"get-away" ideas for a wedding gift

Mar 13th, 2010, 01:25 PM
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"get-away" ideas for a wedding gift

My brother ,who lives in the Albany area, is getting married in June. Both the bride and groom are in their mid forties and own a home together.

Given that they already have everything they need, I thought to give them a week-end get-away as a wedding gift.

So far, I'm leaning heavily toward booking at the Mirror Lake Inn in Lake Placid.

I am open to other suggestions from anyone familiar with the upstate NY area. Ideally, looking for:

- a "romantic",upscale, property with a lot of ambience, preferably with a great view

- a location which provides access to some interesting things to do

- within a 2-3 hour drive of Albany

I'd even consider Montreal as a possibility

Thanks in advance ,everyone!
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Mar 13th, 2010, 02:20 PM
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NYC? I like the Montreal idea.
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Mar 13th, 2010, 04:46 PM
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How about here: www.mirbeau.com (The website dose not do this justice) Close to shopping, wineries, music venues, summer festivals and upscale restaurants.
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Mar 13th, 2010, 05:20 PM
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Williamstown, Mass - The world class Clark Museum, MoCa Museum in nearby North Adams, Williamstown Theater Festival (check dates and shows) - good dining. A lovely B&B - The Birches at Steep Acres FArm - get the room with the jacuzzi.
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Mar 15th, 2010, 08:13 AM
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The Mayflower Inn in Washington Ct. is often mentioned as a romantic getaway.

And what about Saratoga Springs? Blantyre in Lenox Mass is another idea. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Rev...achusetts.html
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Mar 15th, 2010, 11:06 AM
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How about Tanglewood tickets and a night at Cranwell? The resort is waving minimum night requirements for Tanglewood ticket holders.


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