Being a concierge comes with a very distinct set of responsibilities, one of which is to research and visit the best restaurants, venues, shows, and for this edition of LIVely, the best spa getaways within 2 hours of NYC. After such exhausting research in the treatment rooms, saunas and aquatic therapy pools of these fine destinations, we are very happy to come to you with our shortlist of favorites. Whether you are looking for a weekend getaway to one of these great places, or if you need ideas for your next getaway to any destination of your choosing, your concierge team at LIVunLtd is here to assist.
Set in a restored 18th-century Dutch Colonial mansion with a stable and a carriage house, this chic boutique hotel is less than 2 hours away from New York City. There’s a farm-to-table restaurant, a spa with private yoga sessions, and an outdoor pool open on warmer days. Hasbrouck House has been named The America’s Most Romantic Retreat by the World Boutique Hotel Awards.
This French-style estate in upstate New York is the perfect weekend escape from city life. Only a short 2-hour train ride from the City, the recently renovated resort features a 12,000 sq. ft. spa with a thermal pool, eucalyptus-infused steam rooms, saunas, and a fully equipped fitness center.
This premier luxury hotel and spa was one of America’s finest country homes, once a host to royalty, aristocracy, and leading artists. With just 18 guest accommodations, 2 superb restaurants, and exceptional recreational facilities, including a full-service spa with hammam, Glenmere is a model of refined relaxation. Less than 50 miles from New York City, Glenmere invites you to experience unparalleled personal service in an extraordinarily glamorous setting.
Gurney’s Montauk Resort in the Hamptons is an oceanfront, year-round destination known for its healing treatments and ocean-fed seawater pool, the only of its kind in North America. Guests have access to an expansive private sand beach, 5 unique restaurants and bars, and the spectacular water views from the 146 rooms, suites, and beachfront cottages.
Situated at the top of the Shawangunk Ridge, Mohonk Mountain House has been voted the #1 Destination Resort Spa in the United States by CNTraveler. The Victorian castle is nestled in the Hudson Valley, surrounded by forest and wildlife, just a short 2-hour drive from the City. The all-inclusive resort has a 30,000-square-foot spa and is best-known for its signature massage treatments.
90 miles from New York City, this premier spa resort sits next to a private lake in northeast Pennsylvania. The Lodge at Woodloch is a quiet and serene destination for a relaxing weekend getaway. All-inclusive packages include 3 meals a day at the farm-to-table restaurant, health and fitness amenities, and creativity workshops. An indoor pool, outdoor whirlpool, hiking, biking, and kayaking are also available. The 40,000-square-foot spa has 27 treatment rooms to pamper yourself with bodywork treatments, facials, and more.
Named one of the Best New Hotels in the World by Conde Nast Traveler, this stunning hotel is nestled in one of the great sleepy river valleys in the United States. With its 14 rooms, access to hundreds of acres of private land spanning two mountains, a river, several ponds, and a private pool, The DeBruce is the perfect destination for a weekend out of the City.
Buttermilk Falls Inn and Spa is an extraordinary Hudson River estate less than 2 hours away from Manhattan. The property includes a farm-to-table restaurant, an organic kitchen garden and orchard, an animal rescue sanctuary, and a world class spa.
This luxury spa retreat, located in the idyllic town of Washington, Connecticut, evokes the elegance of an English countryside hotel. Amenities include a posh spa, an indoor and outdoor heated pool, a tennis court, a fitness center, and an upscale restaurant with a casual bar.
Only a 50-minute car ride from Manhattan, the Ritz-Carlton Westchester captures the essence of the seasons and offers contemporary luxury at a coveted location in White Plains, NY. The plush hotel houses a high-end spa with an indoor rooftop pool and 24/7 fitness room, making this the perfect destination for an extended weekend getaway.