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This Is the Top Hotel in the Northeast, According to Travel + Leisure

Hint: It's not in Massachusetts.


Twin Farms / Photo provided

Maybe you’re feeling burned out (or just plain burned) this summer. Before jetting to the far corners of the earth for a vacation, take a page from Travel + Leisure and kick back at the 52nd best hotel in the world—it’s right in your backyard.

Twin Farms, a luxury resort in Vermont, clocked in as the top hotel in the Northeast and the 52nd top hotel in the world on T+L’s World’s Best lists. It eked out glamorous accommodations in Tokyo, Paris, and Acapulco.

The rustic chateau in Barnard embraces its surroundings by offering classically New England de-stressors like hiking, fly-fishing, screened porches, and canoeing. There’s also an earthy spa tucked in the “luxuriously comfortable setting of lush fabrics and natural native woods,” according to the resort.

Twin Farms, which is the only five-star hotel in Vermont, boasts a menu that features fresh, local produce (like backyard local—they grow their own herbs and veggies). Guests forgo menus to let chef Nathan Rich and his team invent dishes. T+L tips their hat, dubbing it a “culinary mecca.”

The resort is set on 300 acres of meadow and woodlands. It’s located three hours from Boston in central Vermont, where Twin Farms suggests antiquing and enjoying scenic drives. Then, when night falls, guests can stay for a soak in Twin Farms’ traditional Japanese hot pool, or peruse their wine cellar.

T+L’s 23rd annual World’s Best awards were created from a reader poll that was open from early November 2017 to March 2018. Twin Farms received 95.36/100 based on readers’ scoring in a number of categories. It seems the secret’s out, New England is the place to be.