For city dwellers seeking a quiet escape, look no further than the Southern Vermont hotel, Twin Farms. With a rustic-meets-prairie feel evoked by charming wood, stone accents and pretty, feminine decor, the property is surrounded by 300 acres of pine trees, lavender fields and small freshwater lakes (perfect for a morning of quiet fishing). People come from around the world for chef Nathan Rich and his team’s masterful creations using local produce — which change almost daily — and to dine in the candlelit restaurant, or fireside in their suite.
The year-round resort offers a tennis court, fly fishing, canoeing and hiking, but relaxation-seekers can take to the Japanese hot tub for a nighttime soak under the stars.
Top suite: Chalet Cottage from $4,150 per night
Wine and dine: Reserve the wine cellar — filled with more than 15,000 bottles of wine — for a romantic evening. Choose a special bottle from the Reserve Wine List to accompany your delicious meal with the help of sommelier Keven Ring.