The Most Charming Small-Town Bed and Breakfasts in Every State
Ready to hit the road this summer? The most charming bed and breakfasts in every state are mostly historic, largely romantic, and all-around endearing.
Alabama: Bama Bed and Breakfastvia bamabedandbreakfast.com
Run by two former teachers, Bama Bed and Breakfast in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is one of the top bed and breakfasts in the hometown of the University of Alabama. It’s especially popular on football weekends for Crimson Tide fans, as its located just two blocks from Bryant-Denny Stadium. The 1823 antebellum home is Southern elegance at its finest, staying true to its history. Stay in the 1950s Sweet Home Alabama suite, which pays tribute to the days of malt shops and Elvis. Find out the best vacation for you based on your personality type.
Alaska: Copper Whale Inn Bed & Breakfastvia copperwhale.com
The main house of Copper Whale Inn Bed & Breakfast in Anchorage, Alaska, is one of the few structures that survived the great 1964 Anchorage earthquake. It has 15 guest rooms with views of the Cook Inlet. Enjoy breakfast in the cozy living room, which features a stone fireplace. The 11-mile Coastal Trail is only a block away, and restaurants, museums, and shopping are within walking distance.
Arizona: England House Bed & Breakfastvia englandhousebandb.com
Breakfast is served on the sun porch at England House Bed & Breakfast in Flagstaff, Arizona, full of “out West Victorian charm.” Fill up on a gourmet healthy breakfast and fresh-baked treats before heading out to explore Flagstaff’s historic downtown area, within walking distance of the hotel. Grab a glass of wine and head to the back deck come nightfall—Flagstaff is the world’s first International Dark Sky Place, which means it has ideal conditions for stargazing. You’ll also want to check out ten stunning places to sleep out under the stars this summer.
Arkansas: Tiffany’s Bed and Breakfastvia tiffanysbedandbreakfast.com
Tiffany’s Bed and Breakfast in the Ouachita Mountains region near Hot Springs, Arkansas, has no cell phone service and no TVs—and that’s precisely the appeal. Each of the three guestroom accommodations is located on the second floor of the log-cabin inn. Unplug in the property’s 60 acres of woods, or visit in early June to catch the annual Hot Springs Music Festival.
California: Boat Bed & Breakfastvia boatbnb.com
Step aboard one of seven yachts converted into dockside accommodations at Boat Bed and Breakfast in San Diego. Each boat has state-of-the-art amenities and ample deck space to kick back and enjoy your favorite beverage as you watch the sunset or take in views of Point Loma and Downtown San Diego. Continental breakfast is included with each night’s stay, and guests also receive discounts to nearby restaurants that are within walking distance from the dock.
Colorado: Queen Anne Urban Bed & Breakfastvia queenannebnb.com
In Denver, enjoy an eco-friendly stay at Queen Anne Urban Bed and Breakfast. Each room has a private hot tub and views of downtown, and some have cozy fireplaces. The most Instagrammed room here is the Aspen, which has an original mural of an alpine forest covering the walls and a Victorian turret ceiling. Breakfasts are made with products from local vendors, and the daily evening happy hour has complimentary Colorado wines and cheese. Don’t miss more unusual places to stay with 12 of the world’s strangest and most unique hotels.
Connecticut: Inn at Stoningtonvia innatstonington.com
The romantic Inn at Stonington, located along the waterfront in Stonington Borough, Connecticut, is within walking distance of quaint restaurants, shops, and galleries. Relax in the luxuriously appointed guest rooms, most with gas fireplaces and soaking tubs, or talk with the concierge about enhancements for making your stay more enjoyable, such as a massage in one of the two tranquil spa rooms on the property.
Delaware: The Towers Bed & Breakfastvia mispillion.com
Originally built in 1783, The Towers Bed & Breakfast in Milford, Delaware, was dramatically remodeled in 1891 and in the early 19th century was home to poet John Lofland. It was later owned by Delaware’s governor during the Civil War. Today, one of the most beloved rooms in the pink home is the Rapunzel Suite on the third floor, which has a ten-foot ceiling and delightful views of downtown Milford from its porch.
Florida: Beachfront Bed & Breakfastvia beachfrontbandb.com
As its name implies, Beachfront Bed & Breakfast is located directly on the beach in beautiful St. Augustine, Florida, ten minutes from downtown. The main oceanfront beach house features five guest rooms, and the cottage behind has an additional three rooms. An outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi provide a place to continue relaxing after a day of sun and sand.
