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The Train Gang

Subtract 25 percent and the price of a car rental from a country getaway, and you too can live like the landed gentry for a weekend.

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Sure the days are getting longer, but February’s gray skies can still be a drag. For a change of scenery, check out these cozy, luxurious inns, all of which are an easy train ride away—and are offering to pamper New York readers for 25 percent off their regular rates. Book before March 15 for a weekend prior to Memorial Day, and be sure to mention this page.

One of Norman Rockwell’s favorite subjects, the quaint, colonial Red Lion Inn has been open since 1773. Take a two-hour Amtrak ride to Hudson, New York, where a car will pick you up and drive you 45 minutes to the inn (the car service is $75 round-trip; discounted rooms start at $120; 413-298-1690 or www.redlioninn.com). Or head west to the grand Molly Pitcher Inn in the town center of Red Bank, New Jersey (one-hour train trip on New Jersey Transit, plus a five-minute cab ride; discounted rooms from $87; 800-221-1372 or www.mollypitcher-oysterpoint.com). For an intimate country getaway, try the six-room WhistleWood Farm B&B, nestled on a hilltop on the outskirts of Rhinebeck (less than two hours on Amtrak, plus a six-mile cab ride; discounted rooms from $102; 845-876-6838 or www.whistlewood.com), or the new Inn at Stonington, near Mystic, Connecticut; all twelve rooms have fireplaces, and many have harbor views and Jacuzzis to boot (take Amtrak to Mystic, then a four-mile cab ride to the inn; discounted rooms from $117; 860-535-2000 or www.innatstonington.com).

All rates are per-night on weekends, based on double occupancy.

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