slides: 25 Romantic Getaways in New England
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Any weekend can be a good weekend to get ou and spend some much needed alone time with that special someone. Whether you want to spend a while weekend in bed or get out and explore, these 25 spots are sure to make your weekend a romantic treat.
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A beautiful brick estate in the Berkshires of Lenox, MA, the Cranwell Resort is great for luxury. As a guest there, you have the option of pre-ordering treats for your room like chocolate covered strawberries, locally brewed beers, and flowers – or maybe a pleasant surprise for your significant other. There are plenty of dining options that strive to use fresh and locally produced ingredients.
With options for Golf, skiing and ice skating Cranwell is a great option for couples who want some quality time together at any point during the year.
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Watch Hill, RI
If you’re looking for a luxurious getaway for you and your significan other, the Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island is the place for you. Located right on a 650-foot stretch of private beach, this historic hotel has always been for those who liked the finer things in life.
Restored in 2004, the Ocean House now has 49 rooms and 16 Signature Suites to choose from, plus an in-house Spa. Be sure to indulge in the “Time Together Retreat,” featuring an aromatherapy soak and a 90-minute customized massage. If you’re into mimosa Sundays, be sure to attend their Sunday Champagne Jazz Brunch, offered every Sunday.
If your looking for some adventure, rent a Mercedes-Benz convertible for the day or night and cruise around town.
Photo courtesy of the oceanhouseri.org
Lower Waterford, VT
Tucked away in the little town of Lower Waterford, Vermont, the Rabbit Hill Inn is a Bed & Breakfast with incredible views of the White Mountains. Originally built in 1795 as a trader’s tavern, it sits on 15 acres of countryside and comes with its own library of books and games. Choose to stay in its Classic rooms with sitting areas to appreciate the mountains, or splurge on its Superior or Luxury rooms complete with a warm fireplace.
Castle Hill Inn, located in Newport, RI is a great place to spend a night or a couple of nights. Forbes ranked it as the most romantic retreat in New England in 2015. While there, be sure to visit the Retreat at Castle Hill Spa for treatments that include facials, therapeutic massages, acupressure massages and pre or post treatment saltwater soaks.
The spa was recently made a permanent fixture at the Inn.
Photo courtesy of Castle Hill Inn facebook
Rated as one of the “10 Most Romantic Hotels in the World” earlier this year by Forbes.com, the Blantyre, is an ideal elegant romantic getaway.
Some of the activities include, spa treatments at the Potting Shed Spa or in room; as well as outdoor activities such as snow shoeing, cross country skiing, and ice skating.
This Bed & Breakfast is located right in the historic district of Newport, Rhode Island. Each room is unique and complete with amenities like imported linens, spa showers and fireplaces. It’s just steps away from the Newport Cliff Walk, providing excellent views of the Atlantic. Don’t miss the seasonal gourmet breakfast!
Designed as a couples’ getaway, Bear Mountain Lodge touts 26 wooded acres in the heart of the White Mountains. This log cabin B&B has all the amenities to relax and cozy up with your partner and enjoy a glass of wine together, like in-room Jacuzzis and floor-to-ceiling fireplaces. If you’re looking for more adventure, Bear Mountain Lodge offers guests discounted lift tickets for Bretton Woods and Cannon Mountain for skiing, plus snow-shoe trails right on-site.
The Inn at Sunrise Point is located on 5 acres of secluded beachfront property and is just a quick drive from Camden, Maine. You’ll plenty of options for accommodations: rooms in the Garden House, the Main House, or private cottages.
The Inn at Sunrise Point boasts ocean views, fireplaces and decks for all rooms on the property, making it easy for you are your partner to enjoy the sunrise over Penobsecot Bay. If you’re looking for something active to do, day trips to Monhegan Island or Acadia National Park are easy. Or you could try some ice rock climbing.
