Roll out with champagne at a private igloo on Long Island or indulge in a wellness haven in the upstate—these hotels are open and still available in NYC
It’s time to close the chapter in 2021, and as we move, cautiously and daring, optimistically say in the new year, if you live in or around New York City and are looking to get away, you’re in luck.
We’ve outlined approximate drive time from town and from popping champagne in your ocean-view igloo to a night of wellness in the Hudson Valley and enjoying a hearty meal in Maine, here are 11 final minutes on New Year’s Eve escape ideas that are just a short drive from New York City.
Accord, New York
Driving time: 90 minutes
90 minutes outside of New York City INNESS, the intimate country getaway, dreams and members club that would make even Taylor Swift swoon.
Set on 225 pasture acres, the 40-key hotel (28 cabins and 12-room ranch) also includes a restaurant, lounge, 9-hole golf course, sports field, swimming pools, tennis courts, hiking trails, event barn, ranch shop, as well as a 3-acre organic farm Embedded in the territory.
Just in time to celebrate New Year’s Eve, the restaurant will serve up a special dinner featuring a festive caviar course, mushroom agnolotti, New York strip, and halibut. All dinners are open to the public, and reservations can be made online. exclusive to hotel guests And INNESS members, the property is throwing a New Year’s Eve party in the members’ lounge from 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM. The party will feature NYC DJ Parle, lots of dancing and a cozy outdoor space with fire pits and all.
Long Island, New York
driving time: 1.5 hours
on Long Island, Mirabell Bar at Three Village Inn It hosts a special eight-course dinner tasting menu for the chef from 5pm-9pm on New Year’s Eve. The cost ranges from $105 to $160 per person depending on whether you want to pair wine with your meal.
Reservations are recommended (and necessary if you wish to dine in a private igloo) and guests have the option to stay the night by booking a room in the inn. Rates start at $139 per night.
In the heart of Southampton village, Southampton Inn It is a charming 90-room hotel that will also host a special New Year’s Eve evening filled with great food and entertainment by Broadway singer and opera singer Christina Fontanelli.
Dinner will be served at Claude’s a la carte restaurant From 6pm to 10pm the bar will be open from 5pm and will stay open until the ball drops in the middle of the night. An all-inclusive package of $125 per person, including fast food, dinner, and a live performance, will be followed by a midnight Prosecco toast. Southampton room rates start at $250 per night, and the hotel will serve award-winning brunch on New Year’s Day from 9am-2pm, and breakfast/lunch from 7am-2pm on January 2nd.
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
driving time: 5.5 hours
For New Yorkers who are really looking to get out of the shuffle, Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club It is a wonderful year round resort with an enviable location in the middle of the Cape. This year, the resort will host a 2021 Year in Review Trivia night, along with your choice of three New Year’s Eve dinners including a bottle of four-course meal (including a bottle of Veuve Clicquot) at the picturesque igloo. Frost Bar For $195 per person.
Menu options include your choice of appetizers such as caviar with fresh cream blinis, raw bar and lollipop lamb chops and churro donut openings for dessert.
driving time: 5 hours
Consisting of nine inns, resorts, hotels and six award-winning restaurants in the picturesque coastal town of Kennebunkport, Maine, Kennebunkport Resort Group It’s still available at a few of his properties on New Year’s Eve.
Takes place on December 31, including participating hotels Land in Hidden PondAnd Ocean Restaurant And Boathouse Waterfront Restaurant Pre-selected special menus, live music entertainment, festive champagne toasts and more will be offered to say goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022. Prices and seating times vary and reservations are required.
Hudson Valley, New York
Driving time: 2 hours
Move to 2022 in Hudson Valley style in Troutbeck, Estate Hotel. A two-hour ride through the Taconic State Parkway, to celebrate the start of the new year, Troutbeck has curated a series of wellness experiences including the unique Kinesoma Experience ($25) on New Year’s Eve. This experience is a playful blend of dance and Feldenkrais® and works to restore comfort in your body while developing a broad mind and awareness while bringing renewed joy to your movement.
