Find room to roam in the country or by the sea
Extraordinary New England Journeys Begin Here
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
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.
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.
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.
Summer Sundowners at The Vanderbilt
Your perfect weekday adventure just got better. Journey to our Downtown Mansion to toast to summertime. Join us Sunday through Wednesday night and receive a round of complimentary cocktails and appetizers for you and a guest on the Roof Deck during your stay. Enjoy craft cocktails and flavorful appetizers inspired by fresh local ingredients as you look out onto the Newport Harbor and watch the sun go down.
$100 Nightly Resort Credit, Stay Your Way
Spend your time in the countryside with a custom unforgettable experience throughout the week. Have the flexibility to create an experience totally customized to your tastes and preferences by booking the Stay Your Way package, available Sunday - Thursday nights. Receive a $100 daily resort credit to be used for dining, drinks or other on-property hotel offered experiences.
Linger Longer | Third Night Free
Journey to the coast for the perfect midweek retreat with us in Kennebunk. Book two nights from Sunday - Thursday and receive the third night complimentary. Linger Longer and spend your mornings discovering the town of Kennebunkport before returning to relax in the Living Room with board-games and a bespoke cocktail dreamed up by our expert beverage team. Enjoy fresh local ingredients for dinner in White Barn Inn Restaurant and dine on menus curated by Executive Chef Matthew Padilla. The coastal breeze awaits. Available beginning 10/31/21.
$250 Resort Credit | Summer Escape
Elevate your summer in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Cool, crisp mornings give way to abundant sunshine, making summer the perfect season for stay at Primland's 12,000 acre private estate. Enjoy a $250 resort credit to use however you like. Play on an 18-hole masterpiece, enjoy panoramic perspectives while off-roading in an RTV, or wind down with nature hikes, forest bathing, meditation and yoga. Indulge in seasonal cuisine honoring nature's bounty. It's all waiting this summer.
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.
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
Weekday Escape | Breakfast on Us
You know it’ll be a good day when it begins in the privacy of your room or at Elements, Primland’s acclaimed mountain view restaurant. Fuel up as the morning sun gildes the restaurant’s wooden floors, breakfast on goat cheese frittata, buttermilk pancakes or farm eggs with house-cured bacon—part of the full daily breakfast included with your room when you stay over a weekday. Book online or call 888-876-6513
Enjoy 15% off when you book 30 days in advance
Plan ahead and save! Enjoy 15% off Best Available Rate if you book at least 30 days in advance.
The Ultimate Culinary Experience
Escape to the countryside and learn how the freshest local ingredients are integrated into classic Mayflower dishes and cocktails you love. Book a three night stay and receive a complimentary Field & Farm Cocktail Class or a Taste of the Country Experience with wine and cheese pairings for two guests. Embrace Mayflower Inn & Spa’s culinary excellence as you dine on meals curated by James Beard Award Winning Chef-in-Residence April Bloomfield and sip on delicious cocktails created by our expert beverage team.
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. TripAdvisor - JMurgia February 2021
Stories from Auberge Resorts Collection
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.