leisure 10.19.12

Out of Town: 8 Inns/7 States

Some choice inns to soak in the fall colors. More availability, unsurprisingly, if you can go mid-week. Some have a two-night minimum on weekends. Happy peeping.

Quahog Bay Inn
Yes, it's getting late for foliage in Maine. But, the dead of winter possibly excepted, we'd head Down East any time. The Quahog is in Harpswell on… Lobster Lane. Rooms from $160.

Hill Farm Inn, a 200-year-old dairy farm, is the setting for this peaceful spot in southern Vermont's Arlington. Rooms from $190.

Autumn in Litchfield County? Unspeakably beautiful. The Inn at Kent Falls fits right in. From $215.

Rhode Island
Block Island's Rose Farm Inn, once a working farm, has rolling green hills, views of the ocean, and a stone fire pit that can take the chill off the fall night. From $139.

New York
Batcheller Mansion Inn in Saratoga flaunts flamboyant Victorian psychodrama on the outside, time travel on the inside. From $149.

A small charmer in the Adirondacks, the Keene Valley Lodge makes for an ideal base to hike the many local trails. Rooms from $80.

New Jersey
The Woolverton Inn in Stockton, by the Delaware River: Jersey's proof of the antiChristie. From $150.

In New Hope, at The Inn at Bowman's Hill, you could stay on the premises for your entire visit and not regret it. From $395.

skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious

Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.

fri 12-6pm (thru 10/21): take a self-guided tour of 50 chelsea artists' work spaces during the high line open studios, free

sat-sun 10am-5pm: 200+ cat and dog breeds, including rare and exotics, take over the javits center for the fourth annual american kennel club 'meet the breeds' event. $15.

sat 12-3pm: costumed critters, treats and prizes await at the 22nd annual halloween dog parade/fundraiser at tompkins square park. check out previous photos here. $5 sugg adm includes a raffle ticket.

sun 1pm: sample 20 of competitors curried dishes from shrimp to cupcakes at the brooklyn curry experiment. public assembly, $15 admission includes tastes and a brooklyn brew.

sun 5pm: mac-off! see who's the cheesiest at huckleberry bar's 3rd annual mac + cheese competition. free to compete, $10 adv, $15 door to taste/vote and includes a beer.


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