Hotels with Extras in New England - VisitNewEngland.com

Because vacationers are ever more eager to enjoy an authentic local experience at their destination, hoteliers and innkeepers are getting ever more creative in coming up with unique things to see and do. In New England, with so much history and variety of natural surroundings, it’s not hard for hotels to dream up enticing “extras” – like a Champagne bar or lawn croquet overlooking the sea in Rhode Island, or barn visits on a working farm in Vermont. Other hotels offer a next-door water park, wonderful in-house art collections, and weekly lobster bakes. Find New England adventure literally outside the door of your room!
Coco Key Water Park - Doubletree Boston North Shore - Danvers, MA
DoubleTree by Hilton Boston North Shore

50 Ferncroft Road Danvers, MA, 01923 Phone: 978-777-2500

Conveniently located hotel makes a big splash with its giant water park

Here’s a getaway plan for the family: Check into the Doubletree Boston North Shore and bring your bathing suits, because this conveniently located hotel, 19 miles from downtown Boston and 10 minutes from Salem, has one of New England’s largest indoor water parks. The CoCo Key Water Park has it all, from giant twisty tubes and slides to wading pools with water spouts for the littlest tykes (complete with movies showing on a big sail screen) to water-filled jungle gyms. Adults can swim on over to an outdoor spa with giant whirlpools or enjoy a tropical beverage at the Wet Rooster Bar. Comfy rooms, modern amenities, great location and a water park: What more could you ask for in a hotel?
Devon Cow - Old Sturbridge Inn & Reeder Family Cottages - Sturbridge, MA
Old Sturbridge Inn & Reeder Family Lodges

369 Main Street Sturbridge, MA, 01566 Phone: 774-304-1011

Sturbridge accommodations come complete with step back into history

When you stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn & Reeder Family Lodges, you are staying almost smack dab in the middle of history. The inn is in the Oliver Wight House, built circa 1789, featuring queen-size, four-poster canopy beds. Seeking something a little more modern for the family? The Reeder Family Lodges offer 29 spacious modern units. But check out what’s next door: Old Sturbridge Village has re-created what life was like in the 19th century, with more than 40 antique buildings including a smithy, cider and saw mills and a school. There are covered wooden bridges, several gardens and a tavern, too. Or explore the area, with its adventure parks, zoo and multiple museums.
Infinity Pool - Inn at Ocean's Edge - Lincolnville, ME
Inn at Ocean's Edge

24 Stonecoast Road Lincolnville, ME, 04849 Phone: 207-236-0945

Bayside inn’s extra touches include spa services, infinity pool and amazing views

The extras at the Inn at Ocean’s Edge start with the water. Perched on the shores of Penobscot Bay, this boutique inn offers rooms and suites with fabulous water views, as well as Jacuzzis, gas fireplaces, fluffy robes and all the amenities to make your stay truly memorable. Imagine the sunsets and moonrises from your private balcony, or the harbor views from the heated outdoor infinity edge pool. Start your day with a gourmet breakfast, make arrangements for a massage at the Poolhouse Spa, explore the bay’s rocky beaches or the shops and galleries of nearby coastal towns. Take a cruise aboard a schooner, go kayaking or order up some romantic touches, from bubbly to bouquets, for your luxurious room.
View from the Water - Green Harbor Waterfront Lodging - East Falmouth, MA
Green Harbor Waterfront Lodging

134 Acapesket Road East Falmouth, MA, 02536 Phone: 508-548-4747 Toll-Free: 800-548-5556

Private ramp, dock make this resort perfect choice for boaters, beach-lovers

How many resorts can boast a private boat ramp and dock space for guests? That’s just one of the many advantages of being right on the water at Green Harbor Waterfront Lodging. At this scenic, affordable resort, you can float down a quiet saltwater cove on a complimentary rowboat or paddleboat or launch your own kayak and explore the marshes and inlet. At the resort, play badminton, croquet or horseshoes on the spacious grounds, take a dip in the heated outdoor pool or relax in a lawn swing. Watch the sun set over the water from your private patio or balcony. Nearby, go biking, beach-strolling, or catch a ferry to Martha’s Vineyard. Fun dining, gallery-hopping and shopping await in Falmouth village.
Lobby View - XV Beacon - Boston, MA
XV Beacon

15 Beacon Street Boston, MA, 02108 Phone: 617-670-1500 Toll-Free: 877-982-3226

Luxurious amenities, services are the norm at this Beacon Hill hotel

Luxury is not an “extra” at XV Beacon, the elegant Beacon Hill hotel where sophistication and comfort reign supreme. From fine linens to romantic fireplaces,, this boutique hotel is as classic as the Beaux Arts building that houses it. But those extra touches! They include luxurious custom amenities like a cashmere throws, heated towel racks and room art commissioned especially for the hotel. Ask for a room with a canopy or four-poster bed or a sunken whirlpool tub, or a studio with a view of Boston Common. In the heart of the city’s landmark and lovely historic district, the hotel also offers a Lexus car service, 24-hour fitness facility and an award-winning chef serving classic steakhouse cuisine in the hotel’s sleekly modern restaurant.
Aerial Sebasco Harbor Resort Sebasco Estates Maine
Sebasco Harbor Resort

Mid-Coast Maine on Casco Bay Sebasco Estates, ME, 04565 Phone: 207-389-1161 Toll-Free: 866-389-2072

