Hotels go beyond ‘ quaint ’ in northern New England
When travelers think of lodging in Maine , New Hampshire and Vermont , the word quaint probably springs to mind ; as in , “ We want to stay at that quaint hotel nestled in the mountains / overlooking the water .” And why not ? There are plenty of properties that deliver that experience plus a whole lot more , including the following two individual NTA-member resorts , as well as four supplier members that manage multiple properties throughout New England : has expanded its reach across the state in the ensuing years and now has six in the Burlington area , two in White River and one in Waterbury . In addition to its nine hotels in the Green Mountain State , Larkin Hospitality has added one property in North Adams , Massachusetts .
The resort ’ s 120 luxury rooms provide guests with a haven of relaxation in the picturesque village of Essex . Travelers can take part in a number of cooking classes , which give them a chance to work with renowned chefs during low-pressure , hands-on culinary experiences . Guests can book massages , body treatments , facials , manicures , pedicures and more at the property ’ s full-service spa , which is the largest in the Burlington area .
Giri Hotel Management has been operating hotels in New England since 2004 , and its extensive portfolio includes Marriott , Hilton , Starwood , Choice , Wyndham and Best Western brands . The highest concentration of its resorts is in Maine — it has multiple properties in the cities of Bangor , Augusta and Waterville — but it also owns and manages locations in New Hampshire , Massachusetts and Connecticut .
Located in the heart of seaside Ogunquit just a 10-minute walk from the beach , the Meadowmere Resort debuted in 1983 . Over the next five years , the property ’ s number of rooms doubled to more than 80 , and it was on its way to becoming a four-season destination . Today , groups can choose from 144 rooms in five different sections of the resort , as well as enjoy treatments in its award-winning spa and meals in the West Meadow Pub .
Lafayette Hotels is a family-owned hotel group that manages 24 properties in Maine and three in New Hampshire . Its extensive portfolio covers waterfront locations — Bar Harbor , Ogunquit Beach , Boothbay Harbor and more — along Maine ’ s Atlantic coast , as well as resorts in major cities such as Augusta , Bangor and Portland . Among the company ’ s New Hampshire portfolio are hotels located in Jackson , Gilford and West Lebanon .
Witham Family Properties was founded in 1987 , and , over the past three decades , the company has expanded to include 13 hotels in coastal Maine . Headquartered near Acadia National Park , the company offers accommodations for a range of price points . Whether travel planners book one of the luxury resorts or a more budget-friendly inn , they can expect the same attention to detail and high-quality amenities .