This week’s touch point summary with your husband:
Monday: Email asking him about travel schedule
Tuesday: Skype in your bathrobe and glasses while he’s on the West Coast
Wednesday: Voicemail exchange about son’s baseball game win
Thursday: FB message him a funny link you found online
Friday: Receive text saying he’s stuck in traffic
Sure, the electronic circuits are moving all right, but there are NO sparks.
Time to reboot.
Ready to reconnect (in person) with the Mister again? Plug these destinations into your summer plans:
Ultra-luxe: Winvian. Each of the 18 uniquely designed cottages on this 113-acre northwestern Connecticut romantic getaway estate has a whimsical theme. Nostalgic nature lovers can book the “Treehouse” and live suspended up on stilts on par with bird nests, or get in touch with your animalistic instincts in the “Beaver Lodge” which brings the outdoors in, and sleep nestled between tree trunks. Have the staff set you up for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, or hot air ballooning on the neighboring 4,000 acre nature preserve and spend afternoons at the in house spa. Dinners at the Winvian restaurant include seasonal offerings from the garden and extensive wine cellar. Rates start at $499 through June 30th and then $650 thereafter; check website for designated family friendly dates. 860-567-9600, Morris, CT
Rustic serenity: The Inn at the Emerson boasts 25 adult-only suites nestled in the Catskills sandwiched between the Esopus Creek and Mt. Tremper, decorated in warm earthy tones with a Moroccan and Asian inspired theme. Unwind at the spa with one of their signature Ayurvedic rituals and then head off into nearby Woodstock to explore (although we’re not sure why you’d want to leave). Check out sister-property Emerson Lodge if you’re planning on bringing the whole fam and pets. Mid-week rates start at $199, 877-688-2828, Mt. Tremper, NY
Farm to table: Buttermilk Falls Inn and Spa Stone gates reveal the bucolic, historic compound set on the Hudson, only a 90-minute drive from Bergen. Choose from 10 distinctively decorated rooms in the Inn, a private guesthouse or seven suites in the barn. All provide privacy and a retreat from the hubbub of daily life. Wanna-be farmers will enjoy the property’s resident alpacas, goats, chickens and llamas and herbs from the Millstone Farms garden. Dine at Henry’s Farm to Table restaurant for scrumptious farm to table cuisine. Mid-week rates start at $300 based on two people. 845-795-1310, Milton, NY
New England Retro Industrial Chic: Porches Inn is North Adams’ answer to the re-gentrification of this artsy Berkshire town. Art lovers can dwell in the galleries of Mass MoCA (the largest contemporary art museum in the country located right across the street) while nature lovers can still enjoy Jiminy Peak’s hiking trails open all summer long. Definitely splash around in the hotel’s heated gunite pool and hot tub before your stay winds down. Deluxe Rooms start at $180 for midweek. 413-664-0400, North Adams, MA
Have we left you wanting more?....check out our previous feature on where to stay in our “Get A Room” feature.