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20 Romantic Wedding Anniversary Trip Ideas to New England

Romantic couples looking to get away for a memorable anniversary have a number of choices in New England. From seaside strolls along the beach to mountain skiing adventures, the region offers something for lovebirds of all ages from Connecticut to Maine. The smorgasbord is plentiful, but we toned it down to our Top 20 Romantic Wedding Anniversary Trip Ideas.  Let's take a look.

20. Hotel Manisses - Block Island, Rhode Island

Located on posh Block Island, the Hotel Manisses is the island's best boutique hotel for romantic couples.  The 17-room inn offers beautiful decor, casual elegance and understated luxury. Married couples celebrating an anniversary love the on-site restaurant and bar, and the short walk to all of the island's unique shops and culture.

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19. Nobnocket Boutique Inn - Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts

Martha's Vineyard is a classic romantic escape off the coast of Massachusetts, and the Nobocket Boutique Inn in Vineyard Haven is a perfect spot for couples. The luxury bed and breakfast has seven exquisite rooms with attention to every detail. Spend your days lounging on the great lawn, on the beach, antiquing or exploring the local lighthouses. 

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18. Wauwinet - Nantucket, Massachusetts

Nanticket's premier waterfront resort, the Wawinet is a peaceful island retreat that oozes luxury at every turn.  The world-class retreat has a Zagat-rated restaurant, Topper's, with an award-winning wine cellar. The 32-room historic inn offers you and your partner one-of-a-kind furnishings and plush bedding, with luxury finishes throughout the room. Around Nantucket, enjoy the local wildlife refuge, boating, whale watching, sailing, shopping and a plethora of cultural activities.

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17. Lighthouse Inn - West Dennis, Massachusetts

For an authentic New England seaside experience, head to the Lighthouse Inn on southern Cape Cod. The oceanfront inn provides unparalleled serenity and romance along a private sandy beach with panoramic views. Celebrate your anniversary by dining at the oceanside Waterfront Restaurant before exploring the classic cape. The hotel offers 68 rooms, all of which are less than 100 yards from the beach. 

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16. Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club - Brewster, Massachusetts

The upscale Ocean Edge Resort is an elegant 429-acre retreat that overlooks Cape Cod Bay. The resort offers 90 luxuriously appointed rooms along with a private beach, tennis complex, fitness center, and outdoor and indoor pools. The Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course is a must for couples who love to hit the links.  Catch a local baseball game or dine on fresh lobster before grabbing a sundae at a local ice cream parlor. Or grab a bicycle for a romantic anniversary ride along the scenic 26-mile Cape Cod Bike and Rail Trail. 

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15. Crowne Point Historic Inn & Spa - Provincetown, Massachusetts

This luxury landmark hotel in Provincetown is the perfect romantic escape. The Crowne Point Historic Inn has an award-winning, in-house spa ready to pamper you and your mate. The hotel offers easy access to everything in Provincetown, from the quaint shops to the sandy shoreline. The unmatched Pointe Restaurant provides the ultimate intimate setting and serves local fare including fresh shellfish, tuna and lobster. Many guest rooms feature fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. 

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14. Mirbeau Inn & Spa - Plymouth, Massachusetts

Romance abounds in the renowned Pinehills community near Plymouth at the Mirbeau Inn & Spa. The 50-room retreat offers sophisticated luxury at a private residential estate that features a full-service spa and French-inspired fine dining restaurant on site. The whole area is reminiscent of a Monet painting or a rural estate just outside of Paris. Lovebirds can snuggle next to a cozy fireplace, or slip into one of the oversized soaking tubs. During the days, take in the rich local history and charming village shops. 

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13. Old Sturbridge Inn & Reeder Family Lodges - Sturbridge, Massachusetts

The Old Sturbridge Inn offers modern convenience and historic charm spread across its grounds. Guests can stay at the 10-room Oliver Wight House, or reside in one of 29 other lodging units close by. Charmingly intimate, each room has all of today's modern conveniences like flat screen TVs and Wi-Fi. Visitors enjoy walking around Old Sturbridge Village, taking in all of the antique shops and cultural events. There's also a few wineries and breweries worth exploring. 

12. Emerson Inn - Rockport, Massachusetts

Season after season, love abounds at the Emerson Inn in Rockport. Located on picturesque Cape Ann, the historic inn is the perfect destination for couples who want to get away for a quick trip. The 36-room seaside inn exhibits the characteristics of yesteryear with the amenities and services that today's travelers expect. Profess your undying affection to your loved one over a candlelight dinner by the sea, or sightsee hand-in-hand through Rockport or nearby Gloucester. Afterward, retire to your room with ocean views that exudes classic New England charm.

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11. Hancock Inn & Fox Tavern - Hancock, New Hampshire

The Hancock Inn, the state's oldest continuous operating inn, has been greeting guests since 1789. The 18th Century country inn offers 14 rooms with period-appropriate furnishings and today's modern perks like air conditioning and Wi-Fi. The country estate is close to skiing and snowboarding during the winter, and golf, biking and hiking during the warm-weather months. 

