Situated in the peaceful hills of the Tuscan countryside, enjoy astounding views from this renovated ancient farmhouse. From the inn, which is also a working farm and vineyard, marvel at views of the nearby vineyards and olive groves of the estate, with the medieval towers of the town of San Gimignano in the background. Take a swim in the pool with a panoramic view of the vineyards and groves. When the weather is nice, dine on breakfast outside overlooking the verdant hills. Nearly all of the nine rooms also have gorgeous views, either of the quiet countryside or the historic town in the distance. From the inn, you can walk along several trails to explore the area and capture more incredible views.
Top 10 B&Bs with the Best Views
This month's award celebrates 10 B&Bs around the world with the most stunning views, from the ocean in St. Lucia to the mountains of Switzerland. These winners are not ranked, but are listed alphabetically. Be sure to explore all of our award-winning inns!
Escape to the Lakes Region of New Hampshire and enjoy beautiful views of nature year-round. Whether coated in winter snow, lush greenery in the summer, or vibrant hues of red, yellow, and orange in the fall, you will see views of pristine Newfound Lake and the White Mountains everywhere. The inn was specifically built to optimize the view from every room, so in addition to spectacular views from your room’s windows, you will find balconies, a garden patio, and loveseat swing by the pond, all perfect for watching the sunset or simply relaxing with a good book or glass of wine. The pet-friendly and family-friendly inn sits on 15 acres of gardens, fountains, ponds, fields, and woodlands. The nearby area is filled with outdoor activities that also provide scenic views, from skiing to horseback riding to boating.
Perched above the Burien Seahurst Beach Park on the Puget Sound, this Washington inn has a spectacular 400-foot vantage point. Watch the sparkling water and passing ships, the Olympic Mountains, wildlife such as eagles, and colorful sunsets. Soak in the unobstructed view from the shared deck or the privacy of your room. Listen to the sound of the waves lapping below. While the B&B is only a few miles from downtown Seattle, you will feel worlds away.
This inn is located at the edge of Middle Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau, offering guests astounding views. You will be surrounded by 15 acres of mountain scenery, sandstone bluffs, hiking trails, and gardens. Seven of the 11 guest rooms have mountain views. Unwind amongst the peaceful vistas on the back deck or from your private guest room. The back deck has such a beautiful view that many couples get married there. It’s especially a sight to be seen as fall foliage emerges, when the leaves here turn brilliant shades of red and orange.
Kick back and relax to views of Taos Mountain at this BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection™ property. It’s set on 1.2 acres with courtyards surrounded by lilacs, towering cottonwoods, elms, willows, and blue spruce. It also adjoins 95,000 acres of Taos Pueblo land. Several of the rooms look out to the famed New Mexico mountain. In the winter, you can go skiing there and see the area's mountainous scenery from an incredible vantage point.
Unparalleled views of the Kander Valley are seen from every angle of this guesthouse. View the snow-capped peaks of the Blümlisalp Glacier from your guest room, some of which have decks. Decorated in classic Swiss style, you will get a true taste of the culture of a Swiss mountain village. There are many other ways to bask in this area’s stunning scenery. Depending on the time of year, you can go swimming, hiking, biking, paragliding, Nordic walking, snow walking, cross-country skiing, skating, sledding and more.
You will never want to leave this tropical paradise once you set foot here. The inn doubles as a working citrus and cocoa plantation. It overlooks the Caribbean Sea and the Pitons, two famous rocks that emerge from the sea. The breathtaking view from high above can be seen from the inn’s restaurant, infinity pool, and some of the guest rooms' private balconies. To enhance your connection with nature, the inn has no television. Instead, spend the evening on your private balcony watching the sunset and stargazing. To take further advantage of the tropical scenery in the daytime, hike in the rain forests, climb the Pitons, bathe in therapeutic waters of sulfur springs, visit waterfalls, go kayaking, snorkel, scuba dive, or bird/whale/dolphin-watch.
Similar to Eagle’s View, this inn overlooks Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountain Range. But rather than being a traditional B&B, this property consists of one stand-alone cottage that is all yours, giving you utmost privacy. The cottage has a full kitchen that is stocked with breakfast items that you can make at your leisure. The outdoor deck overlooking the water has a private hot tub, giving you more opportunities to enjoy the view of the sound from above—especially at sunset.
Imagine waking up every morning to a secluded panoramic view of the Colorado Rockies. Every guest room at this Colorado B&B features an unobstructed 9,000-foot view of Pikes Peak and 1 million acres of Pikes National Forest, and some have private balconies. According to the innkeepers, even local residents say that the inn has one of the best views of Pikes Peak. It’s a beautiful scene in any season. You can also go hiking, biking, skiing, and horseback riding to further explore the area. You can even take a drive up Pike’s Peak when the weather is calm for a sweeping vista of the entire region from high above.
Retreat to this peaceful oceanfront B&B on Soliman Bay in the Tulum area of the Riviera Maya. The inn consists of two private guest rooms on opposite sides of the property, each with up-close views of the turquoise water. There are no resorts in the area, so it’s tranquil and private. Each morning, dine on a full gourmet breakfast under the grand palapa with ocean views. Lounge in a hammock or cushioned lounge chair on the white sandy beach. The beachfront pool overlooks tropical gardens and the ocean. The innkeepers have ocean kayaks you can borrow to explore the bay, or you can go snorkeling.