The Mayflower Grace
Mayflower Inn and Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection
Washington, New England, United States of America
At a Glance
Combines wonderfully with a New York City break to end with a spot of relaxation
Impressive destination spa offering personalised wellness packages, seasonal outdoor activities and a la carte treatments
Member of the Relais & Chateaux hotel collection, providing luxurious accommodation and renowned service
Perfectly placed to explore the New England countryside and enjoy a range of outdoor activities
Expansive grounds with landscaped gardens, tennis courts, outdoor pool, putting green and meditation garden
Best time to Visit
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Autumn is Washington's most glorious season, though spring and summer are pleasant as well. These times bring in healthy-sized crowds due to favourable weather and special events. Weather usually remains warm throughout September, while cooler temperatures in October bring out the colourful foliage. Winter lasts too long for most people's tastes, stretching from December to April. During this period, visitors can expect temperatures below freezing and plenty of snow.
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Located in the idyllic town of Washington, Connecticut, and enveloped by 58 acres of landscaped gardens, The Grace Mayflower Inn and Spa is a country house hotel, perfectly placed to explore the New England countryside.
The Grace Mayflower is a picture perfect rural retreat set amongst acres of landscaped gardens and woodland in the idyllic town of Washington, Connecticut, ideally located within easy driving distance of New York City. Conducive to some serious relaxation, this is a beautiful destination spa, affording luxurious facilities in a stunning and peaceful setting, and makes for a perfect add-on to days spent pounding the pavements in the Big Apple.
A member of the renowned Relais & Châteaux association, The Grace Mayflower offers spoiling accommodations, with just 30 rooms and suites spread between four charming buildings, each with its own unique character. No comfort is overlooked, with feather-topped mattresses, plump oversized pillows, thick duvets and luxurious linens by Frette adorning the antique four poster beds. Well stocked mini-bars, oriental rugs, marble baths and gas fireplaces also feature throughout.
The standout feature is undoubtedly The Mayflower Spa, a haven of tranquility which offers a series of a la carte treatments throughout the week and a variety of restorative wellness packages to boot. The Spa House was designed to feel more like a residence than a hotel facility and it truly enhances the experience, feeling much more like a home from home. Seasonal outdoor activities can also be experienced as part of the spa program and everything can be completely personalised to ensure you leave feeling utterly relaxed.
Spread between four charming buildings - Mayflower House, Speedwell Cottage, Standish Cottage and Allerton Cottage - there are just 30 rooms and suites at The Grace Mayflower, all offering luxurious furnishings and catering to every creature comfort. The overall style remains fairly traditional, while clean white decor and fresh splashes of colour add a touch of the contemporary. Antique four poster beds are furnished with feather mattress toppers, plush duvets and oversized pillows to promote a great night's sleep. Rooms also come with gas fireplaces and well-stocked mini-bars and a superb collection of 18th and 19th century art can be found throughout. Marble bathrooms come complete with both soaking tubs and showers.
The Grace Mayflower welcomes children over the age of 12. No specific childcare facilities are available.
The Mayflower Spa forms the heart of the retreat and is what makes the Grace Mayflower a destination in itself. Choose from a variety of wellness packages and personalised programmes to make the most of your stay and enjoy spoiling treatments and seasonal activities such as kayaking, yoga, archery, fishing, snowshoeing and tennis. A range of activities and classes are also offered; enjoy pilates, fencing, barre or more and for relaxation select from the a la carte treatment menu. The Spa House offers four fully equipped exercise studios, an outdoor meditation garden, a salon, tennis courts, an outdoor pool and a putting green.
Delicious dining can be enjoyed at the two on-site restaurants, the Mayflower Dining Room or the Tap Room. The Mayflower dining room serves up beautifully presented fine dining fare and contemporary American cuisine for lunch and dinner, while the Tap Room provides a more casual environment for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Perfectly placed to make the most of the New England countryside, The Grace Mayflower is an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts and guests can enjoy a range of activities from hiking the many surrounding nature trails to casual strolls in the landscaped gardens, yoga, kayaking, archery, fishing, fencing, golf and cycling.
The concierge team also offer a range of experiences including country picnics reached by chauffeur driven Buick and Connecticut cuisine tasting workshops with the restaurant manager and sommelier.
Georgina Robertson (Staff)
The Mayflower Grace is a true retreat where there is no doubt you will come away relaxed and rejuvenated. With a contemporary twist on the New England style the property feels fresh and elegant throughout. I stayed in the Allerton Cottage which is situated next to the Spa and just a short walk across the grounds to the Main House. Being situated away from the Main House added to the exclusive feel of the property and being next to the Spa was excellent as this is a real highlight of the property. The Spa has high ceilings and plenty of natural light which really adds to the relaxation. With luxuriously comfy rooms and impeccable service this property really is a gem set amongst the Connecticut countryside.
New England for Couples
Boston, Maine, Vermont & Connecticut
from £4200 pp inc flights & transfers for 11 nights
- A classic road trip through stunning scenery - even more epic in the Fall
- Fantastic itinerary for gourmet food enthusiasts & sybarites
- If you are craving some hustle and bustle, head into New York city to explore
Location & directions
Washington, New England, United States of America
The Mayflower Grace sits amongst 58 acres of rolling gardens and woodland in the picturesque town of Washington, Connecticut. This rural retreat is perfectly placed to explore the New England countryside.
How to get there
It is an 8-hour direct flight to New York or 7-hour 50-minute direct flight to Boston Logan International Airport with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic. The Mayflower Grace is about a 2-hour 30-minutes drive from New York or Boston.
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