If you must leave your cozy nest, one of the best escapes around is into another time and era at Cold Spring Tavern. I’ve been visiting since a child and it never fails to delight. Built in 1865 as a stagecoach stop; a place to change horses and nourish passengers, it’s now a living example of a fascinating and bygone aspect of American history. I particularly love to dine in the tiny room with the stone fireplace roaring. From there, and glancing out to the other portion of the restaurant, I half expect to see a lady in a gown pass by and hear the spurs of a cowboy rattle along the ancient wood floor. Famous for their game menu, it makes a marvelous destination for lunch or dinner.