November Deals

November signals the start of the busy holiday season. So it’s the perfect time to schedule a relaxing spa weekend. Or perhaps you’d like to get a jump-start on your shopping by spending a weekend in New York. And remember that for many Caribbean destinations, this is shoulder season. Whatever you are looking for, we have you covered and even have a discount for Westchester Magazine readers.

Thanksgiving in the City

Where: The Strand, 33 W 37 St, New York, NY, (212) 448-1024
What’s special: The Strand offers contemporary luxury in midtown Manhattan’s trendy fashion district. The hotel’s new covered-rooftop lounge, Top of the Strand, was recently named “Best New Rooftop Lounge” in New York City by New York Magazine. The lounge was designed by Lydia Marks, who created the set designs for the movie Sex and the City. It’s just a five-minute walk from Macy’s, the Thanksgiving Day Parade festivities, and other holiday activities. It’s also within walking distance of the Empire State Building, the theater district, restaurants, and stores—so you can kick off your holiday shopping before Black Friday.
The deal: “The Thanksgiving Package” includes: two nights’ accommodations and a guaranteed upgrade to a deluxe room, a surprise goody bag and Macy’s shopping coupons, a thermos of gourmet hot chocolate to enjoy as you watch the parade (the guest’s to keep), a gourmet three-course menu prepared by Executive Chef Greg Gilbert at the new Strand American Bistro, two tickets to the International Center of Photography, daily deluxe continental breakfast, and a 2 pm checkout. Westchester Magazine readers receive a fresh fruit plate. Rates for the two-night package are from $599. Based on availability. Gratuity / taxes are not included. This is a 25-percent savings.
When: Available November 24 through November 26 with special pre- and post-night options.

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Fun On the Mountain

Where: Stoweflake, 1746 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT, (800)-253-2232
What’s special: Surrounded by the beautiful Green Mountain, the resort offers large, renovated guest rooms, each with a fireplace, refrigerator, and wet bar. Enjoy the indoor pool, a state-of-the-art fitness facility, sitting areas with fireplaces, and two restaurants–-fine dining at Winfield’s or Charlie B’s Pub & Restaurant with pub fare. When the cold winds blow outside, the luxurious spa is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and be pampered. The spa offers an extensive menu of treatments and specializes in signature healing and anti-aging remedies for the body and soul. Enjoy a morning, an afternoon, or a full day of relaxation, and curl up by a crackling fire. It’s also ideal après ski. Stowe Mountain features 500 skiable acres, 116 trails, and 2,160 feet of vertical drop. Not enough? There are four other ski areas within a 30-mile radius of Stoweflake. And if you want to learn or improve your skiing, there’s a ski school. There are several man-made terrain parks and Nordic walking. The area offers plenty to see and do including the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory, the Billings Farm and Museum, the Cabot Creamery Visitors’ Center, and the Vermont Ski Museum. And the resort is dog-friendly, too.
The deal: Stay in a spacious luxury guestroom with fireplace and mountain or courtyard views, and all of Stoweflake’s amenities for only $279 per night. Westchester Magazine readers receive this special winter offer with a complimentary upgrade.
When: Valid through April 2, 2011


A Pampering Escape

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Where: The Lodge at Woodloch, 109 River Birch La, Hawley, PA, (866) 953-8500
What’s special: Awaken your senses at The Lodge at Woodloch, a destination spa that matches the best and has a long list of awards. This extraordinary respite for mind, body, and spirit is nestled in Pennsylvania’s lake region, and an easy trip from New York. Inside and outside, this ultra-luxurious spa shows off nature’s beauty—stone, granite, and rich woods. Soaring walls of windows invite the outdoors in. Cozy fireplaces beckon you to read or take a leisurely afternoon nap. Enjoy superb amenities with every conceivable choice for contentment, challenges, and inspiration. The refreshing outdoor “infinity” Jacuzzi/hot tub punctuated by huge rocks is a beautiful spot day or night, as is the outdoor sitting area with a roaring fire. Indoors, swim in the large pool or soak in the soothing Aqua Garden with heated hydrotherapy waterfalls. Do it all. Work out with one of the following classes: aqua toning, hydro challenge, kickboxing, or stretch. For you mind/body, enjoy healing sounds, meditation, yoga, hatha yoga, Pilates, and tai chi. Of course, choose from the extensive treatment offerings at the spa. It’s so relaxing, you can come to breakfast or lunch in your robe. The cuisine is delicious and perfect for healthy living. In the evening, enjoy music with your dinner.
The deal: “The Complete Spa Package” includes lavish accommodations; three delicious gourmet meals daily; a $120 spa credit; a lineup of stimulating speakers and workshops; gourmet cooking demonstrations; health/fitness amenities such as pools with hydro massage waterfalls, indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis, steam rooms, saunas, and a state-of-the-art, 3,000-square-foot cardio weight studio. Readers of Westchester Magazine receive an additional $75 credit. The spa recommends the Delaware River Stone Massage or Healing Waters Pedicure. The Complete Spa Package starts at $319 per person, per night midweek and $399 per person, per night on weekends. A two-night stay is required. Use code: WestMag75
When: Valid November through December 15, 2010


Sand and Surf in the Caribbean

Where: The Reef, Grand Cayman, (888) 232-0541
What’s special: The Reef is the only resort on the island with all beachfront suites. Every unit has sweeping views of palm trees, the white-sand beach, and the spectacular turquoise Caribbean Sea. Located on the island’s east end, it’s away from the crowds and truly a serene tropical escape. The resort features a 1,600-foot stretch of beach, two swimming areas, two freshwater pools, beach volleyball, tennis, and a spa. Guests can also snorkel right off the beach. Grand Cayman is known for its incredible diving and guests have easy access to the diving.
The deal: Take advantage of its fall sale. Beachfront studios are available for $99 per night. Westchester Magazine readers receive an upgrade to a deluxe studio suite. In season, the deluxe studio suite goes for $189.
When: Valid through December 20, 2010

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