New England B&Bs

Check out these B&Bs in Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont

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New England has something for every time of year. In autumn, there is no better place to go leaf peeping. During winter, skiers and those longing to see snow-covered mountains don't have to travel very far. For restless souls with spring or baseball fever, Boston provides the perfect destination—home to the Red Sox and the country's most celebrated marathon. The coast of Maine offers beautiful beaches without the crowds during the summer.

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Gazebo InnPet Friendly B&Bs
Ogunquit, Maine

An Algonquin word, Ogunquit, means "beautiful place by the sea". The Gazebo Inn, a restored 1847 farmhouse and barn, fits that description as well. This B&B has 14 newly renovated, air-conditioned rooms with fireplaces. It is just steps away from Footbridge Beach, which was voted the "Best Southern Maine Beach for Avoiding Crowds" in 2005 by Yankee magazine. However, the inn's location is convenient for crowd-seekers as well; it is walking distance to shopping, fine restaurants, and nightlife. Don't miss: the white chocolate and raspberry scones made fresh every morning. Guests often order a dozen to go — they are that good.

The Gazebo Inn is open year round. Private heated pool is open mid-May through mid-September. This inn is pet friendly from November 1 – June 1, Rooms 7, 8, 10 only. The inn does not refuse children, but owners ask potential guests to keep in mind that it is not an appropriate setting for most children.

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Rabbit Hill Inn
Lower Waterford, Vt.

Zagat had this to say about the Rabbit Hill Inn: "This just might be the most romantic place on the planet." Perfect for all seasons, this 1795 federal period inn has 19 guest rooms. Most rooms have fireplaces, private porches, canopy beds, and bathrooms with whirlpool tubs for two. Guests can enjoy breakfast by candlelight, have pastries with tea in the afternoon, and take in the view of the White Mountains from the front porch. Rabbit Hill guests also have easy access to ski areas. This inn is located 3 hours from Boston and 85 miles from Burlington, Vt.

The inn is appropriate for children ages 14 and older. There is a two-night minimum on weekends and three-night minimum for some holidays. The inn is closed early Nov. and early April.

Revere House
Provincetown, Mass.

The Revere House is a restored federal period colonial home, which appeared on local maps as early as 1836. Completely remodeled in 2004, great care went into making sure that none of its original character was lost. Right around the corner from the Boatslip, a waterfront landmark, this B&B is near all of P-town's main attractions and activities. Breakfast includes Starbuck's coffee, Tazo tea, and home baked goodies. Don't miss: the view of bay from the B&B's deck and their cozy common room.

Some minimum stays are required based on time of year. No children under 16 unless specifically approved by management.

Located in the historic Charlestown Navy Yard, the Green Turtle is a floating bed & breakfast. This unique experience allows guests easy access to downtown Boston and the North End via the Freedom Trail. At night, guests are rocked to sleep by the waves. The rooms are self-contained with a bathroom and kitchenette. Breakfast is placed outside the guest rooms every morning. Don't miss: taking a water taxi to a point along Boston's waterfront for the complete harbor experience. In fact, the easiest way to get to the Green Turtle from Logan airport is by water taxi.

Minimum weekend stay is two nights. During the Boston Marathon, there's a four-night minimum stay. This B&B is not suitable for children.

—Jennie Wood

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