary’s Convent, which dates back to the late 1800s.

The inn features 42 rooms, including suites with Hudson River views.

Spend a relaxing morning at the 2,500 sq. ft. spa, which features four treatment rooms, ensuring a private, socially distant experience. Services include The Abbey Inn Cornerstone Massage (incorporating Swedish massage and lava stones), the Soul Revival Body Wrap, and the Mother-to-Be Massage. (Facials were not available at press time due to COVID-19.) Follow your spa experience with a trip to the hair salon, which services one client at a time.

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Above: The Cornerstone Room events space.

Take a stroll around the meticulously landscaped grounds. Perched atop a hill, the property boasts expansive Hudson River views.

Apropos restaurant.

Come lunch or dinnertime, visit Apropos, the on-premises, farm-to-table, Mediterranean-inspired restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating in a well-maintained garden courtyard. Standout dishes include the charred peaches served with toasted hazelnuts and whipped ricotta, and the basted, aged rib-eye.

The on-premises spa features four treatment rooms.

If you choose to spend the night, the inn features 42 rooms, 17 of which have spectacular water views. The property’s architecture transports you to a different era: an original spiral staircase in the hotel and stained-glass windows and hand-painted wall coverings in the former chapel are complemented by modern amenities, like touch-free charging stations. Luxury suites, including a bridal suite, are available.

Fall rates from $279 per night.

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