When picking the perfect vacation spot, there’s always so many perfect contenders. Of course, there’s the magical island getaway that everyone is always longing to take once in their life. There’s also getaways that involve coastal cities, full of life and music and beaches. But there’s also another kind of vacation, one that’s perfect for a romantic weekend getaway: New England. Perfect for both warm, summery vacations and cold, winter hideaways, New England brings something delightful to each and every vacation.
New England is comprised of six different states in the upper northeast of the United States: Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire. The best thing about New England is that it offers different experiences depending on the region. Picking your perfect getaway for your romantic New England vacation is only as difficult as deciding the experience you want to have.
Let’s have a look at the best romantic (weekend) getaways in New England:
1. Chebeague Island Inn
The Chebeague Island Inn is located on Chebeague Island, in Maine, and offers two different ferry services to and from the island – perfect for couples who are seeking a quiet and secluded type of getaway. The Inn offers seven different styles of rooms, that are small and cozy to allow guests a maximum amount of space in the living, dining and activities areas.
The Chebeague Island Inn offers a delicious array of dining options, from breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an optional Sunday Brunch. The surrounding Island offers activities for each guest, from enjoying a day at the quiet island beach, to taking a bike from the Inn and exploring the island. Couples can even take a peaceful walk across the sandbar to Little Chebeague.
2. Castle Hill Inn
Nestled in on 40 acres of land in Newport, Rhode Island, the Castle Hill Inn overlooks the stunning waters of the Narragansett Bay. There are 33 different rooms or stunning beach cottages for couples to choose from. Each room has a different theme so couples can enjoy our unique experience specific to them. Some rooms even have fireplaces for couples to enjoy a cozy night in.
The Castle Hill Inn offers complimentary breakfast to each and every one of its guests. Couples can also enjoy fine dining for dinner, and a romantic experience. guests are welcome to explore the 40 acres that guests are welcome to explore the 40 acres that The Castle Hill Inn resides on, or take a break with world class spa services.
3. Winvian Farm
Winvian Farm is located Litchfield Hills far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Winvian Farm has 113 acres of woods and lakes for guests to explore. There are 18 different resort cottages by that have been designed by 15 different architects. Each cottage has its own theme that will give couples a special experience each time they come to stay.
The Restaurant at Winvian Farm offers a delicious farm to table dining experience, and is open for dinner most days. On the weekends, the restaurant is also open for lunch. Couples will have an endless number of things to do on Winvian Farms, from biking through the 113 acres of New England woods, to enjoying some time away at the onsite luxury spa.
4. Cliffside Inn
The Cliffside Inn is surrounded by the historic district of Newport, Rhode Island, and is an astounding and beautiful luxury bed and breakfast. It’s nestled right on the historic Cliff Walk. This nearly restored Victorian mansion offers couples 13 different rooms in the main house, and 3 different rooms in the carriage house.
Guests will find a delicious and hot breakfast awaiting them each morning, along with freshly brewed coffee and fresh fruits, homemade baked goods and an array of yogurts and granola. Surrounding the Cliffside Inn, couples will find a whole world to explore, from boutique shopping to 3-and-a-half-mile cliff side pathway that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean.
5. Chesterfield Inn
The Chesterfield Inn is located in Chesterfield, New Hampshire, and it’s a lovely, renovated farmhouse that offers the best when it comes to giving couples a quiet getaway. The Chesterfield Inn offers 9 different beautiful and luxury rooms and suites in the main house, as well as 2 rooms in the onsite Cottage and 4 in the Johanna Wetherby building.
Couples will love a fine dining experience like no other at the Chesterfield Inn’s onsite restaurant, where dinner is served every day except for Sunday, along with sprites and desserts. The Chesterfield Inn is the perfect location for couples who love to do outdoors activities, from hiking to kayaking, as well as for couples who prefer a slower approach to vacation, with nearby shops and museums for everyone to explore.
6. The Manor on Golden Pond
The Manor on Golden Pond is a luxury New Hampshire bed and breakfast, located in the town of Holderness. Couples will be able to choose from 15 different and uniquely decorated rooms at the main Manor, each with their own style and theme. There are also 4 different rooms in the Annexe chamber and 4 rooms in the Cottage house.
Van Horn Dining is pleased to present farm to table meals for each guest, with the dining room open between 6:00 and 8:00 in the evening each day for dinner. A delicious, hot breakfast is also served daily for guests. The Manor on Golden Pond offers guests a relaxing experience with the onsite spa, with signature massages and even couples packages.
7. Captain Fairfield Inn
This boutique, Maine bed and breakfast is nestled in the heart of Kennebunkport. The Captain Fairfield Inn is a historic, Federal mansion that has been lovingly renovated to make one of the most stunning New England getaways. There are nine different accommodations offered at the Captain Fairfield Inn, each with their own unique style and nod to the history of the mansion itself.
Captain Fairfield Inn serves breakfast each morning, with locally sourced, fresh and seasonal ingredients. A wine list and small plates are also available during the afternoon. Couples are free to explore the surrounding town of Kennebunkport, from an array of restaurants, to the quiet beaches. There are also plenty of bicycle paths, golf courses and historical tours for guests to explore during their stay.
