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Escape NYC for Pleasurable Simplicity at The Roundhouse
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Escape NYC for Pleasurable Simplicity at The Roundhouse

New Yorkers looking to escape the concrete jungle have a lot of options.  This one tempts them to get in touch with their simpler side.
Just an easy Metro-North ride from Midtown, on Main Street in Beacon, New York, those seeking a haven from unnecessary elements will find The Roundhouse. It’s only about an hour and a half from bustling downtown, but it’s a world away in spirit.
Less than a handful of years old, The Roundhouse is a former factory complex turned hospitality property, and true culinary destination, that overlooks a waterfall and rushing creek in the Hudson Valley.
It’s decently sized — 41 King and Double Queen guest rooms (~$309/night) — but feels like an oasis of calm.  Light, airy rooms with high ceilings are sparsely, though adequately, appointed with mid-century style local artisanal furnishings, giving each a unique and eclectic feel.  Some even still flaunt local “art” (a.k.a. graffiti) that remains from the reclaimed building’s not so distant past.
 You’ll delight in in-room conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels, minibars, premium bedding, hair dryers, etc. Some suites even boast the decadently unpretentious experience of an in-room bathtub.  The only down sides?  No pool and no pets.

Of course there is much to do in the city of Beacon as well: You’ll likely want to explore art at Dia: Beacon Museum, shop the various downtown boutiques, and take in the fresh mountain air.  And there are delicious places to dine… but don’t miss out on The Roundhouse’s own restaurant.

Renowned Michelin-starred New York Chef Terrance Brennan (Artisanal, Picholine) recently launched a new culinary concept, Roundhouse by Terrance Brennan, showcasing hyper-local (hyper, meaning foraged on-site) herbs and greenery from Mount Beacon, and nose-to-tail cookery using every possible part of the animal.  His ever-changing menu is complemented by newly appointed Beverage Manager, Beacon’s own Tim Buzinski (owner Artisan Wine Shop), who showcases local wines, beers and spirits in keeping wth Chef Brennan’s fiercely local philosophy.
Whether you choose The Roundhouse for a long weekend, an overnight escape, a business event or life celebration, what you’ll most enjoy is its pleasurable simplicity.  

And here’s one last Pursuitist insider secret for your stay: During these milder months, snag a spot by the fireplace in the cocktail lounge.  Even Beacon locals lust after a lounge as cozy as this one!

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