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Hotel Fauchere in Milford, Pennsylvania has attracted visitors (including many notables) since it opened in 1880. Easy to see why: it's located in a particularly beautiful part of the Delaware Water Gap. The Relais & Chateaux hotel follows suit. http://www.hotelfauchere.com/

The Virginia Hotel, Cape May, New Jersey.

Wing's Castle. Millbrook, NY. 75mi 4 rooms

The Bedford Post Inn - Bedford, New York #Jetsetter

Graham & Co. A MUST. 2hrs from city on bus.

Waterfall behind the Diamond Mills Hotel in Saugerties NY

Greenport Hotel. North Fork LI.

The Kaatskill Mountain Club, Hunter Mountain's onsite hotel. For Summer or Winter.

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10 Places To Go In Hudson Valley - including New York State Museum and Franklin Roosevelt Home

Best restaurant concept ever: Conflict Kitchen, Pittsburgh's take-out only spot that "serves cuisine from countries with which the United States is in conflict." They focus on one country for six months, building bridges by breaking bread, and add events, discussions, and performances about that country—during the Iran period, they hosted a live Skype meal between Pittsburgh and Tehran. Right now: Cuba. http://www.conflictkitchen.org/

The USGA Museum www.usgamuseum.com/ in Far Hills, NJ has a comprehensive collection of golf artifacts, photographs, and memorabilia. Out back, the Pynes Putting Course www.usgamuseum.com/visit_museum/putting_course/ played with replica of antique clubs and balls, is inspired by the famous putting course at St. Andrew's.

Head north to Hudson, New York where the antiquing is good and a visit to Frederic Church's home, Olana www.olana.org/ is repaid by the eccentric house, grounds, and beautiful views. The Croff House www.thecroffhouse.com/ has five guest rooms and a relaxed vibe. They're mostly booked for the next two weeks though you could snag a single night here and there. And keep it in mind as the leaves turn.

Trade New York for Philly? For your vacation? Sure, like this: The new digs of the Barnes Foundation http://www.barnesfoundation.org/ Then dinner at Zahav www.zahavrestaurant.com/. And bed down at The Independent www.theindependenthotel.com/, a small, well-situated boutique hotel.

Starbuck Inn is a bed and breakfast run by the Starbuck family - a Colonial home in Kent, Connecticut, part of Litchfield County. If you've never been to the northwestern part of the state, you have quite a treat waiting for you. http://www.starbuckinn.com/