BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM NAMES TOP LEAF-PEEPING INNS TO VIEW FALL FOLIAGE
AUSTIN, TX (September 12, 2011) – Traveling down rural roads to marvel at the fall foliage colors is a time-honored tradition across the world, and what better way to get up close and personal to the spectacular colors of autumn than by staying in a bed and breakfast nestled among the trees. The editors at BedandBreakfast.com™ have selected their Top 10 U.S. and Top 5 European B&Bs for leaf-peeping and enjoying autumn’s burst of amber, orange and gold.
In addition, BedandBreakfast.com features a Fall Foliage special packages page with offers and discounts from member inns for enjoying autumn’s vibrant colors. Many offer discounts for mid-week and Sunday night stays, perfect for getting away from the crowds.
“Staying in a B&B is attractive to travelers looking to enjoy the fall colors because many inns are surrounded by trees, located in beautiful valleys or perched on mountain tops, providing great views,” says Martin Slagter, vice president of HomeAway, Inc., which owns BedandBreakfast.com. “Leaf peeping is an affordable weekend getaway when staying at a B&B offering a free breakfast and other amenities, usually at no extra charge, like refreshments, Internet, onsite parking, afternoon teas, wine and cheese hours, and more.”
Several leaf-peeping favorites are part of BedandBreakfast.com’s Diamond Collection™, an exclusive group of professionally inspected and guest-reviewed luxury inns that offer private bathrooms, 24-hour access to service or staff, free Internet, flexible check-in or guaranteed late arrival, and maintain a 4.0 or higher out of 5.0 consumer review rating on BedandBreakfast.com.
TOP LEAF-PEEPING B&Bs IN THE UNITED STATES
Nestled at the foot of Giant Track Mountain in Estes Park, Romantic RiverSong Inn sits on 27 wooded acres with the Big Thompson River, ponds, hiking trails and tree swings for guests to enjoy. After a day of leaf peeping, enjoy a candlelight dinner for two prepared by the inn’s private chef.
Tucked on a hillside among massive oaks, mountain laurel and native dogwoods, the Lodge on Apple Pie Ridge offers amazing North Georgia views of “Mother’s Nature’s autumn artistry.”
This English Country Estate is set on a 32-acre pastoral meadow shaded by birch trees, with the rolling tapestry of the Berkshire Hills beyond.
After touring the countryside enjoying fall colors, swing by the nearby Norman Rockwell Museum.
Enjoy an authentic North Woods experience with a little luxury. The inn’s great room, expansive deck, pub, and dining room offer amazing views of the lake and surrounding mountains.
The Home Hill Inn, nestled on 25 tranquil acres with views of the picturesque Connecticut River and the surrounding hills and valleys, is the ideal jumping off point for the finest leaf-peeping in the fall.
Just hours away from Cleveland, Columbus and Pittsburgh, the Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast overlooks Atwood Lake in the gently rolling hills of Carroll County. The fall time colors illuminate the lake’s 28 miles of scenic shoreline.
This quiet, luxurious haven offers breathtaking views of the Smoky Mountains from its covered porch. A photographer’s wonderland!
Where time stands still as the New River meanders by, the Inn at Riverbend is the place to relax, refuel and renew.
Centrally located in New River Valley, it’s an outdoor lover’s mecca for leaf peeping, fly fishing, hiking and more.
Set on a lightly traveled road, among beautiful gardens on the slopes of the Green Mountains, the West Hill House offers the quintessential New England experience to enjoy spectacular foliage season autumn colors.
Just minutes from Leavenworth, tucked under the beautiful Cascades, this fine European country inn offers beautiful views of the countryside.
TOP FALL FOLIAGE B&BS IN EUROPE
Lazonby Hall sits in an imposing position with stunning views across the beautiful and unspoiled Eden Valley close to the Lake District and Hadrian’s Wall.
With breathtaking views down the valley and along the Eden River to the Pennines beyond, Lazonby is ideal for enjoying seasonal colors.
Halfway between Munich and Prague and on the edge of two national parks (Bavarian Forest and Sumava), the Gästehaus am Berg is perfectly situated to enjoy walking, hiking, mountain biking.
Enjoy this area of outstanding natural beauty, often referred to as “the Green Roof of Europe.”
An hour from Venice, B&B La Serenissima offers stunning views of The Dolomite Mountains. Bring your hiking shoes to enjoy the magical atmosphere of the wood and the most beautiful mountain peaks in the world.
The Moulin Neuf sits on 15 acres of beautiful grounds in Southwest France, in the golden triangle of Sarlat, Perigueux and Bergerac.
From canoeing and horseback riding to biking, guests can enjoy the fall colors and then return to the honey-colored stone mill to relax to the tune of the mill stream rushing by.
This Alpine-style inn is located in Bohinj, an idyllic valley surrounded by the amphitheater of the Julian Alps.
Enjoy the beautiful colors among rolling meadows, forests and panoramic mountain views.
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