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Austin, TX �� You’ve popped the question with a beautiful diamond. Why stop at the proposal? June is the most popular wedding month, and honeymoon season will soon be upon us. The Diamond Collection, an exclusive group of over 100 professionally inspected and guest-reviewed luxury inns, offers the luxury, quality, and distinctive sophistication worthy of lifelong honeymoon memories. Each Diamond Collection property participates in a comprehensive annual inspection program, maintains top consumer reviews on, and offers the modern amenities and services required for a top-quality guest experience. Diamond quality shouldn’t stop with the ring. Let one of the Diamond Collection members create a dazzling and romantic honeymoon. Here is a sampling of ten upscale Diamond Collection inns from coast to coast, offering the ideal honeymoon choice with everything from romantic surroundings to “honeymoontastic” itineraries. This is the second in a series of stories about Diamond Collection inns. Properties are listed in alphabetical order by state.

Arsenic and Old Lace, Eureka Springs, AR: When you really want to celebrate, book the Ultimate Getaway, which doubles as a great honeymoon package at this Queen Anne Victorian-style mansion. Ask for the Tree Top Suite, a two-story room with all the desirable amenities, then add in champagne and logo’d flutes to keep, dinner for two, a romantic horsedrawn carriage ride, fluffy Arsenic and Old Lace robes, and plenty of time to cherish one another. Just blocks from downtown Eureka Springs, there’s plenty to do in the area. Book your elopement or wedding, then enjoy the honeymoon here too.

Goldmoor Inn & Aaron’s Cottages, Galena, IL
: Snuggled up against each other with champagne in hand, take in the sunsets over the Mississippi from the bluff-top setting of this romantic inn. Contemporary guest rooms and cottages offer everything from heated towel racks to fluffy robes. Reminiscent of an English castle yet with thoroughly modern amenities, the weekend dining is matched only by the diverse wine cellar selections. Set in one of Illinois’s best honeymoon towns, this inn offers the perfect place to hold the wedding or enjoy honeymoon bliss.

Oliver Inn B&B, South Bend, IN: This Victorian 25-room mansion was built for lavish entertaining including a dining room with original Waterford crystal sconces, seven fireplaces, a baby grand piano, and a butler's pantry with complimentary refreshments. Eight uniquely decorated guest rooms, some with fireplaces, private balconies, claw-foot tubs, marble sinks and/or Jacuzzis, plus a lovely landscaped estate with lawn swings, gardens, gazebo, and fountains, mean you don’t have to go far to discover one another in intimate surroundings.

Captain Lord Mansion, Kennebunkport, ME
: Here’s a destination B&B that promises a honeymoon of Presidential proportions. Spend days exploring Maine’s rocky shores and nearby beaches or meander through quaint shops and by scenic lighthouses by day. Be sure to be back for afternoon refreshments and a roaring fire in the Gathering Room, and then snuggle up in guest rooms with majestic amenities, beautiful furnishings and linens, and baths with Jacuzzi tubs and fine lotions. Add a massage at the in-house spa, or flowers and chocolate-covered strawberries for extra touches.

Brewster by the Sea, Brewster, MA: This true Cape Cod experience combines a wonderful English country ambiance on the interior, complete with outstanding service from kind innkeepers with high marks in haute hospitality. Stroll hand-in-hand though this sea captains’ town and enjoy nature walks to nearby bay beaches, then return for spa services and an outdoor heated pool with beautiful herb and perennial gardens. Glowing fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, and star-watching in the outdoor hot tub to add to the honeymoon romance and relaxation.

1889 Whitegate Inn & Cottages, Asheville, NC: For couples craving a North Carolina romantic honeymoon, this inn--located closest to downtown Asheville overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains--offers the perfect respite after the wedding. Soak in a Jacuzzi tub, then indulge in a deep tissue massage. Meander through the lush gardens, then dine in downtown Asheville, NC. Fall to sleep together in a grand four-poster bed in a stately room with soaring ceilings. The next day, explore all of Asheville’s scenic beauty once again.

Candlelight Inn, North Wildwood, NJ: Located on the Jersey Shore, this turn-of-the-century Queen Anne style Victorian offers all the romantic amenities honeymooners want, with double whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, and more. From the beach to the boardwalk with rides and attractions, to the bay with kayaking and canoeing, the Candlelight Inn is where your perfect honeymoon begins.

Red Coach Inn, Niagara Falls, NY
: They say Niagara Falls is for lovers, and here’s one honeymoon destination that captures the thrill of the falls. Overlooking Niagara's majestic Upper Rapids, just 500 yards from the brink of Niagara Falls, all of the spacious one- and two-bedroom suites and many of the guest rooms have spectacular views of the Niagara River and Goat Island Park. Honeymooners love the whirlpool tubs, gas fireplaces, and fully equipped kitchens in many of the rooms. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served on the flower-laden patio in summer or by a roaring wood-burning fireplace in winter. What could be more romantic?

Settlers Inn on Bingham Park, Hawley, PA: This Craftsman-style hotel and award-winning farm-to-table restaurant offers Mission-style elegance and fine food in the Pocono Mountains. Perfect for honeymooners, many of the rooms feature whirlpool tubs, plush robes, fireplaces, flat- screen TVs, and more. Minutes away are Lake Wallenpaupack, the Upper Delaware River, and state parks and forests. Choose to relax together after the hectic wedding with quiet pastimes or refresh with seasonal activities including walks to romantic waterfalls, plus golf, tennis, bicycling, downhill and cross-country skiing, outdoor music concerts, and summer theatre, offering perfect itineraries for romantic couples year round.

Creekhaven Inn, Wimberly, TX: Located deep in the heart of Texas Hill country, on the banks of Cypress Creek and within walking distance of the Wimberley Village Square, each of the 14 uniquely decorated guest rooms offer an individualized romantic escape. By day wade in the spring-fed creek or walk hand in hand through the ancient cypress trees. Then, return to the inn and enjoy guest rooms with vaulted or cathedral ceilings, deep whirlpools, and outdoor balconies. Book a massage for two; flowers, cheese trays and more are available to enhance the romance for the perfect honeymoon.

Planning a wedding, honeymoon or romantic getaway of your own? Choose from more than 100 beautifully appointed Diamond Collection properties. Simply visit and click on the View Members link on the Diamond Collection graphic.

About, based in Austin, Texas, is a leading specialty travel website with detailed information on more than 11,000 bed-and-breakfast properties worldwide. The site helps travelers find the ideal B&B or small inn through informative descriptions, photos, and more than 100,000 consumer reviews, and make confirmed reservations instantly at nearly 2,000 properties. In addition, offers gift cards welcomed at more than 4,000 B&Bs in the United States and Canada, with no restrictions or blackout dates. The company also operates RezOvation, the industry leader in property management systems, online reservations, website design and internet marketing for the inn and B&B market. is owned and operated by HomeAway, Inc., the worldwide leader in online vacation rentals, representing more than 475,000 paid vacation rental home listings across 120 countries.

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