The most romantic getaways in each state
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There’s nothing like taking a romantic getaway with your significant other to celebrate Valentine’s Day — and bed and breakfast spots are the best place to celebrate. Big-name resorts just don’t have the same quaint, sentimental feel a bed and breakfast has (plus they usually come with a higher price tag and we already know money is something a lot of couples aren’t talking about).
If you are looking for a quick trip to take for Valentine’s Day this year, check out the best romantic bed and breakfast in each state. (If you are looking for more affordable travel tips, check out our money newsletter.) To come up with our list, we limited options to places that only have one or two locations, so you know these have the best authentic local feel. And what is more charming than that?
Address: 165 St. Emanuel St., Mobile Details: Built in 1836, this quaint inn is one of the oldest houses in the state. Located in the heart of the city, this bed and breakfast is just a short walk away from the waterfront and arts district.
Address: 1200 Mission Rd., Homer Details: This inn gives you sweeping panoramic views of the Alaskan frontier. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast before taking a hike along the state’s glaciers, or soak in the outdoor hot tub — but don’t miss the bear viewing tours.
Address: 3190 N. State Rte 89A, Sedona Details: If you are a nature-lover, this bed and breakfast is for you. Located alongside a creek in the Oak Creek Canyon, this inn offers relaxation at its finest: spa services, proximity to hiking trails and, of course, a full breakfast spread each morning.
Address: 924 County Rd. 174, Cotter Details: This bed and breakfast has the luxury feel of a resort — complete with Jacuzzi tubs, outdoor showers and modern decor. Make sure to check out the back balcony that overlooks the White River.
Address: 486 Coombs St., Napa Details: Not only does this inn offer great access to Napa’s world-renowned vineyards, it also offers hands-on activities for you and your partner to take part in, like cooking classes and wine tastings.
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Address: 9582 U.S. Hwy. 285, Salida Details: Don’t expect to be alone at this Rocky Mountain bed and breakfast — you’ll be sharing the grounds with goats and chickens. Explore the mountains and pastures around you, and top it off with a cheese-making class.
Address: 325 Main St., Old Saybrook Details: Have breakfast by candlelight and cozy up to the fireplace — there’s one in every room. You can also expect an elegant breakfast with local tea and homemade scones every morning. Looking to further satisfy that sweet tooth? Check out The Sugar Bakery in East Haven — it’s on our list of the best local bakeries in each state.
Address: 35060 Road 275, Rehoboth Beach Details: If your idea of a romantic getaway includes your pet, this is the B&B for you. The inn has a pet walk area, a pet shower and pet towels for use after a stroll on Rehoboth Beach.
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Address: 2405 NE. 7th Ave., Wilton Manors Details: Sit back, relax and get your tan on, on the second floor sundeck of this bed and breakfast. If you are looking to cool off, take a dip in the salt-water pool, open year-round.
Address: 252 Seavy St., Senoia Details: Historic Senoia’s Main Street is just a block away from this bed and breakfast, putting guests in close proximity to the town’s many historical sites. The inn itself, built in 1906, is on the National Register of Historic Places and still boasts many of its original features.
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Address: 465 Haili St., Hilo Details: Not only can you enjoy the spectacular ocean views at this bed and breakfast, you are a quick trip away from the best the island has to offer: Volcanoes National Park, waterfalls, tropical gardens, Mauna Kea observatory, Imiloa Planetarium and black sand beaches.
Address: 291 Syringa Heights Rd., Sandpoint Details: The intimate, Tuscan-style lodge features an on-site spa, buffet breakfast, bass-stocked pond (used for ice-skating in the winter), fire pits and a hot tub.
Address: 300 Freeman St., Anna Details: Enjoy the signature French toast and a Swedish massage at this 1910 school, now turned into a bed and breakfast. The inn is conveniently located near the Shawnee National Forest. Check out the Little Grand Canyon Trail in Shawnee, one of the best local trails in the state.
Address: 430 N. Washington St., Bloomington Details: This historic inn pulls out all the stops for its guests — each of the suites are outfitted with luxury amenities, and the daily breakfast includes gruyere strata and corned beef hash.
Address: 300 Spring St., Bellevue, Iowa Details: Though most of this historic inn, originally built in 1893, burned down in a fire in 1996, it has been rebuilt to its former glory. Your stay will come with a fireplace, Jacuzzi, heated towel bar and handmade chocolates.
Address: 25939 E. 1000th Rd., Pleasanton Details: The 100-acre property boasts serene walking trails, two living rooms, a library and true farm-to-table dining. The restaurant even uses produce from the on-site garden to prepare meals.
Address: 325 Kirchdorfer Rd., Brandenburg Details: You’re sure to have a fun experience here with your sweetheart — there’s everything from star gazing to alpaca feeding. And if you’re a history buff, there are historic Civil War battlefields less than an hour away.
