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To most people, September means the end of summer. But it’s not—not until three weeks into the month, anyway. September is a perfect time for a getaway. The crowds are gone, the weather is beautiful, and there are some great deals, especially for Westchester Magazine readers.

LOBSTER COUNTRY
Where: Samoset Resort, 220 Warrenton St, Rockport, ME; (800)341-1650

What’s special: Located between lush hills and Penobscot Bay, Samoset offers spectacular views. Stretch out at the pool and get lost in the views. Play on the championship golf course that journeys along the coast and through the woods. The course boasts seven ocean-side holes and ocean vistas from 14 holes. The health club is its “ultimate backyard” where guests can enjoy tennis, basketball, and state-of-the-art equipment. Dining offers a potpourri of choices from classic elegance at Marcel’s to casual comfort at Breakwater Café, or Splash Pool Bar.

The deal: Stay one night; get a second night at 50 percent off. Included is breakfast for two for one day. Prices start at $199.

When: September 1 – November 30, 2010. Based on availability.

FALL’S GLORY
Where: Okemo Mountain Resort, 77 Okemo Ridge Rd, Ludlow, VT; (800)78-OKEMO (786-5366)

What’s special: Guests enjoy the newest source of relaxation- the two-level, 18,000-square-foot fitness and aquatic center. Golf on two championship courses, play tennis, bike, dine, visit nearby breweries, and explore the area. Above all, enjoy Mother Nature’s splendid autumn display of colors.

The deal: Okemo Mountain Resort’s Romance Package: Spend two nights in an Executive Inn Room at The Jackson Gore Inn and enjoy all the amenities of The Spring House Pool and Fitness Center. Package includes one massage and one candlelight dinner at the Resort’s Coleman Brook Tavern for each person, along with a Vermont gift bag for the couple to share. In addition, each person will receive a certificate for 20 percent off lunch or dinner at Willie Dunn’s Grille or the Coleman Brook Tavern. The price is $625 including all taxes. Westchester Magazine readers receive an extra 10 percent. (Other room types are available with the same discount.) Mention the “Westchester Romance Package” when booking. Call (800) 78-OKEMO (786-5366).

When: Valid September through October, 2010

THE “INN” PLACE
Where: Gateways Inn & Restaurant, 51 Walker St, Lenox, MA; (888)492-9466

What’s special: Nestled in the heart of the Berkshire Hills, guests are drawn to the inn for its romantic ambience and renowned cuisine. Neoclassical in style, the inn’s architectural design features include carved gas fireplaces and Tiffany-style leaded rose windows from France. Twelve newly restored guestrooms feature whirlpool tubs and gas fireplaces. The inn’s gourmet menu has garnered numerous awards with seasonal dishes spotlighting local ingredients. The inn celebrates 11 consecutive years as a recipient of Wine Spectator magazine’s Award of Excellence. Guests can explore spectacular foliage, nearby performing arts, and museums. The Inn is a member of Select Registry: Distinguished Inns of North America.

The deal: Stay three nights for the price of two, Sunday through Thursday excluding Columbus Day weekend. Readers must mention “Fall Midweek Special” at time of booking.

When: September 1-October 28, 2010

Where: The Settlers Inn, 4 Main Ave, Hawley, PA; (570)226-2993

What’s special: The Inn was built in 1927 in the Arts and Crafts style. Each of the 21 rooms is uniquely decorated to blend warm, old-world ambience with modern touches, such as whirlpool tubs, hand-carved fireplaces, wireless high-speed Internet, and flat-panel televisions. Dine al fresco or, if it’s chilly, cozy up to the indoor fireplace. Settler’s Inn hosts regular wine dinners that feature a multi-course menu and complimentary pairings. Bike woodland trails, hike, or spread a picnic blanket on the banks of the Lackawaxen River. The Inn’s expansive grounds offer a peaceful retreat with colorful flowerbeds, manicured lawns, and charming courtyards. The Inn is a member of Select Registry: Distinguished Inns of North America.

The deal: Readers of Westchester Magazine stay for three days and pay for only two. Guests are treated to gourmet breakfasts with farm-to-table ingredients and herbs fresh from the garden.

When: September 15–March 15, 2011

Where: The Inn at Montchanin Village & Spa, 514 Montchanin Rd, Wilmington, DE; (302)888-2133; www.montchanin.com

What’s special: The 19th-century hamlet in the Brandywine Valley is listed on the National Register and has received numerous awards. The property offers a slice of historical heaven with 21st-century perks. It is home to 11 meticulously restored buildings dating from 1799 to 1910 and surrounded by beautiful gardens. Twenty-eight unique guestrooms and suites are appointed with period furniture. The suites have spacious sitting rooms with fireplaces, private gardens, and marble baths. The on-site Krazy Kat’s Restaurant is housed in a renovated blacksmith’s shop complete with one of the original forges. It’s known as much for its creative cuisine as its whimsical décor. The inn is close to museums, shopping wineries, golf courses, battlefields, and historic sites. It’s a member of the Select Registry: Distinguished Inns of North America.

The deal: Stay one night and get 50 percent off the second night’s stay when booking Sunday to Wednesday. Guestrooms are $192 to $244 and suites are $290 to 399 (tax not included).

When: Valid through October, 2010

Where: The Peacock Inn, 20 Bayard Lane, Princeton, NJ; (609)924-1707

What’s special: This 18th-century Colonial mansion is located in the heart of Princeton. The inn recently underwent a three-year major renovation. Now a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the inn has hosted such luminaries as Albert Einstein and F. Scott Fitzgerald. The inn has 16 rooms, seven with fireplaces. Each room features a flat-panel TV, luxurious bathrooms, and complimentary high-speed wired and wireless Internet access. Enjoy the New American cuisine at The Peacock Inn Restaurant. And the inn is within walking distance to all the interesting and charming Princeton sites. Walk to Palmer Square with numerous exclusive shops and boutiques, historical homes, and spend time at Princeton University. If you want, take a drive to Bucks County in Pennsylvania.

The deal: Exclusive to Westchester Magazine readers: $275 per night including complimentary cocktail upon check-in. This is a $45 savings. Continental breakfast is included with all stays.

When: Valid through September, 2010

THE SEAT OF POWER
Where: Fairfax Hotel at Embassy Row, 2100 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington; (202)293-2100

What’s special: It’s five minutes from DuPont Circle with cafes, shops, bars, the Phillips Collection, and the Anderson House. It’s walking distance to the Metro (subway) that takes you into the heart of Washington–the White House and the National Mall with its museums and monuments.

The deal: Two-nights stay in a standard room, dinner for two at The Jockey Club (up to $150), welcome amenity, Jockey Club Embassy breakfast for two each morning. Price $599, based on double occupancy, blackout dates may apply. Rate Code: LCDESB3 Booking Link

When: Bookable through September 30 for stays through December 31, 2010.

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