Copper Beech Inn
Escape the city life in New York and Boston at the romantic Copper Beech Inn, set among seven acres of gardens in Essex, CT, just a 1 ½-hour drive northwest of Manhattan. Here, in one of New England’s prettiest towns, stately rooms are furnished with soaking tubs for two and four-poster beds dressed in 300-thread-count damask linens. This small inn has the polished service of a much larger property, but with just 22 rooms spread over three buildings, it maintains an intimate sensibility. Come evening, don’t miss the Asian-influenced entrées, such as short ribs with cilantro, peanuts, and bok choy, served at the in-house bistro, Pip’s.