Are you planning a couple’s getaway this year? Perhaps to a cozy mountain inn with a wood burning fireplace in your room? Or a seaside resort offering stunning views and sumptuous seafood? If you are thinking of New England romantic getaways, here are 25 inns, cabins, resorts, and hotels that offer something for every personality and dream escape.
Hopefully some of these are places you have never even heard of before! Start planning soon. Valentine’s Day is around the corner and even moms and dads deserve a romantic escape. Actually, they probably need one even more to keep those fires burning.
Romantic Getaways in New England
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Inn by the Sea
The luxurious Inn by the Sea offers an ocean view, yet is only seven miles from the fun city of Portland, Maine. The Inn offers a full service SPA, stylish upscale suites, and regional cuisine in the award-winning Sea Glass restaurant.
The romantic setting on the coast, the intimate dining room with Atlantic views, fireplace bar and en suite fireplaces, make this the perfect escape for couples looking for elegant hospitality and a romantic getaway. Nearby, guests can enjoy the romantic lighthouses and rocky coast, join a brewery tour, or take a lobster boat tour.
The Harraseeket Inn is a classic Maine hotel with award-winning dining just steps away from the L.L. Bean Flagship store in Freeport, Maine. It is just a two-hour drive from Boston and a 15-minute drive from Portland. Located on the shores of Casco Bay, Freeport is world-famous for their more than 170 brand-name outlets and local boutiques, as well as being the home to the L.L. Bean Flagship store. Freeport is also home to some of Maine’s best craft breweries.
A family owned and operated luxury inn, the Harraseeket is known for its warm hospitality and locally-sourced food. It is impossible not to catch the romance bug staying in one of the Harraseeket’s suites, many of which include a sitting room, whirlpool tub and fireplace.
If all that isn’t enough, guests can enhance their stay by having chocolate-dipped strawberries, bittersweet chocolate truffles, a bottle of wine, a dozen roses, and more waiting for them in their room upon arrival. In-room massages are also available.
The Cliff House
The Cliff House in Cape Neddick on the south coast of Maine offers an unrivaled panoramic view of the Atlantic from atop a 70-foot cliff. Just a short drive from Boston or Portland, Maine, the Cliff House is near the charming coastal town of Ogunquit, where guests can visit multiple art galleries and the Ogunquit Playhouse, once coined as “America’s Foremost Summer Theatre”.
The hotel offers two restaurant dining options, and the Spa at Cliff House where guests can relax and unwind. The guest rooms and suites offer private terraces and balconies, decorated in a coastal style. In the summer, there are two outdoor pools, and the indoor pool and hot tub can be used year round.
During the winter, the Cliff House offers Ice Bar weekend packages that include overnight accommodations and signature cocktails provided by KEEL Vodka, Wiggly Bridge Distillers and Banded Horn at the custom sculpted Ice bar on the Fire Pit Terrace. Live music will also be available at the interior bar for a fun party weekend.
Each February Kennebunkport, Maine celebrates love all month long when it transforms into “New England’s Most Romantic Town” inviting sweethearts to Paint the Town Red with themed events as well as hotel, restaurant, and shopping specials.
The annual festivities kick off in February 2, with the “Frosted! A Freezing Good Time” Ice Bar celebration at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel and the lighting of the iconic neon red Love KPT sign.
The Love KPT package starts at $479 and includes a two-night stay at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, the Kennebunkport Inn or the Grand Hotel, arrival goodies of red wine and chocolate-covered strawberries, a three course dinner for two and late check-out.
Guests at any of the KRC hotels can have the Cupid Concierge arrange for Love Shuttle transportation to and from the Portland International Jetport. The Cupid Concierge is also available to curate a romantic rendezvous for each couple with a choice of experiences such as couple’s massages, flower bouquet delivery, customized music playlists for the room, delivery of dessert in bed, late check-out and more.
Special events include “Frosted! A Freezing Good Time” Ice Bar, Drinks Through the Decades at The Burleigh (an interactive mixology class), Wine and Valentines at The Burleigh (featuring three wine tastings paired with hors d’oeuvres), and Oyster Shucking Class at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel. There are also special “red plate” dinners throughout the month of February.
