While we’re not traveling far this summer, here are some places we love for weekend jaunts:
A Getaway to The White Hart Inn, Salisbury
We celebrated our anniversary with an overnight at an historic country inn with an acclaimed restaurant in the Litchfield Hills. Read all about it here.
An Easy and Elegant Overnight at the Margin Street Inn, Westerly
We spent a delightful 24 hours in this freshly renovated, luxe manse in Westerly. Read more here.
The Weekapaug Inn, Weekapaug, RI
Like its fancy big sister, The Ocean House, the design is in the details at the meticulously restored Weekapaug Inn. Details here.
The Ocean House, Watch Hill, RI
A Relais & Chateaux stay, with heavenly spa, spectacular views and luxe rooms, smack on the Watch Hill beach. Read more.
The Blake, A Sophisticated Stay in New Haven
This new boutique hotel walks a tightrope between spare modern design and luxurious coziness. Read more.
The Study, New Haven
It’s no secret where my favorite place to bunk overnight in New Haven is, the chic Study, with an exceptional restaurant. Read more.
The rooms in this waterside inn are classic yet modern, with thoughtful amenities: Frette linens and a jacuzzi in the limestone-clad bath. Read more.
Chatfield Hollow Farm, Killingworth
I’ve discovered the perfect country Bed and Breakfast to stash overflow weekenders, and believe me, it’s a whole lot better than my guest room. Read about it here.
The Lighthouse Suite at Saybrook Point Inn
One of the more unusual accommodations on the Shoreline is a sweet suite on the mouth of the Sound. Read more.
Villas By the Sea at Water’s Edge
Luxe new condos with all the accoutrements (kitchen included), right on the beach. Read more…
Madison Beach Hotel, Madison, CT
Enjoy a lobster roll on the deck of the Madison Beach, where all 33 of the rooms face the water, and the amenities are the sort you’d expect in a high-end hotel: full service spa, gym and yoga room. Read more.
Spicer Mansion, Mystic
If you have fantasies of living in anna fide mansion, take up residence at the Spicer. Read more…
Bedford Post Inn, Bedford, NY
If you’re looking for a quick but luxurious getaway (with a yoga barn), head to Richard Gere’s Bedford Post Inn. Read more.
Unplug at a Cabin on Lake Pattagansett
Looking for something simple and right on the water? Rent this adorable refurbished icehouse one foot from Pattagansett Lake in East Lyme. Details here.
The Old Inn on the Green, New Marlborough, MA
No potpourri, no calico, no cheese spread – this is not your grandmother’s quaint country inn. Classic New England with a candlelit restaurant. Read more…
Old Lyme Inn, Old Lyme
We’ve been waiting oh, so patiently for the re-opening of The Old Lyme Inn, so we raced over on opening day, and were delighted to stroll in to a crisp and sunny version of it’s former frayed self. Read more.
Beech Tree Cottages, Madison
If you can’t stomach the thought of another weekend of overnight guests, stash them at the adorable Beech Tree Cottages across from Hammonasset Beach (and check out their sweet seaside-themed shop, pictured above).