These are the top 10 hotels in New England, according to Conde Nast Traveler readers

The No. 1 stay is located in the Green Mountains.

Sometimes a gal needs to loll. And one of my favorite spots for settling into a Zen-like trance is the pool at the Windham Hill Inn in West Towns-hend, Vt. This Relais and Châteaux inn is all about pampering. The 160-acre property offers views of the West River Valley and the rolling hills of the Green Mountains. Give me a glass of iced tea, a book, and a poolside chaise and I’m in heaven. If you feel the need to get up and move around, there is a clay tennis court, badminton, bocce, and croquet as well as an extensive network of hiking trails. Or get a deep tissue massage in the one-room spa. Rates from $225, with breakfast.  311 Lawrence Drive, 800-944-4080,–Necee Regis
The view at the Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vt. –Caleb Kenna for The Boston Globe

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.

Last week, the travel publication released the top 40 hotels in New England as part of its 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards.

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.