Wicked Summer Fun Guide
Lauren Beckham FalconeMay 25th
Looking for a summer getaway? Look no further than New England’s Best Bed and Breakfasts. Eleven New England bed and breakfasts have made the top 25 list of best in the country!
Calling all adventurers with a zest for life! Bed and breakfasts (B&Bs) are the ultimate playground for those seeking a vacation experience that breaks free from the ordinary. And New England’s Best Bed and Breakfasts are so close!
They’re perfect for the outgoing souls who are ready to embrace new friendships, engage in lively conversations, and make unforgettable memories. Here’s why B&Bs are the best, but not for the shy:
B&B owners are often charismatic and full of life. They’ll welcome you with open arms, share fascinating stories, and shower you with warm hospitality. Prepare yourself for their infectious energy and witty banter that’ll leave you in stitches.
The communal breakfasts at B&Bs are legendary! Picture a lively dining room filled with strangers turned friends, swapping tales of their adventures. It’s the perfect opportunity to socialize, make connections, and discover hidden gems from fellow travelers.
B&Bs are known for their surprises, and not just the ones found under your pillow. Prepare for eccentric room decor, hilarious themed nights, or impromptu talent shows organized by your hosts. Be ready to laugh, because you never know what entertaining surprises await you.
Shy souls, brace yourselves! B&Bs often feature shared common areas where guests can mingle, play games, or simply relax. Embrace the opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and engage in laughter-filled conversations with fellow travelers.
B&B owners are the ultimate local experts. They’ll enthusiastically recommend off-the-beaten-path attractions, quirky festivals, and the best places for a laugh-filled night out. Their insider knowledge will make your vacation truly one-of-a-kind.
Remember, B&Bs are a place for extroverted souls to shine.
So, if you’re ready to embrace the spotlight, laugh until your stomach hurts, and create memories that’ll leave you grinning from ear to ear, then a B&B is your perfect vacation sanctuary.
And good news! Massachusetts is home to five of the top 25 bed and breakfast sports in America, according to 2023 Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best B&Bs and Inns.
Below are the rankings of2023 Travelers’ ChoiceBest of the Best B&Bs and Inns in New England:
24. The Featherbed Inn in Waitsfield, Vermont
“The Featherbed Inn is a casually luxurious B&B in a restored 1806 farmhouse on 20 acres of land, with direct access to 40 miles of mountain biking, snowshoeing, hiking, and back country skiing trails. With a swimming pond and outdoor hot tub on site, swimming holes in the Mad River across the road, and an eight-minute drive to both Sugarbush and Mad River Glen ski resorts, the B&B is a year-round destination,” Tripadvisor said.
Bed & Breakfast | The Featherbed Inn | Waitsfield VT
Here at the Featherbed Inn, outdoor adventure, serenity, and indoor comfort peacefully co-exist. We nourish you in ways beyond our inviting physical spaces. Our extensive trails, lovely grounds, gourmet breakfasts, and welcoming rooms offer the perfect balance. Your Featherbed Inn stay is thoughtfully designed to nurture and rejuvenate your spirit.
23. Almondy Inn in Newport, Rhode Island
“The Almondy Inn features elegant guest-rooms and suites, that are uniquely decorated with fine period antiques, private recently up-dated En-suite bathrooms – most with Jacuzzi baths – and some with bay views and a bedside gas fireplace,” Tripadvisor wrote.
The Almondy - Bed & Breakfast Inn
Our Newport Rhode Island Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located in downtown Newport RI, just steps from Bannister's and Bowens Wharfs on Narragansett Bay. This elegant 1890's Victorian has been restored to its original glory and is located within walking distance of Newport's many fine restaurants, antique shops, art galleries, boutiques, and near the various famous Newport Mansions and island beaches.
20. The Trellis House in Ogunquit, Maine
“The Trellis House is an historic yet beautifully updated property in the heart of all that Ogunquit has to offer. With its sophisticated flair and magnificent beach and water views, you will find yourself engulfed by a wonderful blend of Maine charm and laid back beach luxury,” according to Tripadvisor
Ogunquit, ME Bed & Breakfast | The Trellis House
Let us take you on a tour of our beautiful property by clicking this link: The Trellis House Virtual Tour The Trellis House, a Select Registry property, is a historic yet beautifully updated property in the heart of all that Ogunquit has to offer.
19. Queen Vic Guest House in Provincetown, Massachusetts
“The Queen Vic is located directly on Commercial Street and we are conveniently close to everything Provincetown has to offer including the Pilgrim Monument and the local beaches. We are known for having the BEST front yard on Commercial Street to enjoy a cocktail and watch the nightly parade while catching up with old friends or making new ones!” the innkeepers said.
Queen Vic Guest House Provincetown Gay Owned B&B Lodging
Queen Vic Guest House Provincetown Gay Owned B&B Lodging. The Queen Vic Guest House Provincetown is a Boutique Hotel / B&B located on Commercial Street in Provincetown, MA which is situated at the tip of Cape Cod. We offer 9 rooms each with a private bath and a Queen or King bed.
