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New England’s best luxury hotels

When it comes to picturesque landscapes, seaside sunsets, and rich cultural heritage, there are few places in the New World that can compare to the New England region of the United States. From Maine down to Maryland, this countryside of seaports and cities is rich in history and patriotic spirit. The birthplace of the dream they called “America,” these states are home to some of the most beautiful resorts and luxury hotels in the country. Whether you’re looking for a tranquil place to relax in the heart of the wilderness, or a stay in Manhattan with plenty of things to keep you occupied, this area can make for a fantastic vacation, planned event, or business trip. The Liberty. Boston, Massachusetts Located at the foot of Beacon Hill, The Liberty Hotel is a unique blend of historic scenery and modernized luxury. Built in the old Charles Street Jail, a national historic landmark built in 1851, this cathedral-like design features 298 rooms and suites offering sweeping views of the Charles River and the picturesque skyline. The 6,000 square feet of meeting and event space make it a great place to throw a soiree, either personal or for business. Amenities at the Liberty include high-speed Wi-Fi, Valet Parking Available, Concierge Services, as well as a 24-hour business center and a 24-hour Fitness Center. 24-Hour In-Room Dining is available through an exquisite room service. The suites themselves are very well put together for any and all discerning guests, including in-room safes, high-speed internet, HD-LCD TV, in-room private bars, and even an overnight shoeshine service. Spend a Saturday at an exclusive Yoga Classes taught by instructors from Equinox, the 24-Hour Fitness Center, a complimentary jogging map of Boston, and even bicycles available to take out seasonally. Grace White Barn Inn & Spa. Kennebunk, Maine The White Barn Inn in Kennebunk has been welcoming guests for 150 years. The place is known for its art galleries and beaches. The hotel is a farmhouse and offers 26 rooms. The hotel is open all year except for 2 weeks in January. The pool is heated in winter, and the hotel offers its guests a memorable stay in every season. The restaurant, in particular, is very well known – only local products are processed here, and everything is prepared in-house. Their tasting menu takes the guest on a culinary journey. This hotel is part of the Relais et Chateaux group. The White Barn Inn is not a family hotel – couples and those seeking quiet feel at home here. Inn by the Sea. Cape Elizabeth, Maine Maine is known to be one of the last pure wilderness states in the USA, but no one said “untamed” had to mean “bereft of opulence.” The Inn by the Sea is a great way to experience this northern state, and it’s evergreen forests and rocky Atlantic coast in the most luxurious way possible. Inn by the Sea is located just fifteen minutes from the city of Portland, Maine, and stretches along a mile of sandy beaches braving the harsh Atlantic coast. The sixty-one guest rooms suites are perfect for solo travel, couples, or even family outings. Enjoy local fare served with flare t the Cape Elizebeth restaurant, and finish the day treating yourself to a grand spa treatment before snuggling up on the beach with a fire as the loons call out across this oasis of luxury in America’s last wilderness frontier. The Ocean House. Watch Hill, Rhodes Island This luxury hotel has only 68 rooms and is located directly on the sea. On a beautiful day, you can see Montauk and Block Island from the hotel. Art lovers will get their money’s worth here because there are numerous works of art to be discovered throughout the hotel. There are around 20 galleries in the vicinity of the hotel, which invite you to see them. In the kitchen of the house, great emphasis is placed on local dishes. If the sun should hide, the Ocean House offers a 20-meter indoor pool filled with saltwater from the Atlantic. Ocean House is not a family hotel and does not offer any children’s programs. But wine tastings are provided for the adult generation. Don’t miss the Sunday brunch, which is accompanied by jazz or blues concerts. The Pitcher Inn. Warren, Vermont Though one of the smaller states in this compact region, Vermont boasts some of the most beautiful scenery to be found in the United States. With mountains caped in forests ablaze with color during the fall, you’ll find that nature itself feels luxurious in this New England state. That’s is, till you walk through the doors at the Pitcher Inn, Vermont’s first luxury accommodation for those looking to escape the hustle of life but not the joys of modern comforts. The inn here is reminiscent of a lodge, in that the elegant woodwork put into the structure is basked in the radiance of American Craftsmen’s artistic work at it’s finest. Built in the heart of ski country, this inn has all the amenities you’d expect as well as some exclusive deals with the local fine dining establishments a mere walk from the hotel’s front door. Whether you’re looking for an escape or a city that never sleeps, New England has been a place of excitement and culture since the pilgrims first settled at Plymouth in Massachusetts. With its sprawling mountains, wide rivers, and rocky sea coasts, New Englanders take pride in the place they call home, and every luxury hotel here is a first-class stop to a beautiful, historical region that will leave you with millions of options when seeking your next getaway or business excursion. Whatever the case may be, these small states have a place for you to bask in relaxation, and an adventure to every taste is just waiting behind their doors. Guido Graf is Founder of Privateupgrades. Privateupgrades is a global luxury travel club with over 20 years of experience in luxury hotels, ensuring exclusive VIP privileges like upgrades, free breakfast, free nights, rate discounts, free airport transfers, free massages and much more. If you would like to be a guest blogger on A Luxury Travel Blog in order to raise your profile, please contact us.

