Seasoned parents will tell you that a weekend — or at the very least an overnight — getaway without the baby is in order the minute you feel ready, if not sooner. Spending one-on-one time with your honey is a great way to catch up on sleep…and other grown-up activities. The following three properties are perfect for a much-needed baby escape. The only pitter-patter of little feet you will hear is in your sweet dreams.
The Hotel Fauchère is a chic oasis where you will be discreetly overindulged from wine at check-in until milk and home-baked cookies at bedtime. Rooms are all individually appointed, with details varying from private terraces to claw-foot tubs. If foodie proclivities have taken a backseat to baby’s demanding dietary needs, the Delmonico Room’s tasting menu will impress the most passionate gourmet. And spend some time in the charming town of Milford, which is filled with art galleries and outdoor recreation. Room rates start at $250, including a divine Continental breakfast served until a civilized 11 a.m. hotelfauchere.com Image courtesy of Hotel Fauchere.
Point Pleasant Inn
If you’re looking for a serene waterfront retreat, the Point Pleasant Inn in Bristol, R.I. is perfect for some low-key pampering. There are only seven suites, some with fireplaces, and the grounds feature a stunning pool, hot tub and tennis court. Guests congregate in the handsome living room to enjoy the jaw-dropping view as they sip an early evening cocktail and nibble on expertly prepared hors d'oeuvres. For those looking to indulge, there’s an open bar, plus a 24-hour pantry loaded with snacks. Rates start at $295 per night, breakfast and cocktails included. pointpleasantinn.com. Image source.
Poplar Springs Inn
Poplar Springs in Casanova, Va. cannot be described as anything but romantic -- even the town’s name has lusty overtones. Its 21 rooms sit on 200 tranquil acres near Washington, D.C., surrounded by woods with a picturesque pond. Didn’t pack your swimsuit for the sparkling pool and relaxing hot tub? There’s a basket of clean suits in the cabana. Indulge in dinner at the Manor House restaurant, whose innovative menu showcases fabulous Virginia wines. Breakfast is discretely served in-room. Weekday rates start at $219, including breakfast. poplarspringsinn.com Image source.