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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, editors once again share their annual list of the best undiscovered inns for celebrating romance. While a getaway to any B&B is always a delight, the inns on this list promise special memories enhanced by romantic amenities, distinctive decor, and superior hospitality. Each recommended inn has been visited by well-known travel writer and editor Sandy Soule, or a member of her editorial team.

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Take it from the editors of -- the most comprehensive online B&B directory and reservation network worldwide -- these undiscovered B&Bs, listed in alphabetical order by state and region, promise romance year-round and are sure bets for Valentine's Day.


Old Mystic Inn, Old Mystic, CT: Two buildings combine the best of old and new, including fireplaces, whirlpools, and wide plank floors, plus top-notch breakfasts.

Mountain View Inn, Litchfield Hills, CT: Art lovers enjoy original paintings and Giclee prints in this Gilded Age Victorian. Couples are attracted to the distinctively decorated guestrooms with private baths and period antiques.

Ashley Manor, Barnstable, MA: Luxuriate in suites with private whirlpool rooms and fireplaces; extra touches including gourmet chocolates, fine soaps and lotions. Pencil-post beds make this inn romantically distinctive.

Berry Manor Inn, Rockland, ME: Renowned for nightly warm pie and ice cream and a AAA four-diamond rating, rooms feature rich Victorian palettes, whirlpools, fireplaces, and multi-jet showers with 11 heads. Because romance loves humor, don't miss the collection of dancing hamsters for a bit of whimsy.

Captain Lord Mansion, Kennebunkport, ME: Four-poster beds, deluxe marble baths with double whirlpool tubs and easy access to Kennebunkport's shops and galleries distinguish this AAA four-diamond inn.

The Spencer Hotel, Chautauqua, NY: Each guest room tells the story of a literary artist through a fantasy recreation of their works with unusual hand painted murals and floors, from the "hot air balloon" in the Jules Verne room to the whimsical charm of the E.B. White room. Crystal chandeliers, afternoon tea and leisurely breakfasts add to the romance.

Inn at West View Farm, Dorset VT: Cuddle up in four-poster beds after a memorable meal in the dining room with beautiful mountain views and award-winning cuisine. Amenities for couples abound at this full-service inn.


Grandview Gardens, W. Palm Beach, FL: French doors or private entrances open from guest rooms to patio gardens overlooking the swimming pool. Thoughtful amenities enhance romantic getaways.

Serenbe Southern Country Inn, Palmetto GA: Besides your sweetheart, there's always a baby animal to cuddle on this 800-acre working farm just 29 miles southwest of Atlanta. Guestrooms are furnished with antiques and an impressive collection of traditional and modern folk art. For a romantic evening, take a moonlit canoe ride on the private pond.

Cajun Country Cottages, Lafayette, LA: Located on a former plantation, five cottages nestled around a private five-acre lake, and offer everything from gas fireplaces to porch swings for snuggling. Kitchens and living rooms mean you never need to leave, except to go fishing together on the lake.

1900 Inn on Montford , Asheville, NC: Each exquisite guest room offers private ensuite baths, king-size beds, and fireplaces. Cottage accommodations feature deluxe baths with whirlpools for two and tumbled marble throughout. For those whose romance includes Fido, doggy trundle beds are available in pet-friendly cottages.

21 East Battery, Charleston, SC: Every amenity has been provided at this luxury B&B located in one of the first dwellings along the High Battery facing Charleston Harbor. Original beamed ceilings, heart-pine floors, and attractive antiques are enhanced by comfortable couches and luxury bedding. All of romantic, historic Charleston is an easy walk away.

Midwest & Great Lakes

Flemish House of Chicago, Chicago, IL: What could be more romantic than your own private love nest in the heart of the North Side's Gold Coast? Set on a lovely residential street, this apartment-style B&B combines period charm with English Arts & Crafts decor. Chicago's best restaurants, nightspots, and attractions are minutes away by foot or public transportation.

Sea Suites B&B, Saugatuck, MI: This 105-foot-long boat is moored on the Kalamazoo River near historic Red Dock. Custom-made as a B&B, guests enjoy staying in queen-size staterooms with private baths, relaxing by the floating inn's fireplace or in the hot tub, and enjoying the views from the comfy deck chairs. Welcoming innkeepers Sally and Pete ensure that you'll enjoy your stay on their boat and in Saugatuck.

Walnut Street Inn, Springfield, MO: Voted Best Inn in the Ozarks four years in a row, this urban oasis is a lovely example of the warmth and casual elegance of a Queen Ann Victorian home, updated with modern amenities including double Jacuzzis and steam baths. Walk to all the hot spots in one of the Midwest's most hip towns.

White Lace Inn, Sturgeon Bay, WI: Climb into a canopied plantation or ornate Victorian bed luxuriously dressed in soft linens, fat pillows, and down comforters; then watch the fire in the fireplace weave its relaxing magic. Pour a glass of champagne and step into a bubbling whirlpool bath for two as you listen to your favorite CD on the stereo. Be sure to try the sinfully good cookies, too.

West & Southwest

The Penrose, Sedona, AZ: Sweeping world-class red rock views from every room along with double Jacuzzis and two-person showers, private balconies and porches, plus tons of area activities make this a popular choice for romantic getaways.

Adobe Rose, Tucson, AZ: Located in the historic Sam Hughes neighborhood, the six guest rooms offer romantic amenities including deep soaking tubs, artistic tiles and stained glass skylights; balcony rooms offer dramatic sunsets.

Tickle Pink Inn, Carmel, CA: This romantic hideaway is tucked into the rugged cliffs offering spectacular views of the untamed Pacific Ocean from guest room balconies and from the deck where breakfast and afternoon wine and cheese are served. Highlights are gracious hospitality and comfortably romantic surroundings with gorgeous vistas everywhere you turn.

Hughes Hacienda, Colorado Springs, CO: Offering a fabulous suite with hilltop views of city, affordable romance is the highlight here, starting per $100 night. Hand-in-hand hikes and easy access to Colorado Springs distinguish this inn.

Inn above Onion Creek , Kyle, TX: Balconies offer beautiful views of Texas Hill Country along with palatial baths; some have sunset views from the showers. Luxurious bedding, rustic elegance, and romantic breakfasts and dinners differentiate this inn.

For Valentine's Day Specials for romantic couples or "Un-Valentine's" Day specials for 89 million single Americans, visit and click the specials links in the lower left-hand corner of the page. Learn more about these inns and 6,300 others on, the leading online bed and breakfast Internet directory and reservation network worldwide. A variety of search functions and extensive maps enable inngoers to find the perfect B&B. Travelers can make reservations online, purchase gift certificates welcomed at 3,400 U.S. bed & breakfast inns, subscribe to free newsletters, read and write independent reviews, and post questions on expert-hosted message boards. is the exclusive B&B aggregator for Expedia, Inc. and Expedia serves as's exclusive online travel agent. See for details.

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