We all know this truth: If you’re with a person you love and you’re loved in return, anyplace that’s warm and clean can create a romantic getaway. But there are a number of special places that define “romantic.” With so many candidates for New England’s “most romantic,” we offer a short list of inns sure to thaw hands and hearts.
Rosewood Country Inn, Bradford, NH
Romantic shout-out: Named Yankee’s “Best Romantic Inn in New Hampshire,” 2010. 800-938-5273; rosewoodcountryinn.com
Blantyre, Lenox, MA
Romantic shout-out: Named one of the 10 most romantic hotels in the world by Forbes.com, 2007. 413-637-3556; blantyre.com
Castle Hill Inn, Newport, RI
Romantic shout-out: Named one of the best places to stay in the world by National Geographic Traveler and “Best Romantic Restaurant” by Rhode Island Monthly. Features special “Romance” packages. 888-466-1355; castlehillinn.com
Rock Hall, Colebrook, CT
Romantic shout-out: Called by Connecticut Magazine “one of Connecticut’s great destinations for romance,” 2009. 860-379-2230; 19rockhallroad.com
Inn at Ormsby Hill, Manchester Center, VT
Romantic shout-out: Chosen one of “50 Romantic Hideaways” by Discerning Traveler, 2011. 802-362-1163; ormsbyhill.com
Captain Lord Mansion, Kennebunkport, ME
Romantic shout-out: This venerable inn, called Kennebunkport’s “stateliest and most sumptuously appointed” by Fodor’s, uses romantic five times on its Web site’s home page. 800-522-3141; captainlord.com
Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.