The 20 Most Romantic Weekend Getaways in New England
The classic cozy charm of New England combined with the luxury accommodations and high-end amenities of these select inns, hotels, and resorts is the perfect recipe for a romantic getaway. We rounded up the 20 most romantic destinations to stay at in the New England region.
Winvian Farm in Morris, Connecticut
Winvian Farm is the ultimate option for an entirely unique romantic getaway. Set on 113 acres of land in Litchfield Hills of Connecticut, the resort offers 18 individually-design luxury cottages to give guests an exclusive experience, like the chance to spend the night in a tree house, rustic cottage, helicopter room, or a forest-inspired room. Guests also enjoy imaginative farm-to-table dining options at the restaurant, using ingredients from Winvian Farm’s own organic gardens, along with an impressive selection of wine. The 5,000 square foot spa is a haven for relaxation, with a host of restorative treatments to enjoy. The Relais & Châteaux resort also offers packages specifically for a romantic getaway, including one that features a
Grace Vanderbilt in Newport, Rhode Island
This historic property in Newport is the perfect romantic getaway. The mansion was originally built in 1909 by Alfred Gwynne
White Barn Inn & Spa in Kennebunkport, Maine
The award-winning White Barn Inn & Spa is known for its New England charm and hospitality with an air of romance. The 27-room inn has luxury accommodations, from rooms and suites to waterfront cottages, in addition to a top-notch spa and restaurant. Indulge in the White Barn’s Spa, one of the
Twin Farms in Barnard, Vermont
One of the most romantic and luxurious retreats in the world, Twin Farms is an all-inclusive resort set on 300 acres of bucolic woodlands and landscape in Barnard, Vermont. The 20 distinct accommodations at the resort all include a fireplace, toiletries blended specifically for Twin Farms, and linens by Anichini and The Purists. The dining options at Twin Farms are inspired by locally-grown, seasonal ingredients, with chef offerings changing daily. Wine lovers can enjoy the property's 15,000 bottle cellar, led by Sommelier Keven Ring, where guests can also arrange an intimate dining experience. Indulge in a few pampering treatments at the Bridge House Spa, and the resort can also set up in-room couples massages. Plus, the Relais & Châteaux property also has a Furo, a traditional Japanese hot soaking pool. Only guests over the age of 16 are allowed at the resort, which will no doubt add to the romance of your experience.
The Chanler at Cliff Walk in Newport, Rhode Island
The Chanler at Cliff Walk is an elegant 20 room hotel housed in a mansion on the famed Cliff Walk in Newport that exudes romance. Each room is decorated with
Wheatleigh in Lenox, Massachusetts
Old world charm meets modern luxury at the Wheatleigh Hotel in Lenox, Massachusetts. The mansion, which dates back to 1893, was designed to look like a 16th century Florentine palazzo, along with surrounding landscaping created by Frederick Law Olmsted, the legendary landscape architect who designed Central Park. The Wheatleigh today consists of 19 suites and guest rooms set on 22 acres of gorgeous land in the Berkshire mountains, along with exceptional amenities, spectacular culinary and wine offerings, and top-notch service to make your romantic getaway unforgettable.
Ocean House in Newport, Rhode Island
The iconic five-star resort in Watch Hill, Rhode Island is the ultimate romantic getaway. Located on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic, the Relais & Châteaux property has 49 guest rooms and 18 suites along with multiple dining options and a 3,000 square-foot Center for Wine & Culinary Arts, where guests can take wine and cooking classes. Countless spa treatments are available at the award-winning OH! Spa to turn your stay into a rejuvenating luxury retreat. Ocean House also offers year-round experiences for guests to enjoy the best of New England, and romantic touches you can add, like a gorgeous flower arrangement, to enhance your stay. The resort has a partnership with Mercedes-Benz, allowing guests to use a luxury vehicle for free.
Chatham Bars Inn in Chatham, Massachusetts
Experience the romance of Cape Cod at its finest at the historic Chatham Bars Inn. Originally opened in 1914, the resort now contains 217 luxury rooms, four restaurants, countless event spaces, and various recreation activities, including tennis and sailing, available to guests. In the colder months, Chatham Bars Inn has an entire winter program with nightly events for guests to enjoy. That's in addition to the hotel's highly-acclaimed spa and
Mayflower Inn & Spa in Washington, Connecticut
This idyllic retreat is set on 58 acres of gardens and woodlands in Connecticut. The charming accommodations at the inn include sophisticated guest rooms and suites with luxurious amenities, like Frette linens. The spa is a restorative sanctuary for guests to relax and recharge during their stay, along with a well-equipped fitness studio and complimentary classes. The dining room serves farm-fresh New England-inspired modern American dishes in an elegant and romantic space. From guided hikes and
Blantyre in Lenox, Massachusetts
A country manor situated
The Charlotte Inn in Edgartown, Massachusetts
Old-world charm meets modern luxury and romance at
The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant in Manchester, Vermont
A small luxury hotel situated in Vermont's Manchester Village, The Reluctant Panther features 20 rooms each with a cozy fireplace, Frette bathrobes, and Malin + Goetz spa products. Plan a romantic date night at the inn's restaurant, which features award-winning cuisine and a wine list what will please the most discerning of drinkers. Winter visitors can take advantage of the inn's close proximity to Stratton and Bromley Mountain ski areas. Plus, the inn has cross country skiing, sleigh rides, snowmobiling, and snowboarding recreation options available.
