From a Hamptons beach hotel to an Alaskan mountain lodge, these American inns are the summer's top new travel destinations.

July 31, 2012

Two of the most patrician cities in the Northeast—Kennebunkport, Maine, and Newport, Rhode Island—have travel buzz. People are talking about Earth, star Boston chef Ken Oringer's new garden-inspired restaurant at Kennebunkport's Hidden Pond; at sister property The Tides Beach Club, Jonathan Adler recently redesigned the rooms, plus there's a new raw bar. Meanwhile, Kennebunkport chef Jonathan Cartwright of the White Barn Inn has a new restaurant in Newport's Vanderbilt Grace Hotel.

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Reform Club; Amagansett, NY

The Reform Club in the Hamptons town of Amagansett, NY, is a 10-room inn. There's no restaurant, but guests can use the kitchen or hire a personal chef.

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