Honeymoons are the ultimate romantic getaway. Perfect New England honeymoons all share one thing in common – romantic accommodations at Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE). When it comes to the ideal inn honeymoon that’s customized to your every whim, the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England have the market cornered.
Last week we explored fabulous Vermont honeymoons. This week, we’ll explore two intimate New Hampshire honeymoon destinations where fine dining is combined with romantic touches, private fireplaces and bubbly hot tubs. Let’s explore DINE’s New Hampshire honeymoon destinations.
The Manor on Golden Pond, located in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, offers a setting fit for a king and queen. In fact, since all the rooms are named after places in England, you might just be treated to a stay in Buckingham or a room fit for Churchill or Ascot. Overlooking Squam Lake, setting for the ultimate moving love story, On Golden Pond, the Manor On Golden Pond is already miles ahead for its romantic location. Enter here, and you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped in to a beautiful English Manor. The welcoming living room, with its crackling fire place in the winter, gives way to a stately library. Start with a game of chess, using the unique salt-and-pepper chess board, while sitting fireside enjoying afternoon tea and pastries. From there it’s a drink in the Three Cocks Pub, named after the roosters that adorn the room, with dark wood, subdued lighting and small copper tables offering an intimate and convivial atmosphere. Enjoy dinner sitting fireside in the Van Horn Dining Room, while enjoying fine cuisine in multiple unrushed courses. Top off your dinner with a choice from the extensive wine list, and you’ve got the perfect start to the honeymoon.
One wonderful aspect to a Manor On Golden Pond honeymoon is the fact that you never have to leave. You can spend your entire romantic getaway away without even getting into the car. Splurge on a couples massage and day of relaxing spa treatments at the Manor On Golden Pond’s Seasons Spa, a 700-square foot body, mind and soul retreat with a full treatment menu. In warmer days, sit by the in-ground pool or play a game of tennis then retreat to your room. Splurge on a premier room with its own private deck overlooking the lake, and simply take in the sun and the view together, holding hands. Add a cooking class, a bottle of wine or other extras and you’ve got the perfect New Hampshire honeymoon all wrapped up into one location.
Another ideal choice for a romantic New Hampshire honeymoon is the Chesterfield Inn in West Chesterfield, NH. Located just five miles from the Vermont border and the eclectic town of Brattleboro, the Chesterfield Inn straddles the two states of New Hampshire and Vermont, each offering plenty of options for active honeymoon couples. Start with the perfect check-in, featuring a warm welcome from Yoda, the inn’s friendly feline welcoming committee. You know this will be a friendly place after a welcome from Yoda. Each guest room is different here, but it’s your honeymoon so splurge on a Cottage room with a private fireplace, deep whirlpool tub and a private patio.
Your honeymoon might start with enjoying drinks on the inn’s back patio overlooking a beautiful meadow beyond. If the ultimate in private dining is preferred, a beautiful table will be set on your own private patio and dinner will be served in your own secluded retreat outside your room. In fact, you can enjoy your whole honeymoon without even leaving the room if you want. Breakfast and dinner can both be served in the privacy of your room. If you’d rather mix it up a bit, the Chesterfield Inn’s dining room offers candlelit dinners and breakfast to order, both cooked to perfection using the freshest of ingredients. Add a choice off the extensive wine list, or a craft beer or cocktail, and you’ve got another perfect romantic dinner, filled with big helpings of honeymoon romance.
For active honeymooners, a hike in nearby Pisgah State Park offers a romantic option. Stroll hand in hand under the colorful canopy of trees and explore trails offering hiking in summer and XC skiing or snowshoeing in the winter. Another option for active honeymooners is to head to Brattleboro, VT and browse the eclectic shops or explore one of the many great microbreweries offering up an exciting collection of craft beers. Return for a nap and then dinner in the dining room. Chesterfield Inn offers a number of romance-filled packages and enhancements. Order chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of bubbly in the room to customize your honeymoon just the way you want it.
Of course, if you’re interested in a Rhode Island or Connecticut honeymoon or romantic getaways to other parts of New England, we’ll be featuring those in this New England honeymoons series. Distinctive Inns of New England are found in every New England state, and we’ll be featuring honeymoons and mini moons in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Maine in future stories on the DINE blog.
Plan your New England honeymoon getaway at the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England by clicking below on links that will take you directly to each of their websites.
In Rhode Island: Cliffside Inn in Newport
In Connecticut: Inn at Harbor Hill Marina in Niantic