Della Terra Mountain Chateau, Estes Park, Colorado

The innkeepers at Della Terra Mountain Chateau want to make every guest feel special, as evidenced by the time spent dreaming up the bathrooms for the 14 opulent suites. Every last one—each with its own unique design—boasts an oversized soaking tub that faces an indoor waterfall, a see-through fireplace, a jetted shower with rain heads, and a private balcony and hot tub. This adults-only chateau also lays claim to a dry heat sauna and a state-of-the-art private theater, both complimentary for guests. The icing on the cake: The inn is surrounded by the natural splendor of Rocky Mountain National Park, which is further accentuated by each suite’s arched window and sitting area. Does it get any better than this?

 

 


Mill House Inn, East Hampton, New York

Sometimes when you travel, you long for someone else to take care of all the frivolous details. If you don’t travel with a personal assistant in tow, then Mill House Inn will provide one for you when you rent the luxurious Graybarn Cottage. Located in the oceanfront town of Long Island just a short walk from the beach, the four-bedroom estate-style house is fully furnished with a hot tub, back patio and grille, chef's kitchen and pool situated among perfectly manicured gardens. Breakfast is delivered to the cottage every morning, and the personal assistant is on hand to help with reservations, travel arrangements, a custom-designed itinerary and more. Dogs are welcome at Graybarn, too, and even receive their own special amenities kit.

 

 


La Bastide des Princes en Provence, Caderousse, France

Stay at the charming La Bastide des Princes en Provence outside of Avignon, and not only will you have a front-row seat to France’s beloved wine region, you’ll also get the chance to cook with renowned Master Chef Pierre Paumel. Guests can partake in a pastry class or learn different methods in the kitchen from Chef Pierre, as each workshop follows a specific theme, such as foie gras, game, fish or mushrooms. After concocting a menu together, the class will whip up the dishes then dine on the fruits of their labor (note: workshops are not included in the price of the stay). Not into cooking? You can still enjoy a romantic, candlelit dinner of Paumel’s cuisine, served beneath the garden's arbor. Additionally, the 17th-century, five-room manor gives guests access to golfing, cycling, horseback riding, tennis, and both indoor and outdoor pools.

 

 


Glacier Bay Country Inn, Gustavus, Alaska

Glacier Bay Country Inn epitomizes the term “backcountry.” Spread out over 164 acres of thick, lush rainforest, this intimate, five-room B&B is just a stone’s throw from the entrance to Glacier Bay National Park. But reaching such a destination can be challenging, which is why the inn’s private airstrip is key to many visitors reaching this piece of canopied heaven without too much trouble. Other perks include fishing, hiking, whale watching, bear watching and flight-seeing tours, kayaking, as well as some of the best wildlife viewing you’ll find without even needing to leave the comfort of your room.

 

 


The Farmhouse Inn, Forestville, California

Who doesn’t need to satisfy a sweet craving before bed every now and then? The Farmhouse Inn keeps s’mores kits on hand for when the urge strikes; guests can take their Valrhona chocolate and homemade marshmallows out to the butterfly garden to roast them on the fire pit. The culinary offerings at this Sonoma County B&B don’t stop there—there’s a farm-to-table spa with treatments like the “A Roll in the Hay” spicy mocha scrub. Plus, guests enjoy an on-site Michelin-starred restaurant, not to mention a total of six concierges and four bellmen for just 25 rooms. The inn even has a wine director on staff, as well as private chauffeurs available for those who want to cruise the surrounding wine region in high class.

 

 

—by Kristin Luna