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Distinctive Inns of New England - A Collection of New England Luxury B&Bs and Country Inns. Click for more info.

Southern Vermont offers luxurious lodgings for special romantic getaways

In any season, romance and New England fit together perfectly. Lodgings for a romantic getaway range from chic, high-rise city hotels to little inns and bed-and-breakfasts tucked into a mountain valley or poised above a rocky coastline. See ideas for romantic lodgings on this page, below.
During your romantic getaway, don’t miss the many unique and welcoming places to dine and shop. Romantic activities range from a horse-drawn sleigh ride in Vermont to antique shopping in Connecticut to beach combing in Rhode Island.
Luxury Room Taconic - A Kimpton Hotel Manchester Village Vermont
Taconic - A Kimpton Hotel

3835 Main Street Manchester Village, VT, 05254 Phone: 802-362-0147 Toll-Free: 877-699-3331

Boutique hotel, mountain views, charming village: What more could you ask for?

What could be more romantic than a boutique hotel surrounded by mountains in a picturesque, historic village? Plan your romantic retreat at the Kimpton Taconic Hotel, and prepare to be pampered. Settle into your guestroom with its soothing earth-tone palette, plush bedscapes, curated local artwork and mountain or courtyard vistas. In-room spa services are a specialty. Or, for the ultimate in privacy, ask about a suite or cottage, perhaps with a fireplace or patio or modern version of a claw-foot tub. Have your morning coffee by the hotel’s livingroom fireplace and enjoy an evening cocktail or bite to eat in the inviting Copper Grouse Tavern. Explore the area’s designer shops, covered bridges and swimming holes. Or just chill in a porch rocker.
Windham Room - Four Colums Inn - Newfane, VT
Four Columns Inn

23 West Street Newfane, VT, 05345 Phone: 802-365-7713

Warm, attentive service one of the perks at this welcoming inn

Four Columns Inn is open! Availability is limited during the reopening period, so please call for up-to-date reservations. Also, visit our FAQ for our COVID policies & procedures.

Celebrities from Mick Jagger to Henry Kissinger have stayed or dined at the Four Columns Inn, but you don’t have to be famous to be treated to the resort’s warm, attentive hospitality. Couples seeking romance and relaxation will adore the spacious rooms, some with fireplaces, or deep-soaking Jacuzzi tubs, or exquisite garden views; all with a mix of antique and modern furniture and artwork from regional artists. Dining at the inn is an experience not to be missed, whether in the Artisan Restaurant or overlooking the ponds on a patio outside the tavern. Melt the stress away at the Wellness Cottage (in the summer, get a massage by the pond) or stroll through the inn’s 138 acres, including a babbling brook and in-ground pool.
Champagne & Chocolates - The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant - Manchester Village, VT
Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant

39 West Road Manchester Village, VT, 05254 Phone: 802-362-2568 Toll-Free: 800-822-2331

Romantic rooms, award-winning dining at this sophisticated luxury hotel

In the heart of charming Manchester Village, The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant, southern Vermont’s finest small luxury hotel, offers those seeking romantic escapes their choice of 20 rooms and suites featuring antique furnishings, four-poster beds, soaking tubs, fireplaces, marble baths and museum-quality artwork. In the relaxed yet elegantly upscale atmosphere of the Zagat-rated restaurant, you’ll enjoy contemporary American cooking and a Wine Spectator award-winning wine list. From the inn’s patio, watch the sun set over the gardens and Mount Equinox. And what is a getaway without activities: horseback riding, biking, hiking, canoeing, tennis, skiing, gondola rides, sleigh rides, fly-fishing. Vermont and this elegant inn have it all.