Get Out of New York City for Labor Day and Head to Connecticut

- Melissa Mewdell,

New York City is bustling, hectic and exciting – but certainly not a place to go if your ideal long weekend this Labor Day includes putting up your feet and enjoying some peace and quiet. If you want a perfect weekend getaway, consider Connecticut when making your plans!

Connecticut is only about two hours away from the city, which means you won’t be spending most of your weekend on the road. And, it happens to play host to two lovely luxury inns that are absolutely perfect for relaxing weekend getaways.

The Mayflower:

The Mayflower is a transformed country house packed with traditional charm. This 18th-century inspired mansion is in Washington and isn’t far from New York City.

You’ll find yourself in a very intimate environment at the Mayflower. At only 30 rooms, this boutique inn prides itself on its personalized service and attention to detail. It’s situated amongst 58 acres of trees, surrounded by the Steep Rock Reserve and Shepaug River.

You can get up to all kinds of mischief here if outdoor activities are how you enjoy spending your time. Hike, go kayaking, play tennis or practice your golf swing.

You’ll also have lots of opportunities to relax this Labor Day because rooms are designed to have the highest standards in comfort! Think feather topped mattresses, enormous marble bathrooms, a trip to the paneled library and a trip to the spa!

Homestead Inn:

Found in Greenwich, Connecticut, Homestead Inn is another fabulous luxury inn that makes for a wonderful weekend getaway for Labor Day 2009! This boutique Inn is tiny and intimate and you will really be able to relax here – and you’ll spend almost no time getting here if you’re a New York resident.

At only 25 minutes drive away from the Big Apple, you can’t find a closer home away from home than the Homestead!

Homestead Inn is a food and wine lover’s dream. Thomas Henkelmann, who owns the Inn with his wife, Theresa, is also the resident chef. Theresa Henkelmann is the brains behind the luxurious, unique and comfy décor.

It’s the personal touches at the Homestead that make it such a great place to visit. In fact, one of our own, Jashmi Kalra, recently stayed here and had nothing but great things to say about it. Read Jashmi’s review of the Homestead Inn to learn more!

Both of these great hotels in Connecticut were recently featured in a post we wrote about hotels in New England.

If you’re planning on sticking around New York City for the Labor Day long weekend, be sure to check out our recent post about the best places to stay in New York City for Labor Day!

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