Bed and Breakfast New England

Travel to beautiful New England to experience one of the most exciting destinations in the US. Stay in a New England bed and breakfast for an authentic stay of comfortable amenities, excellent breakfast, and lots of things to do.

Bed and Breakfast New England

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Nutmeg Inn

Located just five minutes away from downtown Meredith and beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee, the Nutmeg Inn’s provenance dates back to 1763 as the *Eliphalet Rawlings Homestead. On our quiet, seven acre property, you will be transported back to a simpler time while surrounded by all the comforts of modern life. Enjoy a roaring fire in our Great Room, old movies from our extensive collection in our West Parlor, and a game of billiards on our antique pool table in our Billiard Room. From May through mid-September, enjoy a swim in our heated, in-ground salt water pool. Served in either of three indoor dining areas, and in good weather, on our outdoor seating areas, we provide a hearty breakfast to start your morning. Coffee and tea are ready at 7AM, so you can enjoy your wake-up cup whenever you are ready. If you require decaf coffee for breakfast, please let us know the night before so that we can be prepared. Breakfast is served from 8AM-9:30AM. We serve a fruit starter, French toast or an egg dish like artichoke quiche, Mark's sourdough bread and Lynne's granola. An afternoon snack is provided at 3PM. Everything is homemade. Coffee, teas, sodas and regional microbrewed beers are available 24/7 in our guest beverage area. We will do our best to accommodate any special dietary needs (please let us know when you reserve your room). We allow children under six years and dogs only in certain rooms. Please check with the innkeepers should you require these accommodations. With the resort town of Meredith and many lake and mountain attractions nearby, the Nutmeg Inn is the perfect home base for your New Hampshire vacation year round. You will love the inn’s eighteenth century charm and antiques and all of our twenty-first century comforts. We pride ourselves on our hearty country breakfasts and warm hospitality. The enjoyment, comfort, and safety of our guests is our first priority. *The Elephalet Rawlings Homestead was entered into the New Hampshire Registry of Historic Places in January, 2020.

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Dockside Guest Quarters

The Dockside is a special place on the Maine seacoast. It captures the essence of Maine with natural beauty, gracious hospitality and abundant array of sights, recreation and activities. This unique location on a private peninsula provides an unsurpassed panoramic view of York Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean. Spacious grounds offer privacy, relaxation and classic Maine scenery. Accommodations are in the Maine House, a quintessential "New England Cottage" and modern multi-unit buildings at the waters edge. All rooms in the Maine House enjoy large porches overlooking York Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean, complete with wicker rocking chairs so you can take in the harbor activity. The rooms in the multi-unit buildings have private decks with water views each looking directly out the harbor channel to the ocean. We offer a delicious breakfast buffet each morning, which can be enjoyed on the front porch overlooking the water or during the winter by the cracking fire in the living room. The Dockside Restaurant serves dinner and lunch in a bi-level dining room that affords every seat a water view. Local seafood as well a wide variety of other favorites make the Dockside popular with locals and visitors alike. Many people will drive hundreds of extra miles searching for the experience that awaits them at the Dockside. The Dockside offers the quintessential Maine experience of a relaxing atmosphere filled with friendly people, fabulous seafood and beautiful scenery.

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Rabbit Hill Inn

Enjoy the finer things during a getaway to the historic Rabbit Hill Inn. This luxury bed & breakfast country inn is a perfect Vermont destination for romantic getaways, intimate vacations, celebrations and much more. Rabbit Hill sits on 15 acres of lush countryside in the tiny hamlet of Waterford, Vermont. Stroll through the lush gardens and pass the spring-fed pond for a peaceful afternoon. Relax in the gazebo and listen to the tranquility of our waterfall. But there is also so much to do and see here in the Northeast Kingdom and North Country New Hampshire. In addition to local culture, Visit Franconia State Park, go antiquing, or spend time in nearby Littleton, NH. Or get your juices flowing with zip-lining, ATV or snowmobile riding, mountain biking, tram rides, hiking, snowshoeing, and so much more! The Rabbit Hill Inn’s 19 elegantly appointed rooms are decorated with plush bedding and varied decor. From country to contemporary, rustic to ritzy, there’s a look and feel for everyone. Each enchanting room offers a variety of luxury amenities including spa tubs and sitting areas with fire places. The day starts with exquisite breakfasts each morning served by candlelight. In the afternoon, complimentary delicate pastries are served; and dinner… oh let’s not forget dinner for two in a most relaxing and romantic atmosphere. This is sopshisticated dining in a most unpretentious environment and has been called some of the best dining in New England. It certainly must be part of your visit to Rabbit Hill Inn.

