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Tickle Pink Inn

CARMEL, CALIFORNIA

You have two options at the seaside Tickle Pink Inn on the California shoreline: an ocean-view room with a clear outlook of the cerulean Pacific, or a cove-view room that overlooks the dramatic Big Sur coast. Guests are split over which is best, but there's no question that Tickle Pink offers some of the best views of Big Sur's famous rugged, sometimes misty (but always gorgeous) beaches and cliffs. All rooms and suites have private balconies from which to take in the scenery. Book a Deluxe Ocean View Suite to enjoy the gorgeous seascape from your private Whirlpool tub.

 

 
 

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Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast

NEWBURG, OREGON

A dreamy panorama of vineyards and orchards awaits at Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast in Oregon's Willamette Valley. The inn sits atop Chehalem Mountain, an unparalleled vantage point in the region. All rooms have balconies—and binoculars are available for optimal viewing of the stunning wine-country landscape. From glowing sunsets to a kaleidoscope of hot air balloons floating over the valley, expect to see some unforgettable sights while sipping local wine from your spacious private balcony.

 

 
 

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Crystal's View Bed and Breakfast

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA

Offering a uniquely magnificent mix of ocean and city views from every room at the inn, the aptly named Crystal's View Bed and Breakfast earns guests' praises for its panoramic Vancouver vistas. The inn is set in a quiet neighborhood in North Vancouver, but downtown (a 15-minute drive from Crystal's View) beckons beyond wide windows and private balconies. In the morning, the sight of the City of Glass skyline accompanies your three-course gourmet breakfast.

 

 

 

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Alaska Garden Gate B&B and Cottages

PALMER, ALASKA

Photos barely do these views justice. Alaska's craggy mountain peaks, glaciers and lush boreal forests are on full display from the cozy cottages, rooms and apartments at this charming B&B. Alaska Garden Gate B&B and Cottages is the perfect base for exploring glaciers and gold mines before returning to the inn for an evening Jacuzzi soak or a home-cooked meal whipped up in your apartment kitchen. Don't forget to head outside at night to take in a glimpse of the stars in the clear Alaska sky.

 

 
 

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The Iris Inn

WAYNESBORO, VIRGINIA

Wide swaths of glass and expansive decks allow guests to get the most incredible views of the Shenandoah Valley at this Diamond Collection B&B. From atop a Blue Ridge mountain, the Iris Inn looms over awe-inspiring mountains and forests—in fact, the property was intentionally constructed to give each room an excellent view of the surrounding landscape. Third-story hammocks, rocking chairs, hot tubs and porch swings are perfectly positioned for sight-seeing. For even more beautiful vistas, head to Skyline Drive, just a few miles from the inn.

 

 
 

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Grand Harbor Inn

CAMDEN, MAINE

We love ocean-facing B&Bs—but there's something special about the Grand Harbor Inn's gorgeous views of countless tall sailing ships bobbing in Camden Harbor. The inn sits very close to the water—so close that at times it feels as if you could reach your fingertips beyond the balcony and graze the sea. Guests who wish to take full advantage of their oceanfront accommodations may request an in-room breakfast at no charge. Our advice? Splurge on the Waterfront Grand Suite and enjoy extensive harbor views from an enormous corner balcony with sliding glass doors.

 

 

—by Caroline Costello