If you have a long weekend with nothing to do, take a 5-6 hour scenic drive from New York to Vermont.

Start at Woodstock, at the Woodstock Inn and Resort. A large family oriented luxury Inn in the center of town. It is surrounded by trees and beautiful grounds. An indoor and outdoor swimming pool, beautiful spa, a relaxed restaurant and a tavern. The rooms are old world style cozy rooms, some with fire places, some with porches. During the ski season, there are shuttle services to ski areas nearby.

 The Woodstock Inn

The Woodstock Inn

 The Woodstock Inn

The Woodstock Inn

If you prefer a luxury private retreat, then try Twin Farms, not far away. An all-inclusive resort set in a 1795 are farmhouse. The lavish accommodations feature Japanese, Tuscan and Moroccan-inspired d├ęcor with separate sitting areas with fireplaces. Some suites and cottages may have stone hot tubs.

Farm-to-table meals are served in the elegant dining room or on the terrace. Additional amenities include a spa with glass brick steam rooms, a fitness center and tennis courts, plus 8 event venues. It is a relaxing place to enjoy and spend a few days in beautiful surroundings with delicious food and good wines.

 Twin Farms

Twin Farms

 Twin Farms

Twin Farms

Only an hour and a half drive from New York City and you can be at the high-end resort of Winvian, set on 113 wooded acres in the Litchfield Hills, in the town of Morris, Connecticut. There are 18 luxury unique cottages each with a different theme, from a refurbished 1968 helicopter to Library, Beaver, plush treehouse 35 feet off the forest floor, Artist, Log Cabin and more. All the accommodations include a patio or screened porch, Jacuzzi tubs and fireplaces, as well as your own bicycles. The resort has a beautiful spa and has recently added a swimming pool to the property.

 Winvian

Winvian

 Winvian

Winvian

The lush property offers walking paths and seasonal activities, such as cooking classes or horseback riding. The resort has an elegant farm-to-table restaurant, which serves produce from the hotel's gardens in a refined setting.