Between crazy weather patterns, kids back to school on the trains being nutty, and MTA proposing cuts and fare increases, isn’t it time for a weekend getaway?! There are several places that you drive to that aren’t too far away but can help you recharge and come back to the grind refreshed. You can also bring your best buddy with you and explore dog parks, hiking trails, and treat Fido to a weekend free of city dirt, whizzing cars, and stepping on gum.
The William Henry Miller Inn in Ithaca, NY is about a 5 hour drive from NYC and is located in the Finger Lakes region. It is dog-friendly and located downtown and within walking distance of the Cascadilla Gorge and Ithaca Falls. Rooms range from $160 to $250 a night and include breakfast.
If you want something a bit closer, Mount Tremper has a great resort and spa that is pet friendly and located near a dog park. The Emerson Resort and Spa is located 2 hours outside of NYC and has some of the best hiking trails for you and your pup to explore. The rooms start at $180 a night plus a pet fee and depending on the type you choose, your dog can get a gift basket of treats, a bed, and a donation is made to the local SPCA in your dog’s name.
For a lush and luxurious weekend, the Mill House Inn in East Hampton can be your destination. They will cook breakfast for your dog and you will be able to walk around the historic town with your best friend at your side. There are wine tastings, beaches, and spa services available. The rooms change prices and can start at $250 a night during off holiday seasons but can be as much as $1200 depending on the type of room you choose. They will also help you plan the perfect getaway if you are bringing your significant other and want to make it a special weekend. The Mill House Inn is about a 3 hour drive from NYC or you can take the Jitney.