If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that by the time we’ve endured the long and frigid month of January, we NEED A VACATION! Even if we’re still shivering into February across the Northeast, there are so many warm and cozy getaways just a short train ride or road trip away. If you’re anything like us, you might agree that Valentine’s Day in and around NYC is (ahem) overrated. The crowds, the costs, the Mission Impossible-level reservation making…it certainly doesn’t always lay the groundwork for happy-go-lucky-love, am I right? Flip the holiday on its head, and rather than fight the crowds to make mid-week, balloon-covered plans this Valentine’s Day, set up an escape later this month or even later this season! A weekend getaway beats an overpriced, overcrowded meal any time of year! We’ve got big ideas for a snuggly and romantic trip, whether it’s with your boo, your fam or your bff!
Nothing says cozy, romantic weekend getaway like winery-hopping! Spend a weekend in Ithaca where you can visit the oldest and longest running wine trail in America, the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. You can hop around to over 25 wineries, with tours departing from various locations throughout Ithaca. Make your road trip upstate via ReachNow and meander around the breathtaking Finger Lakes region!
Who says you need lots of activities for a weekend getaway? Simply curling up by the fire in a charming B&B, tucked away in a small town is sometimes better than making any plans at all. Plan a romantic escape to Central New York, which is chock full of villages, quaint inns, elegant local restaurants and more. If you haven’t already, download the ReachNow app, book your BMW or MINI, and drive up to The Colgate Inn, an overnight favorite in Madison County. Book a romantic package to experience wine, food and complete coziness at its finest!
Visit Dutchess County in the Hudson Valley for a “Chili Weather Weekend” at Millbrook Vineyards & Winery. From now through the end of March, spend a winter weekend afternoon “chillin'” in the Taproom by the fire with a delicious bowl of chili and a glass of your favorite Millbrook tap wine.
Make it a beer weekend in Sullivan County! This time of year, one of the absolute best places to retreat from the cold Catskills temps is fireside with a brew in hand. And oh, the options! Whether you’re visiting the Catskill Brewery in Livingston Manor, Callicoon Brewing Company in Callicoon, or the Roscoe Beer Co. in Roscoe (which was recently voted by Taste NY the #1 craft brewery in New York), you’ll have a plethora of hops and sips to choose from while you take it easy with your honey.
There’s just so much to see, do and eat in the Catskills! Venture up to the Great Western Catskills for a romantic and delicious 2 night package at the River Run Bed & Breakfast. Enjoy breakfast each morning, and a very special five course chef’s menu tasting dinner at the Andes Hotel Restaurant. Just 20 minutes away (and well worth the drive), Chef Ed O’Neill prepares unique five course tastings using ingredients indigenous to Delaware County.
If you’re hiding out from the cold, drink up a little history at Rockefeller Estate, Kykuit, a preeminent Hudson Valley landmark in nearby Westchester County. For architecture, remarkable gardens, art, history, and spectacular scenery, a trip to Kykuit is simply amazing. Snuggle up at a nearby inn and indulge in some romantic fine dining at Equus, Cellar 49, or Harvest on Hudson. More on lodging here.
What are you waiting for? Surprise your Valentine this year with a cozy weekend escape before Spring. And book you car now because ReachNow is offering a $25 Special through February 25th with more great rates and specials to come!
Here a re a few Winter packages you can book with us, starting at $399/couple!