At this coastal resort, vacation like you used to when life was simpler

The Sebasco Harbor Resort, set on 450 acres of woodland, waterfront, gardens and a golf course, wants to bring you back to a time when vacations were simpler, bringing families, friends and strangers together. Rent one of the resort’s cottages (from one to 10 bedrooms), then just relax and have fun, with kayaking, fishing, harbor cruises, summer camp activities for kids and all that the recreation center has to offer, from bowling and ping pong to pool, air hockey and Foosball. And then there’s the saltwater swimming pool at harbor’s edge. Weekly lobster bakes, Sunday morning blueberry pancake breakfasts and Sunday “suppahs” bring guests together. For 90 years, folks have been enjoying pure Maine vacations at this beautiful, welcoming spot.
Lighthouse Suite 500x250 - Ocean House Resort - Watch Hill, RI
Ocean House Resort

1 Bluff Avenue Watch Hill, RI, 02891 Phone: Toll-Free: 877-346-9442

Luxurious touches in a resort with spectacular views of the Atlantic

Perched on a bluff above Block Island Sound, the Ocean House Resort is the ultimate in a luxury resort with views to die for. And the amenities are as spectacular as the scenery. There’s the Forbes five-star-rated OH! Spa, where you can relax with a massage while admiring sweeping ocean views. Check out the renowned Sunday Jazz Brunch or, in season, the Secret Garden champagne bar. Take a culinary education class at the Center for Wine and Culinary Arts right on the resort grounds or get your exercise in on a championship-level squash court (or croquet lawn in the summer). Watch a movie in the luxury screening room or just admire the seasonal art exhibits and galleries.

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Collage - Four Colums Inn - Newfane, VT
Four Columns Inn

23 West Street Newfane, VT, 05345 Phone: 802-365-7713

Touches of romance, history and natural beauty make this inn a special place

There’s a bit of paradise to be found at the Four Columns Inn, perched on 138 lush acres in charming Newfane. Not every inn can boast a babbling brook in addition to pristine gardens. To get closer to nature’s beauty, set out on a hiking trail or stroll down a path. Or, ask in the summer about spa services by the pond. (A year-round spa and wellness center has been completely renovated inside and features a European-style steam shower.) The inn’s 16 rooms are individually appointed with fireplaces, original artwork, antiques and modern touches including pillow-top beds and Jacuzzi soaking tubs. The restaurant excels in true farm-to-table dining. And, pet-lovers note: The inn is dog-friendly.
Comfy Lobby 500x250 - Ethan Allen Hotel - Danbury, CT
Ethan Allen Hotel

21 Lake Avenue Extension Danbury, CT, 06811 Phone: 203-744-1776 Toll-Free: 800-742-1776

Elegant but laid-back hotel has a revolutionary approach to its room furnishings

The Ethan Allen Hotel celebrates more than one of the country’s foremost patriots. It also celebrates the furniture named in his honor. Room interiors feature Ethan Allen furniture and incorporate that company’s famous aesthetic of livable luxury in everything from spacious work desks to super-comfortable mattresses and chairs. Whether you spend your day in meetings or exploring the region’s wine trails, museums and historic sites, it will be a pleasure to come home to your relaxing room. The hotel, with its vibe of sophistication without stuffiness, also offers travelers courtesy car pickup at train stations in Danbury, Conn., and Brewster, N.Y.; a seasonal outdoor pool; a fitness room; and a great restaurant with an airy solarium and award-winning brunch.
Aerial View Stonehurst Manor North Conway New Hampshire
Stonehurst Manor

3351 White Mountain Highway North Conway, NH, 03860 Phone: 603-356-3113 Toll-Free: 800-525-9100

The extras make a stay at this 19th-century romantic inn even more special

Here’s a little something extra you can’t pass up: Book at Stonehurst Manor, the classic English Manor-style inn in idyllic North Conway, and breakfast and dinner are on the house. And dining at the inn’s Wild Rose Restaurant is an experience in itself, with its elegant world-influenced menu and homemade wood-fired bread and pizza. Ask for a room with a view of the White Mountains, or a Jacuzzi and fireplace. Enjoy a hot tub soak, a swim in the deluxe pool or a cocktail in the inviting Library Lounge, all while surrounded by a beautiful landscape. Want to bring the family pet? No problem. The inn offers several pet-friendly rooms, complete with signature pet bowls.
Summer Day View - Liberty Hill Farm Inn - Rochester, VT
Liberty Hill Farm & Inn

511 Liberty Hill Road Rochester, VT, 05767 Phone: 802-767-3926

You want extras? How about bottle-feeding newborn calves and milking cows?

When the Liberty Hill Farm & Inn boasts of extras for its guests, it doesn’t just mean free wifi. People who stay in one of the farm’s seven comfortable guest rooms experience the everyday adventure that is farm life. You can milk cows, bottle-feed newborn calves, pick vegetables or berries or just cuddle with some kittens. Farm stays also include award-winning country breakfasts and sit-down family-style meals that feature fresh comfort food at its finest. Whether you want to swim, fly-fish, hike, ski, mountain bike or take a more relaxing approach by wandering through wildflower fields or rocking on the porch, this warm, welcoming farm, a treat for all ages, awaits. Oh, and there IS free wifi.