New England bed and breakfasts are the coziest B&Bs anywhere

New England and the bed and breakfast are forever bound and uniquely American. Tucked in bustling cities, small towns, country villages and scenic hamlets from Litchfield and Essex, Connecticut to Cape Cod and Bar Harbor Maine, the New England B&B is the favorite lodging of travelers seeking the special touches of home - away from home.

Spend the night in a Victorian B&B on a windswept Maine cliff, Settle into a colonial-era B&B on the old Post Road in Concord, Massachusetts. Perhaps a cosmopolitan stay in a B&B in Boston or Burlington, Vermont near shopping, galleries, theaters and cafés is more to your taste. New England’s B&Bs provide the familiar raised to a more casual elegance with canopy beds, rustic fireplaces, stunning views of snowy peaks of New Hampshire or Vermont.

Antique B&Bs Sign - New England Bed & Breakfasts

You’ll find New England’s B&Bs in private homes, in character-rich taverns, barns and buildings built in the nation’s earliest days. Enjoy your scrumptious breakfast then head out for some skiing, ice skating and snow sports in winter or some whale watching and languid days at the beach in summer. Most B&Bs are now open year-round and are within easy walking distance to and from historic downtowns. Find your own home away from home right here.

Corner Suite - Inn at Harbor Hill Marina - Niantic, CT
Inn at Harbor Hill Marina B&B

60 Grand Street Niantic, CT, 06357 Phone: 860-739-0331

Homemade breakfast on seaside inn’s waterview porch the perfect start to your day

Begin your day at the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina with a great breakfast served on a wraparound porch overlooking Long Island Sound. While you relax over coffee and waffles and eggs made to order, you can plan your day in Niantic, a charming seaside village a short walk from the inn. There’s a mile-long boardwalk overlooking the sound, as well as unique shops and restaurants, a nature preserve for hiking, a summer concert series and farmers markets. It’s a short drive to Mystic and New London, both rich in maritime history and attractions. The inn’s 16 uniquely decorated, remodeled suites feature water and garden views from private balconies. Some have fireplaces and large soaking tubs. Every evening there’s a complimentary sunset pontoon cruise along Niantic Bay.
Room 7 - Pilgrim's Inn - Deer Isle, ME
Pilgrim's Inn

20 Main Street Deer Isle, ME, 04627 Phone: 207-348-6615

Delightful mornings, busy days, relaxing nights at this historic bed-and-breakfast

Wake up to the sound of chirping birds and the aroma of freshly brewing coffee. At Pilgrim’s Inn, overlooking scenic Northwest Harbor and the Mill Pond, your day begins with a gourmet breakfast (blueberry pancakes, cinnamon French toast, homemade granola) served in a rustic barn. Relax at the historic inn by sitting out by the pond, reading in a rocking chair in the library or playing Monopoly in the game room. Or explore the area, perfect for hiking, kayaking, shopping, gallery-hopping or just gazing at the amazing vistas at Acadia National Park or along the rocky coast. Come back to your room or cottage, with water views, high-end linens, wood floors, exposed beams and other amenities of a classic post-and-beam inn.
Winter Scene - Inn at Tanglewood Hall - York Harbor, ME
Inn at Tanglewood Hall

611 York Street York Harbor, ME, 03911 Phone: 207-351-1075

Breakfasts at this charming inn, close to seaside activities, are simply scrumptious

Start your day at the handsome, comfortable Inn at Tanglewood Hall with an absolutely scrumptious breakfast. Indulge in blueberry-raspberry French toast or herb and veggie frittata on the wraparound veranda, sun-drenched dining room or privacy of your exquisite room or suite with gas or electric fireplace, silky sheets and period antiques. Stroll through the 19th-century inn’s natural woodland gardens, past whimsical fountains, or amble along the Cliff Walk to York Harbor Beach. Village shops and eateries are a delight, and activities from harbor cruises and sea kayaking to amusement parks and cultural venues are nearby. And don’t forget that Maine lobster dinner! Back at the inn, enjoy a glass of wine on the veranda, under twinkling fairy lights.

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Logo & Harbor View - Inns of Rockport - Rockport, MA
Inns of Rockport

Several Locations Rockport, MA, 01966 Phone: 978-546-7260

Savor a classic seaside New England experience.

