Best of BedandBreakfast.com 2011-2012 December Award: Top Ten B&Bs for the Holidays

These winners are not ranked, but are listed alphabetically. Winners were chosen based on their incredible holiday offerings, from decorations to dining. Some of their holiday activities are listed below:

Addison on Amelia, Fernandina Beach, FL

This inn is a festive place to spend Christmas. Christmas Day starts off with a delicious seasonal breakfast. Later in the afternoon, enjoy the Addison’s signature happy hour with seasonal hors d'oeuvres. The innkeepers then host a "Traditional English Christmas Dinner" featuring dishes such as roasted standing rib roast, roasted potatoes, honey glazed carrots, traditional Christmas pudding, and much more.


Camden Harbour Inn, Camden, ME

The inn and its restaurant are all dressed up for the holidays. Snuggle up in front of the fireplace with a glass of wine or relax in your room with views over Camden Harbor and/or Penobscot Bay. They offer a two-night package full of holiday cheer. You will be welcomed with a glass of Prosecco and hors d'oeuvres. Each morning you will enjoy an a la carte champagne breakfast with options such as lobster eggs benedict. On Christmas Day, they’ll provide you with a detailed map for a history-filled walk through town. Their executive chef Geoffroy Deconinck will prepare you a delicious five-course gourmet Christmas dinner at their award-winning restaurant, Natalie's.


Dove Nest Bed and Breakfast, St. Joseph, MI

If you arrive on Dec. 24 and stay two nights or more, you can enjoy all kinds of holiday goodies. Wake up late to a three-course hot breakfast. Join in festivities and snack on sweets and delicious appetizers. Walk the beach and enjoy the quietness of the town. Come back for a festive Christmas dinner, share stories, and drink hot cider or hot mulled wine. In the evening enjoy the lights on the bluff of Lake Michigan and stroll through the beautiful candle-lit streets. Come back to the cozy fireplace with the real fire and the real Christmas tree. Engage in conversation or listen to Christmas carols while sipping glass of wine.


Fairbanks House, Amelia Island, FL

This 1885 Italianate villa was built for the founder of the College of the South, and it has a special holiday package for guests who stay over Christmas. Each year, the innkeepers put up 21 Christmas trees and fully decorate the grounds and guest rooms for Christmas. They serve Christmas Eve hors d’oeuvre buffet with dessert, and then take a Christmas Eve tour of the Fernandina Beach Historic District, where guests can see the holiday lights. They also take their guests to the Amelia Island Ritz Carlton for an elegant Christmas dinner. All holiday guests get Christmas stockings with special treats in their room.


Green Palm Inn in Savannah, GA

The Gingerbread Victorian offers many Christmas activities. The table centerpiece will be a homemade gingerbread manger. Guests will also get to enjoy a delicious holiday breakfast in addition to appetizers and afternoon desserts such as gingerbread cookies, apple coffee cake, and sweet and spicy pecans. Guests can help with baking and join the innkeeper in sharing treats with strangers in spirit of O. Henry’s Gift of the Magi and Last Leaf.


The Kingsley House, Fennville, MI

This inn offers a "Gingerbread Christmas Weekend Package" full of holiday cheer. Chef Scott of Amway Grand Plaza will guide you through making your own gingerbread from scratch and steps you design your own gingerbread house to take home with you. You will get to take a horse-drawn sleigh ride through picturesque Allegan Forest. Plus, you’ll receive two tickets to a Scrooge theater production in downtown Saugatuck.


Long Dell Inn, Centerville, MA

Experience New England holiday warmth and charm when you book two nights at Long Dell Inn during the holiday season. You’ll love the holiday-themed gourmet breakfasts, mulled cider, afternoon appetizers, and two tickets to the wonderful holiday show, "A Winter's Solstice," the madrigal-themed, medieval celebration including Olde English madrigals, carols, dance, and theater presented by Cotuit Center for the Arts.


The Middlebury Inn, Middlebury, VT

Welcome the holiday season with a stay at this historic Vermont inn. When you sign up for their holiday package, you’ll get an 8-foot (or smaller if you wish) Balsam Christmas tree from Werner's Christmas Tree Farm. Choose a pre-cut tree or cut your own; there are thousands to choose from. Your tree will be baled and fastened to your car for a safe trip home. The inn is also fully decorated for Christmas; model train runs inside and outside the building, merrily chugging along and letting out puffs of smoke. You can watch as wreathes, garland, and kissing balls are made in front of you. Over by the stove, hot cocoa is steaming and Christmas cookies are arranged in tins.


South Court Inn, Luray, VA

For the first time since they opened, the inn is offering a three-or-four-night "Fantastic Christmas Getaway" for those looking to get out of the city for the holiday. The innkeepers will treat you to Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day lunch buffet at the Mimslyn Inn in Luray. You will also enjoy an extravagant Christmas present opening breakfast buffet and evening tea on Christmas Day here at the inn. There will be two special presents from South Court Inn under the tree for each of you on Christmas Day!


Washington Plantation Bed and Breakfast, Washington, GA

Avoid the holiday stress that comes with cooking and cleaning countless dishes. Stay at this inn over the two nights over the Christmas holidays, and for a small fee, join them for a full-bore, six-course, soup-to-nuts traditional holiday meal served by candle light in the dining room in front of the fireplace.


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