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Looking for a fantastic summer vacation escape to one of America’s favorite New England states? Massachusetts has everything you and your family could ever need for the perfect summer getaway. Between its beautiful beaches, historical landmarks, and quaint and tranquil towns, Massachusetts leaves little to be desired for vacationers of every kind. Here are some great Massachusetts summer vacation ideas!

Central Massachusetts Monarch Butterfly Deerfield, Photo credit: Paul Franz

For those looking to indulge in nature, history, art, and culture, Central Massachusetts is without a doubt the place to be.

Central Massachusetts is comprised of the 395 Corridor, Blackstone Valley, Sturbridge Townships, Wachusett, and Worcester regions, and boasts a wide range of attractions for an exciting stay.

If you want to be centrally located to be in the middle of all the action, be sure to check out the New England Inns and Resorts member property, the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester – Central Massachusetts’ only AAA Four Diamond Hotel. This gorgeous hotel features a blend of new and old world charm, and offers fireplace suites and executive suites for a comfortable and relaxing getaway.

While in Worcester be sure to check out The Hanover Theatre for Performing Arts, which features world class performances and Broadway hits such as Bright Star and Jersey Boy. If you’re hankering for a delicious meal, be sure to stop by one of Worcester’s many famous historic diners that offers classic American fare.

For those who want a relaxing getaway by the water, with 17 miles of shoreline, Webster Lake provides a tranquil escape for swimming, kayaking, and more.

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Western Massachusetts Credit: The Mount’s Flower Garden late afternoon by David Dashiell

Western Massachusetts is paradise for those looking to escape to the great outdoors. If you and your family are looking for a quaint, quiet retreat close to nature, look no further than the Race Brook Lodge, located at the foot of Mount Race in the charming town of Sheffield.

The lodge hosts various buildings and suites that are rustic and charming, featuring wood beams, exposed brick, and quirky nooks. While staying at the lodge guests have easy access to attractions both natural and cultural, including access to the Appalachian Trail, a quick route to the top of Race Brook Falls, and plenty of live music.

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If your idea of a summer vacation is the relax, unwind, and “zen-out” kind, a stay at Canyon Ranch Lenox may be just what’s on the agenda. This unparalleled spa and resort offers its guests an oasis like environment in the Berkshires, one of New England’s premier location destinations. Experiences such as the Digital Detox, stress management workshops, and energy healing make this stay one that you will not soon forget. All accommodations at Canyon Ranch Lenox feature luxurious amenities to ensure your stay is nothing short of heavenly.

Whether your intention is to relax and unwind, learn something new, or simply indulge in a gorgeous natural setting, Massachusetts has it all. Book your summer vacation today and start creating memories that will last a lifetime.

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Coastal Massachusetts Credit: Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism

Did you know that Massachusetts has approximately 1,500 miles of coastline that stretches from the north to the south of the state? Whether you are looking for a quiet retreat or a more action packed beach vacation, there are plenty of spots dotting the coast that will suit your family’s needs.

Cape Cod is perhaps one of Boston’s best known coastal towns, and the Cape Codder Resort And Spa offers a one of a kind experience that will make you never want to leave. This family friendly resort features a 30,000 square foot water park, which is the only one like it in Cape Cod. Be sure to indulge in a relaxing spa day at the full-service Beach Plum Spa, and enjoy a delicious meal at one of the resort’s fine dining establishments.

Although beaches may be front of mind when you think of Coastal Massachusetts, Boston, the capital city itself, forms part of this region and offers and unlimited amount of summer vacation fun.

One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston is a history lover’s dream come true. With so many historical locations, it can be hard to know exactly where to begin. The Freedom Trail, which is a 2.5-mile route that leads visitors to 16 historically important sites, is a great place to start exploring Boston’s rich past. Take a journey back in time and visit museums, meeting sites, churches, and burial grounds on this unique and inviting tour.

After you’ve journeyed back in time on the Freedom Trail be sure to check out one of Boston’s famous Duck Tours. This one-of-its kind tour is conducted on a amphibious landing vehicle that converts to a boat and ends its voyage in the famous Charles River. The Duck Tour takes visitors on a journey through famous Boston landmarks including The Boston State House, Copley Square, The Quincy Market, and much more.

