States New England Lodging Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island & Vermont Tucked into the northeast corner of the United States, the six New England states are where America began over 300 years ago, holding all the promise of a New World. Today that heritage remains true, in a region that embodies the essence of the American spirit. It is a landscape that is a picture of this country in all its diversity, from the rough-and-tumble rocky coast of Maine to the mansion-studded cliffs of Newport, Rhode Island, the sky-shearing peaks of New Hampshire’s White Mountains and Vermont’s Green Mountains, to the rolling hillsides of the Berkshires in Massachusetts and the Litchfield Hills in Connecticut. It is colonial ports, once and again home to tall ships, and towns where white clapboard churches edge the village green. It is bustling resorts and vibrant cities. For all its definite borders, New York to the west, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Long Island Sound to the south, and Canada to the north, New England defies simple definition. It must be experienced. With its quaint seaside towns, powdery ski slopes, and breathtaking year-round beauty, New England is a vacation paradise as diverse as it is vast. And the New England Inns & Resorts Association is the ultimate guide to this storied region. Founded over a century ago, we feature over 250 member properties ranging from New England country inns to the most exclusive hotels and resorts.