Location: 634 Pine Hill Road, Chester, N.Y.
Drive time: A little less than three hours.
Cost: Starting at $550 for a deluxe queen room; two-night minimum stay on peak weekends.
The scoop: Situated in New York’s tranquil Lower Hudson Valley, this 150-acre lakeside estate is just 50 miles from the glitz and glamour of Manhattan. v
Amenities: Each room and suite is furnished with antiques, marble baths and art from a private collection. On-site options include a heated outdoor swimming pool, plus tennis, bocce and croquet courts. The Supper Room has an upscale menu, and Frogs End Tavern offers cocktails and lighter fare.
Don’t miss: Glenmere’s new full-service day spa. Also be sure to visit the nearby Storm King, one of the world’s largest sculpture parks, and Dia:Beacon Art Museum for its extensive collection of important works from the 1960s to today.
Contact: (845) 469-1900, glenmeremansion.com.