The White Barn Inn and Spa
What We Love
- Home to New England’s only five-diamond restaurant
- Attentive European-style service paired with refined, country house elegance
- Sipping champagne by candlelight in a butler-drawn bath
What To Know
- Continental breakfast, afternoon tea service and cordials are included
- Serene ambience best suited to couples; children aged 11 and under are not permitted
- Gentlemen must wear a jacket in the bar and restaurant in the evening
- Adults Only
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
European country house elegance tempered with New England comfort. Leather and upholstered couches and period antiques and paintings blend seamlessly with gilded mirrors, works by local artists and colorful Asian rugs. On cool evenings the fireplace invites guests to relax in the cozy living room and adjacent enclosed sun porch while sipping a free port or brandy.
Bed and Bath
No two rooms are alike, but each is decorated in calming colors and patterns, outfitted with a plasma TV with DVD and CD systems, and furnished with a down-topped mattress; some have gas fireplaces. Bathrooms may have a walk-in rainfall shower or an oversize soaking or whirlpool tub, but all have lovely Molton Brown toiletries and separate toilets. Twice-daily housekeeping includes nightly turn-down service with irresistible house-made sweets.
Live piano music, white tablecloths and formally attired waiters set the tone at the White Barn Inn restaurant, which draws foodies from around the world to the rustic barn setting for chef Jonathan Cartwright’s updated New England fixed-price menu. Steamed Maine lobster is the signature dish, but serious foodies opt for the nine-course tasting menu. Plan ahead for a treatment in the intimate spa, which has just four treatment suites and a heated outdoor waterfall pool (open late May to early October).
How to Get There
Very high touch (but not intrusive service) Guest rooms are nice and well appointed. The restaurant in an old barn is spectacularly beautiful and rustic. The ambience, food and service in the restaurant were each 5 star quality
One of the hotels we stayed in recently on our trip to New England - probably our favourite!
Small with so much character; it had personal, very professional and friendly staff; we had a fabulous room/bathroom; the lounge area was so cosy with a fire and even some drinks to help yourself to; all of the furnishings and soft furnishing were really lovely.
We left some of our things behind and they both telephoned and emailed us to let us know, they ended up posting them home to us. We did pay the postage but it was a gesture that was very much appreciated.
A most pleasant visit and hit on all eight cylinders. Room was extraordinarily comfortable and staff couldn’t be more friendly. Dining venues were also extraordinary. Beautiful setting in both restaurant and bistro. Never tried the restaurant (pre-fixed) but bistro was good. Wish I could give it a 10 but too greasy for my tastes. Wouldn’t hesitate returning.