Mayflower Inn and Spa landscape in the fall
Mayflower Inn and Spa landscape in the fall

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Extraordinary New England Journeys Begin Here

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Turn the privacy of a spacious suite or cottage into your home away from home in New England. Feel the spirit of adventure amidst sprawling countryside and coastal enclaves, and embark upon curated experiences unique to each destination. Learn how to shuck oysters like a local in Newport, Rhode Island. Indulge in exclusive use of a renowned 20,000 square-foot spa for romantic after-hours pampering in Connecticut’s Litchfield Hills. Bundle up for an exhilarating dog-sled ride followed by a bonfire picnic in Maine’s Kennebunks. Ignite new passions in beautiful New England.

Slip Away to a New England Hideaway

Washington, Connecticut

The epitome of New England panache, this exquisite country retreat is your weekend escape for renewal, nestled on 58 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and woodland, less than a two-hour drive from New York City. Relish in the luxury of private entrances, separate balconies that look out onto verdant lawn and idyllic standalone cottages.

Newport, Rhode Island

Make this Gilded Age mansion, built by Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt in 1909, your spacious home in Newport. Savor al fresco drinking and dining at its most charming, whether it’s a champagne toast on the roof deck as the sun sets over the scenic harbor, or a taste of New England’s exceptional bounty surrounded by lush blooms on our garden terrace.

Kennebunk, Maine

Private cottages, waterfront bungalows and miles of wooded trails lined with beautiful old pine trees create a world of choices to while away the time in pristine Kennebunk. Cozy up to the bonfire for s'mores and stories, snowshoe the Kennebucks and keep your eyes peeled for white-tailed deer and great horned owls.

One-of-a-Kind New England Adventures

From exploring beautiful Narragansett Bay on an America’s Cup winner to enjoying an unforgettable sunrise beach picnic in Maine, the simple pleasures of scenic New England await.

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Curiosity Unbound | The New England Good Life Itinerary

Auberge Resorts Collection invites you to embark on a new series of bespoke road trip itineraries to Auberge properties throughout the United States. Tour New England and discover unique history, view stunning design Savor al fresco drinking and dining at its most charming, take a private America’s Cup yacht charter, or a design tour of Newport’s ‘cottages’. Delight in simple pleasures and create unforgettable memories.
  • Day 1-2 | From your Connecticut base, the Mayflower Inn & Spa, the epitome of New England panache, meet leading artisans and enjoy curated dining experiences.

  • Day 3-4 | Journey onwards to historic Newport and a stay at The Vanderbilt, a Gilded Age mansion, built by Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt in 1909.

  • Day 5-6 | Feel the wind in your hair as you tour this coastal town by land, sea or sky before continuing to Kennebunk Beach in Maine for an unforgettable stay at the elegant White Barn Inn & Spa.

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Savor the Best of New England

Dine like a Vanderbilt in Newport. Soak in the atmosphere at Maine's White Barn Inn, a "Restaurant Turned a One-Time Hay House into a High-End Legend"(Boston Magazine). Taste the flavors of Connecticut farm-fresh ingredients melded with English sensibilities by James Beard Award winner and Mayflower Chef-in-Residence April Bloomfield.

Feel the Spirit of Adventure in Idyllic New England

Kids doing archery at The Mayflower Inn and Spa

For Families

Discover historic lighthouses in coastal Maine or wind through the largest nature preserve in Connecticut for unforgettable moments playing with your kids or grandkids.
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For Couples

From taking a romantic cliffside walk in Newport or discovering the enduring charms of a sleepy coastal Maine village, a world of experiences await for you to play with the one you love.
Couple at White Barn Inn toasting s'mores at a fire pit

For Friends

Tee off at a Championship-level golf course in Connecticut’s Litchfield Hills or cruise through Newport in a classic automobile to enjoy the true bonds of friendship that playing creates.
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White Barn Inn | A luxury 5 star experience with New England charm - Thank you for a fantastic experience at White Barn Inn. Thank you for all the extras and making our anniversary special. We loved the dogsledding with Ultimate Dogsleds & our custom wine and cheese tasting for a nut & lactose allergy couple! You thought of everything.
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Stories from Auberge Resorts Collection

Rebecca Parkeh

Mayflower Deep Dive Into Our Partnership with Wellness Pioneers, THE WELL: A Conversation with Rebecca Parkeh, Co-Founder of THE WELL

THE WELL is the brainchild of co-founders Rebecca Parekh, Kane Sarhan, and Sarrah Hallock, whose health club in New York City brings together all aspects of the wellness journey into a single space. There, doctors, practitioners, and health professionals (including yoga instructors and nutrition experts) treat guest ailments in a pioneering, integrated approach to maximize full-body wellbeing.

