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Retreat to the scenic setting of Western Connecticut for a trip filled with historic towns, pastures and plenty of antiques. When it comes time to book a room for the night, head to Mayflower Inn & Spa. Less than two hours from the Big Apple, the luxury hotel transports its guests to the English countryside with its lush fabrics, 18th- and 19th-century art and 58 acres of outdoor space. Between Mayflower’s library, Shakespeare Garden and offerings such as hiking and fly-fishing, you won’t be at a loss for activities. The Mayflower Spa is a must, too. Its 20,000-square-foot space houses a Hammam-like warming room, steam rooms, salon and fitness studios, and treatments include oxygen facials, herbal detox wraps and Thai massages. For meals, the cozy Dining Room at Mayflower Inn whips up classic American dishes with a dash of sophistication such as wild mushroom risotto and Niman Ranch pork tenderloin.