Romance on a Shoestring: the Best Affordable Romantic Bed and Breakfast Inns
ILoveInns.com Finds Romantic Getaways
No matter how deep the nation’s economic crisis, lovers are going to expect some romantic moments this time of year. ILoveInns has done the hard work by searching best-reviewed inns and gathering affordable and romantic bed and breakfast inns throughout the country. You can still afford a getaway! To sweeten the deal, each of these inns honors the Buy-One-Night-Get-One-Night-Free coupon in the Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns guide, published by American Historic Inns. Each of the following bed and breakfast inns has a perfect romantic element that you can maximize, whether it be a secluded forest location or a sweet little Jacuzzi for two.
Glorious Sunsets in the West
Taos, New Mexico has always been a not-so-secret favorite destination for artists, lovers, and dreamers–but how much more romantic to stay in a preserved 1832 adobe hacienda at Adobe & Pines Inn Bed and Breakfast. Nestled on two beautiful acres of mountain desert, choose from eight rooms ranging from $100-$225. Each room has a fireplace and modern amenities. The popular Puerta Rosa offers a Roman-style oversized soaking tub and dry sauna for personal in-room spa luxury.
Cuddle Up in the East
Amsterdam Castle, a bed & breakfast located three hours outside New York City in Amsterdam, NY offers a chance to be a princess in a turret. Better yet propose to your princess from one of the twin turrets. The building offers 36,000 square-feet and is sometimes used in movies to stand in for an authentic European castle. Ask for the Westwing Suite (photos 11, 12, 13 when you go to the inn’s website.) In summer, the ivy twines around the building, softening its imposing postition atop a hill on two acres. The innkeepers have a passion for historic renovation and have also won a green award for New York State from the Audoban Internationall Program for Green Hotels. Photo ops are huge for honeymooners and romantics.
Hearts will flutter under the canopy of the bed in Cupid’s Retreat at Ambroselli’s Villa Serendip. Special packages include fresh flowers, decadent chocolates, romantic candlelight breakfasts and more. An enchanting Italianate villa in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, local attractions include state parks, hiking, trout fishing, skiing, whitewater rafting and award-winning wineries. Delicious breakfasts are a specialty here. Whether you order the French Toast with Glazed Pecans or the Skillet Potatoes with Sausage and Rosemary, you and your loved one will be fueled for the day.
Midwest Candlelit Cuisine
Just minutes from Chicago, enjoy a classic bed and breakfast at the gracious Chestnut Street Inn. Savor a gourmet breakfast served in the elegant formal dining room of this historic local landmark or dine on the sun porch. Innkeeper Monika is also the chef and she offers exquisite candlelit, four-course dinners by reservation.
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