Newagen is a good small, low-key resort with stunning ocean views amid a fragrant spruce forest, and there's been a new push here to renovate everything from rooms to amenities; a spa is said to be on the way. The inn is housed in a low, white-shingled building with cruise ship-like hallways sporting pine wainscoting and a cozy lobby. The 30 guest rooms have polished wood floors, Amish-style quilts, and country-themed decor. Downstairs, adults can relax in a pub or shoot some pool while kids try out two candlepin lanes. (This may be the only inn in New England that has its own bowling alley.) Five outlying cottages offer additional privacy and one to three bedrooms each.
- Brian Kevin