A quartet of fresh-faced openings in the Northeast is breathing new life into the B&B.

Lexington, Massachusetts
The Inn at Hastings Park (pictured) has 22 tastefully decorated rooms (handwoven blankets; Peter Fasano wallpaper) in three historic buildings just 25 minutes from downtown Boston. Chef Mathew Molloy uses produce from local farms in New England–centric dishes such as seared scallops with gnocchi, corn, and lobster stew. $$

Lewes, Delaware
The owners of the celebrated Dogfish Head brewery recently opened the eclectic, 16-room Dogfish Inn. It’s located a mile from Lewes Beach and about three from Cape Henlopen State Park, so beer lovers can swim, bike, and hike, then quench their thirst at the brewery itself, right up the road. $$

Nantucket, Massachusetts

Boston-based designer Rachel Reider went for an urban-meets-island sensibility at 21 Broad Hotel. The 27-room inn, located steps from the ferry landing and at the center of the restaurant and bar scene, has a cheery décor that marries mod furniture with bright colors and bold patterns. $$

Woodstock, New York
The spirit of peace, love, and rock ’n’ roll pervades the 11-room Hotel Dylan—even if the legendary music festival actually took place about 70 miles southwest of here. Husband-and-wife designers Cortney and Robert Novogratz channel the era with photos of 60’s bands, LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED pillows, and turntables and vintage vinyl in every room. $$

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