On New Year’s Day, guests can take part in the Flow Into This New Year Class ($30) that combines movement flows and mindfulness meditation to embody grace and focus on the New Year. Rooms start at $475.
Driving time: less than 3 hours
It is located on sprawling 22 acres in Lenox, Massachusetts, Apple Tree Inn This is a restored historic hotel known for its thirty-four Victorian-inspired private rooms. With an outdoor pool facing the mountains and a private tennis court, this cozy home away from home is a great place to celebrate the New Year.
This year, the hotel will host a gala with live music in a candlelit ostrich room, serving handcrafted cocktails and canapes in a relaxed setting.
Open bar and champagne toast are $99 per person, no guest room required. General admission tickets are here.
Newport, Rhode Island
Driving time: Less than 3.5 hours
Newport, Rhode Island is a beautiful destination no matter the season, but come winter, when the crowds waned and hotels filled to the brim with holiday cheer, it’s a great time to pay a visit.
to celebrate the new year, Gurney Newport Resort & Marina It hosts a beachside evening party starting at 8:30 p.m. and will include DJ sets, appetizers, and an excellent hosted bar, starting at $150 per person. Private igloo reservations can be made for an additional $500 for up to four people, from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., or else their signature restaurant, Showfish will serve up a festive menu and festive cocktails all night long.
Head to the city center Vanderbilt For a really special New Year’s Eve at the Palace. The night will start with a five-course pre-set menu, champagne toast and live entertainment. Seating is available at 6pm and 9pm. From 8pm to 1am, live music performances by famous Marlene Jazz Ensemble artists will keep the party going.
in more than Chrome NewportThe New Year’s Eve pop-up will feature some of the most popular dishes of the past year. Greet in 2022 with a curated glass or flight of grown wine, craft Taproot Beers, or seasonal cocktails.
There will be a party at the port in The Reef Newport. Raise a glass at your igloo and enjoy a 4-course meal in just one night with a menu-mentioned beef carpaccio to live music by Dave Rausch Quartet.
Asprey Park, New Jersey
driving time: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Just over an hour outside of New York City, Jersey Shore Esprit Ocean Club It’s an upscale seaside retreat perfect for New Year’s Eve. With stunning ocean views, rooms here start at $400 a night.
If you’re looking for a small action in NYE, around the corner, remember Jones will perform at Asbury The hotel’s Asbury Lanes party will end at midnight with a toast of champagne. (Tickets start at $35.)
St. Michaels, MD
Driving time: Less than 3.5 hours
The charming seaside town of St. Michaels on Maryland’s east coast is so beautiful this time of year, when the streets and shops are decked out in twinkling white lights and holiday cheer.
Wildest Hotel It was recently opened and is the perfect getaway for anyone looking for a romantic seaside getaway. With a private fireplace in every room, free sets of s’mores for roasting over a fire, clawfoot tubs where you can relax and unwind, plus an on-site restaurant serving delicious New American fare, there’s no shortage of things to do here.
On New Year’s Eve, hotel restaurant Ruse will offer a special 4-course tasting menu for $115 per person with additional champagne, wine pairings, and black truffle compliments. Among the few mouth-watering menu options are a chef’s selection of raw oysters, roast duck served with squash coginot puree, Matsutake mushrooms, smoked duck duck, whole baked lobster and vanilla panna cotta to cover it all. in good health!
Driving time: Just under 4 hours
It is located in the charming city of Manchester, Vermont, Wilburton Palace It is a 30-acre private property and is currently open for private acquisition on New Year’s Eve.
The large 11-bedroom property has a minimum of three nights for $9,000 and is able to sleep up to 24 guests, making this turn-of-the-century mansion the perfect fit for New Year’s Eve parties.
Finger Lakes, New York
driving time: 5.5 hours
5.5 hours’ drive outside of New York City, Lake house in Canandigua It is loved by locals and visitors. On New Year’s Eve, guests can try the New Year’s Eve celebration package that includes a three-course New Year’s Eve dinner at Rose Tavern followed by a New Year’s Eve celebration with live music and a New Year’s countdown toast at midnight. The party continues the next morning with brunch on New Year’s Day.