Hidden gem 3 hours away from NYC
Posted Sep 20, 2016
Don't let the highway location fool you. The architecture and outer layout of this resort is beautifully designed to accommodate to your needs without exiting the premises, while continuing to view the nature outside. An inner courtyard provides a safe area to take quiet stroll/walk pets/free the kids. It is steps away from the outdoor (heated!) pool, entrance to 2 of their onsite restaurants, and pet friendly outdoor deck seating area.
My boyfriend and I were only interested in finding a quiet place away from the hustle and bustle of NYC, maybe a massage or two. Instead, we found ourselves a great bargain and wonderful vacation of absolute relaxation with so many bonuses. I highly recommend making massage appointments at Alexander's Spa due to the lack of onsite staff availability (their main location is Scranton). Maria and Emma nearly put us into a comatose state of bliss. I had Angela for my facial and my skin felt good enough to go without makeup for the next day.
Access to the indoor jacuzzi downstairs, alongside with another (indoor) pool, and their mini gym was convenient and CLEAN. Housekeeping was always spot on and very quiet when checking rooms. All in all, I would definitely come back and do it all again. The only reason I docked 1 star is due to their thin walls (you can hear EVERYTHING) and when you order food via room service, they connect you to the restaurant directly... Who delivers the food in takeout containers instead of actual dinnerware.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 22, 2016 by ross, Hotel Management
Thank you for sharing your experience regarding your recent stay. Yes, don't be fooled by the location, once inside you'll have no idea you're near a major highway, lush greenery, a running stream with great views from our rooms, restaurants and nightlife. We can't wait to host you again in the very near future.