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New England, which includes Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, offers it all when it comes to vacation destinations in every season. You’ll have your choice of exciting cities like Boston, charming beach towns dotted along a magnificent coastline, and mountain villages for hiking, leaf-peeping, or skiing. Of course, you’ll need a base for taking advantage of whatever you desire, and these luxury hotels in New England are sure to provide an ideal option.
One of the top destination resorts in New England, the Mayflower Inn & Spa sits on 55 private acres with an English-style garden and meditation labyrinth. It includes indoor and outdoor heated pools, a lavish spa with an excellent menu of unique facials, therapeutic soaks, and body rituals. The beautiful grounds also have tennis courts, a fitness center, and putting green, while the on-site restaurant features seasonal menus for memorable dining. Elegant rooms and suites include upscale perks like flat-screen TVs with DVD players, minibars, Keurig coffeemakers, and bathrobes.
Made up of clapboard cottages and whitewashed buildings, Wequassett Resort and Golf Club is a five-star luxury resort on Cape Cod with spectacular views of Pleasant Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Guests can enjoy 18 holes of golf, sunbathing on the beach, watersports, and swimming in multiple pools. The spa offers pampering treatments that can provide a soothing and stress-melting experience after a day of activities, and there are two on-site restaurants for dining as well. Accommodation is in cottages, villas, and private residences with amenities like patios with water views, outdoor fireplaces, and private hot tubs.
Located on Purity Lake, Purity Spring Resort is a family-run resort nestled between the White Mountains and the Lakes Region of New Hampshire that offers magnificent surroundings and a wealth of recreational activities. During the warmer months, enjoy hiking scenic trails on the property, swimming, canoeing, and kayaking, while winter brings opportunities for skiing and snowboarding at the nearby King Pine Ski Area, as well as snowshoeing and Nordic skiing right on the grounds. An indoor pool, gym, ski school, and restaurant are also on-site. Rooms overlook the lake or ski area, and there are also two-bedroom cottages. All come with standard amenities like minifridges, microwaves, coffeemakers, and TVs.
You’ll find some of the most luxurious rooms in all of Boston at the Mandarin Oriental. Located in the Back Bay neighborhood within easy reach of many of Boston’s best attractions, the rooms at the Mandarin Oriental include many tech amenities like a flat-screen TV with around 75 channels, including many premium movie channels. Upon request, you can have a Sony Blu-ray Playstation 3 and a list of the DVDs and video games available. The suites are apartment-like, starting at 1,040 square feet with large bay windows and separate living rooms. There’s a spa on-site with a menu of pampering treatments, a fitness center, and a lounge for afternoon tea and evening cocktails. Multiple dining options include the French-inspired bistro, the Bar Boulud Boston.
One of Vermont’s best resorts, Woodstock Inn & Resort dates back to the 18th century, providing history and character, plus a wealth of luxurious amenities. You’ll be surrounded by quintessential Vermont landscapes while enjoying the opportunity for a variety of outdoor adventures. Just outside the property are a myriad of scenic hiking trails, including paths that wind through the charming village of Woodstock, while golfers can enjoy a round on one of Vermont’s oldest golf courses. Come back and relax at the 10,000-square-foot spa and enjoy the tasty fare at multiple restaurants like The Red Rooster, which showcases dishes with fresh, local ingredients, including specialty cheeses, beef, heirloom fruits, and vegetables. Rooms feature modern amenities like flat-screen TVs, Keurig coffeemakers, and handmade quilts.
Saybrook Point Resort & Marina is tucked into a marina, overlooks the Connecticut River estuary, and offers a wide variety of rooms and suites divided between the main building and two restored historic Italianate guesthouses nearby. The Lighthouse Suite is a stand-alone that looks like a lighthouse, set right on the water. Rooms in the guesthouses are uniquely designed and named for local celebrities, like the Katharine Hepburn Room, which has a large fireplace and four-poster bed. The grounds include a fitness club with indoor and outdoor pools, a full-service spa with salon services, and a seafood restaurant.
The Nantucket Hotel + Resort offers a central downtown location within walking distance of the ferry docks. It’s jam-packed with amenities, including two outdoor heated pools, one for adults only with cabanas and poolside service, and a complimentary shuttle to Jetties Beach, less than a mile away. Guests also enjoy access to The Nantucket Club, which includes a spa and gym with yoga and fitness classes available. The Breeze Restaurant offers exceptional Nantucket dining, while accommodation is in rooms, suites, and cottages with standard amenities that include flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Some suites have kitchenettes, while the cottages include vintage tubs and laundry facilities.
