Part inn, part highly regarded restaurant, with a little romance stirred in, this historic 1797 property operated as Bartlett’s Tavern. More recently (since 2003), it’s been a consistent Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner. A touch of rusticity meets comfy elegance in the inn’s decor, especially in the carriage-house suites, complete with whirlpools and decks. Rates: from $155. Best B&B Escape-Yankee Magazine May/June 2015Best Gourmet GetawayFood and wine are the focus here, as recipient of a Wine Spectator award for seven years. Try the “Gourmet Getaway” package (two nights/two breakfasts/three-course dinner for two) and ask for cranberry-caramel-almond pancakes: a recipe that brought the inn to the 2008 finals of the National Pancake Contest.-Yankee Magazine July 2007
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