The Most Charming Inns in the U.S.
Looking for the perfect cozy place to curl up and be pampered? You can’t go wrong with one of these picks.
Sound View: Greenport, New York
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Set in the sleepy village of Greenport, on the North Fork of Long Island, Sound View is less than 100 miles from New York City but feels like a world away. This seaside stunner artfully blends retro charm and contemporary comforts. Its soul—the local community—permeates every facet of the property, from the hand-woven rope rugs to the freshly caught seafood and hand-foraged veggies at The Halyard.
Harvest Inn: St. Helena, California
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Tucked behind towering redwood trees in St. Helena—a setting that offers a sense of seclusion yet puts guests close to all the vino-fueled fun—Harvest Inn reflects the spirit and sensibility of Napa Valley. The charming rooms are fitted with wood-burning fireplaces and timber framing. This quintessential wine country retreat also wins hearts with its vineyard views and alfresco dining.
The Hudson Milliner: Hudson, New York
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Whether you’re looking to explore the galleries along the main thoroughfare or just need a quiet respite from the chaos, The Hudson Milliner won’t disappoint. Get this: The building was originally a 19th-century hat shop! Renovated spaces still retain a sense of history. The mix of industrial and vintage design elements, like the cool ambiance, is hard to resist.
Kennebunkport Inn: Kennebunkport, Maine
When the temperature dips, all you want to do is curl up with a good book and, perhaps, a hot toddy. There’s no better place to laze on a winter afternoon than at the Kennebunkport Inn, a former tea merchant’s mansion with cozy decor and loads of heritage. Of course, cocktails on the sun terrace make a compelling case for visiting in the warmer months, as does the walkability to stores and restaurants. Don’t miss these family-friendly beaches to hit up this summer.
Salt House Inn: Provincetown, Massachusetts
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Helmed by David Bowd and Kevin O’Shea, Salt House Inn is a Provincetown favorite for good reason. It has a prime location two blocks from Commercial Street, plus stylish digs that strike the balance between classic Cape Cod and modern coastal chic. You’ll find that the whitewashed guest quarters with crisp linens and sumptuous mattresses are perfect for catching some zzz’s.
Mayflower Inn & Spa: Washington, Connecticut
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Seeking a restful girls’ getaway or an anniversary weekend? Mayflower Inn & Spa is the spot. This haven of relaxation (and, depending on your travel buddy, romance) has the soul of a B&B but the amenities of an upscale resort—an exquisite and unexpected combination. The elegant accommodations and manicured grounds are complemented by a wealth of posh perks such as outdoor heated pools.
SingleThread: Healdsburg, California
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If you’re looking for the very definition of a gourmet paradise, SingleThread could be it. And it’s not just meals that will tickle your taste buds. Besides multi-course menus, guests can sample yummy treats like house-made pastries and artisanal kombucha. Organic garden tours and elevated in-room dining round out the scrumptious package. By the way, this culinary wonderland books up fast, so it’s wise to secure reservations well in advance.
The Virginia: Cape May, New Jersey
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Occupying a beautifully restored 1879 building, The Virginia evokes nostalgia with its old-school approach to service and long-standing traditions. On the other hand, renovated interiors and 21st-century amenities like a Tesla charging station feel au courant. The result is a timeless, sophisticated inn that appeals to vacationers of all ages. And did we mention it’s steps from the sand? Here are more East Coast destinations residents want to keep secret.
The Allison Inn & Spa: Newberg, Oregon
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Nestled on 35 hillside acres in the Willamette Valley, The Allison Inn & Spa is paradise for pinot devotees. But on-site groves and proximity to nearly 200 wineries is just the beginning. Unmatched in its commitment to cultivating an authentic Oregonian experience, this esteemed escape displays the works of local artists; native flavors are the star at the inn’s restaurant, Jory.
Rancho Caymus Inn: Rutherford, California
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The scenic surroundings and enchanting architecture set the tone for a storybook stay at Rancho Caymus Inn. Spanish hacienda-style accommodations bring together exposed reclaimed wood beams, stone hearths, and patios for soaking in every second of the pleasant Northern California climate. What’s a visit to Napa Valley without wine-tasting? Meet and greets with vintners give guests a chance to sip, savor, and socialize. Check out the 17 most retro hotels in America.
The Inn at Dos Brisas: Washington, Texas
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With 313 acres of land, The Inn at Dos Brisas sits among meadows, foothills, and vegetable gardens in the Texas Hill Country. Hospitality is a priority for owners Doug and Jennifer Bosch, and that’s true for their property as well. Over the years, this sprawling ranch has hosted soldiers, cattlemen, and horse trainers. Plus, it’s home to the only Forbes five-star restaurant in the Lone Star State.
Weekapaug Inn: Westerly, Rhode Island
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You’ll find plenty to entertain you year-round at the Weekapaug Inn, a wonderful venue for spirited bocce ball games in the spring and doing puzzles during a snow squall. Its New England charm and antique-filled spaces harken back to the days of Eleanor Roosevelt (who was a repeat customer). Marble-clad baths and a complimentary BMW test-drive program boost the luxury factor without taking away from the casual atmosphere. You’ll also want to check out the most historical hotel in every state.
Ojai Rancho Inn: Ojai, California
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The vibe at Ojai Rancho Inn is hip, quirky, and decidedly retro—a nod to its roots as a 1950s roadside motel. In keeping with the throwback theme, rooms flaunt paneled walls and sturdy log cabin-like furnishings. There’s also a swimming pool and bar with a solid selection of craft beers. And gratis bicycles are available for the 10-minute ride to town. Don’t miss the most enchanting small towns in every state.
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