The Hotel: Bricktown Inn
The Location: Haverstraw, Rockland County, New York
The Deal: Spontaneous romantics will get into a tizzy about the first of two deals. This lovingly restored Victorian inn just 48 minutes north of NYC is offering a last minute special rate of $110, which includes a full gourmet breakfast of seasonal homemade food (whole wheat pancakes, quiche, muffins, omelets, fruit salad). Mention code GTWY when booking within 24 hours.
Ladies, get ready to pack your bags for this next deal.
This four-bedroom b&b is also offering a Girlfriends Getaway package valid per two gals over a two-night stay. The rate is $150 per person for the two nights (Sun-Thurs) and includes a morning feast, manicure and pedicure in a salon down the road, a gift certificate to a walkable restaurant and a pajama party with chick flicks and popcorn in the inn’s cozy library. Plus, the Bricktown Inn will buy your ferry tickets if you choose to travel without a car.
Built brick-by-brick in the mid-1800s by a prominent family in the brickyard industry, Bricktown Inn is a breath of fresh colonial-era air for history buffs and cooped-up city folk alike. A little ways beyond the Tappan Zee Bridge, the town of Haverstraw, named for the Dutch word for “Oat Straw,” was a hot spot for spying on the British troops during the American Revolution. Today, this quaint and quirky waterfront village just four blocks from the bed and breakfast is a hot off the beaten path spot for a quick getaway—just ask innkeeper Michelle upon your arrival for her local tips on things to do.
If you do decide to drive up in a Hybrid, consider exploring nearby Lake Sebago in Harriman State Park, taking a West Point guided tour, and hiking or cross-country skiing in Bear Mountain State Park. The Gray Line New York’s Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Shopping Tour is another great option for car-free fashion plates.
Valid Until: April 2013
The Car-free Directions: Take the Metro-North Hudson Line to Ossining Station, then set out across the Hudson River on NY Waterway’s high-speed Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry that drops you at a Haverstraw dock in town. Call 212.532.4900 for a full schedule and specific directions on catching the ferry and a free shuttle, visit mta.info. Regular Bricktown Inn rates are $120/night Sunday through Thursday and $145/night Friday and Saturday. On weekdays, take Rockland Coach bus from Port Authority to Haverstraw.
(Bricktown Inn, 112 Hudson Ave., Haverstraw NY, 845.429.8447 bricktowninnbnb.com)