This peaceful Portugal inn is set in a large garden that overlooks a lush valley and the Sintra Mountain, which has many palaces. Relax and enjoy the view from the large swimming pool. Get a massage under the shady trees. Take an afternoon nap in the outdoor hammock. Read in the garden in a chaise with a draped canopy. In the warm months, you’ll see colorful flowers on the premises.
You will be in tropical paradise at this B&B named “House of Peace” in Hawaiian. It’s in Kona Coffee Country, a quiet area away from the crowds. The verdant grounds feature gardens, koi fish-ponds, and several stunning waterfalls. Soak in the deep custom Japanese stone/tile ofuro (Jacuzzi) outdoors. You can bird-watch from the lanai as you eat breakfast outdoors. Hale Maluhia has five bed rooms with private entrances and a virtual tree house cottage in a cluster of four buildings on nearly an acre of lush vegetation.
Hot Springs, AR
This Arkansas inn sits along a peaceful part of Lake Hamilton and has views of the Ouachita Mountains in the distance. Lookout Point has intricate gardens with waterfalls; the inn even employs a master gardener to oversee them. The property has a waterfront meditation labyrinth on its grounds that you can walk. You can also take a stroll through the inn’s garden trails. If you’re in the mood to relax, simply sit on a bench overlooking the lake or relax in a hammock.
Los Poblanos is set among 25 acres of lavender fields, massive cottonwood trees, fountains, and lush formal gardens. There’s also a beautiful lotus pond at the main entrance. Guests can relax around the Spanish hacienda-style courtyard or spend hours exploring the property's extensive gardens and organic farm. The working farm cultivates over 75 varieties of fruits and vegetables, and guests can take classes or volunteer to help at the farm during their stay. You can also take seasonal classes on cultivating lavender.
This Italianate home was originally built in 1864. The highlight of this two-acre property is the garden, a beautiful maze based on the Casa degli Innamorati in Pompeii. Several fountains and a long pool are the focal point of a lowered sunken garden. There is a statue under the center arch of the garden house designed from a lakeside structure at the Villa of Hadrian at Tivoli, Italy. Pompeian murals accent the garden house. A tall brick wall is rounded in imitation of 16th-century gardens in Mantua, Italy. Wisteria vines on the terrace’s pergolas were planted in 1911, and continue to bloom in the spring.
Seated on 250 mountaintop acres, this inn overlooks four of North Carolina’s six highest mountain ranges. Many spots on the grounds overlook amazing views—hammocks, wooden chairs, hot tubs, and decks. You can hike along the property’s nature trails and find hidden scenic overlooks. Walk underneath 20 feet of blooming rhododendron that span overhead like a cathedral ceiling. Have a picnic lunch on the front meadow overlooking the colorful garden.
St. Helena, CA
Relax in the Napa Valley at this luxurious inn, which overlooks vineyards and hills. The inn has a secluded pool and Jacuzzi, both with vineyard views. The grounds have beautiful gardens that you can explore on cobbled walking paths. You’ll see annual flowerbeds, an 80-year-old olive grove, 100-year-old drooping oaks, along with a hillside of lavender, rosemary, and thyme. Throughout the property, the innkeepers have placed little seating spots; some overlook the vineyards of the Napa Valley, while others overlook the edible garden. Some are hidden in shaded spots perfect for sharing a glass of local wine.