Save the planet on your getaway to New England. Environmentally-friendly lodgings offer both luxury and sustainability. Whether it’s a countryside bed & breakfast with solar panels, a hotel that offers wind energy, or a minimum-impact resort, these energy-efficient New England lodgings offer their guests comfort and accommodations while helping to promote green energy sources. Book your green dream vacation online now.
Going green is a natural for this resort in the heart of the Green Mountains
At the Lake Morey Resort, they have made an enduring commitment to sustainability. Designated a Green Hotel by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation and the Vermont Small Business Development Center, the full-service lakeside resort boasts a strong environmental policy to reduce its impact on its majestic Green Mountains environment. There is resort-wide recycling of plastic, paper, glass and other materials, as well as the use of LED and CFL lighting and Earth-friendly cleaning products. Almost 20 tons of food waste are composted annually. In guest rooms, there are perfect-flush toilets, perfect-flow shower heads and a towel re-use program. Even the resort’s activities program includes a focus on green projects and the local ecology.
Solar- and geothermal-powered inn welcomes visitors to its picturesque environment
In the Green Mountain State, they take “going green” seriously. That’s definitely the case at Wild Trails Farm, an inviting, scenic bed-and-breakfast inn in the heart of Vermont. The six-room inn uses solar and geothermal power and maintains its lush, sprawling lawns with electrical equipment. Being responsible to the environment makes this private retreat on more than 470 acres of meadows, orchards, gardens and ponds even more welcoming. Enjoy cozy, comfortable rooms with valley and meadow views, well-appointed common rooms (including a pool table), a continental breakfast and activities from bocce ball and volleyball to just relaxing in the sauna or hammock. Pick and enjoy eating fruit from the orchard or berry area or vegetables fresh from the garden.
It’s not surprising that, at a resort set in the mountains of New Hampshire, concern about the environment would be built into its operations. At the Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa, sustainability initiatives include an integrated recycling program, a towel and linen reuse program, a composting system in the herb and vegetable garden, energy-saving lighting and heat-saving insulation Most remarkably, 100 percent of the resort’s electricity use is provided through renewable wind energy in the form of an on-site turbine and purchasing renewable energy certificates. That means when you stay in one of the luxury resort’s rooms or suites and look out over the majestic mountains, you’ll know you are staying at a place that shares your vision of a green future.
269 Main StreetBar Harbor, ME, 04609Phone: 207-288-5226Toll-Free: 888-766-2529
Convenient, classic hotel in Bar Harbor offers charging stations for electric vehicles
The Bar Harbor Grand, in the delightful coastal town of Bar Harbor, wants you to get charged up about your Maine vacation. And to help, they offer three options for electric-vehicle charging: 50 and 30 AMP RV style stations and one 20 AMP household style station. But you won’t need your car to explore Bar Harbor, since the hotel is in-town, close to shops, restaurants, galleries and other attractions. Access to Acadia National Park is also close by, for those seeking that magnificent park’s breathtaking views along hiking and biking trails. The Grand’s 71 rooms are spacious, each with a refrigerator, high-end bedding and free wifi. Other amenities include a heated pool, complete fitness center, grab-and-go continental breakfasts and a welcoming front porch.