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Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa – 35% off

Stowe, VT:  Save 35% on accommodations, luxury level and above starting at just $174 per night! Earn $25 credits to the Spa at Stoweflake or dining at Charlie B’s Pub & Restaurant (one per reservation), plus receive breakfast for 2 per reservation (one breakfast per reservation). Your stay also includes: afternoon tea & cookies and complimentary use of resort facilities including fitness facilities, pools, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, tennis, squash and racquetball court use.  Take advantage of this offer to get away to beautiful Stowe, Vermont!   Learn more

How to Book: Please use INNCrowd, and call: 800-253-2232 to book your Early Summer Stay!  Two night minimum on Friday and Saturday arrivals, based on availability.  Cannot be used in combination with other offers. Valid on new, non-group contract reservations only.
Valid Dates: 05/29/18 – 07/04/18 (blackouts apply, including: June 14,15,16,22,23)
Inn Crowd Rate:  starting at $174.00 and no resort fees (50% deposit required on 2 night stays, fully pre-paid for 1 night stays, non-refundable, non-cancellable and non-changeable).  Taxes and gratuity not included.

High Pointe Inn – 30% off

Cape Cod, MA:  Choose any of our spacious rooms and enjoy award-winning service, our fabulous cooked-to-order breakfast served on the deck, 24-hour hot coffee and tea service, plus a complimentary after-dinner drink from our cordials bar in the evening. We also offer discounted whale watch tickets, advance bookings on high speed ferry service to Nantucket and complimentary concierge service. Enjoy all of our award-winning amenities and personalized service.   Learn more

How to Book: Call to book your reservation directly with us at 508-362-4441. Valid on new bookings only and may not be combined with other offers or specials.
Valid Dates: 06/01/18 – 06/30/18 (3-night minimum stay required)
Inn Crowd Rate:  starting at $199.50

The Lord Jeffery Inn – 30% off

Amherst, MA:  30% off rack rates Sunday thru Thursday. The Inn features 49 guest rooms & suites.  Fully modernized, luxurious style while maintaining the historic New England charm and original character of the Inn. Modern conveniences include free high-speed wired and wireless Internet throughout. Our on-site farm to table restaurant 30Boltwood delivers a uniquely crafted and distinctly local dining experience. Simply prepared meals crafted by Chef Michael Adams and inspired by the abundance of locally-sourced ingredients.  Learn more

How to Book: Please call the Inn at 413-256-8200 and reference Inn Crowd-Weekday rate code INNC
Valid Dates: 05/29/18 – 08/23/18
Inn Crowd Rate:  starting at $150.50

The Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn – 30% off

Harwich, MA:  Stay 4 nights midweek June and save 30% on your Cape Cod vacation.  All the shops are open, the weather is warm, and the crowds won’t arrive until the Fourth of July Weekend…this is one of the best times to be on Cape Cod!   Learn more

How to Book: Call 508-432-7766 or click here and use promo code: NEIRAJune when booking online or mention when booking by phone.  Must book direct for this special offer.  Cannot be used in conjunction with other offers or existing reservations.
Valid Dates: 06/01/18 – 06/28/18
Inn Crowd Rate:  starting at $160.00

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Credit: Maine Office of Tourism

A seaside vacation is no doubt one of the most attractive propositions for most families. How would you like to plan a family getaway at a resort that is not teeming with other tourists, where the waters are calm enough for the kids to splash around without any ocean surprises? Imagine you and your family at a location that’s breathtakingly beautiful with superb views of lush greenery, a waterfront, and the hills surrounding it. If this sounds like something you’d like to do, a New England lake vacation could be the best option for your next family summer escape.

Lakes in New Hampshire
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Lake Winnipesaukee

Also known as “beautiful water in a high place” by the Native Americans who settled there, Lake Winnipesaukee contains 274 tiny islets and boasts two beautiful resort towns along its edges.

Weirs Beach on Lake Winnipesaukee offers a getaway for families who want to take in the beautiful mountain views on its shores and enjoy a variety of activities including arcades, trolleys, and a classic boardwalk.

To the northwest of the lake is the historical town of Meredith, with Mill Falls, a 19th century linen plant at its hub. While there, you can also spend time at Wolfeboro, which has the distinction of being America’s oldest summer resort. There, you can spend time swimming or paddling in the lake or enjoy a delectable meal at one of the many restaurants. Honeymooners might like to stop by at the lake’s Couples Beach.

While at the lake, you can also delight in one of the Mount Washington cruises, which has been a proud New Hampshire tradition since 1872. You can choose from the Scenic Cruise or the Sunset Dinner Dance cruise depending on your preference. The line also offers private events for birthdays, weddings, and other celebrations.

Visitors who want to take a step back in time would be remiss not to take a ride aboard the antique “Miss Meredith” speedboat. Boat rides last approximately 45 minutes, depart daily, and offer stunning mountain views.

