New England Luxury Getaways

Not every trip can — or has to — be an epic round-the-world jaunt. Sometimes you just need a quick getaway to get out of the house and recharge the batteries. Maybe it’s an action-packed weekend in the city, or maybe it’s curling up in front of a fire and staring out the window in the height of hygge. These hotels have what you’re looking for, and thanks to our affiliation with Virtuoso, you’ll get complimentary perks to make your stay even cozier.

Connecticut

Just a short drive from our Waterbury headquarters, Winvian Farm and Mayflower Inn & Spa provide quiet New England charm. Set on 113 acres, Winvian Farm offers cottages set against a backdrop of woods and lakes to lull you into relaxation. You might not want to leave the room, but the lure of five-diamond dining is too powerful to resist. Mayflower Inn’s grounds take up 58 acres of woodland and gardens. The idyllic Litchfield Fields and soothing spa treatments will melt your cares away.

Vermont

Not to be outdone, Twin Farms occupies more than 300 acres of forest, meadows and ponds. Feel free to explore on your own or take a guided tour. In any season, there’s no end to the activities. Winter is particularly good for skiing — cross-country or downhill — and sledding. The sister property to Winvian Farm, Pitcher Inn s a boutique property just minutes from some of the best ski slopes in the Northeast. Each room is beautifully and dutifully appointed to fit its unique theme.

The coast

Rhode Island’s Ocean House in Watch Hill is famed for its beach, and rightfully so, as the wide stretch of sand is a fixture of many happy memories. When winter’s chill sets in, it’s a great place to sit by the fire and watch the waves roll in. Cape Elizabeth, Maine’s, Cliff House has a more rugged setting, as the Atlantic crashes against the rocks surrounding the resort. The great outdoors are at your fingertips, whether you’re kayaking, snowshoeing or lobstering.

The Berkshires

Canyon Ranch is practically synonymous with wellness, and its Lenox resort lives up to the reputation. Energizing activities combine with healthful cuisine and spa treatments to transform your body and mind. Programs can be as intense or laid-back as you like. Just a couple miles down the road, Blantyre covers 110 acres of lush Berkshires greenery with a lavish Tudor-style mansion anchoring the estate. The mansion shines in all seasons, decorated for festivities to mark the big occasions throughout the year.

The city

The Boston Harbor Hotel’s 60-foot stone archway welcomes guests to the mix of history and modernity that symbolizes New England’s largest city. Use it as a jumping off point for the Freedom Trail, a night at the Pops or taking in sporting event. At Hudson Yards, New York’s newest landmark, is Equinox Hotel, New York’s newest luxury lodging. Take in all the sights and sounds the city has on display before retreating to your home away from home on the New West Side.

New England Summer Getaways

The solstice has come, and it’s officially summer, and that means each weekend brings the chance to get out and explore New England in all its glory. Whether that means packing up the family car or chartering a helicopter with Wings Air for a really quick getaway, there’s so much to explore.

Rhode Island

Hit the beach in Newport and soak in the historic boutique Vanderbilt. Do the cliff walk, taking in majestic ocean views and just as majestic gilded age mansions. Take a tour of one or more of those mansions, such as The Breakers, The Elms or Chepstow. Go for a sail on Narragansett Bay. Once you’ve worked up an entire, enjoy some fresh seafood at one of many dockside eateries.

Massachusetts

The Berkshires beckon, and so do the many arts programs that relocate from Boston in the summer. Permanent fixtures are the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams and the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge. Historic properties such as the Wheatleigh and the Blantyre welcome guests to their lush grounds and sumptuously appointed rooms. If you just need a break from work week and the kids being out of school, Canyon Ranch in Lenox has an array of wellness programs to rejuvenate you.

New Hampshire

From your base at the Manor on Golden Pond, check out the beauty of Bretton Woods and hike to the top of Mt. Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast at 6,288 feet. Back at the Manor, Squam Lake and the White Mountains stretch out before you, inviting you to toss your cares away. It’s too late this year for Portsmouth’s annual chowder festival, which takes place the first weekend of June, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of chowder to chow down on.

Maine

Featuring Cadillac Mountain, one of the first places in the U.S. to see sunrise each morning, Acadia National Park covers several islands and is an excellent destination for birdwatchers and rewards hikers with stunning ocean views. The area was first inhabited by the Wabanaki people and later became the site of the first French missionary colony in America. To reduce summertime traffic congestion, the National Park Service is working on a new transportation plan to keep the park a beautiful and enjoyable destination.

Vermont

Take a hike along the Appalachian Trail to the top of White Rocks Cliffs to soak in views of the mountains and the valleys below. Twin Farms in Barnard and the Pitcher Inn in Warren provide the perfect launching off points for hiking, biking, golf and just about any other outdoor adventure you can imagine. The picturesque towns will make you feel as though you’re walking through a painting, allowing you to relax and recharge in maximum comfort.