Address: 1303 Governor Nicholls St., New Orleans Details: This bed and breakfast is a quiet getaway that’s still close to the French Quarter, so you can enjoy what New Orleans has to offer while still having privacy. And because the inn only has four rooms, you won’t be sharing with more than three other couples.
Address: 10 Beachmere Pl., Ogunquit Details: Expect a culinary, immersive experience at this bed and breakfast. Make sure to sign up for lobster cooking class, which ends in a candlelight seafood dinner. Grab The Trellis House cookbook before you go. And to help you save on your lavish meal, check out these seven ways to save on seafood.
Address: 1 N. Main St., Boonsboro Details: What’s more romantic than rooms named after your favorite fictional lovers? At Inn BoonsBoro, you can stay in rooms named after couples from “Pride and Prejudice,” “Jane Eyre,” “The Princess Bride,” and more.
Address: 7 Hubbard St., Lenox Details: Want a romantic getaway that’s more than just relaxing by the fire? The Birchwood Inn delivers — you’ll be able to relax or head out to go biking, hiking, visiting an orchard or doing an array of winter sports.
Address: 3400 N. Setterbo Rd., Suttons Bay Details: Tucked away among the orchards and vineyards of Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula is the quaint Hillside Homestead. Make sure to sign up for one of the cooking classes, including wood-stove cooking and pie-baking.
Address: 828 S. Lake Ave., Duluth Details: Not only do you get a 360-degree view of Lake Superior at this 1800s Victorian-styled inn, you have direct access to nearby lighthouses and sailboats to explore the area. Or, escape the cold and relax by the fire — there’s one in every room.
Address: 709 N. Union St., Natchez Details: Experience the best in Southern hospitality at this lavish Victorian-era inn, mere blocks from the Mississippi River. The shining star that can’t be missed here is a horse-drawn carriage ride through downtown Natchez.
Address: 1261 Saint Louis Ave., Excelsior Springs Details: This picturesque, red inn is charming on its own, but add in the relaxing sound of the water rippling in Crescent Lake, and you’ve found the perfect place for you and your sweetheart to relax together. Plus, you can go bird-watching or soak in the outdoor hot tubs, open all year long.
Address: 537 Wisconsin Ave., Whitefish Details: When it comes to romantic getaways, Good Medicine may just be what the doctor ordered (sorry). Nestled between the mountains of Kootenai National Forest and Glacier National Park, you’re completely surrounded by serine beauty while you’re here.
Address: 2400 S. 148th St., Walton Details: When you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life, the charming Historic Prairie Creek Inn is the perfect place to go. Guests stay in one of three buildings with newly remodeled rooms and have access to a lake, hiking trails and over 100 acres of land.
Address: 18 S. A St., Virginia City Details: Built in 1876 and meticulously restored, the Cobb Mansion is furnished with period furniture and features a formal dining room, foyer and parlor for guests to relax in. Expect a full breakfast each morning, including options like eggs florentine and Belgian waffles. You don’t have to leave Cobb Mansion to get a good meal, but if you’re planning a fancy dinner with your significant other, here are some tips on ways to save at fine-dining restaurants.
Address: 116 New Hampshire 117, Sugar Hill Details: New Hampshire’s White Mountains are famed for hiking trails, waterfalls and gorgeous scenery — but the rustic decor of the inn may just make you want to stay inside. Don’t forget to sign up for one of the three signature massages at the spa.
Address: 63 Church St., Milford Details: This charming bed and breakfast sits high above the Delaware River The Victorian-era home has six cozy rooms furnished with antiques — make sure to check out the original artwork depicting Chestnut Hill’s history.
Address: 514 Galisteo St., Santa Fe Details: This inn is decorated with luxurious Southwestern furnishings and hand-painted Mexican tiles. Spend mornings in the garden courtyard or on one of the property’s sunny patios, and evenings snuggled up by your own in-room fireplace.
Address: 111 High Point Mountain Rd., West Shokan Details: Built in a centuries-old farmhouse, this bed and breakfast has 30 acres of meadows and a 360-degree view of the mountains. You can catch the sun rising over the Ashokan Reservoir, while enjoying a breakfast made from local ingredients. Want to take home some local produce? Make sure you check out these ways to save at a farmers market.
Address: 119 Dodge St., Asheville Details: At this luxury inn, you can take in panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and feel like you’ve escaped to paradise. It’s the closest inn to the iconic Biltmore Estate and was once the home of George Vanderbilt’s private attorney, Samuel Reed.
Address: 16604 94th St. SE, Hankinson Details: Located along Lake Elsie, this bed and breakfasts combines 19th century flare with a hint of modern luxury. When you’re not relaxing on the patio or in the outdoor jacuzzi, you can explore the private shoreline in a kayak or canoe.
Address: 5350 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati Details: This inn is grounded in history and filled with charm. Each room has antique 19th century decor — the best way to take a break from technology and enjoy your weekend home away from home.