Georgia: Kehoe Housevia kehoehouse.com
A restored 1892 Renaissance Revival mansion is home to Kehoe House, a luxury, adults-only bed and breakfast located in the historic district of Savannah, Georgia. Gourmet breakfasts are cooked to order, and hors-d’oeuvres and wine are served in the parlor every evening from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by coffee and desserts from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Also included in every stay is complimentary turndown service with homemade cookies.
Hawaii: Rainbow Plantation B&Bvia rainbowplantation.com
Rainbow Plantation B&B is a tropical oasis set on three lush acres on a former macadamia and coffee farm. It’s located on the Big Island of Hawaii, near Kealakekua Bay, and is a natural retreat for nature lovers seeking an authentic Hawaiian experience. Only ten minutes away, guests can enjoy swimming with dolphins, snorkeling, kayaking, and more. Of course, no stay in Hawaii would be complete without a tropical breakfast on the lanai. Be sure to read 11 things to know before you book that Hawaii vacation.
Idaho: Ida-Home B&Bvia idahomebnb.com
Ida-Home B&B—surrounded between acres of untouched forest between Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and Spokane, Washington—caters to those with special dietary preferences, serving vegan, gluten-free, and Paleo- or Weight Watchers-friendly breakfasts upon request. Each of the four rooms is appointed with antiques, non-allergenic bath products, and luxurious linens. Restaurants including the Famous Willies BBQ and Republic Kitchen+Taphouse are a short drive away in Post Falls.
Illinois: Champaign Garden Innvia champaigngardeninn.com
Two doggy mascots, Dasher and Princess, greet guests as they enter Champaign Garden Inn in Champaign, Illinois’ Sesquicentennial neighborhood. This striking Victorian Queen Anne-style mansion, built in 1901, has guest rooms on its two upper floors: The second-floor rooms are traditional Victorian, while the third-floor rooms have a more modern feel. Breakfast here is a self-serve continental spread, and the inn is within walking distance of many of downtown Champaign’s best restaurants.
Indiana: Schenck Mansionvia schenckmansion.com
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Schenck Mansion in Vevay, Indiana (60 miles west of Cincinnati), welcomes each guest with fresh-baked cookies. The Midwest hospitality continues throughout the Second Empire-style mansion, built in 1874, with gourmet breakfasts each morning and complimentary beverages available on each floor. Luxurious guest rooms feature Gilchrist & Soames bath products and plush robes, and some have claw-foot soaking tubs.
Iowa: B&B on Broadwayvia bandbonbroadway.com
Spa showers, organic breakfasts, and hors-d’oeuvres on Friday and Saturday evenings are just a few of the amenities guests enjoy at B&B on Broadway in Decorah, Iowa. Built in 1910 by Norwegian immigrants, the home is located in Decorah’s historic district, two blocks from downtown. Each guest room honors an Iowa entrepreneur or innovator. The Myers Room, for example, pays homage to the work of Virginia Myers, who invented and patented a device and technique for making foil images; and the Carver Room recognizes agriculturist George Washington Carver. Check out the best state fair in every state.
Kansas: Cedar Crest Lodgevia cedarcrestlodge.com
Set on 100 acres near Pleasanton, Kansas, about an hour’s drive from Kansas City, Missouri, Cedar Crest Lodge offers many opportunities to explore the outdoors. Connect with nature on serene walking trails that wind among ponds and trees, take a dip in the tranquil outdoor pool, or explore the bountiful gardens on the property. A large vegetable garden provides most of the produce served for breakfast. Don’t miss the smoked brisket quesadilla with fresh roasted vegetable salsa.
Kentucky: Christopher’s Bed & Breakfastvia christophersbb.com
Christopher’s Bed & Breakfast is one of the most unique B&Bs you’ll find: It’s set inside a renovated former church in Bellevue, Kentucky, only a mile from downtown Cincinnati across the Ohio River. Named for the patron saint of travelers and the Christian church, it has original stained-glass windows and hardwood floors dating back to the late 1800s. The magnificent Governor’s Suite boasts a four-poster king-size bed and an incredible stained-glass window above a two-person soaking tub.
Louisiana: The Burgundy Bed and Breakfastvia theburgundy.com
The owners of the shotgun-style The Burgundy Bed and Breakfast in New Orleans have gone the extra mile to retain all the character of this historic home, built in the 1890s. Situated in the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood, it offers a quiet respite from the busy streets of New Orleans but is only a ten-minute walk from the restaurants, bars, and music venues in the French Quarter. Find out the best spring break destination in every state.
