Best New England Inns for the Fall
Gone are the barbeques and beaches of summer, and in are the crisp air, pumpkin spices, and crunching leaves of fall. Now that autumn is on the verge of its commencement, we’re ready to drive up to New England to wander around and soak in the vibrant foliage. To take the trouble out of where to go, Oyster.com found the best locales in the region for leaf peepers to explore the lush outdoors and curl up with some apple cider after with a loved one.
For the best view to see the changing leaves, the Christopher Dodge House sits in a residential neighborhood on the outskirts of town, and it is still just a short walk from neighboring green spaces like Roger Williams Park. After exploring the golden outdoors, guests can head back to the B&B and relax with a cup of hot tea and cookies around the fireplace inside each room.
On the island’s secluded northern tip is The Wauwinet, a neighborhood village inn. The 32-room property offers a traditional New England experience with cozy guestrooms or private cottages, daily port wine and cheese hours, seasonal drinks in the library and nature trails surrounding the lawns. Even though Boston is one of the most popular fall getaways, Nantucket is a serene alternative with equal parts fall beauty and New England charm.
The space is perfect for experiencing the fall outdoors, with free recreational activities like badminton, croquet, mountain biking and 113 acres of sprawling land for hikes. For an added dose of Mother Nature’s finest, the on-site farm-to-table restaurant has plenty of excellent seasonal eats, straight from the garden out back.
Amee Farm is a B&B that rests on 40 acres in the small town. It has hiking and horseback riding trails, traditional wood-accented décor and a wrap-around porch with excellent mountain views. Morris is perfect for leaf peepers ready jump into the season.
For nearby accommodations, the 7-room James Place Inn is located off a residential stretch of road and has elegant country décor, in-room wood-burning fireplaces and delicious homemade breakfasts. Between the state’s abundance of lobster and foliage each fall, this Maine town has everything for a great leaf-peeper getaway.