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Explore Cape Cod Through Your Stomach This Fall

Aug 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

If you love lobster, blueberries, clam-digging (in clam-digger shorts, of course) and all the other New England coastal food traditions, then the good times don't have to end with summer vacation — they just get better throughout the fall. A locavore’s paradise can be found where the Pilgrims once made landfall and it’s equally delicious whether you go white tablecloth and champagne, or beach picnic and microbrews from the bottle.... Read More

First and Only Luxury Hotel in Rhode Island to Receive Forbes Five-Star Award: Ocean House

Mar 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The luxurious Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island has received the honor of being named The Ocean State's first and only Forbes Five-Star Resort. The historic resort dates back to just after the Civil War and reopened in 2010 after a $140 million renovation. The property is located just above the Atlantic Ocean, offering guests sweeping views from the perched location as well as farm-to-table casual and fine dining, the 12,000-square-foot OH! Spa, and a welcoming staff. “The Ocean House has achieved the ultimate accolade in our industry,” said Daniel Hostettler, the president and managing director of Ocean House Management, LLC. “The Forbes Five-Star rating is only given to a select few hotels of the nearly 20,000 that are inspected by industry professionals. I am so proud of each and... Read More

Hotel Vermont Opening in Burlington Spring 2013

Feb 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Hotel Vermont, a 125-bedroom luxury hotel, is set to open Spring of 2013. The property expects to gain LEED-certification, and will draw guests searching for an authentic Vermont experience, including a Hen of the Wood Restaurant, one of the state’s favorite restaurant chains.

An outdoor terrace with an open hearth, features views of Lake Champlain. The hotel will also have 2,000 square feet of green roof space, along with a 7,500 square foot Harbor Terrace that features local artist Richard Erdman's bronze sculptures. The hotel will offer four meeting rooms, two of which are water-view function rooms with 1,100 square feet of space for meetings and events for up to 80 guests. Hotel Vermont will also be the first hotel in the state to offer 100Mbs synchronous broadband in... Read More

Connecticut Bed & Breakfast Rock Hall Inn Proves Luxury is in the Details

Dec 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Julie Hatfield

A bed and breakfast is cozy, comfortable, funky, warm and inviting—but luxurious? If you’re talking about Rock Hall bed and breakfast, yes, luxurious. Here’s why:... Read More

The Weekapaug Inn of Rhode Island Opens After $20 Million Renovation

Oct 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

A $20 million makeover of the Weekapaug Inn has resulted in a stunning new property for the perfect New England getaway. The Weekapaug Inn has sweeping views of Quonochontaug Pond and the Atlantic as well as excellent food and personalized services. Langdon Wheeler, Managing Member of Weekapaug Inn and Cottages LLC said, “The Weekapaug Inn historically served as a centerpiece of its community, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to restore this treasure to its former glory. By introducing a new chapter to the Inn’s history, both locals and travelers will be able to experience its spectacular location, enriching experiences and traditions for years to come.”... Read More

The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers

Oct 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Guests seeking a historic place to stay in Bean Town should look no further than The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers, "city within a city." With some of Boston's best dining options, elegantly appointed rooms and dog-friendly service, The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers make all guests, from celebrities to dignitaries and everyone in between, feel welcome. There are numerous hotels to stay at in Boston but only one remains the Grand Dame: The Boston Park Plaza Hotel. With its 941 guestrooms and suites, the hotel sits prominently in Back Bay near the Boston Common, just outside of Copley Square and minutes from the Theater District. Its old-world charm offers luxuriously designed, well-appointed, and spacious guest rooms for families or business travelers alike.... Read More

Cozy Up to New England's Farmhouse Cottages This Fall

Oct 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz  |  2 Comments

Fall brings our nesting, comfort-dining instincts to the fore—which is why the friendly farmhouse inns of New England have such a magnetic effect. From the 5-diamond comforts of Relais & Châteaux to a homespun cottage on a working farm, these properties promise a warm welcome complete with fresh-baked cookies by the fire.... Read More

Charming Farmhouse Cottages of New England

Oct 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Fall brings our nesting, comfort-dining instincts to the fore—which is why the friendly farmhouse inns of New England have such a magnetic effect. From the 5-diamond comforts of Relais & Châteaux to a homespun cottage on a working farm, these properties promise a warm welcome complete with fresh-baked cookies by the fire.... Read More

The Chanler at Cliff Walk in the Sailing Town of Newport, Rhode Island

Sep 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The Chanler at Cliff Walk, a historically preserved hotel with an AAA Four Diamond Award features distinctly decorated guestrooms in the sailing town of Newport, Rhode Island. Guests can enjoy the luxury of colonial times past, with all the conveniences of modern amenities, from flat screen televisions to relaxing Jacuzzi tubs. Historically rich Newport, RI, is known as America's first resort city and the sailing capital of the U.S. Located south of capital city Providence on the picturesque Aquidneck Island in Narragansett Bay, the prominent East Coast picture-perfect, pristine community of three beaches has been a luxury destination dating back to the late 19th century. Newport has one of the highest concentrations of colonial-style homes in the nation, as there are three National... Read More

Vermont Offers First Bites of 2012 Harvest

Sep 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz  |  1 Comment

Thanks to its widespread support of artisanal farms and “cottage” food producers, Vermont is a delicious destination at any time of year...but fall brings particular bounty. No wonder locals, neighboring New Englanders and even Tri-State residents look forward to it.... Read More

Things to See & Do in Vermont During the Fall

Sep 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

With the 5th annual Naked Table Lunch in downtown Woodstock rounding out August’s final weekend, Vermont got a head start on the harvest festival season—as befits the northernmost New England state. Thanks to its widespread support of artisanal farms and “cottage” food producers, Vermont is a delicious destination at any time of year…but fall brings particular bounty. No wonder locals, neighboring New Englanders and even Tri-State residents look forward to it.... Read More

Waterfront Hotel and Marina in Newport, Rhode Island | Forty 1° North

Jul 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh  |  1 Comment

Amidst the shoreline of New England’s outstanding coast lies one of the most beautiful boutique luxury hotels: Forty 1° North Hotel Marina Resort. The Newport resort’s urban waterfront setting welcomes both seasonal and transient guests, with an array of eco-friendly amenities that truly support the historic town known predominantly for its maritime scene and culture.... Read More

Nantucket Island | Where to Stay, Eat and Shop

Jun 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Summer in Boston would seem incomplete without a visit to the crown jewel of Cape Cod: Nantucket Island. There is so much to do here whether you come for quick weekend getaway or plan a weeklong stay on the island, which is located just 30 miles off the coast of Cape Cod.... Read More

Portland Harbor Hotel Offers Ideal Weekend Escape

May 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

New England has so many incredible destinations but Portland, Maine remains one of our favorite places to visit with its rich maritime history and short driving distance from Boston. There is so much to do in this waterfront city from visiting the local shops and restaurants that dot the main downtown streets to taking a day trip on a boat to a nearby island.... Read More

Seafood Adventures Across the Globe

Mar 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Whether it's extra-peppery mignonette sauce for their Fanny Bay oysters or traditional Portuguese Bacalhau at Easter supper, seafood lovers are particular about their favorites, and will often go great distances to enjoy them. But for those extra-avid eaters, here’s a roundup of singular experiences that go beyond merely a fine meal, and create a whole adventure around the eventual mouthwatering prize.... Read More

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