1. Ocean House, Watch Hill, Rhode Island
sweeping ocean views and a timeless elegance that evokes the ambiance
of idyllic summers, the Ocean House in Rhode Island makes for a dreamy
start your New England road trip getaway. This boutique, luxury hotel
with resort-like amenities is situated right on the beach and offers the
highest level of service throughout the property and its 49 newly
remolded rooms and 18 suites. These spacious accommodations are each
richly appointed to reflect the feel of a sprawling seaside estate,
offering an unrivaled residential experience.
the summertime, make sure you arrive early on Fridays so as not to miss
the good, old-fashioned New England lobster boil on the beach, complete
with a live band. We also love starting the evening with a glass of
Veuve at the property’s Secret Garden champagne bar endorsed by Town
& Country, Perks & Corks as well as Malted Barley. Other spots
not to miss for a bite include Olympia Tea Room – recognized by Vanity
Fair as being “famous not fancy” – as well as Ellas and Cooked Goose.
three-bedroom Penthouse Suite includes 4,000 sq. ft. of interior space
with three full baths and two halves, and can sleep up to seven with a
sofa bed. However, the clincher is its 2,000 sq. ft. private roof deck
for sunning, cocktails and al fresco dining.
suite comes with complimentary bar, including top-shelf spirits and
mixers, a dedicated Signature Suite VIP Manager, De’Longhi Eletta
Fully-Automatic Espresso and Cappuccino Machine, and cccess to the
members-only Club Room Restaurant. That said, you may not want to leave.
2. Vanderbilt, Auberge Resorts, Newport, Rhode Island
built by Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, a scion of the wealthy Vanderbilt
family, this property dates back to 1909 as a vintage Newport mansion
that has been restored to its former glory. In fact, it’s one of the few
private homes of the era to open its doors to welcome guests. Located
right on the waterfront, the Vanderbilt is easily one of Newport’s
best-kept secrets. Plus, with only 33 rooms and luxury suites, it is
ideal for social distancing.
you want to get your legs moving, Vanderbilt is ideally situated to get
out and explore – the 3.5-mile walk along the Newport Cliffs allows for
the opportunity to see the town’s famous mansions. For some shopping,
we recommend checking out Shore Soap Company and Thames Glass. And once
you’ve worked up an appetite, a bite at The Mooring is hit the spot. Or,
there’s hotel’s signature restaurant, The Vanderbilt Grill, a sumptuous
restaurant where the best local ingredients are on offer in imaginative
menus which change throughout the year. For cocktails, check out Fluke
and finish up at Dockside for some nightlife.
Vanderbilt Suite is the hotel's most exclusive accommodation and
channels the feel of a private apartment, with a dining room and sitting
area. It can be configured as a one-bedroom or two-bedroom luxury
accommodation, measuring either 940 or 2,000 sq. ft. The Master bath has shower and separate tub.
3. Chatham Bars Inn, Chatham, Massachusetts
Cod has long been one of New England’s most honored and historic
getaways, encompassing 17th-century towns and the spectacular Cape Cod
National Seashore. Chatham Bars Inn is our favorite property in the
region as it occupies 25 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and
sandy ocean beaches, giving you the ultimate peace of mind. Decades
back, guests splashed in the surf, played golf in the tangy sea air,
took afternoon tea on the wide veranda overlooking panoramic ocean
vistas, and dined on the best New England cuisine, featuring
fresh-from-the ocean seafood. Today, you can enjoy the resort lifestyle
as so many did, so long ago, at Chatham Bars Inn, lovingly restored to
its original grandeur, yet completely updated with the latest amenities.
you’re ready for an adventure, there are options abound. The property
has a fleet of boats for sportfishing, sailing, and day trips to
Nantucket Island. No matter if you choose to relax or take up one of the
activities, you’ll be sure to feel the quintessential New England vibe.
If you’d like to get off property, we adore Chatham Wine Bar and The
Squire for cocktails before heading to dinner at Bluefin Sushi &
Ocean View Presidential Suite
Presidential Suite offers 1,120 sq. Ft. of living space and includes
two separate bedrooms. The master bedroom features a king bed with a gas
fireplace, and a marble master bath with a soaking tub. The second
bedroom includes two queen size beds and a full bathroom. The living
area features a dining table, wet bar and two gas fireplaces and sliding
doors to a spacious deck with panoramic ocean views, perfect for
4. Cliff House Maine, Cape Neddick, Maine
located in Southern Maine between Ogunquit and York, an hour’s drive
north of Boston and a forty-minute drive from Portland, Cliff House is
one of the most captivating oceanfront destinations of its kind after a
landmark transformation. The property is set on the edge of the Atlantic
on the rocky coast of Southern Maine with year-round activities, Cliff
House offers panoramic ocean and coastal views from over 130 stylish
rooms and suites. The hotel is also just a short distance from Rachel
Carson National Wildlife Refuge, one of the country’s largest.
will have no trouble staying entertained and active at Cliff House
Maine. In addition to having countless wonderful spots to simply relax
and enjoy the remarkable ocean views, they also have many options for
those who crave a more engaging experience. Amenities include indoor and
outdoor swimming pools, a beautiful luxury spa, and access to the
challenging course at the adjacent Cape Neddick Golf Club. Be sure to
stop at Walkers is the ultimate stop for a bite or The Front Porch for
Elsie Weare Suite
Elsie Weare Suite sits on the top floor of Clifftop Building, offering
unparalleled views of the dramatic Maine coastline. This 1,750-sq. ft.
suite is named for a member of the prolific Weare family, who financed
the construction of Cliff House and owned the property for four
down-home hospitality with modern elegance, the suite includes a
kitchenette with sink, dishwasher, mini fridge, Keurig machine and
dining room, a spacious living room, and private terraces perfect for
stargazing and greeting the morning sun. The master bedroom features a king-sized bed, full bathroom and oversized soaking tub.
5. White Barn Inn, Auberge Resorts, Kennebunkport, Maine
in the beautiful coastal town of Kennebunkport, White Barn Inn has been
a beloved local landmark for over 150 years, synonymous with warm New
England hospitality, rustic charm, and uncompromising attention to
detail. Just a 90 minutes’ drive north of Boston, this inviting property
is renowned as one of the country’s most distinctive getaways. The
26-room inn is ideal for social distancing and offers guests supreme
levels of quality, luxury and service. Beyond our favorite waterfront
cottages, there is a swimming pool and convenient access to fine
shopping and art galleries in the charming coastal town of
and Earth at Hidden Pond are your go-tos for a bite off of the property
while we love Old Vines Wine Bar or 50 Local for a drink. But, for the
best-kept secret, be sure to check out Little Barn for farm-t0-table
delights. For a fine dining experience, The White Barn Restaurant has
both a AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star endorsement to satisfy in
the ultimate foodie. Try the 9-course chef’s tasting menu for a true
1,000 sq. ft. Friendship Cottage combines proximity with exclusivity.
It is a eight minutes walk from the Main House, but enjoys the privacy
of being nestled along the banks of the Kennebunk River. Soaring
ceilings, a large wood-burning fireplace, and landscaped patio embody
Maine's cottage living.