In the heart of Lake Erie wine country, this four-season inn is bordered by a vineyard in the back and magnificent Lake Erie views in front. Manicured gardens guide guests to a lakeside patio and fire pit where classic Adirondack chairs provide the perfect perch for taking in the stunning natural scenery. Cleaned only with eco-friendly products, the four uniquely decorated rooms are bright and blissfully comfortable. They offer queen or king beds and views of Lake Erie, Barcelona Harbor and Lighthouse, or the vineyard and gardens. The innkeepers believe that decadence can be healthful, so their farm-to-table gourmet breakfasts always include freshly baked muffins, sweet and savory entrées, and homemade jams. They also can their own organic peaches and pears so the locally harvested bounty can be enjoyed by guests year-round.
Relax in romantic rooms or suites surrounded by 65 secluded acres of natural woodland at this inn and spa located only 25 minutes from the sandy shores of Lake Michigan. All accommodations have king or queen beds and private baths stocked with amenities, and most have fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. Don’t miss the gazebo in the woods, bordered by a five-acre water-lily pond, plus a screened porch and dock flanking a private 80-acre lake. Every stay includes a full gourmet breakfast (the sweet focaccia is a must) and access to the private lake and pond and complimentary use of kayaks and paddle boat or snowshoes. Numerous walking trails abound, perfect for a stroll before a massage or facial at the on-site spa. Come dinner time, indulge in a handcrafted, savory pub pie.
Chez Nicole is on the west side of Lake Okanagan with a breathtaking panoramic view of the city of Kelowna and the surrounding mountains. Its spectacular arched roof is instantly recognizable—a beacon letting guests know they’ve arrived at the right place. The Lakeview room is exceptionally generous in scale and has gorgeous lake and city views. It offers a queen bed, large sitting area, and a private deck for morning coffee or gazing at the stars and city lights. All rooms include plush bath robes and a towel warmer. Nicole’s gourmet breakfasts offer fresh juices, coffees/teas, yogurts, fresh local fruit, breads, and a sweet or savory entrée. It’s healthful fuel for a day of visiting nearby beaches and wineries, or simply staying in and enjoying the heated saltwater pool or garden tea house.
This fully restored 19th-century Adirondack boutique inn overlooks Friends Lake and offers an all-inclusive getaway with lake access and complimentary canoe and kayak rentals, miles of trails starting from the property, a Nordic Ski Center, and fine dining. Choose from seven Lodge rooms, three Luxury rooms, or seven Adirondack rooms—all with private en-suite baths, some with Jacuzzi tubs, steam showers or fireplaces. Luxury and Lodge rooms have private balconies. A hearty, made-to-order breakfast, served in the sunny lake view dining room, kick-starts the day. For dinner, guests can dine in the rustically elegant main dining room, which offers innovative New-American cuisine, or enjoy a regional microbrew and a more casual, pub-like atmosphere in the taproom. The property also features lovely gardens and a pond, a heated swimming pool, and sauna.
Built in 1978 as a private residence, then converted to a B&B in 1993, this northwestern Montana getaway lies only a few turns from Whitefish Mountain Resort, a short hike from Glacier Park, an easy paddle from Whitefish River and Whitefish Lake, and a nine-iron swing from the Flathead Valley's numerous golf courses. Hewn from solid cedar timbers and decorated in a Western motif with fabrics influenced by Native American textiles, the lodge offers nine spacious rooms and suites, each completely unique in character. All have private baths (some sky-lit), vaulted wood ceilings, custom-made lodgepole or iron beds, waffle-weave robes, American-made (and in some cases, Montana-made) comforters and pillows, and most have balconies with mountain views. A three-course breakfast honors authentic, generations-old cooking practices. Dutch babies—puffy baked pancakes dusted with powdered sugar—are a mouthwatering example.
Built in the ’20s and renovated in 2007, this inn features traditional Craftsman-style architecture and Pacific Northwest coastal influences. Each guest room has a queen bed, private bath, full-size hide- a-bed loveseat, table and chairs, plus other relaxing perks. Decked out in a lovely lime green, the Northwest Coastal room is a soothing sight with its coastal Native American accents and serene views of the water and Olympic Mountains. As fuel for a late-morning kayak paddle (complimentary rentals; easy, low-bank waterfront access), guests are invited to choose from several breakfast options including classic continental, European continental (with cold cuts and cheeses) or hot breakfast entrées like baked French toast with fresh fruit and sausage. Dine on the large open deck to view the boats going to and from Poulsbo.
