Five Romantic New England Hotels for Your Next Weekend Away
It's important to enjoy solo time as a couple once in a while, and New Hampshire is full of great places to do that. Find a babysitter or ask one of the grandparents to stay with your young ones for the weekend, and book into one of these romantic hotels.
Inn at Ellis River
Snuggle up with your sweetie at the Inn at Ellis River (17 Harriman Rd., Jackson, NH), a peaceful, 20-room bed and breakfast in the White Mountains. Select a room with a jetted Jacuzzi bathtub (enjoy a heart-shaped tub in the Paradise Falls Suite) and bask in the glow of the in-room fireplaces. The inn is open in all seasons and recreational activities abound in Jackson any time of year. Come in the fall to see the leaves changing colors or enjoy the skiing during the colder months. Soak up the relaxing atmosphere with your partner and don't forget to indulge in one of those bathtubs. Rooms start at $149 per night.
Sugar Hill Inn
The Sugar Hill Inn (116 NH-117, Sugar Hill, NH) knows exactly what you need with its "Leave the Kids Home" package. Enjoy the daily country breakfast and complimentary afternoon serving of "small bites," knowing that no children under the age of 14 will be anywhere in sight. It's only 5 miles from Cannon Mountain ski area and 9 miles from hiking in Franconia Notch State Park, depending on the time of year you arrive. Rooms range from $240 to $500 based on the season (fall foliage rates are the highest).
Omni Mount Washington Resort
The amenities are on point at the Omni Mount Washington Resort (310 Mount Washington Hotel Rd., Bretton Woods, NH), an upscale resort in Bretton Woods. There's a full service spa and salon, an 18-hole golf course, two dining rooms and marble bathtubs. It's a great destination for pampering or for being active, depending on you and your partner's agenda for the weekend away. Ride one of the longest zip-lines in New England (which is open all year) or glide across the snow at Bretton Woods' Nordic Skiing trails. There's an indoor and outdoor pool, so grab a soak in any season, or relax in the hot tub. Rooms are a splurge, at around $375 per night, but the alone time as a couple will be worth it.
Book into the Chesterfield Inn (20 Cross Rd., West Chesterfield, NH), a quiet, elegant country inn. Located in a renovated farmhouse, the bed-and-breakfast has picturesque views of the Connecticut River Valley. Cuddle up in a four-poster bed or relax in the outdoor Adirondack chairs with a glass of wine. Rooms start at $149 per night, so it's a great budget getaway destination. Be sure to book a dinner reservation in the hotel's restaurant, which serves fresh food created with regional ingredients every night except Sunday. You'll love the candlelit atmosphere, which adds to the Inn's romantic vibe.
The Manor on Golden Pond
For a weekend full of relaxation, consider The Manor on Golden Pond (31 Manor Dr., Holderness, NH), a luxury property in Holderness overlooking Squam Lake. This is a charming boutique hotel with panoramic views of New Hampshire's White Mountains. Add to your stay a spa treatment (or two) and indulge in some couples therapies or enjoy the outdoor pool. The food is top-notch, and you'll want to select a nice bottle of wine from the Manor's extensive wine list at dinner. Rates start at $195, but it's worth a little extra to book into one of the suites, with their wood-burning fireplaces perfect for a fall or winter getaway.