For a memorable couple's getaway, an elegant hotel is nice... but a bed and breakfast is better. Why? The best bed and breakfasts not only have all the amenities of hotels, but they also include the warm attention of the innkeepers, whose only mission is to make your stay perfect. Take a look at four of America's most romantic bed and breakfasts.
With its windows glowing in welcome and stately redwoods towering overhead, the 1929 Tudor inn looks like something from a Thomas Kinkade painting. But it's what's inside the Candlelight Inn that makes for an unforgettable romantic getaway. Every room is cozy and lavishly appointed with amenities like fireplaces and two-person tubs. Some look onto the pool, some the Napa Hills. A refrigerator in the breakfast room is stocked with cheese plates, chocolate cake, and wine for guests to enjoy. For the ultimate romantic bed and breakfast vacation, book the Ultimate package with in-room massages, horseback riding, a private wine-tasting tour and hot-air balloon ride. The only downside? No actual candles are permitted in rooms at the Candlelight Inn.
The free-spirited, artsy town of Asheville in the mountains of North Carolina is a favorite romantic getaway in its own right, and the best place for couples to stay is the 1889 WhiteGate Inn and Cottage. The WhiteGate Inn, named one of the most romantic inns by BedandBreakfast.com, is a classic bed and breakfast with antique furnishings and two friendly corgis. Make your stay special with roses and chocolate-dipped strawberries waiting on arrival. Spring for some in-room spa treatments, then watch the sunset from the solarium while spinning vintage 45s on the Rock-Ola Wurlitzer Jukebox.
Guests are enchanted by the Hawthorne Inn in Concord, Massachusetts. "Amazing" and "perfect" are a few favorite words people use to describe the experience of staying in this small bed and breakfast near Boston, known for its eclectic decor and attentive hosts. Guests are greeted with tea and scones, and the lavish breakfasts feature vegetables freshly picked from the inn's garden. Just across the street is The Wayside, former residence of authors Louisa May Alcott and Nathaniel Hawthorne.
The most romantic place to stay while enjoying the stunning landscape of Sedona, Arizona, has to be the Boots and Saddles bed and breakfast. The Southwestern-themed rooms include jetted tubs for two, views of the famous red rocks, private patios, fireplaces and even telescopes for stargazing. Owners Irith and Sam are known for helping guests plan their perfect vacation, from horseback riding to restaurant reservations. The town of Sedona is known as an artists' haven and spiritual retreat, and the Grand Canyon is just two hours away.