Weekend at the Mayflower Inn and Spa

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  • Nature Escapes

  • Food & Wine

  • Connecticut

  • Spa

  • Relaxation

  • Architecture

Weekend at the Mayflower Inn and Spa
Curator’s statement

In October 2023, I had the pleasure of staying at the newly renovated Mayflower Inn and Spa located in Washington, Connecticut. This exquisite property, which is part of the Auberge Resorts Collection, is a tranquil escape that exudes sophistication, tradition and refined luxury. If you are looking for a place to unwind, the Mayflower Inn and Spa provides a haven for relaxation and rejuvenation. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to my clients, family and friends.

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Where to stay

Mayflower Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection

A favorite weekend escape from NYC, known for its pampering spa, classic New England interiors and 58 strollable acres of landscaped gardens and woodland.

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The Mayflower Inn and Spa is a convenient two-hour drive from New York City, offering an idyllic country escape for those visiting from Manhattan. It is the quintessential New England Inn set on meticulously landscaped grounds, perfect for exploring and immersing oneself in nature. It is just the kind of place my husband and I wanted to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary.

As we approached the inn, its grandeur and charm immediately enchanted us. We were warmly greeted by the bell staff and escorted indoors, where we were graciously offered champagne while providing our check-in details. Soon after, we were guided to our breathtaking room, artfully designed by the renowned interior designer Celerie Kemble. The space was a vision of brightness, artistry and cheerfulness, exquisitely adorned with beautiful appointments that enhanced the overall experience.

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After unpacking, we enjoyed reading by the fire, strolling the grounds and dining at the Tap Room, the Mayflower's casual pub-style restaurant and bar. It is a popular choice for guests as well as local residents, and is the perfect place to have a cozy, relaxed and delicious dinner.

In the morning, we dined at the Garden Room, the Mayflower's more upscale restaurant, whose chef focuses on farm-to-table cuisine, followed by rejuvenating spa treatments at the tranquil Well spa. I could have spent the entire day lounging in the serene common room, indulging in spa treatments or just enjoying the peaceful atmosphere in the spa. The rest of our weekend was filled with exploring boutiques, antiquing, hiking and visiting the local whiskey distillery. The entire retreat was exactly what we needed and far exceeded our expectations. I'm absolutely certain I'll return, and I'll wholeheartedly recommend this luxurious, elegant haven to anyone seeking a rejuvenating weekend getaway.

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Need to Know

I often suggest the Mayflower Inn and Spa to clients seeking a romantic getaway or celebrating a special occasion. It's an ideal destination for a girls' weekend full of spa indulgence or for anyone seeking a solo retreat to recharge and relax. The surrounding area of Washington and Litchfield County offers a plethora of opportunities for exploration. From delightful restaurants to charming antique shops and breathtaking hiking trails, there's plenty to discover and enjoy in this picturesque area.

This trip report is part of our ongoing series on travel to Connecticut. In need of further inspiration? Check out Jill Albino’s guide, Romantic Weekend in Washington, Connecticut.







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