Delightfully Varied Views from Bed and Breakfast Windows
Bed and breakfasts have grown as the first choice for many travelers as they have come to expect not only first-class accommodations but also an unequaled sense of place. This also often includes the added surprise of a breathtaking view, right out your guest room window! With this in mind, iLoveInns.com has selected some of the most unique views seen from inns – “Bed and Breakfast Rooms with a View” – that add to the enjoyment of your stay.
Four seasons viewing is available in Maine through the windows of the Flying Cloud Bed & Breakfast on the rugged coastline of Maine. As the summertime parade of fishing and pleasure boats along the Damariscotta River fade, the colors of the trees grow more vibrant in presenting a spectacular panorama of fall foliage. In wintertime sit cozy and warm by a lovely gas stove in the San Francisco Room of this bed and breakfast while enjoying the snowfall coating the harbor outside your window. In springtime choose the serene Melbourne Room tucked under the eaves for the most beautiful view of the sparkling water below.
Across the Pacific in Vancouver, Canada, a stay at Crystal’s View Bed and Breakfast gives you a stunning view of this mountain city’s skyline. In fact, you’ll feel as though the entire world has been laid at your feet, as you look across from the city’s mountainous North Shore to the downtown core.
In Hawaii, the Volcano Rainforest Retreat B&B offers a rainforest refuge 3800 feet above the sea on the slopes of Kilauea, the most active volcano on earth. You can hike, bike, or drive through this magnificent landscape at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Meanwhile, half-an-hour’s drive away is historic Hilo with its picturesque bay, waterfalls and botanical gardens.
Nestled in Montana’s Blue Mountains, Missoula’s Blue Mountain Bed & Breakfast is a ranch-style retreat where every room has a spectacular view. Better yet, the views change from dawn to dusk, and from winter’s deep snows to spring’s awakenings; summer’s glories and fall’s colors. If this isn’t enough, you can listen to the old player piano, play billiards or horseshoes, watch a movie, read in the study or library, or relax on the patio or deck.
Love looking out upon beautiful gardens and the Bard? Then stay at the Arden Forest Inn in Ashland, Oregon. The reason: This elegant 1890-era B&B is located on an acre of park-like grounds, and is close to the site of the renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival. When not at the theater, you can relax in the Arden Forest Inn’s lush grounds, secluded garden rooms, heated pool, fountains, statuary, and rare plants.
If horses are what you’d prefer to see out your bedroom window, then you must visit the Zion Farms B&B in Rome, Georgia. Zion Farms is home to a serious equestrian training center, which means there are lots of horses to see and enjoy! Relax on the porch while riders practice on their mounts, or bring your own horses and board them in Zion Farm’s stalls. This B&B also offers a number of riding camps, including one exclusively for mothers and daughters.
Finally, for those who love whales, there’s the Amore by the Sea B&B & Seaside Spa in sunny Victoria, British Columbia. Located on 1.5 acres of ocean front property, Amore by the Sea is the perfect place to see whales, seals, and otters. Add an on-site spa and tasteful, relaxing rooms, and this B&B is definitely worth seeing for yourself!
“Refreshing and rejuvenating” are comments guests often make as they marvel at the magnificent natural waterfall seen and heard from the rooms at the Sylvan Falls Mill Bed & Breakfast in northern Georgia. Imagine dining on warm blueberry skillet bread, served in small cast iron pans, made with corn meal and whole-wheat flour ground in this working gristmill, powered by the waterfall. Innkeeper Linda also relates the story of a couple who stayed for a couple of days while exploring nearby state parks and mountains for an outdoor wedding site and who came back to hold an impromptu wedding right on the front lawn of the B&B with the cascading waterfall as a backdrop. The bride and groom said they could not have found a more perfect spot!
Want to see more? Then log onto wwwiLoveInns.com, and explore thousands more B&B and country inn listings!