For those who may not remember, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is set in 1790 in the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town (based on Tarrytown, New York), in a secluded glen called Sleepy Hollow. The main character is a lanky schoolmaster called Ichabod Crane, who competes with the town troublemaker "Brom Bones" Van Brunt for the hand of Katrina Van Tassel, the daughter of a wealthy farmer. As Crane leaves a party at the Van Tassel home one autumn night, he is pursued by the Headless Horseman (possibly the ghost of a trooper who had his head shot off during the Revolutionary War, but more probably Van Brunt in costume) and Crane mysteriously disappears from town enabling Van Brunt and Katrina to marry.
While Sleepy Hollow has been portrayed in many incarnations on screens large and small including the 1999 Tim Burton film "Sleepy Hollow" starring Johnny Depp, the Sleepy Hollow Package at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel is the perfect opportunity for travelers to come follow in the footsteps of Ichabod Crane and explore Sleepy Hollow for themselves at the most picturesque time of year: autumn. In fact, travelers who really want to see where Washington Irving lived can visit his home at Sunnyside Manor in Tarrytown.
The Sleep Hollow Package includes:
- Deluxe Accommodations;
- A copy of Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleep Hollow";
- Savory Hudson Valley Apple Crisp and Hot Apple Cider in 80 West Restaurant;
- Complimentary walking trail map of the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail where you can walk by Lyndhurst (a Gothic Revival country house beside the Hudson River in Tarrytown) and see many diverse sights including the High Bride, the Keeper's House, and the tunnel)'
- Private consultation with the hotel's resident Navigator for assistance in finding local apple orchards for fall apple picking and for directions to Sleepy Hollow
This package is priced from $139 per night and is available from August 31 through December 1, 2012. Note that this package includes one apple crisp to share and apple cider for four people. Advance reservations are required and blackout dates may apply. For reservations visit http://www.marriott.com/
The Renaissance Westchester Hotel in White Plains, NY, features a resort atmosphere nestled on 30 acres of scenic countryside in Westchester County. Conveniently located only 35 minutes from New York City, this luxurious hotel is near historic Hudson Valley attractions, premier shopping, and challenging golf courses. Guests can enjoy newly renovated guestrooms and a variety of recreational amenities, such as an indoor pool, tennis courts, volleyball courts, horseshoes, bocce ball, and a nature trail. Indulge in award-winning culinary offerings and panoramic views at this Westchester hotel's 80 West Restaurant. For additional information, visit http://www.RenaissanceWestchester.com or call 914-694-5400.
Renaissance Hotels represents a diverse collection of more than 150 hotels in 35 countries worldwide. Each property is unique, offering passionate travelers a one-of-kind experience and memories they will be sure to take with them long after they depart. Within every hotel, guests are greeted by an exceptional array of amenities and an inspiring world of local discoveries. For travelers looking to experience something new, innovative and locally driven programs including the industry leading entertainment platform RLife LIVE as well R Navigator, ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey. Renaissance Hotels. Live Life To Discover. To discover more visit http://www.renhotels.com.
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