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.
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 décor 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.
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.
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.