If you are looking for a comfortable yet luxurious getaway while on the lake, Mill Falls at the Lake is an excellent option for you and your family. This charming accommodation offers four distinct inns which all provide a unique set of experiences. Take in the stunning lake views from Church Landing or Bay Point Inn, cozy up next to the fireplace at the Chase House, or enjoy the center of town at the original Inn at Mill Falls. Whatever your taste or preference, Mill Falls at the Lake has you and your family covered.

Weirs Drive-in-Theatre is another option for movie lovers who want to enjoy a film in the cool evening air. Lastly, if you want to keep the kids entertained, be sure to check out “Fun Spot,” which features indoor mini golf, bowling, bingo, and is home to the largest arcade in the world.

Kezar Lake

If you prefer a quieter lake vacation resort that is off-the-beaten track, Kezar Lake, located in the charming town of Sutton is just the place for you. For lodging, you can stay at the Follansbee Inn, a historic bed and breakfast located on the shores of Kezar lake, which boasts 18 individually decorated guest rooms.

All guests have access to the Inn’s kayaks, canoes, rowboat, and sailboat, so be sure to take your family to swim, fish, and boat on the pristine waters of the lake during your stay.

If you’re in the mood to explore, you can take a trip by boat to Blueberry Island, or hop on a bicycle and traverse one of the lake’s beautiful tree-lined trails.

Credit: New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development Sunapee Lake

Sunapee Lake is recognized as one of the best vacation lakes in New Hampshire, and features an incredible range of elegant mansions and houses built at the beginning of the 20th century. When it’s time to eat, venture over to one of the several restaurants and cafes that serve traditional New England dishes such as pepper-crusted sirloin, Atlantic haddock fish and chips, and the quintessential BLTs.

For a relaxing stay on the lake, the Mountain Edge Resort offers an idyllic retreat set amidst the picturesque hillsides of the Lake Sunapee region. The resort features an abundance of amenities including an indoor heated pool, a full-service day spa, and plenty of live entertainment for you and your family. Be sure to take advantage of the activities in and around the resort including canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and sailing.

Purity Lake

Families looking for the perfect vacation escape will absolutely love spending time at Purity Lake. Take your kids swimming, hiking, canoeing, fishing, and waterskiing, and relive your favorite summer camping holidays at this New Hampshire gem.

To get the best of what this lake has to offer, hop on over to Purity Spring Resort, which features a number of lodging options from traditional colonial houses, mountainside and slopeside lodges, to lakeside condos and cottages. The resort offers a variety of activities for the whole family including mountain biking, kayaking, canoeing, and guided tours. It also grants guests access to all amenities including a beautiful pool and fitness center.

If you’re feeling rather adventurous, zip on over to Monkey Trunks zipline park, which features a zipline course that will have you flying through the trees, and an adventure course that features a fun mix of ziplines and adventure obstacles for all ages.

Lakes in Vermont
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Lake Champlain

The town of Burlington on Lake Champlain is another excellent New England spot for a family vacation. This lively destination is wonderfully suited for foodies who can check out some of the best diners in the state, such as The Hen of the Wood. After you’ve eaten dinner, be sure to try a taste of the famous Lake Champlain Chocolates. History lovers can also visit the collection of eight shipwrecks in Lake Champlain, known as the best in North America.

If you’re looking to be right in the middle of the action in downtown Burlington, check out the Hotel Vermont, which offers modern, breezy, and sophisticated accommodations for a comfortable family stay. The hotel offers a variety of rooms and suites, including some with living rooms and kitchenettes, that can comfortably host families of all sizes.

If you’re looking for a fun activity your kids will enjoy, head on over to ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, a non-for-profit aquarium which features a variety of hands on exhibits suitable for children up to six years old.

If you want to purchase for a gift for your little ones, be sure to check out the famous Vermont Teddy Bear company located in Shelburne, Vermont, for handcrafted bears of all sizes.

The historical Shelburne Village, listed on the National Register of Historic places, offers visitors a “vintage” taste of Champlain Valley. One of the most exciting things to do in Shelburne Village is to visit the Shelburne Museum, which features 39 buildings including an old circus, jailhouse, blacksmith shop, and more.

Lake Champlain Summer Vacation Lake Willoughby

Lake Willoughby could very well be one of the most beautiful lakes in New England. Visitors will be blown away by the exceptional natural beauty of the 320-feet deep placid lake cradled between Willoughby State Forest’s mountains. Standing on the northeast edge of the state, this location is perfect for fishing trips where you can snag rainbow trout or go on long hiking trails.

