Most luxurious getaway: Winvian Farm, CT
As you pass through the white gates of Winvian, revel in the feeling that you've done something right in your life. The resort sprawls over 113 acres, where 18 designer cottages range from a 35 foot-tall treehouse, to a “secret society” temple, to a multi-level stable.
Activities include cooking classes with Chef Chris Eddy (former sous chef to Alain Ducasse and Daniel Boulud), spa treatments, complimentary mountain bikes, swimming in a 40-foot pool, and seasonal feasts at The Restaurant. All of the cottages are completely unique, but equally outlandish -- you can even sleep inside a fully restored 890-square-foot 1968 Sikorsky Sea King Pelican helicopter once used by the Coast Guard.
The hotel can also arrange off-site diversions like horseback riding, hot-air ballooning, clay shooting, and river tubing, and the 4,000-acre private White Memorial Nature Preserve is an eight-minute drive up the road for those looking to do a relaxed hike.