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Mt. Washington Resort, Bretton Woods NH

Omni Mt. Washington Hotel, Bretton Woods, NH. Courtesy of Omni Mount Washington Resort.

by Eric Hurwitz. Article updated on 11/20/16

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Looking for that special weekend getaway in New England, but confused by all the hotel marketing hype and every place saying they "are the best?" The New England inns, resorts and hotels mentioned below have great reputations that have withstood the test of time. They are not only places to stay, but destinations on their own. We have included some of the most memorable features of each lodging destination, although you will find that's just the beginning after reading the full descriptions through (VisitingNewEngland's preferred booking site) -- and some of the great customer review ratings. Enjoy this great New England trip planning experience!

Chanler at Cliff Walk, Newport, Rhode Island
Memorable: Restored 1873 mansion setting with garden and ocean villas, upscale dining and a location by the famous Cliff Walk oceanfront path.

Spa at Norwich Inn, Norwich Connecticut
Memorable: Spa with 37 treatment areas, including traditional massage therapies, hand and foot therapies, facial therapies, body treatments and skin care enhancements.

Samoset Resort, Rockport, Maine
Memorable: Oceanfront golf course, full service spa, multiple pools, Penobscot Bay views.

Cliff House Resort and Spa, Cape Neddick, Maine
Memorable: Spectacular ocean views, several heated pools, oceanfront dining, full service spa, fitness center

Cape Codder Resort and Spa, Hyannis Massachusetts (Cape Cod)
Memorable: 8,200 square foot indoor wave pool with two-foot waves, 80-foot and 50-foot water slides, waterfalls, 24-person whirlpool, cascading water umbrella and two saunas.

Omni Mount Washington Resort, Bretton Woods New Hampshire (White Mountains)
Memorable: Alpine and Nordic skiing and snowboarding, 27 holes of golf, canopy tour and zip lines, spectacular mountain views.

Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa, Whitefield New Hampshire (White Mountains)
Memorable: Beautiful New Hampshire mountain setting, indoor/outdoor pools, golf, spa, restaurant and wine cellar, working farm on premises, mountain biking through 1,700 acres

The Vanderbilt Grace, Newport Rhode Island
Memorable: Restored vintage Newport mansion in one of America's great vacation cities.

Jay Peak Resort, Jay Vermont
Memorable: Year-round indoor waterpark, indoor ice arena, championship golf course, skiing and snowboarding.

Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa, Stowe Vermont
Memorable: 50,000 square foot spa, mountain views, nine hole family golf club.

Stoweflake Resort, Stowe VT
Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa, Stowe, Vt. Photo credit: Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa.

Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe Vermont
Memorable: Austrian style lodging that inspired The Sound of Music, incredible mountain views, 100 guest house chalets in addition to 96 hotel rooms, indoor fitness center with heated pool, 20 person hot tub, Trapp Lager Brewery.

Woodstock Inn and Resort, Woodstock, Vermont
Memorable: Historic grand inn located in a classic Vermont small town across from a beautiful New England town common. Full service spa, golf course, indoor pool, upscale and casual dining choices, library.

Woodstock Inn and Resort, Woodstock Vermont

Woodstock Inn and Resort, Woodstock, Vermont.

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