After the winter we’ve had, we can’t wait to escape for some sunshine, rest and relaxation, and thankfully, there are plenty of spots perfect for chillaxing that are just a short car ride away. Check out these five gorgeous resorts close to Bergen County NJ and book now for an awesome getaway this spring or summer:
This sister property to the iconic Gurney’s Montauk opened last year after an $18 million renovation and is located on Goat Island, just off of Newport, RI (and connected via a causeway). The high-end resort, which is the only year-round resort in Newport, features an outdoor saltwater pool, an indoor pool, its own marina and an amazing spa, plus gorgeous views of both Narragansett Bay and Newport Harbor. Four restaurants include an outpost of NYC hot spot Scarpetta.
Looking to stay in the Hamptons this summer? Book this historic resort now, as it only features 10 guest rooms and two private cottages. It was once a popular inn in the early 1800s, and thanks to a group of local residents who banded together to save it, it was restored to its former glory in 2012 with beautiful new interiors by designer Alexa Hampton and an expansive fitness center featuring yoga, barre and Pilates classes. There’s also a delicious farm-to-table restaurant and bikes for a quick ride to Quogue Beach—Frette beach towels provided.
Why settle for the typical Jersey Shore hotel when you can stay at the Icona Diamond Beach? This modern, Miami-esq resort in Wildwood Crest features 108 luxury suites complete with kitchens (yaass!), flat-screen TVs and complimentary WiFi. The resort sits on its own 425-foot private beach with lifeguards, but there’s also a large heated outdoor pool and splash pool for kids, so you can do pool or beach depending on your mood, or just relax on the sundeck with a drink in hand. Aaahhh.
A quick getaway to the Hudson Valley is just what the doctor ordered, and The Rivertown Lodge in historic Hudson, NY, is the perfect jumping off point. The 27-room hotel is located in the center of town on Warren Street and was once a movie theater before its incarnation as the Warren Inn Motel for some 40 years. Now the place has been transformed into a chic hotel by the owners and hipster design studio Workstead, and features cozy screened-in porches and the Rivertown Tavern for an inspired brunch or dinner. Another plus? Papillionaire bikes just waiting for a spin around town.
Jonesing for a Cape escape? Check into the luxurious Wequassett Resort and Golf Club, in Harwich, MA, with two pools, two beaches, four Har Tru tennis courts and an 18-hole golf course. The resort is set on 27 gorgeously manicured acres overlooking the water with whitewashed buildings surrounded by an abundance of flowers, and it’s perfect for a romantic getaway, but there’s also a fantastic kids club during the summer, where your little swashbucklers can take swimming, tennis and sailing lessons and enjoy the enormous pirate-themed playground.