A-Frames & Barrel Saunas Galore at New York’s Eastwind Hotels
For nourishment, both the Windham and Lake Placid locations feature a bar and lounge with seasonal bites, but Oliverea Valley’s Dandelion restaurant is an attraction for Eastwind guests and locals alike. Led by Cipriani and located in the hotel’s alpine-esque lodge, Dandelion focuses on fresh, local cuisine, with many of the veggie-forward dishes sourced from nearby farms or foraged around the property. Lunch one day included a roasted heirloom tomato and burrata tart, stone fruit and wild arugula salad, a mezze platter, a backyard salad, and for dessert, fresh fruit. For foodies, it might be the reason to pick Oliverea Valley over a stay at Windham or Lake Placid.
A stay at any of the three locations will include a breakfast basket served daily by request. It comes delivered to your door and stocked with freshly-baked croissants, yogurt granola parfait, eggs, honey and jam, orange juice, and more–including a full liter of coffee kept hot in a classic Stanley thermos.
Elsewhere, Eastwind Hotel & Bar infuses wellness and adventure activities throughout the properties too, including steam and infrared saunas, complimentary bike rentals, and swimming pools at the Lake Placid and Oliverea Valley set to open in Summer 2023. Not to mention quick access to the sprawling Upstate backcountry from an ultra-comfy home base.
While prices skew more luxe vacation than glamping trip, if you’re prepared to splurge, Eastwind delivers everything it promises: a fantastical and restful escape into nature, with all the power to transport you back to the very best parts of summer camp (including an awesome staff). This time though, the cafeteria is serving fresh ramp pesto alongside an herb-infused cocktail.