A luxurious weekend getaway awaits just 100 miles outside of New York City in the quaint Hudson Valley town of Saugerties, New York. Promising a respite from the chaos of the city where you can unwind in style, Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern, which opened in 2011, combines old world charm with the modern expectations of a luxury boutique hotel.
The soothing color palette and decadent comfort of the elegantly appointed guest rooms will strip the city stress from you in no time. Sink into overstuffed duvets and linens of the finest Egyptian cotton; feel like you’ve entered your own personal spa in bathrooms with radiant heat, over-sized walk-in showers, sumptuous towels and bathrobes. Each room also features a private balcony overlooking the Esopus Creek falls, gourmet mini-bars with hand selected local goodies, complimentary wifi and iPod/iPhone docking stations.
To truly pamper yourself, snag one of hotel’s the spacious King Suites complete with living areas and rustic fireplaces. Or, after a day on the slopes at nearby Hunter Mountain or Windham, spend a relaxing evening in-room starting with a spa treatment followed by a sumptuous dinner and bottle of wine delivered by the Tavern.
The accomplished Chef Napoli expertly combines his training at the CIA with his Sicilian family heritage to deliver gourmet farm to table menus incorporating the Hudson Valley’s finest ingredients. High-quality meats, fish, house-made pastas, breads and pastries are just some of delectables in store. Diamond Mills Tavern also features local craft brews, hand-crafted cocktails, using spirits from local distilleries, and a selection of the finest wines from New York State and around the world.
Dining options abound to suit all needs: al fresco on the sweeping deck overlooking the falls, cozying up in a booth by the fire of the main dining room, grabbing a quick bite at the bar, in the Library, or on the Mezzanine.
Just like the hotel, the town is a mix of country and trendy with lots of fun finds on Main and Partition Streets. Highly recommended is a stop at Miss Lucy’s Kitchen, a cozy farmhouse restaurant with a daily market menu featuring locally sourced ingredients that are masterfully mixed for a surprisingly sophisticated taste sensation.
Be sure to save room for a raspberry truffle, almond bark or one of the many other hand dipped treats at Krause’s Chocolates. Stroll among the boutiques and antique shops and definitely plan a visit to Partition Street Wine Shop. They have an amazing selection of affordably priced wines to stock up the home cellar.
A weekend getaway at this Hudson Valley luxury hotel will leave you replenished and ready to conquer the concrete jungle yet again.