Storied Inn and Spa in the Heart of New England
If walls could talk, the ones in Snapdragon Inn would recite passages from the classics of American literature. Maxwell Perkins, the celebrated editor who elevated Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald to fame, once lived in what is now the Snapdragon Inn. Built in 1815, the brick home recently underwent renovations that transformed it into an elegant inn and spa. The luxury boutique hotel preserves its literary roots with a wood-paneled library and en suite book collections. Throughout the property, chic decor recalls the glamour of Perkins' 1920s heyday.
Each of the nine available guest rooms sports an updated look lauded by Food & Wine magazine, which named Snapdragon Inn one of America's Best Bed and Breakfasts in 2011. Pastel walls are broken up by large colonial windows, which allow sunlight to spill across custom-upholstered armchairs and Victorian-style bed benches. The vibe extends to adjoining bathrooms, where radiant floor heating warms guests.
Steps away from the guest rooms, the Snapdragon Spa encourages pampering with organic products and lush spa robes. Included with this Groupon, the age-management cleansing facial includes a pore scrub and moisturizing serum for the eyes and lips, and a hand and heel hydration treatment targets dry skin.
Windsor, Vermont: Charming Riverfront Town Steeped in History
Located near Vermont's New Hampshire border, Snapdragon Inn stands along Windsor's Main Street among quaint antique stores and notable historical buildings. Take a stroll across the Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge, which stretches nearly 450 feet across the Connecticut River—making it one of the longest covered bridges in America.
Just down the street from the Snapdragon Inn sits the restored 18th-century tavern known as the Old Constitution House. The pub-turned-museum looks nearly the same as it did some 200 years ago, when the first state constitution prohibiting slavery was signed there. Nearby, at Simon Pearce glass-blowing factory, artists show off their labor-intensive craftsmanship to studio visitors.
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