The Bethel Inn & Country Club
One of the most reasonably priced golf getaways in the country.
Given that guests enjoy unlimited play on an 18-hole championship course during their stay, including on the days of their arrival and departure, it's no wonder this place is popular with the tee set. The course is particularly gorgeous in the fall, when the leaves are changing color. Numerous golf events, activities and special packages offered throughout the season add to the allure. This resort isn't all about fairways, though. Its 200 acres house tennis courts, a heated outdoor pool, walking trails and The Lake House, for swimming, sailing and canoeing. Accommodations are in four colonial buildings surrounding the turn-of-the-19th-century Main Inn and in one- to three-bedroom townhouses with fireplaces, sundecks and full kitchens. Décor is countrified all the way around. The Main Dining Room specializes in traditional New England cuisine, while the Millbrook Tavern and Grille serves casual fare. Meetings and events can be enhanced with extras such as Outward Bound outdoor challenge activities. Other great packages focus on fall foliage, family and skiing.