After a year of spending so much family time together, a getaway sounds so good right about now. And you don’t have to hop on a plane or travel far to do one—there are plenty of luxury hotels and resorts in NJ ideal for an adults-only getaway, with your S.O. or mom pals. Whether you love the country, city, or shore, NJMOM has taken the guesswork out of planning your escape and made it a whole lot easier for you to pick a place and book it. Check out these 13 not-to-be-missed luxe getaways in or near NJ, with an abundance of world-class spas and restaurants, activities, culture, and more.
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Here are 13 luxury hotels and resorts in New Jersey for a weekend away
If you like to stay active, this Adirondack-style lodge with the spectacular Kittatinny Mountain views will keep you busy from the moment you check-in. Play a round of golf at one of 6 championship golf courses or work on your game at the on-site academy. Squeeze in some basketball, racquetball, or personal training before heading to the biosphere pool complex, complete with a tropical aquarium and a vortex pool. For dining, eat al fresco on the Chef’s Garden patio, where you indulge in dishes just picked from the neighboring garden, and wine connoisseurs will appreciate the world-renowned wine cellar.
Prices starting at $399
3 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, NJ 07419
With special packages like the Romance Package, the Wellness Reboot, and the Gourmand Getaway, there truly is something for everyone at this all-inclusive luxury spa resort. Sign up for educational, inspirational, and motivational speakers and events. You can golf and play tennis or experience something new like ziplining, paper marbling, sound therapy, fly-casting, or even hatchet throwing.
Prices starting at $700
109 River Birch Lane, Hawley, PA 18428
Stay at this all-inclusive Hudson Valley Resort with castle architecture, and on a clear day, you can climb to the top of Sky Top Tower to see 6 states at once. Throughout the year, there are always more than enough interesting and exciting activities like tennis, mountain biking, horseback riding, and swimming to keep you busy, but Mohonk’s life-altering award-winning spa treatments should be at the top of your list. You’ll also want to try rock scrambling, a mix of hiking, mountaineering, and rock climbing.
Prices starting at $850
1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz, NY 12561
This B&B inn currently sets the bar for romantic getaways—hence, why it was named one of the top Honeymoon Destinations worldwide by Country Living. As the only riverfront inn in all of Bucks County, you’ll want to book a room or suite with a riverside view and a fireplace. Order fresh flowers to your room and a wine and cheese package or picnic basket to dine al fresco on your private balcony or take a stroll and enjoy it en plein air.
Prices starting at $179
1525 River Road, Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972
Have an adventure at this one-of-a-kind Glamping Retreat with unparalleled views of the Statue of Liberty, just a quick water taxi ride from downtown NYC. Touted as the most memorable getaway in New York City, you’ll feel like you’re miles away when you wake up in your luxe, instagrammable, air-conditioned tent and start the day with morning mindfulness, meditation, or yoga. Explore the island and return to fun outdoor activities, a movie, and a campfire. Watch the sunset with festive cocktails and live evening entertainment.
Prices starting at $499
Governors Island, New York, NY 10004
With sweeping views of the Hudson River Valley, this 1902 convent turned full-service boutique hotel is the perfect spot to kick back and unwind. Explore 50 acres of scenic walking trails and check out nearby West Point or Cold Spring before relaxing on the hotel’s porch with a pre-dinner craft cocktail in hand. Book a table at Apropro, the on-site farm-to-table restaurant, and choose anything from the locally-inspired menu. You can’t go wrong.
Prices starting at $249
900 Fort Hill Road, Peekskill, NY 10566
Hotels for beachcombers
Relax by the sea in the quaint town of Stone Harbor at this contemporary oasis where the emphasis is on pretty bay views and a richly appointed home away from home feeling, with a cozy fireplace, roof garden sundeck, and elevated cuisine at one of the four restaurants on-site. A beach butler is at your disposal when you want to head to the ocean side (providing you with chairs and lunch should you request it). Don’t miss the sumptuous Salt Spa with signature Hamman services and a Himalayan salt lounge. Prices starting at $189 9601 Third Avenue Stone Harbor, NJ 08247(609) 368-0100
Relax and unwind on bicycles built for two, or take a golf cart for easy travel to historical sites and Beach Plum Farm. Rooms are posh with luxe Belgian cotton sheets and decorated in soothing tones and modern beach cottage style. With a full-service spa decked out in yellow and white striped cabana-style rooms, beach and poolside amenities available at sister resort Congress Hall, a renowned farm-to-table-and-drinks restaurant on the premises, this adults-only seaside boutique hotel, in historic downtown Cape May, is a destination unto itself.
Prices starting at $159
25 Jackson Street, Cape May, NJ 08204
Consider this your home-away-from-home shore house, but with world-class amenities. Use the beach passes and bicycles to your heart’s content, and allow the hotel staff to help you plan a special day of fishing, surfing, or boating. When you’ve had enough fun in the sun, head back “home” for sunset views and rooftop cocktails.
Prices starting at $159
350 W. 8th St., Ship Bottom, NJ 08008
Hotels for city dwellers
The impeccably renovated and meticulously curated early 1900’s mansion turned boutique hotel is the brainchild of iconic makeup artist Bobbi Brown and her husband, Steven Plofker. After exploring Montclair’s museum, gardens, antique shops, galleries, and first-rate restaurants, get cozy with a glass of wine in the hotel’s library or curl up in front of your room’s beautiful fireplace. If you choose to bring your dog, he’ll get comfy in his doggie bed and relish his V.I.P treatment, too. Call for reservations and, if applicable, ask about the hotel’s Babymoon Package coming this Spring.
Prices starting at $279
37 N. Mountain Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042
You’ll love this hangout for the hip and famous. Take in the museum-quality artwork from the likes of Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Have dinner at Danny Meyer’s Italian trattoria, Maialino, and sip martinis at the on-site Rose Bar or Jade Bar Lounge. And last, but certainly not least, delight in access to the only private park in Manhattan.
Prices starting at $329
2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010
The Rittenhouse is centrally located across from Rittenhouse Square Public Park and within easy walking distance to most major sites, but just for kicks, pick a destination and book the hotel’s Jaguar driver service to drop you off in style. After a day of sightseeing, treat yourself to the spa’s Signature Couples massage or enjoy the indoor pool, sauna, and steam room. While you’re at it, go all out and get your hair done at the on-site, highly regarded Paul Labrecque Salon—and you’ll be ready to hit the famed Scarpetta restaurant and Library Bar downstairs.
Prices starting at $389
210 W. Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
In the heart of Logan Square in downtown Philly, check out the hotel’s curated art collection and visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art, steps away. Then, ease into the evening with plush seating, fire pits, and champagne cocktails at the hotel’s rooftop lounge, where you’ll get a bird’s eye view of The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Peter & Paul, City Hall, and other Philly showstoppers.
Prices starting at $199
1 Logan Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
12 more amazing resorts in NJ and the surrounding areas to check out
The Bernards Inn, Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Wave Resort, Long Branch, NJ 07740
Renault Winery and Resort, Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
Lambertville Station Restaurant and Inn, Lambertville, NJ 08530
Ocean Place Resort and Spa, Long Branch NJ 07740
Shorebreak Resorts, Long Branch, NJ 07740
Bedford Post Inn, Bedford, NY 10506
Glenmere Mansion, Chester, NY 10918
Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa, 290 Old Montauk Highway Montauk, NY 11954
Riverhouse at Odette’s, New Hope, PA 18938
Hotel SoJo, 660 River Road, Edgewater, NJ 07020 (temporarily closed)
Borgata Water Club, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, NJ 08401 (temporarily closed)