Top 5 destinations for your socially distant vacation: Northeast luxury resorts

Beaches. Pools. Lakes. Ice cream. Lobster rolls and fried seafood. That’s the norm in the Northeast during the summer. But, what about staying at a Northeast luxury resort during COVID?

It’s a time of year when people are normally traveling all over the place. You might be wondering what to do with the rest of your summer. And what about the fall? Or the rest of 2020? 2021?

Where can you vacation in the Northeast during COVID?

As COVID numbers continue to trend in the wrong direction for the United States, we continue to be more limited in where we can travel. This is a dynamic situation, and things are changing daily. But overall, here’s the trend if you are thinking about a vacation during COVID. As a US citizen, if you are going to travel near term, domestic is your safest bet.

For more detail on this, read my article covering the Top 50 destinations in the US for your post-quarantine vacation (linked here).

If you are thinking about taking a vacation during COVID, I need to tell you something. There are so many amazing properties spread across the US that were designed for social distancing. And that was wayyy before it was the travel industry’s hottest trend! If you don’t believe me, read on.

This article will dive into the region occupying the top right corner of the United States. I will share 5 of my favorite Northeast luxury resorts to consider for your Northeast vacation during COVID.

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Top 5 Northeast luxury resorts for your post-quarantine vacation

Whether you live in the Northeast, driving distance from the Northeast, or you’re willing to fly to the Northeast, there’s a breathtaking option for you. 

They are all in remote locations, have tons of outdoor space, and offer secluded accommodation options. For example, cottages, cabins, villas, bungalows, private homes, or full buyout.

We’ve chosen options at different price points and rounded things out geographically within the Northeast. Everyone has different needs and priorities, so they are not listed in ranking order. 

It is also not an end all, be all list. There are too many great properties to include them all. If you do not find something that matches your needs, please reach out and ask (email me directly: I am happy to have the conversation and guide you in the right direction!

You might be looking for a near term driving distance getaway. Or maybe you’re planning ahead for a time when you will be ready to travel. Either way, continue reading and use this hand-picked list of Northeast luxury resorts as a starting point. 


VIP perks and amenities for you

I am partnered with many of these properties (e.g. Virtuoso), which means free stuff and VIP treatment for you! At a minimum, this means:

  • Free breakfast daily
  • Food, beverage, or spa credits to use during your stay
  • Potential room upgrades

Plus, I will always contact the properties directly on behalf of my clients. This ensures they are ready to welcome you personally, and gives you the best chance of receiving extra amenities and room upgrades 🙂

Winvian Farm | Morris, CT – Far from the crowds, in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut, lies a quiet getaway to recharge and indulge. A 113-acre escape bordering extensive woods and lakes, a place like this is difficult to describe. They are warm and gracious hosts without the extravagance or opulence.

The property offers 5-star farm-to-table cuisine, a wide selection of wines from the cellar, craft beers, and other indulgences, a luxurious but tranquil spa, and the opportunity to be as active or relaxed as you wish during your stay. Choose from 19 uniquely designed cottages.

  • Open: Now
  • $599++ per night

Chatham Bars Inn | Chatham, MA – Imagine waking up to a salty seaside breeze, a fishing fleet leaving for work at the crack of dawn, and a crimson sun rising over seals relaxing on the sandbars. Kick back, relax, and unwind on a pristine New England beach. Immerse yourself in beautiful surroundings and take in sweeping views of the Cape Cod National Seashore while enjoying the warm hospitality you deserve.

The quaint, tree-lined Main Street of Chatham is only steps away, offering clothing shops, galleries, gifts, old-fashioned candy and ice cream shops, and more. This is the story you’ll live at Chatham Bars Inn. Choose between rooms in the Main Inn or cottages spread across the sprawling oceanfront property.

  • Open: Now
  • $585++ per night

Lake Placid Lodge | Lake Placid, NY – Balanced on the edge of village and forest, this lakefront property is a Great Camp for the new century and the only hotel located directly on Lake Placid. Its wooden beams are crafted by hand, its rooms filled with art, antiques, and beds carved by local artisans, and 50 stone fireplaces laid piece-by-piece by Adirondack masons.

It is a personal retreat, as rustic and splendid as the Great Camps from the Gilded Age. Ultimately, it is where rustic lakefront elegance meets modern convenience. Oh, and if you’re a fan of HBO’s Emmy Award winning Succession, many of the scenes from Season 2, Episode 6 were filmed here! Choose from room style accommodations in the main building and cabins spread throughout the grounds.

  • Open: Now
  • $600++ per night

Ocean House | Watch Hill, RI – Immerse yourself in luxury and tranquility on the oceanfront. Ocean House is a historic Rhode Island luxury hotel that has been meticulously reconstructed to pay tribute to its storied past. It offers exceptional personal experiences for guests, members, and residents.

Offering uncompromising service, beachfront location, and world-class amenities, Ocean House pays homage to New England’s golden age of hospitality with timeless elegance and renewed civility. Choose from a variety of rooms on property and a collection of standalone cottages within close proximity.

  • Open: Now
  • $1000++ per night

Twin Farms | Barnard, VT – Steeped in romance and folklore, Twin Farms is Vermont’s only luxury, 5-star experience. The property boasts an eclectic, whimsical, and extraordinary private art collection throughout 20 uniquely designed accommodations.

Making home on 300 acres, Twin Farms is an adults-only property that customizes every detail. Indulge in top notch farm-to-table meals and fine wines. Pursue outdoor adventures. Retreat, relax, and reconnect at Vermont’s only 5-star resort. Choose from a variety of cottage and cabin style accommodations spread throughout the property.

  • Open: Now
  • $1700++ per couple, per night (all inclusive)

Again, this is not an end all be all list of Northeast luxury resorts. But, whether you’re looking for a Northeast vacation during COVID or if you’re planning ahead for a time when you will be ready to travel, this hand-picked list is a great place to start. 

Most luxury travelers don’t have the time, knowledge, or expertise to plan truly awesome vacations. I offer a personalized travel planning and concierge service to help you save time, access the best travel experiences, and travel hassle free.

I am partnered with many of these luxury properties (e.g. Virtuoso), which means VIP perks and amenities for you! To contact me directly, email To start planning your trip today, click SCHEDULE A CALL below.