Part of being a young professional or creative living far from home means you will inevitably spend a holiday or two alone, or at the very least, away from friends and family. Recognizing this fact of modern life, some hotels and resorts offer a home-away-from-home experience for those who still want a festive experience without the trip to your hometown.
The renowned Gurney's Resort & Sweater Spa in Montauk — the furthermost eastern point of The Hamptons — is one such place. An it-spot for New Yorkers — from models and influencers to families with children — to get away and relax, Gurney's has been a staple of the wellness-focused crowd for years, offering a home-away-from-home feel with its cottage-style accommodations, top notch restaurants like its Hamptons outpost of NYC hot spot Scarpetta, and famous indoor pool, filled with filtered saltwater from the Atlantic, which is just steps away.
Recognizing the need for a place to retreat to in even the off season, Gather at Gurney's (also offered at the resort's Newport, Rhode Island location) is the holiday season answer to being stuck in New York when everyone else seems to be away. Guests who book the Gather at Gurney's package will receive a discount on rooms in addition to enjoying a full, traditional Thanksgiving dinner — a whole carved, roasted turkey with stuffing and more sides than you can count.
The roar of the Atlantic is still beautiful in November, even if you'd rather watch it from your private balcony with hot spiked cider in hand than dive in for a swim.
Photos courtesy Gurney's