Provincetown, Cape Cod, MA
Carpe Diem Guesthouse and Spa of Cape Cod is a unique hotel just far enough away from the parties of Provincetown while still being close enough for you to enjoy a night out on the town. The rooms are all named after writers and poets and decorated individually to reflect that artist’s nature. They range from Classic rooms with a private bath and walk-in shower to the Thoreau Cottage, complete with Jacuzzi tub, fireplace, private entry and garden patio.
The Namaste Spa is an adult-only, clothing optional spa that offers Moroccan Steam Baths or Couples treatments with side-by-side massages. For breakfast, enjoy some homemade German-fare: a variety of homemade breads, cheeses, juices, and teas, and freshly prepared specials like quiche or waffles.
For a classic New England getaway, try the Griswold Inn, located on the Connecticut River banks in Essex, CT. First opened in 1776, it serves as one of the oldest inns in the country to be continuously operated, and they certainly take pride in their colonial history. Rooms boast the classic New England feel with traditional colonial fixtures and timely furniture. They offer historic dining options like Sticky Toffee Pudding to follow up a classic Chicken Pot Pie.
If you’re looking for a quiet night in, you and your partner can order some fine wines at their in-house Wine Bar. But if you’re looking for a bit of fun, check out their Tap Room that Connecticut Magazine has voted Best Bar in CT earlier in 2015.
Found right in Portsmouth, NH, the Martin Hill Inn is a quaint inn of two buildings from the early 1800s. Each room is unique and has a King or Queen-size bed and is decorated with original artwork and antiques. Guests are invited to a two-course breakfast with homemade goodies like scones, honey-glazed pears and stuffed French toast.
To make your stay extra special, Martin Hill Inn offers “special little touches,” an option to purchase little gifts for your loved one – think flowers and chocolates – to be delivered to your room.
If you’re a couple that digs the art scene, a trip to Burlington, VT to spend a romantic weekend at Made INN Vermont may be right up your alley. A self-proclaimed “urban-chic, historic” B&B, their rooms have one wall painted with black chalkboard paint (and come with colored chalk) so you can add your own personal decorations, or maybe write some sweet love poems to your partner. They also come with rotating vintage toys, vinyl albums and vintage art for guests to play with.
Each morning guests are treated to a gourmet, cooked-to-order Vermont breakfast that supports local farms and producers. One top of all of this, they boast views of downtown Burlington, Lake Champlain, and the Adirondack Mountains. Nearby you can find ski attractions like Stowe and Smuggler’s Notch, as well as other attractions like the Vermont Teddy Bear and the Shelburne Museum.
This harbor-side Bed and Breakfast in Portland, ME is just minutes away from the harbor. They offer relaxing and quiet garden view rooms that overlook the courtyard garden and fountain for a tranquil escape and brand new “honeymoon suites” for couples looking to get away.
Have a romantic dinner at the B&B’s restaurant, Eve’s at the Garden, and enjoy meals prepared with fresh and local ingredients. An additional plus, every Friday their on-site bar has happy hour from 4-7.
Photo courtesy of Portland Harbor Hotel
Designed as a romantic couple’s retreat, the Rosewood Country Inn provides its guests with an intimate escape from the rest of the world. With elegant fireplaces and whirlpool tubs, this restored 1850 Victorian house features 11 bedrooms and is situated on 12 acres right in the middle of the Mt. Sunapee Lake Region of New Hampshire.
Only minutes away from the Mt. Sunapee Ski area and Pat’s Peak Ski area, this lodging is also ideal for a romantic couple interested in hitting the slopes.
This beautifully restored B&B supplies romantic vacationers with an intimate Maine getaway overlooking the Kennebunk River. After being served a delicious three course breakfast, visitors are welcome to stroll through the Inn’s elegant gardens, which include fountains and a waterfall, or spend the day at the Captain Lord Mansion’s spa.
Located only 3 blocks from the Kennebunkport Dock Square, couples can also easily stroll to do some downtown shopping, or enjoy the excellent local restaurants.
