Spring is the season for travel, and now is when the planning should begin. To make your travel planning easier, we’ve at Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) have cherry picked the best offers, deals, packages and enhancements for your getaways. Each of the DINE innkeepers scoured their best tips, packages and features to enhance your spring and summer romantic getaways. We started this series with ideas from DINE’s Maine and Vermont inns the first week. Last week, we traveled to DINE’s Massachusetts inns for great ideas for summer getaways. This week we’ll end the series with wonderful ideas for itineraries and fun packages from DINE member inns in New Hampshire and Connecticut. Pull out the calendar and get your travel dates set because you’ll want to get in on some of these great vacation ideas in DINE country.
Maple Madness and Date Your Mate at Chesterfield Inn
While March may be when the sap is running and the sugarhouses are steaming, New Hampshire made maple products are incredibly popular throughout the year. The Chesterfield Inn has extended its early spring maple package throughout the entire spring, and for those who love this sticky gold goodness the Maple Package is for you. Surprise your sweetheart with the sweetest package around this spring. The Chesterfield Inn Maple Package includes a variety of maple syrups, locally-sourced pancake mix, maple sugar candies, maple brittle, maple mustard, maple cream, and more. In addition, use the inn’s curated list of the Top 10 Vermont & New Hampshire Sugarhouses as a great itinerary for your self-guided tour of these maple houses. This package is $150 plus the cost of your room.
In addition, the Chesterfield Inn’s Date Your Mate package offers the ideal plan for your next date night. It’s all you need in one package for a memorable one-night getaway. Leave work early, check into the Chesterfield Inn anytime after 3:00pm, and enjoy a bottle of Prosecco waiting for you in your room. The package also includes dinner for two (including three courses and gratuity; tax not included) which can be enjoyed in your choice of dining rooms or outside on the terrace. If privacy is what you seek, enjoy your dinner in your room in front of the fireplace or on your own private patio (must choose appropriate room). The next morning, sleep late and enjoy breakfast in bed, once again delivered to your room. Check out by 11:00am and meander home or you can be back at your desk that afternoon basking in a memorable date night. This package is $165 plus the cost of the room.
A very SPAcial getaway to Manor at Golden Pond
Step into the Manor on Golden Pond and you’ll be sure you were just transported to a stately English manor. Enter your beautifully appointed guest room with a wood or gas-burning fireplace, and you’ll be pretty sure you’re in one very special place. For those seeking the ultimate in relaxing getaways, choose a room with a bubbly whirlpool tub and one of the great spa packages at the inn’s Seasons Spa.
The Manor on Golden Pond’s innkeepers have developed a perfect day of relaxation for this spring and summer with their SPAcial Day package. This is the ultimate in pampering packages, combining a day at the spa with lunch and an afternoon at the inn’s special in-ground pool. The SPAcial Day package includes a Couples Granite Escape Therapy followed by a Couples Seasons Sole Delight treatment. Once treatments are completed you will enjoy the inn’s signature Spa Lunch with Champagne to celebrate a sunny summer day. Top off the day with an afternoon at the inn’s outdoor heated pool, where you might also choose to enjoy lunch. This package is $450 in addition your room, must be booked in advance and is subject to availability.
The Manor on Golden Pond has created a number of additional spa packages that couples love. Choose from couples massages to hand and foot treatments, all enjoyed just steps from the inn. Then top off your stay with one of the manor’s unique specialty cocktails at the inn’s own Three Cocks Pub and dinner in the elegant Van Horn Dining Room. You’ll drift off to sleep happy, satiated and very relaxed.
Plenty of extras and date night ideas from the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina
Head to the Connecticut Shore and the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina for an amenity filled getaway. Guests are treated to beautiful marina views and contemporary surroundings where days start with a complimentary buffet breakfast and end with gatherings in the dining room to enjoy wine, cheese and each other’s company. In addition, guests are invited to join the inn’s licensed captain each evening (weather permitting) for an enjoyable and relaxing complimentary pontoon cruise along the Niantic Bay.
For those seeking the ideal romantic getaway, consider the Perfect Together package including two of the inn’s signature embroidered cotton robes, a bottle of chilled champagne with chocolate truffles, a bouquet of seasonal flowers, two morning mimosas to enjoy on your private balcony or in your room plus a late checkout time of 1:00pm. This package is priced at $225 plus the cost of the room. The Getaway Package is another option to enhance your stay including a bottle of house wine and a gourmet charcuterie board delivered to your room for $75.00 plus the cost of the room.
Now that we’ve revealed DINE innkeepers tips for guest favorite packages, it’s time to start planning your next getaway. Don’t forget to book directly with the inn when you make your reservation.
In Connecticut: Inn at Harbor Hill Marina in Niantic
In Maine: Inn at English Meadows in Kennebunkport