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Captain Swift Inn
Captain Swift Inn
Camden, Maine
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Welcome to the Captain Swift Inn. Casual, welcoming and upscale . . . totally renovated 1810 Inn, offering fine lodging and authentic hospitality, located in Camden's picturesque seaside village. Ideal location, only 2.5 blocks from the harbor, shops and restaurants, making it an easy walk for most guests! Nine uniquely decorated guest rooms; three of which are luxury suites - all offering extensive amenities for discerning travelers including flat screen televisions with premium channels; high speed internet; individually controlled heating and cooling; en-suite baths with spa showers and massage body sprays; plush robes; slippers; fresh flowers; local chocolates; fine linens and more! Our decadent suites showcase bathrooms with over-sized whirlpool tubs and separate spa showers; refreshment bars which house mini refrigerators stocked with complimentary non-alcoholic beverages; a Keurig and a microwave with popcorn ready to go! Some guest rooms have private decks; lofts and a private entrance. In the nicer weather, guests enjoy time on our large side deck as well as our stone patio. In the evenings the patio is the place to be to enjoy a beverage from our bar, while enjoying the fire pit and perhaps new-found friends. The Inn boasts 10 fireplaces (gas operated) with seven located in guest rooms; and the other three are in the inviting guest sitting rooms where guests can relax while trying their hand at checkers, chess or a number of other games. Each morning guests wake to the aromas of freshly ground and brewed local coffee. Our three course candlelit breakfast follows - beginning with a bountiful European inspired continental buffet, after which we serve the fruit of the day. The third course is either a sweet or savory entree, and many guests tell us after finishing breakfast, they are set until dinner! Throughout the day, guests can snack on assorted home-made cookies ; along with our own blend of trail mix; fresh whole fruit and a sweet baked item made at the Inn - all available 24/7 in our Keeping Room. A stocked beverage refrigerator with non-alcoholic drinks completes the offering. And if you are looking for something hot to drink - our Hot Sips nook has a vast assortment of teas; coffees and our own blend of hot chocolate. In the cooler months, we always have hot mulled apple cider available as well! For guest enjoyment, we offer "Bevs and Bites". We have a full service bar, so should you add a drink to your tab, we'll include a complimentary plate of local cheeses, chutney or hummus and grain crackers - always a nice start before heading out to dinner! Regardless of when you visit, we offer a number of romantic and fun packages and money saving specials to choose from. We also have several indulgent extras that you can add to your visit to include a couples' massage in your suite; chocolate dipped strawberries and so much more! Camden is a four season destination, centrally located along Maine's mid-coast, and is an excellent hub from which to plan day excursions to neighboring towns. During the warmer months complimentary use of beach chairs, umbrellas and towels are available for guest use and we can prepare a picnic hamper with assorted lunch items for your excursion with advance notice. And as a Select Registry and AAA 4 Diamond rated property, we'll do our very best to ensure your stay with us in the best it can be! We look forward to having you as our guest and welcoming you to the Captain Swift Inn!

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Bed and Breakfast New England

Bed and breakfasts in New England offer stays in traditional homes, like the Nutmeg Inn in Meredith, NH, or seaside The Captain Swift Inn in Camden, ME. Browse the range of top-ranking accommodations for features like seaside or mountain views, concierge service, fireplaces, and entertainment spaces onsite. You’ll have fine dining with a hearty breakfast and delicious New England dishes that you have to try.

There are many places to visit in New England – pick your New England bed and breakfast location, then drive around the explore the area. You can enjoy the outdoor activities in the mountains of Vermont or learn about the nation’s history in Massachusetts. Connecticut has plenty to offer for its coastal destinations.

New England is the perfect destination for everyone. Travel as a couple for a  romantic holiday or bring the whole family – there are even pet-friendly  bed and breakfasts. Fill up your itinerary with some of the favorite things to do to give you a retreat you hope will never end.

    Things to Do

  • Explore the top destinations in New England during your stay at your bed and breakfast.  Whether you enjoy spending time in the outdoors or learning about the  region’s rich history, there are lots of things to do in New England to visit during your stay.

