SPRING GETAWAY TO … Saybrook Point Inn. Sip, Spin & Spa (Part I!)By Delaina Dixon | May 3, 2017 | Travel
Sometimes you need a getaway that’s not too far from home. That’s exactly what we were thinking when we discovered Saybrook Point Inn & Spa, less than three hours away from our home base in New York City. It’s a destination that brings much-needed respite from the Big Apple’s daily grind.
After traveling two easy train rides from Grand Central Station, we arrived at the inn, located in the picturesque, waterfront town of Old Saybrook, Conn. Saybrook Point rises on the ashes of Terra Mar, a former New England hotspot for some of the biggest celebrities of decades past (hello Sammy Davis Jr. and Katharine Hepburn).
We stayed in one of the Main Inn’s carefully crafted rooms and suites, many boasting waterfront balcony views. For us New Yorkers, the lodgings were beyond spacious, with two full queen-sized beds (the most comfortable he’s every slept in, declared our companion), separate seating, dining and desk areas, a mini-bar and oversized bathroom with a lit vanity table. That alone was enough to get our tightened shoulders to drop.
Of course, kneading our sore, tired city muscles is left to the professionals at Saybrook Point, which has the on-site full-service SANNO Spa. Upon arrival, I was given a plush robe and directed to the tranquil waiting room for my therapist. After slipping onto his heated massage table, he asked if there were any areas that needed extra kneadings (hello, sore shoulders), and then proceeded to the rub down with unscented grapeseed oil. “Some scents can take you right out the relaxing atmosphere of your service,” my therapist explained, adding that they can add a scent of our choosing for complete serenity. The Swedish oriented massage was light to medium pressure, ideal for relaxing and dosing while kinks are kneaded away.
Active leisure more your speed? Knowing that we’d be missing no meals, we signed up for an early morning spin class at Saybrook Point’s fully equipped health club, which is actually available to the public. Spin instructor Regina put us through our paces, noting a ride that’s heavy on the legs is the key to staying fit at any age.
We couldn’t get enough of Saybrook Point’s indoor and outdoor heated pools (80-something degrees all-year round), jacuzzi, eucalyptus-fused steam room and sauna. Our companion spent most of the trip in his swim trunks.
Now to the food! Fresh Salt, Saybrook Point’s upscale casual dining establishment with views of the Long Island Sound, loves to use local-sourced ingredients in its kitchen. We started with calamari with a siracha twist, yum.
Our main entrees included filet mignon with mashed potatoes and asparagus…
…And monkfish with a very interesting looking sauce (it tasted delicious).
We opted for Fresh Salt’s dessert trio of mousse, pannacotta and macaroons. You can end the night with a cocktail by the fire pit of the Marina Bar.
The tasty treats extended into the morning with this egg, bacon and cheese breakfast bagel.
Stunning views, relaxing atmosphere and scrumptious food. But that’s only the start of what Saybrook Point Inn & Spa has to offer. Stay tuned for part II of our coverage, and discover the inn’s close ties to the town’s rich tapestry of African-American history!
Learn more about Saybrook Point Inn & Spa and take your relaxing getaway today!