Inn at Pleasant Lake
The Inn at Pleasant Lake lies on the shores of Pleasant Lake with expansive views of the lake and Mount Kearsarge. Located in Central New Hampshire, the Inn at Pleasant Lake is less than two hours from Boston and Hartford. Nearby, guests can enjoy dining, shopping, arts, antiques, and outdoor activities like hiking, boating, skiing, skating, and romantic sleigh rides.
The Inn has been welcoming visitors for 150 years. Today they offer authentic accommodations with modern amenities and world-class hospitality. The award-winning restaurant, Oak & Grain, features locally-sourced ingredients and serves a signature five-course Chef’s dinner.
They were recently named the Most Romantic Getaway in New Hampshire by New Hampshire Magazine. The Inn at Pleasant Lake offers a romance package which includes a bottle of champagne and a box of house-made chocolates in your room upon arrival, a lake-view table for their signature 5-course dinner including Chef’s Presentation, or our 3-course dining experience for two, and full breakfast every morning and afternoon tea daily.
Pickering House Inn
Pickering House Inn is a romantic New England inn in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region located in the village of Wolfeboro on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. Newly opened in August 2018, the Pickering House Inn features ten luxury guest rooms and suites, each with a unique design (six features gas stoves or fireplaces).
Guests can also enjoy common areas including the Library and the Lounge, each with marble fireplaces offering the perfect spot to snuggle up with a book and glass of wine.
The Gathering Kitchen is the spot for homemade breakfasts and evening cocktails and treats – and beginning in January, the inn will host Demonstration Cooking Dinner evenings on Thursdays and Saturdays.
Located just two hours from Boston, Wolfeboro offers 100 miles of cross country ski trails in the winter and endless lake activities in the summer.
Tuxbury Tiny House Village
What better way to get cozy than escaping to a tiny house retreat? Tuxbury Tiny House Village is just an hour north of Boston on the New Hampshire/Massachusetts border in South Hampton, New Hampshire at the Tuxbury Pond RV Resort. South Hampton is home of two of the area’s favorite vineyards and wineries.
You will also be within easy reach of apple orchards, farms, and one-of-a-kind restaurant. For summer visits, Hampton Beaches (named the country’s best boardwalk) are only 30 minutes away.
There are five Tiny House options to choose from, ranging from 180 to 275 square feet and starting at $135 per night. Just keep in mind that the Tiny House Village is open seasonally, so better for a summer getaway than a Valentine’s Day retreat.
Rustic Log Cabins
The Rustic Log Cabins in Lisbon, New Hampshire, are in the beautiful White Mountains alongside the charming Salmon Hole Brook. These hand-hewn cabins were crafted by master craftsman, Real Goulet. Each private log cabin offers a wood burning fireplace and several offer jacuzzi tubs.
A private path onsite links the cabins with New Hampshire’s main corridor of trails, hiking and snowshoeing. The log cabins are also near Franconia Notch State Park, Clark’s Trading Post, the Flume, Loon Mountain, and Cannon Mountain.
The Inn on Golden Pond
This impressive New Hampshire bed and breakfast offers a warm and inviting romantic experience. Just minutes from Squam Lake, the Inn on Golden Pond is located at the northern edge of the Lakes Region and in the foothills of the White Mountains, less than two hours from Boston. Originally built as a private colonial home it now serves the public as an eight-room country inn.
The Inn is surrounded by acres of woodland, offering guests possible glimpses of deer, bear or moose. During the day, guests spend time hiking in the wilderness or kayaking in secluded coves, followed by evenings enjoying world class theater or gourmet dining.
Other nearby winter activities include ice skating, skiing, snowshoeing, and even dog sledding.
Snowvillage Inn is just five minutes from the popular town of North Conway in the White Mountains. Snuggled on the slopes of Foss Mountain, the Inn offers sweeping views of Mount Washington and the entire Presidential Mountain Range.
Snowvillage Inn has three separate buildings with a variety of rooms, some of which have fireplaces and most have views of the mountains. Guests of the Main Inn also receive a hearty breakfast with homemade baked goods and a hot entree every morning.
The Romantic Valentine’s Day package includes two nights of lodging, a four-course Valentine’s Day dinner for two at Max’s Restaurant, a chilled bottle of Prosecco and artisan cheese platter, champagne tasting and pairing on Saturday night, breakfast each morning, and use of snowshoes.
