14 Weekend Getaways (No Plane Required!)

New York, we love you, but your oppressively hot summer weekends bring us down. So, we've put together a cheat-sheet of the best weekend getaways, no plane required. Plus, just like any good relationship, it's always nice to take some time apart and really, you know, miss each other. Whether it's glamping upstate, gambling in full AC, or sailing in Maine, these 14 unique options promise to keep your urban-appreciation fresh. Don't forget to write!
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The Chanler
Once a historical mansion, this luxurious hotel boasts 20 delightfully decorated rooms that will take you back in time to different periods throughout history, from colonial Williamsburg, to the Gothic Period, to the Renaissance. Sign up for the "Savor the Summer" package and receive a welcome bottle of Spice Pear Sparkling Wine, dinner overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, and a ride in a Buick Enclave to the Newport mansion of your choice.

The Chanler, 117 Memorial Boulevard, Newport, Rhode Island; 401-847-1300.
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The Inn at Perry Cabin
Originally built in 1816 and modeled after Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's cabin on the U.S.S. Niagara, The Inn at Perry Cabin was remodeled into a luxury, country-house hotel in 1980. Guests can dip in the never-ending infinity pool, relax at the Linden Spa, visit quaint antique shops in town, or pass the days on the Chesapeake while fishing, oystering, crabbing, sailing, or yachting.

The Inn at Perry Cabin, 308 Watkins Lane, St. Michaels, Maryland; 410-745-2200.
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Vanderbilt Grace
Built in 1909 by Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt (yes, of the Vanderbilts), this mansion houses 33 rooms and suites, a spa, a fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, and not one, but two restaurants. Best of all, every Wednesday evening, Vanderbilt Grace will be showing a movie on its rooftop, gorgeous views of Newport included. Tickets are only $15 and include truffle popcorn.

Vanderbilt Grace, 41 Mary Street, Newport, Rhode Island; 401-846-6200.
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The Whiteface Lodge
Though perhaps more frequently associated with mountainous ski slopes, the Whiteface name also proudly includes the beautiful Lake Placid resort. Set in the heart of the Adirondacks, the lodge exudes a sense of rustic elegance. The Whiteface Lodge features waterfront activities, a spa for full-service pampering, a catch-and-release fishing pond, an outdoor hot tub, nightly s'mores-making, and more — entirely justifying its recognition by Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure, to name a few.

The Whiteface Lodge, 7 Whiteface Inn Lane, Lake Placid, New York; 888-582-0505.
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Ocean Place Resort & Spa
The Jersey Shore is back and better than ever. In addition to fine dining, spa services, bonfire nights, and a Tiki Bar, this oceanfront destination also offers a number of specials — four nights for the price of three, a day at the races, a girlfriends' getaway, and more — in order to make your vacation affordable and enjoyable.

Ocean Place Resort & Spa, 1 Ocean Boulevard, Long Branch, New Jersey; 732-571-4000.
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The White Barn Inn
Having just celebrated its 40th anniversary, the White Barn Inn is an iconic New England retreat that focuses on the details — fresh flowers and fruit, Molton Brown toiletries, portable book lights with nightly turndown services, and more. Grab a bike or a canoe and explore the outdoors. Or stay inside and enjoy a relaxing spa treatment. You can't go wrong.

The White Barn Inn, 37 Beach Avenue, Kennebunk Beach, Maine; 207-967-2321.
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Mirbeau Inn & Spa
Inspired by the gardens of Monet's Giverny, the grounds of Mirbeau Inn & Spa evoke feelings of calm, relaxation, and beauty. Just what you want out of your getaway experience. Heated foot pools, honey-and-wine body wraps, and herbal-infused steam rooms are only three examples of what the 14,000 square-foot spa has to offer. Perfect for a girls' vacay or a romantic trip with your beau, a trip to Mirbeau is like a journey to France, minus the jetlag.

Mirbeau Inn & Spa, 851 West Genesee Street, Skaneateles, New York; 877-647-2328.
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Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
To the question, "What's in a name?," this establishment quite literally responds, "Everything!" A hotel, casino, and spa rolled into one stunning piece of architecture, Borgata is a one-stop shop for those who want to spend their getaway shopping, dining, relaxing, gambling, and more.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, One Borgata Way, Atlantic City, New Jersey; 609-317-1000.
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Castle Hill Inn
Rest and relax where Grace Kelly and Thornton Wilder have rested and relaxed before you. This 19th-century mansion was originally a summer home to famed biologist Alexander Agassiz, and now invites guests to clambakes, beach bonfires, movie nights, and more on its luxurious grounds. Mansion rooms, waterfront accommodations, and beach houses and cottages mean there is something to suit every type of traveler.

Castle Hill Inn, 590 Ocean Drive, Newport, Rhode Island; 401-849-3800.
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Camp Orenda
Recently recognized by The New York Times as one of The 46 Places To Go In 2013, Camp Orenda is an all-inclusive Authentic Adirondack Outdoor Retreat. Perfect for both the beginning and the seasoned camper, Orenda offers the ideal glamping — glamorous camping, of course — experience. Customized itineraries featuring a combination of hiking, fishing, kayaking, yoga, rock-climbing, and more. Plus, fireside meals and stargazing. A trip sure to be one of a kind.

Camp Orenda, 90 Armstrong Road, Johnsburgh, New York; 347-287-7359.
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Forty 1º North
This state-of-the-art hotel and marina is charmingly named after its latitudinal coordinate, 41º29.00'. And the appeal doesn't end there. Offering in-room spa services, weekly Sunrise Yoga classes, and Malin & Goetz bath and spa products in each room, this destination is perfect for the nautical guy or gal in all of us.

Forty 1º North, 351 Thames Street, Newport, Rhode Island; 401-846-8018.
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The Revere Hotel
Are you a city girl through and through? Want to take a break from Manhattan, but get nervous at the thought of being too far away from tall buildings and bright city lights? Spend your retreat at the Rooftop at Revere, the newly renovated space overlooking Boston Common. You'll be surrounded by stylish staff dressed in head-to-toe Pret-à-Surf, have access to an outdoor sun deck and indoor pool, and rest easy knowing that — in case you miss it too much — the city's right next door.

The Revere Hotel, 200 Stuart Street, Boston, Massachusetts; 855-673-8373.
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Topnotch Resort and Spa
With a multi-million dollar renovation scheduled for completion this month, the beautiful, 30,000-square-foot Topnotch Resort and Spa has become even more irresistible than before. We didn't think it was possible. Diamond-Tip Microdermabrasion treatments, equestrian centers, tennis courts, and doggie beds for our pups make this resort and spa, well, top-notch.

Topnotch Resort and Spa, 4000 Mountain Road, Stowe, Vermont; 802-253-9263.
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The Windham Hill Inn
Recently appointed a member of the exclusive Relais & Châteaux collection of the finest hotels and gourmet restaurants around the world, The Windham Hill Inn offers an escape where guests can unwind and relax in nature. And stylishly at that. Did we mention The Windham Hill Inn has teamed up with Barbour to offer its guests classic Town & Country Wellingtons at no charge? You'll have to see it book a room to believe it.

The Windham Hill Inn, 311 Lawrence Drive, West Townshend, Vermont; 802-874-4080.
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