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Yellow crocus popping up through the snow in Mud Season.

5 Picturesque New England Hotels Perfect For 'Mud Season'

Not quite winter and not quite spring...this period of time is considered "Mud Season" in New England. Rainy days and thawing snow create pretty muddy conditions, but late March to early May (prime-time Mud Season) is actually a great time to plan an off-peak vacation.

Rates can sometimes be less than during ski season or the summer and hotels typically have fewer crowds. You can't beat that!
Here are our top 5 picks for where to stay for your perfect transition-season getaway...
Photo Courtesy of Miraval Berkshires and Photographer James Baigrie

1. Miraval Berkshires Resort and Spa (Lenox, Massachusetts)

Unwind in luxury at this all-inclusive, digital device-free resort surrounded by a peaceful countryside setting in the heart of the Berkshire Mountains. Spend the day relaxing in the Life in Balance Spa where you can indulge in treatments that will renew your spirit and wellbeing. Continue your wellness journey back at your room where a Tibetan singing bowl, meditation cushion, and guided meditation channels await.

2. The Lodge at Spruce Peak (Stowe, Vermont) 

Relax in the tranquil Healing Lodge or Spa Sanctuary Lounge while taking in stunning views of the Green Mountains. Pamper yourself with the signature Stowe Cider Uber Scrub where you’ll be treated to an apple pulp derived scrub followed by a therapeutic massage. A cold Stowe Cider is served to top off your experience!

3. The White Barn Inn (Kennebunk, Maine) 

Enjoy one of the many exquisite spa treatments and dine in a beautiful barn setting at this romantic inn located in picturesque costal Maine. Shift gears from winter to spring with The Milk and Honey Ritual. Relish in a local honey and salt exfoliation followed by a soak in a milk bath-filled infinity tub, then feel your worries melt away during a relaxing hot-stone massage. 

4. Ocean House (Watch Hill, Rhode Island) 

The oceanfront location of this historic hotel make it a special place to visit even if the weather isn't ideal. Luxuriate in a massage treatment with warm beach stones at the Ocean and Harvest Spa overlooking the Atlantic. Enhance your culinary skills and wine knowledge in a private workshop at the Center for Wine & Culinary Arts

5. The Wentworth Inn (Jackson, New Hampshire)

This charming hotel is surrounded by the splendid natural beauty of the White Mountains and its history recalls the era of the Grand Hotel tradition in New England. Delight in chocolate covered strawberries and champagne after a soothing massage at this nostalgic and cozy inn. Stroll the quaint Jackson Village then return for a sumptuous meal in the hotel’s elegant dining room.
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