As promised, we at Le Barn are determined to help you prolong your summer. One of the very best ways to do this, is to treat yourself and your partner, or best friend, or sister to a weekend away. Summer Friday’s have ended, but these short jaunts can help make summer feel as if it is at your fingertips. So read on, and get planning, and if passing by Le Barn, please call and visit. We would love to share a lemonade and talk about Summer!Block Island – A small island 13 miles south of the coast of Rhode Island and 14 miles east of Montauk Point in Long Island, is full of outdoor activities for all ages. From the bluffs on the South, to the beautiful beach on the East, to hiking trails and water sports, your day can be enjoyed from sunrise to sunset under the sun. With only 1,000 people who live on island year round, and 20,000 who visit during the summer, this is the perfect spot to visit to extend your summer.
Transportation: Catch the ferry, http://www.blockislandinfo.com/getting-here
Suggested hotel: Spring House Hotel, http://www.springhousehotel.com/Salisbury, CT – Located in the Northwest corner of CT, Salisbury is close to both NY and MA and pure rural beauty. With rolling hills in all directions, a tranquil weekend awaits. This time of year, the grass is lush and green, and the trees have the lightest hint of color change beginning. Days are warm for a beautiful walk or hike, an outdoor read in an Adirondack chair, a simple and organic lunch outside at a local café, or a fun stroll through unique New England antique shops, while the nights are cool and refreshing tickling your mind for Autumn which soon awaits us. Close to NYC, this is the perfect place to rent a car and sneak away for 2 nights, and return Sunday feeling refreshed, relaxed and rejuvenated.
Transportation: Rent a car to explore the neighboring towns and area. The drive along is worth it.
Suggested hotel: White Hart Inn, http://www.whitehartinn.com/
Treat yourself: Canyon Ranch, http://www.canyonranch.com/lenox#fbid=iNZ20JrIiLmDay Trip to Blue Hill at Stone Barns – Can’t get away for a weekend, do a day trip! Rent a car and drive to Pocantico Hills, NY and visit Blue Hill, a farm that not only houses one of the state’s best restaurants, but also Manhattan’s Blue Hill New York. Just 30 miles from NYC, Blue Hill is a four season active farm where you can tour the grounds, meet the animals, and most of all, have one of the most stunning meals of your life. Visiting this breathtaking farm will not only make you want to eat cleaner and healthier, but help in anyway you can t preserve land and unique places like this.