England Hotel Guide
Upscale New England hotels
in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island
New England has, seemingly, an
infinite number of great hotels. For those looking at upscale
hotels, we recommend reading some of the descriptions below.
Whether it's by the sea of in the mountains, you can find the
finest upscale hotels in the region, read descriptions, check
availability and make online reservations.
Mystic/ eastern south coast
Inn at Mystic A
small hillside Resort Inn with five different buildings some
overlooking Mystic Harbor and Long Island Sound offering luxurious
accommodations. Each building has a different ambience. From
our 100 year old Colonial Revival building done out in period
furnishing,dramatic views of Mystic Harbor and formal gardens.
The Gate House is an English style cottage overlooking the orchard
and the honeymoon cottage of Humphry Bogart and Lauren Bocall
60 years ago. The East Wing a more modern version of the Mansion
accommodations some with balconies, fire places and or whirlpools.
As well as large family rooms available, walking trail, Kayaks,
Canoes, heated pool, putting greens, tennis, gracious gardens
and orchard. Full service restaurant on premises. Wedding and
conference facilities. Children stay free in the same room as
adults ages twelve and under, breakfast included with room rate.
Saybrook Point Inn and Spa Luxurious four-diamond Inn and Spa on
the Long Island Sound and Connecticut River. Full service spa
and four-diamond restaurant specializing in Regional American
Cuisine. Spacious and beautifully appointed guest rooms many
with sweeping water views. Indoor and outdoor heated pools and
spa. Fitness classes daily plus 125-slip marina on-site. Close
to casinos, outlet shopping, antiquing, theater and much more.
Wonderful spot to enjoy classic New England. More...
The Delamar Greenwich Harbour, Greenwich,
The DELAMAR is Connecticut s first and only independent waterfront
luxury hotel. It has a location of incredible natural beauty
and unsurpassed convenience: it is on Greenwich harbor, steps
away from the shopping mecca of Greenwich Avenue, minutes from
the Metro-North train station and next to exit 3 off I-95. The
hotel is located 35 minutes from midtown Manhattan, 10 minutes
from downtown Stamford, and is easily accessible from the areas
Airports: 20 minutes from Westchester s White Plains Airport,
45 minutes from La Guardia, and 60 minutes from JFK Airport.More...
Omni New Haven Hotel, New Haven, Conn.
Nestled in the heart
of downtown New Haven, The Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale basks
in a city which combines New England appeal with contemporary
culture. Just two blocks from Yale University and across from
the New Haven Green, the hotel is within walking distance to
a fine selection of museums, shops, quaint boutiques and restaurants.
The gateway between New York and Boston, the Omni New Haven Hotel
at Yale has been rated the best hotel in New Haven five years
in a row. Connecticut magazine has voted Galileo's the best restaurant.
The staff is well-versed in the selection of special amenities
for VIP guests and would be happy to make customized arrangements
prior to arrival. More...
Acadia National Park/Bar
Bar Harbor Inn, Bar Harbor, Maine The Bar Harbor Inn is one of Bar Harbor's
premier oceanfront locations, with great in-town convenience.
Rated superior first class by Official Hotel Guide. Over 1,000
ft. of oceanfront, Eight acres of lush lawns/gardens, three beautiful
and distinct buildings, embraced by a serene half mile shore
path. Elegant rooms and suites King/Queen Beds premium bedding.
Most rooms have waterfront balconies. Superior hotel amenities
from complimentary deluxe Continental breakfast, luxury robes
and wireless Internet, to homemade cookies on arrival. Fine dining
in the reading room restaurant casual dining on Terrace Grille
-- both with delicious cuisine, attentive service, breathtaking
ocean views. More...
Pier One Vacation Rentals
Pier One units are rented Saturday to Saturday. Call the owners
for shorter stays. 3 night minimum available occasionally. Five
lovely vacation rentals are fully equipped, guest units with
decks and include a 2-bedroom, a one-bedroom apartment suite,
a separate charming seaside cottage, a bright and sunny studio
with efficiency kitchen and a large studio with separate kitchen
2 decks and gas fireplace. Manicured grounds and private sundecks,
for each accommodation, on a sheltered cove provide a unique
Maine coast setting all topped off with breathtaking views of
Southwest Harbor, a 150-foot dock, sunsets beyond compare and
the mountains of Acadia National Park. First built as a boathouse
in the 1850's on Clark Point in Southwest Harbor, the original
shingle style house maintains its 19th century charm and warm
and welcoming Downeast Maine appearance. The property has been
lovingly transformed over the past century into a beautifully
landscaped private vacation rental compound that welcomes singles,
couples, families, kids and, sometimes, even pets. This is also
a wonderful compound for a family reunion. Dock and launch your
canoe, kayak or small boat right outside your door. Located near
the center of town, these beautiful accommodations are within
walking distance of wonderful restaurants, shopping, marinas,
and lobster wharves. Southwest Harbor is renowned as a quiet
seaside village, with friendly folks and breathtaking landscape,
a perfect spot for bird watchers. This picturesque town is also
well known for its custom built sailing yachts. Come stay with
us and watch your dream become a reality while The Hinckley Company,
Wilbur Yachts or Morris Yachts builds a sail boat to your exact
specifications. Stay one week, stay a month or even the entire
season. Pier One is the perfect Bar Harbor vacation rental for
your next retreat. More...
