The Inns of New England are not the kind of properties you will find anywhere else in North America, and perfectly capture the essence of the New England experience.
If you’re after a unique and quintessential visit to New England then including a few of the below properties will ensure your trip is unforgettable.
Here are Duncan, Complete North America’s Marketing & Operations Director’s favourite Inns of New England:
Liberty Hill Inn, Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
With over 800 TripAdvisor reviews and a 97% Excellent rating, one of the best breakfasts on Cape Cod and two of the most hospitable hosts you could wish for, it’s easy to see why this is one of our favourite Inns on Cape Cod.
Liberty Hill Inn is quite beautiful; perfectly encapsulating the essence of the New England B&B Inn experience. Yarmouth Port is delightful and perfectly positioned midway across the Cape to explore the whole peninsula.
Green Mountain Inn, Stowe, Vermont
One of the very first Inns I ever had the pleasure of visiting in New England many years ago and to this day it’s still providing a beautifully authentic Vermont experience.
Stowe is tucked away in the majestic Green Mountains and the Inn is located right in the heart of this small community, which is a delight for an evening stroll to enjoy the immaculately kept New England buildings and gardens.
The Inn is quirky and unique, and no two rooms are the same, but they are all charming and offer C.N.A guests excellent value for money!
Kennebunkport Inn, Kennebunkport, Maine
My lasting memories from our visit to Kennebunkport Inn was the amazing hospitality of the Innkeeper and the complimentary bikes which we enjoyed for a leisurely bike ride along the small quiet coastal road.
Kennebunkport is a small quaint New England seaside town and the sea is just a stone’s throw away from the Inn. The rooms and public areas are just stunning and after a day exploring the town kick back on one of the deck chairs with an early evening drink – the view across to the ocean is lovely.
Grace Vanderbilt, Newport, Rhode Island
A luxury boutique red-bricked mansion in the must-see port town of Newport, the many yacht masts are a clue to the long association the town has with sailing, for many years the host of the Americas Cup.
Originally built by Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, a descendant of the wealthy Vanderbilt family, this 1909 Inn perfectly represents the classical mansion history of Newport, a town where the turn of the century rich and famous built huge ‘Holiday home’ mansions along Bellevue Avenue.
The Vanderbilt is a suitably opulent experience with fine dining and immaculate rooms and facilities. Just steps from the harbour it’s the perfect location for a really pampered short stay.
The Wentworth Inn, Jackson, New Hampshire
Amongst the over 900 excellent reviews on TripAdvisor, one describes The Wentworth Inn as a ‘Hidden Gem’ which for me perfectly sums up my experience.
Jackson is the place to stay in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and The Wentworth is the perfect complement to the wonderful mountain vistas that surround the town.
Maybe I was just tired after a long day of scenic touring, but the bed here was one of the most comfortable I have ever slept in, although a scrumptious evening meal at the Inn probably helped!
Harborside Hotel & Marina, Bar Harbor, Maine
It’s all about the view! Location location, location, as I often hear. I’m a sucker for a sea view so I raided the piggy bank for an upgrade to a room looking across the water to Bar Island.
If I close my eyes now I can transport myself back to the balcony on a warm morning as the sun rose, enjoying fresh coffee. Room upgrades are nice but are not needed to enjoy the views here, the waterside location means you have it from all the public area.
Different to our other New England Inn experiences, Harborside hotel offered just that, more of a hotel experience with a wonderful pool, great food, outside fire pits and not to be missed, a visit to the nearby Acadia National Park, a great place for a leisurely walk where once again, you get majestic views of the island dotted coastline of Maine.
The Inn At Manchester, Manchester, Vermont
From my experience it’s rare to see anywhere receive a 5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor but The Inn at Manchester is one of those rare few!
Located in the quaint southern Vermont town of Manchester, it fits in ideally on most routes when touring New England as it’s driveable from or to New York or Boston quite comfortably.
The Inn ticks all the boxes we want for our C.N.A customers during their stay, it’s quintessentially New England. Located right on Main Street, you can walk to anywhere in the town and grab yourself a designer outlet bargain.