6 New England hotels rank among the best on the planet, according to Travel + Leisure readers

Lenox, MA
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Blantyre in Lenox. –Blantyre

Half a dozen hotels across New England are among the best in the world, according to the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine.

As part of the magazine’s annual World’s Best Awards, the publication released its list of Top 100 hotels in the world. Four hotels in Massachusetts and two in Vermont made the cut.

At No. 15, the top-ranked New England hotel on the list was Twin Farms, an all-inclusive country retreat set on 300 acres in Barnard, Vermont — which also took the No. 1 spot on the magazine’s list of Top 10 hotels in the Northeast. The spot “feels like a magical summer camp for grown-ups,” the publication wrote. The magazine noted its two-room lodge, 10 cottages, four-suite farmhouse, four-room main house, the chef’s “multicourse extravaganzas” that include lemon soufflé pancakes (named one of T+L‘s best dishes in the country), a 15,000-bottle wine cellar, and activities that include snowshoeing, downhill skiing, fly fishing, and canoeing.


Rabbit Hill Inn in Lower Waterford, Vermont, ranked No. 30. After that, four Massachusetts spots landed on the list: Wequassett Resort & Golf Club in Chatham (No. 54), Blantyre in Lenox (No. 70), White Elephant Village on Nantucket (No. 82), and The Inn at Hastings Park in Lexington (No. 96).

Twin Farms in Barnard, Vermont. —Twin Farms

The hotels were scored for their rooms and facilities, location, service, food, and overall value, then awarded a numerical score based on those ratings. T+L tabulated the results with the assistance of digital marketing firm Wylei.

Readers also rated airlines, airports, car rental agencies, cruise ships, destination spas, islands, hotel brands, cities, tour operators, and safari outfitters. Those results will appear in the August issue of Travel + Leisure. View the full list of top hotels in the world.
The publication’s list of best hotels in the Northeast includes several of the same spots. You can check out that list here.
Correction, July 18, 2017: A previous version of this story misstated the location of the Wequassett Resort & Golf Club, which is located in Harwich.

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