8. Rabbit Hill Inn
The Vermont getaway is perfect for couples who are seeking a quiet retreat from their day to day lives. The Rabbit Hill Inn is nestled in Lower Waterford, and offers 19 different luxury accommodations for guests to call their home away from home during their romantic vacation weekend. Each room has its own decor and style, ranging from modern to traditional to American country styling.
The Rabbit Hill Inn offers both breakfast and dinner options, starting off with a candlelit breakfast with an array of fresh baked treats, fruits, and breakfast pastries. Dinner is served with a full bar, and reservations are required. The surrounding area of the Rabbit Hill Inn offers couples an array of different activities, from the Vermont Craft Beer Trail to an endless number of museums to see.
9. Bear Mountain Lodge
Perfect for all seasons, the Bear Mountain Lodge is a rustic bed and breakfast located in Bethlehem, New Hampshire. There are 26 acres for couples to explore during the summer, fall and winter months. The intimate bed and breakfast offers couples 10 different rooms to choose from and ensures a private and secluded romantic vacation. All of the rooms offer private baths, and all but two offer views of Mount Washington.
Breakfast is served every morning from the dining room that offers stunning views of Mount Washington. Guests will enjoy a breakfast spread of muffins, toasts, hot entrees and fresh fruits. Couples will love the Bear Mountain Lodge no matter what season, with hiking, shopping and moose watching available in the warmer months, along with skiing adventures in the winter months.
10. The Pitcher Inn
This relaxing and intimate bed and breakfast is located in the beautiful and charming village of Warren, Vermont. Couples will have their choice of luxury accommodations, ranging from nine different guest rooms to two-bedroom suites. Each guest room in the main house is intimate and uniquely designed for each guest to enjoy. The two-bedroom suites can be found in the “barn”, for couples looking for some solitude.
The Pitcher Inn restaurant, called 275 Main, offers a delicious farm to table experience for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with locally sourced ingredients and fresh fruits. All four seasons are perfect for any couple’s romantic weekend getaway, with Kayaking along the Mad River in the summer and skiing excursions during the snowy winter.
11. Rockport Inn & Suites
Located in the picturesque town of Rockport, Massachusetts, the Rockport Inn & Suites is nestled on five beautiful acres of land that overlooks the north shore. The Rockport Inn & Suites offer many different guest rooms and suites, from king and queen traditional rooms, to a two-bedroom townhouse style suite that’s perfect for couples who want to have their own, quiet space for themselves.
Guests are welcome to a complimentary, deluxe continental style breakfast, served every morning with all of your breakfast favorites. Couples who want to enjoy their stay at the Rockport Inn & Suites will enjoy an indoor pool and hot tub. Those who are eager to explore will be happy to find downtown Rockport only a short walk away, full of shopping and restaurants.
12. Saybrook Point Inn
The Saybrook Point Inn is located in Old Saybrook in Connecticut, perfectly placed between the Long Island Sound and the Connecticut River. This waterfront inn offers 81 different guest rooms at the main house, as well as newly renovated guest cabins. For couples looking for a once in a lifetime stay, the Saybrook Point Inn also offers an incredible lighthouse suite.
The restaurant onsite offers lunch and dinner, with spectacular waterfront dining. The Fresh Salt restaurant works with local farms for the freshest farm to table dining possible. The Saybrook Point Inn offers both a relaxing and rejuvenating spa experience, as well as the Saybrook Point Inn Marina. The surrounding Old Saybrook area also offers museums and shopping for guests to enjoy.
13. Spruce Point Inn
For couples who are seeking an oceanside New England vacation, the Spruce Point Inn is the place to go. This picture perfect oceanside resort is located in Boothbay Harbor in Maine. The Spruce Point Inn offers couples 83 different accommodations from rooms at the Inn, to cottage rooms, full cottages and even townhouses. Whatever couples are looking for, the Spruce Point Inn has it.
The Spruce Point Inn offers three different onsite restaurants for guests to dine from for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with delicious and locally sourced seafood be ingredients sourced from local farms. The Spa at Spruce Point Inn offers couples their own relaxing massage experience. Couples can also enjoy sailing excursions or private boating experiences.
14. The Attwater
The Attwater is an intimate, boutique hotel located in Newport, Rhode Island. Couples who love some little more modern accommodations will be right at home in the Attwater. There are 17 different, brightly colored rooms that range from king guest rooms to deluxe junior suites. Couples will find their perfect accommodations at the Attwater for a comfortable and luxury experience.
The Attwater offers a breakfast cafe where delicious baked goods, breakfast salads, eggs, fruit and granola can be found each morning for guests to start their day off right. The surrounding Newport area is perfect for both summer and winter vacations, with Newport Music Festival nearby in the summer and the Newport Winter Festival in the colder months.
15. The Harraseeket Inn
This family-owned luxury inn is located in Freeport, Maine. The Harraseeket Inn is considered a classic, Maine Hotel, and offers couples a prime location from restaurants and shopping in Freeport. The Harraseeket Inn offers 93 different accommodations for couples to choose from, with guest rooms and luxury suites with fireplaces for couples to cozy up in at the end of the day.
The Harraseeket Inn offers guests a full breakfast buffet as well as two onsite restaurants that have delicious farm to table meals, as well as ingredients straight from local Maine fishermen. The Harraseeket Inn is the perfect places for couples who are looking to explore the nearby shopping in Freeport, as it’s only steps away from many upscale shopping outlets.