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12 Most Romantic New England Getaways

12 Most Romantic New England Getaways
romantic New England getawaysGetty Images/PexelsI can see it now: It’s Thursday night, and you and your sweetie just had another evening of take-out in front of the TV. Don’t get me wrong, those nights can be amazing. I mean, you’re laid back, you’re in good company, and you don’t have to wear buttoned pants – the dream, basically.

But, I also recognize that sometimes the sofa just isn’t enough. Whether you have a birthday on the horizon or just need a special bonding moment, a change of scenery can be a game-changer. Luckily for you, these United States are home to some of the most romantic getaways on the market. No, we’re not talking about New York or Hawaii. We are talking about good old New England.

ICYMI, New England is a Northeastern region that includes six states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. From their quaint, ancient charm to their incredible beaches, every New England state promises a vacation that will make you and your partner feel like the romantic comedy characters you really are. Plus, because New England is known for its distinct seasons – think gorgeous, snowy winters, scenic, seaside summers, and the coziest times of picture-postcard foliage in the fall – you’re guaranteed to have a fabulous time, whatever the time of year.

The area’s popularity can certainly lead to high prices, but we’ve put together a list of 12 adorable New England inns and romantic getaways that will keep your wallet intact (there’s a splurge or two in there, too, if you’re into it). this kind of atmosphere). Ok, happy planning!

1-Hotel with a view of the harbor

Here it is: the Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown, Massachusetts. Yes, the view looks way too good to be true but that’s just the beginning my friends. This resort just underwent a major overhaul and now offers gems like private yoga classes, a heated outdoor pool, and golf carts to get you anywhere you want to go on the island. If the miles and miles of bike paths (bikes are free, by the way) don’t keep you busy, you can always take a day trip to Chappaquiddick Island for some serene nature vibes.

2-Barnstead Inn

This family-run inn in Manchester, Vermont has just 20 rooms, making it the perfect spot for an intimate getaway. Be sure to spoil yourself with their in-room massage offerings and, if you’re lucky enough to have snow, check out the nearby horse-drawn sleigh rides.

3-Blind Tiger Guest House

Next stop: Portland, Maine. If you choose to stay at the Blind Tiger Guest House, you’ll get cozy in a renovated 19th-century home just steps from Portland’s Arts District and the Old Port Exchange, a hub of the city’s best restaurants and shops on the waterfront. In addition to free breakfast, you can also expect access to an all-day pantry and community pool room for a fabulous location in Old Hollywood.

4-Chatham Bars Inn

There’s nothing quite like classic Cape Cod, especially when you wake up to that crazy sunrise over the ocean at the Chatham Bars Inn. With a quarter-mile private beach, cozy library, and spa, you’ll be hard pressed to leave. Rooms in the main house are ensuite, but if you’re looking to make your getaway even more special, book one of the private cottages for some top quality time.

5-AWOL Kennebunkport

As their website so perfectly states, a stay at AWOL in Kennebunkport, Maine means being in the middle of it all while feeling like you’re in the middle of nowhere. This brand new retreat is a short walk from Kennebunkport’s Dock Square (shops, art galleries, bars, etc.), but its log cabins and rustic main house will make you feel completely out of touch. Want to get some fresh air? Highly recommend bonding on a kayak tour in Kennebunkport Marina.

6-The Stonington Inn

The Stonington, Connecticut hostel is only a short drive from a few major east coast towns. With 18 uniquely decorated rooms — complete with fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs, might I add — this hostel will make Slack notifications and subway platforms distant memories. You’ll also have tons to explore, from hiking trails to wine tours (you have to go to Saltwater Farm Vineyard on a summer night). Oh, and did I mention the beach?

7-Getaway house

You may already know Getaway House from the photos of its iconic wood and glass cabins on your Instagram feed. Fortunately, they have a new location in Moodus, Connecticut. In addition to a kitchen and fireplace, Getaway House promotes a tech-free stay by providing boxes for your phones (love that for you!) and plenty of books and games to keep you busy. Not that you’ll really need it on your romantic getaway!

8-Briar Barn Inn

Just 30 miles from Boston, the Briar Barn Inn in Rowley, Massachusetts is perfect for couples who like to stay right in the heart of the city. With Main Street just steps away, you can explore the Witches’ History Museum and raid the antique shops before returning to your room’s fireplace and flat-screen TV. If that’s not the best of both worlds, idk what is.

9-The Burklyn

This dorm-turned hostel is a bit more of a splurge but, I mean, look at it! Located in East Burke, Vermont, this beautiful hotel not only features on-site stables and barns for horseback riding and mountain yoga classes, but also direct access to hiking trails and mountain sports. snow if you are visiting in the winter. Plus, if you’re looking to venture into town, you can catch tons of classic movie screenings and even ballet performances at the Catamount Arts Center. It’s so perfect, I could cry!

10-Hostel in Hastings Park

This adorable 22-room inn in Lexington, Massachusetts is the perfect getaway for couples who love American history quietly. Not only is the décor of the hotel littered with Revolutionary War memorabilia, but the hostel is surrounded by tons of wartime monuments and exhibits. Plus, homes once owned by authors like Louisa May Alcott are just around the corner and available for tours. Looking for something to do within the hotel grounds? No problem, just sign up for one of their private cooking classes for a perfectly relaxing (and delicious) bonding activity. Check, check and check.

11-Terramor outdoor complex

If you thought you knew a thing or two about glamping, literally forget it all because the Terramor Outdoor Resort in Bar Harbor, Maine has officially taken things to the next level. See that room for two with its own fireplace, diffuser, screened porch, and tons of coffee and wine glasses you can use as you please? Yeah, this is your “tent” for the night. Oh, did I mention the hotel also has a pool, hot tub, and restaurant? AND they provide telescopes for super cute date nights? Book. This. Now.

12-Castle Hill Inn

Located in Ipswich, Massachusetts, The Inn at Castle Hill exudes a romantic ambiance all year round. No, not only because of its perfectly delicate and thoughtful decoration, but because it is also a savagely popular wedding venue (*wink*)! Seriously though, this makes it very difficult to book rooms at the last minute, so be sure to plan ahead.

Anyway, if you like hotels that cover all your needs, this hostel will welcome you with your daily homemade breakfast, free access to Crane Beach (one of the best on the east coast, apparently) and a ton of on-property activities — from guided nature hikes to live theater.

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