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Whether you’re in search of a luxuriously simple 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 in any season.
Chatham Bars Inn
Chatham Bars Inn holds a special place in my heart because it is where we were 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. Chatham Bars 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 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. The staff have mastered the art of luxury hotel hospitality — at the ready for every request when you need them, while simultaneously fading into the background just enough so at any moment you feel as if the entire estate is your own home. See my Valentine’s Day Weekend post about our most recent romantic trip to this magnificent manor. ❄️
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. When you’re looking to sneak away from it all, enjoy modern tasty tavern fare, and spend a weekend snuggled sweetly in fine linens, a stay at Gray Barns fits the bill. The amenities are exquisite from the in-room treats to the European style morning breakfast. 🌳