Nestled in Glen Cove, The Mansion offers a turn-of-last-century experience year-round. Although, like much of Long Island, it glistens brighter come summer. This year’s summer itinerary offers something for foodies and fitness fanatics, staycationers, day trippers, Gatsby lovers and those who live squarely in the moment. Whichever category you fall into, prepare to spend some of summer at Glen Cove Mansion.
Poolside yoga sessions give guests a chance to get into a relaxed summer state of mind. The Mansion offers yoga sessions three times per week: Wednesdays and Fridays from 5:30-6:30pm, and Saturdays from 9:30-10:30am. The Friday session can double as a happy hour to your happy: music plays throughout the vinyasa flow.
Go for a Spin
Getting back to the grind feels better when endorphins are involved. Sweat off weekend damage and keep that swimsuit body in tact at daily spin classes with Liz Perciballi and her team of instructors. The classes are high-energy and known to push participants out of their comfort zones with upbeat music and instructors who skillfully tow the line between motivators and drill sergeant. The Mansion also offers a full menu of weekly combo classes to allow people to mix up their workouts (read: it’s more fun than the treadmill). They include spin & sculpt, spin & strength workout and gear & grind (cardio on bike with alternating mat workout). For information, call the studio at 516-306-0321.
Magnificently landscaped grounds are enough to relax guests before they sink into a nautical blue chaise lounge. The pristine pool, set against the backdrop of the gorgeous Georgian manor house, allows guests to dive (or wade) in and beat the heat all summer long. The cocktails, which can be delivered to the nautical blue chaise lounges, are equally refreshing. And one doesn’t even have to be a hotel guest to make a splash: Until Labor Day, The Mansion Pool Pass allows the public access to the pool. The pass costs $25 per person per day. Guests can take a dip free of charge.
Sunday Brunch at The Mansion
Nothing gets an Islander out of bed like brunch, and Chef Andy Halliwell’s pulls out all the stops. Literally. It’s a four-course prixe-fixe menu with deliciously decadent options to choose from in each course. The speck and melon first course, made with smoked prosciutto wrapped around a cantaloupe wedge, takes tastebuds on a sweet and salty ride. For those in the mood for something special, the fillet mignon medallions and eggs, seasoned to perfection with garlic and rosemary, makes for an ideal choice. Sunday Brunch is served in the elegantly appointed Crystal Room, which offers the white tablecloth experience one hopes for when dining at a Gold Coast estate.
Turn date night into a clandestine escape. The Mansion’s romantic rendezvous package has all the makings of a Valentine’s Day in July: flowers, prosecco and chocolate covered strawberries. Lovebirds spend the night in a north wing guest room that seamlessly blends Gilded Age glamour with modern amenities. Think large antique style vanities, a soaking tub and Wi-Fi. There no need to get out of the plush, king-sized bed. Breakfast is delivered each morning.
Take a summer vacation to the days of Gatsby. The Summer at the Mansion promotion includes 15 percent off the regular price and breakfast for two.