In the Dog House? Escape with the Aid of a Romantic Bed and Breakfast Getaway
Okay- this time you really, really got your spouse angry with you, and now you’re living in the dog house. Want to escape? Well, flowers and candy are too over used to cut it; why not take the offended party for a romantic weekend at a unique bed and breakfast/country inn?
ILoveInns.com, the premier source for distinctive B&Bs and country inns, has thousands of escape plans for your perusal. But if you’re in serious trouble, here are four that you can consider immediately, for fast relief!
Understated Victorian elegance is what you will discover at the 1825-era PineCrest Bed and Breakfast Inn in Gorham, Maine. The PineCrest B&B is a beautifully-restored Colonial Victorian home with antique furnishings, a four-course Sunday brunch and rooms like the Quincy guest bedroom with its own fireplace. Gorham is just minutes away from the charming city of Portland and the historic yet lively seaside town of Old Orchard Beach.
For dog house residents, the PineCrest offers a ‘Dog House Getaway’ package. Book a romantic weekend at this B&B with a private dinner, bottle of fine wine and flowers included and you should be able to vacate and stay out of the doghouse for at least 45 days, based on comments from recent PineCrest guests. “For a 45 day reprieve from the Dog House, our getaway will cost you as little at $4.50 per day for 45 days,” says the inn’s Website. “A top of the line package will run you about $11 per day for 45 days. Clearly the best value for a dog-house-free life, at least for a little while.” (Range of $202-$495)
Its just eight years old. But such is the accuracy of the 1750s’style architecture and appointments of the Annabelle Bed and Breakfast in Sandwich, MA, that you’ll swear you’ve traveled back in time 250 years! Inside, this B&B is all about elegance and relaxation, from its wonderfully furnished suites and public spaces to its spa services, offered in the privacy of your own room. Perhaps you should order in a bottle of wine and handmade chocolate-covered strawberries and whipped cream, or enjoy a romantic five-course dinner with your spouse during one of their two dinners a month offered during the months of January-March. The best part: The Annabelle B&B specializes in serving “the clueless male”, which means they have lots of romantic dog house-leaving ideas for you to consider.
Recognized as “one of America’s Top Ten Most Romantic Inns” by American Historic Inns, the Whitestone Country Inn in Kingston, Tennessee is truly a B&B escape from it all. Located on 360 acres of farmland – some of it waterfront! – the Whitestone’s majestic white-pillared farmhouse sits atop a hill overlooking miles of countryside and Watts Bar Lake. Inside, every tastefully-appointed suite includes a fireplace and whirlpool tub. Add excellent all-day cuisine, including dinner dishes such as Key Lime Chicken (lime marinated boneless breast of chicken pan-fried, then baked with caramelized brown sugar) or Coconut Crusted Tilapia (fresh tilapia filet hand breaded with toasted coconut and pan fried and served with a zesty orange sauce) and you’ve got a ticket sure to win your way back into the Big House!
Okay, guys. This last one is for you. Think four-poster canopy bed- the kind of fairy-tale setting sure to mitigate the memory of your latest transgression! You’ll find it plus a two-person whirlpool bath in the Emma Glenn Room, one of the South Court Inn’s romantic suites. Located in Luray, Virginia, the South Court Inn is a restored 1890s Victorian mansion that offers a Get Out of the Dog House! package. It comes with two nights in the room of your choice in the main house (including the Emma Glenn), a private bath with whirlpool tub, an all-season fireplace, a dozen roses, a pair of champagne flutes and bottle of sparkling cider, a platter of chocolate-covered strawberries upon your arrival, and dinner at a nearby restaurant on the night of your choice. (Other extras are also available, including massages.)
Want some other ‘canine coop’ escape alternatives? Log onto www.iloveinns.com and browse through the 19,000 B&Bs and country inns that specialize in other events and locations that may interest you. 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 … or to ensure that you and Rover will no longer be just roommates!
Writer: James Careless