This is the time of year we all wait for: vacation time. It’s time to get away from our daily schedules and just have fun. And we’ve got some great places to go and some great deals for Westchester Magazine readers.
Way Up North—Moose Country
Where: Lodge at Moosehead Lake, 368 Lily Bay Rd, Greenville, ME, (800) 825-6977.
What’s special: It’s a Four-Diamond lodge with spectacular views of pristine Moosehead Lake and surrounding mountains. Located in inland Maine, the romantic retreat offers unique designs and extraordinary outdoor adventures. Nine guestrooms and suites are richly appointed with a Maine-inspired decor. Sleep in a plush, hand-carved four poster bed featuring bears climbing trees or loons taking flight. Or, try a suite with an elegantly upholstered queen bed suspended from the ceiling by antique “boom chains” once used to float the logs down the lake. Luxe bedding and the oh-so-gentle swaying will lull you to sleep.
The Lakeview Dining Room serves fine Up North cuisine, including fresh Maine seafood, and affords panoramic lake views. Enjoy a glass of wine and s’mores by a crackling fire at Chloe’s Pub at the crest of the Lodge’s manicured backyard. The innkeepers customize getaways with adventures that include scenic seaplane tours, whitewater rafting, hiking nearby Mt. Kineo, ATV rides, and spas. You can even take a guided moose safari, canoeing on a remote mountain pond to secret moose hangouts, led by the inn’s Registered Maine Guide. Lodge at Moosehead Inn is a member of Select Registry: Distinguished Inns of North America TM.
The deal: Westchester Magazine readers who stay at the Lodge for two consecutive nights at the regular rate will enjoy savings 40 percent off the third night of their stay. This Westchester Magazine exclusive is valid for all reservations in which the third night is a weeknight (Monday – Thursday). Guests can wake up to a complimentary gourmet breakfast each morning. Rates start at $250 a night.
When: Valid July through October 31, 2010
Where: Candlelight Inn Bed & Breakfast, 2310 Central Ave, North Wildwood, NJ, (609) 522-6200.
What’s special: Candlelight Inn combines historical charm with modern-day comforts. This seashore retreat is minutes from Cape May and all that the Jersey Shore has to offer. The inn is a restored Victorian beauty and has seven guestrooms and three suites. Some rooms have double whirlpool tubs and private balconies or porches. The rooms also have extra touches, like a decanter of sherry, chocolates, fresh flowers, and plush robes. Breakfast is a treat of egg dishes, pancakes, and French toast. The beach, Wildwood boardwalk, restaurants and eateries, and shopping are all within a short stroll. Also nearby: spas, boating, fishing, swimming, biking, kayaking, lighthouse and eco tours, historic sites, casinos, antique shops, golf courses, and. wineries. Candlelight Inn is a member of Select Registry: Distinguished Inns of North AmericaTM..
The deal: This Westchester Magazine exclusive invites readers to stay three days at the Candlelight Inn—Monday through Thursday in July or August—and get half off the third night. Delicious complimentary breakfast is included. Rates start at $175 a night.
When: Valid through August 2010
Where: Mohonk Mountain House , 1000 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, NY, (800) 772-6646.
What’s special: Built in 1869 on the water of Lake Mohonk and tucked away at the top of the Shawangunk Ridge, this grand 267-room Victorian castle is one of America’s oldest family-owned resorts. Just 90 minutes north of New York City, it offers thousands of acres of pristine forest, and an array of activities including golf, tennis, boating, fishing, swimming, 85-miles of hiking trails, a kids’ club, rock climbing, mountain biking, and a spa. It is a Full American Plan resort with three meals and fternoon tea and cookies. The meals also offer vegetarian and “Sound Choice” items, appealing to health-conscious guest.
The deal: The “Seasonal Bounty Getaways”—During July, the Blueberry Seasonal Bounty offers a welcome gift of blueberry jam, along with a list of Mohonk hiking trails to pick wild blueberries, plus special blueberry dishes – blueberry muffins, vinaigrette, sorbet, and more. August is raspberry month. Mid-week (Sunday – Thursday) prices start at $199 per night per person for the Blueberry Getaway and $225 for the Raspberry Getaway. This is a savings of up to 35 percent. Readers of Westchester Magazine also receive a photo album with a silver-plated cover with etchings.
When: Valid July—August, 2010.
Where: The Sagamore Resort on Lake George, Bolton Landing, NY, (866) 385-6221.
What’s special: Located on Lake George and surrounded by the majestic Adirondacks, The Sagamore Resort has welcomed guests for over one hundred years. The resort commands stunning views of the lake and the surrounding islands. In addition, guests enjoy luxury accommodations, extraordinary dining (six restaurants), a spa, a state-of-the art fitness center, an outdoor pool, golf, tennis, kids’ camp, and The Rec with video games and indoor mini golf. And being on the waterfront offers guests another playground of activities. Take a touring boat (Thursday night fireworks cruises), fish off the dock, go charter fishing, and rent a boat.
The deal: Stay three nights and get the fourth night free (Sunday or Monday arrival). The deal includes breakfast daily with kids 12 and under staying free. Rates start at $305 per night for a lower-level lodge. Mention Westchester Magazine and get a welcome amenity ($50 value). This is a $355 savings. To book, go to www.thesagamore.com enter promo code WEST or reference the promo code or Westchester Magazine when you call reservations @ 800-358-3585.
When: Valid July 5—Labor Day 2010