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Top Adult-Only Inns in New England

A getaway or vacation to New England is one of the more romantic adventures a couple can experience. Getting away from the hustle of daily life for a couple of days with your special someone is the perfect way to revitalize your mind and spirit, and to connect with your loved one on a whole other level. 

A couples vacation to New England offers serenity and relaxation, but can also be filled with exploration and excitement.  There are a number of cottages, inns, hotels, and bed and breakfasts in New England that cater specifically to couples every season of the year. The region offers everything from romantic strolls on the beach to fall foliage hikes to après-ski wine tastings following a fun day playing in the snow. Let's take a closer look at six vacation ideas that might be perfect for your next romantic retreat. 

Couples can turn up the heat and lower to cost by taking advantage of the Special Couples Offers from New England Inns & Resorts!

Stone Hill Inn - Stowe, Vermont

Stowe, Vermont, is home to the award-winning Stone Hill Inn, a romantic adults-only bed and breakfast nestled on nine and a half acres of woodlands. The inn is consistently ranked as one of the most romantic destinations in New England, most recently earning top-10 recognition from lists released by both Trip Advisor and the Travel Channel. 

The inn hits all the romantic high notes, including flower arrangements, champagne, wine, Vermont craft beer, cheese boards, silk rose-petal turndowns, and even a soothing in-room couples massage. Luxurious, well-appointed rooms at the Stone Hill Inn feature a plush king bed, romantic fireplace, and a two-person Jacuzzi tub. 

Downtown Stowe is only five minutes away, or take the nine-minute trip to Mr. Manfield for world-class skiing and snowboarding. Outdoor activities about in Stowe, no matter the season. Fill your summers with hiking, biking, golf, hot-air ballooning, horseback riding, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, whitewater rafting, and zip-lining.

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Brass Key Guesthouse - Provincetown, Massachusetts

Just steps from Provincetown Harbor, the Brass Key Guesthouse offers nine restored historic buildings with luxury accommodations ranging from antique to chic. From the terraced courtyard to the private rooftop deck with water views, this adults-only inn is a perfect retreat for couples who want privacy but easy access to everything on Cape Cod. 

Couples who choose this private enclave can select from several uniquely appointed rooms, each with its own personality and charm. There are even more secluded rooms for couples that have a fireplace and Jacuzzi tub and lots of luxurious appointments.  Relax in your room, take a dip in the adults-only 15-person hot tub, lounge with a cocktail or sample the wares at the evening wine and cheese reception. 

Enjoy the expanded Continental breakfast each morning before heading out for shopping, dancing, live music, fine dining and exploring the nearby art galleries.  There's also whale watching tours, sailing charters, fishing excursions, and beach dune rides all within close proximity to the Brass Key.

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Inn at Castle Hill - Ipswich, Massachusetts

Sip tea on the veranda while soaking in views of the Atlantic Ocean from the Inn at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate in beautiful Ipswich. The 10-room adults-only bed and breakfast cottage sits on the elegant estate grounds located right on the beach, and all rooms at the inn feature stunning vistas of salt marshes, sand dunes, and the coastline. Take a romantic stroll along the shore, or simply kick back and read a good book amid the meticulously landscaped grounds. 

Head to the beach and feel blades of grass tickle your feet as you make your way to the ocean while holding hands with your soul mate. Spend your days boating, canoeing or whale watching, or browse the quaint antique shops in Ipswich. There's plenty of arts and entertainment to explore, too. 

Rooms at the Inn at Castle Hill are individually decorated and have a king or queen bed and a private luxury bathroom. There are plenty of luxury finishes throughout, including Frette robes and towels, plush beach towels, original artwork, down pillows and luxury bedding. 

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Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn - Harwich, Massachusetts

The Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn sits on nearly two acres of prime real estate near the beaches of Nantucket Sound.  The chic Cape Code retreat is conveniently located between Dennisport and Harwich Port. The inn offers eight delightfully decorated rooms that blend modern design with serene comfort. 