Maine: The Trellis Housevia trellishouse.com
Eight rooms with water views ooze charm and laid-back vibes at The Trellis House in charming Ogunquit, Maine. Park once and you won’t need a car during your stay, as the property is within walking distance (or a trolley ride) of everything in town. A full gourmet breakfast is served on the screened-in porch every morning, including locally roasted Carpe Diem coffee. The food at Trellis House is so incredible, they’ve even published a cookbook so you can grab the recipes for favorites like raspberry lemon muffins with raspberry butter or lobster and sausage hash.
Maryland: Brampton Bed and Breakfast Innvia bramptoninn.com
Brampton Bed and Breakfast Inn near Chestertown, Maryland, has been in operation more than 30 years. Less than 20 minutes from Crow Vineyard, the B&B runs offers through the summer for wine tasting and vineyard tours. The kitchen here has a “garden, farm, and Chesapeake Bay to plate” mantra, where they source as much fruit, vegetables, meat, eggs, and seafood as possible from the local area. Paying homage to its brief period as a peach plantation in the 19th century, Brampton Bed and Breakfast Inn serves peaches with every breakfast in season. These are the best–and cheapest–small town weekend getaways around the United States.
Massachusetts: Bluefish Bed & Breakfastvia bluefishbnb.com
Looking for a traditional New England-style inn? You’ll find just that in Bluefish Bed & Breakfast on Cape Cod. It’s run by two Cape Cod locals and their dog, Tye, who lives on the premises. Set in the center of the fishing town of Harwich, Massachusetts, this 1846 Victorian style B&B is a quick drive to bike paths, cranberry bogs, and many restaurants, as well as the surrounding towns of Chatham, Brewster, and Dennis. The property is known for its chef’s breakfast, which includes items like Cape Cod lobster Benedict or creme brulee French toast.
Michigan: Castle in the Countryvia castleinthecountry.com
Romantic getaways are the specialty of the aptly named Castle in the Country bed and breakfast in Allegan, Michigan. Each of the inn’s ten rooms and suites features a fireplace and a Whirlpool tub, and the included breakfast each morning comes with scratch-baked pastries and savory or sweet entrees. The kitchen staff will also prepare a gourmet picnic basket for two to enjoy on the 65 acres of secluded land. Three of Michigan’s finest breweries are within a 30-mile radius, along with a winery and a cidery. Read on to discover the best craft beer in each state.
Minnesota: Spicer Castle Inn & Restaurantvia spicercastle.com
The lakefront Spicer Castle Inn & Restaurant is the only lodging on the shores of Green Lake in Spicer, Minnesota, about 100 miles west of Minneapolis. It was built in 1895 as a seasonal home of the innkeeper’s grandfather, who founded Spicer. Lodging options consist of 17 distinct guest rooms, including guest houses that can sleep up to four people. Breakfast is part of every stay, but adventurous guests can also take part in themed Minnesota Murder Mystery Dinners, held every Friday and Saturday night. For more ways to stay in a castle, check out the gorgeous castles you can rent on Airbnb.
Mississippi: Linden Antebellum Bed & Breakfastvia lindenbandb.com
A gorgeous Antebellum mansion houses Linden Antebellum Bed & Breakfast in Natchez, Mississippi. Guests feast on a full Southern breakfast in the formal dining room and enjoy Southern hospitality throughout their stay in the mansion, which dates back to 1785. Once owned by Thomas Buck Reed, the attorney general of Mississippi in 1818, the frontispiece he added to the doorway is said to be the inspiration for the front door of the Tara plantation in Gone With the Wind.
Missouri: Garth Woodside Mansionvia garthmansion.com
The claim to fame of Hannibal, Missouri, home to the historic bed and breakfast Garth Woodside Mansion, is its most famous former resident, Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain). Two of Twain’s childhood friends, who he remained close to his entire life, used to inhabit this property. Today, the property serves Mark Twain Bourbon in his honor, along with an extensive collection of wines. You can even stay in the very room he used to sleep when he came to visit, which has the original Carrera marble fireplace and three 10-foot windows.
Montana: The Garden Wall Innvia gardenwallinn.com
Winter and summer are equally as charming in the small resort town of Whitefish, Montana, and whether guests are snow skiing or water skiing, they can rest their heads at The Garden Wall Inn. The B&B’s living room serves as an activity hub, with afternoon hors d’oeuveres, board games, and plenty of books. Breakfast fare includes fresh juices, homemade baked goods, and entrees like huckleberry crepes. Only a 25-minute drive from Glacier National Park, The Garden Wall Inn is a natural choice for guests who want to explore Montana’s beautiful outdoors. These National Parks are a true wonder on starry nights.
