For every Motel 6 or Holiday Inn that populate highway exit areas across the entire region, visitors to New England will discover an even broader landscape of lodging options boasting special characteristics that make them memorable. Here are six of our favorite unique places to stay — one from each state in the region.
Vermont — Fat Sheep Farm and Cabins, Hartland
Located on 60 acres of a working farm, Fat Sheep Farm, located about 45 minutes from both Okemo and Killington, is a unique stay that supports an independent farming family. Voted “Best Farm Stay” by Yankee Magazine in 2021, Fat Sheep Farm has received numerous such accolades over the years for providing families with a sustainable lodging experience that gives them a glimpse into the lives of everyday farmers in Vermont.
There are a handful of cabins to choose from (the bright and airy Four Corners Cabin to the Sunrise Cabin, which provides an optimal view for a summer morning), each with its own distinguishing traits. Each comes with WiFi, air conditioning, and are all pet-friendly. On the farm, guests will get to participate in the morning animal chores, take a forest or field walk, and enjoy stargazing and fireflies at night. Cabins start at around $200 per night. Check cabin availability for this summer on their web site.