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Luxury Country Inns Within 4 Hours Drive of NYC?

Old Mar 12, 20, 12:13 pm
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Luxury Country Inns Within 4 Hours Drive of NYC?

With all the international travel disruptions related to coronavirus, I'm trying to plan ahead and see if there might be some nice driving holidays closer to home for a long weekend when things calm down a little. I live in the NYC tri-state area and have done some scans of the websites of high-end small chains like Auberge Resorts, LHW and Preferred LEGEND and come up with some options including:

Mayflower Inn & Spa (Auberge) - Connecticut 2.5hr drive
Wheatleigh (LHW) - Lenox, MA 3hr
Inn at Perry Cabin (Preferred LEGEND) - St Michaels, MD 3.5h
The Vanderbilt (Auberge) - Newport, RI 4h
White Barn Inn (Auberge) - Kennebunk, ME 5.5h
Wequassett Resort (Preferred LEGEND) - Harwich, MA 5.5h
Chatham Bars Inn (LHW) - Chatham, MA 5.5h

I noticed that Relais et Chateaux has many properties in the region as well, but I've had mixed experiences with the brand.

Does anyone have any thoughts or recommendations for a luxury weekend in the country that's drive-able from NYC?
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Old Mar 12, 20, 12:30 pm
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Add Twin Farms (~5 hr)
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Old Mar 12, 20, 2:09 pm
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Manoir Hovey. Iím here now. Itís a little more formal than my taste but itís nice to visit. Twin farms is superior but with much superior prices.

I found Inn at Perry Cabin to only be ok; but maybe itís because Iím fairly close....

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Old Mar 12, 20, 4:25 pm
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The Inn at Perry Cabin has been poorly reviewed here.
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Old Mar 12, 20, 4:52 pm
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The Inn at Little Washington?
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Old Mar 12, 20, 5:28 pm
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We did a three night stay at Inn at Perry Cabin last May (off season) for a quick getaway. We were upgraded and had a large suite with a sitting area on the first level with the bedroom and bathroom on the second floor. There was a small balcony with a table for two overlooking the river.

The room was very nice, my only slightly negative comment is the stairs to the second level were rather steep. Older guests might not like the climb.

we were there in the off season so it felt a bit lonely/empty but the weather was fantastic and we enjoyed the outdoor areas during the day and at night.

they employee young, foreign workers. They are very enthusiastic and eager to please but the language barrier created service challenges. As the daughter of an immigrant, I am very tolerant but it did test my patience at this price point. Several times I asked for the manager to get simple requests granted.

some elements we loved -

walking the beautiful gardens and talking to the gardeners
sailing on one of the resorts gorgeous Hinkleys, it was a highlight of the trip
car service into the town, the young men driving were very professional
watching the birds and waterfowl from our balcony

we did enjoy our stay and would go back again because we are sort of close (three hours) but itís wasnít the luxury experience this forum would expect.
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Old Mar 13, 20, 6:09 am
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The Inn at Little Washington?
we were there a couple months back. Very expensive for what you get (on the Inn side) and I wouldnít stay beyond one night for the meal. However, for a protracted stay in that area there are nice small inns at a fraction of the price.

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Also check out:

Winvian Farm (2 hours)
Glenmere (1.5 hours)
Ocean House (3 hours)
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Old Mar 13, 20, 2:31 pm
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Also Lake Placid Lodge and The Point. LPL has some service and deferred maintenance issue but still a beautiful location.
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Old Mar 14, 20, 4:13 pm
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Thanks everyone. I will check out all of these. We usually travel internationally, but looking forward to exploring our adopted region.
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Old Mar 15, 20, 6:56 pm
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I would add Troutbeck to your list..... but they have just decided to only be open Thursday - Monday.
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Iíve always wanted to eat at Blue Hill at Stone Barns. Are there any nice places to stay nearby? Is Ritz a decent option if thereís nothing else?
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Blantyre? Also in the Berkshires
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Be sure to check what facilities remain open, especially if the restaurant is a major part of your choice.
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