10. Castle Hill Resort & Spa - Ludlow, Vermont

Get away to the Green Mountains for a memorable stay at the Castle Hill Resort & Spa. The elegant Vermont resort has stunning views and luxury accommodations, along with an Aveda Concept Spa. Hit the slopes in the winter, or canoe, fish or golf during the summer. Romantic couples can renew their love on a nearby romantic horseback ride, unforgettable sleigh ride or picture-perfect ice skating outing. 

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9. Basin Harbor - Vergennes, Vermont

Love abounds at Lake Champlain, a quiet getaway in upstate Vermont. With a never-ending list of activities and 19th-Century charm, Basin Harbor can't be beaten. The hotel spreads across 700 acres near the lake and features 75 cottages, a marina, an airstrip, and an 18-hole golf course.  Take in a romantic meal at the Red Mill Restaurant, a renovated sawmill, or dine lakeside at the North Dock.

8. Phineas Swann Bed & Breakfast Inn - Montgomery Center, Vermont

Consistently named as one of New England's top romantic inns, the Phineas Swann Bed & Breakfast Inn sits at the base of Jay Peak near Canada. Enjoy easy access to activities in Burlington, Newport and Stowe. The bed and breakfast offers fine antiques and four-poster beds along with all the modern conveniences. Summer or winter, couples can find plenty to do in the area, from skiing in the winter to hiking and cycling during the warmer months. 

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7. Adair Country Inn & Restaurant - Bethlehem, New Hampshire

Lovebirds adore the peaceful ambiance at the Adair Country Inn & Restaurant in the New Hampshire's White Mountains. Spread across 200 acres of gardens, pines and ponds, the inn offers personalized service and award-winning New England cuisine. The on-site restaurant offers the finest in New England cuisine amid a relaxing atmosphere. Each guest room is names after a nearby mountain, and are decorated with antiques, fine furnishings and comfy linens. 

6. Ames Farm Inn & Resort - Gilford, New Hampshire

Conveniently located about 90 minutes from Boston, the Ames Farm Inn & Resort offers couples lakeside cabins and a quarter-mile of sandy beach. Wake up to blueberry pancakes and real New Hampshire maple syrup before hitting iconic Lake Winnipesaukee or the nearby mountains. Gunstock Mountain Resort offers great skiing only 2.2 miles away.

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5. Christmas Farm Inn & Spa - Jackson, New Hampshire

A true country inn, the Christmas Farm Inn & Spa sits on a beautiful hillside in the White Mountains. The inn has rooms, cottages and loft conversions available for stays, along with luxurious Carriage House Suites. There's amazing on-site dining and a full-service Aveda spa with seven treatment rooms, a steam room and relaxation lounges. In the winter, enjoy six ski mountains less than 20 minutes from the inn.  But don't let the name fool you: The Christmas Inn is a romantic getaway for all seasons.

4. Breakwater Inn & Spa - Kennebunkport, Maine

The Breakwater Inn & Spa feels like a 19th Century seaside inn, with timeless romance and an intimate waterfront location in legendary Kennebunkport. The bed and breakfast has iconic views of yachts and boats navigating the Kennebunk River. Take an anniversary bike ride downtown and explore the classic seaport, or kick back at the on-site spa or renowned Stripers Waterside Restaurant. 

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3. Attean Lake Lodge - Jackman, Maine

This is the place for romantic couples to get away from it all. Just 12 miles south of the Canadian border, this secluded destination has everything you'd expect in northern Maine: canoeing, hiking, kayaking, bird watching, and golf. Couples celebrating an anniversary can expect first-class dining at the inn, including Maine Lobster and fresh desserts. Romantic sunset cookouts at the inn are a great way to end the day on Wednesdays and Sundays. 
 

2. Hartstone Inn and Hideaway - Camden, Maine

Any list of romantic anniversary destinations worth its salt will have the Harstone Inn ranked pretty high. The Mansard-style Victorian inn was built in 1835 and has been exceeding expectations ever since. Often referred to as the ultimate experience in pampered luxury, the 21-room inn is centrally located close to golf, kayaking, sailing, and arts and culture.  The on-site dining is impeccable, and the wine list has received Wine Spectator's "Award of Excellence" award for 15 years running. 

1. Green Mountain Inn - Stowe, Vermont

The Green Mountain Inn sits on Main Street in downtown Stowe, Vermont. The town offers prime skiing and snowboarding and is typically ranked as the number one destination to view the fall colors. The 180-year-old inn offers second-to-none service, and 103 total luxury guest rooms, suites, village apartments, and townhouses.  The hotel offers a perfect balance of ambiance and modern comfort, and the convenient location to Vermont's many activities and events is unmatched. A perfect destination for your intimate anniversary celebration. 

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