While there, enjoy a stay at the Inn at Mountain View Farm, which has been awarded the prestige of being one of “30 Great Inns,” by Travel + Leisure, and “Inn of the Month,” by Country Living. Located on 440 acres of historic farm estate, this Inn is home to miles of trails that are great for biking, hiking, and taking in the incredible natural views.

The inn features 14 guest rooms and luxury suites that integrate the charm and elegance of the natural surroundings.

Enjoy fishing, horseback riding, biking, croquet, volleyball, and more during your stay at the Mountain View Farm. You can also take your children to see the Mountain View Farm Animal Sanctuary, which provides a home to some of the area’s animals in need.

Lakes in Maine
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Moosehead Lake

Moosehead Lake is Maine’s largest, and makes for a great summer vacation escape. The lake lies within 74,890 acres of greenery and has stunning panoramas that will truly delight any visitor. Spend time fishing, camping, canoeing, and hunting during the summer months, and watch the lake transform into a haven for moose watching, skiing, and snowmobile enthusiasts during the winter.

Credit: Maine Office of Tourism Sebago Lake State Park

Sebago Lake is Maine’s deepest and second largest lake, and offers a beautiful retreat for those who want to enjoy water sports, fishing, and camping with the whole family. This beautiful state park is located in the charming town of Casco, Maine, and offers incredible lake views, a number of hiking trails, and plenty of soft sand to dig your toes into.

If you’re looking for a getaway, head on over to Migis Lodge, where you can indulge in a wide variety of activities to suit your family’s needs, including Wednesday night bingo, bonfires, karaoke, and you can even delight yourself in a relaxing massage.

Featuring a luxurious main lodge and 35 cabins situated among 125 acres of pine forest, this stay will be one you and your family are not soon to forget.

Rangeley Lake

Voted the #1 Best Place to Live in Maine in the 2016 Readers’ Choice in Down East Magazine, this beautiful lakeside city offers year-round fun for the whole family. Things to do at the serene, crystal clear lake include fishing, camping, sunset views, and sailing.

Rangeley is also known for being the closest dark-belt location close to an urban area in the Northeast. For this reason, stargazing is a must! Without the city lights visitors are able to see a bevy of stars in the pitch black night sky and can observe the Milky Way in all its glory. Visitors can also take in The Northern Lights from August to October.

The Loon Lodge is an excellent choice of accommodations for families who want to enjoy Rangeley Lake in a peaceful, yet majestic setting. Originally constructed in 1899, this lodge has been beautifully restored to accommodate modern tastes, but still maintains an air of nostalgia.

It offers spectacular lake and sunset views and 250 feet of lake frontage with a private swimming beach. Take your family to enjoy hikes, boating, swimming, horseback riding, and much more on the stunning Rangeley Lake.

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The Hancock Inn & Fox Tavern – 33% off

Hancock, NH: Whether you choose a rocker on the front porch, a table on the back terrace or a spot in the back field, it’s lovely to relax outdoors. The grass is growing, the birds are singing the trees are blooming…you should take some time to renew as well. Bring a book, bring a friend or just take a nap! Enjoy 30% off the superior room rate and all our special touches like tea-service, turn down chocolates and in-room morning coffee delivery. Learn more

How to Book: Call 603-525-3318 and mention Porch Season when you book your superior room
Valid Dates: 05/15/18 – 06/02/18
Inn Crowd Rate: starting at $149.00 midweek (weekend rate is $249.00 before tax)

250 Main Hotel – 30% off

Rockland, ME: Tired of traveling to big cities to discover amazing art? Come discover Rockland, one of America’s fastest growing new art meccas! Join us any date through June 30th and get 30% off your stay, AND a free upgrade! Learn more

How to Book: Call 207-594-5994 (MUST be booked by phone)
Valid Dates: 05/15/18 – 06/30/18
Inn Crowd Rate: starting at $129.00 per night

The Emerson Inn – 30% off

Rockport, MA: Save 30% off all room types when you stay at The Emerson Inn today through July 11th (excludes 7/4 – 7/7)! In addition to a great discount, we’ll welcome you with a hand-crafted cheese plate in your room! Learn more

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Bed and Breakfast Vacation Ideas in Massachusetts: Like many travelers, you’re probably a die-hard foodie who loves to sample the local street food and other cuisines of the place you’re visiting. If this is you, choose from some of the best bed and breakfast establishments in Massachusetts.

Vacationing in the state provides you with a range of possibilities and experiences. For instance, if you would like to go hiking and skiing, head for the Berkshires. However, if you’re looking for a trip back in history, Boston is the place to be. Also, wine tasters must plan a getaway to Martha’s Vineyard for a memorable holiday.

