The Golden Age of Bed and Breakfasts
Get in the mood for Shekhar Kapur’s Elizabeth: the Golden Age by an overnight stay at an Old English Tudor style Bed and Breakfast. Historically, the Golden Age reaches back several hundred years to the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, in the mid-1500s. But 2007 is the Golden Age for travelers with bed and breakfasts across the USA and Canada providing a high level of service and accommodations! I Love Inns highlights several Old English Tudor B&B’s, which, while celebrating 100+ years, also offer modern day comforts never afforded the original inhabitants.
For the art historian the Gramercy Mansion in Maryland holds a special appeal, as its original owner was none other than Alexander Cassatt, the brother of famed Impressionist painter Mary Cassatt. Located in a quiet neighborhood, yet commanding 45 acres, this bed and breakfast inn reflects the days of yesteryear in Merry Old England when you first come upon it. Stone walls line a winding drive and for guest rooms we recommend the Handsome Hunt room with its dark wood four-poster bed and deep shades of greens. There are hunting prints and a marble Jacuzzi bath for two.
Asheville, North Carolina
North Carolina boasts a casual yet elegant 1920 English Tudor bed and breakfast close to the Historic Biltmore House and Gardens. Here at the Corner Oak Manor Bed & Breakfast in Asheville you will be treated like royalty. Innkeeper Karen has a culinary degree and you can feast on a gourmet breakfast fit for a queen! The rooms are warm and inviting with refinished oak floors and comfortable Queen beds in antique bed frames.
Although these B&B walls are steeped in history the rooms are plush with modern amenities and the innkeepers are eager to pamper you. You can be king and queen for a night or a weekend in any one of more than 15,000 historic inns and bed and breakfasts throughout the USA and Canada. Many of the properties listed above are also in the best selling bed and breakfast guidebook Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns with a Buy-One-Night-Get-One-Night-Free Certificate. ILoveInns also offers Bed and Breakfast Gift Certificates, a perfect solution to help celebrate any occasion.