The inn is a perfect home base for exploring vibrant and historic Cape Cod. Walk to the beach, visit the inn's art gallery or lounge, or check out the many shops and restaurants in the area. Beach access is only a short walk or complimentary bike ride away. Ferry rides to both Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard make for a fun, memorable day trips. 

Romantic guests rave about the in-room gourmet breakfast and lounge dining. There's even poolside service during the warm-weather months. 

Nobnocket Boutique Inn - Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts

Escape to iconic Martha's Vineyard for a getaway stay at the Nobnocket Boutique Inn in Vineyard Haven. This award-winning, seven-room contemporary retreat offers luxury perks at every turn, including rich Frette linens and down or down-alternative bedding, turn-down service, walk-in showers or soaking tubs, and cotton waffle robes. A sumptuous locally-sourced gourmet breakfast is served daily in either the sunroom, on the veranda or patio, or in your room. 

 Experience Martha's Vineyard in all its luster. Explore the grounds on a complimentary bike, or head out to the beach and just relax. The area offers an abundance of activities, including golf, sailing, kite boarding, bird watching, oyster farm and lighthouse tours, and theater performances. There's definitely no shortage of things to do.

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Manor House Inn - Norfolk, Connecticut

The Manor House Inn is only two and a half hours from Boston and New York City, and a little under an hour's drive from Lenox and Hartford, so it's no wonder why this bed and breakfast is a popular getaway for couples. Tucked away in the relaxing New England countryside, the inn is only a short walk from a variety of quaint restaurants and retail shops, and a short drive from the Berkshires. 

The Manor House Inn offers seven spacious suites and two deluxe rooms, all with private bathrooms. Suites come with a king or queen bed, a wood or gas fireplace, and oversized bathtubs.  Deluxe rooms feature elegant decor, supple linens, and plush pillows. Start your romantic getaway with a Connecticut countryside breakfast with French toast and real New England maple syrup from a local vendor.  

The long list of to-do's in the Norfolk area starts with a romantic hike to the top of Haystack Mountain for one of the most stunning views in the region. Next, make plans to see a summer performance at the local music festival, or take in a show at Infinity Hall. Catch an indie flick at the Moviehouse or see a performance by the Berkshire Theater Group.

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The Sailmaker's House - Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Located in historic downtown Portsmouth, The Sailmaker's House provides a perfect home base for everything to do. The boutique inn is a four-minute walk to Market Square and is the prime choice for couples who want private time but also easy access to all of downtown's shopping, dining, and nightlife.  

With roots dating back to the early 1800s, this original seaport home is full of one-of-a-kind quirks but has been fully modernized with all of today's luxury finishes. It's a unique blend of old-meets-new,  and each of the 10 bedrooms puts comfort first. Grab a light snack in the common area before hitting the town for an unforgettable romantic experience. Local attractions include the beach and Rye Harbor, Prescott Park, Portsmouth Music Hall, and the Seacoast Repertory Theatre.  From harbor cruises to yoga in the park, there are bonding experiences everywhere.

Topside Inn - Boothbay Harbor, Maine

The Topside Inn was recently recognized as one of the most romantic hotels in the United States by Trip Advisor. The adults-only inn overlooks stunning Boothbay Harbor Maine and was once a sea captain's home in the 19th Century. Much of the coastal decor remains.  Romantic couples can choose from guest rooms in three buildings. The Main House offers seven comfortable rooms with king and queen beds and harbor views. Two recently renovated guest houses - Leeward and Windward - present king beds, vaulted ceilings, bar areas with built-in refrigerators and walk-in showers. 

Kick-off your romantic getaway with a locally-inspired made-to-order gourmet breakfast before heading out. Enjoy the convenience of a short walk to the classic coastal village of Boothbay Harbor for shopping, dining and lots of art and culture. Walk the pier or take a lighthouse tour. There are whale-watching excursions, puffin and seal watching, and sailing outings, or stay on land and tour the nearby Botanical Gardens.  Around town, choose from a long list of breweries and pubs, distilleries, wineries, and restaurants that will satisfy even the most discerning foodie. 

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