The Innkeeper, Jennifer Kovach, has created a Lover’s Lane on the Inn’s 10 kilometers of snowshoe trails. Along the trails, there are various stops in the woods that ask lovers to express their feelings for each other and reaffirm their love for their relationship.
Rabbit Hill Inn
The adults-only Rabbit Hill Inn in Northern Vermont is a perfect destination for a romantic getaway. Just three hours from Boston and 5.5 from New York City, the Inn sits on 15 acres in a peaceful village on the Connecticut River.
Nearby there are charming towns offering museums, boutique shopping, breweries, artisan galleries, rail trails, and more. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy zip lining, ATV treks, snowmobiling tours, romantic private sleigh rides, winter fat biking treks, skiing, water sports, and snowshoe treks.
The Rabbit Hill Inn offers luxury accommodations, farm-to-table cuisine, and even a cozy Irish-style pub. Most rooms include gas fireplaces, spa tubs and showers for two, some with private porches and sun decks. Rabbit Hill Inn getaways are quite affordable with daily rates starting at $205 that include afternoon pastries, gourmet breakfast, coffee, tea, and hot cocoa, and candle glow turn down service.
There are also several romantic packages to choose from, which include combinations: multi-course dinners, champagnes and wines, in-room massage, long stem roses, chocolates, luxury his and hers signature bathrobes, and outdoor activities.
Stone Hill Inn
The Stone Hill Inn in Stowe, Vermont was designed for couples and has been named the Best Romantic Getaway by Yankee Magazine in 2017. The nine guest rooms feature king beds, two-person Jacuzzis, fireplaces, a separate back door to the gardens. Outside, guests can enjoy recliners throughout the gardens, late movies and popcorn in the Great Room, and exploring 9.5 acres of woods that surround the inn.
The Stone Hill Inn is just nine minutes from skiing and six minutes from downtown Stowe, which is a great year-round spot and top leaf peeping destination. Stowe is a charming town offering great food, wines, and especially brews.
The Stone Hill Inn’s signature romance package includes a in-room, 60-minute couples massage, dinner for two at Michael’s on the Hill ($120 certificate), a dozen long-stem roses, a bottle of champagne, locally-made chocolate truffles, and a late check out.
Woodstock Inn & Resort
The Woodstock Inn is a luxury resort near what I think is the prettiest town in New England. Surrounded by Vermont’s Green Mountains, Woodstock offers quaint antique shops, art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, specialty food markets and more. Nearby you will find the The Billings Farm and Museum, and the famous Simon Pearce glassworks.
Winter getaway amenities include: complimentary shuttle services to the resort’s Suicide Six Ski Area and Nordic center, ski storage, equipment rentals, scheduling lessons, recommending and arranging therapeutic spa treatments, and making reservations at the Inn’s restaurants, the Red Rooster and Richardson’s Tavern, featuring locally sourced menus.
At the Inn, couples can cozy-up beside the lobby fireplace, spend the day reading in the library, or retreat to The Spa. The Spa is a 10,000 square foot facility with a relaxation space, Shaker wood stoves, a hot tub, and a Scandinavian sauna.
Located less than four hours from Boston and just over five hours from NYC, the quaint city of Burlington has the cozy charm to turn any weekend into a lovers retreat. Couples can bike through town or stroll along Lake Champlain, followed by a hands-on breadmaking class at Brot Bakery, or a local brew or cider at one of the many breweries or cider houses.
After a day of adventure, couples can snuggle up in Vermont Flannel robes at Hotel Vermont with in-room hot toddies from the hotel’s bedtime menu. Hotel Vermont offers a blend of rustic and contemporary, a perfect match for city dwellers looking for a hip escape. For the ultimate romantic hotel experience, book a top floor king with whirlpool tub and in-room fireplace.
Sterling Ridge Log Cabin Resort
Sterling Ridge Resort in Jeffersonville, Vermont offers private log cabin lodging for a one-of-a-kind rustic experience. There are one-bedroom “honeymoon” cabins nestled in the woods, which make for the perfect getaway. These feature a two-person jacuzzi tub, king-sized bed, and glass-front woodstoves. There are even dog-friendly accommodations!
