Federal House Inn
1560 Pleasant St.
South Lee, MA 01260
This stately bed and breakfast in the heart of the Berkshires is a welcoming place to spend some time during the holidays. Built in 1842, it is a restored home previously owned by Thomas Hurlbut. The inn is conveniently located near Butternut Ski Resort, the Appalachian Trail and Tanglewood. Start the day with a candlelit three-course breakfast near the fire before venturing out to do some shopping at the outlets. Make sure to be back by 5 p.m. for complimentary wine in the living room, and to learn about the local restaurant choices for dinner. Upon returning, warm up with hot chocolate, coffee or tea while sitting by your private fireplace.
Nordic Village Resort
Jackson, NH 03846
Nordic Village Resort is located on 165 acres of land, and provides breathtaking views of the Mount Washington Valley. Choose from a suite, townhouse, penthouse, one- or two-bedroom unit, or pet-friendly lodging option. Head out for some local cross country or downhill skiing — or even some snowmobiling before returning to relax by the fire. Amenities include a fitness center, tranquility pool, hiking trails and mountain club. Relaxation, Honeymoon, Northern Extreme, Romantic Retreat, Storyland or Polar Express packages are also available to enhance your stay.
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Palmer House Inn
81 Palmer Ave.
Falmouth, MA 02540
An off-season visit to this Cape Cod bed and breakfast is a perfect escape from the holiday crowds. The inn is located in a residential area, where homes are typically adorned with holiday decor. Room options include a king- or queen-sized bed, optional Jacuzzi and fireplace, or pet-friendly accommodations. Your day begins with a gourmet breakfast, which might include baked pears, gingerbread pancakes or cranberry sorbet. A quick walk gets you to the nearby shops and restaurants, before returning at 3 p.m. for cider, hot tea and fresh-baked cookies.
Four Chimneys Inn and Restaurant
21 West Road
Bennington, VT 05201
This luxurious inn sits on 11 private acres of land in a historic neighborhood and provides a peaceful getaway from hectic holidays. Choose from one of 10 unique rooms with amenities like high-speed Internet, private baths, individual heat and phones. A grand country breakfast is served each morning and may be enjoyed in the sun porch or dining room. Relax by the fireplace or with a cocktail in the lounge.
12 Clay St.
Newport, RI 02840
Ivy Lodge is situated in the mansion district, just minutes from downtown Newport and The Cliff Walk. Any of the eight Victorian rooms are good choices with elegant furnishings and antiques. Amenities include CD/radio, cable TV, wireless Internet, individual heat/AC and a direct-dial phone. A full gourmet breakfast is served up each morning to guests. For a more unique experience, consider a getaway package: Romance, Merry Winter, Pamper Me, Quintessential Newport or New Year’s Eve are all good ones. Custom packages are also available.
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