Settle in at one of the charming and affordable Inns of Rockport on scenic Cape Ann. Choose from Victorian inns, owner-operated motels, bed & breakfasts, or modest guesthouses. There are rooms with ocean views and AC, inns with pools and Wi-Fi. Stay within walking distance or a short drive to the rocky coast and its small sandy beaches. Along Main Street, are classic New England homes, art galleries and one-of-a-kind shops to explore and lots of fresh seafood to savor. Rockport’s picturesque harbor includes the little red lobster shack known in American art as Motif #1. There’s always bicycling and hiking, whale-watching and schooner excursions, sea-kayaking, scuba-diving and fishing. Let this scenic village with its classic New England lodgings become one of your favorite seaside destinations.
Inn at Ellis River Guest Room Jackson NH
Inn at Ellis River

17 Harriman Road Jackson, NH, 03846 Phone: 800-233-8309

Sumptuous country breakfast just the beginning of your ideal vacation at this classic New England inn

Imagine starting your day in a sun-filled dining room, with a breakfast of cinnamon crepes stuffed with apple filling or eggs Benedict strudel with fresh asparagus. At the Inn at Ellis River, that’s the beginning of a classic vacation: waking to fresh mountain air in a room with a four-poster or sleigh bed, a balcony with a river view, a fireplace and a two-person jetted tub, then enjoying a sumptuous breakfast. Some guests head out to hike past waterfalls and covered bridges, go mountain biking or kayaking or, in the winter, cross-country or alpine skiing. Others nestle into a riverside Adirondack chair or sit by the gameroom/pub fire (or, in the summer, take a dip in the pool). Sheer relaxation.
Grace Bailey Suite - Captain Swift Inn - Camden, ME
Captain Swift Inn

72 Elm Street Camden, ME, 04843 Phone: 207-230-4028

Recipe for this 4-Diamond bed-and-breakfast: atmosphere, location, the little touches

What’s the recipe for a AAA 4-Diamond bed-and-breakfast? At the Captain Swift Inn, it’s nine perfectly appointed and completely renovated rooms and suites, some with fireplaces, oversized whirlpool tubs or private decks. It’s the little touches, like pillowtop mattresses, plush robes, fresh flowers and chocolates. It’s sitting rooms with comfy chairs and fireplaces, 24-hour guest pantries and a full-service bar. And it’s a gourmet three-course breakfast (homemade coffee cake, blueberry tarts, sweet and savory entrees) served by candlelight at tables for two or on an adjoining deck. And it’s a perfect location, just two blocks from a charming seaside village with great shops and restaurants, close to arts and recreational venues, wineries and breweries, galleries and antiques shops.
Blue Ribbon Room - Holbrook House - Bar Harbor, ME
Holbrook House

74 Mount Desert Street Bar Harbor, ME, 04609 Phone: 207-288-4970

Down home comfort, Down East charm at this gracious inn

The Holbrook House welcomes guests with down home comfort – and Down East charm, making it the perfect place for a romantic getaway, family vacation or girlfriends’ weekend. Choose a queen or king room or suite, or cottage, each individually decorated from nautical to Victorian to cozy cottage themes. Some rooms have private entrances, decks or patios or gas fireplaces. Gourmet breakfasts on the sun porch feature fresh fruit and sweet or savory entrees, and homemade afternoon pastries are the perfect reward for a morning spent at awe-inspiring Acadia National Park, only minutes away. A short walk away is the lovely town of Bar Harbor, with a host of restaurants, shops and activities that make up the perfect Maine vacation.
Lyman Room - Waldo Emerson Inn - Kennebunk, ME
Waldo Emerson Inn

108 Summer Street Kennebunk, ME, 04043 Phone: 207-985-4250

Breakfast is just the start of your rejuvenating day at this Kennebunk inn

A London-trained chef serves up an other-worldly gourmet breakfast at the Waldo Emerson Inn, in scenic Kennebunk. At this bed-and-breakfast inn, built in 1753 as a home for Ralph Waldo Emerson’s great-uncle, breakfast means everything from homemade granola to cheesy lobster grits and French toast brulee. Four of the six spacious rooms have fireplaces; all have decor that bows to history and comfort. Grab a drink at the honor bar and settle in in the parlor, or pick up your towels and chair at the “beach bar” and head to a nearby beach. Other activities include hiking, biking, kayaking, golf, antiquing, visiting museums and galleries and shopping or dining in charming Kennebunkport.
Feet Under the Covers 500x250 - Briarclif Motel - Great Barrington, MA
Briarcliff Motel

Route 7 - 306 Stockbridge Road Great Barrington, MA, 01230 Phone: 413-528-3000

At the foot of a mountain, this inn has a great location and a fun retro-motor lodge feel

Wake up to fresh mountain air and a day full of adventures when you stay at the Briarcliff Motel, at the foot of Monument Mountain. The inn’s 16 guest rooms have a retro-modern vibe and are super spacious and comfortable, with amazing views, plush-top mattresses and new bathrooms with walk-in showers. Until the continental breakfast returns, guests will receive vouchers for any of the restaurants at the nearby Red Lion Inn. From Briarcliff, it’s a short drive to great outdoor activities from skiing and snowshoeing to hiking, kayaking, golf, mountain biking, ziplining and cycling. Cultural venues include art and history museums, galleries and theaters. Let the Briarcliff staff help you plan a fun day in the Berkshires.

