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The Inn Thing: 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton New York

A weekend getaway is always needed especially when you are a workaholic like myself from enjoying a good meal, getting a good night sleep and most importantly relaxing are key to a successful escape.

1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton New York

Less than an hour drive from Kingston, Ontario to upstate New York, I found myself at the charming 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel overlooking the St. Lawrence River. Designated a AAA Four-Diamond rated hotel after just one year in operation, I was immediately drawn in with the cozy nautical decor of the front hall. Upon check-in and a wonderful welcome from staff as well as a site tour from concierge Katherine, we settled into our spacious room. This was the start of a wonderful couple's getaway in the quaint town of Clayton, New York.

1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton New York

Look at Her

A gem of a place - 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel caters to romantic getaways, weddings, vacations and the list goes on! The staff are friendly and always happy to assist you with every need or event. From a variety of deluxe room and suite accommodations, the hotel also features quite a bit of family-friendly perks which include an indoor heated pool, an outdoor fire pit and a fabulous concierge who will help you plan the perfect family vacation itinerary.

While the hotel has several wonderful amenities, I also very much appreciated the laid back style that made me feel right at home from the moment I walked in.

1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton New York

A Bed Thing

It sure is - especially when it involves a marvelous King size bed that allowed me to sleep in! We stayed on the third floor overlooking the St. Lawrence River and it was serene. Visiting in the off season was a plus as it meant it was slightly on the quieter side.

1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton New York

1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton New York

Dinner Delight at Seaway Grille

If you love food, then the Seaway Grille is the place to go as an upscale dining experience awaits you and all our dining pleasures from breakfast, lunch and dinner.

With famished appetites, I was quite excited as my foodie partner-in-crime and I were seated. First thing to order? Wine of course! I tried the Thousand Islands Winery Riesling.

Glancing at the menu, everything caught my eye but decided to satisfy my seafood craving with hand breaded calamari served with spicy sundried tomato sauce. Though I may just have to return this summer to sample the hot crab dip - a cheesy, crab filled delight, served with Naan dippers. Seriously doesn't that sound amazing and also if you know me, you would know that nothing stands in the way of me and cheese. With that being said, as my main I ordered the wonderful duck breast accompanied with port wine cherry gastrique and wild mushroom risotto. Boy was it divine - moist and juicy! 

1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton New York

Nighty Night

With tired eyes and filled bellies from a delicious meal, we were surprised with a little treat of chocolate covered strawberries and turn-down service when we returned to our room.

But wait... being kids at heart we simply had to go take a dip in the indoor pool but also try out the jacuzzi and get a much needed back massages courtesy of the powerful jet system.

1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton New York

Good Morning

After a wonderful night sleep and still in our pyjama's, we decided to stay cozy and order room service for breakfast. Of course coffee was a must and thanks to the hot beverage station located on each floor every morning, caffeine levels were certainly satisfied and refills were obtained.

As I drew the curtains open, I was welcomed with bright blue skies and a stunning view overlooking the St. Lawrence River - if you ever visit, always request for a waterfront view! You won't regret it.

With a knock at the door, breakfast was served. While my foodie partner-in-crime enjoyed eggs benny topped with Canadian bacon, house made hollandaise and home fries, I relished in strawberry stuffed French toast filled with cream cheese and strawberries drizzled with chocolate ganache served with local maple syrup. Goodness gracious was it delightful!

1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton New York

Exploring Time

After we checked out and said our farewell to the wonderful staff onsite, we decided that our journey to Clayton, New York was not just done yet.

1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton New York

The trip wouldn't be complete without strolling through Frink Park, Riverside Drive and James Street for a visit to the ever so popular River Rat Cheese for some local goodness and Boat Brewery just a few blocks away for local brews.

If you like wine, then Coyote Moon Vineyards is the place to be though if you're into gin or whiskey, then Clayton Distillery is for you!

1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton New York

1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton New York

1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton New York

Where: 200 Riverside Dr, Clayton, NY 13624, USA

Thank you 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel for the wonderful stay and sponsoring this post!
Rosalyn Gambhir
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