Romantic B&Bs for Mini-Moon Vacations

There are no rules anymore when it comes to honeymoons. While it was once commonplace to hop on a plane or cruise ship the day after the wedding for a week-long vacation, many couples don’t have the time or budget for that anymore. So it’s no surprise that there has been a surge in “mini-moons”—short honeymoons that allow couples a quick romantic getaway.

Whether you’re outdoor adventure lovers, wine and fine dining connoisseurs, beach bums, or just in need of some post-wedding R&R at a spa, bed and breakfasts and inns offer a wide variety of “mini-moon” options.

The Ruby of Crested Butte

Crested Butte, CO

The Ruby of Crested Butte

Explore Colorado with a trip to this B&B with an unobstructed view of Mt. Crested Butte. It sits in charming downtown Crested Butte just across the street from the free shuttle to the ski lifts, and a hiking and biking trail is only one block away. In the summer, go rafting, golfing, fishing, or discover other exciting outdoor sports. In the winter, go Nordic and backcountry skiing, ice fishing, snow shoeing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, and more. Amenities include a free organic country-style breakfast, luxurious 1,000-threadcount linens, over-sized robes, and a hot tub.

Bentwood Inn

Jackson, WY

Bentwood Inn

You're sure to fall in love with this rustic, romantic log B&B. The inn is just down the road from Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole Ski Area at Teton Village. The surrounding area is ideal for hiking, biking, inline skating on 200 miles of paved trails, river and lake fishing, whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, paragliding, hot air ballooning, and nearly any other outdoor activity you can imagine. Rent a car and take a scenic 65-mile drive through the National Elk Refuge and Grand Teton National Park to the south entrance to Yellowstone National Park.

Majestic Ocean Bed & Breakfast

Ucluelet, British Columbia

Majestic Ocean Bed & Breakfast

Unwind from your wedding at this Canadian B&B featuring waterfront suites in a natural setting. Nearby activities include ocean kayaking tours, hiking, bear watching, whale watching, fishing, and nature tours. Just minutes from the inn, you will find beautiful beaches and hiking trails, the Wild Pacific Trail, Pacific Rim National Park, and Broken Group Islands. Observe wildlife such as sea lions, seals, shorebirds, and eagles. Each room has a private entrance from the outside and a patio seating area with a water view. The rooms have heated hardwood floors to keep you warm and cozy.

Walden Plantation

Llano, TX

Walden Plantation

Enjoy peace and quiet overlooking the Llano River in the Texas countryside. Situated on 17 acres, Walden Plantation offers a serene retreat perfect for nature lovers. It’s very close to great rock climbing at Enchanted Rock, or you can spend the day going fishing and kayaking on the river. The inn’s amenities include a pool, hot tub, flat-screen TVs, a pool bar, and an outdoor patio with a fire pit.

Hartstone Inn & Hideaway

Camden, MA

Hartstone Inn & Hideaway

Dine on this elegant B&B's acclaimed world-class cuisine. Gourmet getaway packages, chef for the day, and cooking class weekends are available with the inn’s Chef Michael Salmon. Add on evening dining to your room rate and feast on a decadent five-course meal together. Your stay includes a gourmet breakfast and complimentary homemade cookies and tea in the afternoon. Rooms have gas fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs, feather beds, iPod docks, and more. Plus, there’s an on-site spa.

Beechwood Inn B&B and Wine Cellar

Clayton, GA

Beechwood Inn B&B and Wine Cellar

Be pampered with Southern hospitality at this Georgia inn and restaurant. The two innkeepers offer wine appreciation and culinary classes to guests. The pair wine education professionals with years of experience in the food and wine industry. Classes, training and wine tastings can be customized for individuals or groups. The pair specializes in matching food to interesting and esoteric wines. The restaurant offers prix-fixe dining by reservation and offers fresh regional and Mediterranean-style meals using local, organic, and sustainable products. The inn has eight guest rooms and one private cottage, most of which have fireplaces.

The Villa at Messina Hof Winery

Bryan, TX

The Villa at Messina Hof Winery

Wine enthusiasts will love taking an escape here. Guests get a free tour of the winery, a free tasting, a wine and cheese reception every night, and a full champagne breakfast buffet each morning. Stroll the 100-acre estate amongst the vineyard, sit by the lake, or unwind on your private balcony or patio (eight of the 10 rooms have one). Enjoy dinner at the onsite restaurant, with the promise of a romantic evening in the Barrel Room or overlooking the vineyards.

