The Inn at the Emerson Resort & Spa | Mount TremperIf a weekend of spa treatments and pampering is what you're after, then The Emerson is just what you need. Located in Mount Tremper, the hotel offers a range of signature treatments including traditional and Ayurvedic massage, aromatherapy, hot stone treatments and reflexology. A fitness center, full restaurant, bar and country specialty store will keep you occupied on-site. Should you wish to venture out, the surrounding area is abundant with hiking trails, horseback riding, climbing and trout fishing in the Esopus Creek. Shopping and entertainment are just around the corner in the larger town of Phoenicia, and hotel staff are happy to point you toward the nearest concert, artist studio tour or historic site. The resort consists of 25 guest suites that all feature fireplaces, Swiss showers, jetted tubs, and sitting areas. The Emerson Lodge, which sits on the same property, hosts 27 rooms. While not as luxurious as The Inn, it is just as comfortable and includes full amenities. Take advantage of year-round specials and packages, like the Spa Guest Loyalty Card program. The Emerson has recently become a popular spot as a gay wedding destination since introducing their “I Do … For Everyone” destination wedding package, which comes with a couples massage, VIP suite, a three-course dinner for two and a wedding cake.
The Roxbury Motel | Roxbury
In the mood for something a bit more adventurous? The whimsical, over the top style of The Roxbury Motel also offers a full-service spa, but in a very different kind of atmosphere. Themed rooms like Maryann's Coconut Cream Pie room will tickle your fancy with a circular bed and an entire ceiling that looks like enormous dollops of whipped cream. If that isn't quite to your taste, The Wizard's Emeralds room will let you fulfill your childhood fantasy of visiting Oz, complete with a yellow brick road (just like the one you can visit in the town of Chittenango) that runs though the room. Various sized accommodations are available, ranging from studios to kitchenette rooms to king suites. Then there are “The Digs,” which is a separate, stand alone, three-bedroom cottage decked out with archaeological finds, a cave wall, a 400-gallon saltwater aquarium, and even secret passageways.There are two spa facilities to choose from: an intimate space composed simply but fancifully of a hot tub, dry sauna, and showers with river rocks that massage your feet while you shower. Walls composed of iridescent mosaic tiles make up in sparkle what this spa lacks in size. For a more lavish space, the Roxbury's 1200-square-foot space located on the north side of the building boasts a sumptuous “green steam” room made up of recycled car windshield glass, all in various shades of green. The amenities even boast a library, and a comfortable relaxation room to read in. Both spa centers have treatment rooms, and the Motel strongly recommends advanced booking for all spa treatments. The Roxbury doesn't have its own restaurant, but it's easy to cross the street and dine and drink at Public Restaurant & Lounge, a full-service gourmet restaurant and cocktail lounge. Public is not owned by The Roxbury, but they will deliver food right to your room. The Motel also coordinates with The Public Lounge to cater food to conferences should you and your room colleagues need to schedule a meeting in their “groovylicious executive conference room.” Open to any group who wants to escape their cubicles and “think outside the box,” the playfully decorated room can seat up to 16 and offers full amenities including a projection screen and sound system.