Nebraska: Rogers House Bed and Breakfastvia rogershouseinn.com
A local historical landmark in Lincoln, Nebraska, Rogers House Bed and Breakfast was built in 1914 by a local banker. In 1968, the home became a fraternity house for five years before eventually being transformed into a bed and breakfast that opened in 1984. The original master bedroom, The Banker’s Suite, features a high-back mahogany bed, fireplace, and private sunroom. Due to the inn’s close proximity to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus, it’s especially popular on football weekends.
Nevada: Miles End Lodge Bed and Breakfastvia milesendbnb.com
Far from the bright lights of the Las Vegas strip, Miles End Lodge Bed and Breakfast in rural central Nevada is filled with Old West charm. Surrounded by majestic mountains, each of the four cabins includes a full breakfast, use of a wood-fired hot tub, and access to games like shuffleboard. Nearby, adventurous guests can ride ATVs, fish, visit ghost towns, hike, mountain bike, try their hand at geocaching, and more.
New Hampshire: Bear Mountain Lodgevia bearmountainlodge.net
Rustic luxury awaits guests at the secluded Bear Mountain Lodge, perfect for a romantic weekend in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Of the ten guest rooms, many have steam showers, Jacuzzis, and fireplaces, and all include complimentary breakfast with views of Mt. Washington. It’s especially spectacular to visit in the fall at peak foliage, but in winter, guests can also enjoy snowmobiling, skiing, dog sledding, and snowshoeing. Bear Mountain Lodge is also near Cog Railway, where guests can hop aboard the scenic train ride.
New Jersey: The Mason Cottagevia themasoncottage.com
Lofty ceilings, tall windows, and a sweeping veranda characterize this traditional Victorian home, built in 1871. Now operating as Mason Cottage Bed and Breakfast, its downtown Cape May, New Jersey, location is perfect for exploring the many beaches, boutiques, restaurants, bars, and activities just a few blocks away. Through the end of the year, guests can enjoy a complimentary Bloody Mary bar, complete with homemade bacon-infused vodka, along with their breakfast. And from now until September, Chocolate Decadence treats, including offerings like brownies, chocolate-dipped strawberries, and chocolate hazelnut tea, are served in the afternoon. Don’t miss these other amazing family-friendly beaches on the Jersey Shore.
New Mexico: Dreamcatcher Bed & Breakfastvia dreambb.com
Discover a true sense of place at Dreamcatcher Bed & Breakfast in Taos, New Mexico. The seven guest rooms are filled with touches that remind you that you’re in the high desert, like traditional kiva fireplaces to keep you warm on chilly desert nights. Gecko’s Garden, the most requested room, has three levels and a vigas ceiling, a traditional Southwestern architecture style. Taos Plaza, across the street, is full of colorful galleries and shops for exploring or picking up a piece of local art to take home.
New York: Maxwell Creek Bed & Breakfastvia maxwellcreekinn-bnb.com
Halfway between Rochester and Oswego, New York, a historic 1846 cobblestone house known as Maxwell Creek Bed & Breakfast is a peaceful and relaxing oasis. But it wasn’t always that way—the house is rumored to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad. The property, located on the Seaway Trail, has a quarter-mile of private shoreline fishing on Maxwell Creek, also perfect for canoeing and kayaking. Nearby, Great Sodus Bay offers many options for dining and shopping. Discover the 16 best American cities for history buffs, including nearby Seneca Falls.
North Carolina: Waverly Innvia waverlyinn.com
Visiting Asheville, North Carolina, but searching for a quiet spot outside the city to stay? Look no further than Waverly Inn, located 19 miles south in the town of Hendersonville. It was built in 1898 on a wide, tree-lined street. Today, the inn boasts a relaxing spa, serves a gourmet breakfast each morning, and is an easy drive from Asheville’s Biltmore Estate, along with restaurants and shopping in Hendersonville.
North Dakota: Noonan House B&Bvia noonanhouse.com
Most visitors to the town of Oakes, in the southeast corner of North Dakota, are likely just passing through. But this little town of about 1,800 people is full of rural charm that will make you want to stay longer, including Noonan House Bed and Breakfast. Five guest rooms in this newly renovated 1924 American bungalow can be rented together for retreats or special events, accommodating up to 16 guests. Noonan House also hosts their own events, like painting classes.
