It’s not often that I get to experience a true New England getaway. However, this past weekend I visited Saybrook Point Inn & Spa in Old Saybrook, CT, and discovered what I’ve been missing. Overlooking Long Island Sound, the charming inn serves as the perfect home base from which to explore the area’s stunning shoreline. Borrowing a bike from the inn, I set out to find Katherine Hepburn’s former residence. The legendary actress called Old Saybrook home for much of her life, and I thought it only fitting after experiencing the The Kate ($125, 75 minutes), a full-body ritual that embraces Hepburn’s love for the outdoors and zest for life, at The Spa at Saybrook Point Inn. Now that I’ve discovered the joys of a weekend in New England, I’ll certainly be doing everything I can to make it a more common occurrence.