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Entrance View 500x250 - Captain Stannard House B&B - Westbrook, CT
Captain Stannard House B&B Country Inn

138 South Main Street Westbrook, CT, 06498 Phone: 860-399-4634

Fortify yourself with this inn’s hearty breakfast before exploring the coast

There’s a lot to see in and around scenic Westbrook, but before you head out from your spacious room at The Captain Stannard House, sit yourself down at the breakfast table and enjoy a fresh morning cobbler, homemade pear bread or lemon cloud pancakes with fresh blueberry sauce and thick-sliced bacon. Only then, after your two-course breakfast, should you take advantage of one of the inn’s many suggested itineraries, including everything from antique and boutique shopping to river excursions, fishing and hot-air ballooning. Come back to play a little pool, put together a jigsaw at the ongoing puzzle table, try your hand at the Baby Grand piano or just find a cozy nook to read the latest bestseller.
Porch View 500x250 - Deerfield Inn - Deerfield, MA
Deerfield Inn

81 Old Main Street Deerfield, MA, 01342 Phone: 413-774-5587

Historic inn serves up comfortable surroundings and authentic New England charm

Experience authentic New England charm at the Deerfield Inn, in one of the region’s loveliest towns. Relax with the makings of a scrumptious continental breakfast, including house-made granola, locally made yogurt, fruit and morning pastry, delivered to your room. Then head out to the historic inn’s tree-lined street in historic Deerfield, with its gorgeous 18th- and 19th-century homes and working farms. Area activities include history and art museums, a butterfly conservatory, gardens and the Yankee Candle flagship store. The inn’s 24 comfortable guestrooms are each uniquely appointed with antiques and period reproduction furniture. Enjoy casual dining in a warm atmosphere at the inviting Champney’s Restaurant & Tavern. Please visit our website to see current COVID policies.
Camden Guest Room - 1802 House - Kennebunkport, ME
1802 House Bed & Breakfast Inn

15 Locke Street Kennebunkport, ME, 04046 Phone: 207-967-5632 Toll-Free: 800-932-5632

Start your day at this gracious inn with a hearty breakfast

If you have dreamed of starting your day with a full English breakfast, your vision has come true at the 1802 House, a peaceful bed and breakfast inn just a half-mile from bustling Dock Square in Kennebunkport. Three-course breakfast options might also include wild blueberry pancakes or a cheese and chive souffle. Fuel up for your day exploring coastal Maine, from Dock Square’s shops, galleries and restaurants to nearby whale-watching voyages or lobster-boat excursions. Visit museums, head to the beach, get in a round of golf (the inn lies along the Cape Arundel Golf Course’s 15th fairway) or a great hike. Come back to your relaxing room or suite, with luxurious linens, a gas fireplace, perhaps even a two-person spa tub.
White Room Sugar Hill Inn Sugar Hill New Hampshire
Sugar Hill Inn

116 Route 117 Sugar Hill, NH, 03586 Phone: 603-823-5621 Toll-Free: 800-548-4748

An elegant B&B that exceeds expectations

The Sugar Hill Inn is known for its extra touches of home away from home. After a day of hiking, zipping, climbing or photographing New Hampshire’s numerous scenic places, come unwind with a hot stone massage, a dip in the pool, or small bites and cocktails on the front porch. Your guestroom, suite or cottage features private bath, plush bedding and mounds of soft pillows. There are fireplaces, private porches, wonderful mountain views and free wireless internet and room rates always include a full country breakfast. Dine on fresh from the garden produce, local cheeses and fine wines at candlelit dinners by a cozy fire. Savor the good life and New Hampshire hospitality in this magnificent, couples-only, White Mountains setting.
Room 39 - Stanton House Inn - Greenwich, CT
Stanton House Inn

76 Maple Avenue Greenwich, CT, 06830 Phone: 203-869-2110

Start your day with a delightful breakfast at this inn in the heart of charming Greenwich