The ultimate luxury of staying at this award-winning, 14-room waterfront escape is seeing the sun rise over Lake Huron—from bed. Located on a beautiful stretch of beach along the famed lake, Huron House is romance all the way, from the sound of lapping waves heard within earshot of the spacious accommodations to strolls on the soft, sandy beach to a soothing soak in a Jacuzzi tub for two. Numerous other invitations to unwind include king beds wrapped in lavish linens, plush Turkish towels, private decks with hot tubs, cozy hearths, and delectable breakfasts. Specialties—such as the freshly baked croissant with homemade caramel sauce and frittata with chicken apple sausage, onions and peppers—can be delivered to your room, private deck, or even to the very same bed with the aforementioned amazing view.
Built in 1880 by Dr. John Doyle, then mayor of Granbury, this three-acre Hill Country inn has been owned by numerous families and has seen several renovations and additions through the years, including a salt pool with waterfall and new guest suites designed to maximize the incredible lake views. Each of the 15 guest rooms and suites is luxurious and unique; some have heated bathroom floors, steam showers, showers with body jets, stone fireplaces, and private porches or balconies. Feather beds are wrapped in fine linens. The main house quarters are more Texas traditional—red oak hardwood floors and European décor—while the newer suites on the inn’s west side, including Lake House with its amazing floor-to-ceiling windows, are more contemporary in style. The Inn serves a full breakfast each morning, with Blueberry Blintz Soufflé being among the most popular choices.
Along the shores of Lake Lure in the Blue Ridge Mountains one hour southeast of Asheville, guests can relax, unwind, and be spoiled at this elegant 17-room getaway. The lodge offers generous views that seem to go on forever, a charming lakeside dock, and distinctive cuisine, including hot and hearty breakfasts; afternoon coffee, tea and pastries; evening wine and hors d’oeuvres; and fine dining. Rooms are drenched with light and surrounded by woodland, providing a naturally calming effect. The African Queens suite has an open floor plan with two queen beds, fireplace, large sitting area, and luxury bath with dual sinks, soaking tub and walk-in shower. A private wrap-around terrace with gorgeous lake views, sundeck chairs, and pergola invites guests to kick back, breathe in the fresh air, and just be.
This lakeside retreat set in an old-growth forest is a bastion of relaxation and waterfront enjoyment. Featuring three self-contained luxury suites, hot tub on the beach, lake access, and complimentary kayak, canoe and pedal boat rentals, the inn offers a diversity of stunning nature right outside your door. In addition to taking in the magnificent sunsets over Long Lake, guests can observe eagles and hummingbirds, beavers and mink from their private deck. The Mediterranean-inspired Lakeside Suite lies just 25 feet from the water. It has a king feather-top mattress bed, gas fireplace, and a private en-suite bathroom with shower. A daily breakfast of fresh fruit, refreshments, and a hot entrée is included. Arriving by float plane? You can park it for free at the dock.
This elegant Victorian inn with gourmet restaurant offers 20 guest rooms in two historic Queen Anne-style mansions and a private cottage near Lake Superior. Moroccan luxury inspired the décor of Suite XII on the inn’s third floor. Intricate fretwork frames the step-up, two-person whirlpool tub. From the king TempurPedic® bed to the multi-pillowed sitting area, the room is dressed in a spicy color palette of deep reds, accented with rich brocades and animal prints. Vibrant handcrafted tiles grace the walls of the rain shower. A double-sided gas fireplace warms both the bathing and resting area simultaneously and the generously sized window seat is perfect for lake-gazing. Start the day with a hearty gourmet breakfast in the sun-lit, antique-filled Landmark Restaurant dining room, then savor a second cup of coffee as your daydreams set sail on Lake Superior.
Wake up to a postcard-perfect view of Mount Rainier from a California king bed layered with hand-pressed, 1500-thread-count sheets, featherbed, down comforter, and mountains of pillows. It’s moments like this that make guests never want to leave this inn, located on a quiet bluff overlooking Puget Sound. Choose from one of two private accommodations—the Suite or the Cottage. Both feature a living room with river rock fireplace, private outdoor patio with a dining set and chimenea free-standing fireplace, laundry facility, and full kitchen stocked with the ingredients for preparing a healthy breakfast any time. The Cottage is the newer of the two vacation rentals. It has a large master bathroom with walk-in shower and full-size picture windows that frame a view of Mount Rainier.
Built in 1894 as a private residence, Wolf Cove offers 11 freshly renovated suites and rooms, each painted in warm neutrals to honor Maine’s rich panoply of stunning natural scenery. All accommodations include modern comforts like spa tubs, custom-built fireplaces, the finest luxury bedding, and plush robes. There’s not a bad seat in the Sugarloaf Mountain Suite for taking in Tripp Lake and the gardens. Three separate sets of window on two sides offer the inn’s most breathtaking private views. A farm-to-table, three-course breakfast is likely to include the house quiche and free-range meat products from nearby A Wee Bit Farm. Sunsets are glorious on Tripp Lake; bask in its beauty from the privacy of your suite, or paddle out on a kayak to enjoy the show in the company of loons.