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3 Spectacular Castle Hotels Close To NYC

New York Smash Magazine  


Are you in need of a vacation but can’t stray too far from the city? These hotels will give you a stress break, and they’re less than 2 hours (or 90 miles) from Manhattan. Each one is a historic castle converted to a luxury resort, surrounded by palatial grounds and equipped with every amenity. So, go ahead, indulge in a getaway fit for royalty.

Castle Hotel & Spa, Tarrytown, NY

Castle Hotel & Spa, Tarrytown, NY

1. Castle Hotel & Spa
Tarrytown, NY
40 Minutes From NYC

It’s amazing that the Castle Hotel & Spa is only about 25 miles away from Manhattan. Situated on a hill overlooking manicured gardens and the Hudson River, the hotel transports you far, far away from city life. The castle itself is over a century old, so it’s a special experience to enjoy the historical aspect, in addition to super luxurious modern amenities, such as five-star massages and spa treatments at the new THANN™Sanctuary Spa and award-winning cuisine at the Equus Restaurant. Guest rooms feature Tivoli Radio & Bose Sound systems, complementary Wi-Fi access, goose down bed spreads and some suites offer wood-burning fireplaces. Rooms start at $355.


Castle Hotel & Spa
400 Benedict Avenue
Tarrytown, NY 10591
(800) 616-4487

THANN™Sanctuary Spa at Castle Hotel & Spa, Tarrytown, NY

THANN™Sanctuary Spa at Castle Hotel & Spa, Tarrytown, NY

2. Oheka Castle
Huntington, NY
1 Hour And 10 Minutes From NYC

Oheka Castle, Huntington, NY

Oheka Castle, Huntington, NY

This magnificent palace was once the enormous private home of Otto Hermann Kahn, a financier and philanthropist who used the estate in the 1920’s to throw extravagant parties attended by royalty, heads of state, and Hollywood stars. Described by The New York Times in 1921 as, “the finest country estate in America,” Oheka Castle has since been restored and is now one of the most sought-after luxury hotels and event venues in the country. The hotel boasts 23-acres of immaculate grounds, including a private golf course, tennis facilities and formal gardens. If you want a once-in-a-lifetime experience that’s less than 40 miles from Manhattan, this is the place to go. Rooms start at $395.


Oheka Castle, Huntington, NY

Oheka Castle, Huntington, NY

Oheka Castle
135 West Gate Drive, Huntington, NY 11743
(631) 659-1400

3. Mohonk Mountain House
New Paltz, NY
1 Hour And 30 Minutes From NYC

Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY

Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY

Gazing at the crystal waters of Lake Mohonk is enough to make you feel calmer. An overnight getaway to the Mohonk Mountain House, a lakeside resort in a Victorian castle, is just a short car ride from NYC and feels like worlds away. Nestled in the Catskill Mountains, guests can take in the breathtaking scenery and fun outdoor activities. The fresh mountain air is invigorating , while the colorful foliage makes this a top destination in the Northeast to enjoy the fall season. There are also great trails for hiking and cross-country skiing in the winter. The average room rate is about $482.


Mohonk Mountain House
1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz, NY 12561
(855) 883-3798