5 QUICK GETAWAY IDEAS FOR YOUR 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND
words by LUCY BULLING • Travel
When a holiday looms, we can be forgiven for wanting to take a break from city-life and escape to the beach or countryside. If you’re looking for a weekend away this july 4th, these five destinations make for a very sweet summer session out of town.
A word on the hotel: The Graham & Co can best be described as Brooklyn meets The Catskills. Founded by four NYC & Brooklyn natives, this 20-room hotel in Phoenicia, New York is a rustic-come-modern take on your classic weekend away in the mountains.
Aesthetic: Unpretentious, rustic, and idyllic.
Amenities: 3-acres of facilities including swimming pool, hammocks, badminton court, fire pit, picnic areas, and bikes.
Why you want to stay here: Just 2.5hours out of the city and you are instantly refreshed by the crisp air of the ranges. With the hotel sitting at the foot of Hunter Mountain, you can be assured the hikes and trails are second-to-none.
A word on the hotel: As one of the only true year-round resorts in Montauk, Gurney’s is sure to be a destination worth bookmarking any time you have the urge to escape the city. Situated on Montauk’s most pristine stretch of oceanfront real estate, you have direct access to one of the state’s most beautiful beaches.
Aesthetic: Luxury outside of the city.
Amenities: Five dining and drinking venues, direct beach access, and one of the Hamptons only beachfront food & beverage destinations, The Beach Club.
Why you want to stay here: Gurney’s is home to Seawater Spa, the world-famous indoor, ocean-fed seawater pool, complete with panoramic views of the Atlantic. You won’t get this anywhere else.
A word on the hotel: Harborview Resort combines the quintessence of Nantucket with the luxury of hotel living with their private cottages designed for couples and families alike.
Aesthetic: Pure elegance.
Amenities: Personalized concierge service, private beach access, and a host of activities to amuse even the most difficult of family members.
Why you want to stay here: Whether you’re staying in a 1-bed or 4-bed cottage, your experience has been designed to give you the privacy and convenience of being in your own home. Each cottage comes equipped with a full kitchen, which can be stocked at your request prior to arrival, or re-stocked at any time throughout your stay.
A word on the hotel: Established in 1914, Chatham Bars Inn is a landmark residence that provides all who visit with a sense of Old World charm. Expect an authentic Cape-Cod experience as you wake to the view of the local fishing fleet heading out for their daily catch.
Aesthetic: True Cape-Cod architecture. Clean and sophisticated decor with a nautical twist.
Amenities: Four on-site restaurants, on-demand Lexus car service, and an oceanfront swimming pool.
Why you want to stay here: Hotel guests are granted access to the Inn’s fleet of boats, should they desire to take to the water for activities. Not to mention, the quarter-mile private beach, and morning harbor & seal cruises.
A word on the hotel: The Maidstone is Scandinavia meets America. Their 19 individually designed rooms and cottages have been dedicated to an acclaimed Scandinavian luminary with carefully curated photos and art - the heartbeat of this quaint hotel.
Aesthetic: A whimsical take on traditional Americana and the Hamptons aesthetics.
Amenities: Vintage bikes, free morning yoga, and a highly coveted beach parking permit.
Why you want to stay here: Besides the ever-important beach parking permit, The Restaurant at The Maidstone is a local favorite. Serving up fresh local and sustainable produce, the kitchen even caters for kids and dogs with their own special menus.