Forget the Hamptons season. Auberge Resorts Collection has decided that upstate New York is the place to be this fall.
The California-based hospitality company, which runs 22 luxury hotels and resorts around the world, will open the doors to a new nature-inspired retreat in the Hudson Valley in September to help city dwellers rejuvenate and to reconnect with the great outdoors.
Just 90 minutes from the Big Apple, Wildflower Farms is located on 140 idyllic acres in Gardiner, NY. Surrounded by white pines and perennials, the resort will feature 65 stand-alone chalets, as well as a signature Auberge spa, outdoor pool and restaurant. The expansive grounds, meanwhile, include a namesake farm, orchards, heritage gardens and fields of wildflowers. You may even spot a wild animal, or two.
Designed by West Coast architects Electric Bowery and New York design studio Ward and Gray, Wildflower Farms will showcase a range of natural materials designed to blend seamlessly into the environment. You can expect wooden decks, floors, and ceilings, as well as botanically-inspired artwork and antiques. Naturally, there will also be breathtaking mountain views from almost every room.
Accommodation ranges from small cabins and cottages to larger, more exclusive suites. Spanning between 390 and 980 square feet, each space will feature a king-size bed, stand-alone bathtub, and floor-to-ceiling sliding doors that open to a private patio and fire pit.
Elsewhere, the resort’s main restaurant, Clay, will serve rustic American fare using seasonal produce fresh from the field, while the agricultural education center, Maplehouse, will host weekly cooking classes for guests. Hands-on experiences based on foraging, farming, and botanical mixology will also be offered, along with hiking trails and picnicking opportunities.
As with all Auberge properties, Wildflower Farms will also offer a comprehensive wellness offering. The 9,000-square-foot spa, Thistle, will feature outdoor hot tubs, an indoor saltwater pool, five single treatment rooms, a couples treatment room, and a modern apothecary. There will also be a 3,000 square foot fitness studio called the Pavilion on the grounds.
If that’s not enough, the nearby Dia Beacon Museum and Storm King Art Center are great places to visit on a sunny afternoon.
“Wildflower Farms will reimagine luxury in an understated and experiential way, making it a fitting collaboration for Auberge Resorts Collection,” said Craig Reid, president and CEO of Auberge Resorts Collection, in a statement. “There won’t be a better place to get away to for an abundance of green space, a greater sense of well-being, and transformative dining experiences, all just 90 minutes from New York City.”
The resort will begin welcoming guests from September 30 with rates per night starting at $1,000 (plus taxes and fees).