Read ahead for information about the top Massachusetts bed and breakfast establishments you can book for your vacation this summer.

Photo Credit: Woods Hole Inn Woods Hole Inn, Woods Hole

Your getaway to Cape Cod will be made all the more memorable with a stay at one of Massachusetts’ top bed and breakfasts, the Woods Hole Inn. With 14 rooms and a range of amenities, the inn is situated within a charming waterfront village that offers plenty of fun activities. Check out the tiny stores or dine at one of the many restaurants. You can also spend long, lazy afternoons on the beach soaking up all the sun. Travel along the famous Shining Sea bike path and you can reach Martha’s Vineyard by a ferry ride. Visit this B & B

Ashley Manor, Barnstable

Standing on a two-acre property with lush greenery in the historical Barnstable district is the Ashley Manor. This mid-Cape inn has a total of six rooms and suites and offers facilities such as a tennis court, a gazebo, and a roomy patio on the back of the house for relaxing.

Depending on the weather, you can enjoy breakfast on the patio or in the dining area, which is warmed by a large fireplace. Should you choose to stay in this vacation accommodation, you will be able to explore the Barnstable Village and Barnstable Harbor located within walking distance. You can also, spend time on the many beaches close by. Visit this B & B

Brook Farm Inn, Lenox

Your stay at the Brook Farm Inn will treat you to more than just warm, friendly service and a delectable breakfast served buffet style. Here, you will be able to taste the romance of the local culture at the renowned Tanglewood Music Center located just a few minutes away.

One of Massachusetts’ best bed and breakfast stayovers, the inn also offers guests customized massage therapy along with other wellness options like reflexology, acupressure, and old-fashioned hydrotherapy with relaxing swims in the pool. Afterwards, take a break from all that rest and relaxation to go hiking along the Mohawk and Appalachian Trails, or explore the old-fashioned villages. Visit this B & B

Captain’s Manor Inn, Falmouth Photo Credit: Captain’s Manor

The tranquil setting of the beautifully landscaped Captain’s Manor Inn makes it one of the top bed and breakfast accommodations in Falmouth Village. The inn offers guests eight rooms which include complimentary Wi-Fi and a private ensuite bathroom complete with spa robes. Enjoy a delicious breakfast of freshly baked items, and later, follow the Shining Sea Bikeway to the marshlands and cranberry bogs. Also, be sure to check out Falmouth Village, which is just three minutes away, for a shopping foray at some of the many stores. Afterwards you can stop for a meal at one of the restaurants. Visit this B & B

High Pointe Inn, West Barnstable

The High Pointe Inn has received the distinction of one of the Top Ten Romantic Inns in New England. That makes this inn one of Massachusetts’ best bed and breakfast stayovers for visiting Sandy Neck Beach and other Cape Cod Beaches. Choose from indoor and outdoor seating options while enjoying your breakfast, and try the freshly-baked offerings and specials noted on the blackboard. Your stay at the High Pointe Inn also provides easy access to ferries that can take you to attractions such as the National Seashore, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, and Provincetown. Visit this B & B

Inn at Cape Cod, Yarmouth Port Photo Credit: Inn at Cape Cod

Enjoy the romantic experience of staying in a 200-year old home with four-poster beds, wooden, carved armoires, and elegant draperies. The Inn at Cape Cod is one of the best bed and breakfast spots, and it serves as the ideal base for all that Cape Cod has to offer.

Located at Yarmouth Port, the house stands on a lush green property which covers an area of two and a half acres. Stay at this inn and you will be able to visit Barnstable, Hyannis, museums, stores, restaurants, and the many beaches nearby. Also, indulge in whale-watching trips, hiking along the scenic trails, and taking the ferries to check out the islands. Visit this B & B

Linden Tree Inn, Rockport

Linden Tree Inn is another one of Massachusetts’ top bed and breakfast establishments that belongs to the Victorian era. Built in the 1850s and owned by the Anson Stimson family, the house was converted into an inn in the 1920s.

Perfect for a romantic vacation, this B & B offers discrete, personalized service reminiscent of the old world. However, you can also expect modern conveniences such as televisions, air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, and Wi-Fi. After you’re done relaxing you can explore the beach and the town of Rockport. Visit this B & B

Isaiah Jones Homestead B&B, Sandwich Photo Credit: Isaiah Jones Homestead

Stay at the Isaiah Jones Homestead B&B and enjoy the experience of living in an old 1848 Victorian home that has all its antiques carefully preserved. You will be enchanted by the stylish curved stairway, intricate wood carvings, gorgeous artwork, and ceilings reaching up to 11 feet. Feel like royalty as you dine on the 3-course gourmet breakfast offerings.