If you and your partner are looking for a getaway in the city, try the Four Seasons Boston. It has views of the Public Garden and, depending on your room selection, luxuries amenities like velvet chairs and silk pillows.
The Four Seasons has 273 guest rooms and 77 luxury suites for your enjoyment.
Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Martha’s Vineyard isn’t just for the summer. Enjoy a romantic stay at the Harbor View Hotel, where most rooms have a view of the ocean and every one comes with plush robes to relax in. Enjoy a romantic dinner for two at the hotel’s restaurant, Water Street, which has ocean views and a great vista of the Edgartown Lighthouse and features local seafood and offers an interesting list of American and Spanish wines.
Set directly in the middle of the White Mountains and Lake District of New Hampshire, this finely decorated 1896 Victorian house provides a desirable intimate and cozy getaway. With six bedrooms, five of which are pet friendly, as well as six custom suites that include double whirlpool baths, the Glynn House provides couples interested in a romantic, adventurous, or laid back weekend.
Breakfast will be served at individual tables in the elegant dining room, and complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres await you in the afternoon. Whether you are interested in relaxing on the houses’ rap around porches to enjoy the view, or whether you want to get out and enjoy fishing, fine restaurants, golf, hiking, skiing, or snowmobiling on the nearby mountains, the Glynn Inn may be the place for you.
Located right on the water, the Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina is an ideal stay for a romantic getaway. They have two packages for couples looking for a sweet vacation. The “Romance by the Sea” includes: overnight harbor view room, champagne and chocolates right to your room upon your arrival, waterfront dining at Saltwater and breakfast for two the next morning, and two passes to the Newport Mansions, International Tennis Hall of Fame, or Newport Vineyard.
For an ultra-romantic touch, The White Barn Inn places fresh flowers and fruit in each guest room, in addition to terrycloth robes. Right in Kennebunk Beach, ME, guests have the option to stay in waterfront cottages or suites overlooking the garden. For a fun and romantic activity, try taking a cooking class with the hotel’s Executive Chef and learn how to make some of their best dishes, exclusive White Barn Inn Restaurant apron included.
The 9 million sq. ft resort and casion gives you and your significant other plenty to do on your romantic getaway. Gamble, see a show, play golf (weather permtting) or just relax in the hotel and spa area.
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Looking for something different on your romantic getaway? How about staying in a lighthouse for a night or two.
Built in 1870, the Lighthouse can only be reached by boat.
Visitors have the option to spend the night as a guest.
For more adventurous folks, spend a week as the "lighthouse keeper" and complete many of the chores required to keep the lighthouse in good condition.
Stonecroft Country Inn is just minutes from downtown Mystic, the Mystic Seaport, and Mystic Aquarium.
While you are there, do some shipping and be sure to grab a slice at the famous Mystic Pizza.
When you are done with that, keep warm next to the Inn's fire pit, which is next to their pond and waterfall.
Pamper your mind, body, and soul at the Daniel Webster Inn and Spa.
Head over to the nearby Heritage Museum and Gardens for some wonderful exhibits.
One of the more popular attractions is the Carousel Gallery.
The working carousel was designed by Charles Looff in 1908. Rides are unlimited with the price of admission.
If you are in for a more relaxing day, stroll around Sandwich, Massachusetts and visit a local bookstore.
North Adams, Massachusetts
What was once a series of dilapidated Victorian-era row houses, is now one of the most innovative and romantic hotels in the Berkshires. As part of the Massachusetts Museum of Modern Art (MassMoCA), The Porches Inn features unique designs and bold colors, while still paying homage to the generations of mill workers' families who once lived there.
Beyond the hotel, you can explore some of the areas great art. The aforementioned MassMoCA offers interesting conceptual art, and a short drive to nearby Williamstown will bring you to Williams College Museum of Art and the Clark Art Institute.
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