Choosing the right hotel for a weekend getaway can be daunting. There are so many places to stay and a variety of amenities offered. And even now with Airbnb, the offerings are truly endless. But may we suggest three quality dwellings right here in New England, that we are sure you'll want to extend your stay at. These humble abodes were recognized in Travel and Leisure as part of the top 10 Coziest Places to Stay in America and we are lucky to have them practically in our backyard; No. 3, Chanler at Cliff Walk in Newport; No. 7, Camden Harbour Inn in Camden, Maine; and No. 9, Castle Hill Inn in Newport.
No 3. Chanler at Cliff Walk — Newport, Rhode Island
The Chanler is a 19th century mansion originally built by New York Congressman, John Winthrop Chanler. It is the only hotel located on Newport's famed Cliff Walk, and one of the most historic hotels in New England, surrounded by acres of manicured gardens and overlooks the sparkling waters of the Atlantic and pristine sands of Easton's Beach. The Chanler has twenty elegantly furnished rooms, each designed around a particular historical period or decorative theme. Breathtaking vies and pure solitude. Average nightly rate ranges from $355-755+. If you have a taste for old world elegance, this cozy spot is for you!
No. 7 Camden Harbour Inn — Camden, Maine
The Camden Harbour Inn offers an unmatched combination of opulent suites, picturesque views, indulgent amenities, and expertly crafted cuisine served at their world-class fine dining restaurant. Perched on a hilltop, Camden Harbour Inn is surrounded by expansive views of the bustling village, sparkling harbor, evergreen islands, and lush mountains. Dutch owners Raymond Brunyanszki and Oscar Verest have mixed the exciting history of the inn with a lively atmosphere, contemporary European elegance, and odes to their home country of the Netherlands. The outcome? An intimate oasis of luxury and perfection set in the natural beauty of New England. Average nightly rate ranges from $215-895+. We love how this inn hasn't gone completely nautical being on the harbor; making it more welcoming to those who want a modern stay.
No. 9 Castle Hill Inn — Newport, Rhode Island
As Newport began to grow into a prominent seaport, the wealthy built great architectural tributes to the life of leisure: multiple-roomed mansions called “cottages”. Castle Hill was built during this time as a gracious, shingle-style song of a house in 1874 by marine biologist and naturalist Alexander Agassiz of Harvard University. Today’s Inn was his original summer home. During World War II, the Mansion housed Naval officers while functioning as an impromptu base. How cool is that? After the war, the Inn became a summer hotel, hosting Hollywood royalty from time to time, including Grace Kelly while filming High Society in the 1950s. Eventually, all accommodations were winterized, making Castle Hill a year-round retreat for those who sought its beauty, grace, and solitude. Today, Castle Hill continues to carry on its storied legacy while ever elevating its guest experience. Average nightly rate ranges from $485-845+. This historical abode hits home with us and we are sure you would appreciate a stay here too!
Enjoy your stay at any one of these cozy inns and devour the details of a relaxing weekend getaway!