For exclusive offers and advance notice of my favorite discoveries and latest adventures!
Whether it's taking a daily ritual from expected to extraordinary or discovering the wonderment and beauty of anew travel destination, J.R. McCabe elevates the everyday with timeless taste and comfortable confidence.
Whether you’re in search of a simple, quiet weekend in the country or a more extravagant getaway by the shore — here are my top three picks for the most romantic New England inns for any season.
#1 Chatham Bars Inn
Chatham Bars Inn has a special place in my heart because it is where I was married. Nestled in the quaint and lovely seaside town of Chatham, Massachusetts, CBI as the locals call it, has been welcoming guests for more than a hundred years. CBI is a high-end beach resort boasting all the amenities of five star service coupled with an intimate and timeless feeling. The guest rooms in the main inn are delicately decorated in classic nautical creams and blues. You’ll fall asleep to the sound of the waves and wake up to magical morning ocean vistas complete with sail boats. Every meal is divine — but the breakfast buffet and the clambake are the best you will ever encounter. ⚓️
When it’s ten degrees out there’s no place you’d rather be in New England other than curled up with your love at Blantyre in Lenox, Massachusetts. The grand mansion transports you to the Gilded Age complete with wood burning fireplaces, tea in fine china, and accommodations fit for royalty. See my Valentine’s Day Weekend post about our most recent romantic trip to this magnificent estate.
#3 Gray Barns
In a small Connecticut town you find the unassuming Gray Barns tucked away on a quiet road, perched on the edge of the Silvermine River. Fittingly it calls itself a “haven of refuge,” and it certainly is. Whether looking to catch up on a good book, enjoy modern tasty tavern fare, or just snuggle sweetly in fine linens, a stay at Gray Barns always fits the bill. The amenities are exquisite from the in room treats to the European style morning breakfast.