    Vermont is a mountainous state that’s a famous ski destination. Visit during the winter and stay at a Vermont bed and breakfast to enjoy skiing hotspots like Killington Ski Area, Jay Peak, and Stratton Mountain.

    Maine is one of the most scenic states in New England,  thanks to the numerous lighthouses. You’ll find some of the most  picturesque lighthouses accompanied by beautiful natural surroundings.  Be sure to check out the Portland Head Light, Nubble Lighthouse, and Pemaquid Point Lighthouse.

    Connecticut has an exciting maritime heritage that you can learn about in various  venues. Many of the top destinations are along the state coast, which  features several maritime museums.

    Learn about US history during your stay in Massachusetts. You can find lots of exciting historical facts during your stay in a Boston bed and breakfast by taking a stroll along the Freedom Trail. The trail passes by some of the most notable buildings and landmarks in town.

    New Hampshire has something for everyone. You can enjoy lots of outdoor recreation at Crawford Notch State Park and Franconia Notch State Park. The state also has charming, historic towns to explore like Hanover and Portsmouth filled with victorian homes and other distinct architecture.

    Cape Cod is a seasonal favorite that attracts lots of tourists during the summer. It’s a beach destination with the best beaches in New England. Check out Nauset Beach or the Cape Cod National Seashore.  There are also plenty of quaint seaside towns like Provincetown and  Chatham on the cape. You can also catch a ferry to popular islands off  the coast like Nantucket.

  • History

  • New England encompasses six states – Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.  The northeastern region of the US was named after English colonists  settled the area. It’s one of the most historical regions in the US.

    Native Americans initially inhabited the region. The first English settlers arrived in the 1600s. Tourists can visit the site of Plymouth Rock, where the Pilgrims first landed when coming to the new world.

    One of the most historic cities is Boston. It has a long history of organizing the modern US Government. Tourists can check out some of the most notable events like the Boston Tea Party in the Boston Harbor or walk along the Freedom Trail.

    The local waterways leading to the Atlantic made New England very popular for trade and settling. Learn about Maritime history through several museums lining the coast.

  • Activities

  • You’ll have plenty of rest and relaxation in your bed and breakfast New England accommodation. While enjoying your vacation rental, check out some local activities to make your trip even more memorable.

    New England is one of the best destinations in the United States for sightseeing. Each state has something unique to offer that you’ll have a great time experiencing. Visit the Vermont mountains, visit the must-see lighthouses in Maine, or check out the yachts docked in Newport, Rhode Island.

    You can enjoy outdoor recreation all year long in New England.  Each state has multiple state parks for hiking, camping, seeing  wildlife, or hanging out at the beach. Some of the best places to visit  are Vermont, New Hampshire, and Cape Cod.

    There is a lot of history to learn about in New England. It’s where the earliest settlers arrived in the New World – many of the landmarks are preserved. Walk the Freedom Trail in Boston or discover the maritime heritage in Connecticut.

  • Natural Features

  • Immerse into picturesque nature while staying in a New England bed and breakfast. You’ll find fantastic scenery and landmarks in every location in the region.

    The Atlantic coast is one of the highlight features of New England.  Its coastal location led to regional growth, and it still plays a role  in attracting tourists. Visitors can enjoy beaches along the coast or  take photos of the lighthouses.

    Mount Washington is the highest peak in New England, located in New Hampshire's White Mountains.  It’s a popular destination for outdoor recreation or checking out the  views. Visitors can take a cog rail train ride to the top.

    Other mountains across New England feature world-class skiing resorts. The winter is a popular time to visit if you’re planning to visit the slopes.

    New England has many scenic drives. The fall and winter are favorite times to drive  the routes and see the scenery. The colorful foliage or snow-covered  trees are unlike anything you’ve seen before.

  • Weather

  • Deciding when is the best time to visit New England? The good news is that you’ll have a lot of great chances for a bed and breakfast stay since it's a year-round destination. The ideal time depends on what you’re planning to do  during your trip. And you’ll have lots of things to do regardless of  when you’re planning the trip.

    The summer is the most popular time to visit New England.  Summers have the best weather, with temperatures averaging above the  80s and long, sunny days. It’s fun to spend time in the great outdoors  for hiking, relaxing on the beach, or sightseeing around town. Book your  bed and breakfast easy to guarantee a reservation. Be sure to check for free cancelation during the season since accommodations get booked fast.