Guido Graf

Guido Graf, born in Vienna, is a respected businessman and pioneer in the European luxury travel industry. After studying in Switzerland, he founded Deluxetargets in 2001, one of the most esteemed companies for luxury travel in Europe. In 2017, he recognized the growing importance of the digital market and launched PrivateUpgrades, an online platform providing access to over 2000 luxury hotels with exclusive VIP benefits. Graf is widely acknowledged as an expert in luxury hotels and continually sets new standards for exceptional travel experiences. Moreover, since 2008, he is the exclusive representative for Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic in Switzerland. Graf also sits on advisory boards of several renowned luxury hotel brands and has held a consulting role in several significant hotel openings such as the Royal Atlantis in Dubai. His innovative spirit and entrepreneurial foresight make him a leading figure in the luxury travel industry.

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  1. I like properties that have a bit of a quirk about them so I’d be particularly interested in the Liberty as a former jail. It looks incredible, very grand and it does have that cathedral feel about the architecture. I like the White Barn, that’s the sort of stereotypical image I have I guess of Maine properties. The Inn by the Sea looks immense in size, very grand and a great location. The one on Rhode Island though, I feel like I’ve seen that one before but I don’t know where. I’ve read a bit about New England, Quebec, Montreal & Maine in the American crime books I read so I’ve developed a soft spot for that region. I’ve been to Chicago and New York but both were brief trips. I’d be keen on visiting Canada but I’d especially love to return to the US one day and go to Maine.

    1. Hello Patti.
      You should definitely visit New England. Even Boston is a smaller city than Chicago or New York – a tour of New England is more reminiscent of Wales with an American flair – the Ocean House on Rhodes Island is well known and is often featured in magazines. If you’re lucky with the weather, New England is an excellent experience in every season.

  2. There’s a reason why The White Barn Inn Restaurant is popular. Their food is spot on. Their classic dish Kennebunkport lobster fettuccine with that decadent cognac butter sauce is out of this world! I tried to recreate this at home with a simplified version, but I expected it to be different, of course. They also had a truffle tasting menu that I’m sure a lot of people would find just as decadent. The location is amazing as well, this idyllic seaside town has a calming, quiet vibe perfect for those who want to chill or get away from the frenetic buzz of the city. Relaxing outdoor activities, some countryside shopping, delicious wine and food, and 5-star service from The White Barn, it was the perfect holiday for me.

    1. Wow, lobster fettuccine sounds pretty incredible. Yes, I’ve had some of the best meals in my life in and around New England. I remember one time staying at a place in Rhode Island called Goat Island, I think. We had a spectacular dinner at the hotel and we were in a reverie for hours afterward. Something special about New England, indeed.

  3. Thank you for reminding me of the beauty and splendor of New England, if I could put it that way. I think Maine and New Hampshire are two of the only states I’ve never been in. Maine sounds ideal. My parents are looking forward to visiting some friends in Connecticut, as they live in New Jersey and really need to get away for a bit. I’ve had some excellent pizza there. And I’ve been to Stowe, Vermont which is a great ski town up near the Canadian border. So much to do everywhere in New England.

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