11 Perfect Weekend Escapes From New York

Temporary respite from Manhattan’s concrete jungle is only a short car or train ride away. Here, 11 plush hotels from upstate New York to Connecticut and beyond to help city slickers unwind.

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Glenmere Mansion

Situated in the lower Hudson Valley, in the petite hamlet of Sugar Loaf, Glenmere Mansion is an Italianate villa with aristocratic gardens designed by Edith Wharton’s niece. While the hotel’s opulent decor is reminiscent of bygone eras, there is nothing archaic about the newly renovated spa, which offers 8,000 square feet of indulgences. Choose from an extensive list of facials and massages, including the skin-soothing Chardonnay Body Treatment ($165), or experience a traditional Turkish Hamman treatment. The toxin-purging, 2½-hour Journey to Shambhala ($440) experience might actually trick you into believing you’ve achieved enlightenment. Time from New York City: one hour; rooms, from $750; 634 Pine Hill Rd., Chester, NY​; 845-469-1900glenmeremansion.com.NR