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As Americans gear up for Valentine’s Day, editors were asked to share their list of a dozen or so favorite inns for celebrating romance with National Geographic Traveler. Now we’re sharing them with you. While a B&B getaway is always filled with value and romance, the inns on this list promise special memories enhanced by the amenities that couples seek: distinctive décor, superior hospitality, and environs offering plenty of entertainment possibilities. Each recommended inn has been visited by well-known travel writer and editor Sandy Soule, or a member of her editorial team.

If a Valentine’s getaway isn’t in the cards for this month, dazzle your Valentine with the promise of a future romantic “value-cation.” Give your special someone The Getaway Gift Card from; it’s the gift of a romantic escape to a choice of 4,000 B&Bs across the U.S. and Canada, sure to generate a thank-you kiss from your Valentine. The Getaway Gift Card never expires and has no blackout dates or hidden fees. Easily purchased online and printed from your computer quickly, or printed and mailed for you to deliver in a beautiful presentation envelope, it can be customized for free to include a photo of you and your Valentine, or selected from two dozen pre-set designs. Best of all, to insure that Valentine’s Day is perfect this year,  is offering a 10 percent discount on all February gift card purchases of $100 or more. Simply enter the promotional code ROMANCE10 at check-out.

All of the B&Bs on this list welcome The Getaway Gift Card from Read on for’s Editor’s Picks for Romance on Valentine’s Day and beyond, listed in alpha-order by state.

Lookout Point InnLookout Point Lakeside Inn, Hot Springs, AR: From its eco-friendly attitude to the peaceful labyrinth, couples come to enjoy quiet time alone in guest rooms with commanding views of Lake Hamilton with the Ouachita Mountains in the distance. Purpose built as an inn, this distinctive B&B offers an ideal location for outdoor recreation with one you love.

Candlelight Inn, Napa, CACandlelight Inn, Napa, CA: Wine, haute hospitality, romantic itineraries, and amenity-laden guest rooms are just a few of the reasons this is one of Napa’s most romantic choices. Add their signature decadent five-layer chocolate cake and a guest pantry filled with delicious offerings, and you’ve just found the perfect way to your honey’s heart.

Casa de Suenos, St Augustine, FLCasa de Suenos, St Augustine, FL: After a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride, return to a guest room with complimentary sherry, double whirlpool tub, and private patio for intimate conversations. Understated elegance and a clean, fresh décor with hip accents make this a favorite for romantic couples.

Shipman House, Hilo, HIShipman House B&B, Hilo, HI:
Couples come to learn the hula, make leis and explore Hilo’s volcanoes, waterfalls, and historic museums and shops. Breakfasts are highlighted by tropical fruits grown on this five-acre estate with 20 varieties of fruit and coffee trees. Stroll hand-in-hand through lavish gardens filled with orchids and tropical flowers. 

Devonfield Country Inn, Lee, MADevonfield Country Inn, Lee, MA: This 209-year-old historic estate has been graciously updated with modern private baths. Antiques, quilts, down comforters, plush sheets, wood-burning fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, CD players, and TV/DVDs enhance every room along with handmade chocolates and bottled water. Discover love in the Berkshires here. Another great romantic choice is the Applegate Inn, also in Lee, and the Hampton Terrace in nearby Lenox.

Blair Hill Inn, Greenville, MeBlair Hill Inn, Greenville, ME: The sweeping views of Moosehead Lake and the romantic five-course Valentine’s dinner set this inn apart, along with heart-warming hospitality from friendly and engaging innkeepers. Rent a snowmobile or cross-country skis and explore moose country in February.  Two other great romantic choices in Greenville are the Greenville Inn and the Lodge at Moosehead Lake.

Hermann Hill B&B, Hermann, MOHermann Hill B&B Winery, Hermann, MO: Discover Missouri wine country with the one you love as you enjoy vineyard and Missouri River views from the inn or new bluff-top cottages. Savor a day of wine tasting and shopping at unique boutiques then return to enjoy private balconies, patios, and hot tubs.  Another fine romantic choice in Missouri is Garth Woodside Mansion in Hannibal.

Inn at Bowman's Hill, New Hope, PAInn at Bowman's Hill, New Hope, PA: King-sized featherbeds, fine linens, fireplaces, TV, DVD, Bose clock radios with CD players, fresh flowers, Italian tile and travertine bathrooms, and heated whirlpools for two combine to offer a retreat for romance. Nearby, the Woolverton Inn is also a sure bet for romantic getaways.

Inn Above Onion Creek, Kyle, TXInn Above Onion Creek, Kyle, TX: Balconies offer beautiful views of Texas Hill Country along with palatial baths; some have sunset views from the showers. Luxurious bedding, rustic elegance, and romantic breakfasts and dinners differentiate this inn.

Washington School Inn, Park City, UTWashington School Inn, Park City, UT: Walk to renowned Park City slopes or restaurants and shops from this former school, turned luxury inn. Guest suites include beds with puffy comforters and feather beds and flat-screen TVs; guests are served a lavish spread of afternoon refreshments.

Rabbit Hill Inn, Lower Waterford, VTRabbit Hill Inn, Lower Waterford, VT: Even in the Snooty Fox Pub, rabbits rule here, right down to rabbit-shaped butter patties -- and we all know how romantic rabbits can be! Enjoy a ski getaway or take in the vista of the White Mountains from the romantic candlelit dining room. Nineteen guest rooms feature canopy beds, fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs and plenty of personalized amenities. 

Inn at Riverbend, Pearisburg, VAInn at Riverbend, Pearisburg, VA: Set high on a hill, each guest room here features a deck or terrace overlooking a fabulous vista of seven mountaintops and the New River. Watch sunrises, sunsets and local wildlife from seven beautifully appointed guest rooms with the one you love.

For another timely story for Valentine’s Day, click here for Valentine’s Value Vacations for a list of value-added Valentine’s Day getaways.

For Valentine's Day Specials for romantic couples or "Un-Valentine's" Day specials for 89 million single Americans, visit A variety of search functions and extensive maps enable inngoers to find the perfect B&B. Travelers can make reservations online, saving $50 on two-night stays, purchase The Getaway Gift Card from, welcomed at over 4,000 B&Bs in the U.S. and Canada, read up-to-date trip reports on The Blog, read and write independent reviews, and post questions on expert-hosted message boards.

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