CLAYTON, N.Y. –– There’s a brand new hotel in the 1000 Islands, upstate New York’s most lauded destination, and it is turning heads as the first major new full-service hotel to be built in the region in three decades. Perched on the St. Lawrence River, 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel is a sweet spot for travelers, appealing to diverse interests with a wealth of on- and off-property experiences. Whether guests are after outdoor adventure, a family getaway or a bit of exploring, the AAA Four Diamond hotel has rolled out a slew of packages that speak to every traveler, and they’re ripe for discovery.
· For wine enthusiasts, the 1000 Islands region is home to the Seaway Wine Trail, winding through 78 miles of the scenic byways with award-winning wineries and vineyards. Starting May 22, aficionados who book the Wine Tasting package will receive overnight accommodations, three tastings including two wineries and one distillery, a visit to Clayton’s renowned River Rat Cheese and breakfast for two. Rates start at $199.
· For explorers, Captain Jeff Garnsey will take guests on a three-hour cruise of the 1000 Islands via the St. Lawrence River, complemented by a local wine and cheese pairing. Accommodating up to six people, the cruise is fully customizable and can also include a tour of the stunning Boldt
Castle, a bird’s eye view of Millionaires Row, or a trip down the famous Bootleggers tour dating back to the 1920’s. Based on overnight accommodations for two, rates start at $299. Each additional person is $50. Available May-November, 2015.
· For wellness buffs, 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel partners with two local spas, bringing guests the ultimate in relaxation during their stay. Guests who book The In-House Spa package, available beginning May 22 with rates starting at $309, will receive overnight accommodations for two, a welcome amenity of sparkling water and strawberries, an in-room massage by Creative Edge Salon and breakfast at Seaway Grille. An Off-Site Spa package (rates start at $289) for those looking for the full spa experience is also available in collaboration with River Day Spa and Salon.
· For lovebirds, 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel’s Romantic Getaway includes deluxe overnight accommodations, rose petal turndown, a bottle of Champagne, a half dozen chocolate covered strawberries and breakfast for two at the Seaway Grille. Rates start at $219. A Bed & Breakfast package is also available with rates starting at just $129.
Located just south of the Canadian border in the spectacular countryside of the 1000 Islands region, the quaint village of Clayton is considered one of America’s best small towns.
Ideal for a long weekend getaway from major cities throughout the Northeast (New York City is a six-hour drive), the region is dotted with award-winning wineries along the 1000 Islands Seaway Wine Trail and more than 20 golf courses.
There are trails for three-season hiking and cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in winter. Visitors will find a wealth of historic and cultural attractions, including the Clayton Opera House, the 1000 Islands Arts Center dedicated to hand-weaving and other heritage arts, the Antique Boat Museum, and the Boldt and Singer Castles – two Gilded Age mansions on private islands. The St. Lawrence River draws outdoor enthusiasts with the promise of world-class fishing, kayaking and rafting, while customizable river cruises offer sightseeing adventures past dozens of islands, lighthouses, mansions, and more.
For more information visit www.1000IslandsHarborHotel.com or call 315-686-1100.
About 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel
1000 Islands Harbor Hotel offers 105 deluxe guest rooms and suites, sophisticated dining, and state-of-the-art function space on the St. Lawrence riverfront in the heart of New York’s spectacular 1000 Islands region. The hotel opened in July 2014 as the third of Buffalo-based Hart Hotels’ Harbor Hotels brand, which also includes the Four Diamond-rated Portland Harbor Hotel in Portland, Maine, and Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel in Watkins Glen, New York. The 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel is located at 200 Riverside Drive, Clayton, NY 13624. Call 315-686-1100. For more information, visit www.1000islandsharborhotel.com