American Seaside Escapes
From Washington to Waikiki, the new wave of beach hotels is also putting an emphasis on amazing food. —Additional reporting by Alessandra Bulow
This gorgeous resort is made up of 16 colorfully clapboarded two-bedroom cottages on 60 acres of balsam and birchtrees. For people who like to cook, what makes Hidden Pond especially exciting is the 800-square-foot organic garden. Guests have unlimited access to it and can pick whatever they want for free-strolling through the bentwood trellis at the entrance, grabbing a pair of shears and a reed basket from the rustic farm shed and cutting anything they desire, including flowers. For guests who don't feel like cooking there's Earth, star Boston chef Ken Oringer's new garden-inspired restaurant.