Couples who are looking for a weekend getaway or an anniversary retreat should look no further than the romantic hotels in New England. From dense forests and rolling hills to sandy beaches and sunny shores, New England is rife with romantic vistas. A reprieve from the hustle and bustle of your day-to-day lives might be exactly what you need to recharge and reconnect. Come and enjoy the old world charm of the most romantic hotels in New England.
This luxurious retreat is located in Washington, Connecticut, amidst 3,000 acres of nature preserve. Their opulently decorated rooms are simply a place to go between treatments in their 20,000 square foot luxury spa. For the most amazing getaway, book the ultimate Mayflower Inn & Spa experience, which lets you and your partner enjoy private use of the spa after hours, as well as a sumptuous candlelit dinner. During your trip, you can utilize the indoor pool, outdoor pool, gym, putting green, hedge maze, tennis courts and more.
The Chanler in Newport, Rhode Island, is a luxury boutique hotel situated right on the famous and scenic Cliff Walk. At the Chanler, you and your loved one can enjoy windows with ocean views, as well as a private courtyard, hot tub and sauna. All of the opulent rooms are lavishly decorated in the style of a different time period, the most popular rooms being the Renaissance and the Louis XVI. If you’re visiting during the warmer months you can even make use of their beach butler service.
If you’re looking for something more rugged than the other romantic hotels in New England (but not that much more rugged) look no further than the Sterling Ridge Log Cabin Resort. At Sterling Ridge, tucked away in the Vermont wilderness, you can choose from a variety of luxury log cabins. These cabins are outfitted with modern amenities as well as rustic, romantic touches, like wood-burning stoves. The resort is no stranger to weddings and elopements, as couples can’t seem to get enough of the beautiful landscape. Sterling Ridge is right in ski country, and Smugglers Notch is just four miles down the road.
For a more cosmopolitan getaway, head to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in the heart of Boston. You and your loved one can tour around the city’s landmarks and historic sites, then retreat to the hotel’s luxurious embrace. Dine at the hotel’s beautiful Bar Boulud, a French-inspired bistro decorated with rich, curving arches. Be rejuvenated at the spa, with a luxurious couple’s suite for tandem treatments. Get cozy in the suite’s private sauna, soaking tub and daybed. Finally, you can collapse in your art deco inspired room, complete with a view of Boston’s Back Bay.
Want to just get away from it all? Head on over to the Chesterfield Inn, a gorgeous bed and breakfast nestled in the New Hampshire countryside. You can choose to stay in the main inn, the cottage or the Johanna Wetherby building, but no matter which place you choose, you’re sure to have a romantic stay. Book the Rekindle the Romance package to receive champagne in your room, a dozen chocolate-covered strawberries, a gourmet dinner and full country breakfast. Or you could book the Couples Massage Package for an in-room full body massage for two.
If you’re looking for a place to elope, one of the most romantic hotels in New England would be the place to do it. The Belfast Bay Inn has become such a popular spot for elopements that they started to offer elopement packages. Situated in the charming town of Belfast, the Belfast Bay Inn is a cozy, romantic hideaway. Its exterior, a Greek revival row house, is marked by a yellow sign that simply says “HOTEL.” That betrays very little about the inside, which consists of a series of warmly-decorated and luxurious suites. Make your getaway special at this hidden gem.
For your trip to a romantic hotel in New England, what better place is there to visit than the only AAA Five Diamond Rated hotel in Rhode Island? Ocean House is a sprawling, gold-hued ode to a time when the beaches of Rhode Island were a playground for the richest of the rich. Stay in one of their beautifully-designed guest rooms, or book a whole cottage just for you and your date. Ocean House is also home to the 12,000-square-foot OH! Spa. Whether you’re looking to get a 3-hour couple’s spa escape or just a quick ocean manicure, the luxurious OH! Spa is not to be missed.
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The post was originally published in 2018 and has been updated.