25 of the Most Romantic Bed and Breakfasts in the US

While Phil Collins had a “groovy kind of love” and Elvis believed in a “hunka hunka love,” Perry Como knew that “love makes the world go round.” Most people will agree with the Supremes that “you can’t hurry love,” yet when it comes to celebrating love this Valentine’s Day, you won’t find a better refuge than a romantic country inn or B&B. While a getaway to any inn or B&B focuses on romantic time together in well-appointed and amenity filled surroundings, the inns on this list promise special memories or romance and quality time spent together.  So sojourn to these sanctuaries for romance, and if you can’t make it on Valentine’s Day, fear-not – each of these promise to be a great place to snuggle at any time of year.

The Swag, Waynesville, NC

2 Meeting Street Inn, Charleston, SC

L’Auberge Provencale, White Post, Virginia

A touch of French romanticism in Virginia, this inn will feature a lovers’ tasting menu for Valentine’s Day.  Beyond that, the food will bring out the lover in anyone who comes any time of the year. Set in Shenandoah Valley’s beauty, in-room massages, silk rose petals, and chilled champagne toast increase the intimate ambiance here.

Winvian, Litchfield Hills, CT

Jacob Hill Inn, Seekonk, MA

Captain Lord Mansion, Kennebunkport, ME

Add huge helpings of romantic amenities to the February special offered throughout the month for a romantic getaway worth the escape. The February is for Lovers special includes a bottle of sparkling wine, chocolate truffles, a welcome gift and fortune cookies with a surprise where each guest has a chance of winning a prize, ranging from $10 discount off their current stay to a complimentary massage, or night at the mansion next February. Add that to sumptuous breakfasts and fireside chats in the parlor for the ideal romantic escape.

Blair Hill Inn, Greenville, ME

The views of Moosehead Lake from the dining room set with a five course dinner make this inn exceptional, along with heart-warming hospitality from friendly and engaging innkeepers.  It’s a place where you feel good being together. Bring or rent snowmobiles and cross-country skis and explore moose country in February.  Two other great romantic choices in Greenville are the Greenville Inn and the Lodge at Moosehead Lake both offering fine dining with nice views too.

Inn at Bowman’s Hill, New Hope, PA

Inn at Westwynd Farm, Hershey, PA

Chocolate-town and all its kisses may be nearby, but you’ll feel worlds apart on this working horse and llama farm when you enjoy your own kiss.  Highlights for couples include suites with bubbly whirlpools and fireplaces, a generous afternoon refreshment spread plus plenty of extra goodies available 24-7. Expansive common areas mean plenty of room to enjoy time alone or to meet other couples.

Francis Malbone House, Newport, RI

Reluctant Panther, Manchester, VT

Washington School Inn, Park City, UT

Walk to renowned Park City slopes or restaurants and shops from this former school turned luxury inn.  Guest suites include feather beds with puffy comforters and flat-screen TVs with an extensive DVD library; guests are served a lavish spread of afternoon refreshments each winter in the evening.  Start there then enjoy one of the many great Park City restaurants within walking distance.

Lookout Point Lakeside Inn, Hot Springs, AR

St. Francis Inn, St Augustine, FL

Hermann Hill Vineyard Inn and Cottages, Hermann, MO

Castle in the Country, Allegan, MI

Olcott House, Duluth, MN

Duluth was once home to millionaires but now anyone can enjoy a romantic escape to the Olcott House for a surprisingly affordable price and still feel like the richest person in the world. This 1904 Georgian Colonial mansion and carriage house offers six luxurious and romantic suites with working fireplaces and private baths with clawfoot or soaking tubs, perfect for romantic getaways and honeymoons. A full candlelight breakfast served in the dining room along with gorgeous lake views. Superbly preserved architecture and impressive antiques add up to create dreamy memories together here. Cap off your day with the inn’s complimentary afternoon wine, cheeses, meats, and other delicious offerings.

Candlelight Inn, CA

Holualoa Inn, Holualoa, HI

As if Hawaii isn’t romantic enough, add a B&B located on a Kona Coffee Estate on the Big Island with restored original Eucalyptus floors in guest rooms and plenty of fresh air, high thread count sheets and luxury linens, and a pool with a view out over the ocean, and you’re in for a romantic treat.  There’s also a lavish breakfast of tropical treats and afternoon refreshments, then a tour through the coffee plantation hand in hand. This B&B offers an authentic Hawaiian vacation minus the commercialism of larger hotels.

Run of the River, Leavenworth, WA

Guest rooms here are referred to as adventure suites, as they are filled with everything you need for a romantic getaway.  The “regally rustic” theme extends beyond the log-hewn beds, whirlpool tubs made of river rock and plenty of cleverly recycled wood from hooks to towel racks.  Add a riverside location, tons of nearby adventure in Washington’s Cascade Mountains, complimentary snowshoes, and great restaurants in nearby Leavenworth, and you have the ideal spot for lovers who love the outdoors.

Inn Above Onion Creek , Kyle, TX

Rather shop around?

Any of these consortiums will reveal a host of fabulous choices of premier inns offering guest rooms with all the amenities for romance plus warm, inviting innkeepers and plenty of extra amenities.

Distinctive Inns of New England
Historic Inns of Rockland, Maine

Additional ideas for B&B directories offering the finest in inn choices for romance are BnBFinder.com and Select Registry.

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Leigh Cort
12 February 2011

Great Collection Marti.

16 April 2011

Lovely list, thanks!

Castle Marne is divine & the number one B&B in Denver, so you might want to add it to your list too.

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