10 Best Charming Bed & Breakfasts for a Weekend Getaway

  • Blue Lantern Inn in Dana Point, California
  • The Gastonian in Savannah, Georgia
  • Inn of the Five Graces in Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Bedford Post Inn in Bedford, New York
  • Atlantis House in Key West, Florida
  • Snapdragon Inn in Windsor, Vermont
  • The Lodge at Moosehead Lake in Greenville, Maine
  • Wine Country Farm in Dayton, Oregon
  • Canyon Villa in Sedona, Arizona
  • Wentworth Mansion

    Wentworth Mansion in Charleston, South Carolina

    No matter where in the country you go, it's hard to beat the personalized service and charm of a B&B. Ranked by US News as one of the top three hotels in the US, Charleston's Wentworth Mansion epitomizes luxury. Completed in 1887, the mansion's enjoyed a $7 million renovation to restore it to its original glory: inlaid floors, hand-carved marble fireplaces, Tiffany glass and crystal chandeliers. Besides the daily breakfast, Wentworth Mansion offers complementary wine and hors d'oeuvres each afternoon and port, sherry and brandy in the evenings.

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  • Blue Lantern Inn

    Blue Lantern Inn in Dana Point, California

    Located on a bluff overlooking Dana Point Harbor, the Blue Lantern Inn enjoys spectacular Pacific views from almost every window. Start your morning with a filling breakfast featuring items like Grand Marnier French toast, artichoke quiche and blueberry sour cream scones, and in the afternoon, mingle in the library with a glass of wine during the complementary happy hour.

    Photo courtesy of Blue Lantern Inn

  • The Gastonian

    The Gastonian in Savannah, Georgia

    The two mansions that make up the Gastonian, set in the heart of Savannah's historic district, were built in 1868. The four diamond award winner's 17 guestrooms and suites each contain a fireplace, antique furniture and flat screen TVs. For a little romance, book a room with a whirlpool tub next to a second fireplace. Breakfast specialties like poached eggs with creamed spinach or lemon ricotta pancakes can be enjoyed in the dining room or served to you in bed on a silver tray.

    Photo courtesy of The Gastonian

  • Inn of the Five Graces

    Inn of the Five Graces in Santa Fe, New Mexico

    The Inn of the Five Graces in historic Santa Fe has landed well over a dozen accolades since its opening in 1996. Feast your eyes on the Afghan and Tibetan artifacts, hand-crafted mosaics and flower-filled courtyards in this 24-room inn.  While the Inn of the Five Graces serves all the usual breakfast options, it would be a shame to pass up the red or green chile options that make Santa Fe famous.

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  • Bedford Post Inn

    Bedford Post Inn in Bedford, New York

    The eight rooms at the Bedford Post Inn enjoy working fireplaces, Frette linens and private patios overlooking the surrounding woods. Soak in an imported Portuguese claw-footed tub before enjoying an in-room breakfast of coffee, juice, tea and pastries. Find your balance in a complementary yoga class in the Yoga Loft before the daily wine hour in the afternoons.

    Photo courtesy of The Bedford Post Inn

  • Atlantis House

    Atlantis House in Key West, Florida

    If you're looking for seclusion (or are worried about obnoxious guests), Atlantis House in Key West answers your concerns with only two luxury suites. Take the provided bikes for a spin around the island, or walk a few steps to Key West's best beach. The owners of the Atlantis happily take guests on fishing and diving trips and will even cook up your fresh catch for dinner.

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  • Snapdragon Inn

    Snapdragon Inn in Windsor, Vermont

    Housed in a restored brick home, the Snapdragon Inn in Windsor features eight guestrooms, each appointed with HD televisions, Blu-Ray DVD players, custom linens and bathrooms with heated floors and L’Occitane products. Indulge your sense in the on-site spa, relax over a book in the Maxwell Perkins Library or take a stroll through neighboring Paradise Park nature reserve. A daily continental breakfast will fuel your day.

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  • Lodge at Moosehead Lake

    The Lodge at Moosehead Lake in Greenville, Maine

    For a more rustic getaway without sacrificing comfort and charm, give the AAA Four Diamond Lodge at Moosehead Lake a try. Located in Greenville, about three hours from Portland, the lodge's nine rooms each reflect the natural surroundings with rustic wood carvings, fire places and warm earth tones. Fill up on fresh fruits, pastries, coffee and the chef's choice entree of the day before heading out to explore the lake and surrounding forests.

    Photo courtesy of Jumping Rocks

  • Wine Country Farm

    Wine Country Farm in Dayton, Oregon

    If you've ever wanted to spend the night in a working winery, here's your chance. The Wine Country Farm in Dayton, Oregon offers nine rooms and suites where you can kick back and sip on a glass of Armonea wine. Walk to the neighboring wineries for more tastings, or take a horseback tour if the Wine Country Farm vineyards. You might be tempted to sleep the day away in the cozy rooms except for the smell of thick-cut bacon beckoning you downstairs for breakfast.

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  • Canyon Villa

    Canyon Villa in Sedona, Arizona

    Sedona in Arizona is known for its natural beauty and endless days of sunshine, and at Canyon Villa, the Red Rocks are just out the window. The daily three-course breakfast includes freshly baked cinnamon rolls everyday complemented by a rotating menu of other dishes. Of the 11 guestrooms, 10 enjoy direct views of the famous Red Rocks formations.

    Photo courtesy of Canyon Villa


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