Bride’s, December 2001/January 2002
A Florentine palazzo? Not quite. A chateau in the Loire Valley? ‘Fraid not. This jewel of a hotel dishes up Continental romance minus the jet lag…. Wheatleigh was built as a wedding present at the turn of the last century. One hundred and eight years later, it has emerged…wearing the unfussy chic of a Helmut Lang T-shirt…. The restaurant has been called the best in New England, and after sampling the herb-crusted rack of lamb, we’re not inclined to argue…. But stylish as it is, this miniresort (only 19 accommodations) knows how to relax. Honeymooners who spring for the Aviary Suite find a snazzy sitting room that opens onto a terrace, while up the spiral staircase, a king-sized bed sits literally in the trees. Plumbing fetishists covet the tri-chamber bath, full of old-world fixtures that perform with all-American zeal.