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phatchris Sep 11, 2007 01:47 PM

Looking for an Inn with amazing food and romantic atmosphere anywhere in the New England area for a short Honeymoon.

  1. Sloanelizabeth Sep 11, 2007 01:51 PM

    Hi there, The Inn at Little Washington in Connecticut. period end of story

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      Diane in Bexley Sep 11, 2007 01:54 PM

      Last time I checked, the Inn at Little Washington is in western Virginia, about 2 hours west of DC.

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        Diane in Bexley Sep 11, 2007 01:55 PM

        oops, got cut off before I could post home page, http://www.theinnatlittlewashington.com/. Do agree, it's fabulous, if you go, please post a review.

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          LenaNE Sep 11, 2007 02:42 PM

          I think Elizabeth meant the Mayflower Inn in Washington, CT... very traditional, elegant place...beautiful grounds..with good food

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        Bluebird Sep 11, 2007 02:06 PM

        Castle Hill in Newport, RI. Loved the Beach Houses. Great food, service and wine at the restaurant. http://www.castlehillinn.com/

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          sophie fox Sep 11, 2007 02:38 PM

          The Notchland Inn, Harts Location, NH (near North Conway). Beautiful inn, luxurious rooms, wonderful innkeepers, delicious food...
          www.notchland.com

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            greenstate Sep 11, 2007 03:03 PM

            A little further out than New England is The Point, in Saranac, NY, in the beautiful Adirondacks. It's the most luxurious place I've ever been. This Relaix Chateux has been voted the best small hotel in the country. There are 11 rooms overlooking Saranac Lake, each one cozier and lusher than the next. It's very pricey but worth every penny, with everything that you eat and drink, included, even gratuities. The food is decadent and plentiful and exquisite. You could have every meal served fireside in your room, but you wouldn't want to. (Definately have a breakfast in your room, though.) It is the quintessential honeymoon Inn/Restaurant. www.thepointresort.com

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              crawfish Sep 12, 2007 02:57 AM

              A friend of mine stayed at The Point and she said it was totally over the top luxurious. They were there in winter and noticed from the dining room window that there was a little hut or something by the water. They asked if they could have some hot chocolate out there. When they arrived a fire had been laid out with a nice big cosy blanket and all the supplies to roast marshmallows. She said the touch that really blew her away was that when they left they realized that someone had cleaned their little Toyota inside and out and gassed it up!

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                TonyO Sep 12, 2007 12:38 PM

                Wow, that is quite expensive. Is the wine list full of great choices ?

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                phatchris Sep 11, 2007 03:06 PM

                I forgot to post it will be a sunday-wed night stay, which unfourtunately counts out a lot of restaurants.

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                  whs Sep 13, 2007 04:39 PM

                  At Notchland, get one of the private cottages with jacuzzi and fireplace. Around $350/nt. (I just saw your post about the restaurant being closed Mon-Tues. There are nice restaurants in Jackson and North Conway for those nights, depends whether you want to travel about 20 minutes.)

                2. Morganna Sep 12, 2007 02:34 AM

                  You didn't mention if there's a budget consideration or if money is no object...

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                    mvi Sep 12, 2007 12:18 PM

                    I have stayed at many of the delightfully romantic inns listed at distinctiveinns.com including Windham Hill Inn in Vermont, The Captain's House in Chatham on the Cape and The Manor on Golden Pond in N.H. All have good food but not all serve dinner--- yet, there are good food places nearby. For example, The Captain's House Inn has amazingly brilliant offerings at breakfast and at tea time but dinner is on your own. (The staff come from England and are just delightful.) There are many fine places nearby for dinner. Not sure if this suits you. I also like Castle Hill in Newport.

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                      lvario Sep 12, 2007 01:38 PM

                      I love York Harbor Inn... www.yorkharborinn.com

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                        RichK Sep 12, 2007 02:06 PM

                        In southern Vermont, you have the Inn at The Sawmill Farm, very very nice and a great reataurant too.
                        Also the Deerhill Inn ditto the above.
                        Both of these are located in West Dover, VT

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                          phatchris Sep 12, 2007 02:24 PM

                          I would like to keep it around 400 a night (including dinner) if possible.
                          The point looks amazing but for 4,000 for three nights a little too rich for my blood.
                          Unfoutunately The Notchland only serves dinner Wed-Sun which wouldn'y really work.
                          Any info on Thorn Hill?........The one Inn we really enjoyed was Rabbit Hill, but we were there pretty recently.

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                            Mainegal Sep 12, 2007 03:07 PM

                            Inn at Thorn Hill is lovely, and the food is very good. Rooms are especially nice, views are terrific from some. Rates include full breakfast, afternoon tea with sweets, and thee-course dinner. I had a wonderful stay there, and would love to return. I also like the Wentworth, also in Jackson, but I haven't visited under the current chef.

                            Other possibilities: Hartstone Inn, Camden, ME. Innkeeper/chef there is cooking at the Beard House by invitation this fall. Inn at Ocean's Edge, Lincolnville, Me (might be listed as Camden, but it's really over the line in lincolnville. Chapman Cottage Inn, York, Maine. You didn't mention dates, but all of these are open year round--ocean edge might close in January.

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                              HIW Sep 12, 2007 03:19 PM

                              Ooooh! There goes my suggestion. The Rabbit Hill Inn is my favorite inn ever. So glad you enjoyed your visit. Brian and Leslie are the BEST!

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                                TonyO Sep 12, 2007 04:52 PM

                                Take a look at Friends Lake Inn at www.friendslake.com . It is a topnotch operation all the way around. They are located just north of Lake George, NY.

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                                  valerie427 Sep 12, 2007 05:02 PM

                                  So glad to hear Rabbit Hill and Winham Hill Inns both mentioned in these posts....I'm going to both in about two weeks (and to Newport two, at the Francis Malbone House), and I'm glad that I made reservations to eat in the restaurants of both these inns!

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                              frankbooth Sep 12, 2007 05:18 PM

                              this one's easy- http://www.wheatleigh.com/
                              absolutely incredible food, truly spectacular views, gardens, beautiful rooms, grounds to die for, right next to tanglewood in Lenox Mass. could not recommend the hotel and the restaurant highly enough- just superb. enjoy fb

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                                phatchris Sep 13, 2007 02:21 PM

                                Yeah also about a grand a night.

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