Details: Tarrytown, N.Y.
All train, bus and lodging information valid as of press time Thursday.
Want to take a spur-of-the-moment trip to Tarrytown, N.Y.? Here's what you need to know for March 5-7.
Tarrytown is about 30 miles north of Manhattan, reachable on the Metro-North Railroad's Hudson line (http:/
WHERE TO STAY
Sheraton Tarrytown Hotel
600 White Plains Rd., 914-332-7900
Not much character, but affordable rates and full service. Shuttle driver, when available, can ferry you to Blue Hill restaurant and other attractions. Rooms from $109 a night.
Tarrytown House Estate and Conference Center
49 E. Sunnyside Lane, 800-553-8118
Built around two 19th-century mansions once owned by Mary Duke Biddle, an heiress of the Duke tobacco fortune. From $149.
WHERE TO EAT
Blue Hill at Stone Barns
630 Bedford Rd., Pocantico Hills, 914-366-9600
Five- and eight-course tasting menus are $105 and $135, respectively. Four-course Sunday lunch is $85. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, three-course supper is $75. Advance planning required for weekend reservations, but early tables on Friday are often available on shorter notice. The unreserved bar area often has walk-in availability on the later side, such as 9 p.m. At press time, reservations were available March 5 at 5 p.m.
Blue Hill Cafe
Fresh baked goods, sandwiches and other treats from the Blue Hill kitchen. Sandwiches $7.
Chiboust Bistro & Bakery
14 W. Main St., Tarrytown, 914-703-6550
Standard bistro food plus pastries and other light fare. Entrees $20-$28.
WHAT TO DO
Stone Barns Center for Food
630 Bedford Rd., Pocantico Hills, 914-366-6200
Open to the public Wednesday through Sunday year-round. Every Friday and Saturday, a staff member leads a 90-minute insider's tour. $15 for adults, $9 for kids ages 6-14. Sundays, 60-minute farm tour costs $10 for adults, $7 for children. Other classes and events also available.