In the winter, guests can explore private walking trails by snowshoe or cross country skis and in the summer, they can relax by the outdoor pool.
Nearby guests can enjoy horseback riding, apple picking, shopping, wine tasting, breweries, distilleries, swimming holes, snowmobiling, horse-drawn sleigh rides, skiing/snowboarding and more! The town of Jeffersonville, just five minutes away from Sterling Ridge, also has many wonderful restaurants that feature local Vermont products.
Inn at Hastings Park
The Inn at Hastings Park in historic Lexington, MA, is ideal for romantic getaways in all seasons. In the winter months, guests can cozy up in our gorgeous interiors. Each of the 22 guest rooms has its own unique decor and incredibly comfortable beds. Some rooms also include antique-restored tile fireplaces, bathtubs, couples’ sinks and rain showers.
The Inn include complimentary breakfast either enjoyed in the restaurant, Artistry on the Green, or via room service. The winter special package also includes Saturday afternoon tea.
The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA
Skiers and art lovers will find an ideal romantic winter getaway at the Porches Inn at MASS MoCA, steps away from the largest contemporary arts museum in the country and a short drive from one of the Berkshires’ favorite ski resorts, Jiminy Peak Ski Resort.
Porches Inn incorporates seven renovated Victorian-era buildings. The Inn’s 26 distinctive guest rooms and 18 suites employ a clever synthesis of retro and contemporary designs. The Inn offers a year-round outdoor heated pool, hot tub, sauna, bonfire pit, and fitness room.
Boston Harbor Hotel
If you prefer a city break or staycation for a romantic getaway, my vote is for the Boston Harbor Hotel, Boston’s only Five Star waterfront hotel. Designed with couples in mind, the hotel offers a Romance Package, which includes a bottle of Moet Champagne and gourmet chocolate-dipped strawberries delivered to your room upon arrival.
Located in the heart of downtown Boston, romantics can enjoy the seaside views or charter a private boat right from Rowes Wharf for a picturesque romantic evening. Walking distance to shopping in Faneuil Hall, dining in the North End and the Seaport, Boston Harbor Hotel is located right near the action.
Mirbeau Inn & Spa
Plymouth, Massachusetts, located between Boston and Cape Cod, offers ocean views in a town steeped in history. In the summer, you can take a whale watch or paddle wheel boat harbor cruise, visit Plimoth Plantation, or the Pilgrim Hall Museum.
The Mirbeau Inn & Spa now offers the perfect accommodations for a romantic weekend getaway. The hotel is small and resembles a French Chateau. Nestled in The Pinehills of Plymouth, Mirbeau offers miles of walking paths that meander through the woods and a variety of shops in its own little village.
There are 16 guest rooms located in the Manor House, including two romantic Turret Suites and two elegant one-bedroom Suites. All hotel guest rooms feature a warm and inviting fireplace, oversized bathrooms equipped with walk-in showers, soaking tubs, and double sinks, and gorgeous views of the Monet pond garden or the Village Green of The Pinehills Community in Plymouth, MA.
The Guest House, which offers an additional 34 rooms and four suites, is connected to the Manor House by a timber-framed covered bridge and is built directly over the spacious 14,000 square-foot Spa Mirbeau.
The Romance Package offers accommodations for one night, dinner and breakfast for two in the Bistro, a 50-minute “It Takes Two” couples massage, and a rose petal turndown.
Inn at Castle Hill
The Inn at Castle Hill set on the 2,100 acres Crane Estate in Ipswich, MA, just north of Boston. I’ve attended a wedding on this conservation compound and it is just beautiful. The estate includes the Inn, the Great House at Castle Hill (a National Historic Landmark), and the renowned Crane Beach and Wildlife Refuge.
Guests can enjoy walking the grounds of the beautiful property with a self-guided tour using the TourTrustees app, participate in a Full Moon Hike, Snowy Owl Prowl, and enjoy the beautiful north shore including nearby Appleton Farms.
For 2019, the Inn is open Thursday-Saturday nights in the winter through February 17th, and then it reopens in late March. The cozy living room has a lovely fireplace and guests can order wine, beer and cheese platters to enjoy, making a cozy romantic getaway.