Spruce Point Inn, Boothbay Harbor, Maine The Spruce Point Inn Resort And Spa
overlooking Boothbay Harbor, Maine, allows guests to relax while
viewing the sailboats passing ancient lighthouses, lobstermen
fetching their traps, ocean water splashing against coastlines
and foghorns sounding far off in the distance. More...
The Breakwater Inn and Hotel, Kennebunkport,
Maine The Breakwater
Inn and Hotel is a stylish and comfortable Inn and Hotel directly
on the water with a private pebble beach and spectacular views
from the award winning seafood restaurant. More...
Portland Regency Hotel, Portland, Maine The Portland Regency Hotel offers 95
rooms with an elegant and traditional decor. It is a completely
nonsmoking hotel. More...
Canyon Ranch Berkshires, Lenox, Mass.
At Canyon Ranch, you'll
enjoy much more than a great vacation. You can relax and have
fun while you embrace all the opportunities or simply take pleasure
in focusing on your well-being. Take away an enhanced sense of
self. Change your perspective, or change your entire life. After
all, it's the possibilities you choose that make all the difference.
Canyon Ranch sits on stunning grounds, where a rich tradition
of healing, recreation and healthy living thrives. Guests enjoy
a full array of indoor and outdoor fitness activities and classes,
hiking and biking programs, luxurious spa and beauty services,
nutritious gourmet dining, private consultations and workshops
with medical and wellness experts.k. More...
Wheatleigh, Lenox, Mass. Wheatleigh is the perfect marriage of
the grandeur of a 16th century Florentine palazzo with the elegance
and comfort of the 21st century. Set on 22 acres overlooking
the Berkshire mountains and lake, Wheatleigh is two and a half
hours by car from New York and Boston, with easy access by private
plane. Built in 1893, Wheatleigh has just completed a four-year,
multi-million dollar renovation to create the most unique luxurious
small hotel in the world. The 19 suites, guest rooms and baths
set a new standard of style and sophistication, exquisitely combining
antique and custom furnishings with original museum-quality contemporary
Marriott Boston Long Wharf The Boston Marriott Long Wharf offers
a central and premier location for both business and leisure
travelers. Situated on downtown Boston's historic waterfront,
we are adjacent to the New England Aquarium and one block from
Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market and the financial district. The blue
line State/Aquarium stop on the Boston subway system is three
blocks from the hotel providing service throughout the metropolitan
area including Logan International Airport just two stops away.
The Ritz Carlton Boston Common The Ritz-Carlton Boston Common displays
an exciting sense of innovation and reflects the modern-day core
of New England's most forward looking city. Although it overlooks
the oldest public park in the United States, Boston Common, this
premier destination is the height of contemporary elegance. The
Ritz-Carlton Boston Common welcomes guests with a lively sense
of New England hospitality. More...
Charles Hotel, Cambridge, Mass. (Harvard
Square) Five miles from
Logan International Airport, the Charles Hotel is a stylish New
England retreat just off the Charles River with floor-to-ceiling
windows offering panoramic views of Harvard Square. More...
Concord's Colonial Inn and Extended Stay
Suites The Colonial Inns
attentive and friendly service combined in an authentic New England
landscape, excellent cuisine and professional expertise, all
makes for a perfect location for your next stay in the Boston/
Concord area. Wireless Internet access is up and running at Concords
1716 Colonial Inn, providing the most up to date technology for
Internet connection. We understand the needs of todays traveler
for quick and easy computer connections for e-mail, corporate
web sites, professional information sources and news, along with
entertainment features to enjoy. Our central location on historic
Monument Square will allow your attendees to combine business
with pleasure. After a day of productive meetings, your attendees
can take advantage of the many sites of downtown Concord, all
within walking distance of the Inn. There is evening entertainment
in our lounges and the coffee makers in each room will get guests
perking the next morning. In addition to our restaurants there
is outside porch dining. From May through October a variety of
boats can be rented, some with luncheon and dinner cruises, at
the South Bridge Boathouse in Concord. Through the centuries
Concords 1716 Colonial Inn stands as an enduring landmark of
gracious hospitality with guests able to enjoy the atmosphere
and ambiance of a country inn, close to major historic attractions,
downtown shopping, 20 minutes from Boston, and transportation
to and from nearby Hanscom Airfield. More...
