When School’s in, Go Back to Summer with September Travel Deals.

August 15, 2015 in Hotels by cipcipTrip

While others are school shopping, sweating at pre-season sports practices, or moving back to campus, savvy travelers should hit the beaches, mountains, and restaurants of New England. “Late August and September are some of the most pleasant times to travel in the northeast,” said Beth Steucek of the New England Inns & Resorts Association. “There are fewer people, beautiful weather, mouthwatering seasonal menus, and warm water. It’s a fantastic time to explore the region.”

Many of the association’s 275 members (inns, resorts and hotels spread across New England) are offering Back to Summer packages and deals for this often overlooked season; most are available between August 24 and September 30, 2015. Some packages are highlighted here and all can be found at http://www.newenglandinnsandresorts.com/back-to-summer/.

Special Offers that Stretch Summer Adventures

Near Portland, Maine, Inn by the Sea is an ideal place to enjoy coastal New England’s favorite delicacy: lobster. Book the two-night Twin Lobster package and spend time hauling traps aboard a lobster boat, then enjoy the Chef’s Lobster Bake, ocean views, and gourmet breakfasts back at the inn. Call (207) 799-3134 to book.

Camden, Maine’s Hawthorn Inn invites back to summer escapes to this elegant Victorian inn, with luxurious touches like Jacuzzi tubs. The September Camden Harbor Special includes a sail on a historic schooner and a kayak tour on Penobscot Bay with a two-night stay. Call (866) 381-3647 to book.

Take to the skies at Silver Maple Lodge & Cottages in Fairlee, Vermont — this fall, they will offer a Ballooning package that includes a champagne balloon flight over Lake Morey or the Connecticut River, breakfast, and lodging for two people. Call (802) 333-4326 to book.

September Travel Packages for Relaxation

Mirbeau Inn & Spa at the Pinehills in Plymouth, Mass., is a newly constructed property that feels like a slice of the French countryside—the grounds are modeled after Monet’s gardens. The From Summer to September package includes a two-night stay, an End of Summer spa treatment and massage for each guest, and breakfast. Call (877) 647-2328 to book.

Bee and Thistle Inn in Old Lyme, Conn., is an elegant and stately inn made for romantic weekends (no children allowed). Their “Bee” Well & Rejuvenate package includes a two-night stay, champagne and chocolates on arrival, a couple’s massage, two passes to the local art museum, and dinner for two. Call (855) 434-1667 to book.

Value Travel Deals this Fall

Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa in Stowe, Vt., invites travelers for Vermont’s “secret season” and fall foliage season with 30% off accommodations for two-night stays or more from September 1 to October 24, 2015. The Stowe Glow offer also includes breakfast daily, all resort amenities, and discounts for dining at Charlie B’s Pub, the Spa at Stoweflake, and Stowe Mountain Resort attractions. Call (800) 253-2232 to book.

Maine coastal getaways at Sebasco Harbor Resort are more than a day dream—the resort is offering up to 30% off suites for midweek stays between August 30 and September 29, plus a free fourth night. Greens fees and breakfast for two people are included. Call (877) 389-1161 to book.

In a dramatic setting in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, the Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa is offering 40% off select accommodations plus a $30 resort credit per stay during the month of September. Call (888) 516-9279 to book.

To see all Back to Summer travel deals available, visit http://www.newenglandinnsandresorts.com/back-to-summer/.