8 Of The Prettiest New England Inns That Inspired Gilmore Girls

By Natalia Kvitek,

In the spirit of the premiere of Gilmore Girls on Netflix and the perfect fall foliage landscape in New England, we’ve amassed the prettiest, most idyllic New England Inns where you might just run into Lorelai and Rory Gilmore when you’re checking in.

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The Mayflower Grace

Washington, CT

The Mayflower Inn New England

The elegantly appointed Mayflower parlor. Photo courtesy of The Mayflower Inn 

The Mayflower Grace has set the standard for the inns of New England. The Inn inspired Gilmore Girl’s creator Amy Sherman-Palladino to write the series and make Lorelei an Inn owner. This 30 room property is meticulously landscaped and decorated with rare antiques and a careful attention to details like Frette linens and Limoges china that would rival the collection of matriarch Emily Gilmore. Walk the surrounding 58 acres of woodland property or go antiquing in America’s Antiquing Capital of Litchfield Hills before cozying down with a glass of wine and a cashmere throw.

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Mayflower Inn New England

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The Pitcher Inn

Warren, VT

Inns in Vermont

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The Pitcher Inn has a room for everyone. Opened in the late 1800s, this inn has been tastefully redecorated into individually themed rooms—yet there is nothing cheesy or unclassy about the Mountain Room with its black slate steam shower, or the stable room, located in the inn’s original livery stables. Little pieces like chessboard painted on an old chest serving as a coffee table or the beautiful collection of vintage books that would make Rory gasp with delight make your stay here also a gasp of delight.

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Pitcher Inn Vermont

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Glynn House Inn

Ashland, NH

Glynn House Inn new Hampshire

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Genuine hospitality exists in the 12-room romantic Glynn House Inn. The inn, circa 1895, is located in the stunning White Mountains and Lake region of New Hampshire. Have your gourmet, multi-course breakfast (rivaling that of Sookie in the Dragonfly Inn) in their Victorian dining room. You won’t get bored in this sleepy, friendly town by staying busy with activities like antiquing, boating, fishing, hiking, skiing or sleigh rides in the winter.

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New Hampshire Inns

Thorncroft Inn

Vineyard Haven, MA

Thorncroft Inn Martha's Vineyard

With so many choices for lodging on Martha’s Vineyard, you know you’ve made the right one when you wake up to a full country breakfast in bed. The charming Thorncroft Inn with its canopied beds is a stone’s throw from the Atlantic Ocean and each room has its own whirlpool tub and a welcome fireplace for the blustering nor’easter nights.

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Thorncroft Inn New England

Honeysuckle Hill Inn

West Barnstable, MA

Honeysuckle Hill Inn MA

This historic National Register Inn dates back to 1810 and sits at the edge of a tiny village in a lush, stereotypical Cape Cod landscape. Relax in the screened-in porch with a book from their extensive library. Wake up to delicious coffee and breakfast before hitting up the whale watching boats. Your stay at the Honeysuckle Hill Inn will be nothing short of idyllic!

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Cape Cod Inn

The High Pointe Inn

West Barnstable, MA

Cape Cod Inns

The High Pointe Inn on Cape Cod overlooks 8 miles of the Sandy Neck Beach and is listed as one of the most romantic inns in America. These lavish accommodations are complete with manicured grounds and huge sun decks. You’ll devour their made-from-scratch breakfasts with local ingredients. Don’t forget to join everyone for after dinner drinks!

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Romantic Inns Cape Cod

The Lion and the Rose Bed and Breakfast

Whitefield, NH

Come and be pampered at The Lion and the Rose Bed and Breakfast in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Not only will you enjoy the freshest air you’ve ever breathed, but you’ll indulge in delicious food and wine including a spectacular candlelit breakfast. You’ll have ample opportunity to chat with innkeepers Roger and Chris Croteau whose personal touches will make for a truly fabulous experience at this B&B.

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The Griswold Inn

Essex, CT

Historic Inns Connecticut

The Griswold Inn, known as Gris’ to the locals, was founded by three brothers in 1776 and is the oldest continuously run tavern in America. It has figured prominently into the history of our great land and has been featured in shows like Dark Shadows and Mad Men and although the Gilmore clan never visited, they sure missed out. Be sure to try the historic dinning menu to fully enjoy your stay at such a monumental American location.

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Griswold Inn

Photo by Joe Mabel CCBY