I’m planning a last minute trip for my mother in law, mother, daughter and me to go to New England to see the fall colors.
You can see it in your head right now, can’t you? Turns out, I’m planning it on the busiest New England fall travel weekend!
I am a super-way-ahead-travel planner and now we all four have plane tickets and nowhere to stay!
We’re flying into Boston because it makes the most sense. It’s a direct flight from Houston and I can get to central New Hampshire or Eastern Vermont in three hours or less (far easier than connecting flights). So I do want to stay in that general region because I don’t want to drive for four or more hours with a little one (even though I realize the drive will be pretty, it’s a lot of time to drive unfamiliar roads).
I plan to rent a car, stay in Boston Friday night, and then spend Saturday, Sunday and Monday in New England, only to fly back to Houston Monday evening.
I know between all of my readers, someone has had some luck in New England. The two recommendations I have so far, both awesome, are booked (Norwich Inn in Vermont and Wentworth in New Hampshire, pictured below…).
I’ve also tried VRBO and, honestly, don’t love the housing options. Most look pretty dingy and this may be the only time my mom and MIL get to see New England in the fall. I’ve checked out over 35 properties with very limited success right now (I have three possibilities).
I need, ideally, two bedrooms, so I’d love a suite or home. At a minimum, a junior suite with two beds. I also would strongly prefer having at least 1 and a half bathrooms because that is a lot of women with only one toilet and sink.
So, any of you East Coast residents/visitors, where do you go? What is your favorite town? What’s your spot to stay?
Also, even if you can’t help on accommodation recommendations, I would love to have your suggestions for a favorite drive or shopping or best place to eat in New Hampshire/Vermont (or even a delicious spot for breakfast in Boston as we head north on Saturday morning).
Fall color courtesy of yankeefoliage.com