Top Places to Stay in New England this Summer

Top Places to Stay in New England this Summer

New England, in the northeastern region of the United States comprises the states of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. It is known for its Colonial past, Atlantic coastline, picturesque countryside, and forested mountains. Here are some of the best hotels and resorts in the region.

The Wauwinet - (pictured) A blend of historic charm and modern coastal elegance, our luxury resort is an oceanfront refuge with breathtaking views of the bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Nantucket's only member of Relais & Châteaux hotels, our iconic oceanfront resort offers inviting rooms and cottage suites, historic architecture, beaches, and local cuisine, surrounded by the beauty of Nantucket Island. Recently renovated, The Wauwinet, is an important Nantucket landmark hotel for White Elephant Resorts, a unique collection of hotels and resorts on beautiful Nantucket Island and in Palm Beach, Florida. With luxury boutique hotels along Nantucket Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean, White Elephant Resorts brings a timeless allure and refined charm to these East Coast destinations. Be immersed with breathtaking ocean views, golden sand beaches, historic architecture, and gastronomic adventure.

The Pitcher Inn in Vermont’s Mad River Valley will be grand opening a new spa in late summer 2023 that will feature a variety of body and facial treatments. Under new ownership, the Inn continues to be one of Vermont’s finest properties. Eleven rustic chic accommodations provide a respite for guests seeking a wonderful New England escape. 275 Main, the signature restaurant, offers one of the finest dining experiences in the state courtesy of Executive Chef Jacob Ennis who when not in the kitchen can be found foraging berries, ramps, and mushrooms, tapping maple trees (his syrup is presented to guests as a take home gift), and roasting dishes in the heart of the restaurant’s fireplace. The Inn is dog-friendly and also features an exceptional art display with pieces available for purchase. The Mad River Valley region is a mecca for outdoor adventure and nature enthusiasts.

Pickering House Inn is the 2022 Travel + Leisure World’s Best #1 Resort Hotel in the U.S. and #1 Resort Hotel in New England. The ten-room luxury property is nestled in the hamlet of Wolfeboro, NH two hours from Boston in the peaceful Lakes Region. The property is owned and operated by Patty and Peter Cooke and features an award-winning on-site restaurant, PAVILION, and guest amenities including the Gathering Kitchen and the REVIVAL spa lounge. Patty is an interior designer and architect who oversaw every detail of the design and refurbishment of the original 1800s structure. It is truly one of the most remarkable experiences in New England.

Winvian Farm is a member of Relais & Châteaux and a AAA Five Diamond award-winning property in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut – two hours from NYC and 2.5 from Boston. Winvian Farm features 18 designer cottages and one suite and was voted #7 Best Resort Spa in the 2022 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards and the 5,000 square-foot Spa features an extraordinary list of facial, body, and wellness treatments. In spring 2023, the Restaurant at Winvian Farm was voted “Best Overall Experience” and “Most Romantic” in Connecticut by readers of Connecticut Magazine and 70% of the year menu items are sourced from the onsite, three-acre farm and four greenhouses. A second dining venue, Maggie’s Tavern, grand opened in 2022.  The Resort features five dog-friendly cottages.

Chebeague Island Inn - An icon of classic Maine hospitality, Chebeague Island Inn has welcomed generations of vacationers to the coastal beauty of Casco Bay since the 1880s. Restored and re-launched in 2010 by family-owned hospitality company Prentice Organization, the Greek revival-style Inn has 21 guest rooms, each individually designed with furnishings by local artists and artisans. Chebeague Island Inn provides the highest quality culinary experience with a creative, thoughtful, and responsible approach by preparing menus featuring authentic flavors from locally produced ingredients and Atlantic catch. There are ample activities for guests to enjoy, including tennis, swimming, golf, biking, or boating from the Inn's private moorings.