Start your day at the elegant Stanton House Inn with breakfast in its sunny dining room with a view of the seasonal outdoor pool and charming brick patio. Plan your walk to Greenwich’s shops, restaurants and galleries or short drive to scenic parks with miles of hiking trails, some with boating and other water activities. Return to your comfortable room or suite with its plush bedding, perhaps with a gas fireplace, hot tub or four-poster bed. Play badminton or bocce on the manicured lawn or finally finish that book in a garden or under the maples. Enjoy finger sandwiches at an afternoon tea, or just relax by the library fire. It’s all about comfort and tranquility at this exquisite inn.
Summer Exterior View - Saltair Inn - Bar Harbor, ME
Saltair Inn - A Waterfront B&B

121 West Street Bar Harbor, ME, 04609 Phone: 207-288-2882

Waterfront inn a great place to stay to explore Bar Harbor, Acadia

Imagine waking up, grabbing a fresh-brewed cup of coffee and taking it down to an Adirondack chair right by the water. That’s possible at Saltair Inn, a waterfront bed and breakfast near enough to walk into bustling Bar Harbor but secluded enough to get a great night’s sleep after a full day of hiking, shopping, biking (or cross-country skiing in the winter). The inn, built in 1887, has eight romantic rooms, some with fireplaces, claw-foot tubs, heated-floor bathrooms or skylights. Full gourmet breakfasts (think blueberry pancakes or eggs Benedict) fuel your busy day in town with its unique shops and restaurants or in nearby Acadia National Park with its 47,000 acres of outdoor adventures.
Front View - Brewster House - Freeport, ME
Brewster House

180 Main Street Freeport, ME, 04032 Phone: 207-865-4121

Inn’s yummy gourmet breakfast a great start to your day in Freeport

Want to start your day in Freeport with a big smile? Tuck into the made-from-scratch, three-course gourmet breakfast at the Brewster House Bed & Breakfast. From donuts made from local maple syrup to Mile High Eggs, the feast will give you the energy to explore all the area has to offer, from fishing and golf to visiting lighthouses and museums. And don’t forget shopping, at LL Bean and outlets in town, a short three blocks from the late 19th-century inn. Come back to your large, charmingly appointed room, perhaps with a gas fireplace, bay window or four-poster bed. All the rooms have large private baths and ironed linens: You’ll feel you’re in the lap of luxury.
Front Facade - Berry Manor Inn - Rockland, ME
Berry Manor Inn

81 Talbot Avenue Rockland, ME, 04841 Phone: 207-596-7696 Toll-Free: 800-774-5692

Casual comfort, Victorian elegance combine in this Rockland inn

The Berry Manor Inn, in funky and intriguing Rockland, is a celebration of the grandeur of the Victorian era as well as down-home comforts that bring visitors back year after year. Rooms with canopy beds and whirlpool tubs and fireplaces, lovely grounds in a historic residential area away from the main drag and a breakfast to die for elevate this bread and breakfast, honored by Trip Advisor as one of the best in the country. Homemade breakfast items, served at flexible hours, range from Maine blueberry sour cream coffee cake to baked eggs with tomatoes and basil. And there’s always a home-baked pie in the pantry! Enjoy all the area offers, from galleries and golf to skiing, biking and hiking.
Room 17 500x250 - Chesterfield Inn - West Chesterfield, NH
Chesterfield Inn

20 Cross Road West Chesterfield, NH, 03466 Phone: 603-256-3211

Country charm served up along with gourmet breakfasts at this exquisite inn

Bountiful gourmet breakfasts, served in an elegant dining room or pretty patio, are just one of the many reasons guests return to the exquisite Chesterfield Inn, perched on a knoll with views of the Connecticut River Valley. From oversized windows throughout the inn, guests can gaze out at peaceful wildflower meadows and lush gardens. Individual rooms offer a variety of luxurious amenities, from fireplaces and jetted tubs to four-poster beds, private decks, high-end linens and exposed-beam ceilings. Dinners are served in the charming candlelit dining room or out on the patio. Stroll the inn’s 10 acres or along the shopping streets of Brattleboro. The area boasts great hiking, kayaking, leaf-peeping, breweries, winter sports, biking, horseback riding, apple picking and antiquing.
Room 6 with Fireplace 500x250 - Granite Inn - Rockland, ME
Granite Inn

546 Main Street Rockland, ME, 04841 Phone: 207-594-9036 Toll-Free: 800-386-9036

Hearty, healthy breakfast at this inn kick-starts your fun day in Maine

You know how you can tell when the breakfast at a b&b is truly superb? You skip lunch. At the Granite Inn, in a national historic district in the fun-to-explore town of Rockland, that breakfast includes everything from fresh-baked scones to seafood quiches, crepes and fruit pancakes. Once you’ve feasted, stroll down to town to check out museums, stores, galleries and historic schooner berths. Come back to the inn (you won’t want lunch) and relax on the front porch, which runs the length of the gray granite building, or in the fireplaced living room. Lots of dining options in Rockland and other coastal towns, then back to your comfy room, perhaps with its fireplace or harbor view.
Exterior View - Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Event Center - Bar Harbor, ME
Harbour Towne Inn on the Waterfront

