Escape from New York City
New York City – "Getting out of Dodge" takes on a whole new meaning when you can choose from a plethora of little inns within a couple hours of "Dodge". Drive in any direction to find a quaint little town and the energy of somewhere fresh and new.
Whether it's watching Amish buggies roll along the countryside, hanging out at Mystic's seaport, walking along the banks of the Delaware River or the beaches of New Jersey, an array of scenery and fresh sights lie a short drive from The City.
Visit Pawcatuck, Connecticut and The Morgan Inn to slow down and enjoy your love for one another while still having an adventure by visiting the seaport in Mystic where you can see the whaling ship of the inn’s namesake, relive the classic 1980s' film, Mystic Pizza, or drive a couple miles to let the sun ease your soul on a beach in Westerly, Rhode Island. Each of the guest rooms in this bed and breakfast is named after romantic love songs.
Drive up the Hudson to the Alexander Hamilton House on a bluff overlooking the river. It may be the same water that flows through New York City but the scene is completely different and you can meander three blocks into the quaint village of Croton-on-Hudson. At the inn you can enjoy the stars and clear country sky through the five skylights in the Bridal Chamber. Swim in the in-ground pool or go boating in the two local rivers and you'll vow to find your own country house some day
A regal suit of armor greets guests at the front door of the Amsterdam Castle in Amsterdam, New York. The state of New York built 100 armories for the National Guard but this inn is the only armory converted into a home, then an inn where you can be pampered in your own wing of the castle. New Yorkers are well conditioned by walking everywhere; with four restaurants within walking distance, this bed and breakfast is a much smaller version of home.
A huge stone fireplace beckons you to relax at the Hill Top House in Amenia, New York. Flowers are always in bloom in the Roses Bedroom with a king-size bed. You can tell your friends you visited three states in one weekend by driving five minutes to Connecticut or twenty minutes to Massachusetts. The inn is offering special getaway rates with wine and cookies in February and an authentic Irish breakfast in March.
A good laugh can do wonders for the soul. Get a good chuckle when you view the whimsical pictures at The Artist’s Inn and Gallery in Terre Hill, Pennsylvania. New York isn’t the only place to find fantastic restaurants and it's easy to please your taste buds on a culinary tour of Lancaster County. If you really want to get away from everyone, reserve the private Olde Stone Cottage.
You may be out of the city but you can still find fun mayhem at the Churchtown Inn. The Churchtown, Pennsylvania, inn hosts scheduled and private Murder Mystery Weekends. Rolling farmlands surround the property and you can take full advantage of the views when you enjoy breakfast in the glass-enclosed garden. if you're up for a bigger adventure book a balloon and watch the sun rise or set from a whole new vantage point while on a hot air balloon ride.
Let the sounds of ocean waves lull you to sleep at the Seascape Manor Inn in Highlands, New Jersey. Enjoy views of the Atlantic right from your guest room. You can also soothe the body with an on-deck massage as the perfect addition to your weekend. Can’t bear to leave your furry family member at home? Well-behaved pets are welcome. Look for the nearby unique Twin Lights Lighthouse, it has two lights so boaters can distinguish it from another light house five miles away.
Walk along the green banks of the Delaware River and the historic district of Burlington, New Jersey, when you stay at The Lily Inn. Filled with history, the town was once the home of Benjamin Franklin and Ulysses S. Grant. The inn itself is more than 300 years old; just imagine who else may have walked on the original white cedar floors. Extend your vacation to three nights or more to receive a discount on your stay.