Ten of the Best Waterfront Inns

THE WATERFRONT: Discover romance near the water

View from the Harbor House Inn, Elk, Calif.There's something about water. Oceans, lakes and rivers provide some of the most serene areas in the world.

Find a bed & breakfast next to a body of water and you're bound to be in for a real treat.

Whether you are looking to escape the winter chill or you are trying to find the perfect romantic interlude, the waterfront rarely fails.

Bnbinns.com searched the country for 10 waterfront properties that are special places to rest the mind, body and soul.

The benefits of nature's water are no secret to the innkeepers of these extraordinary places. These inns are expressions of their environment, and staying at any one of the 10 inns is pure joy. As usual, we give them to you in no particular order. Each is excellent.

    Elizabeth Pointe Lodge
    98 S. Fletcher Ave., Amelia Island, Fla., 32034. Phone: (904) 277-4851. Rates: $160-270.
    Blue Lantern Inn
    34343 Street of the Blue Lantern, Dana Point, Calif., 92629. Phone: (800) 950-1236. Rates: $155-500.
          The Inn at Bay Ledge
          150 Sand Point Rd. Bar Harbor, ME  04069 Phone: (207) 288-4204

          Rates: $100-375.              
    Domaine Madeleine B&B
    146 Wildflower Ln, Port Angeles, Wash., 98362. Phone: (360) 457-4174. Rates: $145-225
    Green Gables Inn
    104 5th St., Pacific Grove, Calif., 93950. Phone: (831) 375-2095. Rates: $155-260.
    Cliff House & Cottage
    727 Windmill Dr., Whidbey Island, Freeland, Wash., 98249. Phone: (360) 331-1566. Rates: $195-450
    The Harbor House Inn
    5600 S. Hwy 1, Elk, Calif., 95432. Phone: (707) 877-3203, (800) 720-7474. Rates: $295-450

Although these 10 are among the best, we certainly did not cover all of the great waterfront inns. A few of our favorites didn't make the list, and we're sure you have at least a couple nominees of your own.


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