Capital Saratoga
Region
3 to 4 hours
Distance from NY

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EscapeMaker.com has teamed up with Heritage Radio Network to offer a great New York State craft beverage-themed vacation package for two people! Albany County, New York , located 3 hours from New York City, is home to its to New York’s bustling capitol but also known for its bucolic farms, scenic landscapes and rolling countryside – perfect for a romantic getaway or a quick holiday with friends. After listening to Heritage Radio Network’s special episode of “On the Road with Beer Sessions Radio,” you’ll get to experience firsthand the local flavors from the region!

LISTEN HERE TO HERITAGE RADIO’S CRAFT BEVERAGE PODCAST


INCLUDED (package valid year-round):

2-Night stay at Glen Sanders Mansion

Continental breakfast both mornings

$25 Certificate to their restaurant

Hard cider or brew flight at Indian Ladder Farms

$25 Certificate to their restaurant or farm store

10% Discount to Helderberg Brewery at the Carey Institute and the C.H. Evans Brewing Company at the Albany Pump Station

15% Discount on Amtrak® tickets from NYC


MORE PACKAGE DETAILS

indianladderfarmssignThis year Indian Ladder Farms is celebrating its centennial. The farm was founded by Peter Gansevoort Ten Eyck in 1916. The popular orchard and agritourism destination located in Altamont, New York, near Albany, continues on today and is operated by the fourth generation of the Ten Eyck Family and a team of experienced managers and staff.

indianladderfarms2In 2011 Laura Ten Eyck and her husband Dietrich Gehring, spurred into action by New York State’s Farm Brewery Law, began to grow hops and malting barley to supply the growing craft beer movement seeking local products. One thing led to another and they began to experiment with making beer and then hard cider. This year, along with their partner Stuart Morris, they have opened the Indian Ladder Farmstead Cidery and Brewery, featuring a Tasting Room offering beer and hard cider made with ingredients grown right on the farm. The package includes a $50 gift certificate to be used at the cidery and brewery, their farm store or the Yellow Rock Café. Besides tasting beer and cider, visitors can also pick their own apples and berries, shop their farm store, observe and learn about bee hives, pet the baby farm animals and dine on farm fresh food in the café.

glensandersmansion2The Glen Sanders Mansion is an elegant historic mansion with well-appointed rooms and an on-site restaurant and lounge. It retains the character from when it was built in the 1700’s and features a newly renovated patio along the banks of the picturesque Mohawk River. Located only 25 minutes from Indian Ladder Farms, it’s the perfect homebase to explore the area.

glensandersmansion3Stroll along the river and gorgeous grounds! All of rooms come with either a king sized bed or two queen beds and are equipped with either a walk-in shower or bath tub. They also include standard features such as flat screen TVs with standard cable, free wireless internet, complimentary continental breakfast, and daily newspapers. Your package includes a two night-stay at the Inn, with continental breakfast as well as a $25 gift certificate to their lounge or restaurant, featuring a number of local craft brews and regional wines.

careypic2And if you have time, you’ll want to tour the other locations mentioned in the Heritage Radio podcast like C.H. Evans Brewing Company at the Albany Pump Station and The Helderberg Brewery at the Carey Institute. Both of them are offering a 10% discount as a part of the package.

For more info on the area, visit Albany County Tourism and Taste.NY.gov and ILOVENY.com.

From the Helderbergs to the shores of the mighty Hudson, Albany County is a unique blend of urban excitement and rural relaxation. Its villages, towns and cities are beautiful, playing host to some of the finest food, lodging, shopping and entertainment in the state. Whether hiking the trails, biking the paths, visiting the parks and museums, fishing the streams and brooks, or drinking the craft beer, Albany County has something for everyone.

Partners:

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Step 1. PURCHASE THE PACKAGE
You will receive a receipt and a PDF download of the vouchers and EscapeMaker codes you will need to redeem on your trip via email.

Step 2. BOOK YOUR LODGING DATE
Call Glen Sanders Mansion at (518) 374-7262 to check availability to choose your date. Give them your EscapeMaker code.

Step 3. TAKE YOUR TRIP
Be sure to bring vouchers with you to get validated by the inn!

And voila! You’re all set!

TRANSPORTATION:

If you are coming by train, book your 15% discounted Amtrak tickets here separately to the Albany-Rennsaeler station. Car rentals are available.

THE FINE PRINT:

You have 14 days in order to book your preferred reservation and tour dates up to 1 year in advance. If you are not able to get the dates you want, we offer a full refund. Beyond the 14 days in order to book, there are no refunds or cancellations. The package and all components are completely transferable up to one year. The package price covers all fees and taxes but does not cover train tickets, taxi fare, incidentals or optional gratuities. You must ask your innkeeper to validate the vouchers in order to redeem them at all destinations.