For an autumn getaway filled with colorful fall foliage, head to New England where there are special packages at cozy inns, relaxing resorts and intimate B&Bs.
Autumn is here, along with crisp mornings and leaves changing into a colorful show filled with deep reds, burnt oranges, and fiery yellows. Peak foliage color has already appeared in the northernmost regions of Maine and will continue to spread its hues of rust and crimson throughout the region this fall.
In addition to gorgeous leaf peeping opportunities, New England also offers a variety of other fall activities like trips to pumpkin patches, cider mills, hay rides and apple orchards. New England Inns & Resorts has a getaway for everyone and offers an excellent resource for viewing the best packages and fall foliage deals in the region. These Fall Foliage packages can only be found collectively at www.NewEnglandInnsandResorts.com.
Comprised of over 200 of the finest inns, resorts, hotels, and B&Bs in the region, New England Inns and Resorts offers a wide range of accommodations. The Fall Foliage offerings vary by property, and visitors can find the New England vacation that suits them best. Sample packages include:
Autumn in New England (Ocean House, Watch Hill, RI) – Includes 2-nights’ accommodations in a Terrace or Deluxe room, daily breakfast for two and a resort credit of $50. Also includes round trip transportation to nearby Clyde’s Cider Mill, the oldest steam powered cider mill in the United States. Rates start at $488 per night, plus tax and resort fee. Now through October 31, 2012.
Fall Foliage Package (Point Lookout, Northport, ME) – This package includes a 20% discount on the best available nightly rate, a complimentary L.L. Bean bag with a bottle of wine and cheese plate and a two-hour sailing excursion on the Schooner Olad. Rates start at just $179 per night (includes 20% discount). Package and rates are based on availability. Now through October 16, 2012.
Return of The Pumpkin People (Inn at Ellis River, Jackson, NH) – It’s the 25th Annual Return of the Pumpkin People in Jackson, including the famous Fiona from the Inn at Ellis River. This year the package at the Inn includes two nights’ lodging, full breakfasts and afternoon refreshments each day, a map to all the Pumpkin Peoples’ locations, a three course dinner one evening at a local restaurant and a memento of the foliage season stay. This package starts at $409 and goes up to $669. October 1-21, 2012.
Fall “Inn” Love in New England (Inn at Harbor Hill Marina, Niantic,CT) – The Fall “Inn” Love in New England Package includes a romantic 2-night stay, tickets for a fun-filled trip aboard the Essex Steam Train Ride and Riverboat, a $50 dinner voucher to one of several great local restaurants, a complimentary candlelit breakfast for two each morning in the Bay View or Ship’s Wheel dining room and complimentary snacks and beverages throughout the stay. Valid September 7 – 30 (Friday – Sunday) & October 4 – October 22 (Thursday – Monday) only. Package pricing from $585 – $850 (double occupancy), depending on room selection
Autumn Glow (Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa, Stowe, VT) – Travelers will receive a 15 percent savings, with rates starting at $199 per night. The package also includes accommodations, daily breakfast, maple treats, Self-Guided Leaf Peeping Driving Tour, and a 20 percent off voucher for the Spa at Stoweflake or Charlie B’s Pub and Restaurant. Package is available Sunday–Thursday, now through October 25, 2012. Rates are valid on new reservations only and do not include tax and gratuity.