The inn is located in the quaint Sandwich Village, and offers easy accessibility to attractions such as Plymouth, Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard. You can also take a walk along Sandwich Boardwalk to explore Town Neck Beach and the salt wetlands. Visit this B & B

Palmer House Inn, Falmouth

Take a trip back in time to the Victorian era with a stay at the Palmer House Inn. Revel in the quaint ambiance of beds a la Queen Anne, colored glass windows, polished hardwood floors, and a generous collection of antiques adorning the house. Physically challenged guests will find the ADA Handicapped Accessible room very convenient.

Use this four season inn as a base for your explorations of beaches and the many stores at Cape Cod. Enjoy the old-world charm of the town that enchants you with its picket fences, tranquil streets shaded by ancient trees, lovely gardens, and elegant homes. Visit this B & B

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If you are looking for more Bed and Breakfast Vacation Ideas visit our Massachusetts Lodging Guide page.

No matter what property you choose, your stay in New England will be incredible. Check back often, or sign up for our Inn Crowd exclusive offers.

With so many B&B options, you’ll be spoiled for choice when vacationing in Massachusetts. Have you selected your preferred Bed and Breakfast yet?

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Inn at Ocean’s Edge – 35% off

Lincolnville, ME:  Come experience all the mid coast of Maine has to offer before the crowds arrive.  Stay at least 3 nights and receive a 35% discount off your entire stay and a complimentary bottle of wine.  Enjoy a full gourmet breakfast each morning, relax by the outdoor infinity pool, hot tub and fireplace.  Melt away in the sauna or unwind with a massage.  Learn more

How to Book: Call 207-236-0945 and please reference InnCrowd 35% Off.  New reservations only; no other discounts apply.
Valid Dates: 05/18/18 – 06/28/18
Inn Crowd Rate:  from $142.00 per night, plus tax

Kennebunkport Inn – 33% off

Kennebunkport, ME:  Stay two nights at our standard daily rate and get the third night free.  Learn more

How to Book: Call 800-248-2621 and reference the INNCrowd deal at the time of booking.
Valid Dates: 05/01/18 – 06/27/18  (blackout dates may apply)
Inn Crowd Rate:  Starting at $89.00 per night (reservations are subject to a deposit equal to 100% of the stay and are non-refundable if cancelled)

Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn – 33% off

Harwich, MA:  Stay 3 nights in May for the price of two!  The sun is shining, the crowds have yet to appear, and the Cape is open for the season.  There is no better time to visit Cape Cod than now.   Learn more

How to Book: Call 508-432-7766 and mention INNCrowd offer or click here and please use promo code: NEIRA3
Valid Dates: 05/01/18 – 05/24/18 (Sun – Thurs only)
Inn Crowd Rate:  starting at $72.00 night!

Ashworth by the Sea – 30% off

Hampton Beach, NH:  EARLY BIRD SUMMER SALE! Be the early bird who gets the best deal!  Save up to 30% now until June21st.  Must reserve by May 5, 2018.   Learn more

How to Book: Call 603-926-6762 or click here.  Please use Promo Code: “BKEARLY18” when booking.  Must reserve by May 5th.  Restrictions apply. New reservations only,
Valid Dates: 05/01/18 – 06/21/18 (blackout dates may apply)
Inn Crowd Rate:  From $107.00

Brass Lantern Inn – 30% off

Stowe, VT:  Stay three nights or more in either the Spruce Peak, Sterling Mountain, The Pinnacle or Mt. Mansfield Rooms with the Picnic in the Mountains Package at 30% off the package cost.  The Picnic in the Mountains Package includes breakfast each morning and a special Vermont fresh lunch prepared for you to take in our convenient, insulated backpack to the mountains or to one of our parks along the river.  Experience Vermont en plein air!  Learn more

How to Book: Call 802-253-2229  Must call the Inn, mention “Spring into Summer” offer and book this INNCrowd special directly through the Brass Lantern Inn.  New reservations only please.  This offer cannot be combined with any other packages, discounts or special offers.
Valid Dates: 05/01/18 – 06/14/18 with 05/25/18 – 05/27/18 excluded
Inn Crowd Rate:  From $125.00/night

Golden Eagle Resort – 30% off

Stowe, VT:  Save 30% on selected dates now through May 2018. Be the Early Bird Who Gets the Best Deal. Must reserve by 5/6/18, with limited availability.  Learn more

How to Book: Call 802-253-4811 or click here.  Must use promo code: EARLYBIRD when reserving. New reservations only. Blackout dates apply.
Valid Dates: 05/01/18 – 05/31/18
Inn Crowd Rate:  From $111.00

Kimpton Taconic Hotel – 30% off

Manchester, VT:  30% off of best flexible non-restricted room rate, including daily continental breakfast for 2 and a reduced resort fee of $10 nightly.

How to Book: Call 802-362-0147 or click here and mention NEIRA offer.  Subject to availability at time of booking.
Valid Dates: 05/01/18 – 06/30/18
Inn Crowd Rate:  starting at $135.00

Mirbeau Inn & Spa – 30% off

Plymouth, MA:  Take advantage of spring blossoms at Mirbeau with our Impressionist Retreat. Package includes: Luxurious Overnight Accommodations for Two Nights, a $1,000.00 Resort Credit, a gift of Spa Mirbeau Signature Products and Mirbeau Robes to take home, and a welcome bottle of Champagne in your room upon arrival.  Learn more

How to Book: Call 877-647-2328 and reference the INNCrowd upon booking.
Valid Dates: 05/01/18 – 05/30/18
Inn Crowd Rate:  starting at $1,485.00 *Starting rates are per room, for the two nights, for up to two people and do not include the nightly resort fee and taxes.

Winnetu Oceanside Resort – 30% off

Edgartown, MA:  Save 30% off any suite accommodation at the Winnetu Oceanside Resort in May. Stay in our award-winning Resort…the only property located at South Beach, Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard. Rate includes all of our Resort amenities including: outdoor heated pools (opening in mid-May); new hot tub (opening in mid-May); antique fire truck rides, Parent/Toddler Program (offered May 7-25); life-size outdoor chess set; children’s playground; shuttle service to Edgartown; Tennis Club; path to South Beach; yoga; fitness center; Concierge Services and more!   Learn more

How to Book: Please call our Reservations Office directly at 866-335-1133 for this special offer and reference the INNCrowd and this code: ICWINMay2018.  This special 30% off discount can’t be combined with any other offer. Not applicable to group bookings or previous reservations.
Valid Dates: 05/01/18 – 05/31/18 (discount offer is not valid on Memorial Day Weekend (May 25-27, 2018))
Inn Crowd Rate:  starting at $206.00 for a one bedroom suite

Jack Daniels Motor Inn – 30% off

Peterborough, NH:  Stay at the Jack Daniels Motor Inn to rest and recharge yourself for a day of hiking Mount Monadnock and the many trails in the surrounding Peterborough area. This package includes a one-night stay at the Inn, a Mount Monadnock Hiking Trail Map, two Techwick shirts to showcase your hiking accomplishment, and a $30 dining dollar voucher to use at the participating restaurants in downtown Peterborough!  Learn more

How to Book: Call the front desk at 603-924-7548 or referencing the NEIRA Hike the Mountain Inn-crowd package to get this special. This discount can’t be combined with any other offer. Not applicable to group bookings or previous reservations.
Valid Dates: 05/01/18 – 10/31/18 (this package is ONLY available at the NEIRA rate Sun-Thurs 30% and is not valid on Memorial Day Weekend (May 25-27, 2018))
Inn Crowd Rate:  starting at $136.00 + tax

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Planning your summer golf getaway vacation ? It doesn’t matter if you’re an avid golfer or just a newbie trying your hand at the sport for the first time, the picturesque rolling natural greens of Vermont are the perfect destination this year. Plan a golfing vacation in Vermont and you’ll find sprawling 18-hole courses that match up to global standards, along with smaller 9-hole links that are well-suited to players of all skill levels.

Photo Credit: Basin Harbor
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Here are a selection of a few of New England Inns and Resorts Top Picks for your Vermont golf vacation.


Basin Harbor: Located in Vergennes on Lake Champlain and nestled between Rutland and Burlington you will find the Basin Harbor 18 hole championship course (over 6,500 yards.) Arrive by boat or private plane and the resort will pick you and your party up (call ahead) and deliver you directly to the pro shop. This is a “must play” Vermont golf course.

Play and stay for a while. The Basin Harbor resort boasts a selection of guest cottages and guestrooms right on the luxurious property. Several restaurant options are step away, including Ardelia’s one of the best lakeside fine dining experiences in the region.

Bring the clubs and the kids. Fun for the entire family, the resort offers a slew of water sport activities including stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, and of course swimming. Rent a bike or go for a hike and enjoy the amazing Vermont scenery. The resort offers organized activities and camps for all ages freeing the adults up to hit the links.

