While we love a great 5-star hotel, there’s something super quaint and relaxing about staying at a cozy Bed and Breakfast for your mini moon or honeymoon. Less people, less chaos, just you and that mom and pop hotel shop. That being said, we’ve been wondering what exactly constitutes a bed and breakfast? The good ‘ole dictionary says “sleeping accommodations for a night and a morning meal, provided in guest houses and small hotels.” But it’s really more than that. Bed and Breakfasts’ offer small guest cottages with a home-y concept. Somewhere you’ll wake up (kind of feeling like you’re at home…but better), and smell coffee and pancakes in the morning. There might be wine and cheese happy hours, free bikes to rent, warm cookies when you come home and so many more perks that are individualized to each B&B stay. Personalized service from the owners and staff is key, so they’ll probably know you by name. And one of our favorite parts? That the owners are usually locals, meaning they can point you in the right direction of what to do and see while you’re on your vacation. Ready to book? Here are some great tips for finding the perfect B&B:
- If you’re looking for privacy, make sure to find one that offers private bathrooms.
- Check-in and check-out are often flexible, so contact the hotel to see if they’ll accommodate your travel plans
- Don’t just choose something on a hotel review site. Do your own research! Before booking, make sure the Bed and Breakfast meets your quality standards, has a good location for your activities, and offers the amenities you need for your stay. Someone’s idea of a great B&B might not be yours.
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Do you dream about a beautiful coastal inn for your honeymoon? Then this B&B is just the one for you. The Norumbega Inn is located on the coast in Camden, and is situated in a stately castle. Elegant rooms with claw bathtubs and serene colors offer modern amenities in a historical-esque stay. Owner Sue Walser (who brings all the charm), and co-owner and chef Phillip Crispo make this place a total standout in the B&B category. Psst! Chef Phil won Food Network’s Chopped, so you know the food is good! Like a 3-course breakfast (included in your stay) and 7-course dinner tasting menu good.
63 High Street
Camden, Maine, 04843, United States
207-236-4646 or 877-363-4646
If you’re seeking something unique for a honeymoon, let us introduce you to Los Poblanos in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Not the most conventional of ideas, we know (which is why we love it), but the 25 acres of lavender fields and cottonwood trees will have you at “Hello!” Things we love? The four post beds, Southwestern style décor and fireplaces, and perfect New Mexico flavors for breakfast & dinner.
Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm
4803 Rio Grande Blvd N.W.
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM 87107
This Provincetown B&B in Cape Cod offers beach-chic rooms tastefully decorated with modern amenities. With plenty to do in the town, use this B&B as a retreat to kick back and relax with views of the sea. Ahem, if it’s good enough for Cher, it’s good enough for us.
WHITE PORCH INN ART HOTEL
7 Johnson Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
Phone (508) 364 2549
This romantic inn near Austin offers everything you need for your honeymoon. We love that the location boasts roaming animals like deer, antelope, foxes and birds. They also offer a bocce court and an outdoor fire pit for relaxing at night. All rooms include a full breakfast and a 3-course dinner, which is amazing with as close to 100% farm-to-table ingredients as possible.
4444 W. FM 150
Kyle, TX, 78640
Toll Free: 1-800-579-7686
This Georgian escape offers the best of the south. It’s elegant and ornate and everything you want from a southern gem. Did we mention the antique clawfoot tubs? Yes, please! They offer everything from breakfast to desserts and cordials in the evenings, and everything is done just so perfectly.
220 East Gaston Street
Savannah, GA 31401
Toll free: (800) 322-6603
Those looking for a retreat outside of New York City HAVE to visit the Bedford Post Inn. The inn, which is part of Relais & Chateaux and co-owned by Richard Gere, is all sorts of cozy. Do as much yoga as you please, enjoy the off-the-charts food, and let the quiet and quaint experience sink in.
954 Old Post Road
Bedford, NY 10506
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We couldn’t write this list and not include a Charleston, South Carolina favorite. This 21-room stay is part of the Leading Hotels of the World and is in a charming neighborhood in downtown Charleston. There’s complimentary breakfast at the award-winning Circa 1886 restaurant, complimentary parking, afternoon hors d’oeuvres, nightly chocolates and evening port, sherry and brandy. It’s southern charm at its’ best and a way to really enjoy your stay in the city.
149 Wentworth St,
Charleston, SC 29401
This idyllic getaway is also located not far from Austin (hello, Texas honeymoons!), and was once an aging ranch but has since been transformed into a Relais & Chateaux luxury inn with a Forbes 5-star dining experience. All that, and it has a private outdoor riding arena for equestrian lovers. The Spanish-style Haciendas and Casitas are decorated with bold ranch colors and décor, and each room is definitely fit for a honeymoon.
10000 Champion Drive (Off FM1155)
Washington, Texas 77880
This charming hotel is located near the towns of St. Helena and Calistoga, offering access to so many different wineries and restaurants. The views of the Duckhorn vineyards here are incredible to wake up to, and the rooms are comfortable and oh-so luxe.
1152 Lodi Lane
St. Helena, California 94574
This Four Sisters Inn is an intimate and relaxing getaway among the famous Silverado Trail. It’s close enough to all the great wineries, but still offers a retreat for when you want to relax just the two of you. The complimentary breakfast is everything you want to begin your day, and they also offer afternoon wine & hors d’oeuvres (as if you won’t be drinking enough already). And those freshly baked cookies? We’re pocketing them all.
1815 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558
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