Who’s ready for a vacation? No matter what occupation you hold, it’s always good to take a step back and reward yourself for all the hard work you’ve done with a weekend of relaxation.

But, what if we told you that you don’t have to travel far and wide to find the perfect luxurious getaway? Check out these lavish Central New York destinations as you give yourself the break you’ve always deserved.

Within Otsego County, Cooperstown serves as a central hub for tourism as it is filled with a wide variety of museums, restaurants and beautifully historic hotels.

Otsego Resort Hotel

Located along Lake Otsego, the Otesaga Resort Hotel provides elegant accommodations along with breathtaking views. The resort is a repeat winner of the coveted AAA Four Diamond Award and offers many luxurious amenities including fine dining options, spacious rooms and suites and the historic Leatherstocking Golf Course.

 The Otesaga is also a few minutes away from some of Cooperstown’s main attractions, including the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Fenimore Art Museum and the Farmers’ Museum.

At the Otesaga’s Hawkeye Spa, you will have the chance to relax your senses with one of the spa’s lavish treatments including massages and revitalizing facial treatments.

Nestled on two acres of land in Cooperstown, the Landmark Inn offers incomparable small-town charm alongside luxurious accommodations. As you enter the inn, you are immediately greeted with their chandeliered parlor, with each glass crystal adding to the heightened feeling of warm hospitality. Each of the 11 bedrooms is dressed with fine linens and luxurious beds, with some very close to the inn’s beautifully gardened private porches.

Separate romance packages that can be purchased upon arrival often include a bottle of champagne, chocolate covered strawberries and a gift card to one of Cooperstown’s finest restaurants.

Marked as the oldest grand hotel in Central New York, the Lincklaen House has been a landmark in the lakeside village of Cazenovia for more than 180 years. Former President Grover Cleveland and John D. Rockefeller were among its most famous guests.

Each room has a unique, historic design that allows you to travel back in time and experience the elegance of the colonial era.

The Costello Wing of the hotel includes junior suites and two-room jacuzzi suites. These rooms are a part of the Lincklaen House’s newest addition to the hotel and all include hardwood flooring.

The Amsterdam Castle is another historic hotel in Montgomery County. The Castle is surrounded by beautiful scenery and serves as a great place to take a few photos even if you aren’t staying. This unique building was created by a prolific architect Isaac Perry, who also built the famous capitol building in Albany.

From spacious bedrooms to fine-dining options, the Amsterdam Castle is the perfect base for unforgettable memories.  

Turning Stone tower

Situated in Verona, the Lodge at Turning Stone Resort is the most luxurious of the three hotels on the resort’s property. A winner of the Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Award and AAA Four Diamond Award, the lodge provides an elegant stay in an all-suite hotel.

Upon your arrival, staff will greet you with welcome chocolates and beverages as well as offer to valet park your car for free.  They will also bring you a newspaper each morning and invite you to relax in the Great Room for complimentary coffee and tea.

The Lodge is also home to the Ska:ná Spa, which is the Oneida Indian word for “peace.” The spa combines rejuvenating treatments and modern amenities with Native American cultural themes that provide the ultimate soothing spa experience. You can even partake in the spa’s special water therapy, which is designed to restore and create perfect harmony throughout the body.

Dressed with elegant suites and rooms, Traditions at the Glen overlooking Binghamton is a great place to get your history fix while enjoying modern day convenience. Head to Johnson City, grab a friend to play on the hotel’s 18-hole championship golf course or just enjoy a relaxing day at the full-service spa, which includes a unique salt cave. The Himalayan concept is a sensory retreat that is known to have healing properties and promote overall wellness.

No matter what Central New York county you visit, you can always find a luxurious place to stay filled with warm hospitality and rich historic charm.