As if torn from the pages of some happily-ever-after novella, The Wentworth is an elegant and historic inn in New Hampshire, and has all the trappings of a perfect romantic getaway. First and foremost, its location in Jackson, in the heart of the White Mountains, offers privacy and seclusion. The selection of luxurious accommodations include rooms and suites with hardwood floors or plush carpeting, sleigh or four-poster beds, fireplaces, whirlpool bathtubs designed for two, and private outdoor hot tubs. The inn's dining room can only be described as one of the region's most elegant with a menu to match. Dress for dinner and make your way to a table for two where a succulent meal of fresh regional fare is paired with a thoughtful and impressive wine list.
While the New England countryside immediately conjures up images of ski togs and hot toddies - and rightfully so - the summer months are also filled with an abundance of outdoor activities. Meadows once covered in snow are filled with blankets of wildflowers inviting passersby to enjoy an impromptu hike or delightful picnic lunch. You may want to consider fishing, biking, golfing or canoeing along a mountain stream. Take a scenic drive through covered bridges, stopping at quaint villages to peer inside antique shops. Serious shoppers will want to take advantage of the tax-free designer outlets nearby. Summer nights may even be better than their daylight counterparts with crisp mountain air that is invigorating and a sky filled with stars.