Fall Foliage Escapes
Collected by Jen Murphy, AFAR Contributor
The changing of the seasons is a perfect excuse for a road trip. Watch the leaves take on hues of orange and gold from a charming B&B in New England or a dreamy farm retreat in Tennessee.
233 Union Ave, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076, USA
Fall foliage in New England is nothing short of spectacular. The color change begins usually in early October, and by middle of the month the landscape is filled with vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow. Whether it be Hwy 87 along the Hudson...
7412 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672, USA
It was 80 degrees outside, yet our legs dangled from the ski lift as we rode up the blue square slope. The wildflowers popped, the grasses waved in the breeze and the birds chirped. It was a beautifully warm day and we were spending it at a place...
452 Royalton Turnpike, Barnard, VT 05031, USA
From their website, which I've visited many times trying to figure out when we can visit this place! "Steeped in romance and folklore, Twin Farms is Vermont’s only luxury, five-star experience. With a sophisticated yet eccentric private art...
4000 Mountain Resort, Stowe, VT 05672, USA
In 2013, Topnotch unveiled a nearly $15 million renovation that includes a new lobby with mountain views and an update of all 68 rooms, which now feature locally made furniture and art. An on-site Nordic center outfits guests with snow-shoes and...
231 River St, North Adams, MA 01247, USA
The Berkshires has so much to offer, and North Adams is a hidden treasure. This block of former textile workers' housing has been transformed into The Porches, a shabby chic gem. The award winning renovation offers a pool, cozy fireplace and...
Hotel on North gives culture pilgrims to the Berkshires a civilized base for making the rounds at Tanglewood, the Barrington Stage Company, and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. The architectural bones of the 1880s building— tin...
107 Kent Cornwall Rd, Kent, CT 06757, USA
Built in 1741, the Inn at Kent Falls is a historic, cozy gem - the perfect place for a weekend getaway in beautiful Litchfield County, Connecticut. Located in the quaint town of Kent, the inn is close to the Berkshires of Massachusetts, an ideal...
312 Daniel Webster Hwy, Meredith, NH 03253, USA
Fall will be arriving soon at Meredith on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire. The leaves are already starting to turn with the cool evenings. Soon the gorgeous shades of Autumn will be splashed across the hills and meadows. The Inn at Mill Falls is...
1471 W Millers Cove Rd, Walland, TN 37886, USA
Don’t fret if your cell phone doesn’t work here; just surrender to your surroundings at Blackberry Farm—4,200 secluded acres of hillocks and ponds, gardens and lawns at the foot of the Tennessee Smoky Mountains. This...
3031 Hickory Lodge Dr, Sevierville, TN 37862, USA
Staying at The Preserve, one of many resorts in close proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, gives way to some of the most amazing views throughout the day. Grab a coffee and enjoy the near-silent sounds of the forest.
2300 Swag Road, Waynesville, NC 28785, USA
Set along the boundary of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Swag’s 14 guest rooms feature patchwork quilts, postcard views of North Carolina’s mountains, and in most cases, wood-burning stoves. Personalized hiking sticks come in handy for...
50 West St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA
Opened in 2012, the West Street Hotel wholeheartedly embraces its waterfront location. All 85 rooms have views of Frenchman Bay and are decorated in nautical Americana (think navy, red, and cream color schemes and lots of sailboat patterns on the...
7 Whiteface Inn Ln, Lake Placid, NY 12946, USA
The spa at the Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid, NY takes advantage of its mountainous locale. Try the Ausable River Stone Massage for a deeply relaxing and detoxifying treatment using local stones.
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