Staycation Weekend with Hotel Henry & Mansion on Delaware
It’s been a few years since I’ve taken a vacation. Sometimes it can be difficult to take the time away from work and life obligations, and not to mention that vacations can get expensive if it involves lots of travel.
Even though I haven’t had the chance to take a proper vacation, sometimes I feel the need to just get away for a few days and relax. What better way to do that then with a staycation!
What’s a staycation, you ask? It’s a vacation while staying in your hometown! It’s the perfect way to play “tourist” in your own town while discovering new things and exploring new places.
Hotel Henry was the first stop. I’ve been on the grounds a few times before, but never actually stayed overnight. This hotel is built inside the Richardson Olmsted Complex, which originally opened in 1880. In 2017, after over ten years of construction, Hotel Henry Urban Resort Conference Center opened, and it is proud to be the first phase and 1/3 of the redevelopment of the Richardson Olmsted Campus, bringing new life and meaning to the National Historic Landmark.
I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of exploring this Hotel. Everywhere you look is just so carefully curated and beautiful. One of the things that I love so much are the pop-up art exhibits. These exhibits feature temporary and revolving art pieces which you are free to explore as a self-guided tour. These exhibits are always free and open to the public!
While the art exhibits are always a big draw, an even bigger draw (for me) is the restaurant inside Hotel Henry, 100 Acres. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I had breakfast and dinner during my stay. While both were so good, dinner really blew me away. You guys, no joke, seriously the best burger I’ve had in Buffalo so far. Fun fact, 100 Acres was named after Frederick Law Olmsted's innovative use of space throughout Hotel Henry's grounds.
All in all, my overnight stay at Hotel Henry was lovely. From the art to the food to the beautiful grounds, I’d absolutely recommend it to anyone coming in from out of town, or any locals who would like to have their own staycation!
The next evening was my stay at Mansion on Delaware. I was even more excited for this stay because every time I would drive by the Mansion, I would look at its stunning exterior and wonder what it looked like on the inside. Let me tell you, it totally exceeded my expectations!!
There are two main lounge areas inside of the Mansion. When I arrived, they had a happy hour going in the first lounge area. Guests are able to make their cocktails and they also offered beer, wine, and pop as well. For a non-drinker like myself, I definitely appreciated the non-alcoholic options!
In the second lounge area, they have a pool table and super cozy chairs where you are able to sit, enjoy your beverages and relax before a night out on the town. And speaking of a night out on the town, the Mansion offers a Butler driven Range Rover that transports guests to countless businesses and historic, cultural & entertainment attractions within a 3-mile radius of the hotel.
My stay at the Mansion was incredible as well. I would 100% stay here again for a special occasion like an anniversary or a birthday, or maybe even just a weekend where I feel like pampering myself!
My staycation weekend at Hotel Henry and Mansion on Delaware was the absolute perfect way to fall in love with Buffalo all over again. I had the chance to look at beautiful art and architecture, eat the best burger in town, stay in a freakin’ MANSION, and have one of the most relaxing weekends that I’ve had in a long time.
If you would like to learn more about either properties or make a reservation, click on the links below. Thank you so much to both teams for the ultimate staycation!!!