New England’s best hotels range from a quaint countryside getaway in Vermont to a Gilded Age mansion in Rhode Island, according to Conde Nast Traveler readers.
The Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vt. snagged the No. 1 spot. Located less than three hours from Boston and New York City, the property is tucked away on 160 acres in Southern Vermont’s Green Mountains and feels “like you’ve stumbled onto some quaint cottage in the English countryside,” CNT wrote.
Amenities include a clay tennis court, spa, heated swimming pool, a four-mile network of hiking trials, and concierge service that includes butler-drawn baths. Visitors can stay in one of 22 guest rooms in the main house, in converted barn suites, or in a private cottage. The rooms are furnished with antiques and many have jetted spa tubs and fireplaces.
The hotel’s restaurant, which is open to the public, serves gourmet farm-to-table fare that includes fresh, local produce and seasonal fruits, vegetables, and herbs.
Here’s the rest of the list’s top 10 hotels in New England:
No. 10: The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel in Kennebunkport, Maine
No. 9: The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection in Portland, Maine
No. 8: The Chanler at Cliff Walk in Newport, R.I.
No. 7: Chebeague Island Inn in Chebeague Island, Maine
No. 6: The Pitcher Inn in Warren, Vt.
No. 5: Kimpton Taconic Hotel in Manchester, Vt.
No. 4: Delamar Southport in Southport, Conn.
No. 3: Hotel Vermont in Burlington, Vt.
No. 2: Harraseeket Inn in Freeport, Maine
No. 1: Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vt.
Editors compiled the Readers’ Choice Awards based on the results of an online survey available to readers between April 1, 2018, and June 30, 2018. The survey contained listings of hotels, resorts, islands, airports, airlines, cities, and cruise ships. More than 429,000 readers submitted ratings, according to the publication.