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Old Fort Estate at Cape Arundel Inn & Resort
Old Fort Estate at Cape Arundel Inn & Resort

5 Adult-Only Getaways in New England

The adult-only getaway is a dream for some, a challenge for many, and a specialty for New England’s adult-only inns and B&Bs. They offer privacy, serenity and plenty of fun for grown-ups, from elegant dining to beer tasting, wine and cheese hours, and more — without interruption by the pitter-patter of little feet. To make your next trip to New England “just for the grown-ups”, try one of these romantic adult-only getaways.

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The Inn at Weathersfield, Perkinsville, VT

If food is your passion, than the Inn at Weathersfield is your destination. Home to Restaurant Verterra, one of New England’s finest farm-to-table restaurants, the inn focuses on bringing the best of New England’s local flavors to the table — with nary a kid's menu in sight. Modern rooms are tucked throughout the historic inn, which dates back to 1792, where you’re sure to find tranquility after a day adventuring in southern Vermont or cooking up a storm at the inn’s Hidden Kitchen cooking school.

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Crowne Pointe Inn & Spa

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.

Old Fort Estate at Cape Arundel Inn & Resort
Old Fort Estate at Cape Arundel Inn & Resort

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.