These 3 New England resort hotels are among the best in the continental U.S., according to Travel + Leisure readers

Two of them are in Vermont and one is in Rhode Island.

Twin Farms in Barnard, Vermont.
A room at Twin Farms in Barnard, Vermont. –Twin Farms

Three New England resort hotels have been named among the best in the continental U.S. by Travel + Leisure magazine readers. As part of the magazine’s annual World’s Best Awards, the publication released its list of the top 15 resort hotels in the continental U.S. earlier this month.

Two of the top-ranking New England resort hotels are in Vermont: Twin Farms in Barnard, Vermont, earned the No. 3 position, and Rabbit Hill Inn in Lower Waterford, Vermont, came in at No. 13. Chanler at Cliff Walk in Newport, Rhode Island, also made the list, at No. 14.

Twin Farms, which was also named the top hotel in the Northeast and landed the No. 52 spot on the publication’s list of top 100 hotels in the world (the only regional hotel to make that list), is an all-inclusive country retreat set on 300 acres. It offers 10 cottages, a two-room lodge, four-suite farmhouse, and four-room main house. Guests can choose from activities such as croquet, canoeing, and fly-fishing in a fully-stocked pond, and dine on locally grown vegetables and herbs in a restaurant that houses a 15,000-bottle wine cellar.

“One reader described [Twin Farms], which is adults-only save for two weeks a year, simply as ‘So beautiful. So perfect,'” editors wrote.

Rabbit Hill Inn in Lower Waterford, Vermont. —Timothy Leland/Globe

Rabbit Hill Inn is a 19-room bed and breakfast in northern Vermont where guests can enjoy rooms with fireplaces, candlelit breakfasts, and views of the White Mountains.

Meanwhile, Chanler at Cliff Walk offers 20 elegant rooms inside a 19th-century mansion located on Newport’s famous Cliff Walk overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

The 2018 World’s Best travel survey was available to readers at tlworldsbest.com from Nov. 6, 2017 to March 5, 2018. Participants scored hotels based on their rooms and facilities, location, service, food, and overall value. A numerical score was determined based on those ratings, and T+L tabulated the results with research firm M&RR.

Readers also rated airlines, airports, car rental agencies, cruise ships, destination spas, islands, hotel brands, cities, tour operators, and safari outfitters. You can view the full list of top hotels in the world and other ratings on travelandleisure.com.
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