updated 10/14/2009 11:43:46 AM ET 2009-10-14T15:43:46

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Portland, Maine: Weekend Marriott stays from $119/night
Just 1.5 hours by car from Boston, the vibrant old port city of Portland, Maine engages visitors with an enticing mix of historic shipyard buildings, a thriving arts district, and sophisticated seafood restaurants.

At the newly renovated Portland Marriott, situated just steps from the city’s bustling historic waterfront, Top 25 subscribers can take advantage of exclusive discounts. Reserve a weekend stay from October 1 through November 30 and save about $80 off rack rates. Discounted guestrooms start at just $119/night — book on their Web site to save with the special promotional code LJY.

Camden, Maine: Historic Samoset Resort from $119/night
Located at the center of Maine’s Mid-Coastal region, the quiet seaside community of Camden boasts a strikingly picturesque harbor, just 90 minutes north of Portland by car. At the historic, century-old Samoset Resort, you’ll find exquisitely furnished New England-style guestrooms with private terraces or balconies overlooking Penobscot Bay.

Golfers can practice their swings at the resort’s legendary oceanfront course, designed by Robert Elder in 1902. Other facilities include an onsite health club, hot tub, and pool, and several award-winning restaurants serving classic New England fare. Throughout the fall season, Top 25 subscribers are eligible for a seasonal discount — save $110 off rack rates from now through Columbus Day, or $40 off after the holiday. Book online and enter the special promotional code STRAVEL for rates as low as $119/night.

Bar Harbor, Maine: The Harborside Hotel from $119/night
Adjacent to the stunning sea cliffs and mountains of the 41,000-acre Acadia National Park, the tiny port community of Bar Harbor is a world-class destination for both sailing and whale watching from April through October.

At the Harborside Hotel, guests can unwind at the hotel’s state-of-the-art spa and oceanfront Jacuzzi or head out to sea on whale-watching excursions departing daily from the Harborside Pier. This fall, Top 25 subscribers can enjoy a special weekday discount of up to $120 off rates for elegantly furnished guestrooms overlooking Frenchman’s Bay. Enter promotional code STRAVEL online to enjoy rates as low as $119 (valid Sundays through Thursdays).

Manchester, Vermont: Lavish Reluctant Panther Inn from $179/night
Nestled at the base of Mount Equinox, the quaint town of Manchester offers fabulous outlet shopping, challenging golf courses, and an abundance of nearby nature trails in Vermont’s picturesque Green Mountains. At the intimate Reluctant Panther Inn, guests can choose from 20 sumptuous suites furnished with luxurious linens, hydrotherapy spa tubs, and cozy fireplaces.

Book now to save a bundle, with phenomenal fall savings (of as much as $599) exclusively available to Top 25 subscribers. From October 1 through December 20, guests who stay two nights at this charming boutique hotel will receive a third night’s stay absolutely free. Rates start at $179/night, including daily gourmet breakfast for two. Call 1-800-822-2331 and mention "Sherman's Third Night Free.”

Stowe, Vermont: Trapp Family Lodge from $195/night
The picturesque town of Stowe, Vermont is a great choice for anyone traveling with kids this fall. Visitors can ride the gondola at the Stowe Mountain Resort for spectacular views of the surrounding foliage, visit crafts fairs like the annual Fall Foliage Arts Festival (October 9–11), or head to nearby Ben & Jerry’s in Waterbury for a fun-filled factory tour.

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Leaf peepers can find great value at the family-friendly Trapp Family Lodge, thanks to the resort’s special savings for ShermansTravel.com readers. From October 1 through November 30, guests can stay in a deluxe room on the property for $195/night — that’s $100 less than the original rate of $295/night. Resort amenities include a fitness center, heated indoor pool, sauna, and rock-climbing wall. To make reservations at the Trapp Family Lodge, call 1-800-826-7000 and be sure to mention "ShermansTravel Exclusive Rate.”

New Castle, New Hampshire: Wentworth by the Sea from $199/night
Situated on New Hampshire’s stunning seacoast, the tiny island port community of New Castle has a breathtakingly beautiful marina, fine oceanfront restaurants, and one of the country’s oldest historic forts. At the south end of the island, the century-old Wentworth By the Sea resort offers 161 beautifully restored ocean-view guestrooms and suites, a full-service spa and harbor-view dining room, and a challenging Scottish links style golf course.

Book a fall stay at this posh New England hotel and you’ll save up to $100 off midweek rates from Sunday through Thursday night. This exclusive discount for Top 25 subscribers is available for stays from October 1 through November 25. Be sure to book online with special promotional code LJY for nightly rates as low as $199.

Niantic, Connecticut: Two-night package from $450
A visit to coastal Connecticut this fall will reward visitors with cooler, pleasant temperatures ideal for exploring the area’s many lighthouses, gorgeous boardwalks, and world-class museums. Just a stone’s throw away from the historic Mystic Seaport, the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina in Niantic welcomes Top 25 subscribers with an exclusive fall promotion.

The Holding onto Summer package features a two-night stay at the waterfront inn with daily breakfast, and two classic New England lobster dinners at the award-winning Flanders Fish Market and Restaurant. Plus, guests will also receive two complimentary tickets to either the Mystic Aquarium or the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and use the inn’s kayaks free of charge. This offer is valid from October 1 through November 30 (except holidays) and is priced as low as $450. To make reservations, call 1-860-739-0331 and mention ShermansTravel.

The dollars
Based on double occupancy. Taxes and fees are additional.

The catch
Fall is New England’s most popular tourist season. Book soon for best availability.

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