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These New England minimoons offer all the relaxation of an exotic getaway—but none of the stress of traveling.

Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa

Whitefield, New Hampshire


A trip to the White Mountains is the perfect prescription for some much-deserved postnuptial R&R. But with 57 mountain peaks surrounding this retreat, the hard part will be deciding just how much relaxing you really want to do. If you’re so inspired, try the horseback riding, snowmobiling, and sleigh rides, or test your skills on the historical nine-hole golf course. Afterward, unwind at the spa in a treatment room built for two, or hide away in your suite, where mountain-facing windows will inspire you to get up, get out there, and do it all over again. >> 101 Mountain View Rd., 866-484-3843,

The Wauwinet


Relaxation is a cinch at this Relais & Château property, which boasts two private beaches opposite the Atlantic and Nantucket Bay, lawn chairs on sprawling green grass, and couples’ massages. When you’ve had your fill, take off and go fishing, bird-watching, kayaking, golfing, or shopping in the area (though the hotel is nine miles from Nantucket Town, regular jitney service is offered). But with thoughtful extras such as bedtime sweets, turndown service, and port and cheese tastings, why would you ever want to leave? >> 120 Wauwinet Rd., 800-426-8718,