Top 10 hidden escapes

This month we’re celebrating ten off-the-grid bed and breakfasts known for their relaxing vibe and beautiful surroundings. These properties offer travelers a respite from their day-to-day life and a chance to escape from it all.

Alicion Bed and Breakfast Situated on a quiet corner, this eco-friendly bed and breakfast in the Canadian port town of Lunenberg, Nova Scotia is full of historic charm. The inn features a vibrant décor inspired by the beauty of its natural surroundings and four bright and spacious guestrooms. Each of the suites features a different element of nature – the kingfisher, the seaside, the forest, and the dragonfly – to promote tranquility and relaxation, and all are outfitted with a king- or queen-sized bed and a private ensuite bathroom offering either a hydrotherapy or Victorian claw-foot bathtub.

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Arch Cape Inn & Retreat Located on the coast of Oregon between Hug Point State Park and Oswald West State Park, this pet-friendly boutique inn was built in the style of a classic French chateau The bed and breakfast, set on 1.5 meticulously manicured acres, is surrounded by flourishing flower gardens and features beautiful ocean views, European antiques, and original works of art. Cannon Beach, in particular, is well known for its artist community and galleries. Head down to the inn’s private beach at low tide and lose yourself in your thoughts as you walk along the miles-long stretch of soft sand.

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Baptism River Inn Nestled near Lake Superior on 32 acres of rugged woodlands along the Baptism River, this B&B is housed in a log lodge that borders Tettegouche State Park. The inn is off the beaten path but still offers a convenient home base for those who wish to explore the Minnesota Arrowhead region. The three guestrooms and one luxury suite are appointed with comfortable beds and spacious ensuite bathrooms featuring two-person whirlpool bathtubs. Guests can sip on complimentary hot beverages while snuggling by the crackling fire in the living room and relax their cares away in the Finnish sauna.

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Cedar Crest Lodge This 11-room country inn located on 111 acres of beautiful rolling hills near Kansas City, Missouri has recently been recognized as an Official Certified Wildlife Habitat. Those who enjoy the outdoors will love the property’s many gardens, walking trails, fishing ponds, as well as the outdoor pool, bocce court, and horseshoe pit. Those wishing to escape it all by relaxing indoors will not be disappointed either, as opportunities to focus on oneself abound thanks to the on-site full-service day spa and the comfortable library packed with enough volumes to keep you entertained throughout the duration of your stay.

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The Crescent Moon Inn Nestled in the red cliffs of the desert community of Kayenta, this stunning pet-friendly bed and breakfast offers the perfect escape from the responsibilities of your day-to-day life. Enjoy the picturesque surroundings and an unobstructed view of the night sky from your private suite, all of which are individually furnished and decorated with original artwork and include a bedroom, bathroom, and fully appointed kitchen. The upper-level suites even have access to the rooftop lounge. Experience the local culture by visiting Kayenta’s Coyote Gulch Art Village where locally-owned art galleries and restaurants highlight the best collections in the region.

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The Inn at the Round Barn Farm Surrounded by 245 acres of mountains, meadows, and ponds in the heart of Vermont’s Mad River Valley, this classic New England bed and breakfast effortlessly combines comfort and luxury. The inn is the perfect place to enjoy everything Vermont has to offer, from the fall foliage to the ski slopes. The 12 distinctive guestrooms each feature unique architecture and décor, Tempur-Pedic beds made with plush comforters, and private ensuite bathrooms stocked with designer soaps and bath products. Stay in a luxury suite and cuddle by your gas fireplace and unwind in your steam shower or oversized whirlpool bathtub.

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Snug Hollow Farm Bed & Breakfast Located about one hour from Lexington in the Red Lick Valley of Central Kentucky, this secluded bed and breakfast is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the middle of an organic farm. The pristine 300-acre property boasts babbling brooks, fragrant fields of wildflowers, and wooded mountainsides. Accommodations include a spacious two-story log farmhouse with a beamed living room, sprawling porches, and two comfortable suites with private bathrooms. Guests may also stay in the restored chestnut log cabin with the tin roof or the pine/cedar cabin by the creek.

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Squam Lake Inn This charming bed and breakfast housed in a farmhouse dating back to 1895 provides a quintessential lakeside getaway in the Lake and White Mountain regions of New Hampshire. Sip on a cup of hot tea while relaxing in the lobby in front of a roaring fire, curl up with a good book in the cozy library, or lounge on the wraparound porch or expansive mahogany deck and listen to the soothing sounds of the local wildlife. Even the décor of the guestrooms is inspired by the beauty of the surrounding lakes.

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The Swag Country Inn This intimate hideaway located along the Cataloochee Divide blends the unassuming beauty of nature with the modern amenities of a luxury resort, all with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park just steps away from the property. When you arrive, stop and admire the influence of the Blue Ridge high country in the architecture of the inn realized in the historic hand-hewn logs and local field stone design. Feed your soul and renew your spirit by exploring the secluded nooks in the woods or embarking on hikes (inquire about the personalized hiking sticks!) or climbs on the 250-acre grounds.

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Wolf Cove Inn Bed & Breakfast Set on an extensive private shorefront along Tripp Lake in the charming town of Poland, this pet-friendly bed and breakfast has recently undergone a complete renovation. The design and décor celebrates the natural beauty of the state, drawing from a color palette that evokes the grandeur of Maine’s Western Mountains and the serenity of the Lakes Region. With every breath of fresh air, you’ll feel more at ease as you wander through the property’s lush perennial gardens and surrounding grove of majestic pine trees. Guests can also explore the lake with the provided rowboat, kayaks, and canoes.

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