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The Big Apple & Beyond - New York Fly Drive

Take a tour around the region staying in luxurious inns and hotels, before finishing in New York and experienceing the city that never sleeps!

Itinerary

1

Albergo Allegria - Windham, Northern Catskill Mountains (traditional mountain breakfast inn - 22 rooms)

144 miles

Italian for the "Inn of Happiness," The Albergo Allegria is a graceful 1892 Inn set in the Northern Catskill Mountains. Situated on manicured lawns and country gardens, guests can relax under the 100 year old Oak tree or by the creek that is home to natural wildlife. The Inn's guestrooms offer beauty and history complete with luxurious beds and modern amenities. Your hosts will seek to pamper you from the moment you arrive, with you waking to the delicious aromas of a hearty gourmet breakfast, and experiencing the charming accommodation of a boutique hotel in a small-town setting. Step outside the inn's front door and enjoy a wide variety of all-season activities. Proudly a four-diamond award-winning inn with original stained glass windows and handcrafted woodwork. Located in the Northern Catskill Mountains, the inn is only 2 hours north of New York City.

3

The William Henry Miller Inn - Ithaca Lake Cayuga (victorian in town inn - 9 rooms)

135 miles

Located at the southern end of Cayuga Lake, Ithaca is a wonderful year-round travel destination,in the heart of the Finger Lakes wine country known for its diverse cultural life and its natural beauty. The William Henry Miller Inn is a small but beautiful house filled with history and attention to detail such as beautiful fireplaces, stained glass windows and American chestnut woodwork. From here you can explore the natural beauty of the area with it's lakes, waterfalls, gorges, and winding trails abound. Take a day trip to the wineries, visit a world-renowned ornithology lab, wander through the botanical gardens at Cornell, or stop by one of the nation's finest university art museums. Cross-country ski in the winter, swim and sail in the summer. The recreational possibilities are endless as the inn is in such close proximity to downtown Ithaca, Cornell University, Ithaca College and Cayuga Lake.

5

Geneva on the Lake - Geneva, Lake Seneca (elegant wine country resort - 29 rooms)

46 miles

Geneva On The Lake is an elegant resort located located on Seneca Lake in Geneva in the midst of the scenic Finger Lakes Wine Country. This historic landmark, on 10 beautiful acres,has received the coveted AAA Four-Diamond Award for 23 years and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The friendly hospitality of the staff, attentive service, the exceptional beauty of the villa and lakeside setting, and the gourmet cuisine have attracted guests from all over the world. The formal gardens, classical sculptures, 70 foot pool and boathouse enhance the old-world charm that awaits you.

7

Asa Ransom - Clarence, Western New York State (traditional village inn - 9 rooms)

92 miles

Situated just 28 miles from Niagara Falls on the site of the first gristmill built in Erie County in 1803. This lovely 9 room Inn full of historical charm has glowing fireplaces in winter and spacious grounds full of herbs and flowers in Summer. Many rooms have porches or balconies to view the grounds or just relax. Enjoy a wonderful full country breakfast before setting off to explore one of the areas bike trails or visit nearby wineries, Letchworth State Park, Fort Niagara, and of course the amazing Niagara Falls.

9

The Sherwood Inn - Skaneateles, Finger Lake Region (traditional village historic lakeview inn - 24 rooms)

115 miles

Built as a stagecoach stop in 1807, The Sherwood Inn has always been a favourite resting place for travellers. Many of the 24 rooms that have been loving restored to a bygone era and overlook beautiful Skaneateles Lake. The historic village of Skaneateles (settled in 1790's) located on the north shore of Skaneateles Lake, is one of the cleanest and most beautiful bodies of water in the world. It posses a community of rare charm with lovely old homes, quaint shops and galleries and has been a favourite for former first families amongst many others for years. Enjoy a stroll in Clift Park, explore the charming village with its lovely shoreline and many shop and restaurants. Take a boat tour of the lake or enjoy a cocktail on board 'Stephanie', Built in 1946, the Stephanie is a beautifully restored classic antique Chris Craft. For that extra special occasion you can reserve a private cruise for up to 8 passengers, led by the Sherwood Inn's own captain.

10

Friends Lake Inn - Chestertown, Adirondack Mountains (traditional country inn - 17 rooms)

236 miles

In the midst of the Adirondacks overlooking a small pristine lake stands Friends Lake Inn - an elegant country inn offering luxury accommodations. This charming and intimate inn offers 17 sumptuous guest rooms for you to choose from, many with Jacuzzis, lake views or fireplaces. The highly acclaimed restaurant tantalizes with innovative New-American cuisine complemented by a superior wine collection, served in the rustic elegance and warmth of a 19th century dining room. The Six-million acres of the Adirondack Mountains offers endless recreational opportunities right outside the door such as 32km of hiking trails, swimming, fishing and kayaking.

12

Westchester House - Saratoga Springs, Hudson Valley (traditional victorian in town breakfast inn - 7 rooms)

46 miles

Welcome to the Westchester House - Saratoga's hidden jewel. Nestled in a residential neighbourhood of tree lined streets and surrounded by exuberant gardens this enticing Victorian Inn combines gracious hospitality, old world ambiance and up to date comforts. The charm and excitement of Saratoga Springs, an elegant spa town town with it's thoroughbred race track and historic districts are conveniently right on the doorstep of this comfortable property. During August horse racing season the town retains the feel of an Exclusive vintage resort but for the rest of the summer is an enjoyable place to stop on your journey through the southern foothills en route to New York.

13

The Library, New York City (deluxe small hotel - 60 rooms)

189 miles

Offering exceptional service, this Deluxe New York City Boutique hotel is the first ever to offer its guest over 6,000 volumes of books handpicked from indie-fave bookstore, with the Strand to match the themes of the rooms they adorn. Even before you enter, you'll see quotes from famous authors inscribed in the sidewalk. Lodgings are organized according to the Dewey decimal system and furnished by theme (Botany, Fairy Tales). The Love Room is strewn with rose petals; Casanova's autobiography sits on a bedside table in the Erotica Room. Rates include breakfast, evening wine-and-cheese gatherings in the second-floor Reading Room, and access to the mahogany-lined writer's den (which has a tiny terrace and a glowing fireplace).

Stay in New York for two nights before flying home.

What's included?

  • Return flights from London (please ask about other departure airports)
  • Fully insured Compact Car hire
  • 14 nights hotel accommodation and room tax
  • A detailed travel pack containing a day by day itinerary, driving instructions, maps and other information

How to book

Due to the individual nature of the inns we use and the many different room types they offer, exact prices for this tour are subject to room availability and can be quoted upon application. Please contact us by telephone or email for more information.

Daily departures 01 May to 20 October.

Please call us on (01892) 779900 or email info@awwt.co.uk stating your travel dates, and preferred standard of accommodation for a detailed & competitively priced quotation.