04/16/2013 05:44 pm ET | Updated Jun 16, 2013

My Five Favorite New England Inns

With the arrival of spring, my thoughts invariably turn to the dune-fringed coastline, wooded hills and idyllic villages of New England. As a British friend once remarked, "In July and August, I can't imagine why Americans would want to go anywhere else in the world."

For more summer travel recommendations, feel free to download a complimentary issue of the Hideaway Report. As always, I travel incognito and at my own expense in search of truly enchanting experiences.