Daily deal: Free reign in New York's Finger Lakes
Belhurst Castle in Geneva, New York.
Pulling Excalibur from the stone may be impressive, but there's no need for royal blisters when you can ascend the throne of romantic luxury without lifting a daintily gloved finger.
Enter: this regal weeknight escape to Belhurst Castle in picturesque Geneva, New York.
You'll be a lady in waiting no longer when you and your prince spend two nights in the relaxing reserve room on the grounds' Vinifera Inn building, enjoy a $25 gift certificate to the on-site Isabella Spa, your choice of daily breakfast or lunch in the charming Edgar's Restaurant, a complimentary wine tasting for two and a 10% discount on all wine purchases from the hotel's wine and gift shop and milk chocolate castles awaiting you upon arrival ($178).
Tiaras aren't the only precious metal you'll find in this castle: the Belhurst Estate Winery has won more than 100 medals for its wines. Cross the moat into upstate's Finger Lakes kingdom where you can lord over more winery tours and tastings, quaint shops, golfing, museums, history and water sports.
Or, stay within the castle walls to admire the four-poster and canopied beds, cast-bronze fireplaces, stained-glass windows and sweeping water views. Crown yourself in finery for dinner under the soaring cathedral ceilings at Edgars Restaurant or lose the robe and find a friendly team of loyal subjects aiming to please at Isabella Spa.
Reign over your romantic retreat from your bed chamber's fittingly king-sized bed-or the two-person Jacuzzi tub-while taking in the sparkling waters of Seneca Lake. Obey your instincts with this getaway and bow to a bargain that really rules.
- A two-night weekday stay for two in the reserve room
- $25 credit for Isabella Spa
- Breakfast or lunch for two each day at Edgar's restaurant
- Two milk chocolate castles upon arrival
- Complimentary wine tasting for two
- 10% discount on wine from the wine and gift shop