Life Lately | Bestie Weekend in Rhinebeck, NY

My best friend Carina surprised me by planning a spa getaway in upstate New York for us. I tend to be the planner with just about everyone in my life so it was nice to sit back and let her do all the planning and booking for a change. All I had to do was show up and be ready to get pampered! Which I was 100% was. 

We drove up to Rhinebeck, NY on Friday after work and stayed at Mirbeau Inn & Spa until Sunday morning. Everything about this weekend was just perfect and I'm so thankful to have a bestie who knew exactly what I needed – an escape to rest, relax, talk and eat a ton of good food. 

Mirbeau Spa & Inn looks like a chateau and once you step inside, you can tell it's French-inspired (which I considered to be a huge plus!). The rooms are beautiful, and even comes with a fireplace and clawfoot tub. Since we drove up after work, we immediately went to dinner after checking in and were happy to find out that a ton of restaurants were within walking distance. We settled on comfort food by going to Village Pizza Of Rhinebeck for some pasta, wings and french fries. (They also had ice cream but we were too full to try any. Shocking, I know!) Afterwards, we headed back to our room to change in our pajamas and relax.

On Saturday, after getting breakfast at Willow Restaurant (located inside the inn), Carina treated me to a massage while she got their signature wrap. Their spa area is the epitome of relaxing! We changed into super comfortable robes, our treatments were fantastic and then we spent time in the relaxation room napping. I purposely left my phone in the locker because I just wanted disconnect and quite frankly, lose track of time. We spent a good portion of the day just lounging about in either the spa (where we had access to their sauna, steam room and outdoor whirlpool) or our room. I can't describe how good it felt to not feel any rush to go anywhere and to just rest.

But by later in the afternoon, we decided to venture out and discovered what a cute town Rhinebeck is. We went to Samuel's Sweet Shop, owned by Paul Rudd and Jeffrey Dean Morgan! We had no idea they owned a store there but apparently Paul Rudd stops by all the time (of course, not while we were there!). But the store is cozy and cute. We stocked up on a ton candy (I've eaten most of it) and the coffee was the best I had in town. Then we just kept wandering and shopped at Oblong Books & Music and Paper Trail. I love going to independent stores. For dinner, we went to Terrapin, a restaurant that was converted from a church. We loved the ambiance and food (their rose sangria was A+) but I'd definitely recommend making a reservation ahead of time, which is what we did.

By Sunday morning, I couldn't believe it was nearly time to go. We got breakfast at Bread Alone Bakery and bought coffee to go from All That Java. There were still so many more restaurants, stores and historic sites that we didn't know existed prior to this trip that we still want to check out. We want to go back and I can't wait until we do. It really is the perfect spot for a weekend getaway.

Have you been to Rhinebeck before?
Or do you know of any other cute towns in Upstate NY?

1 comment

  1. You've got me convinced I want to plan a trip to Rhinebeck too! It looks so adorable. Sounds like you had the best weekend ever (and seeing Paul Rudd probably would have just pushed it over the edge into legendary) :D


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