Whether you’re about to have your first baby or your fourth, there’s something special about taking some time away before the little one arrives. And while there are plenty of resorts to visit, if you’re looking for local babymoon ideas, we’ve got some great options—especially if you want to head somewhere within driving distance.
These New England and New York resorts are truly luxurious, offering special babymoon packages or options geared towards helping parents-to-be slow down before life with a newborn kicks things up a notch. Plus, if you are hoping to head further afield, we’ve got a great bonus pick, too. Read on for more:
Stay within driving distance at…
White Barn Inn, Kennebunk, Maine
If you’re dreaming of crisp outdoor air and a luxurious setting, consider this stunning Auberge property in Kennebunk, Maine, about a 5-hour drive from Greenwich. Stay in one of the Inn’s 22 well-appointed, recently renovated rooms and suites, or truly savor your down time in one of their five, stand-alone, waterfront cottages, all of which include fireplaces and the majority of which feature perfect-for-relaxing furnished patios. Up your relaxation game even further with a visit to the spa, where there are multiple treatments geared specifically towards expectant moms, including a prenatal massage, custom facial, and 90-minute scrub and soak treatment. While on property, don’t miss dinner at the rustic White Barn Inn Restaurant—a mainstay for 50 years!—and when you’re ready to explore, you can walk the grounds or head on an excursion, like a chef-led dining tour or a day of antiquing.
Mayflower Inn & Spa, Washington, CT
This iconic Litchfield County resort recently partnered with maternity brand HATCH—and the result will leave expectant parents feeling spoiled in the best possible way. Opt for the Babymoon Escape with HATCH package, where you’ll start your day with breakfast for two. Then, you can head to The WELL at Mayflower Inn, the resort’s incredible on-site spa, where you can hang by the indoor pool, try one of the classes, like meditation, and, of course, indulge in a complimentary prenatal massage, which is part of the Babymoon package. Dining and drinking-wise, the package also includes an order from Cravings, the room service menu (post-afternoon nap, perhaps?) and two Seedlip Garden mocktails. Plus, you’ll also get a slew of goodies, including HATCH’s Mama Must-Haves Kit, the Bearaby Cuddler Pillow, a wicker rattle and scalloped bib—plus you’ll get 20 percent off all HATCH favorites. Along with all of that, you can also spend time enjoying Mayflower’s beautiful grounds, walking trails, and locally-focused dining options.
The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad, New York, NY
Prefer city to country? Then head to NYC for a stay at this recently opened Ritz Carlton property, which debuted in 2022—and is offering a Babymoon Getaway package through the end of the year. The package includes a stay in one of their one-bedroom suites and features all sorts of fun perks for parents-to-be, like in-room breakfast for two, a bottle of wine (alcohol-free, of course) when you arrive, and various take-home amenities, like a Knesko skin care discovery set and a Leo the Lion stuffed animal. During your stay, you can enjoy a complimentary 90-minute Naturally Nurtured prenatal massage at the property’s 6,800-square-foot spa along with a pre- or post-dinner visit to Nubeluz, the hotel’s José Andrés-helmed rooftop bar where you’ll be treated to mocktails, bites, and truly jaw-dropping views of the city. Outside the package, enjoy a meal at one of the on-site restaurants, including The Bazaar By José Andrés or head out to explore the rest of the city.
Hop on a plane to…
Koʻa Kea Resort on Poʻipu Beach, Kauai, Hawaii
While we love a local getaway, if you’re looking for something further away, consider this Hawaiian resort, which is situated right on the gorgeous Poʻipu Beach and offers both rooms and suites that provide stunning views of the water. Along with relaxing on the beach or by the pool, moms-to-be can enjoy everything from morning yoga classes to the 60-minute Hapai prenatal massage. And if you prefer a babymoon after the baby arrives, consider their Maternal Health-Moon package, where they can create a package with everything from daily sushi to oceanfront massages.