Heading up north this year to spy some seasonal splendor? Those hoping to see the autumn leaves in all their glory don’t have to rough it. On the contrary, our region offers some of the absolute chicest spots to experience what fall has to offer, right in the heart of the great outdoors.
For a New York-based retreat, look no farther than Cedar Lakes Estate. At this stunning getaway located in Port Jervis, families can enjoy the chromatic feats of local foliage from one of the estate’s 16 sumptuously appointed cottages, which start at $269 per evening. Adventurous types can canoe the grounds’ expansive lake or explore the Berkshire Mountains on foot. Food is sourced from a large on-site chef’s garden, and the locale even boasts a fun general store doling out stylish housewares and local goodies.
Enjoy the view – inside and out – at Twin Farms in Vermont.
Execs in-the-know head to Barnard, VT’s Twin Farms — where leaf-peeping equals luxury. Situated in Nobel laureate Sinclair Lewis’ former home, Twin Farms bills itself as Vermont’s “only luxury five-star experience.” And with more than 300 acres of what Travel + Leisure called “the ultimate rustic gated community,” including posh cabins decked out with Roy Lichtenstein and Jasper Johns paintings, individually tailored five-course tasting menus, and a state-of-the-art spa, it seems they aren’t kidding. You can even take the resort’s BMW out for a spin. Just make sure to bring your wallet — seasonal rooms start at $1,680 per night.
Relax in a sumptuous suite at The Wheatleigh.
Finally, The Wheatleigh in Lenox, MA, offers grounds so incredible, they compete with the nearby trees. Situated in a newly restored Gilded Age mansion, the Wheatleigh is a member of Leading Hotels of the World, and boasts two acclaimed restaurants, as well as a heated pool, tennis court, fitness room, and some of the most opulent suites in the region. Rooms start at $695 per night.