Hyannis, Cape Cod
Cape Codder Resort and Spa The Cape Codder Resort and Spa is pleased
to offer the latest concepts in resort comfort. You*ll enjoy
higher standards of luxury throughout our 261 guest rooms and
suites. All rooms feature direct-dial telephones, voice mail,
modem capabilities, in-room movies and individual climate control.
Many rooms offer patios or balconies overlooking our beautifully
landscaped courtyard. In-Room Amenities Wave Pool Fitness Center
Kids Activities Program Restaurants Room Service Entertainment
Spa Playground and Sports Landscaped Courtyard.. More...
Emerson Inn by the Sea Where 19th century charm meets 21st century
amenities and comfort...The Emerson Inn by the Sea is a classic,
New England, turn-of-the-century hotel located on the ocean at
Pigeon Cove. We offer 36 smoke-free guest rooms, many with magnificent
ocean vistas, and an ocean view cottage that are graciously appointed
with period furnishings, private baths, cable television, telephones,
internet access and individually controlled heat and air conditioning.More...
Upscale New Hampshire
Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside, Portsmouth,
N.H. From its vantage
point on the Piscataqua River, the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside
Hotel looks out over Maine's coast and ships arriving from around
the world. Located just one hour north of Boston and south of
Portland, Maine, the hotel offers a scenic and convenient setting
for every type of visit. Situated in the heart of the downtown
historic waterfront district, we are the ideal location for exploring
the area's historic homes and sites, boutique and gallery shopping,
fine dining, and live entertainment. Harbor and whale-watching
cruises depart from the dock directly across from the hotel.
Our warm and friendly staff will welcome you into the grand lobby,
with its sweeping views of Portsmouth Harbor. The hotel's sunny
and spacious guest rooms and suites are a welcome retreat after
a day's adventure. More...
White Mountain National
Forest/North Conway/Mt. Washington
Adventure Suites, North Conway, N.H. Each Adventure Suite is unique
and architecturally designed to create fun and excitement for
couples and families. All of our suites include a private jacuzzi
for 2 (or more), free unlimited movies (DVD & VHS) fresh
popcorn, and wireless Internet access. Our game room features
a pool table, foosball, public access internet computer, grand
fireplace and continental breakfast. Our back yard boasts some
of the best views in the Valley and offers swings, hammocks and
an outdoor fire pit. Your adventure awaits! 1. Roman Spa Room
two-person jacuzzi with side jets, bottom bubblers and underwater
lights off-set by Roman pillars. Enjoy, in roman style, the round
bed, 50 inch HDTV, black leather reclining love couch, oversized
bathroom, refrigerator, CD Stereo, DVD and VCR. The wide angle
windows boast an outstanding view of the nearby ledges, Moat
Mountains and Mt. Washington. 2. Log Cabin two person jacuzzi,
gas log fireplace, cd stereo, radiant heating, wooden sculptures
and local art. 3. The Cave two-story waterfall shower, bats &
panthers, dinosaur bones, tunnel, cavern, den and more. DVD player,
3 TV's with 3 VCR's 2 person hot tub gas fireplace master bedroom
with a tunnel on one side leading to a Den with stereo speakers
and leather seating main bedroom accesses the 4 foot high cavern.
Up to 6 small kids can sleep comfortably in the Cavern with a
13 inch TV with VCR and PS1. 4. Victorian Suite The Grand Victorian
mahogany fireplace (thermostatically controlled gas) and chippendale
oversized King mahogany 4 post bed were imported from England.
This suite is rife with mahogany: floors, stained glass windows,
wainscoating and custom woodworking. Enjoy two person hot tub
facing the mountains with side jets, bottom bubblers and underwater
light, while looking through an antique, hand-cut stained glass
window. 5.Tree House has a Disney feel with an outdoor setting.
