A Cambridge hotel is offering an insane foliage gazing experience for a cool $16,000

A Cambridge hotel is offering an insane foliage gazing experience for a cool $16,000.

By Cassie Shortsleeve

Two New England properties—Kimpton Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge and Kimpton Taconic Hotel in Manchester, Vermont—have teamed up to offer a probably-once-in-a-lifetime, bank-account-draining, semi-ridiculous-yet-the-stuff-of-dreams fall weekend. It costs $16,000.

The experience starts with a Thursday night stay in Cambridge’s Hotel Marlowe’s presidential suite, plus a fancy dinner at Bambara Kitchen & Bar (where lobster sliders are a must).

In the a.m., you travel via chartered helicopter (of course) from Bedford to Vermont. The views from above include scenic towns, fiery foliage, the Connecticut River, and Stratton Mountain.

Once at the Taconic Hotel, you’ll be whisked away to one of the property’s iconic Vermont cottages for a two-night stay. There, in-room spa services are just a call away and views of the Taconic and Green Mountains—that are more gold and crimson than they are green—are just outside your window. Your days in Vermont will be filled driving a Land Rover to the summit of Mt. Equinox, picnicking on a chef-packed meal, hiking Manchester’s mountains with a guide (and your own custom walking stick), and a noshing on a decadent brunch. Did we mention the views of the foliage?

The fun doesn’t stop there, though. Once you arrive back in Boston (via chopper again), you’ll cap the weekend off with some good ol’ R&R—aka, another night in the presidential suite at the Marlowe.

You can reserve your super exclusive spot at hotelmarlowe.com ortaconichotel.com.

Or, you know, if foliage drives are more your speed, check out some of the best New England spots for leaf gazing here.

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