Ahh! Fall is finally here!
Don’t get me wrong, I love summer and all that comes with it – beaches, barbecues, summer outfits and cold treats. But once fall is here, I’m ready to leave all that behind and get cozy in front of a fireplace, with a pumpkin spice latte, and watch the beautiful fall foliage. It’s also my favorite time for a getaway, but not just any getaway, I like to choose a nice Bed & Breakfast or Inn around New England where I can truly take in the season.
Below are a few that I’ve curated based on my own experiences over the years.
A full service country Inn that’s just a short walk from the center of the village, Swift House Inn has a lot to offer. With its farmhouse style and cozy rooms with fireplaces, this is the perfect place to relax and pamper yourself. On a cool day, the steam room and sauna provide the perfect way to unwind. But that’s not all the Swift House Inn has to offer, no, its award winning restaurant, Jessica’s is all that it’s cracked up to be. It has a seasonally changing menu based on its Chef’s personal creations that showcase local farm produce.
Located in the beautiful Hill District of Burlington, VT, the Willard Street Inn is your ultimate New England getaway. Its hosts are warm and friendly and make you feel as though you’re at home. They have fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies out everyday, and a solarium that overlooks beautiful gardens, where breakfast is served.
A great place to unwind, this B&B in Portland is the ideal New England getaway in the Fall. The delicious baked goods kept out all day and the curated small plates breakfast that’s included in your room rate will keep you coming back for more. The innkeepers are extremely friendly and very knowledgeable about things to do in and around the area. Walk to the Portland Architectural Salvage if you like antique furniture, or catch a movie in the nearby theater.
I came upon The Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport, Maine when I attended a wedding held there a couple of years ago and fell in love with it immediately. Situated on the Kennebunk River, this Inn’s coastal feel is its lure. After a delicious breakfast buffet you can check out Kennebunkport at your leisure and enjoy the fall season. A short walk will take you downtown, which is lined with quaint shops, perfect for browsing or window shopping, and it’s also a short walk to the famous Bush family compound, if you’re into that sort of thing.
Of course, there are many more Inns and B&B’s to explore and I can’t wait to find a new one this year. Here are some recommendations I received from other bloggers around the Web: