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MORE THAN ONE PLACE TO PEEP A LEAF
BedandBreakfast.com Editors' Picks for Best Undiscovered Inns for Fall Foliage Viewing
This fall, travelers will "hail" to the peep as inngoers take to the hills by day and scenic B&Bs by night. BedandBreakfast.com editors have compiled this list of their favorite undiscovered treasures, all offering not only romantic accommodations but sweeping views of fall foliage, right from each inn's porch or deck.
Remember, B&Bs add value with complimentary breakfasts and other extras. Nightly B&B rates listed below are for two people, exclusive of tax and service. Choices are listed alphabetically by state within regions. For more information on any of these inns and B&Bs, visit www.BedandBreakfast.com. Additionally, look for special autumn values and free gas offers from BedandBreakfast.com by clicking on the Specials button at www.BedandBreakfast.com.
Color alert: Although only the trees know for sure, a wet summer and cooler August in New England are a good predictors of brilliant colors and a possible early foliage peak this fall, so book now or forever hold your peep.
Red Rooster Inn, Glenwood Springs, CO: Breath-taking mountain views are complemented by the friendly welcome you'll enjoy at this spacious B&B. Offering the perfect blend of European elegance and country comfort, guests appreciate the all-natural and wholesome back-to-nature approach to everything from their beds to breakfast. Rates: $115-200.
Good Medicine Lodge, Whitefish, MT: Get back to nature in this Western-style cedar inn with gorgeous mountain views. Take a foliage hike in nearby Glacier National Park or enjoy one of nine area golf courses, then return for a soak in the hot tub on the deck of this casual yet chic lodge. Rates: $85-180.
Mountain Home Lodge, Leavenworth, WA: So secluded that this hideaway is only accessible by snowcat in winter, the cabins and lodge rooms offer unparalleled Cascade Mountain views. Bordered by the Wenatchee National Forest, it's likely deer, bear, elk, and many species of birdlife will be spotted on foliage hikes or biking trips. Return to enjoy the heated pool, outdoor hot tub or lighted tennis court. Rates: inn rooms: $110-230; cabins: $350.
Lookout Point Lakeside B&B, Hot Springs, AR: Nestled in the Ouachita Mountains overlooking tranquil Lake Hamilton, this B&B welcomes those seeking relaxation and beautiful fall foliage views. Leaf peeping starts with relaxing walks at the inn's signature labyrinth, and continues in nearby national and state parks. Rates: $205-275.
Hermann Hill Inn & Vineyards, Hermann, MO: Surrounded by harvest colors, enjoy vineyard and Missouri River views from the inn or new bluff-top cottages. Right in the heart of Missouri wine country, savor a day of wine tasting and leaf peeping, then return for in-room foliage views from private balconies, patios, and hot tubs. Rates: inn rooms: $164-169; cottage units: $239-412.
Hillside Inn of Ephraim, Ephraim, WI: Take in stunning views of Eagle Harbor and dramatic autumn sunsets from the 100-foot-long porch of this Door County inn. All the renowned watersports, nature walks and fishing of the region are found within minutes, yet many autumn guests are content to relax in a rocker and soak up the vista. Rates: suites: $190-275; cottages: $235.
NEW ENGLAND/MID ATLANTIC
Old Mystic Inn, Old Mystic, CT: Towering maple trees surround this 18th century country inn, located in the peaceful hamlet of Old Mystic, yet just minutes from all the attractions of downtown Mystic. Rates: $145-195.
Mountain View Inn, Norfolk, CT: Framed by a brilliant sugar maple tree, this century-old Victorian inn sits on a hilltop, with vistas of the Litchfield Hills in all directions. Miles of hiking trails are just minutes away. Rates: $110-250.
Devonfield Country Inn, Lee, MA: This 1800s country home on a pastoral 29-acre estate is surrounded by colorful fall foliage with the rolling tapestry of the Berkshire mountains beyond. The tennis court, pool and well-appointed rooms add to the enjoyment of leaf peeping here. Rates: $225-325 nightly.
Inn at Sunrise Point, Camden, ME: Soak up fabulous views of Penobscot Bay from private decks and patios. Set between the sea and mountains of Camden Hills State Park, you'll find Mother Nature's artistry on display at this four-acre seaside estate. Rates: $230-510.
Victorian by the Sea, Camden, ME: Beautiful foliage views are enhanced by i vistas of schooners sailing on Penobscot Bay. Enjoy it all in from the wraparound gingerbread porch or the picture windows in the breakfast room at this restored Queen Anne cottage. Take off the autumn chill with fireplaces in all common and guest rooms. The inn is perfect base for hikes to the Camden Hills or exploring the colors of Midcoast Maine. Rates: $160-235.
Aunt Louise's Lake House B&B, Skaneateles, NY: Relax on the porch overlooking park like lawns dotted with colorful foliage, and take in views of Skaneateles Lake in the distance. After a day of wine tasting in nearby Finger Lakes vineyards, enjoy more colors on the tree-lined streets of nearby Skaneateles Village. Rates: $110-165.
Adair Country Inn, Bethlehem, NH: This 200-acre wooded estate in the White Mountains with private walking trails and gardens offer splendid foliage vistas. Dramatic mountain views await from the dining room and many guest rooms. Rates: $245-375.
Darby Field Inn, Conway, NH: See breathtaking views of the Moat Mountain Range up to Mount Washington from the dining room and many of the inn's rooms. You'll find stunning views and colorful foliage on the private trail network surrounding the inn, located at the end of a winding three-mile driveway, then return for a relaxing candlelight dinner. Rates: $160-290.
Cliff Park Inn, Milford, PA: The only lodging located in the 70,000 acre Delaware Water Gap National Park, this hilltop inn is surrounded by a nine-hole golf course and miles of trails sporting the reds, oranges and yellows of fall foliage. Stunning views from nearby cliff tops add to all the recreational opportunities just steps from the inn. Rates: $129-249.
Four Columns Inn, Newfane, VT: Tucked into the base of a mountain, brilliant foliage surrounds this inn and acclaimed restaurant. Stroll down a nearby country lane, visit the country store, then return for fine dining. Rates: $160-385.
Lodge on Apple Pie Ridge, Alto, GA: Tucked on a hillside amongst massive oaks, mountain laurel and native dogwoods, this inn offers North Georgia mountain views that go on for days. View Mother Nature's fall artistry from the decks built for admiring the views at this finely crafted log mansion. Rates: $139-159.
Hawkesdene House B&B & Cottages, Andrews, NC: For those seeking the brilliant fall colors of the Smoky Mountains, the inn's secluded cove and vistas from surrounding paths are ideal. Since there's more than one way to peep a leaf, take advantage of the inn's signature dinner and sunset Hawksnest mountain llama treks. Rates: inn rooms: $149-189; $495 for two nights (minimum) in cottages.
Berry Springs Lodge, Sevierville, TN: Take in spectacular views of the Smokies from this mountain hideaway with award-winning mountain views. While the attractions of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are nearby, the views from private balconies keep many guests close to the inn during the fall. Rates: $169-249.
Foxfield Inn, Charlottesville, VA: Located in a colorful autumn country setting, the brilliant foliage surrounding this inn offers quite a fall spectacle. Spend the day wine-tasting or exploring the area, then return for a relaxing soak in the outdoor eight-person hot tub. Rates: $165-250.
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