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.
Ohio English Manor
Ohio is home to the stately English Manor Bed and Breakfast. Nestled in the tranquil town of Miamisburg, not far from Dayton, this bed and breakfast offers five cozy and elegant rooms for its guests. It’s a delightful setting for a small family gathering or reunion. Owners Larry & Julie have been in the hospitality business for many years and go out of their way to ensure your stay is a golden experience.
While you may not find Sir Walter Raleigh at Seattle’s Bacon Mansion, bring your own dashing partner here to enjoy a weekend of romance in a historic setting.
This bed and breakfast features a grand piano, chandelier with 3000 pieces as well as grand marble fireplaces and rounded stained glass windows all reminiscent of the Edwardian Tudor style from 100 years ago. Located in Washington State’s capital, this bed and breakfast offers an eclectic assortment of room decors from the Maid’s Rose Room to a Clipper Room complete with dark woods and ship’s motives.
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.