18. Sea Street Inn in Hyannis, Massachusetts
“An intimate adults-only four-season boutique inn offering privacy and comfort to couples and a peaceful, curated setting for business travelers. We are known for our warm hospitality, luxurious rooms, gourmet breakfast tasting menu and our ideal location on Cape Cod. At Sea Street Inn we strive to provide impeccable service and an experience that fills the senses and creates lasting memories,” Tripadvisor said.
Sea Street Inn
"The ultimate place to lay your head in Hyannis is at Sea Street Inn." Newstalkzb.co.nz, February 2023 "Bed-and-Breakfast doesn't seem to do justice to the guest experience at this grown-up Cape Cod boutique inn." Yankee Magazine 2022 Summer Guide: Best of New England. May/June 2022 Edition "Where To Stay In Cape Cod."
15. Gazebo Inn Ogunquit in Ogunquit, Maine
“Located in quaint Ogunquit, Maine, a beautiful place by the sea. Rated & inspected the top 10 of New England Inns Eight years running. Inn amenities include a heated pool, year-round 5000-gallon hot tub, gym, sauna, massage, great room lounge, private car service, full breakfast buffet, library, on the trolley line, easy walk to the beach, spacious suites including bathroom & living room fireplaces, hot tubs, steam rooms, jetted rain showers, kitchenettes,” Tripadvisor reported.
Welcome to Ogunquit ME Bed & Breakfast - Coastal Maine Inn | Gazebo Inn
We are pleased to offer a complete 360 degree virtual tour of our Inn and grounds! Simply click on the below tour to begin, clicking on white circles will guide you around the common areas, second floor, third floor Library, pool and hot tub, as well as dining areas.
10. Captain Freeman Inn in Brewster, Massachusetts
“This boutique inn is well known for it’s beautifully designed guest rooms and private bathrooms, three course farm to table breakfasts, year-round heated salt water swimming pool and adjacent firepit and welcoming hospitality.”
Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast - Brewster Inn Romantic Getaways - Captain Freeman Inn
Welcome to Cape Cod's Seaside Boutique Inn 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 Certificate of Excellence - Tripadvisor 2020 Traveler's Choice - Best of the Best Award - Tripadvisor 2019 Best of Housekeeping award from AAA A truly magnificent Sea Captain's mansion ... Read more
6. Camden Windward House in Camden, Maine
“This wonderful Bed and Breakfast is rich in charm and history. 1 block from the harbor, stores and restaurants. Walking distance to everything including hiking trails and schooner boats. The Inn is friendly and has all modern day amenities. Breakfast is a menu style and made to order. Tea and treats are available during the day,” according to Tripadvisor.com
Best Location Camden Maine Bed and Breakfast | Windward House
Welcome Home! Camden Windward House is often referred to as Camden's " best location" bed and breakfast. Situated at the base of Mt. Battie, Camden Windward House is the first inn in the Historical district, located just steps away from Camden Harbor and Main St, making it an ideal home for exploring everything Camden has to offer, by foot.
3. The Blue Horse Inn in Woodstock, Vermont
“The Blue Horse Inn is a bed and breakfast uniquely situated in Woodstock Village. Our sweeping grounds overlook the Ottauquechee River and Mt. Tom, and guests can enjoy our heated outdoor pool or a leisurely walk in the gardens, which include a view of our town center’s covered bridge. On a chilly day, relax by the fire in one of our inviting common spaces. Each morning, enjoy our special 3-course breakfast, included in your stay,” Tripadvisor wrote.
The Blue Horse Inn - Lodging in Woodstock, Vermont
Skip Navigation Website Accessibility The Blue Horse Inn is uniquely situated in the very heart of Woodstock Village. Our sweeping grounds overlook Mt. Tom, the Ottauquechee River, and Middle Covered Bridge in the center of town. Guests can enjoy our seasonal heated outdoor pool or a walk in the gardens, and by the river.
2. Captain David Kelley House in Centerville, Massachusetts
“The Captain David Kelley House is an upscale bed & breakfast set in a restored Greek Revival sea captain’s home built in 1835 in the heart of Cape Cod. Architectural gem featuring hardwood floors, crown moldings, and wainscoting. Three covered porches overlook beautifully landscaped yard and gardens,” Tripadvisor said.
Captain David Kelley House Bed & Breakfast Inn | Cape Cod, MA
Welcome to the Captain David Kelley House, a beautifully restored 1835 sea captain's home situated in the heart of Cape Cod one-half mile from beautiful Nantucket Sound. Featuring 6 well-appointed guest rooms with private baths. The sun, fresh ocean air, and warm Cape Cod sands await you.
1. Candleberry Inn in Brewster, Massachusetts
“The Candleberry Inn sits in the center of a classic Cape Cod village. Enjoy two acres of beautiful grounds, and walk to a sandy bayside beach and restaurants, shops and art galleries. Friendly, helpful – yet not smothering, our staff will help you enjoy your stay to the fullest,” Tripadvisor reported .
2023 Best Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast in Brewster MA
Voted #1 Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast in the United States and Cape Cod. #5 in the World. 1209+ 5-Star reviews. We delight and surprise our guests with simple elegance.
- Wicked Summer Guide