An August 2000 trip
to Woodstock by Constance
Quote: Just a 2 hour drive from New York City you can truly escape from reality. The Emerson is an elegant five star Inn just 15 minutes from Woodstock that features everything you'll need for an ultimate weekend of relaxation and pampering.
Drive to Woodstock for an afternoon of shopping in the ecclectic stores before coming back to the Inn for a first class dinner.
Each of the 24 rooms at The Emerson has it's own unique personality that is themed after individual countries such as the West Indies, Asia and Africa. The attention to detail is incredible! From the fresh fruit in the room to the homemade gourmet chocolates on your turned-down bed to the Hermes toiletries in the bath, everything they do at The Emerson makes you feel special.
Have you ever slept on a cloud? You will here! The feather mattress pads and comforters on the beds will make you linger in the morning. The larger rooms have large whirlpool baths big enough for two along with CD players and relaxing CD's to complete a relaxing or romantic evening. If you're a booklover, this is the place for you. Bookscases line the walls and the private sitting area in our room was the perfect place to curl up and read.
If you're looking to escape from the noise and fast pace of civiliation you will love it here! With only 24 rooms you can be assured of the utmost in privacy and service.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 5, 2000
5868 Route 28
Restaurant | "Dining at the Emerson"
Breakfast was equally enjoyable (try the oatmeal and fruit). I never thought an oatmeal dish could be so wonderful. Ask to sit on the deck and enjoy the solitude.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 6, 2000
146 Mount Pleasant Road
Woodstock, New York 12457
Heaven is part bakery, part coffee/tea house and part gourmet cafe. The blend of open-air kitchen with hard wood floors is charming.
The smell of fresh baked cookies and pastries and brewing coffee envelop you as you walk through the door making it impossible not to sit down and enjoy your surroundings.
The juice bar features fresh vegetable and fruit drinks that make up for any sweets you may indulge in.
I tried the Grilled Portabella and Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato Wrap along with a Cucumber Cooler with fresh squeezed cucumber, celery and apple juice. Both were amazing! This place is worth the drive to Woodstock.
Wander past the collection of jams, sauces and books on your way out and take something home to try to recreate your experience.
17 Tinker Street
Woodstock, New York 12498
As you open the doors the tranquil sounds of the fountain and music immediately relax you.
You'll start your sessions off in the Relaxation Lounge where you meet your therapist and can enjoy a cup of tea before entering one of the eight treatment rooms.
Each staff member is highly trained in all the spa services The Emerson has to offer, so you won't be handed off from person to person in between treatments.
The range of services offered here was immense and I had a hard time deciding what to indulge in. I finally settled on a aromatherapy facial and swedish massage which made for a blissful afternoon and convinced me that I needed to come back soon to try the other services offered.
The Emerson Spa offers a sauna and steam room, work out facility and an amazing resistance pool that is much harder than it looks!
This Spa isn't just for the ladies, they offer everything from a Hydrotherapy bath to an Indian Head Massage, along with a full line of services just for the gentlemen.
To make the most of the Spa, I recommend their Ultimate Escape package which includes Skin Brushing & Sea Salt Exfoliation, Restorative Mud Wrap, Shaitsu Massage, Luxury Facial and a Mini Hand & Foot Treatment.
Call them at 845-688-7900 for their Spa Portfolio, it's not just a brochure but an 18 page book on all the services!
New York, New York