Looking to rest your head in the Bay State? We’ve got you covered! Check out our picks for the best lodging in Massachusetts for 2015.
BEST MOUNTAIN LODGING
JIMINY PEAK MOUNTAIN RESORT COUNTRY INN, Hancock
Don’t let the “country inn” moniker fool you. These hotel suites, each with kitchenette, kingsize bed, and queen-size sleeper, are contemporary ski-slope digs. The summer Adventure Park offers thrills and spills, but the pool and hot tubs might be enough for many travelers. Rates: from $169.
37 Corey Road. 413–738–5500; jiminypeak.com
BEST INN LANDSCAPE
SEVEN HILLS INN, Lenox
A manor house, carriage house, and motel share 27 acres of rolling lawns and country gardens and the elegant public rooms and patio of this classic Berkshires “cottage” property. No weddings are booked during the summer, but there are cabaret performances most evenings. Rates: from $125 motel, $145 carriage house, $145 manor house.
40 Plunkett St. 413–637–0060; sevenhillsinn.com
ALLEN HOUSE VICTORIAN INN & AMHERST INN, Amherst
These sister inns are near the Dickinson Homestead, and unapologetically emulate the full-on Victorian style that would have made Emily feel right at home. But guests still get WiFi and radios (albeit antique style), and modern downtown Amherst is a short stroll uphill. Rates: from $105.
599 Main St., 257 Main St. 413–253–5000; allenhouse.com
BEST CAPE ANN MOTEL
CAPTAIN’S BOUNTY ON THE BEACH, Rockport
Location, location, location—each of the 24 rooms at this three-story wooden motel built in the 1960s has either a private balcony or a patio on Rockport’s Front Beach. Downtown shops and restaurants are a short stroll away. All of the impeccably maintained rooms have a minifridge, microwave, and coffeemaker; efficiencies have full stoves. Rates: from $165.
1 Beach St. 978–546–9557; captainsbountymotorinn.com
BEST INN RESTORATION
INN AT HASTINGS PARK, Lexington
One block from the green where the American Revolution began, the three buildings of this boutique luxury inn, which opened in 2014, echo the domestic history of the 18th and 19th centuries. Many of the spacious rooms boast gas fireplaces, and rates include breakfast from the menu of the inn’s excellent locavore restaurant, Artistry on the Green. Rates: from $255.
2027 Massachusetts Ave. 781–301–6660; innathastingspark.com
BEST LUXURY RV PARK
NORMANDY FARMS RV RESORT, Foxborough
Even city slickers could become converts to camping at this RV resort with bike park, fitness center, fishing pond, 18-hole disc-golf course, sauna, Jacuzzi, four swimming pools, and wellness center with massage treatments. Bring your own RV (or even a tent). Sites range from most basic (no services) to premium (water, septic, cable, high-amperage electric). Rates: from $41 per night, $279 per week.
72 West St. 866–673–2767; normandyfarms.com
BEST CHATEAU LODGING
MIRBEAU INN & SPA, Plymouth
New England doesn’t have real French chateaux, but the newly built Mirbeau inside The Pinehills, an upscale residential development, will do quite nicely for a French-inspired getaway. The selling points include a spa, large rooms with f ireplaces and luxury beds, and a French-inspired restaurant with prix-f ixe menus in three, five, or seven courses. Rates: from $240.
35 Landmark Drive. 877–647–2328; mirbeau.com/pinehills
BEST CHILD- & PET-FRIENDLY MOTEL
HARBOR HOTEL PROVINCETOWN, Provincetown
Simple décor with retro touches is a reminder that this beachfront motel was originally built as a Holiday Inn. Rooms are set aside for pet owners, and various configurations, including connecting rooms, ease family sleeping arrangements. Bring sticks and marshmallows to toast at the firepit. Rates: from $99.
698 Commercial St. 855–447–8696; harborhotelptown.com
BEST CAPE COD BOUTIQUE INN
PLATINUM PEBBLE BOUTIQUE INN, West Harwich
Brits Annabelle and Simon Hunton transformed an erstwhile Victorian sea captain’s home into a breezy, modern getaway of seven rooms with king beds (some with gas fireplaces), one with a queen. Delightful grounds around the pool include an English rose garden. Breakfast is served in your room, and the innkeepers provide parking passes for the nearby Harwich beaches. Rates: from $245 (king), $199 (queen).
186 Belmont Road. 508–432–7766; platinumpebble.com
BEST HARBORFRONT MOTEL
VINEYARD HARBOR MOTEL, Vineyard Haven
Walk out of the courtyard of this 40-room motel and you’ll find yourself on a private beach. Every simply decorated room has a refrigerator, and several feature full kitchens. The Steamship Authority ferry dock is a 10-minute walk away, even if you’re rolling a suitcase. Rates: from $215.
60 Beach Road. 508–693–3334; vineyardharbormotel.com
BEST ISLAND INN
76 MAIN, Nantucket
Sensitive restoration maintains the Nantucket authenticity of this former sea captain’s home while making way for the comforts and technology that 21st-century guests expect on the toniest of Massachusetts islands. A courtyard with firepits has a BYOB cocktail mixer bar, and an on-site café can steam lattes and cappuccinos to order. Rates: from $259.
76 Main St. 800–626–8825; 76main.com