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BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM'S PICKS FOR BEST UNDISCOVERED INNS FOR ROMANCE
This Valentine's Day and beyond, these fabulous gems are sure to please even the most discriminating Valentine
Austin, TX - As Valentine's Day approaches, BedandBreakfast.com editors share their inside secrets about the best undiscovered inns for celebrating romance. While a Valentine's getaway to any B&B is a treat, the inns on this list promise special memories enhanced by quality amenities, distinctive d?cor, and superior hospitality. Most have made the list because their location is equally special and undiscovered. Each recommended inn has been visited by well-known travel writer and BedandBreakfast.com editor Sandy Soule, or a member of her editorial team. There is absolutely no fee or membership requirement of any kind for inclusion in this list, just the ability to provide unparalleled romantic getaways.
Take it from the editors of BedandBreakfast.com - the most comprehensive online B&B directory and reservation network worldwide - these undiscovered gems promise romance year-round and are sure bets for this Valentine's Day
Mill Rose Inn, Half Moon Bay, CA: This award-winning boutique inn is renowned for an exuberant garden, sinfully comfortable rooms, and easy access to the shops, galleries and restaurants of vibrant Half Moon Bay, just 30 miles south of San Francisco. Info: 800-900-7673, www.millroseinn.com.
Blue Heron, Rigby, ID: The atmosphere of the Old West is embodied in this luxurious inn, built in 2000. Overlooking the South Fork of the Snake River, it's close to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Seven beautifully appointed guestrooms feature fireplaces, jetted tubs, balconies, and more. Info: 866-745-9922, www.idahoblueheron.com.
Gallatin River Lodge, Bozeman, MT: Situated in a pastoral mountain setting, with horses grazing in the pasture, the lodge's atmosphere is serene and relaxing. Lodge guests enjoy warm hospitality, tasteful Western d?cor, fine dining, and delicious made-to-order breakfasts. Info: 888-387-0148, www.grlodge.com.
Weasku Lodge, Grants Pass, OR: Set among tall fragrant pine trees in the heart of the Rogue wilderness, the Weasku Lodge is built of river rock and logs. The inn's rooms, cabins and A-frames are perfect for those seeking romance with a focus on the outdoors. Info: 800-493-2758, www.weasku.com.
Bentwood Inn, Jackson, WY: This elegant five-guestroom log home is as beautiful and inviting as its backdrop, the legendary Grand Teton mountain range; perfect for skiing in winter, hiking in summer. Info: 307-739-1411, www.bentwoodinn.com.
Red Caboose, Sequim, WA: Not only does each couple have their own caboose suite, but the cabooses are creatively restored with beautiful hardwood floors and fireplaces and/or Jacuzzi tubs for two. A true gourmet candlelit breakfast is served in a beautiful diner car. Info: 360-683-7350, www.redcaboosegetaway.com.
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Penrose Sedona B&B, Sedona, AZ: You'll enjoy 360-degree views of Sedona's famous red rock formations, including Courthouse Butte, Bell Rock, Red Butte, and Castle Rock, from the inviting guestrooms of this newly built five-room B&B. Innkeeper Whitney Pope delights in helping guests find all that Sedona has to offer. Info: 888-678-3030, www.thepenrose.com.
Carr Manor, Cripple Creek, CO: A beautifully restored former high school still features blackboards on which couples write romantic missives. Beautifully furnished rooms, some with spiral staircases leading to a raised whirlpool tub. Info: 719-689-3709, www.carrmanor.com.
1892 Victoria's Keep Bed & Breakfast, Manitou Springs, CO: This Victorian inn is all about romance. Try the suite with the "secret room" hidden in the turret, or the Queens Chambers with canopied bed and double whirlpool. Walking distance to all that this charming mountain town offers. Info: 800-905-KEEP (800-905-5337), www.victoriaskeep.com.
Alma Del Monte, Taos, NM: A modern hacienda that will wrap you in romance, luxury and privacy from the minute you enter through the hand-carved doors. Wake to birdsong, the sun rising over Taos Mountain, and spectacular panoramic views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Organic foods and eco-friendly products are a plus too. Info: 800-273-7203, www.almaspirit.com.
Runnymede Country Inn, Fredericksburg, TX: Only minutes from downtown Fredericksburg in the heart of Texas Hill Country, this recently built inn features an in-ground pool plus beautifully appointed suites and cottages. Info: 866-427-8374, www.runnymedecountryinn.com.
Sherwood Forest B&B, Saugatuck, MI: Guestrooms are complete with antiques, cozy wing chairs, Jacuzzis and fireplaces. The suite in the cottage features a stone-mantle fireplace. Info: 800-838-1246, www.sherwoodforestbandb.com.
Yates House B&B, Rocheport, MO: Wonderfully warm innkeepers offer fabulous hospitality, uncluttered and romantic accommodations with all the extras, and one of the best breakfasts you'll ever taste. Attend their cooking school and relive the B&B experience at home. Info: 573-698-2129, www.yateshouse.com.
Walnut Street Inn, Springfield, MO: A favorite for business travelers and romantic couples alike, the in-room fireplaces, double showers, steam baths and two-person whirlpool tubs are the perfect way to end the day. Walking distance to great restaurants, too. Info: 800-593-6346, www.walnutstreetinn.com.
