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It's Spa Season in Dutchess

Publish Date: 2020-11-30

After the year we’ve all had, it’s important to spend time practicing mindfulness, caring for our bodies and giving ourselves permission to relax. Fortunately, Dutchess County has three lodging properties with services and amenities on-site covering everything ‘wellness’ – all less than two hours from Manhattan.

The Dutchess Inn and Spa ∙ Beacon, NY

Within walking distance of the Beacon train station, The Dutchess Inn & Spa is nestled among the shops, galleries, and restaurants of Beacon’s Main Street. Ten luxury hotel rooms offer unique accommodations for your travel party, and with so many luxurious common areas it’ll be hard to pick which is your favorite. Their living room lobby’s lit fireplace plus 24-hour coffee and tea is the perfect place to unwind after a day on the town or bundle up and breathe in fresh air on the rooftop while enjoying panoramic views. Pass the time in the fire-side lounge that overlooks the sidewalks and street below or snuggle up in the candle-lit solarium with palladium glass windows, plush couches with cozy blankets, and a gas fireplace. And don’t worry, The Dutchess has implemented COVID-19 safety measures to ensure the safety of their guests.

Make a reservation to enjoy The Dutchess’ in-house, state-of-the-art Hydrotherapy Spa, which offers 16 different massages. May we suggest walking the trails of Scenic Hudson’s Long Dock Park or hiking the terrain of Hudson Highlands State Park before relaxing with a soothing soak? Gifted massage therapists and estheticians are available for a multitude of spa services on-site as well. Medical beauty enhancements are also offered under the supervision of The Dutchess’ medical director and board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Chang Soo Kim. Through careful consultations and customized packages, patients achieve their aesthetic aspirations and ultimate wellness through treatment. Private yoga classes are also available by appointment.

Mirbeau Inn & Spa ∙ Rhinebeck, NY

The world-class Mirbeau Inn & Spa Rhinebeck may be tucked just off the main street (Mill St.) of charming Rhinebeck, but you’ll feel much farther from home since it’s reminiscent of an old-world Parisian hotel. Minutes from the Rhinecliff train station, escape to a signature room or luxurious suite – each including a cozy fireplace and oversized bathroom with European-tiled walk-in shower, French-style soaking tub, and double sink. Their king- or queen-size mattresses are the ultimate in restful luxury since they’re made exclusively for Mirbeau, and beds are topped with down-alternative comforters. The Mirbeau Family has worked hard, participating in training programs and making facility improvements in light of COVID-19 to ensure guest safety; more details here.

Mirbeau’s philosophy is to balance life with wellness and indulgence, making it the perfect place to have a restful, yet inspiring experience. Their 12,000-square-foot spa features a European-style Resting Area, Aqua Terrace with thermal pool, and the latest in fitness (use of eucalyptus-infused steam room and Himalayan salt saunas currently prohibited by New York State). A menu of spa treatments is available by appointment, and don’t forget to visit the Mirbeau Resort Boutique to bring home specially-formulated spa products, clothing and other gifts. Check out the schedule of fitness classes offered in the studio, or access Mirbeau Balanced for nearly 60 live-streamed weekly classes. Visit one of the many restaurants in the village for a delicious meal, or indulge and order-in from Mirbeau’s on-site eatery – Willow By Charlie Palmer.

Photo credit: Nicole Franzen

Troutbeck ∙ Amenia, NY

With a 250-year legacy of hospitality, Troutbeck offers visitors a social and relaxed atmosphere whilst achieving a high standard of luxury. Serving as an enchanting private estate, country inn and tavern since 1765, it has been a favored retreat of distinguished guests for centuries. Important figures in the arts, letters, and matters of policy and social justice were frequent visitors including Mark Twain, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Burroughs, Ernest Hemingway, Thurgood Marshall, and President Theodore Roosevelt. Two critical meetings of the NAACP were hosted at Troutbeck, and Colonel Joel Spingarn, the estate’s second owner, established the association’s highest honor: the Spingarn Medal (awarded to Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. and Duke Ellington – to name a few).

Incredible history aside, Troutbeck’s recent and careful updates are a sight to behold, showcasing original details and antique furnishings amongst contemporary amenities. Just a six-minute drive from the Wassaic train station, this Design Hotels-member property invites you to escape to its 250 bucolic acres and stay in one of their 36 individually designed guest rooms or suites. Their Century Annex, Garden House and Manor House are also available with multiple guestrooms in each, ideal for groups. With accommodations that include Frette linens and terry bathrobes, down duvets and pillows (hypoallergenic upon request), Malin & Goetz bath products, and bathrooms with rain showers and soaking tubs – what’s not to love?

Troutbeck’s in-house restaurant is led by Michelin starred Chef Gabe McMackin and features a seasonal, locally sourced menu. The Barns – newly constructed and opened on-site in 2020 – offer members and hotel guests scheduled studio classes, private classes, use of fitness equipment and wellness treatments by appointment (use of infrared and traditional saunas currently prohibited by New York State). Of course, the team at Troutbeck has worked diligently to recalibrate their services and protocols to ensure mutual wellbeing in light of COVID-19; more details here.

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