Manchester Photo Credit: Equinox Golf Resort and Spa

The Equinox, Golf Resort & Spa: A picture-perfect resort sitting in Vermont’s pristine Green Mountains. The par 71 Golf Club at The Equinox is one of the most picturesque courses in the world. With just under 6,500 yards of play this course will provide enjoyment and test the skills of players at all levels. The Golf Club at Equinox has been named one of the top courses in the state multiple times and is the perfect golf getway.

Situated in Manchester, the resort is within easy reach driving or flying. The Equinox is a full service resort with almost 200 newly renovated guest rooms and luxury suites. The resort has multiple dining options including the legendary Chop House, one of the Northeast’s finest prime steakhouses. Stay over the weekend when they serve their famous Prime Rib.

Golf, dine, relax and repeat! The Equinox Spa delivers an extensive selection of treatments for you and your special guest. Grab a massage, work out at the athletic club, or read a book by the gorgeous indoor pool complete with mountain views. The Equinox, A Luxury Collection Golf Resort & Spa is truley one of Vermont’s top golf vacation destinations.

Fairlee Photo Credit: Lake Morey Resort

Lake Morey Resort: Centrally located and less than a three hour drive from Boston, Hartford, and Montreal. Home to the Vermont Open the Lake Morey Resort Golf Course is a beautiful mountain 18 hole par 70 (6,024 yards) Championship course. Fun, scenic and challenging for players of all ages and levels of play the Lake Morey Course will keep you coming back for more season after season.

In addition to providing a great Vermont golf experience, the Lake Morey Resort overlooking the Connecticut River offers 130 guest rooms and suites. The perfect golf getaway destination for small groups, couples and families! The Resort offers guests a private beach on the 600 acre lake for swimming, paddling and playing for the entire family. Dining includes the restaurant at the Country Club as well as the Lakeside Dining Room and Steamboat Lounge. Lake Morey is a classic Vermont Golf Getaway.

In addition to some of our favorite golf resorts, Vermont has some amazing regional golf destinations that offer a great mix of play, lodging and local flavor.


Looking for perfect summer golfing weather? Look no further! Summer daytime temperatures from Memorial Day through Labor Day tend to trend in the 70-ish degree range with cool mornings and sparkling evenings. There are two major courses in the area; The Stowe Country Club and Stowe Mountain Club. Each course has it own unique characteristics. The Mountain Club is private but you do have play access when you stay at the Stowe Mountain Lodge.

Here are some of our picks for a golfers getaway visiting Stowe to stay and play.

Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa: With an exclusive on site 9 Hole Par 3 Executive course right on site the Stoweflake makes for the perfect golfers playcation. Amenities at the resort include both indoor and outdoor pools, one of Stowes favorite restaurants, and 180 deluxe rooms and suites.

Stowe Mountain Lodge: This luxury full service resort provides golfers access to the private 18­-hole Bob Cupp championship mountain golf course making this the perfect destination for golfers that want to play both 18 hole courses while in Stowe. In addition to golf, the resort has a full service spa and wellness center along with plenty of shopping and dining options.

Topnotch Resort: Couples looking for an intimate setting for your Vermont golf getaway? Topnotch is a great pick, nestled in the mountains and offering one of the worlds top spas (according to Spa Finder, Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure.) Accommodations range from European inspired romantic suites with fireplace to private luxury homes. Fine dining is located on the property and offers a summer alfresco experience on the patio.

Woodstock and Beyond Photo Credit: Skye Reno Salty Dog Publications

Centrally located, the Woodstock area is within easy reach from all of New England. Iconic Woodstock was names the “most beautiful town in the US” according to Condé Nast Magazine. Classic New England flair, shopping and dining await golfers and all visitors heading to central Vermont.

Woodstock Inn & Resort: Located in the center of town sits the Woodstock Inn and Resort. Resort guests enjoy privileges at the Woodstock Country Clubs 18 hole Robert Trent Jones, Sr designed course. Recognized as one of the top 3 courses in New England, this Woodstock course should be on the bucket list for every New England golfer.

Mountain Top Inn and Resort: Less than 25 miles from Woodstock is the gorgeous mountain town of Killington. The area boasts several fun and challenging courses including Rutland Country Club, Green Mountain National Golf Course, Killington Golf Course and the Neshobe Golf Club. All of these courses are accessible to the public. The intimate Mountain Top sits on a scenic 740 acre lake and offers dining, outdoor activities a spa and a selection of luxury rooms and cottages.

Looking for more in the New England Region?  Visit our New England Golf Packages Page Here

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