Beacon, New York
Rates from US$229
Soaked up enough of the urban jungle and need to get back to nature? The Roundhouse, a cluster of thoughtfully restored buildings tucked next to Beacon Falls and the majestic scenery of the Hudson River Valley, is only an hour and a half from New York City by rail or car.
Rustic touches mingle with luxurious room amenities: custom-designed king-sized bed-frames and mid-century furniture are set against original wooden beams and oversized factory windows, offering views of the surrounding greenery and mountains.
This charming, yet hip location will relax your senses. Spend your time gazing out at the lush gardens and waterfall from the restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling windows, or lounge beneath the overgrown woods and next to the creek’s roaring rapids. Complete your stay by meandering along the grassy rail tracks or searching for treasures at one of the nearby antique stores.
Day trip: Take the weekend shuttle service to Storm King Art Center and discover the large-scale sculptures on display across its 500 acres of meadows and woodlands.
[This story appears in the October 2018 issue of WestJet Magazine]