Winvian Farm is located in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut, just 2.5 hours from Boston and two hours from New York City. The property features 19 accommodations, including 18 designer cottages, designed by fifteen different architects. Each cottage offers a special experience — there is even a treehouse, log cabin, and a helicopter!
This luxury resort features an award-winning AAA Five Diamond farm to table restaurant that serves items from the onsite, three-acre organic farm. There is also a 5,000 square-foot spa housing six treatment rooms, a heated swimming pool open May through late October, and two bicycles per accommodation for guests to use to explore the area.
Winvian Farm is located on 113 acres and borders the 5,000-acre White Memorial Conservation, which during winter is a paradise for winter hikes and cross-country skiing.
Litchfield is just five minutes away where shopping and antiquing can be enjoyed. During summer, kayaking and canoeing is available at the nearby Bantam Lake.
The Whaler’s Inn
Downtown Mystic, Connecticut, just two-hours from Boston or New York, makes a perfect spot for a romantic getaway. Downtown offers over a dozen eateries and boutique shops. Nearby you can explore the historic Mystic Seaport and the Shops at Mystick.
The Whaler’s Inn in downtown Mystic offers 47 guest rooms throughout five distinct buildings. The Hoxie House is for adults only. For the ultimate luxury, choose the Morgan Suite in the newly renovated 1865 House.
This 500 square foot two-room suite features an air jet soaking tub, original hardwood floors, a double-sided gas fireplace, and large picture window overlooking Main Street.
Madison Beach Hotel
This AAA Four Diamond boutique beachfront resort in Madison, Connecticut offers luxurious accommodations with sweeping ocean views. The Madison Beach Hotel is a Curio – A Collection by Hilton property, with 32 rooms featuring private balconies, a spa, and The Wharf Restaurant and Bar.
The hotel staff is happy to arrange for chocolate covered strawberries, champagne and rose petals in the room, couples massages, and even a private, spectacular sunset dinner on the balcony.
For the ultimate in romance, couples can land in a seaplane on a tiny island off shore and be ferried to the hotel, or take a seaplane flights along the Connecticut River.
Flights are from 30 to 45 minutes and could include a stop for lunch at the Gelston House in East Haddam or flying across Long Island Sound where you can view the Montauk Lighthouse and the beaches and homes of The Hamptons.
In Madison, guests can enjoy afternoon kayaking, sunrise yoga on the beach, a bike ride, golf at the adjacent Madison Country Club, or spend time exploring the Connecticut coast.
Madison is a haven for bird watchers and nearby Hammonasset Beach State Park is one of the best birding sites in the state. Couples may also enjoy hiking along the Shoreline Greenway Trail, taking a narrated cruise of The Thimble Islands, riding the iconic Essex Steam Train, or visiting Chamard Vineyard or Stony Creek Brewery.
Saybrook Point Inn and Spa
I have stayed twice at the Saybrook Point Inn and Spa, once in a room with a fireplace for the Fire & Ice festival, and once in the summer in the Lighthouse Suite. Both make for a perfect romantic getaway.
The rooms are elegant and charming. Relaxing at the Spa makes a perfect couple’s getaway and Sunday brunch is not to be missed.
Nearby, guests can enjoy biking and hiking trails, ride the Essex Steam Train, visit local wineries, and even take a lighthouse sightseeing cruise from New London. The coastal setting offers a beautiful sunrise view and the marina makes it a perfect spot for boaters to dock and spend some time on land.
I love the romantic ambience at the Hotel Viking in Newport, Rhode Island. Located atop Newport‘s Historic Hill neighborhood with breathtaking views of Bellevue Avenue, Hotel Viking offers couples the a perfect “in town” experience.
Hotel Viking offers luxurious guest rooms and suites with a sense of history and a romantic ambiance. In summer months, guests can enjoy the Top of Newport rooftop bar and restaurant, or dine year-round at One Bellevue. SpaFjor ,the on-site spa, offers a wide range of organic treatments and unique global rituals such as Mai Pai Thai Ritual, and an indoor pool.
Nearby, couples can enjoy romantic walks on the Newport Cliff Walk, explore the famous Newport Mansions, visit the Car Museum or Tennis Hall of Fame, shop at the local boutiques, or enjoy a boat ride or sail on Narragansett Bay during the summer months.