Nestled in the White Mountains, Omni Mount Washington Resort is one of the most famous properties in New England, providing a popular retreat for Bostonians for decades. Guests can enjoy a wide range of activities, from hiking, horseback riding, zip-lining, and golfing on two on-site courses to alpine and Nordic skiing. Afterward, there are plenty of ways to relax, including an indoor pool, hot tub, and a massive spa with a long list of pampering treatments. When hunger pangs hit, there are multiple dining options, including New England classics in the main dining room and a meat-focused menu at Stickneys Steak & Chop Pub. Rooms and suites feature flat-screen TVs, and some include gas fireplaces and panoramic mountain views.
Newport is renowned for its Gilded Age mansions, and The Chanler at Cliff Walk, one of the best of its kind in Newport, embraces similar elegance set within a 19th-century mansion with magnificent views of Easton Bay. The Gilded Age manor house was built in 1873 with rooms decorated in the styles of various historical periods like the Martha’s Vineyard villa, with a mantled fireplace, a full-canopied four-poster king bed, and ocean views. All have flat-screen TVs with DVD players and stone bathrooms with heated floors. Enjoy New England fare at the sophisticated on-site restaurant or more casual bites on the terrace. Guests can also take advantage of complimentary bike rentals for exploring, with The Breakers mansion about a mile away.
Located in Camden, the “jewel of the Maine coast” and one of the most beautiful small towns in the entire U.S., Camden Harbour Inn sits atop a hill offering the chance to immerse yourself in the fresh salty sea air while enjoying magnificent views. Watch the sailboats as they glide across Penobscot Bay and dine at the outstanding restaurant on-site featuring modern New England fare and locally sourced ingredients. There’s also a lounge for casual bar bites, a spa, and a heated wrap-around porch. The elegant rooms feature flat-screen TVs, minibars, and even bottles of Prosecco. If you book the Royal Dutch Suite, you’ll get a sauna, a Jacuzzi, a fireplace, and an iPad.
Nestled along Lake Winnisquam, Lake House at Ferry Point Inn is a historic B&B in New Hampshire with just nine rooms, all of which are en-suite and elegantly furnished with a variety of luxe features like a Jacuzzi tub, and many offer spectacular lake views. The bi-level suite, housed in an annex, includes a kitchen. Guests can also enjoy the beach, a swimming area, complimentary kayaks, and a tranquil garden, while a hot, complimentary breakfast is served in the dining room or on the porch.
The Break Hotel is a retro-chic boutique hotel with a 1960s-inspired design. Providing the perfect base for living the beach life, you’ll have easy access to some of the best surfing in New England at Narragansett Town Beach, along with opportunities to swim, kayak, and fish. The rooftop bar is a popular hangout spot with breathtaking ocean views, and there’s also a heated pool and restaurant serving tasty food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Rooms and suites are bright and stylish, featuring SmarTVs, minifridges, and heated bathroom floors. Some have balconies with ocean views too.
Set within a magnificent Queen Anne Victorian-era home, Made INN Vermont is an urban-chic luxury inn, B&B style, especially ideal for romance-seeking couples. It’s worthy of an anniversary celebration, honeymoon, a proposal, or just because. It’s located within walking distance of the waterfront and Church Street Marketplace. Enjoy the elegant ambiance with a hot tub, a secluded garden, and spectacular views from the 4th-floor Belvedere. A sumptuous, fresh breakfast is provided daily featuring local farm-to-table foods, while rooms feature mini-fridges stocked with Vermont-themed snacks, flat-screen TVs, and DVD players.
Set along the spectacular Maine coast, the Cliff House Maine is perched atop a cliff overlooking the Atlantic near one of the most beautiful beaches on the Maine Coast. You’ll have access to 3.5 miles of sands while enjoying multiple pools, a fitness center, a restaurant, a spa with an outdoor meditation labyrinth, and an impressive menu of beauty services like manis and pedis, massages, and other treatments. Accommodation is in rooms, suites, and a cottage with a full kitchen and terraces featuring sweeping ocean views.