The Chanric Inn, Calistoga, Calfornia

Glasses of bubbly at check-in, complimentary vino and hors d'oeuvres every afternoon, and an onsite massage room that can accommodate couples—find it all in the heart of Northern California Wine Country. The inn is intimate with only seven guestrooms, though it's the deluxe king room with a Jacuzzi for two you'll want to book for your romantic getaway. Even the three-course gourmet brunch is exceptional, with fresh housemade juices and dishes ranging from salmon bites on broccoli mousse to the French-inspired eggs en cocotte. Spend your mornings swimming in the heated pool or arrange a hot air balloon ride for the ultimate honeymoon adventure.

 

 

Holualoa Inn, Holualoa, Hawaii

Situated 1,400 feet up Mt. Hualakai amid the Big Island's Kona coffee belt, the Holualoa Inn provides an authentic Hawaii experience in a relaxed and tranquil setting. Along with six individually and elegantly styled guestrooms and suites, the property is home to a vintage cottage with a full kitchen and its own lanai (balcony). Stroll among mango and avocado trees in the inn's tropical gardens, go hiking along nearby forest trails, or relax on the outdoor pune`e, or daybed, taking in panoramic views of the Pacific while sipping coffee grown on site. Holualoa is only minutes' drive to the nearest beaches, and its resident chef once trained under James Beard.

 

 

Dar Layyina, Marrakech, Morocco

With its seemingly endless sunshine and maze-like medinas, Morocco's fourth-largest city simply oozes romance … as does Dar Layyina. This exquisite boutique hotel is a traditional Moroccan riad with its own interior courtyard—not to mention two swimming pools, a tennis court, and an onsite hammam spa. Dine on delicious Moroccan dishes beneath the shade of olive and palm trees, enjoy an outdoor massage and take advantage of the nearby offerings such as three golf courses and horseback-riding excursions. Marrakech's fortified Old City is only 15 minutes' drive from the property. For added luxury, book the Royal Suite, which features a stunning terrace with panoramic views of the city.

 

 

Relais Genius Loci Country Inn, Bevagna, Italy

Umbria is known as the green heart of Italy, and the Relais Genius Loci Country Inn fits right at home in its lush surrounds. Located amid rolling hills, olive groves and vineyards, the nine-guestroom B&B offers ample amenities. Spend an afternoon lounging poolside, sip glasses of sagrantino wine in a bar built around a 15th-century olive press, arrange an olive oil tasting or enroll in the inn's Umbrian-cuisine cooking class. Of course, wineries and ancient hill towns are an easy drive away. Each room is designed with luxury estate furnishings and feature elements such as exposed-beam ceilings, though it's the Loft—with its king-size bed and endless views—that's especially alluring to couples.

 

 

Sanglung Villa, Bali, Indonesia

This recently completed two-story villa in northern Bali—the island's quieter side—offers the perfect remote getaway for honeymooners. Spend the day lounging in your own infinity pool, enjoying the villa's multiple open living spaces or exploring the surrounding countryside. Sanglung Villa has its own staff, and meals ranging from traditional mie goring to pan-seared chicken can be ordered throughout the day with advanced notice—though there's an onsite kitchen for those who prefer to cook for themselves. Staff is available to arrange airport transfers as well as excursions to nearby temples and waterfalls.

 

 

The Jackson House Inn, Woodstock, Vermont

Whether you've planned your honeymoon around autumn leaf peeping, touring farmers markets or skiing the trails of Killington, the Jackson House Inn in Woodstock, Vermont, is your best base. The intimate property consists of both a main 19th-century home and a more modern 20th-century wing, where individually styled rooms feature earthy tones, gas fireplaces and massage tubs, as well as unique elements such as antique mahogany king-size beds and French doors. Spend an afternoon watching snow fall from the front porch or mingle with other guests in the parlor. May we suggest a splurge on some worthwhile extras? Order a basket filled with local Vermont cheeses delivered to your door or fresh-cut flowers for your room.

 

 

Mas Rosello, Costa Brava, Spain

A short distance from the Mediterranean, Mas Rosello is an exquisite 18th-century Catalan farmhouse set among four acres of forests and fruit trees. Each of the eight guestrooms combines rustic antique furnishings with elements of modernity, though newlyweds will want to book one of the private terrace rooms overlooking the nearby Les Gavarres Mountains. Summer days are spent on the outdoor terraces and by the pool, while a fireplace in the main lounge offers a cozy gathering place for winter. Pour a glass of cava from the honesty bar to sip in the library, or request a chef-cooked Catalan dinner for two. Along with the Salvador Dalí Triangle and the wild coastline of Cab de Creus Natural Park, there are also several medieval villages nearby.

 

 

Manoir d'Astrée, Bordeaux, France

Located at the center of the Bordeaux Wine Region, Manoir d'Astrée is an intimate luxury inn with only three guestrooms. The B&B began its life as an 18th-century charterhouse and retains many of the refined qualities of its day. Newlyweds will especially enjoy the Suite Astrée, with its king-size canopy bed, private terrace overlooking a tree-filled garden and ample natural light. Enjoy Viennese pastries in the morning then spend your days making use of the nearby hiking trails, bicycling to wineries, or exploring the region's numerous castles. Don't miss the charming medieval village of St-Émilion, known for its rich red wines.

 

 

Inn at Irish Hollow & Country English Cottages, Galena, Illinois

Sometimes you don't have to travel far to enjoy the perfect getaway. Tucked in 500 acres of pristine farmland, this secluded B&B boasts a variety of guestrooms and themed cottages, including the 19th-century French Maid's Cottage—with its own garden, two-sided fireplace and double whirlpool bath—and the Station House Cottage, featuring two wood-burning fireplaces (one in the bath) and incredible views. Have a full country-style breakfast delivered to your door daily, splurge on a couples massage, or book a private campfire ($125) with a fruit-, cheese- and wine-filled basket, plus a gourmet dessert.

 

 

by Laura Kiniry