TODAY | September 21, 2012
>>> easy weekend getaways, living in the northeast or the west coast , easy weekend escapes.
>> don't you want some hot cocoa .
>> a little apple cider .
>> very good.
>> yeah. easy getaway from new york and boston.
>> head to richfield county.
>> in connecticut.
>> calling it the berkshires of connecticut, so a place to say is the falls village inn . if you're a doyly phobic, don't worry. this place has just been redone. beautiful, very contemporary rooms, and the menu there is very focused on local foods so even their burgers are made with grass-fed beef from a local farm, under $200.
>> very nice.
>> all right. what kind of activities are there in.
>> incredible hiking obviously because you have all the beautiful trails, and the best part, there's no cell phone reception.
>> so if you want to get off the grid, this is the place to do it.
>> the dining room looks spectacular.
>> good food.
>> if you're either in the d.c. or philadelphia area .
>> lost chesapeake bay area. love that in the summer for sure, but in the fall it's gorgeous as well and a great hotel is the tides inn, and what i love there is they have complementary bikes, cake out a canoe or kayak and tool around the tributaries and done with all the activity, including golf. can you come back and they will teach you how to do an oyster roast or pick your own herbs for your cocktails, unless you wanted straight gwynn, the he can with it and s'mores in the evening on the beach.
>> nice way to finish.
>> always good.
>> let's head out west. a little vineyard in cloverdale, california.
>> always great to go to wine country when it's the right season which is the time for the crush, and this is a great time to go to sonoma and wine country and to go to auberge on the vineyard, a great hotel for 165 a night in october. great, great deal. looks gorgeous.
>> like a cia li s commercial.
>> they are really focusing on the wine experience. not only are they giving workshops you on pruning, blending and barrel-tasting, they -- you know, you taste the wine
>> i thought you taste the barrel.
>> no. they have the team verandas where you can sit and really enjoy the beautiful views and have a glass of wine. you know, the one thing they are missing though that you can maybe help them with.
>> what's that?
>> a little horse dance.
>> a little "gangnam style."
>> do it.
>> i don't think we're going to do that. no. we want people to actually go and show up. let's head down to miami . nice getaway near there.
>> hard to believe that people in miami need a getaway from miami .
>> i know.
>> and if they do go to boca raton .
>> designed by an architect named addison meissner. more and more, 30 pools, tons of activities, space.
>> lots of activity on the beach including kite-flying. they have sand castle building contests which i love and inner tube races in the ocean.
>> the loser doesn't come back.
>> i would not do well on that race.
>> finally, easy getaway from denver.
>> i love aspen, colorado, a gorgeous place to go. the aspens turn the incredible shade of yellow in the fall. absolutely beautiful. a newly renovated hotel, hotel aspen, under $200, the theme for this entire segment, and this is a hotel that gives you much more love than you would expect for the price tag, free breakfast, free wi-fi, hotel transfers and check out the surrounding areas, love seeing that foliage ride on horseback.