While week-long vacations are ideal, sometimes all there’s only time for is a date night. While 24 hours of down time may be quick, the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) will pack your quick getaway with everything you need to relax and feel pampered. We started our series on perfect date night ideas with suggestions from inns in Maine and Connecticut. Part two of our date night series moved to ideas for ideal date nights at DINE inns in New Hampshire and Vermont. Today, we’ll focus on great date night and romantic getaway ideas in Massachusetts, on Cape Cod at a Chatham inn, North of Boston at a Marblehead inn and in the Berkshires at a Deerfield inn.
At Captain’s House Inn in Chatham, MA
Any trip to Cape Cod will be filled with excitement. Hand in hand walks on the beach, dinners at intimate restaurants and strolling through eclectic shops are all among the favorite pastimes here. Visit Captain’s House Inn and you can take in all of these activities or simply spend your time soaking in a whirlpool tub or toasting with a glass of bubbly in front of your favorite fireplace. Grab a DVD from the library and enjoy afternoon tea plus a sumptuous breakfast – all complimentary and included, and you have all the ingredients for a memorable date night. Yet, there are many additions you can add to your date night to put the icing on the cake or the strawberries on the plate! Opt for the Romantic Package and surprise your date with a beautifully prepared cheese and fruit board, chocolate-dipped strawberries, and a bottle of Cava Brut for $65.00. Better yet, upgrade to the Deluxe Romantic Package, which includes a bottle of Louis Roederer Bruit Premier plus all the other additions for $95. Trying to go all out? Splurge on the Luxury Romantic Package, which includes a cheese and fruit board, chocolate-dipped strawberries, a bottle of Louis Roederer Bruit Premier, a flower arrangement, and a late check out of 12 pm for $150. Any of these fabulous additions, like flowers, chocolate covered strawberries, fruit and cheese boards may be added singularly too with advance notice. Simply indicate your date night preferences when booking your getaway.
At Harbor Light Inn in Marblehead, MA
Located within a half our or so of Boston, this North of Boston inn offers the ultimate date night getaway. Sneak out of work early and check in in time to give you a chance to explore Marblehead. Then return to the inn’s cozy tavern for a drink at the bar before dinner on the town. To add to the festivity of the evening, consider the inn’s special Celebration Package. This works especially well if you are combining your date night with an anniversary or birthday. Arrive at the inn and you’ll find a sweet celebration in your room including a box of Harbor Sweets Sweet Sloops chocolates, one dozen colored balloons, a seasonal floral arrangement, a greeting card (simply let the innkeepers know what you would like written on the card!), and a late check-out at 12pm all for $80 in addition to the room charge. Add a bottle of sparkling wine for an additional $30 and you’ve got the ideal private party for two and the perfect date night. Whether you have a celebration vacation or a “just because I love you” date night, the Harbor Light Inn’s Celebration Package is sure to be memorable.
At Deerfield Inn in Historic Deerfield, MA
Take a walk through yesteryear as you explore Old Deerfield, a collection of beautifully restored 18th and 19th century homes and buildings in the living museum they call Historic Deerfield. Be sure to include a tour of this wonderful museum in your date night plans, if you can arrive a little early. The Deerfield Inn is a retreat in itself. While it was an original stop on New England’s stagecoach route and one of New England’s oldest inns, it offers all the upscale and contemporary amenities you’d want for a date night. Beautifully appointed rooms, private baths, afternoon tea in the parlor and Champney’s Restaurant and Tavern present an all-in-one-place spot for the ideal dinner date night. To up the ante and make this a truly special date night, add on the Romance Package including a bottle of wine, a box of chocolates, a vase of seasonal flowers and two eco-friendly and cozy Deerfield Inn robes to take home, all for $150 in addition to the room. Simply mention KISS Package when calling 413-774-5587 or add to your room reservation under “enhancements” at checkout if you book online.
Remember, each of these date night experiences, along with date nights at all the DINE member inns come with free wi-fi access, free parking, a complimentary breakfast, afternoon refreshments and beautifully appointed rooms offering the ideal time to put away the screens and focus on your date. Don’t forget to book directly with your favorite DINE inn when you make reservations.
In Maine: Inn at English Meadows in Kennebunkport
In Connecticut: Inn at Harbor Hill Marina in Niantic