16 Perfect Escapes From New York That You Can Reach by Car
Temporary respite from Manhattan’s concrete jungle is only a car ride away. Here, 16 plush hotels from upstate New York to Connecticut, Cape Cod to Vermont and beyond to help city slickers unwind.
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The retreat from New York City is a common leitmotif, most famous in Joan Didion’s “Goodbye to All That,” her seminal 1967 essay about leaving the jarring confines of New York City for softer, if not greener, pastures (Didion moved to Los Angeles). For most of us, a complete renunciation of city life is not an option, let alone a necessity. A temporary retreat to rolling green hills and idyllic lakes, complete with all the appurtenances of luxury we’re used to, is often cure enough. Here are 16 luxe hotels that will give you a taste of that bucolic life, accompanied by five-star dining and spa options, each located within a few hours of New York City.