Inn at Honey Run, Millersburg, OH: Stay in lodge guestrooms, featuring large picture windows and decks, or the unique earth-sheltered "Honeycombs" with stone fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, and patios overlooking grazing sheep. Ohio's Amish country offers fabulous shopping and living museums nearby. Info: 800-468-6639, www.innathoneyrun.com.
White Gull Inn, Fish Creek, WI: The antique-decorated rooms, suites and cottages are meticulously maintained, and many feature working fireplaces and double whirlpools. Their famous hearty breakfasts are the perfect way to start a day; cozy bar and dining room. Info: 888-364-9542, www.whitegullinn.com.
Holly Court Inn, Washington, GA: From the moment you enter the inn, you'll be impressed by its historic significance and amazing restoration. Owners and resident innkeepers, Phil and Maggie Rothman, welcome their guests with warm Southern hospitality. Beautifully furnished, luxurious bedding, plentiful amenities. Each morning, a gourmet breakfast is served in the formal dining room. Info: 866-465-5928, www.hollycourtinn.com.
Tropical Inn, Key West, FL: Artfully blending the hushed privacy of a small hotel with the intimacy of a romantic bed and breakfast, The Tropical Inn is a haven of tranquility in a most unexpected central location: at the midpoint of legendary Duval Street, within walking distance of all Key West attractions. Info: 888-611-6510, www.tropicalinn.com.
Madewood Plantation, Napoleonville, LA: Grand yet homey - if you happen to have a favorite aunt who owns a plantation. Guests enjoy wine and cheese, then dinner together, followed by coffee and brandy in the parlor. Convivial, not stuffy. Favorite guest rooms are in the main house. Lots to do in the area, from swamp tours to plantation visits. Info: 800-375-7151, www.madewood.com.
Fire Mountain Inn, Highlands, NC: This is a truly spectacular mountaintop collection of a newly constructed inn, mountain top cabins and intimate "treehouses" perched on Fire Mountain. Inspiring contemporary art and sculpture plus a fabulous mountain setting combine to create a fabulous Smoky Mountain romantic retreat. Info: 800-775-4446, www.firemt.com.
Mansfield Plantation, Georgetown, SC: Lined with live oaks, the driveway leads you to this newly renovated antebellum rice plantation, located on the beautiful Black River, and used in the filming of the movie "The Patriot". With over 900 acres of forests, swamps, and open fields, Mansfield is a wildlife haven, perfect for you and your sweetie to hike and boat together. Info: 866-717-1776, www.mansfieldplantation.com.
The Foxfield Inn, Charlottesville, VA: Elegant guest rooms feature whirlpools, but the outside heated spa is the ultimate in relaxation and the perfect retreat for time alone. Peaceful country setting, just minutes from town and mountains. Info: 866-FOX-FLDN (866-369-3536), www.foxfield-inn.com.
Copper Beech Inn, Ivoryton, CT: Convenient to all Connecticut coastal attractions. Newly decorated guestrooms and suites with oversized beds; Italian marble bathrooms and air-jet thermo-masseur tubs; outstanding cuisine. Info: 888-809-2056, www.copperbeechinn.com.
Emerson Inn by the Sea, Rockport, MA: This restored grand hotel offers a seaside respite with enclosed balconies, spa tubs, and fine dining, plus gorgeous Atlantic Ocean views. Special packages make winter and spring perfect times for affordable romantic getaways. Info: 800-964-5550, www.emersoninnbythesea.com.
York Harbor Inn, York Harbor, ME: Easy to reach on the south Maine Coast, this inn consists of several buildings, with a pub and restaurant in the main buildings. Ocean views from most guestrooms. Info: 800-343-3869, www.yorkharborinn.com.
Sea Crest by the Sea, Spring Lake, NJ: A charming Victorian inn at the shore, with a wonderful porch. Only half a block from one of New Jersey's finest beaches. Each guestroom is individually decorated and has a whirlpool for two and a fireplace. All have luxurious bed linens, comfortable queen or king beds, either Swedish Dux beds or featherbeds that you can just sink in to. Info: 800-803-9031, www.seacrestbythesea.com.
Fox 'n Hound, Saratoga Springs, NY: Ideal blend of Victorian charm and European hospitality. Innkeeper Marlena Sacca, former chef instructor of the Culinary Institute of America, treats her guests to exceptional breakfasts and comfortable, well-decorated rooms, ideal for a romantic escape in this lovely town. Info: 866-369-1913, www.foxnhoundbandb.com.
Inn at Bowman's Hill, New Hope, PA: King-sized featherbeds, fine linens, fireplaces, TV, DVD, Bose clock radios with CD players, fresh flowers, Italian tile and travertine bathrooms, heated whirlpools for two combine to offer a retreat for romance. Info: 215-862-8090, www.theinnatbowmanshill.com.
Stone Hill Inn, Stowe, VT: Specifically built to operate as a bed and breakfast inn, this stellar property consists of nine guestrooms and spacious common areas. Every comfort and amenity imaginable is available at this B&B - including a "pillow pantry" where guests may select a pillow most suited to their particular taste. Info: 802-253-6282, www.stonehillinn.com.
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