    The fall is another favorite time to visit New England.  It’s one of the most beautiful times of the year when the leaves are  changing. You’ll see thick, colorful foliage while still enjoying some  of the warm weather lingering from the Summer.

    Travelers who enjoy winter activities will love New England in the winter! The mountains get lots of snow to make perfect ski slopes. There are plenty of resort bed and breakfasts to spend a winter vacation.

    The spring is the low travel season. The weather fluctuates while transitioning from winter to summer.

  • Food and Drink

  • Give yourself an authentic New England Experience when you stay in a bed and breakfast.  Every morning, you’ll have a delicious breakfast to get the day  started. But while you’re out in the town, be sure to taste the local  favorites.

    Seafood is one of the main dishes in New England. The coastal location means that you’ll get a fresh taste in every restaurant you visit. New England clam chowder, lobster rolls, and Maine lobsters are all must-try dishes.

    Boston is home to several popular dishes that are worth tasting. Boston bakes beans and Boston cream pie are always on the menu.

    New England is a major production hub for maple syrup. Many locals use maple  seasoning in place of other sweeteners. Most syrup is produced in the  spring, during “sugaring season,” where you’ll be able to taste the best  maple syrup in the region.

Bed and Breakfast New England FAQ

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  • What are the different types of B&Bs in New England?

    New England has a wide range of B&Bs, from luxury to traditional accommodations. You can find the perfect bed and breakfast suitable for how you want to travel.

    Topside Inn ranks as one of the top romantic bed and breakfast in New England. Located in Maine, the waterfront property has the perfect amenities onsite for couples and nearby the village to check out the local shops.

    Travel to Vermont to stay in Rabbit Hill Inn, one of the favorite luxury bed and breakfast New England offers. From the intimate setting to the lavishly decorated rooms, it’s the perfect getaway destination. The small country inn has plenty to offer.

    Dockside Guest Quarters is one of the best bed and breakfast in New England for a quiet, seaside stay. The views of the sea are unmatched, and you’ll have fine dining every night with some of the region’s best seafood.

    The Inn at English Meadows is a 19th-century boutique hotel offering quick access to the attractions in Kennebunkport. It's great for weekend getaways to enjoy water sports, lighthouse tours, and shopping, all within a short distance from the inn.

  • What type of amenities can I expect when booking a Bed & Breakfast in New England?

    Each bed & breakfast in New England is specially designed to give you an unforgettable stay. You’ll feel at  home and have plenty of comforts for a great stay. You can take  advantage of all the great amenities that you’d find in hotels.

    Guest rooms feature private baths. Check for special upgrades, such as a balcony, hot tub, and more. All rooms come with modern amenities like wifi and TV. You can also browse rooms with gas fireplaces that are perfect for the wintertime.

    Imagine relaxing in soothing whirlpool tubs before climbing into a lavish poster bed topped with soft linens.

    You can enjoy breakfast in the dining room or enjoy privately. Many places offer other public space to relax in a friendly atmosphere. Lounge by an outdoor fire pit or entertainment rooms.

    When you arrive, ask the innkeepers about local things to do. There are always fun attractions and fine dining within walking distance to your room.

  • How can I get around New England?

    New England is a regional mix of major cities and small towns. The region is relatively easy to navigate once you arrive. If you’re traveling by air, the busiest airports are the Logan International Airport in Boston (BOS), Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Connecticut, and Burlington International Airport (BTV) in Vermont. There are several other regional airports for connecting flights.

    The region borders New York, so many people travel from the state or take a day trip.

    It’s recommended to rent a car while staying in your bed and breakfast. New England is a beautiful place to drive around, and you can access the small towns. Public transportation is an option if you’re visiting one of the major cities.

    Most New England Bed and Breakfast accommodations are nearby popular things to do in town, so you’ll only be just a short walk away.

  • Why Stay at a Bed & Breakfast in New England?

    Escape the busy cities and discover a relaxing vacation in a New England bed and breakfast accommodation. There are accommodations for all types of trips, from a romantic getaway to enjoying the outdoors with family.

    You’ll stay in luxe bed and breakfasts designed with local flair. Take in the seaside sights or enjoy the cozy atmosphere created as soon as you arrive. Many bed and breakfasts have a full concierge and staff available to assist as needed.

    You can look forward to relaxing in modern or traditional style rooms with features like a soft poster bed, jacuzzi, or gas fireplaces. Wake up to a hearty breakfast to start your day and enjoy fine dining throughout your stay.