71 Townsend Avenue Boothbay Harbor, ME, 04538 Phone: 207-633-4300

Great breakfast, great location: That’s a winning combination at this waterfront inn

An impressive homemade breakfast is only part of the appeal of the stunning Harbour Towne Inn, nestled along the waterfront in scenic Boothbay Harbor. Set among gorgeous gardens, the restored Victorian-style bed-and-breakfast inn offers guests who stay in its 11 rooms and penthouse suite both privacy and a location just a short walk to this charming town’s many activities. Most of the inn’s individually appointed rooms have harbor views from private decks. But you can experience the harbor up close with just a short stroll to its shops, galleries and restaurants. Book a fishing or lobster excursion, sunset schooner cruise or whale watch. Nearby activities range from hiking and kayaking to a host of museums, the Maine State Aquarium and performing-arts venues.
Carriage House Suite Sitting Area - Inn at English Meadows - Kennebunk, ME
The Inn at English Meadows

141 Port Road Kennebunk, ME, 04043 Phone: 207-967-5766 Toll-Free: 800-272-0698

Gourmet breakfasts are just the beginning of your fabulous days at this inn

Guests say the gourmet breakfasts at the Inn at English Meadows are divine, and that’s just one of the features that will make your stay here heavenly. It’s true, those three-course, chef-inspired breakfasts served with style in a bright dining room or amid flowers on the patio are fabulous. But so are the rooms, suites and private bungalow, with luxurious linens, fireplaces and other amenities. One suite has exposed original barn beams (the inn dates to the mid-1800s); two suites overlook a rock garden; the bungalow is surrounded by shady woods and a sunny rolling lawn. Just a half-mile away is Dock Square, Kennebunkport - perfect for shopping, gallery-hopping and dining. Nearby activities range from schooner cruises to golf, museums, hiking and the beach!
Exterior Backyard View - Hawthorn Inn - Camden, ME
Hawthorn Inn

9 High Street Camden, ME, 04843 Phone: 207-236-8842

Camden a jewel, and this inn’s a gem, in the heart of Maine’s midcoast area

Camden has been called the jewel of Maine’s midcoast, and part of its sparkle is due to the Hawthorn Inn, a picturesque, Queen Anne-style home in the town’s historic district, a short walk to the village center, steps from Camden Harbor. Rooms with harbor views, fireplaces and jetted tubs for two, hiking trails outside the door, warm hospitality are all part of the inn’s charm. And so is the two-course breakfast with specialties ranging from rum-raisin pears to Maine blueberry walnut pancakes and spinach and goat cheese frittatas. In the warm weather, breakfast is served in the inn’s lovely garden; in winter, in the dining room and library. Ask the owners for tips on activities, from sailing to skiing.
Front View - LimeRock Inn - Rockland, ME
LimeRock Inn

96 LimeRock Street Rockland, ME, 04841 Phone: 207-594-2257 Toll-Free: 800-546-3762

Cool town, warm welcome: Visitors will find both at this elegant Victorian inn

Down-home warmth in a very cool place: That’s what the elegant LimeRock Inn offers visitors to Rockland, the food and arts capital of mid-coast Maine. The inn, voted best bed and breakfast in Maine by DownEast magazine readers two years in a row, features eight comfortable guest rooms, a fireplaced living room, a lovely informal English garden and a wraparound porch perfect for reading and chatting. Homemade gourmet breakfasts include everything from seafood quiches to Southern-style biscuits. And there is so much to see and do in Rockland, from the Farnsworth Art Museum and gallery-hopping to fine dining, sailing, and European-style shopping. And the mid-coast region is perfect for lovers of lighthouses – and lobsters!
Sun Room - Newcastle Inn - Newcastle, ME
Newcastle Inn

60 River Road Newcastle, ME, 04553 Phone: 207-563-5685

Country inn ideal location to unwind after an active day in Maine

At this much-loved country inn on Pemaquid Peninsula, mornings begin with the scent of fresh-baked muffins and bacon on the griddle. But a hearty breakfast is just one of the pluses at the Newcastle Inn, where you can relax in luxury linens on a four-poster bed, or enjoy a glass of wine on a private deck or on a cozy outdoor patio along the river and gardens. Want to see what the region has to offer? Ask for your breakfast to go and take a boat to Monhegan Island; visit a maritime, art or railway museum; go kayaking on a river or lake; go mountain biking or hiking; take a brewery or botanical garden tour.

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