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 looking for New England romantic getaways, here are 25 inns, 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.
Most Romantic Getaways in New England
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Romantic Getaways in Maine
Inn by the Sea, Portland
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.
Harraseeket Inn, Freeport
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 its 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, Cape Neddick
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.
Kennebunkport Inn, Kennebunkport
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 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 includes a two-night stay at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, the Kennebunkport Inn or the Cape Arundel Inn & Resort, arrival goodies of red wine, chocolate-covered strawberries, and a three-course dinner for two with a 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.
Inn at Pleasant Lake, New London
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 a full breakfast every morning and afternoon tea daily.
Pickering House Inn, Wolfeboro
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.
The Inn on Golden Pond, Holderness
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, North Conway
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, Lower Waterford
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, Stowe
The Stone Hill Inn in Stowe, Vermont was designed for couples and has been named the Best Romantic Getaway by Yankee Magazine in 2017 and it continues to win awards from TripAdvisor’s the “Best of the Best” to TripSavy’s “Best for Romance.” 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, Woodstock
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.
Grafton Inn, Grafton
The Grafton Inn in Southern Vermont was established in 1801 and is one of the original stagecoach inns. This romantic inn offers 45 guest rooms, spread among the main inn and the surrounding guest houses and cottages. One of the signature touches is the wonderful cheese and cracker board awaiting your arrival, featuring cheese from the Grafton Village Cheese Company. With these culinary connections, dining is a highlight at the Grafton Inn, offering award-winning fine dining in the main dining room at the 1801 Tavern, and more casual tavern fare at Phelps Barn.
The Inn also boasts its own outdoor trails and recreation center, with an extensive trail network good in all seasons. In the winter, guests can enjoy Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking, and sleigh rides. In the summer plan the trails are open for mountain biking, swimming, and hiking.
Inn at Hastings Park, Lexington
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 includes complimentary breakfast either enjoyed in the restaurant, Town Meeting Bistro, or via room service. The winter special package also includes Saturday afternoon tea.
Nobnocket Boutique Inn, Vineyard Haven
The Nobnocket Boutique Inn is a seven-room property on Martha’s Vineyard, set on almost two acres of gardens and woodland to form a secluded island getaway. The Inn is a historic Arts & Crafts manor house with a very contemporary and upscale interior design. Open year-round, the inn features a large communal fireplace and fireplaces in several of the rooms to keep you cozy even in the chilly months.
The inn’s breakfast has won awards for years and in 2021, the Inn was awarded a Readers’ Choice Award by Conde Nast Traveler. Only those over 16 years of age are welcomed, creating a relaxing and romantic escape for adults looking to celebrate honeymoons, anniversaries, birthdays, or just that rare night away.
All rooms feature luxurious Frette linens and large bathrooms with tile and glass walk-in showers and stand-alone soaking tubs. The Inn offers daily, complimentary outdoor yoga for our guests throughout the summer and the concierge services can arrange experiences for couples such as private sailing trips, boat charters to secluded beaches, in-room massages, waterfront dining, alpaca yoga, private cheese tasting at the award-winning Grey Barn Farm, sunset kayaking trips, photo shoots, and complimentary bike use.
The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA, North Adams
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, Boston
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
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, Ipswich
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.
The cozy living room has a lovely fireplace and guests can order wine, beer, and cheese platters to enjoy, making a cozy romantic getaway.
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Winvian Farm, Morris
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, Mystic
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, Madison
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 offshore and be ferried to the hotel, or take a seaplane flight 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, Old Saybrook
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.
Hotel Viking, Newport
I love the romantic ambiance 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 perfect “in town” experience.
Hotel Viking offers luxurious guest rooms and suites with a sense of history and a romantic ambiance. In the 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.
The Beatrice, Providence
The Beatrice is the newest luxury boutique hotel in Providence, situated in the 1887 Exchange Building, in the heart of the city. The hotel’s modern guest rooms are where history meets modernity with luxurious amenities, perfect for a romantic stay as guests cozy up to enjoy bespoke finishes, city views and sink into fine Mascioni linens crafted in Milan, Italy.
The Beatrice hotel boasts a romantic Italian theme in its sleek, sophisticated restaurant, Bellini by Ignazio Cipriani, where diners can enjoy Italian classics like Linguine “allo Scoglio” with Langoustine and Veal Scaloppine “al Limone”. Guests can also enjoy date night at the private Rooftop Bar featuring a menu of meticulously crafted cocktails, shareable plates, an extensive beer and wine list, and spectacular views of Providence.
A short walk will bring you to all of Providence’s many attractions that make this foodie city and Creative Capital perfect for a romantic getaway. Whether you want to take in a show at the Providence Performing Arts Center or Trinity Rep, go ice skating (or ride bumper boats) at BankNewport Center, explore the shops and boutiques along Westminster Street, or stroll along the river during Waterfire, Providence appeals to all ages.
The Vanderbilt, Newport
Newport offers many historic properties, but this Auberge Resort Collection hotel offers the intimacy and luxury that make it special. Minutes from the Newport Harbor, the rooftop bar offers beautiful sunset views. Cozy even in the winter, the hotel offers wood-burning fireplaces, an indoor heated pool, and a billiards room.
The loft suites make a perfect special occasion getaway destination, with a throwback to the Gilded Age that made Newport famous. Whether you enjoy breakfast on the patio, dinner in the restaurant, take a cooking class or wander into town for a meal, the options are plentiful. See a more full review about a romantic getaway to Newport at the Vanderbilt Hotel.