Where: Buttermilk Falls Inn, Milton, NY
Distance from Manhattan: 1.5
The Road Trip: Castle Hill Inn
Good for: A cozy Eastern seaboard weekend to decompress in the loveliest of inns in historic Newport, Rhode Island.
The scoop: All the things that Relais & Chateaux dreams are made of, the Castle Hill Inn epitomizes the charming weekend getaway. Lavish spa? Check. Gourmet restaurant? You bet. We especially love the idea of a winter road trip to curl up by the fire with a hot tea and spot of rum. You can completely hideout for 2 days without leaving the property, or for the ambitious, venture out to snow shoe or check out the antique shops and small town living in Newport.
The deal: Castle Hill is getting in the holiday spirit for the Chinese New Year with a special menu from February 5-11th. Their own Chef Andy Tauer who grew up in a family of Chinese restaurateurs, has crafted a 5 course Cantonese-inspired menu with wine pairing with dishes like traditional Chinese soup dumplings with minced pork belly and steamed rouget with scallion puree and lobster coral.
The dets: http://www.castlehillinn.com