Five Ways To Rekindle The Spark In New York City
There's more to New York than just New York City, and the state has many great destinations for a romantic weekend away. If you need some time off from the kids, send them to a friend's house for the weekend and book into one of these lovely properties for a quiet, intimate experience with your significant other.
Glenmere Mansion in Chester, NY
Glenmere Mansion (634 Pine Hill Rd., Chester, NY), built in 1911, is considered one of New York's most romantic getaways. Located in the Hudson Valley just an hour from New York City by train, the hotel offers 18 rooms, two restaurants and a full-service spa. It's luxurious and intimate, the perfect destination for you and your sweetie to spend some time alone as a couple. It's an extravagance at $750 per night for a deluxe room (or $1,650 for the Master Penthouse Suite), but the European sensibility and glamorous setting will make you feel like you've traveled much farther away than upstate. Bonus: The hotel is adults-only and great any time of year.
Lake Placid Lodge in Lake Placid, NY
In the warmer months, book a cabin at Lake Placid Lodge (44 Lodge Wy., Lake Placid, NY), a rustic lakeside resort in Lake Placid in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. Select one of the private lake-view cabins (starting at $500 per night in the summer) and enjoy an in-room couple massage treatment. Go boating, fishing or play a round of golf, and in the evening cozy up to the outdoor fire pit for some s'mores. It's a great place for active, outdoorsy couples, but you can also just snuggle on the porch and watch the sun set over the lake. Romantic and relaxing.
Edward Harris House in Rochester, NY
If a well-appointed bed and breakfast is your idea of a romantic getaway, try the Edward Harris House (35 Argyle St., Rochester, NY). Built in 1896, the House is located in the Arts District of Rochester, NY and is known for its elopement packages. While you may not be there to get married, the locale is the perfect place to cuddle up with your honey. Book into one of the four unique guestrooms, which cost an affordable $169 to $189 per night, and indulge in the daily included breakfasts, which you can enjoy in the formal dining room or in bed. There's a countryside feel, but the b&b is walking distance from restaurants and shops so you'll have a lot to explore.
The Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown, NY
Cooperstown, NY is best known as the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame, but you don't have to be a sports fan to enjoy its Otesaga Resort Hotel (60 Lake St., Cooperstown, NY). The luxury resort, located along Blackbird Bay, is a great getaway for couples who need a break. It's a charming historic property with an outdoor heated pool and golf course for summer visitors and spa for those arriving in colder months. Be sure to pay a visit to the nearby Fenimore Art Museum (5798 State Route 80, Cooperstown, NY) or enjoy a tour of the Cooperstown Distillery (11 Railroad Ave., Cooperstown, NY) while in town.
Library Hotel in New York, NY
If a city getaway is more your speed, bunk up in the Library Hotel (299 Madison Ave., New York, NY) in the heart of New York City. You and your partner will love the chic rooms, which are uniquely designed based on the 10 categories of the Dewey Decimal System. There's a complimentary breakfast, an evening reception with wine and cheese and a selection of over 6,000 books to read during your stay (although you'll be lucky to get through one). It's great in any season, especially since the Poetry Garden has greenhouse-type windows that let in the light even in cold weather. Whether you stay in bed or explore the city, the Library Hotel is the perfect home base for a weekend in NYC. Rooms start at around $275 per night.