The Woodstock Inn and Resort The Woodstock Inn is one of the most outstanding properties in Woodstock, with beautiful, manicured grounds, quintessential Vermont architecture, a gorgeous LEED-certified spa, wonderful fitness and wellness amenities, solid dining options, and a great location in a quiet pocket in the heart of the village. Rooms are spacious and have an understated decor in earth tones, with lots of wood and green accents, plus upscale amenities and free Wi-Fi. But not all have fireplaces, and some bathrooms are unimpressive for the price. Clay Brook at Sugarbush The Clay Brook is an upscale slopeside property just outside Sugarbush Village in Vermont. It has 61 large units that range from studios to five-bedroom suites, all featuring full kitchens with modern appliances and washer/dryers, fireplaces, balconies, plush beds and elegant rustic decor with wood and leather accents. Rooms are a little small, but living areas are spacious and well-equipped, and all master bedrooms have four-poster beds and jetted shower/tub combos. Property highlights include an outdoor heated pool with mountain views, a fitness center with modern cardio machines, a fine dining restaurant and grocery delivery service. The Ocean House The Ocean House is a luxury resort, with the rates to match, located on a private white-sand beach in the sleepy coastal town of Watch Hill, R.I. The hotel offers a slew of amenities, including a full-service spa, large fitness center, indoor pool (that opens to the outdoors) and plenty of dining options, so there’s really no reason for guests to leave the hotel grounds — which is good, because there’s not a lot in Watch Hill, aside from the cute little boutiques and shops on the main street. Amee Farm With its warm, urban-chic vibe, Amee Farm in Pittsfield, Vt., isn’t a typical B&B. Rooms look straight out of an interior design magazine, with a near-perfect combination of rustic, warm, quaint and stylish touches. Wide-planked hardwood floors, comfortable beds with white, soft linens, and interesting antiques are found in all the rooms. Bathrooms have granite showers with rain showerheads and updated fixtures (though not all rooms have private bathrooms). There are no TVs in rooms — only in the common area — but Wi-Fi is free and available throughout. One perk here is an inviting wrap-around porch with Adirondack chairs for admiring the scenery. Be prepared to hunker down and eat on-site, as Pittsfield has little more than a general store to offer. Hyatt Regency Newport The high cost of this Hyatt is probably due to its location — nestled on Goat Island in Newport, R.I., with gorgeous views of the water and just a 10-minute walk across the bridge to downtown. The rooms, while not huge, are comfortable and contemporary, and some have fantastic views. The list of amenities includes multiple dining options, but the extra resort fee and parking costs irritate some guests. Eagle Mountain House & Golf Club Built in 1879, the 96-room Eagle Mountain House & Golf Club is a mid-range historic property a short drive from New Hampshire’s Jackson, Story Land and North Conway. Flower-printed fabrics, tufted chairs and plaid accents lend a strong traditional character to the rooms, and though the look is dated many find it cozy. The property has a few solid amenities, including a golf course and an outdoor pool. Overall, it’s a great value. The pricier Stonehurst Manor doesn’t have as many on-site amenities, but the atmosphere is similar and room rates include breakfast and dinner. The Inn at Ormsby Hill The Inn at Ormsby Hill in Vermont is a quintessential historic B&B. Guests come to know the innkeepers — who make a delicious free breakfast — by name over the course of a peaceful stay. Each of the 10 rooms is individually decorated, but they all share a theme of classic New England decor with lots of patterns and warm colors. There are no extra amenities, like a fitness center or spa, that might be the norm at a larger hotel. Modern extras like flat-screen TVs and iPod docks keep the inn from feeling dated, and some rooms have lovely extras such as fireplaces, private decks and steam-sauna rooms. Even though it is located on a relatively busy street, the property is large enough for short walks or watching the sunrise over the mountains. Mountain Club on Loon Mountain Club on Loon is a mid-range, somewhat dated resort located in New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest. It’s a nice getaway for travelers looking for scenic views and outdoor adventure any time of the year, but it’s especially popular with families during the ski season. While the decor in some of the 117 units can be drab, the property’s location on the mountain and the amenities are hard to beat for the area. There are ski trails right in the hotel’s backyard, and the room rate includes use of the hotel’s sauna, steam room and whirlpool. Spa treatments are also available for an extra fee. The hotel offers rooms and suites, which are individually owned in the style of timeshares. The Chanler at Cliff Walk Mention to anyone in Newport, R.I., that you’re staying at The Chanler at Cliff Walk, and you’ll likely be met with wide eyes and a serious nod of approval. The reaction is warranted. The Chanler, an upscale boutique with incredible ocean views, is nothing short of spectacular. Everything — from the hotel’s mansion-like appearance, to its richly decorated rooms, to its acclaimed fine dining restaurant — is superb. However, room rates are expensive, even in the off-season, and there is no pool, spa or fitness center. Most rooms at The Chanler can only accommodate two people, and there is no elevator, making it difficult for guests traveling with small children or those with mobility issues. Travelers looking for more space can find it at Castle Hill Inn, which offers a similar level of luxury, often for comparable prices. Village of Loon Mountain The 88-room Village of Loon Mountain is an average mid-range New Hampshire mountain resort catering to families and groups on a budget. Located right across the road from Loon Mountain Ski Resort, the property is a convenient pick in the winter, but with indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center, a game room and sports facilities, there is plenty to do on-site year-round. Spacious condos have up to three rooms, full kitchens and living rooms with gas fireplaces, but most could use an update, and a few lack air conditioning. The Mountain Club on Loon across the road has similar amenities but rates are generally higher. The Round Barn Farm The inn at the Round Barn Farm in Vermont has a serene location with more than 245 acres of rolling green hills in every direction. It has a decidedly romantic ambiance, with rooms that have Jacuzzi tubs and/or working fireplaces. Unfortunately, bathrooms are small throughout, and many rooms have showers only. Having a small indoor pool and fitness center (though technically it’s only a few cardio machines) is a true B&B rarity in these parts, but the real draws here are the peaceful ambiance, romantic and cozy experience, incredible views and fresh air. Trapp Family Lodge This 96-room lodge in Stowe, Vt., has become a destination unto itself, not just for its excellent amenities and impressive views, but for its rich history. The charming property is still run by the famous Trapp family, whose story was told in the movie “The Sound of Music,” and original memorabilia from past generations is displayed everywhere. Rooms, though large, bright and comfortable, have fairly bland cottage-style decor. But there’s a lot to do on-site — the hotel has three restaurants, a brewery and bakery, a fitness center and three pools (including an adults-only option).