Weekapaug Inn in Westerly, Rhode Island
The historic inn in Westerly, Rhode Island is the epitome of a New England luxury escape. First founded in 1899, the resort has maintained its signature coastal charm and air of romance through the years. Located on the edge of Quonochontaug Pond, the intimate inn has 27 guest rooms and four two-bedroom suites, along with a restaurant featuring farm-to-table cuisine. Guests at the Relais & Châteaux property can participate in a range of activities, from boating and birding to simply enjoying the romantic sunset over the pond. Plus, Weekapaug Inn has partnered with BMW to offer guests complimentary use of luxury BMW cars during their stay.
Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Located just outside of Portland, Maine, the romantic Inn by the Sea offers a breathtaking oceanfront view of Crescent Beach that is just as stunning in the winter as it is in the summer. In addition to 61 guest rooms, luxury amenities, and top-notch service, Inn by the Sea also has an incredible spa and is home to Sea Glass Restaurant, one of the top restaurants in the area. Inn by the Sea is
The Equinox, a Luxury Collection Golf Resort & Spa in Manchester, Vermont
Experience New England luxury at its finest at The Equinox, a Luxury Collection Golf Resort & Spa in Manchester, Vermont. Between the well-appointed guest rooms and suites and the host of five-star amenities, including the Spa at the Equinox, a year-round indoor pool, a tennis club, a golf course, and five incredible dining venues, The Equinox is a perfect destination for a truly high-end romantic getaway. Guests can participate in a number of activities year round, including skiing, skating, and sleighing in the winter or golf, fly fishing, or boating in the summer.
Delamar Southport in Southport, Connecticut
The boutique hotel brand has three hotels across Connecticut, and the intimate Southport location is the perfect venue for a romantic getaway. The Spa Suite at the Delamar Southport offers luxury services using Biologique Recherche and Valmont products, along with a couple's treatment room for
Castle Hill Inn in Newport, Rhode Island
One of the most romantic spots in Newport, the Castle Hill Inn is situated on 40 acres overlooking Narragansett Bay, giving guests panoramic views of the Atlantic ocean. The Relais & Châteaux property has 33 luxurious guest rooms, each of which comes come with luxurious bathrobes and local herbal bath products. The highly-acclaimed Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn is a renowned culinary experience, offering traditional New England dishes and an extensive wine list with over 800 selections. The Retreat at Castle Hill by Farmaesthetics is a boutique spa with luxurious face and body treatments available. Castle Hill is offering a few romance-inspired packages this winter, like "A Valentine's Day Escape" which features a floral bouquet, chocolate dipped strawberries, and a couples massage, and "Retreat to Romance," which includes Champagne upon arrival.
The Pitcher Inn in Warren, Vermont
The Pitcher Inn is a Relais & Châteaux inn located in Vermont's Green Mountains offering a cozy and charming retreat perfect for a romantic escape. Each room has a unique design, all of which are inspired by Vermont, and many rooms come with wood-burning fireplaces. The intimate dining room features a delicious menu inspired by French and Italian cuisine, with an impressive wine cellar containing nearly 500 bottles that
Camden Harbor in Camden, Maine
Situated on a hilltop overlooking Penobscot Bay in Camden Harbor, the inn offers guests the very best of New England romance. From the award-winning restaurant, Natalie's, and the serene spa and wellness offerings to the 20 guest rooms that include touches of European elegance with modern amenities, Camden Harbor is the ultimate spot to unwind on the rocky coastline of Maine. Plus, it's a Relais & Châteaux property, ensuring five-star service and an
Wentworth by the Sea in New Castle, New Hampshire
Overlooking the Atlantic ocean, Wentworth by the Sea is a romantic retreat with 161 rooms and suites designed with the historic nature of the resort in mind. Indulge in a luxurious treatment at the hotel spa, where guests can even receive a "duet" package for two. The restaurants are inspired by the authentic taste of New England, focusing on local seafood and farm-to-table ingredients. The Wentworth staff can help guests create a special itinerary with romance in mind, or guests can book the "Room to Rendezvous" package which includes Champagne, turndown service, and two massages.
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