Address: 7820 E. State Highway 9, Norman Details: Looking for something a bit more modern? This bed and breakfast has seven suites, each with their own contemporary style and flavor. A five-minute drive from Lake Thunderbird State Park, this bed and breakfast is perfect for the couple who loves the great outdoors.
Address: 92978 Cemetery Loop Rd., Port Orford Details: This eco-friendly bed and breakfast feels more like a luxury estate with private cabins nestled in five acres of forest. The grounds include a sculpture garden, spa and Pacific Ocean views.
Address: 405 S. Main St., Mercersburg Details: This luxurious historic mansion sits on six and a half acres of terraced lawns and includes a pool and gourmet restaurant. It offers skiing and golfing packages for couples looking to take on the outdoors on their romantic getaway.
Address: 16 Bellevue Ave., Newport Details: This luxury inn, located in Newport’s Old Quarter, will transport you back in time. With spacious rooms and a superb breakfast spread, this gem has everything you could want from a bed and breakfast. Add in the complimentary afternoon wine and cheese, and you’ll see why this place is truly a dream destination. (Taking a road trip to get here? Make sure you check out these 15 easy ways to save on travel.)
Address: 86 Cannon St., Charleston Details: Built during the early days of the Civil War, this boutique bed and breakfast is the epitome of southern luxury. With European-style breakfast and a library with honor bar, it’s the perfect romantic getaway.
Address: 24674 White Tail Ridge Rd., Hermosa Details: Whether you live in the state or not, this is a destination that should be on your bucket list. You’ll never see bigger skies than what you see in South Dakota. Plus, here you’ll get eggs for breakfast that come right from the chickens that live on the property and the Valentine’s special includes a flower and local chocolates waiting in your room for you.
Address: 537 Hutcheson Rd., Cookeville Details: Not only is this an escape from your regular daily life, but with only four suites for lodging, you’re escaping the crowds, too. You and your sweetheart can enjoy the fresh air on the patio or while exploring the grounds. This inn is known for hosting weddings and other events, so it may be somewhere you visit again later.
Address: 13597 Frantz Rd., Cat Spring Details: Whether you are hoping to enjoy nature with a horseback ride or relax with a couples massage, you’re sure to have a memorable time at this country getaway. Plus, they have several different special romantic packages to choose from, including a special proposal option in case you decide to pop the question.
Address: 784 W. Resort Dr., Midway Details: Everything about the Swiss-style Zermatt will last in your memory for a lifetime. The views are incredible, the spa is absolutely top-notch and the rooms are out of this world. This years romance package includes chocolate covered strawberries, champagne and a special keepsake rose petal turndown service.
Address: 41 Pleasant St., Woodstock Details: You’ll kick your romantic getaway off right when you come here, as they greet you with a complimentary glass of wine when you arrive. And you can take your stay up a notch with the “I love you package,” which includes a dozen roses, a bottle of champagne and a box of Lake Champlain chocolates.
Address: 13630 Lord Fairfax Hwy, White Post Details: Enjoy some quiet time together by the in-room fireplace, have a delicious meal or sample some local wines — no matter what you do at this quaint B&B, you’ll have a wonderful time. If you want to explore the area, the breathtaking Shenandoah Valley won’t disappoint.
Address: 1981 Crow Valley Rd. Eastsound, Orcas Island Details: What could be better than a romantic getaway on a peaceful island in the Puget Sound? The Turtleback Farm Inn, located on Washington’s Orcas Island, is a restored farmhouse overlooking an orchard, with breathtaking views of the sound. Spend a day whale-watching and kayaking before cozying up under one of the inn’s custom woolen comforters.
Address: 1808 New Hampshire Ave., NW Details: This urban bed and breakfast is located in D.C.’s historic Dupont Circle neighborhood, close to the White House and the National Zoo, as well as the city’s many top notch museums. Converted from a 1883 mansion, the Swann House is a great home base for exploring the nation’s capital — or you can hang out by the pool all day.
Address: 616 Main St., Sutton Details: There’s a reason John Denver called West Virginia “almost heaven,” and the Café Cimino Country Inn, located on the Elk River, showcases some of the best the state has to offer. Eat at the inn’s farm-to-table restaurant, lounge on the wraparound porch or relax around the firepit at night.
Address: 16649 96th Ave., Chippewa Falls Details: If you’re searching for a romantic, waterfront Wisconsin getaway, look no further than the Inn on Lake Wissota. With views of the lake, warm breakfasts and luxury suites, this inn offers everything you need for a memorable retreat. There are even multiple romantic packages to choose from, including a private carriage ride and a couples massage.
Address: 6175 Heck of a Hill Rd., Wilson Details: Surrounded by majestic peaks, towering evergreens and wide-open sky, the Jackson Hole Hideout is the perfect mountain lodge escape. The comfortable rooms feature wood-beamed ceilings and porches or balconies to take in all the natural beauty. And breakfast offerings may include pecan waffles, cheddar grits and wild boar breakfast sausages.
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