Romance and Honeymoons

Top 10 New England Bed and Breakfasts

Experience the best of New England’s characteristic charm and beauty in one of the region’s best bed and breakfasts. These bed and breakfasts break the stodgy stereotype, with modern amenities, private bathrooms, luxurious bedding and lavish breakfast spreads. Insightful innkeepers are available to recommend seasonal New England excursions like a day at the beach, a trip down the slopes or a leaf-peeping road trip. This list highlights the best of New England’s luxurious and romantic bed and breakfasts, with elegant mountainside inns, refined beachfront estates and classic country homes.

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Pitcher Inn

Nestled in the nearly 400,000-acre Green Mountain National Forest, Warren, VT, is the epitome of New England’s small-town charm. In the center of town, on Main Street, of course, stands the Pitcher Inn. The white clapboard house has 11 rooms, each weaving together the story of Vermont’s villages, history and favorite pastimes with handmade furniture, local artwork and many whimsical touches. The Ski Room features vintage trail maps and signs and even a lift-ticket booth, while the Trout Room explores the fishing theme with a bed carved from a tree-trunk; a jumbo trout overlooks it all from its perch on the wall.

What’s Cool: A full-country breakfast is included with your room rate, but for dinner you can splurge on local delicacies at 275 Main or grab a burger, craft beer and shoot some pool at the more casual Tracks.
Pitcher Inn

275 Main St, Warren, VT 05674

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Phone: +1 802-496-6350

Topia Inn

Topia Inn

First things first at the Topia Inn -- slip off your shoes. BYOS (that’s “bring your own slippers”) or borrow a pair of cozy hemp slippers because this ultra-green inn in the Berkshires is a shoe-free zone. Honored with a LEED-platinum designation, solar panels and LED lighting keep the carbon impact near zero. Chemical-free bath and cleaning products keep things clean and healthy, too. The inn proves that going green doesn’t require skimping on comfort or style. The 8 rooms have chic décor and unique amenities like aromatherapy rain showers and chromatherapy spa tubs that use LED lights to tint the bubbling bath water. Rent a bike to explore the historic town of Adams or work up a sweat cruising the nearby Ashuwillticook Trail, a 10-foot-wide paved bike trail with lake and mountain views.

What’s Cool: Rock away your worries with a good night’s sleep in the Aloha Room, which showcases a round, nest-like floating bed suspended from the ceiling.
Topia Inn

10 Pleasant St, Adams, MA 01220

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Phone: +1 413-743-9600

Cliffside Inn

Cliffside Inn

Don’t have the keys to any of the super mansions that put Newport on the social scene during this beach town’s Gilded Age? Try the next best thing at the luxurious Cliffside Inn, just a short stroll from the manse-lined, 3.5-mile-long Cliff Walk. Each of the 16 rooms and suites strikes a delicate balance between old-time elegance and modern comforts. The antique furniture and elegant slipper claw-foot tubs are a nod to the inn’s Victorian past, while cozy window seats and gas fireplaces set the scene for relaxation. Common areas are equally luxe. Sip tea or a glass of wine in the parlor, on the wraparound porch or beside the outdoor fireplace.

What’s Cool: Looking for a nightcap? Order from the wine menu room service and have a bottle delivered to your room in the Main House before 9:00 p.m.
Cliffside Inn

2 Seaview Ave, Newport, RI 02840

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Phone: +1 401-847-1811

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