February is a time for romance. And romance can be celebrated in many different ways. Perhaps it’s a gourmet dinner and a glass of Champagne. Maybe it’s twirling on the ice then snuggling by a roaring fire. Or it could be an evening at the theater. And if you’re tired of the snow, how about heading to the beach? Whatever your pleasure, we have a deal that is just for Westchester Magazine readers.
Where: Bedford Post, 954 Old Post Rd, Bedford, (914) 205-3773
What’s special: The restored 18th-century inn is owned by actor Richard Gere and wife, Carey Lowell. Set on 14 acres, the eight rooms have marble bathrooms and most bathrooms have double-soaking antique claw-foot tubs. Some rooms have a terrace that overlooks the wooded property, and most rooms have working fireplaces, which add to the cozy, romantic feel. The Barn offers casual dining, while the Farmhouse serves a contemporary American menu highlighting the best in-season ingredients.
The deal: Mention Westchester Magazine and you’ll receive a special gift from its exclusive in-room amenity company called Sponge, a Greek skincare line, and a free dessert if you dine at the restaurant. (If you just come for dinner, mention the magazine and you’ll receive one free dessert for the table.) Room rates start at $395.
When: Valid through February
Where: Mohonk Mountain House, 1000 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, NY; (800)772-6646
What’s special: An enchanting Victorian castle, Mohonk Mountain House sits on 2,200 scenic acres. Built in 1869, it’s America’s oldest family-owned resort. Here, you’ll discover thousands of acres of pristine forest and winding trails. And winter is a great time to explore. There is snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snow tubing, and ice skating. If you’d rather stay inside, you can relax by the wood-burning fireplace and gaze out at the magnificent vistas or head to The Spa at Mohonk Mountain House with its heated indoor pool, expanded fitness center, yoga/motion room, and full-service spa. You’ll also find a variety of accommodation options.
The deal: The Midweek Winter Getaway is $165 per person, per night, and includes two meals, afternoon tea and cookies, and most activities. Taxes and service charge are additional. Mention Westchester Magazine upon check-in at the front desk and receive a special spa gift, a $50 value. The spa gift includes a stress ball, a tube of Eminence Vanilla Mint Organic Hand Cream, and a plush pair of the World’s Softest Spa Socks.
When: Sunday through Thursday, Jan 3 – March 31, 2011 (excluding holidays)
Where: Eventi, 851 6th Ave, New York, NY, (866) 996-8396
What’s special: A Kimpton boutique hotel, Eventi is located in the Chelsea area, just blocks from Penn Station, Madison Square Garden, and the Empire State Building. Also, within easy reach are galleries, the theater district, restaurants, and shops. The hotel features floor-to-ceiling windows, Frette linens, a fitness center, an eco-friendly spa, and is pet friendly. Guests enjoy a complimentary evening wine hour, and a morning coffee and tea bar.
The deal: The Big Chill Package includes deluxe room accommodations, a $50 food and beverage credit, and complimentary valet parking for one vehicle daily (valued at $50). The Big Chill Package is also a part of the Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Winter “Spark Your Spirit” nationwide promotion. Eventi guests will be served morning hot or cold Chai lattes and will receive two daily insider tips to enjoy the city afternoon specialty hot chocolate with all the fixings 20 percent off in-room spa services, hosted evening wine hours, hot apple cider, and board games. In addition, Westchester Magazine readers will receive a complimentary bottle of wine. Mention rate code “PCHE” when booking. Rates start at $379 per night.
When: Now through March 31, 2011
Where: The Seagate Hotel & Spa, 1000 E Atlantic Ave, Delray, FL, (877) 57-SEAGATE
What’s special: It’s a luxury boutique hotel by the beach that showcases sophisticated style and relaxed elegance. The Seagate Beach Club is located directly on the beach and is designed in a British Colonial style with a Bahamian influence. It offers guests a beachside swimming pool, an ocean view, casual and fine dining, complimentary wireless Internet access, water sports rentals, kayaking, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Then, if you wish to unwind, head to the spa inside the hotel.
The deal: “Beach Package” includes deluxe luxury accommodation featuring a balcony room with marble bath, access to the private Seagate Beach Club, a tote with beach towel, lip balm, and sunscreen. Mention Westchester Magazine and receive a $25-per-day breakfast credit. Rates start at $329 per night.
When: Valid February 2011
Where: St. Giles – The Court, 130 E 39th St, New York, NY; St. Giles -The Tuscany 120 E 39th St, New York, NY ; The Court (212) 685-1100; The Tuscany (212) 686-1600
What’s special: Next-door neighbors, these boutique hotels are located in the Murray Hill section of New York and within walking distance to The Empire State Building, Grand Central Station, Radio City Music Hall, Times Square, Fifth Avenue shopping, and restaurants. The rooms at both hotels are spacious and have luxurious linens. The Tuscany has a gym that can be used by The Court.
The deal: The “Be Central Be Sensual Be Sexy” package features accommodations in a deluxe room, dinner for two prepared by Executive Chef Andrew Carranza , in-room Swedish massage for two (for an additional $125 per person), Champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, and a gift of intimate sexy edibles by retailer Bunny Juice. The price is $399. Westchester Magazine readers also get an extensive continental breakfast for two (breakfast for two valued at $50, exclusive of tax and tip). The complete package offers a savings of about $125. At Tuscany Hotel the price is $409. Breakfast is also included for our readers and is about a $125 savings. Use promo code Hudson.
When: February 12-14, 2011