Rebecca Parkeh
Staff
Co-Founder of THE WELL
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White Barn Inn Interior Designer Jenny Wolf

White Barn Inn Jenny Wolf on Redesigns, Serendipity and Pandemics

A comprehensive redesign of a historic inn will always present its share of challenges for even the most unflappable interior designer. Getting it done in the midst of a global pandemic requires nerves of steel. “It was crazy,” says Jenny Wolf, head of Jenny Wolf Interiors, which oversaw the refurbishment of the White Barn Inn and Spa, part of the Auberge Resort Collections, and a beloved local landmark for more than 150 years in Kennebunk, Maine.

Jenny Wolf Interior Designer
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ice cream with sprinkles

Vanderbilt Take a Dip at Newport’s Americana Ice Cream Shop

We’re delighted by the sugary scent of velvety soft serve every morning we open our ice cream shop on Aquidneck Island. As the third generation of caretakers of Frosty Freez, we take pride in running one of Newport’s tried-and-true institutions, a convivial outpost in Middletown that’s served the community with sweet treats—from delectable ice cream sandwiches to frozen yogurt in cups or wafer cones—since the dawn of the 1950s.

Mark and Kim Pachico
Local
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Crab Shack Entrance

Vanderbilt Where New England’s Hottest Tradition Was Born

There’s nothing like biting into a steamy fried clam roll while sitting on the beach overlooking Sakonnet River, the juiciness of the oyster seeping out to form the ultimate creamy combination with homemade mayonnaise. It’s hard to believe this sandwich, one of our most illustrious traditions, was all but unfathomable at the dawn of the 1900s when New Englanders only ate their clams steamed, raw on the half shell, or chopped in chowder.

Taste Tester
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New England Train Bridge

White Barn Inn A Retro Ride in the New England Countryside

Entering Amtrak’s 1950s-era domed railcar was like stepping back in time. With my feet kicked up and my Australian Shepard, Max, in tow, I never knew a two-hour, car-free connection on the Downeaster train from North Station in Boston to Wells, Maine, could be so enjoyable and land me only 5 miles from Kennebunk. From passing New England’s most beautiful stretches of pristine coastline to enjoying vistas of the idyllic countryside, I enjoyed my steamy cup of chowder from the Downeaster Café while Max chewed on his favorite bone. Seated in the train’s upper level with panoramic windows on all sides, this daytime adventure proved an added perk before my vacation even began.

Starting Vacation Early
Guest
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White Barn Inn Get Your Hands Dirty

My husband and I are happy to get our hands dirty for the sake of renewing the farming culture of Southern Maine. On our four-acre property, Frinklepod Farm, you can spend the day with us to explore our acreage and three greenhouses—we’ll get you out of the city and into the soil.

Flora Brown
Local
Owner of Frinklepod Farm
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Celerie Kemble

Mayflower Celerie Kemble on her design vision for the Mayflower Inn and Spa

Kemble approached the redesign to Mayflower’s historic site with “great trepidation, respect and a sense of enthusiasm.” More than a hotel, she says the Mayflower Inn & Spa feels like someone’s home, with a sense of gracious hosting, comfort and personality. The idea was a refresh, not a demolition.. She picked out the things that were worth preserving, that had aged well and brought a sense of authenticity to the site, including mahogany four-poster beds and lamps, refectory tables, chinoiserie chairs, a papier-mache chinoiserie coffee table and game tables. She mixed in Scandinavian and colonial American design influences with sisal carpets, Turkish rugs, hand-crafted ceramics, wicker, as well as textiles from Schumacher, Sister Parish, and Penny Morrison.

Celerie Kemble
Staff
Interior Designer
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