You keep saying you’ll get away next weekend, but then work and catch-up coffee dates and perhaps sheer laziness get in the way instead. Quit armchair traveling and start planning your next trip—which could be on us if you’re lucky.
Situated on a 10-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, the historic Sheldon Mansion was constructed of rare red slate in 1906 by slate baron Frederick Sheldon. It sits atop a hill in the heart of town near museums, dining, shopping, and a rail trail suitable for long walks along a pristine river, through scenic woods and fields. Stephen and Marianne Lynch, the delightful owners of the mansion, want to treat two people to a relaxing weekend at their property, complete with homemade locally-sourced breakfasts and transportation to and from the Fort Edward train station near Lake George and Saratoga Springs in upstate New York. Imagine finally having some time to finish that good book from the mansion’s charming Solarium, Sitting Room, or English Study. Or enjoy picturesque views and the fresh countryside air from the Veranda.
It’s not a hard decision to make. Just read the brief instructions below on how to enter for a chance to take yourself and a sweetheart (or friend) on a weekend getaway to Sheldon Mansion.
Visit the Sheldon Mansion online at sheldonmansion.com. Some restrictions apply.
1) Follow us on Twitter and tweet this message (if you already follow us, just tweet!):
“Win 2 free nights at the historic Sheldon Mansion in Saratoga Springs. Just follow @offManhattan and RT! http://bit.ly/freeSTAY”
2) Sign up for our email list. (If you’re already a subscriber, you are automatically entered for a chance to win the giveaway.)
You can do both to be entered twice, and tweet once a day to be entered multiple times and increase your chance of winning. Deadline is Monday, April 26th at 6:00pm EST – a winner will be chosen at random and announced the next day. Good luck!
How to get there: Take Amtrak from Grand Central to the Fort Edward station in Glen Falls. Set up pick-up arrangements with Stephen ahead of time. (Sheldon Mansion, 48 North St., Granville, NY, 518.642.0000)
The co-founder and editor-at-large at offMetro, Lauren is a sustainable travel specialist and freelance journalist with frequent bylines in National Geographic, Bicycling Magazine and Shape. Follow Lauren’s adventures at @laurenmati.