2014 Top 10 Most Romantic Inns – iLoveInns.com
Rediscover the romance in your relationship with an easy getaway to a romantic inn. Take a look at the selection of the 2014 Top 10 Romantic Inns. “They are the cream of the crop, offering world-class hospitality, picturesque properties, and amenities and experiences that touch the heart and revive relationships,” says iLoveInns spokeswoman Deborah Sakach.
Hermann Hill Vineyard & Inn – Hermann, Mo.
Wine Country in Missouri is at its best at Herman Hill’s hilltop location overlooking the Missouri River where bald eagles sometimes fly past the hot tub on your private deck. Every evening warm cookies with ice cream are brought to your room. All rooms have fireplaces, steam showers, Jacuzzi tubs. Welcome trays include wine, cheese, bread and fruit.
Goodstone Inn & Restaurant – Middleburg, Va.
Goodstone Inn is set on 265 beautiful Virginia acres and offers cottages, farm-to-table dining, hunt country breakfasts, gourmet picnics and canoeing on Goose Creek. A swimming pool is set against the ivy covered historic mansion and a Jacuzzi boasts countryside and garden views. Condé Nast quoted Jenna Bush Hager as saying Middleburg and Goodstone was her second best place (Kennebunkport first).
Made INN Vermont – Burlington, Vt.
Hip and mod in the same sentence as Bed and Breakfast? Romantic Made Inn Vermont blends the chic with a setting in a classic Victorian near Church Street Marketplace with its sidewalk cafes, twinkling lights, and live music every day. The innkeepers offer warm welcomes, turn down service, and fridges filled with complimentary Vermont products, Vermont beers are offered and there’s a 4th floor belvedere for panoramic views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks.
Black Dolphin Inn – New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
What makes it sizzle? Hip style on a waterfront sanctuary. Couples take walks along the beach and use the private dock on the Intracoastal Waterway to kayak, canoe, paddle-board with dolphins, manatees, white heron and pelicans. In the inn, an open-air exhibition kitchen makes for a fun foodie experience. innkeepers warm welcomes and attention to guest needs give travelers a profound sense of belonging.
Whitestone Country Inn – Kingston, Tenn.
Looking to elope? This inn has its own chapel, florist, gazebo and horse drawn carriage. Couples take walks through the acres of wildlife refuge fronting the lake or through the woods – there’s plenty of outdoor activities. Pristine rooms and cottages offer all the amenities as well as fireplaces and lake views. There’s a unique 8-station marriage walk with reflective questions, a favorite of the many who come for their anniversaries.
Maison D’Memoire B&B Cottages – Rayne, La.
Grab a porch swing and afternoon tea and enjoy your authentic Cajun cottage, then stroll along the pond and stream, through meadows and trees for doing absolutely nothing or jump on a swamp tour and hunt down alligators, take an airboat to skim over lakes and bayous or visit the Flooded Forest of Cypress and Topulo trees draped with Spanish moss, home to 197 different species of birds.
Cheshire Cat Inn & Spa – Santa Barbara, Calif.
Enjoy the warmth of the Santa Barbara sun and the innkeepers whose motto is hospitality, hospitality, hospitality. They will guide you into enjoying all the town has to offer. Take the train from Los Angeles along with your bikes and you’ll have the time of your life cycling along the boardwalk. Or stroll hand in hand through the streets reminiscent of the Mediterranean with perfect climate and sidewalk cafes and boutiques, then come home to two pristine Victorians for evening treats, a stroll in the garden and a dip in the Jacuzzi.
Captain Farris House – South Yarmouth, Mass.
Sometimes it’s the little touches that make your getaway perfect and Captain Farris nails it with many welcoming amenities such as offering beverages immediately upon your arrival. A National Register building, the inn is located in a venerable historic district with nearby attractions that include mysterious lighthouses, the National Seashore and bright red cranberry bogs,
The Queen Victoria – Cape May, N.J.
You won’t believe how much fun you’ll have here – men especially write rave reviews of the 35- room Queen Victoria Inn. Maybe it’s the afternoon teas and fireside chats with other anniversary couples or the ease of strolling along gas-lit streets for dinner, or the beach at sunset. Carriage rides and wine tastings at local wineries are popular.
Three Tree Point Bed & Breakfast – Seattle, Wash.
“The best place we’ve ever stayed,” is a frequent comment by those who have enjoyed the beautiful setting on a bluff overlooking Puget Sound, sunrises over Mount Rainer and sunsets over the Olympic Mountains. Some visit Pike Place Market to bring home something wonderful for the barbecue or simply choose Bistro Baffi or 909 restaurant for local cuisine.