"I have spent my life on sailing boats - or just next to them. I have been tacking the length of New England since I was four years old. This is more than just a passion, it's an entire lifetime dedicated to regattas. In May 2015, as the Executive Director of Sail Newport Inc., I was fortunate enough to host the prestigious Ocean Race in Newport. This was recognition for a harbour that is entirely focused on the world of sailing - Newport has long arranged the regattas for the America's Cup. I am also inviting you, through this Route du Bonheur, to discover an exceptional coastline with me, between Greenwich and Nantucket Island going through the Fishers Islands, one of the best kept secrets in the United States…"
Property reopened on 09/07/2020 (dd/mm/yy)
Restaurant and hotel in town. Thomas Henkelmann is the most French of German Chefs. Born in the Black Forest, this devotee of French gastronomy learned his trade in Alsace before moving his pots and pans to this beautiful 18th century Italianate manor house near the Connecticut coast. Inspired by his travels, Chef Henkelmann likes to break down boundaries and create surprising combinations, like his champagne sauerkraut accompanied by a seafood mousseline. Each of his recipes makes a subtle reference to his origins. Thomas’s partner Theresa, an interior designer, has created a décor worthy of his cooking, ensuring the hotel’s recognition as one of Greenwich’s most tasteful addresses. ... Learn moreless
Property reopened on 15/05/2020 (dd/mm/yy)
Hotel and restaurant on the seafront. First built in 1875 as a summer residence for a noted Harvard University marine biologist, this magnificent inn on an exclusive sixteen hectare peninsula bordering the ocean is a romantic haven. Whether you are in a cottage on Castle Hill’s private beach, relaxing on the terrace or sitting at a table in the restaurant, you will be guaranteed panoramic views of the Atlantic and its many maritime activities including sailing, fishing and regattas. The menu features local and regional dishes, with a focus on organic ingredients paired with exceptional wines. Castle Hill is the perfect base from which to explore the beauty of Newport with its Gilded Age mansions, sandy beaches and rich history. ... Learn moreless
Located at the foot of Newport Hill, the historic Bowen Wharf is one of the unmissable meeting points for the people of Newport. Sheltered from the old warehouses that bear witness to the major trade exchanges of the olden days, this wharf serves as both a place for walking and meeting. Art galleries,...Read More less
This 5.6 km trail runs along the eastern side of the peninsula: from one side, it offers stunning views of the ocean; from the other, it makes it possible to discover the outstanding mansions located on Bellevue Avenue (Rosecliff, Marble House, Elms, Château-sur-Mer, etc.). Literature fans will recognise...Read More less
Property reopened on 08/06/2020 (dd/mm/yy)
Hotel and restaurant in a village. At the heart of Martha’s Vineyard, the former haunt of whale hunters, you’ll find a captain’s house in the traditional British style. Built in 1864, The Charlotte Inn transports you to another time, and you can’t help but be swept away by its romantic atmosphere. The staff is courteous and alert to every detail. There is a new kind of luxury here: no computers or cell phones are allowed except in guest rooms. The suites have been exquisitely decorated with antique lamps and silk or linen fabrics. Between glasses of iced tea on the flower-filled patio, discover the beautiful island and explore its famous lighthouses and beaches, ideal for water sports and sailing. ... Learn moreless
Particularly impressive in the late afternoon, at sunset, the cliffs of this classified site rise almost 50 metres above the waves. The orangey shades of red dominate a beautiful sandy beach. You will feel like you're in a painting…
Property reopened on 16/06/2020 (dd/mm/yy)
Hotel and restaurant on the seafront. The Wauwinet is a quaint, elegant retreat built in 1860 on the northeastern shore of Nantucket, at the edge of the Great Point Wildlife Sanctuary. It boasts a beautiful private bay and ocean beaches, so guests can choose between the lively Atlantic surf or the calm warmer waters bayside. Spend time just relaxing, whale spotting, going on lobstering excursions or taking surfcasting or cooking lessons. Drive the scenic back roads to Great Point, or tour nearby Siasconset in the hotel’s prized 1948 Woody (a vintage Chevy Fleetmaster station wagon). The Wauwinet’s restaurant, Topper’s, with its expansive bay views, is accessible by land or by sea aboard the Wauwinet Lady. ... Learn moreless
The island of Nantucket is certainly the most beautiful of the New England Islands. With its rich past, it was once home to the largest whaling port in the country. Time seems to have stopped when you stand and look at the old houses of the captains. A visit to the Whale Museum (13 Broad st, nha.org)...Read More less
Property reopened on 18/06/2020 (dd/mm/yy)
Hotel and restaurant in town. “I saw that this was a place of wonders,” wrote the naturalist poet Henry David Thoreau about Cape Cod. With its dunes and meadows, its marshes populated by white cedar trees and its offshore whale colonies, this peninsula is an inexhaustible resource for not only nature lovers but also city dwellers in search of tranquillity. On the southeastern tip, picturesque Chatham Inn is the perfect bucolic getaway. A stone’s throw from superb Lighthouse Beach, its eighteen modern rooms and suites are cocoons of romance and comfort, with many boasting their own fireplaces. In the restaurant, decorated with works by local artists, chef Brandon DiFiglio draws inspiration from the day’s fresh catch and the Cape’s rich culinary traditions. ... Learn moreless
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To give you inspiration, Relais & Châteaux presents the Routes du Bonheur: Suggestions for travel itineraries that you can fully personalise according to your wishes and the experiences you would like to discover. Our consultants are available to help customise your route and assist you in making reservations at our properties. It is up to you to reserve any recommended activities on-site or nearby that might interest you.