Wildflower Farms, the brand new lodge from luxurious hospitality firm Auberge Resorts, opened in Gardiner within the final days of September 2022, as fall’s colours began to flourish. Rooms again then began at $1,000 an evening, plus taxes and charges. (Charges have some down considerably for the winter.) Inside just a few weeks, the leaves had been at their most vivid and Wildflower’s car parking zone was filling up with Porsches, Maseratis and BMWs. Apparently, Peak Idiot had arrived within the Hudson Valley.
Extremely-luxe resorts require fancy eating places, after all. The one at Wildflower is known as Clay, a beautiful-looking eatery with considerably patchy delicacies—typically sensible, typically meh—that can be ruinously costly.