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Looking for a Romantic Place to Stay?

Are You Looking for a Romantic Place to Stay?
Here’s 5 Bed and Breakfast recommendations.

There are many places to stay between Massachusetts and New Jersey. These five places are either on or walking distance to the ocean. Each place offers a fireplace in their rooms, whirlpools, spas, and gourmet breakfast.

Get Romanced in Provincetown, Massachusetts

1). Crowne Pointe Historic Hotel, Inn & Spa located in the heart of Provincetown is a classic 140-year old Cape Cod Sea Captain’s estate. From the minute you walk through the door till the time you leave, you’ll be Crowne Point Historic Hotel wrapped in both warmth and luxury. Each guest room and suite is unique and everyday you’ll feel like a king or queen with all it’s complimentary extras plus a hot breakfast cooked to order.

Rates range from $109 to $627 based on double occupancy. Be sure to check out their romantic packages as well.  82 Bradford Street, Provincetown, MA 02657 ~ 508-487-6767

Or visit their sister property (The Brass Key Guesthouse, 67 Bradford Street, Provincetown, MA 02657 ~ 508.487.9005) 100 steps away between April and December.

2). The Brass Key Guesthouse is known for being one of many romantic spots in the gay community; straights love it also. The mini-suite adds a touch of home with a nautical decor, books and teddy bears up on the shelves of what looks like a loft and soft classical music playing on the Bose. Each night they leave a turn-down letter on your bed.BrassKey Inn Provincetown MA

It sits on a corner lot and is literally a walk or bicycle ride away from all the shops, restaurants, and beaches of the infamous “P-Town”.

Rates range from $130 – $729 a night depending on room/suite size. Specials include weekends with a wine menu. Unfortunately, it’s not open during the winter months; reopens in April.

Newport, Rhode Island

3). Marshall Slocum House, 29 Kay Street, Newport, Rhode Island 02840 ~ 401-841-5120, was built in 1855. This guest house has 5 rooms on the second and third floors with private bath, down comforters, terry cloth robes and king or queen size beds. Each room is warm, comfortable, and decorated with light colors. Owned by Chef Mark and Dana Spring, the couple puts their years of experience working in 5-star hotels (and Mark’s training at Johnson and Marshall Slocum InnWales) to good use.

In the evening make yourself at home in the living room with a good book, glass of wine and/or conversation with other guests.

The Marshall Slocum House is walking distance to shops, marinas and Truro Synagogue.

Or a short drive to the mansions.

Prices range between $79 and $275.

Old Saybrook, Connecticut

4). Two hours between Boston and New York, you’ll enjoy Saybrook Point Inn and Spa, Two Bridge Street, Old Saybrook, Connecticut 06475. Phone 860-395-2000.

Celebrating 25 years and the winner of many designated green certificates, this Inn and marina 50 percent off the grid and in 2007 was the first energy star hotel in the state of Ct. Owned by Stephen and Viola Tagliatela, they walk the talk with their green car and two complimentary vehicle charging stations.

This “hotel” offers luxury suites with views of Long Island Sound and/or the Connecticut River, private balconies, Saybrook Point Inn and Spa CTwhirlpool tubs and working fireplaces.  Smaller accommodations open up to residential views, have a queen or king size bed and sitting area.

On site there is a spa, health club, restaurant, shop, meeting rooms, and marina.  Across the street is another structure called “3 Stories”. This is under construction. Once finished the guest house will offer many of the same luxuries as Saybrook Point Inn including full access to the fitness club, dining, and spa.

This site also offers award-winning marina to accommodate vessels from 12 to 200 feet.

Be sure to check out their special packages, including Valentine’s Day. Room prices begin at $269.

Spring Lakes, New Jersey

5).  The Evergreen Inn, 206 Route 71, Spring Lake Heights, NJ 07762 ~ 732-449-9019

Just 1 hour from New York City, Atlantic City, and Philadelphia, this inn has a spa, ten rooms and suites on the second and third floors, each with a theme by owner, Laurie Carloni. Most rooms/suites offer fireplaces, private en-suite baths. The Evergreen Inn Spring Lakes NJ

The Mistletoe Suite offers floating fireplace, double whirlpool tub, private bath with electric fireplace and tv, queen sleigh bed. The floating fireplace is designed so you can watch the roaring fire while lying in bed.

Many of Laurie’s guests come back year after year for her delicious, ‘award-winning’ fresh homemade breakfast. Be sure to check out The Evergreen Inn’s specials here.

Prices start at $179

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