Swing in your back yard and take the climbing wall or stairs
up to your tree house bedroom two person jacuzzi is sitting on
the porch. 6. Jungle (375) gallon sunken jacuzzi spa surrounded
by oak pillars, tinted mirrors and little white lights. bedroom
with a Round platform bed, TV, VCR, DVD, CD Stereo7.Penthouse
This suite is pure luxury from the granite floors and countertops
to the New York chandeliers 8. Love Shack This funky room brings
you back to the seventies. It features a queen size canopy waterbed
with a mirrored ceiling, a two-person heart shaped jacuzzi 9.
Show Time This state-of-the-art suite features a 10 foot projection
screen which displays cable, DVD and VHS movies. Incredible surround-sound
system, theater style seating with comfortable leather furniture,
elevated bathroom with view of the screen from the jacuzzi commercial
popcorn machine (we supply the popcorn), wet bar 10. Champagne
large two person merlot jacuzzi king size sleigh bed electric
fireplace 11. Motorcycle Madness diamond plate suite features
our biggest hot tub: a 7-person hot tub with 50 jets and remote-controlled
skylight! motorcycle garage (5 1/2' x 15') that fits up to 2
bikes 12. Dragons Lair two person gray marble jacuzzi 34"
flat screen TV with VCR and DVD players electric fireplace 13.
Sugar Shack heart shaped 2 person jacuzzi Big screen 52"
TV 14. Love Nest heart-shaped bed with a canopy ceiling and rope-light
showheart shaped jacuzzi ceiling mounted hammock 15. Bed and
Breakfast two person jacuzzi. More...
Rhode Island hotels
The Hotel Providence, Providence, R.I.
The Hotel Providence
in downtown Providence, Rhode Island offers an ideal location
in the heart of Providence's Arts and Entertainment District.
From Providence's vibrant theaters and shopping district, to
its world-class educational institutions and bustling convention
center, The Hotel Providence puts all the excitement of the city
within short walking distances. Lovingly restored to preserve
its turn-of-the-century flavor, The Hotel Providence is set within
one of the most architecturally significant neighborhoods, the
entire area designated on the National Register of Historic places.
Newport Harbor Hotel And Marina Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina is
situated in the best location in Newport, downtown and on the
harbor. 133 deluxe guest rooms offer guests breathtaking views
of either Newport Harbor or historic Queen Anne Square. More...
Burlington and vicinity
Courtyard by Marriott Burlington Harbor
The Courtyard Burlington
Harbor is located in downtown Burlington just steps away from
Burlington Town Center, Church Street Marketplace and Lake Champlain.
Mount Snow Grand Summit Resort, West
Dover, Vt. Full service
resort hotel with 198 rooms & suites situated slope side
on Mount Snow. On-site restaurant, pub, convenience store, retail
outlet ,full service spa and health club. Bell/valet service.
15,000 square feet of flexible meeting space with full service
catering. Alpine skiing outside your door in winter,mountain
biking & hiking in summer. Golf and golf school available
during the summer months. More...
Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, Vt. 2400 acre mountain resort in the European
tradition by the family that inspired The Sound of Music.
Accommodations with Austrian decor and spectacular mountain views.
European-style cuisine and New England specialties in 3 restaurants
with nightly entertainment. Year-round recreational activities
including hiking, biking, garden tours, cross-country skiing,
snowshoeing, fitness center with indoor pool, 2 outdoor pools,
& tennis. 5 minutes from downhill skiing at Stowe Mountain
Resort. Afternoon tea, family sing-a longs, garden/floral workshops,
Mountain Kids Club, horse drawn sleigh/carriage rides and more.
Special packages available year-round.More...
Woodstock Inn and Resort The Woodstock Inn and Resort is located
on the Village Green. Named one of America's ten most picturesque
villages by National Geographic Magazine. The rooms and suites,
23 with fireplaces, feature modern amenities that provide a warm
and comfortable setting. The elegant 4 diamond awarded dining
room offers continental reservations required and New England
cuisine with wines from our award-winning wine cellar. The Eagle
Cafe provides casual country dining. Recreational facilities
include an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Sr. golf course, a health
and fitness center located 1.5 miles from the inn with outdoor
and indoor tennis, croquet, racquetball, squash, fitness rooms,
sauna, steam room, whirlpool, and lap pool. Close by are the
Woodstock Ski Touring Center and the Suicide Six downhill ski
The easy way
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New England vacation ideas
Visit the Quiet Corner of
Connecticut for your perfect romantic getaway
by Eric H., lifelong
With little population, isolated
towns with big town commons and beautiful old homes, and few
stores, it may be difficult initially getting used to the northeastern
Connecticut's Quiet Corner. As you start to relax and unwind,
however, you start to put things in perspective: this is the
way New England used to look before rampant commercialism took
over our farms and open land.
