On the North Shore, a cozy winter getaway is always at our fingertips, with destinations in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont just a few hours away.
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White Barn Inn, Kennebunk Beach, Maine
This historic farmhouse-turned-luxury-inn borrows its name from the adjacent barn, which was turned into a restaurant by innkeepers in 1973. Winner of the coveted AAA Five Diamond Award, the White Barn Inn offers accommodations in their Main House, Waterfront Cottages, and the charming Garden. All rooms are adorned with fresh flowers and fruit and equipped with flat screen plasma televisions, DVD players, and free high-speed wireless internet. Guests can borrow complimentary canoes and bikes to explore beautiful seaside Kennebunk Beach, or relax their worries away at the White Barn Inn Spa. Finish out the day a Forbes 5 Star dining experience at the elegantly rustic White Barn Inn Restaurant, which features dishes made with fresh local seafood.
Twin Farms Resort and Spa, Barnard, Vermont
The 300-acre Twin Farms values privacy, luxury, and relaxation above all else; secluded, cozy accommodations include four individual rooms in the main building , ten freestanding cottages designed around unique themes, four suites connected by a lounge and library in the Farmhouse at Copper Hill, and the Lodge, comprised of two suites joined by a common area. All-inclusive rates include three daily meals prepared by expert chefs, using farm-to-table ingredients whenever possible. Guests of Twin Farms enjoy on-site activities like bicycling, canoeing, croquet, cross-country skiing, fly-fishing, sledding, and ice skating. Relaxation is of the utmost importance at Twin Farms, and spa treatments like the Meadowsweet Body Polish, Honey Bliss, or Sweet Earth Foot Treatment ensure that every guest feels pampered and recharged.
The Inns at Equinox, Manchester, Vermont
For hikers, skiers, and adventure-seekers looking for family fun or a romantic retreat for two, the Inns at Equinox will fit the bill. Located in Vermont’s Green Mountains, nearby slopes and trails cater to winter-sports-lovers of all ages. Guests can choose the historic charm of guest rooms in the 1811 House (once the dwelling of Abraham Lincoln’s granddaughter), or a modern twist on country chic in one of the 30 Townhome Suites decorated with furniture and accessories from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. The Inns at Equinox also offer guests access to five unique dining opportunities, among them the rustic Chop House, the elegant Colonnade, and the cozy Dormy Grill, adjacent to the Equinox Golf Club.