Ohio: The Barn Innvia thebarninn.com
The Barn Inn is located in the heart of the world’s largest Amish community, near Millersburg, Ohio. It’s within a two-hour drive of both Cleveland and Columbus, yet it feels like you’re worlds away from the city once you’re here. The property was once owned by Fred and Mary Gehrig, who operated a dairy company and sold Swiss cheese from the home’s cellar door. To this day, the basement of the farmhouse still holds the vats in which the cheese was cured. Naturally, the breakfasts here are hearty; think Amish sausage and maple cinnamon rolls.
Oklahoma: Southard House Bed and Breakfast Innvia southardhouse.com
Enid, Oklahoma, in the north central part of the state, is home to Southard House Bed and Breakfast Inn. Originally constructed in 1912, it was owned by George and Lilla Southard, she a talented musician. Today, a baby grand piano still resides in the common area in her honor. The home features four beautiful rooms, with one called Suite Blessings designed as a bridal suite. If you love the products used at Southard House, from lavender linen sprays to handmade olive oil soaps, you can purchase them in the gift shop.
Oregon: Ocean House Bed and Breakfastvia oceanhouse.com
Take in incredible views of the Pacific Ocean and Oregon coastline from any room at Ocean House Bed and Breakfast, a few minutes from Newport, Oregon. To help guests disconnect from their busy lives, at least for a weekend, there’s no TV here (but DVD players for movies are available upon request). The dining room is a communal area where all guests enjoy breakfast, and complimentary Oregon and Washington wines are served each evening. Guest rooms feature beach-chic decor, luxury bedding, and high-end finishes.
Pennsylvania: Cameron Estate Innvia cameronestateinn.com
Built in 1805 by President William McKinley’s great-great-grandfather, Cameron Estate Inn captures the grace and elegance of an era gone by. It’s located on 15 acres in the Amish countryside near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and was also once the home of President Abraham Lincoln’s secretary of war. Complimentary hot breakfast is served for guests every morning, and the mansion also has a fine-dining restaurant on the first level that’s open to the public and well-known for its crab cakes.
Rhode Island: Cliffside Innvia cliffsideinn.com
Old world charm permeates the walls at Cliffside Inn, a bed and breakfast in Newport, Rhode Island. The historic property was built in 1876 and once was home to painter Beatrice Turner. The wrap-around porch is a perfect spot to watch the sunset with a glass of wine or a cup of tea. Enjoy breakfast in the grand Victorian parlor or on the veranda, weather permitting, indulging in items like fresh-baked muffins and homemade granola. Nearby, hit the historic Cliff Walk, a 3.5-mile trail overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
South Carolina: The Rhett House Innvia rhetthouseinn.com
Located in the heart of Beaufort, South Carolina’s historic district, The Rhett House Inn is an AAA Four-Diamond bed and breakfast that looks straight out of Gone With the Wind. The Antebellum-style home was built around 1820 and has housed many famous guests, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, and Robert Redford. It has also appeared in many movies, including Forrest Gump and The Big Chill. Come hungry for breakfast: Chef Beverly is famous for her hearty Southern dishes like grits, hash browns, bacon, country ham, sausage, biscuits, and more.
South Dakota: 1889 Innvia 1899inn.com
All four guest rooms at 1889 Inn have views of the Black Hills in Deadwood, South Dakota, a historic community known for its Wild West heritage. One of the most charming rooms is the Old Library, with an antique queen bed, shelves of vintage books and a pull-chain toilet. Cat lovers will enjoy the company of Kepler, Luna, and Minou, three friendly felines who live on the property. The inn makes a great home base for exploring sites like Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park and Devils Tower, all within about an hour’s drive. Before you head out for a road trip, read up on 10 apps that will make your next road trip cheaper and easier.
Tennessee: Thistle Top Innvia thistletopinn.com
Fifteen miles from downtown Nashville, Thistletop Inn in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, was constructed by famous builder Braxton Dixon (he counted Johnny and June Cash, Roy Orbison, and Tammy Wynette as clients), who put a Tennessee twist on Frank Lloyd Wright architecture. In the spirit of Nashville, the inn hosts monthly concerts with local talent in a variety of genres. Book the stunning Dauphine King Suite, designed like a French chateau with floor-to-ceiling windows, a steep-pitch metal roof, plank pine floors, and a library.