The purity of this special area
will leave you with nothing to concentrate on except the rural
scenes and ultimately, yourselves. Northeast Connecticut's Quiet
Corner is a wonderful place to reconnect with each other, the
big sky, farmland with gentle rolling hills, rivers and lakes.
It's a great place to pick apples in the fall, cross country
ski in the winter, take in the sweet smell of flowers and fresh
air in the spring and lake swimming in the summer.
While the Quiet Corner is indeed
quiet, it's not quite a mainland Gilligan's Island.
The area has some excellent hotels and inns, restaurants and
locals farm stands, arts and crafts shops, book stores and a
few gift shops along the way. Putnam, a small town that serves
as the commercial hub of the Quiet Corner, has one of the highest
concentrations of antique shops in New England.
One of our favorite activities
is to take a country drive along Route 169 from Woodstock to
Canterbury, CT, featuring over 200 pre-1855 homes along with
farms, historic churches and classic Connecticut village green
centers. The gentle rolling hills and historic landmarks of this
classic New England byway make Route 169 one of the most beautiful
rural drives in New England.
For lodging, we love the 1816
Inn at Woodstock Hill in Woodstock,
CT,featuring 22 old-world rooms within one of the most beautiful
Federal/Georgian style mansions you'll ever find. It is quite
simply, our favorite, "quaint" place to stay in New
England. Read our review here.
Our top dining choice is the
Vanilla Bean Cafe in Pomfret,
a casual dining spot located in a restored 1840s farmhouse. It's
great for breakfast, lunch and dinner with freshly-made choice,
and the option to dine outside adjacent to a classic New England
town common in the warmer weather. The quaint farmhouse with
dim lighting at night is the perfect place for conversation.
The Vanilla Bean Cafe also offers top-of-the-line folk music
performances at night that has included Lori McKenna and Garnet
Rogers. The cozy post-and-beam atmosphere makes us want to say
"We'll be back tomorrow! (we live 60 miles away)!"
One of our faithful readers reports
a great place to have ice cream in the Quiet Corner. It's called
We-Li-Kit Farm (728 Hampton Rd. , Route 97), Abington, CT. Our
reader says the ice cream "can't get fresher than this,
they make the ice cream from their own cows. The ice cream is
excellent. They make home-make waffle cones right in front of
you. The atmosphere is delightful... outdoor dairy farm."
Another great discovery is Stoggy
Hollow in Woodstock Valley, CT (492 Eastford Rd.(Rt.198),
Woodstock Valley, Ct. 06282. Tel. 860-974-2889). Tiny
Woodstock Valley may be the epicenter of northeast Connecticut's
"Quiet Corner," a place that makes "Green Acres"
look like Times Square. Pies, cakes and other delicious baked
goods occupy the charming country store side of this ancient
1836 wooden building while hearty breakfast, lunch and dinner
selections fulfill the biggest appetites on the restaurant side.
The pulled pork is particularly good, but you can't go wrong
with the fresh oversized sandwiches and great pancakes. What
puts Stoggy Hollow over the edge on the quality restaurant meter
is the life that it brings to the community in the most traditional
sense -- a place where people congregate to converse, buy the
Sunday paper, and enjoy the homemade foods. Stoggy Hollow may
be hard to find, but ultimately hard to beat when it comes down
to good old country cooking, located in the proverbial "middle
Rural shopping doesn't get much
better than the Christmas
Barn (Route 169 Woodtsock). Twelve rustic rooms with "lots
of great stuff." There's candles, linens, books, toys. cards,
candies, and loads of Christmas-themed items. The ancient barn
held up by beams houses virtually thousands of items -- with
at least one that you're sure to buy. Like everything else in
the area, the Christmas Barn is within full view of farm animals
and some lovely countryside. Whispering
Hill Farm (Rt. 169 (860) 960-0162), a rug hooking supplier
in Woodstock, is located on a country hill with nice country
views. This inviting farmhouse offers wool, rug hooks, patterns,
books, fabric backings, frames and cutters in yet another relaxing
rural, Quiet Corner setting.
The Quiet Corner of Connecticut
has everything a vacationer could ever ask for without being
overwhelming. Whether it's scenery, stores, dining or lodging,
it's all here -- except it's easier to find the open land than
the commercial businesses. It's quite the opposite of a typical
vacation, but ultimately more rewarding...and relaxing.
Find hotels in the Quiet Corner