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Top 10 Romantic Inns
Best of BedandBreakfast.com 2011-2012
Top Ten Most Romantic B&Bs
These winners are not ranked, but are listed alphabetically. Winners were chosen based on their romantic atmosphere, amenities, and packages/add-ons. Be sure to explore all of our award-winning inns!
1889 WhiteGate Inn & Cottage – Asheville, NC
This romantic bed and breakfast overlooks downtown Asheville and the Blue Ridge Mountains. The rooms and suites have luxurious amenities such as two-person Jacuzzi tubs, fireplaces, and flat-screen TVs. For even more privacy, you can book one of their secluded garden cottages. Get massages, facials, and soothing body treatments together at their on-site spa. Take a stroll around the award-winning gardens or in the greenhouse. Relax in front of the fireplace in the spacious solarium overlooking the waterfalls, koi pond, and the backdrop of the mountains. Eat a gourmet three-course breakfast in the elegant dining room. The inn offers several romance packages, which include roses, chocolate-covered strawberries, and sparkling beverages.
Abigail’s Bed & Breakfast Hotel – Victoria, BC, Canada
Take a romantic getaway at this 23-room boutique B&B in downtown Victoria, BC. This elegant Tudor-style mansion sits at the end of a peaceful cul-de-sac surrounded by quaint English gardens. You’ll be steps away from Craigdarroch Castle, Undersea Gardens, whale watching, fine restaurants, theatres, concert halls, and much more. There are several room types; each of the honeymoon rooms feature a four-poster king-sized bed, wood-burning fireplaces, two-person jetted tubs, stained glass windows, vaulted ceilings, and antique chandeliers. Many of the other room types also offer fireplaces. Relax in the on-site spa together. Optional romantic add-ons here include breakfast in bed, rose petals in the room, wine, chocolate-covered strawberries, and a horse-drawn carriage ride to dinner.
Canyon Villa Bed and Breakfast Inn of Sedona – Sedona, AZ
Enjoy Southwest charm at this mission-style inn. Soak up views of famous Red Rocks of Sedona, including Bell Rock, Courthouse Butte, and Castle Rock from your bedside or the heated glass-tiled pool. All but one of the 11 guest rooms have whirlpool tubs. Some rooms also have fireplaces and private patios. Guests get complimentary full gourmet breakfasts, afternoon hors d'oeuvres, and evening coffee, teas, and dessert. The B&B is only two hours south of the Grand Canyon and close to plentiful romantic activities, including hot air balloon rides and horseback riding. There are also hiking and biking trails that leave directly from the property.
Castle in the Country – Allegan, MI
Indulge in privacy on 65 secluded acres in Allegan, Michigan. The B&B has a private lake and pond, and it’s free to use their kayaks. There are also walking trails throughout the wooded estate. The romantic rooms and suites here have whirlpool tubs and fireplaces. Relax in their screened gazebo and porch, and stroll along the walking trails through the wooded estate. Get pampered together at the on-site spa. The inn offers romantic add-ons that include flowers, a picnic lunch, a balloon bouquet, chocolates, a cake, and breakfast in bed.
Crowne Pointe Historic Inn & Spa – Provincetown, MA
The luxurious rooms and suites at this Cape Cod inn are appointed with fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, private decks, comfy beds and linens, and beautiful views of Provincetown. Relax in one of the 10-person hot tubs or the heated in-ground courtyard pool. Enjoy a massage at the Shui Spa, the award winning in-house spa. All guests can use the spa’s mineral soaking tub for free. The inn’s award-winning bistro serves delicious cuisine and has a 4,000-bottle wine list. If you can stand to leave your room, go a whale-watching trip, attend an art opening, ride a bike around town, stroll the beach, drink a cocktail in the inn’s Lobby Lounge, or read in the garden or on the porch. Romantic add-ons available include in-room flowers, wine and champagne, or a romantic dinner in your room.
The Farmhouse Inn – Forestville, CA
Located in the heart of Sonoma County's Russian River wine growing region, The Farmhouse Inn is perfect for a romantic California getaway. The 18 guest rooms feature fireplaces, feather beds with down comforters, plush bathrobes, seasonal flowers, whirlpool tubs, and steam showers or saunas. Take a swim in the B&B’s heated pool or get treated at the on-site spa. The B&B is only minutes from hundreds of wineries and world-class restaurants. You can also choose to have dinner at the inn’s own award-winning restaurant. The innkeepers offer wine country evenings with homemade s’mores around the firepit. You’ll get to snack on homemade cookies and milk left for you during nightly turn-down service, and wake up to a farm-fresh breakfast.
Hilltop Manor Bed and Breakfast – Hot Springs, AR
You’ll get total privacy at this B&B, which is located on a romantic 5.5 acre estate. All five unique suites have private baths, most with Jacuzzi tubs. Most of the rooms have fireplaces, flat-screen TVs, and king-size beds. Amenities include 1,000 thread count sheets, fluffy towels and robes, and warm comforters. Sit on the massive front porch together overlooking a waterfall and grove of magnolia trees. Nearby activities include going to the famous bathhouses or hiking and horseback riding in the Ouchita Mountains. The inn offers a variety of romantic packages with chilled champagne, fresh flowers, picnic baskets, a fruit and cheese platter, or a custom cake for two. There’s even a package that gives you the materials you need to make s’mores in your suite’s fireplace!
Le Prieuré – Biron, France
Take a trip to this unique B&B located in the French countryside in the Dordogne region. The stunning inn is located at the foot of the Castle of Biron and has large rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, plush robes, and stunning views of the area. Some of the rooms have fireplaces. The historic property was built over 500 years ago as a home for priests, but has been completely restored with elegant decor. If you visit during the summer, relax on the quiet terrace together. You can add on gourmet dinner, wine tasting, massage, or cooking class. Within an hour’s drive, you can visit prehistoric caves, Romanesque churches and cloisters, beautiful villages, and lovely sights along the Dordogne River. Other nearby romantic activities include bicycling, hiking, horseback riding, and taking hot air balloon rides. The inn is open from March-December.
Riad Al Jazira – Marrakech, Morocco
Experience the exotic at this whitewashed B&B in the Old Medina of Morocco. It is a trio of riads from the 17th century, all stylishly restored. The 15 spacious guest rooms all have private bathrooms and contemporary yet simple design. There are numerous open courtyards with chaises and cushions where you can just relax. There is also a pool and a terrace with Berber tent, where you can watch the sunset together. Unwind with treatments at the inn’s spa; get a scrub in the hammam or have a massage. While breakfast is included, you can add a lunch or dinner of traditional Moroccan cuisine, served either inside, on the patio, or on the roof terrace. You'll also be in a prime location for visiting the markets, mosques, and historic sights.
Star of Texas Bed & Breakfast – Brownwood, TX
Secluded in the Texas Hill Country, this unique B&B is ideal for those looking to get away from it all. The inn is located along several wine trails and is just two miles from Lake Brownwood, where you can have a peaceful picnic. Each guest room is actually in a private cottage, some with large Jacuzzi tubs for two, private porches, and outdoor hot tubs. A full hot breakfast is brought to your private cottage each morning. They offer a romance package that includes a couples massage, a romantic candlelight dinner with local wine, and a tray with fruit, cheese, and chocolate.