Escape to New England - A Bed & Breakfast Tour

Close your eyes and imagine a carefree eight-day, seven night tour of New England's finest B&Bs.  Experience New England charm firsthand as you tour these seven carefully selected inns.  Take your time along the way and you're bound to discover something special from a craft fair to a piece of American history.

After arriving at Boston's Logan International Airport, you'll begin your tour in Hancock, New Hampshire at the Hancock Inn (www.bnbfinder.com/HancockInn).  New Hampshire's oldest inn has been in continuous operation since 1789 and remains true to its origin, filled with colonial style furniture and antiques.  The inn is situated at the foothills of Mt. Monadnock.  From here, you will have easy access to the most extraordinary assembly of activities and entertainments you can imagine finding in any one place.  Spend your day antiquing, golfing, skiing, hiking or just strolling along countless miles of unsurpassed country beauty.

On the second day you will journey into Vermont to The Village Inn of Woodstock  (www.bnbfinder.com/VillageInn), nestled right in the center of you've guessed it…Woodstock.  Visit the area's three covered bridges – one in the center of town, one three miles west and the third four miles east in Taftsville.  Return from the day's outing and relax with a cocktail at the inn's tavern, open to the inn's guests only.  Breakfast is sure to be one of the most memorable parts of your visit.  Tazo tea, Fresh Market coffee, homemade pastries, eggs the way you like them – whatever you choose, you won't get a better breakfast in Woodstock.

Your next stop is Chittenden, Vermont, for a stay at The Mountain Top Inn Resort (www.bnbfinder.com/MountainTop).  Surrounded by the Green Mountain National Forest, this rustically elegant bed and breakfast offers majestic and breathtaking views.  A perfect place to visit during any time of the year, the resort offers an endless array of outdoor activities including fly fishing, tennis, mountain biking, cross-country skiing and much, much more.  There's something for everyone, making this four-season inn perfect for couples or families.

Be sure to take your time as you head to the Stonover Farm Bed & Breakfast (www.bnbfinder.com/Stonover) in Lenox, Massachusetts.  Situated on 10 beautiful acres with a lovely duck pond and towering willows, you will truly enjoy the country life while being only a short drive to historic Lenox Village.  Walking or running along the neighboring roads is a local pastime, and there are many nearby biking and hiking trails.  Innkeepers Suky and Tom Werman love the Berkshires and will help to make your stay a time you will not soon forget.
 
Take your time and enjoy all that the Berkshires have to offer, as your next night's stop is just a short drive away.  You're just minutes to Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, and the Appalachian Trail.


Set amidst towering pines, manicured lawns and beautiful gardens, sits Applegate Inn B&B (www.bnbfinder.com/Applegate) in Lee, Massachusetts.  Lee is a quintessential New England town and has become the shopping capital of the Berkshires with its antique stores, boutiques, art galleries and gift shops.  The estate setting offers a respite from the hectic pace of Berkshire County's many cultural historical and recreational attractions to insure a memorable New England vacation.  Guests are pampered with attentive service and encouraged to "savor the tranquility" in front of a roaring fire or in the heated swimming pool or hammock for two, depending on the season.


When you leave the Berkshires behind, be prepared to escape to the beauty of a quiet, romantic, relaxing and peaceful inn along the picturesque Connecticut Shoreline and River Valley.  At the Captain Stannard House (www.bnbfinder.com/CaptainStannard) in Westbrook, Connecticut, you can spend the day visiting the area's many attractions or stay cozy and curl up to a good book and a glass of wine.  If you decide to venture out, you are within close proximity of many beautiful shoreline New England towns and nearby attractions such as factory outlet shopping, Goodspeed Opera House, Gillette's Castle, New England Steamboat and Essex Valley Railroad, fine restaurants, marinas, golf courses, beaches, art galleries, specialty shops, antique shops and movie theaters.  After a full breakfast, you'll be all set to finish your tour in Mystic, Connecticut.


The Steamboat Inn (www.bnbfinder.com/Steamboat) is a small and intimate luxury inn on the Mystic River. The inn is a perfect escape: romantic and luxurious, quiet, yet exciting and right on the waterfront.  The inn is a great place to explore the now-famous town of Mystic.  You will be within walking distance to numerous shops, restaurants, docks, and the wonderful Mystic Seaport Museum.  Just up the road, you can enjoy the Mystic Outlets, Olde Mistick Shopping Village, and the Mystic Marinelife Aquarium.  A short drive takes you to the Nautilus Museum, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Casinos, Fort Griswold, Stonington Village, vineyards, and so much more.


All too soon, your tour is over, but here's one last idea.  If you have time on your trip back to the airport in Boston, plan a stop in Watch Hill Rhode Island.  This quaint town is full of boutiques, shops, majestic mansions and the oldest carousel in America.  All along the tour you will see many things, make many friends and make many promises to return.

Total Estimated Distance: 546 miles

Estimated City to City Milage:
Boston to Hancock:           84 miles
Hancock to Woodstock:     70 miles
Woodstock to Chittenden:  33 miles
Chittenden to Lenox:         107 miles
Lenox to Lee:                    7 miles
Lee to Westbrook:             115 miles
Westbrook to Mystic:         29 miles
Mystic to Boston:              102 miles

Additional New England Bed & Breakfasts and Attractions:

Springfield MA Bed & Breakfast Inns where you'll be staying in a "City in the Country".  Attractions include the best blues club and clay tennis courts in the Northeast (right across the street and free) Six Flags New England, the five museums at the Quadrangle, and the Basketball Hall of Fame,the Springfield Armory and Smith and Wesson headquarters for gun afficionados, and magnificent hiking and biking along the CT River and the Holyoke Range.

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