Whether you’re planning a winter weekend getaway or a summer vacation this year, switch up your lodging arrangements and stay in a place that’s entirely unique to New England! These seven spots are some of the coolest B&Bs and inns we’ve seen in the region—check them out and start planning your 2023 trips among the other incredible things to enjoy this year!
1. Rose Island Lighthouse: Newport, RI (1.5 hours from Boston)
Ever dreamed of what it’s like to live inside a lighthouse? That dream can become a reality, whether it’s for a night or the whole week, at the Rose Island Lighthouse in Newport, Rhode Island. This 18-acre property has nature trails galore and is only accessible by ferry, making this a super-peaceful hideaway. And perhaps this goes without saying, but the sunrises and sunsets here are just dazzling, especially when you take in the view from the top of the lighthouse.
Find it at 1 Washington St, Newport, RI
2. The Treehouse at Winvian: Litchfield Hills, CT (2.5 hours)
Trust us – this is not your average treehouse. This luxurious cottage just so happens to be suspended 35 feet into the air, and it has all the modern amenities to make your stay comfortable. On the first floor, you’ll find a king-sized bed, a gas fireplace, steam shower and a jetted soaking tub, while the second-floor lounge has a gas fireplace, and grand treetop views of the New England Forest below.
If a treehouse isn’t your thing, Winvian’s 18 lodging options are just as whimsical. Set in a 4,000-acre forest, stay at the Winvian Helicopter and enjoy life in the cockpit.
Find it at 155 Alain White Road Morris, Connecticut 06763
3. Liberty Hotel: Beacon Hill (Boston)
Spend a night in jail —a renovated jail, that is! Located at the foot of Beacon Hill, The Liberty Hotel was once the Charles Street Jail. Now a national historic landmark and architectural gem, the jail was built in 1851 and housed famous inmates like Malcolm X and suffragette activists. The building has since been beautifully renovated, but it still retains much of its historical charm.
Find it at 215 Charles St., Boston
Tucked away in Stowe, Vermont is a skier’s paradise. Recently named one of America’s best ski resorts, Stowe Mountain Resort is home to just about every winter activity you can imagine. Spend your days on the snow, dining in the mountains, and cozying up by the fire late at night.
Find it at 5781 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT
5. Green Turtle Floating B&B: Charlestown (Boston)
If you’re feeling adventurous, spend a night on the Boston Harbor and awake to the sounds of seagulls, the swaying of the ocean, and the dazzling view of the sea just outside your window! Located in the historic Charlestown Navy Yard, the Green Turtle is a floating B&B that’s uniquely luxurious and peaceful. With the option to stay in either a houseboat or a yacht, you won’t get a lodging experience like this in many other cities in the US!
Find it at 1 Pier 8 13th Street, Charlestown, MA
6. Lizzie Borden House: Fall River, MA (37 mins)
Only near haunted Salem would you find a hugely successful B&B that was the location of two gruesome murders in the 19th Century! The Lizzie Borden House is both a museum, dedicated to the aforementioned murders, and a lovely B&B that is an exact replica of the house as it was in 1872. If you’re a fan of true crime, horror, or history in general, this is a must-visit spot.
Find it at 230 2nd St, Fall River, MA
7. Norumbega Inn: Camden, Maine (3.5 hours)
This castle in Maine is a totally unique find in New England. Built in 1886 by Joseph Sterns (the inventor of the duplex telegraph), he wanted this “stone castle by the sea” to emulate the style of the grand European castles. The castle was recently renovated but keeps touches of that old-school flair in every room. Not to mention, the oceanfront views are to die for!
Find it at 63 High St, Camden, ME