When Visiting Westchester County, New York, Here’s Where to Stay

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With its idyllic location between the Hudson River and the serene Long Island Sound, Westchester County is home to six vibrant towns, 19 enchanting towns and 20 quaint villages within its pristine 500 square mile landscape. Just 30 miles north of New York City, Westchester County’s topography offers breathtaking vistas, thrilling mountain biking trails and miles of family-friendly nature preserves. From local bistros to Michelin-rated restaurants, the county is full of foodie-friendly dining options. Westchester County is easily accessible by major interstate highways and parkways, its own regional airport and three major rail lines.

Year-round activities abound throughout the region, including iconic jazz festivals, sailing, hiking, and shopping at unique boutiques or upscale malls. Explore Westchester’s well-shaded climbs, which feature some of the best hiking trails in the state. For example, Mianus River Gorge Preserve in Bedford is a trail that rises 40 feet above the Mianus River. Play ball, swim or take an invigorating hike, ride a roller coaster at Playland Park, browse superb art collections or an exhibit in the conservatory. Westchester is home to challenging 18-hole public golf courses. Enjoy the natural topography and steep slopes of Dunwoodie Golf Course in Yonkers or the intimidating water hazards and linear play of Sprain Lake Golf Course. There are beaches, boat trips, kayaking trails, fishing piers, and a variety of private recreational facilities.

The county is home to over 40 accommodations, of which the following are some of the most popular.

middle county

Opus, Westchester, autograph collection (White Plains, NY)

The Opus, Westchester’s newest contemporary lifestyle hotel in the heart of White Plains, opened last summer with a major refurbishment. Guests are greeted with a social nature and modern appeal, with eclectic art and decor, authentic experiences and urban glamour. The indoor heated rooftop pool and lounge terrace are a treat, and the hotel offers more than 10,000 square feet of event space for up to 750 people. A brand new spa should open soon.

Soundshore

Radisson Hotel (New Rochelle, NY)

Located near Long Island Sound, the Radisson Hotel New Rochelle is a full-service hotel in Lower Westchester. Amenities include the NoMa Social Restaurant, offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night dining as well as room service. Guests can enjoy Mediterranean-inspired dishes and tapas in a chic dining room. Later, you can relax in the NoMa Social Lounge with music and after-dinner drinks.

South of Westchester

Spring Hill Suites (Tuckahoe, NY)

Awarded one of the Westchester Magazine Awards Best Workplaces 2022, Tuckahoe is conveniently located midway between New York area airports and the city of White Plains and the lower Hudson Valley. SpringHill Suites is within walking distance of first-class shopping and dining, beautiful parks, and two Metro-North train stations with service to Manhattan in less than 38 minutes. Newly built in 2020, the hotel takes inspiration from West Elm Design and offers oversized suites with one king and two queen beds, an indoor pool, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Guests can enjoy light snacks and evening cocktails on the outdoor terrace while networking with colleagues and making new friends.

North of Westchester

Bedford Post Inn (Bedford, NY)

A Relais & Châteaux property co-owned by actor Richard Gere, the Bedford Post Inn is a charming eight-room luxury inn with an on-site yoga studio and two distinct restaurants serving sustainable local farm-to-table fare. Guests can choose from five different room layouts, most with working fireplaces to enhance the warm and romantic ambience. All rooms come prepped with Frette linens and towels, and some rooms have terraces that overlook the wooded property.

Hudson River Towns

The Abbey Inn & Spa (Peekskill, NY)

A former nuns’ convent turned Westchester’s newest luxury hotel, the Abbey Inn & Spa is a boutique hotel offering 42 distinctive rooms and suites and a full-service spa. The farm-to-table Apropos Restaurant offers a Mediterranean-inspired menu that celebrates the richness of the Hudson Valley. Located on historic Fort Hill, the former 1902 convent of the Episcopal Sisters of Saint Mary’s has been beautifully remodeled into a secular retreat for today’s discerning traveler. Located just an hour from midtown Manhattan, the Abbey Inn is a world apart.

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