However much you love Long Island City, however much you love your Long Island City condo, sometimes what's called for is a weekend getaway. There's nothing like strolling along the Long Island coast or in the Catskill Mountains—then wining and dining at your leisure—to make you feel brand new. A number of quaint bed and breakfasts and inns lie just a few hours’ drive from the CORTE condominiums. Here, we check into some of the finest.
The Crow's Nest | 4 Old West Lake Drive, Montauk
Rustic wooden interiors and a well-stocked bar greet you at the Crow's Nest, a seaside inn overlooking Lake Montauk and the picturesque bays beyond. Get the party started with a glass of Salt Beach Spritz before tucking into the lobster fettuccine or Moroccan-style halibut. A ramble through Montauk Point State Park and to the lighthouse beyond will work off all that indulgence before you turn in for the night in one of the homespun-style cottage rooms.
The Graham & Co | 80 Route 214, Phoenicia
The verdant Catskills set the scene for this well-loved holiday spot, which offers sizeable rooms with queen beds and a private bath, as well as access to the outdoor pool (ideal for cooling off after winding walks in the mountains). Free bikes at the Graham & Co mean you can explore the region even further afield but still in a wholesome way. Spend your evening cooking in the kitchenette, and catching up with loved ones with a cocoa next to a roaring bonfire. You'll return to your Long Island City condo utterly refreshed.
Scribner’s Catskill Lodge | 13 Scribner Hollow Road, Hunter
The mountain lodge of your dreams awaits you at Scribner's, a crisp, contemporary—and by its own admission—slightly off-beat retreat, aimed at the modern-day explorer. Deep leather armchairs and locally sourced cooking are accompanied by Wi-Fi, outdoor yoga and sound baths, and bathrooms with rain showerheads. The views of the mountains are quite exquisite, setting up your hunger for adventure. During your downtime, relax in the unique indoor grotto pool.
Jedediah Hawkins Inn | 400 South Jamesport Avenue, Riverhead
This remarkable Italianate-style inn was built as the home of Captain Jedediah Hawkins in 1863. It retains all its antique charm, surrounded by fragrant gardens and water features, and it also has everything the contemporary Long Island City weekender could want. Unwind in the solarium, admire canvases from North Fork artists in the Barn Gallery (some are for sale), and order a Brown Sugar Bourbon Cider at the inn's very own speakeasy. On your doorstep lie seemingly infinite coastal walks. And after a relaxed but full day, you can truly reward yourself with a lie-in in one of the six designer guest rooms.
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