Even if you can’t get away during February break, you can get away. At Doral Arrowwood Hotel in Rye Brook, have yourself an instant vacation. Case in point: Swimming outside in February. The resort has an indoor heated pool that snakes outside — think: steam rising off the warm water — and you can swim in it, no matter what the weather is. On a recent visit, we met a man that goes there to swim laps outside, even if with snow on the ground. (See outdoor pic below!)
Near the pool is a game room featuring video games, air hockey and ping pong for the kids. Send the kids inside with a fistful of quarters, then duck into the health club. One local mom, who goes to the hotel with her family every winter break, says even just a few minutes in the sauna, steam room or hot tub is rejuvenating enough to “feel like a vacation.” On Friday and Saturday nights, the resort offers hot cocoa and s’mores by the outdoor camp fire and family movie nights in the conference rooms. If there’s snow on the ground, kids are invited to sled the surrounding golf course.
In the morning, head down to breakfast — a large buffet is included in the cost of the room. Then spend the rest of the day at the pool, showering in the locker rooms before heading back home.
Total cost: $150 — including the cost of the room and breakfast. You can’t beat that for 24 hours of fun.
Doral Arrowwood, 975 Anderson Hill Road, Rye Brook; 844-211-0512