It’s a one of those “best kept secrets.” This four-star resort that’s tucked away in a quiet town along the Hudson River is my go-to spot when I’m mentally stressed out and physically depleted. The moment I arrive and set my suitcase down, the tightness in my shoulders is released.
My favorite room is awash in soothing, muted colors, and drenched in natural light. The luxurious linens and scent of fresh cut flowers do wonders to lull me to sleep. There’s no set time for breakfast. Morning coffee is served on a private deck that’s a riot of color (imagine a Martha Stewart-like arrangement of hearty potted flowering plants and lush green herbs) overlooking an expanse of untouched woods where a rustle of leaves announces a family of deer quietly wandering through or a bunny rabbit darting by.
This place has the best bagels I’ve ever had in my life (it’s in New York, after all), and fresh squeezed tangerine juice. Lunch might be an asparagus mushroom soufflé or, my favorite, the Caprese salad, with tomatoes and basil that were grown on the property. And dinner might be an expertly prepared Italian, French, or American inspired dish like Chicken Marsala, Beef Bourguignon, or Barbecued Ribs.
The spa-styled bathroom is larger than my kitchen. (Really, I’m not exaggerating.) The white soaking tub glistens so brightly you need to wear your sunglasses. And paraffin treatments for your hands and feet are available at no charge.
Besides these lavish meals and spa treatments, there’s laundry service and an open bar. In fact, everything is free. “Such amenities and you don’t have to pay?” you may ask. “Where exactly is this place, and how soon can I book it?”
Well…you can’t. It’s exclusive and they don’t take reservations. It’s the house where I grew up. And the people there are the best – my folks.
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I am also very lucky to have one of those resorts overseas!!
Yes, Pinar, you surely do have such a resort. If you are like me, the moment you leave, you yearn to go back!
Can I move in, too?
I know, you are probably wondering why I ever moved away…
There’s no place like home. …..
Hope all is well!
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Thanks Dana, and yes all is well. I think you have a resort like mine, too!
I know this place. It is the nicest B & B around but I have had my name on their reservation list for years and they never get to me!
Chris, this is your best ever….
Hi Sheila, Perhaps I can get you in – at least for cocktails!
The picture you painted is so vivid, Chris. I wouldn’t mind a 2 night stay 😊.
Indeed, there’s no place like home 🏡.
Thanks Teresa. I wonder if perhaps you run a resort something like the one I describe and your daughter feels the same way that I do when she visits…