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Extraordinary Northeast Journeys Begin Here
Turn the privacy of a spacious suite or cottage into your home away from home in the Northeast. Feel the spirit of adventure amidst sprawling countryside and coastal enclaves, and embark upon curated experiences unique to each destination. Seek plenitude and balance while snowshoeing through the deep stillness of an old-growth pine forest in the Kennebunks. Take in invigorating ocean breezes on a Cliff Walk off the Newport coast. Or ski Mohawk Mountain, just minutes away from the Connecticut countryside. Ignite winter passions in the beautiful American Northeast.
Slip Away to a Northeast 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.
The historic downtown mansion once owned by businessman and scion Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt has been reinterpreted for the modern era as a lively and stylish social destination and Newport hideaway. From a secret bar to a sumptuous parlor, the scene at The Vanderbilt is crackling with coastal curiosities and alluring eccentricities waiting to be discovered.
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.
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 Northeast await.
Savor the Best of the Northeast
Dine like a Vanderbilt in Newport. Soak in the atmosphere at Maine's White Barn Inn Restaurant, a fine dining destination offering a taste of New England. Taste the flavors of Connecticut farm-fresh ingredients at the Mayflower Inn's upscale Garden Room.
Feel the Spirit of Adventure in Idyllic Northeast
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
White Barn Inn Mixing on the Coast with Head Bartender Jess Aicholtz
Go behind-the-scenes with White Barn Inn, Auberge Resorts Collection’s Head Bartender Jess Aicholtz to learn about the creation of the delicious Barn Libations program on the coast. “White Barn Inn is such a magical place; I just love that my ‘office’ behind the bar gives me the opportunity to be so creative and do what I love to do: create delicious cocktails.”
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.
Mayflower Whimsical Jewelry Designer Of Rare Origin Escapes to the Countryside
Mother-Daughter Owned Jewelry Designer Of Rare Origin kicked off the first-ever Friends of Mayflower event in the countryside over Mother’s Day Weekend. Friends of Mayflower is a curated series of residences, events and experiences with tastemakers in culinary, design, fashion, wellness and the arts designed to enrich the lives of our guests and community at Mayflower Inn & Spa.
White Barn Inn A Seat at the Table with Executive Chef Matthew Padilla
After almost four years at the helm of the fine dining experience provided at White Barn Inn Restaurant and more recently at Little Barn, a casual dining destination offering fresh New England fare, Chef Matthew Padilla continues to push the boundaries of coastal excellence.
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.
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 Auberge ArtSalon "Too Tired to Sleep"
It is often said that artists hold up a mirror to society. If this is the case, then their art serves as a prism through which we can view the times we live in, often from an entirely new perspective. In the Auberge ArtSalon series, six emerging artists will turn their own unique gaze on six iconic Auberge retreats to create art installations that reflect each property’s individual character, setting, heritage, and place in the world today
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.