Americas, North America, travel


December 13, 2020

A Dreamy New England Escape During Covid


Traveling during COVID looks a lot different than before and finding destinations with adequate safety conditions is changing weekly if not daily. But I am beyond happy to report how incredible (safe) New England was. This has been a bucket list trip for John and I and with the circumstances we had to adjust a bit but overall it was simply fabulous with leaf peeping, lighthouses, and covered bridges. A normal New England itinerary includes private drivers and some of the most incredible 5-star hotels so you can truly relax and enjoy this beautiful destination. And today I wanted to highlight a few of the hotels John & I visited during our trip. Each hotel offers a different experience that is unique to it's town/city.


White Barn Inn, Auberge Resorts Collection (photo above)
Kennebunk, ME
Kennebunkport is like a fairytale! The Newly renovated Junior Suite was amazing, we really enjoyed the fireplace in room and homemade goodies.

If you enjoy...

  • Impeccable service⁣⁣
  • Easy walk or bike to town
  • Gorgeous leafy spot
  • New England Coastal town
  • Quaint Inn⁣⁣
  • Delicious food

then White Barn Inn is for you! There are added benefits for booking this property with us. With our connections, we are able to extend Virtuoso amenities such as $100 resort credit⁣⁣, complimentary breakfast and a private kitchen tour.

chanler at cliff walk

The Chanler at Cliff Walk
Newport, RI

Fancy a palatial mansion overlooking the Cliff Walk? Where Gilded Age elegance meets well mannered hospitality. It all began in 1870, when NY Congressman John Winthrop Chanler started construction on the “cottage” that would one day become this beautiful place. Today, the iconic oceanfront estate boasts 20 boutique style guest rooms, each distinguished with rich fabrics, delicate details, and intriguing architecture.

If you enjoy...

  • Luxury Boutique Hotels with 20 or less rooms
  • Over the top service
  • Relaxed, Romantic Sanctuary
  • Chef’s Surprise Tasting Dinner
  • Drinks on the green overlooking the Atlantic

⁣⁣then this beauty of a resort, The Chanler at Cliff Walk, is our pick for you. ⁣⁣One of the most welcoming, relaxing and beautiful stays!! VIP Travel Experience is very happy to extended these ADDED benefits to you via Virtuoso:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Continental breakfast for two daily, served in restaurant
  • $100 USD Resort/Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Wequassett Resort and Golf Club
Harwich, MA
Cape Cod's only Forbes Five Star resort, overlooking Pleasant Bay and the Atlantic. Wequassett’s pristine white buildings and tidy clapboard cottages are nestled on sea-facing bluffs and 27 acres of gardens, marshes, and woodlands. We absolutely felt spoiled and pampered.

If you enjoy...

  • Luxury hideaways
  • Gorgeous Gardens
  • Serene evenings on the balcony
  • Casual luxury
  • Exceptional Service

then Wequassett Resort and Golf Club is our pick for you! Also, as independent affiliates of Virtuoso we are able to offer our clients complimentary, upgrade on arrival, subject to availability, buffet breakfast daily for two guests per bedroom in restaurant, $100 USD Resort/Hotel credit, to be utilized during stay, chocolates upon arrival for 1st time guests, Food & Beverage amenity for repeat guests, early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability and complimentary Wi-Fi.


Woodstock Inn & Resort
Woodstock, VT“The prettiest address in Vermont”

If you enjoy...

  • Quaint Inns
  • Heart of town
  • Authentic Vermont Views
  • Farm to table Experience
  • Abundance of activities or relaxation

then Woodstock Inn & Resort is perfect for you. ⁣ Don't be alarmed to see many travelers around the grounds taking photos and enjoying the fall weather and foliage . . .it seems even locals make a point to visit during fall.

All of these hotels I have highlighted are our partners that we work with frequently and I can tell you I was AMAZED at their attention to detail and all of the protocols they have instituted AND many of these protocols were disguised by greenery, etc. I cannot say enough about how very impressed I was with the professionalism and contactless options and many other options that did not make us feel any less connected with them.


If you're ready to get started planning your New England getaway (or any escape) we would love to help get you out traveling again.

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