"Private picnics, a slice of Americana, and world class sailing, in one road trip"
Looking for an Easy, Luxurious Road Trip from New York City
Auberge Resorts Collection has three luxury properties, allowing to you hit three charming New England states within a morning's drive from one another. From New York City to Mayflower Inn & Spa in Washington, CT is an easy 90 minute drive up I-684. After a few nights of decompression and relaxation, head 4 hours north to coastal Kennebunk, ME and the White Barn Inn & Spa. Round out your road trip heading back south to Newport, RI and Vanderbilt Hotel, an easy 3 hour highway drive. You can even stop off in Boston on the way, for a quick Red Sox game at Fenway Park!
What is so special about Litchfield County, Kennebunk, and Newport
Leave the heat and noise of the city or suburbs and quickly retreat to this distinguished 58 acre country estate in Connecticut's Litchfield County. Litchfield County is a destination for prized antique shopping, rolling hills, and New England charm. Next up is Kennebunk, ME and the rustic salt air of coastal New England at this 150 year old landmark inn. Known for its long, sandy beaches and fresh lobster, the historic shipbuilding village of Kennebunk has been a hideout for US Presidents, race car drivers, and actors seeking pure humble hospitality. Newport is a seaside sailing capital and summer residence of the New York Yacht Club. Originally built in 1909 by Alfred Vanderbilt (hence the hotel's name!) the hotel is steps away from the waterfront and one of Newport's best kept secrets. Known for its Gatsby-esque mansions, yacht-filled harbor, shopping and coastal hikes, there is great summer energy here to enjoy.
Who is Best Suited at Auberge Resorts New England Collection
Both couples and families will love their experience at all three of these Auberge Resorts. At Mayflower Inn & Spa, activities range from croquet happy hour to bonfires to personal wellness. White Barn Inn & Spa is nearby to Walker's Point, the Bush Family compound, where you can play paparazzi and view the "Summer White House". Or become a lobster fisherman for a day on the water with Captain Steve, emptying traps together and experiencing the fishing industry first hand. Newport is not just about sailing. At the Vanderbilt Hotel join their Wine Steward for a wine master class and a private tour of an award-winning local winery. Families love the 3 1/2 mile Cliff Walk where they can take in the natural beauty of Newport's eastern shoreline.
Tips When Reserving Auberge Resort Stay
What do we love about Auberge Resorts? Auberge offers stunning accommodations with a sophisticated casual vibe, and their properties have amazing curated experiences. However, because these experiences are one of a kind, they are in high demand...so we always recommend your Travel Advisor reserve your activities as soon as your room reservations are confirmed, so you don't miss out.
How to Upgrade Your Auberge Resorts Reservation
Book with your Elli Travel Advisor or email firstname.lastname@example.org to unlock the following complimentary benefits:
Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
Complimentary Continental Breakfast daily for two
$100 USD Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
Private kitchen tour at White Barn Inn & Spa
Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability