We have been in the Thayer, though haven’t actually spend the night here. But, man, it’s in a beautiful spot in the Highlands, and one needs no affiliation with West Point to stay. So, here’s a deal we caught wind of to do so for 30% off, courtesy of Groupon. A little more info: “Built in 1926, the hotel has hosted US presidents and international dignitaries visiting the Hudson Highlands. The hotel’s crenellated stone façades, soaring towers, and battlements reflect the Gothic architecture at West Point. Some options with this deal include a tour of the storied military academy.” Stays start at $98 for one weekday night to $474 for a weekend in an executive suite. Invite us over for dinner if you’re going.