Have you stayed at a bed and breakfast? There’s something so charming about these unique properties. They seem to be secret hideaways in many cities throughout the country, but they are often the gems of a region’s accommodation. A trip to New England and a stay in a B&B go hand in hand. There may be no area of the USA better suited to the quaint bed and breakfast than New England/
Here is a handpicked selection of beautiful and romantic New England bed and breakfast properties where you can sweep your lover off to for a weekend. Valentine’s Day is coming up and it’s the perfect excuse to book a luxurious, cozy stay nestled in one of these lovely inns. There are two from each state. Read on and start planning!
Vermont Bed and Breakfasts
Windham Hill Inn
As you might imagine, Vermont is full of adorable B&B’s. One of the sweetest may be the Windham Hill Inn. Located in Townshend, Vermont, the inn is just a 2.5 hour drive from Boston. There are 22 guest rooms and many of the rooms have fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, and private porches or window seats. The decor is clean and bright and in the winter, is especially warm and welcoming. You’ll eat well here too, with farm-to-table gourmet cuisine. This romantic Vermont inn has won many awards, including 5th in Vermont on US News & World Report’s list of Top Hotels in the USA 2017. Be sure to stop by the spa for a luxurious and relaxing treatment.
The Inn at Round Barn Farm
Another gorgeous Vermont bed and breakfast is the Inn at Round Barn Farm, tucked away in Waitsfield, VT. Its Mad River Valley location makes it easy to access from ski resorts/destinations such as Sugarbush and Stowe. The Inn is well known as one of the finest bed and breakfasts in Vermont. From its historic round barn (one of the only ones left in VT) to its breathtaking 245 acres, this lovely B&B is a great spot year-round.
Connecticut Bed and Breakfasts
The Inn at Stonington
How beautiful is the Inn at Stonington? This waterfront Connecticut B&B is in a great location. The charming Stonington Borough is an historic New England village with a rich coastal tradition. From many of the rooms’ private balconies, you can look out over the harbor and watch fishermen and lobstermen sailing out to sea. There are 18 guest rooms at the inn. Many have fireplaces, a New England B&B essential, and each room has a distinct style (see the photo below). If you can bear to leave your gorgeous guest room, there’s plenty to do right in the village, and nearby Mystic has lots to explore as well.
Stonecroft Country Inn
Stonecroft is also located in the Mystic region (it’s a great destination) and offers a different, slightly more rustic experience. Think stone walls and charming gardens on 6.5 acres. Inside, the Stonecroft Country Inn has some insanely pretty rooms. Many of them boast historic details such as original doors. There is a French-inspired room, one reminiscent of the English countryside, and still others that are said to be “fit for a sea captain.” With fireplaces, jacuzzis, and such plush decor, you’ll fall in love with this inn. Oh, and don’t forget the seriously amazing breakfast.
New Hampshire Bed and Breakfasts
Sugar Hill Inn
Want a New Hampshire Valentine’s getaway? The Sugar Hill Inn would be fabulous. You and your sweetheart will be swept away by the White Mountains location. Explore nearby waterfalls, snow sports, summer wildflowers, and, of course, hundreds of miles of some of the best hiking in New England. This New Hampshire B&B is strictly adults only, so leave the kiddos with a babysitter. Pick out your favorite of the understated yet elegant rooms (our pick is the Dream Cottage) and settle in for a fantastic weekend. Be sure to check out the romantic extras they offer as well.
Chesterfield Inn is located in Southern NH’s Connecticut River Valley, making it a nice choice for a weekend trip from Boston. With exceptional food (wonderful breakfast of course) and a serene atmosphere, here you will find a romantic and calm escape. Six of the rooms at the inn are pet-friendly, too, if you have a special canine or feline friend you can’t bear to leave behind. Guest rooms are spread between three buildings, each with large picture windows to help bring nature inside. Fireplaces, wood beams, floral wallpaper, four poster beds: each room is different and equally resplendent. When not enjoying the inn’s amenities, why not hop over the border and explore a bit of Vermont? It’s just a few miles away!
Maine Bed and Breakfasts
Originally a 1900 summer home, Thornhedge Inn is a Bar Harbor bed and breakfast that is super dreamy. From the outside, you can tell you’re in a very special place. Thornhedge is located in downtown Bar Harbor, within walking distance of the shopping, dining, and the harbor. On the edge of Acadia National Park, this Maine destination is filled with scenic beauty and activity. Back at the inn, the guest rooms are straight out of an English country home, and your stay will be complemented by a plentiful breakfast and afternoon wine & cheese.
Wolf Cove Inn
Wolf Cove Inn is a bit different than the other inns on this list. It is by far the most rustically inclined, which provides intimacy and a close encounter with Maine’s glorious nature. Set on the shores of Tripp Lake, this is an utterly romantic setting. Each morning you’ll enjoy a 3-course ‘Maine comfort breakfast’ after which it’s time to explore! Around Valentine’s Day, you can count on snowshoeing, sleigh rides, skiing, or simply sitting by a roaring fireplace. Summertime means a romantic paddle around the lake, using complementary kayaks, canoes, and rowboats. For a true escape, this Maine bed and breakfast can’t be beat.
Rhode Island Bed and Breakfasts
Hydrangea House Inn
Newport, Rhode Island is one of the most popular destinations in New England. Made famous by its Gilded Age mansions, Newport is a place for delightful dining, historical discovery, and much more. When seeking accommodation in Newport, you should consider the Hydrangea House Inn. Here you will stay in the heart of Newport’s Old Quarter, and you can easily walk to main attractions. Of course, you may not want to leave this remarkable B&B. The rooms are stunning. Fans of Sex and the City will fall head over heels for the ‘Carrie in Paris Suite.’ In the Hydrangea Suite, you can relax in a soaking tub next to an elegant fireplace. And the Oak Suite will take you back in history.
Jacob Hill Inn
Getting ready for a trip to Providence? The Jacob Hill Inn is a top Rhode Island B&B, BUT it’s actually located in Massachusetts. Shhhh! Just a 10-minute drive from downtown Providence, Jacob Hill Inn offers a quiet countryside setting. It’s quite a historic property, having once hosted the Vanderbilts, Firestones, and other noteworthy characters from the past. You will probably have a tough time deciding between the glamorous guest rooms, but one standout is the WaterFire Grand Suite. This room is absolutely fit for royalty.
Massachusetts Bed and Breakfasts
Brook Farm Inn
The Berkshires are a beloved area in Massachusetts and perfect for a romantic getaway. If you want the sweetest Berkshires B&B, choose Brook Farm Inn. The exterior is clearly adorable, but inside, luxurious yet cozy rooms await you. Most have fireplaces and many have jacuzzi tubs. A perfect recipe for romance. The location is excellent. You’ll be in Lenox, a stunning town and central to the best of the Berkshires, including Tanglewood. Want to unwind? Book a couples massage and let your stresses melt away.
The Inn at Cape Cod
Cape Cod is one of New England’s top destinations. If you’re visiting, The Inn at Cape Cod will provide you with a tranquil and romantic stay. In 1830, this magnificent property became a stagecoach hotel. Today it remains a classic, sophisticated inn is built in a “Southern Plantation” style. Within minutes of restaurants, beaches, and activities, this Yarmouth Port B&B is a convenient location for your Cape Cod trip. You can choose from one of 9 luxurious rooms, all boasting a clean, crisp New England flair. His & Hers bathrobes are a special touch–ideal for your Valentine’s escape.