Mayflower Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection

To The Manor Born

from$134night
Includes all taxes & fees
Perks
worth over
$170
  • $100 Spa Credit
  • Daily Breakfast For 2
  • Room Upgrade on Arrival, if available
  • Early check-in based on availability
  • Late check-out based on availability
  • Free Wi-Fi

Mayflower Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection

Washington, Connecticut

What it is

An idyllic 30-room hideaway from city life on 58 verdant acres, with a serene 20,000-square-foot spa.

What it isn't

Uninspired. Among the more than 25 fitness classes offered to guests? Fencing, HIIT, Forest Bathing, and Ai Chi, a form of aquatic therapy.

What we think

Maxed-out New Yorkers obsess over this resplendent hideaway, a salve for stress just a couple hours drive north of Manhattan in tranquil Litchfield County. Most of the traditionally outfitted guest rooms are stocked with four post beds, fireplaces, soaking tubs and other thoughtful touches (expect a pillow menu with no less than five options). Request a suite in Speedwell Cottage for a private balcony flanked by pine and oak trees and a bathroom sumptuously lined in marble and mahogany. Of course, you’re not likely to spend much time in your room; in addition to an over-the-top spa, activities like cheesemaking courses and private guided hikes around Lake Waramaug await.

You're here because

Among other things, you booked the Mayflower for the food, which is as locavore as they come (New England-y dishes include herb-poached lobster with wild arugula).

The Moment

Basking in a sun beam within one of the spa’s fluffy white armchairs, you soak in the solace as you await your warm river stone massage. You consider coming back for “sound healing” with Nepalese and Tibetan sound bowls, which can reportedly prompt a period of self-healing within, but honestly sounds like a treat, if for nothing else than escaping the dings and buzzes of modern life.

Location

In Washington, Connecticut, a town of 3,578 and reportedly the inspiration for Gilmore Girls’ Stars Hollow. It’s every bit as charming, with centuries-old storefronts surrounded by rolling hills.

118 Woodbury Road
Washington, 06793
Connecticut, United States

Dining

The Mayflower Grill - Serves upscale contemporary American cuisine

The Tap Room - An American grill featuring casual and familiar favorites

Family activities

Guests must be 16 years and older.