Disclosure: I was invited by the CEO and the Manager of the Emerson Resort and Spa and their PR agency to be a guest at the Emerson for a weekend. Any opinions shared here are my own.
Won’t Run accompanied me to the Emerson Resort and Spa. He didn’t run, but he had a nice time. Here are his reflections:
Once upon a time, in my early years traveling upstate, there was a place on route 28 that I kept passing on my way to and from a town called Phoenicia. When I passed, It looked so elegant and luxurious from the road. It was a place that I could only imagine people like my parents going too on a summer vacation. The place that I am referring too is none other than the Emerson Spa and Resort in Mt. Temper.
Eventually, a friend of mine who used to live in that area told me about their kaleidoscope store. He asked me if I wanted to see it. Well, I have to say that all the kaleidoscopes they had in the store amazed me. Then, for some reason, I decided to check out the other Emerson stores. As I was walking from one to another, I started to feel like I was back in Fire Island where all their shops were. “Beautiful”, I said to myself, “but the rest of this place is probably way out of my league.”
Now, fast forward to the year 2014. I get a call from Kathy, aka Will Run for Miles, who asks me, “Would you like to accompany me on a trip to the Emerson?” Well, I couldn’t say, “Yes” fast enough. The idea of going back upstate to the area where the Emerson was and to actually stay at the “Emerson Spa and Resort” was like an invitation to going to upstate Disney Land.
It was everything that I could hope for and more. The people at the Emerson were so nice and friendly. The room was cozy and peaceful. In fact, the whole place resonated with peace, quiet and tranquility.
I bought my electric guitar with me (no amp of course); and experienced playing music with the ambiance of environmental nature all around me. So inspirational for one to create music in. However, just being in an environment of relaxation lowered my stress level to minus zero.
If you want to rediscover your inner self, The Emerson is the place to do it. You’ll be in among nature with all the amenities of comfort.