Napa Old World Inn

Napa, CA

Napa Old World Inn

Indulge in private tastings and take wine education seminars in Napa Old World Inn’s parlor, hosted by some of Napa’s world-class wineries. Take a romantic horseback ride in the vineyards together, or take the inn's maps and stroll through the surrounding wineries. Guests are treated to freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies on check-in, an evening wine and cheese social hour, and decadent desserts in the evening. Each morning begins with a two-course hot gourmet breakfast. The inn's private cottage, pictured left, is very popular with honeymooners.

Crowne Pointe Historic Inn & Spa

Provincetown, MA

Crowne Pointe Historic Inn & Spa

Set high on a bluff with beautiful views, Crowne Pointe is an ideal setting for those who need to relax after a busy wedding. Its Shui Spa is full-service, with massage, facials, waxing, nails, scrubs, wraps, and more. It also has a mineral soaking tub (pictured left). The inn also features award-winning fine dining and a 4,000-bottle wine list. Other amenities at the 40-room property include a heated in-ground pool, hot tubs, and rooms with fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, and private decks. It’s an easy walk to shops, restaurants, bars, cafes, galleries, and the beach.

Casa Laguna Inn & Spa

Laguna Beach, CA

Casa Laguna Inn & Spa

Just a 10-minute walk to Victoria Beach, this luxurious inn features beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. It’s only 1.5 miles to the town of downtown Laguna Beach, which boasts shops, art galleries, and summer festivals. Casa Laguna Inn & Spa is also within walking distance to tidal pools and two superb restaurants. The inn has a by-reservation-only gazebo soak tub, a heated pool, and many secluded patios. Their in-house spa features a variety of massages, reflexology, salt polish, and more. The spa is open to registered guests only. Enjoy a gourmet breakfast from award-winning chefs in addition to free wine and gourmet appetizers in the evening.

Inn at Thorn Hill & Spa

Jackson, NH

Inn at Thorn Hill & Spa

This charming inn in the White Mountains offers the choice of guest rooms in the main inn, rooms in the carriage house, or romantic private cottages. Each room is outfitted with Jacuzzis, fireplaces, and great views. The B&B features a dedicated room where you can take yoga, Pilates, personal training, or Thai yoga for one or two. There is also a fitness room and sauna. The on-site spa services include massage (private or couples), hydrotherapy, nails, energy balancing, and more.

La Mer & Dewey House

Key West, FL

La Mer & Dewey House

Retreat from wedding chaos to one of these two luxurious beachfront properties, which make enjoying the white sand beaches easy as walking out the door. They are surrounded by tropical flora and fauna and embrace a unique British Colonial style. Guests have access to three on-site pools, spa services, and a fitness center. Guest rooms feature luxurious linens, Jacuzzi tubs, granite wet bars, and private balconies and porches.

The Bed & Breakfast Inn At La Jolla

La Jolla, CA

The Bed & Breakfast Inn At La Jolla

Located in the heart of La Jolla, this relaxing B&B is just steps from the beach. During your stay, go snorkeling and explore miles of beach. Beach towels, chairs, and umbrellas can be borrowed from the B&B. Have a romantic picnic on the cliffs overlooking the ocean and watch the seals. It’s also close to many outdoor cafes, restaurants, and art galleries. Some of the rooms feature fireplaces, ocean views, robes, and fine sherry. Free snacks and drinks are always available.

Brewster By The Sea Inn & Spa On Cape Cod

Brewster, MA

Brewster By The Sea Inn & Spa On Cape Cod

Discover the heart of Cape Cod when you stay at Brewster by the Sea Inn. Take a nature walk to the nearby bay beaches, soak in the outdoor heated pool, or watch the stars from the hot tub. You can also go whale watching or fishing if you’re feeling adventurous. There is an on-site spa if you need some extra pampering.



Villa Dolce Vita

Tulum, Mexico

Villa Dolce Vita

Indulge in privacy at this B&B with only two guest rooms, both of which are located right on the beach overlooking Soliman Bay. It resides in a gated community with 24/7 security. Relax with in-room or beachfront massages. Swim in the beachfront pool or fall asleep in a hammock overlooking the water. The inn is close to scuba diving and snorkeling, in addition to archeological ruins.