Texas: McKinney Bed & Breakfastvia mckinneybedandbreakfast.com
Named among the top 12 bed and breakfast inns in America by TimeOut in 2016, McKinney Bed & Breakfast offers a modern take on the B&B experience. Each of the three dreamy guest rooms offers a relaxing experience, from The Sweet (with a four-poster bed, shiplap walls, and a reading nook) to the Latte Room (with a cast-iron vessel sink, funky glass tile shower, and a private entrance). Every morning, a tray of fresh biscotti and hot coffee are delivered to each sitting room as a prelude to a delicious full breakfast. Be sure to check out our list of the best free tourist attraction in every state.
Utah: Hines Mansion Bed and Breakfastvia hinesmansion.com
Victorian elegance permeates Hines Mansion Bed & Breakfast, a luxury bed and breakfast in Provo, Utah. The mansion was built in 1895 and is believed to have been designed by Richard Kletting, the architect who also designed the Utah State Capitol building. While the breakfast menu is always changing, specialties include a baked egg dish and strawberry-stuffed French toast. They also serve fresh-baked cookies and popcorn in the evenings as a late-night snack. Nearby, guests can ski and snowboard in winter, or fish, ride horses, and visit area water parks during the summer.
Vermont: Made Inn Vermontvia madeinnvermont.com
A combination of eclectic decor, Victorian architecture, and modern details define the urban Made Inn Vermont, located in downtown Burlington, Vermont. It’s at once whimsical and elegant, with no flowery wallpaper, no untouchable antiques, and no doilies—the motto of the inn is, “Let’s get funky.” Each of the four guest rooms is modern-chic with a millennial sophistication. Guests wake up to a full breakfast spread with ingredients sourced from local producers, along with mimosas and Bellinis. Check out the 10 best value hotels in America.
Virginia: Silver Lake Bed & Breakfastvia silverlakebandb.com
Silver Lake Bed & Breakfast is housed in a pre-revolutionary home in Dayton, Virginia. The log cabin was built in 1750, and while the interior of the home has been completely renovated in the last few years, the original bluestone chimneys and log framing remain. As such, the inn is the perfect blend of modern and historic. The largest guest room in the house, The Homestead Suite, has a second bedroom, perfect for families traveling with children.
Washington: Blue Goose Inn Bed and Breakfastvia bluegooseinn.com
Comprised of two restored historic homes on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound, Washington, Blue Goose Inn Bed and Breakfast is within a five-minute drive of any place you want to explore on the island. Take a beach and bluff hike at Ebey’s Landing, catch the Coupeville ferry for a day trip to Port Townsend, or visit the many shops and restaurants in Coupeville. Each breakfast at the B&B focuses on local ingredients, from coconut-banana pancakes to croissants, and everything is made from scratch—including home-churned butter.
West Virginia: Hillbrook Innvia hillbrookinn.com
The Tudor-style mansion known as Hillbrook Inn is located on 30 acres on President George Washington’s first land purchase in 1750, only a few miles from Harpers Ferry and about an hour’s drive from Washington, D.C. Among the luxury amenities on the property are the Gatehouse Spa and five-course Redbook Restaurant (not included in room rate). Guests staying here have easy access to wine tastings and vineyard tours along the Virginia Wine Trail, many great golf courses, hiking and biking paths, water activities on the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers, horseback riding, and more.
Wisconsin: Red Forest Bed & Breakfast Innvia redforestbb.com
You can’t visit Two Rivers, Wisconsin, without indulging in a scoop or two—this small fishing town is one of two places to lay claim to the original ice cream sundae. Red Forest Bed & Breakfast Inn is an ideal place to stay while you’re there, with four elegantly appointed guest rooms. The “Cool Off in the Cool City” package includes two room nights, two famous Kurtz’s Hot Fudge Sundaes, and more. From the inn, you can also take a tour of the Bernard Schwartz House, a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in Two Rivers. Love ice cream? Don’t miss our list of best ice cream shop by state.
Wyoming: Hood House Bed & Breakfastvia hoodhousebnb.com
Built in 1892 for $2,500, Hood House Bed & Breakfast in Saratoga, Wyoming, has been well-maintained over the centuries. Located two blocks from downtown and the North Platte River, it became a bed and breakfast in 1986 and has four guest rooms. You can read about the storied history of the property in a book called Saratoga’s Hood House, available in the lending lobby on the property. Fill up on a home-cooked breakfast before heading out to visit Saratoga Hot Pool, a local hot springs open seven days a week year round. Next, read on to discover the most historical hotel in every state.