Mayflower Inn and Spa
First impressions don’t get much better than at this stunning country retreat with 58 acres (23ha) of landscaped gardens and woodland in Washington, Connecticut. The interiors are equally stunning, with fireplaces galore, a formal restaurant serving farm-fresh dishes and a wood-paneled library. Each guest room features a four-poster bed, colorful rugs, printed wallpaper and sugar-sweet pastel shades. There’s also an exquisite spa, daily wellness workshops and meditation classes, along with all sorts of irresistible extras, including baskets of books for children, s’mores by the bonfire and guided hikes.