Crowne Pointe Historic Inn & Spa, Provincetown, MA
A couple of short blocks from the sandy Provincetown beach, the Crowne Pointe Inn is a true Cape Cod experience, built 140 years ago for a prosperous sea captain. Today, the inn welcomes travelers to a splendid example of the adult-only getaway: a quiet and well-appointed home base, with all of Provincetown within a short walk. Even so, it’s not a bad idea to save some time to enjoy the inn itself, which has a pool, sauna & spa, nightly wine and cheese socials and afternoon treats, plus an award-winning restaurant (and also offers room service).
Cape Arundel Inn & Old Fort Estate, Kennebunkport, ME
Don’t want to share the swimming pool with screaming youngsters of questionable bladder control? We recommend the Cape Arundel Inn and Resort, an oceanfront hideaway set in a neighborhood of stately summer mansions. The resort comprises two distinct properties, the Cape Arundel Inn and Old Fort Estate, which offer a wealth of grown-up-friendly amenities, like bocce, wine tasting, an 'Artist on the Lawn' series, and, of course, the child-free swimming pool.
The Kemble Inn, Lenox, MA
The search for peace and quiet need go no further than the Kemble Inn, nestled among the Berkshires in Lenox, MA. Spacious suites fill the inn, with a style that balances the architecture of the Gilded Age mansion with modern sophistication. Relax on their back lawn, cocktail in hand, and enjoy a mountain view without a game of tag in sight.
Forty Putney Road, Brattleboro, VT
In a state known to love local food and ingredients, The Inn on Putney Road is a go-to for an adult-only getaway with lots of local flavor. Guests of the B&B can try some of Vermont’s unique brews at craft beer tastings in the on-site pub, fuel up on locally-sourced breakfast each morning and explore Brattleboro, a town famous for a quirky, unique style. Still want more adult-only getaways? Here are a few more options: The Wauwinet, Nantucket, MA Carpe Diem Guesthouse, Provincetown, MA Rabbit Hill Inn, Lower Waterford, VT Adair Country Inn & Restaurant, Bethlehem, N.H. Ale House Inn, Portsmouth, N.H. Chambery Inn, Lee, MA The Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn, West Harwich, MA Stone Hill Inn, Stowe, VT The Admiral's Inn, Ogunquit, ME The Snowflake Inn, Jackson Village, N.H. Each of these inns, resorts and B&Bs is an expert in helping you enjoy your getaway sans-kiddos. Just don’t be surprised if you still hear, “Are we there yet?” — sometimes, even grown-ups can’t help being a bit impatient.