Nicole Haime

Mayflower Inn & Spa

"Mindfulness and relaxation at this cozy and eclectic New England B&B"

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Mayflower Inn & Spa The hotel lobby was a Celerie Kemble masterpiece

The hotel lobby was a Celerie Kemble masterpiece

Mayflower Inn & Spa Our cozy room was the perfect combination of traditional and eclectic

Our cozy room was the perfect combination of traditional and eclectic

Mayflower Inn & Spa Our room along with the Garden Room restaurant, the lobby, the library, and the Tap Room was in the hotel’s main building

Our room along with the Garden Room restaurant, the lobby, the library, and the Tap Room was in the hotel’s main building

Mayflower Inn & Spa Mayflower Inn's grounds were beautiful and seasonally adorned

Mayflower Inn's grounds were beautiful and seasonally adorned

Mayflower Inn & Spa  This space was taken over by Canadian artist, Marie-Claude Marquis, for her fun exhibit “Too Tired To Sleep” which included plates and items featuring self-care reminders

This space was taken over by Canadian artist, Marie-Claude Marquis, for her fun exhibit “Too Tired To Sleep” which included plates and items featuring self-care reminders

Mayflower Inn & Spa The Tap Room is great for a dinner martini and burger at the bar

The Tap Room is great for a dinner martini and burger at the bar

Mayflower Inn & Spa The Well Spa at the hotel is a total dream. Such an amazing facility for such an intimate hotel! I could have stared at this view of the changing leaves from the relaxation lounge all day

The Well Spa at the hotel is a total dream. Such an amazing facility for such an intimate hotel! I could have stared at this view of the changing leaves from the relaxation lounge all day

Mayflower Inn & Spa We enjoyed dinner and breakfast in the Garden Room. Both were simple and delicious

We enjoyed dinner and breakfast in the Garden Room. Both were simple and delicious

Mayflower Inn & Spa The perfect place to post up during the warm summer months

The perfect place to post up during the warm summer months

Mayflower Inn & Spa The library room is the perfect place for an afternoon tea with a good book. If you forgot your own they have the cutest bookshop cupboard with a curated selection of out of print and vintage books

The library room is the perfect place for an afternoon tea with a good book. If you forgot your own they have the cutest bookshop cupboard with a curated selection of out of print and vintage books

Mayflower Inn & Spa Loved the trinkets and treasures in the tiny hotel gift shop

Loved the trinkets and treasures in the tiny hotel gift shop

Mayflower Inn & Spa Just me, feeling reluctant to leave after a great weekend

Just me, feeling reluctant to leave after a great weekend

Highs & Lows

  • Leave it up to none other than the fabulous Celerie Kemble to design the most refined yet whimsical interiors for the recently renovated Mayflower Inn. Every space feels totally bespoke and unique. From the botanical textiles, wicker lamps, ceramics, layered textures, colorful wallpapers, and fanciful paper flowers — not a single detail was overlooked.

  • The hotel’s The Well Spa is a must visit. They offer amazing treatments and classes in the most beautiful venue.

  • Take advantage of the curated experiences offered at the hotel from tarot card readings and wine tastings to pottery making and archery.

  • I loved that we were able to connect the TV to our Netflix to relax and binge watch some of our favorite shows.

  • There were so many thoughtful details throughout our stay. Every flower arrangement was prettier than the next. Our nightly in room surprises from a special mocktail (I was pregnant) to locally made bath products were so appreciated. The cupcakes for my husband’s birthday and the welcome note and bottle of champagne made us feel extra special.

  • Unfortunately, my room (which was in the main building) was a bit noisy, making some much-needed shut-eye a challenge.

The Barometer

  • Design
  • Location
  • Future Forward
  • Night's Sleep
  • Service
  • Amenities
  • Takeable Treats
  • Refer a Friend
  • Overall Value
  • Life Changing
Total: 48/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Country retreat

  • Vibe

    Cozy and eclectic New England B&B

  • Location

    Rooted in the idyllic countryside, just a two-hour drive away from New York

  • Rooms

    28 rooms and seven suites

  • Pre-Arrival & Arrival Experience

    Had easy contact with the spa, hotel, and restaurant prior to our arrival. Raresh at the front desk was particularly helpful

  • Future Forward

    The hotel has it’s own garden where they grow produce for the hotel restaurant

  • Music

    Folky tunes

  • Year Opened

    Originally built in 1894 as a private school for boys, the resort reopened in 2021

  • Designed By

    Celebrated American interior designer Celerie Kemble restored the 55-acre property in 2021

  • Health & Wellness

    One of the best hotel spas I have seen with several great mindfulness, relaxation, and fitness classes and experiences. The hotel hosts the second outpost of the iconic New York holistic health center, The Well

  • Food

    Easy and delicious local fare

  • Bar, Events & Nightlife

    Loved the Tap Room. It’s a great place for a pre-dinner drink or for a dinner burger at the bar

  • Minibar & Retail

    Great mini bar featuring local snacks, tea, liquor, and products

  • Accessibility

    Measures taken to be accommodative with assistance available

  • Pet Friendly

    Yes :)

  • Children

    Bring the kids!

  • Price

    Too expensive

  • Tel.

    +1 860-868-9466

  • Website

    Visit website

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In the Area

Hotel Location Mayflower Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection, Connecticut 47, Washington, CT, USA

Washington CT is just blissful and rightfully served as the inspiration for Stars Hollow, the greatest fictional town from Gilmore Girls. Even so, the town of New Preston, just a short drive away from Mayflower Inn, is even more impressive with a number of amazing design stores.

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