Inn-spired Getaways

Sweater Weather is coming; it’s time to cozy up at a classic New England Inn.

Equally luxurious and homey, these six destinations offer top-tier accommodations along with charm and an autumnal atmosphere.



Tucked in Mystic’s nautical downtown, The Whaler’s Inn combines historical appeal with sophisticated interiors and amenities. The property comprises five adjacent buildings with forty-five thoughtfully designed rooms and suites. There are several that are tailor-made for a fantastic fall escape, such as the deluxe guest rooms in the Hoxie House, each outfitted with a gas fireplace and air-jet soaking tub, and The Morgan Suite, the expansive first-floor accommodation of the 1865 House, which has two rooms flanking a double-sided gas fireplace, a soaking tub, and radiant heated bathroom flooring. Don’t miss indulging in a delicious meal at the Whaler’s Inn on-site, farm-to-fork American cuisine restaurant, The  Shipwrights Daughter.


Photos Courtesy of The Inn by The Sea

Only seven miles from Portland, The Inn by The Sea feels a world away with its pristine coastal setting. Equally focused on nature and luxury, the Inn boats 62 chic, modern rooms and suites, along with a commitment to protecting and preserving the environment through design features, such as solar panels, and fun, educational programs to connect guests to the natural shoreline habitats.  With a full-service spa, fireplace lounge, seasonal pool, and regionally sourced menus from Sea Glass restaurant, The Inn by The Sea offers an idyllic beach retreat.


Spending a long weekend during the shoulder season on Cape Cod is a dreamy escape without the crowds. Falmouth’s Captain’s Manor Inn is a peaceful historic bed and breakfast property on the town’s quieter West Main Street, set amid over an acre of beautifully kept grounds. Relax in your charming room, each with lovely views through the original plantation-style windows and shutters, or enjoy the fresh air on the wrap-around veranda or backyard swing. A delicious full breakfast, afternoon snacks, and 24/7 coffee and tea will keep your hunger at bay, and of course, the bars and eateries of Main Street are just a stroll away.

Rhode Island

Photos Courtesy of Margin Street Inn

The graceful Margain Street Inn consists of two beautifully renovated Colonial and Classic Revival style guest houses on six acres of charmingly manicured grounds alongside banks of the Pawcatuck River in Westerly. Originally part of the historic Perry Homestead, the Inn today offers ten serene and well-appointed rooms, each with private baths and luxury amenities.  A European-style breakfast of fresh baked goods, frittatas, homemade granola, and fresh fruit is provided daily, along with evening snacks and drinks on the sun porch. Its riverside location and two private docks even allow for arrival by boat!  To make your stay ultra-indulgent, the customer-focused innkeeping staff can arrange in-room massages and spa treatments.

New Hampshire

Built in 1874 in the style of an opulent English Manor house, Stonehurst Manor was the summer estate of Erastus Bigelow, the inventor of the carpet loom and owner of the Bigelow Carpet Mill, a leading manufacturer of carpeting in the late 19th century. Transformed into an upscale country inn in 1946, the location melds its grand history with contemporary comforts. Choose from any of its 16 elegant rooms and suites in either the original Manor House or in the newer Mountain View Wing, many with whirlpool baths, wood-burning fireplaces, and stunning scenery any time of year. Room rates include both breakfast and dinner at the Manor’s restaurant, The Wild Rose. You can also relax with a craft cocktail or glass of wine in the Inn’s cozy Library Lounge or partake of the lovely outdoor gardens or the nearby woodland trails.


Photos Courtesy of Stowe Meadows Lodge

Visiting Vermont in the fall needs no enticement, but the views, luxury amenities, rustic allure, and nearby activities of Stowe Meadows Lodge certainly sweeten the invite. This award-winning, full-service luxury boutique inn and couples retreat is 10 minutes from the historic village of Stowe, Vermont, and offers spectacular mountain views from every romantic suite. Unplug in your cozy reading nook or by the fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs, and two-person walk-in showers offered in select rooms.  All suites are appointed with fresh flowers, complimentary baked treats, and fresh fruit, and you are greeted with arrival cocktails and complete concierge services.  If you feel the need to connect with the outside world, the lodge has state-of-the-art technology, and each suite includes a flat-screen SmartTV and complimentary WiFi. Open year-round for stays Thursday – Sunday nights.

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