Each year the BedandBreakfast.com editors and associate editors (a.k.a. your blogger friends) put our heads together to choose some of our top picks for fall foliage viewing. There are so many gorgous B&Bs from which to take in autumn scenery that we say "there's more than one place to peep a leaf"! For avid inngoers or armchair leaf peepers, we thought we might share some of our thoughts for the best places for foliage getaways. The 2008 picks include such favorites as:
Franconia, NH, Sugar Hill Inn: Just like this inn's name, the views from throughout this inn are sweet, especially during fall foliage. Surrounded by the scenic White Mountains, the panorama is alive with color so bold it glows in the sun. Add fine dining, culinary events and beautifully restored guest rooms and cottages, and you'll know why Bette Davis loved to vacation here. For another scenic Franconia fall foliage choice, consider the nearby Sunset Hill House.
Townsend, TN, Gracehill Inn and Richmont Inn: They call this the peaceful side of the Smoky Mountains, where natural beauty, wildlife watching and spectacular mountain views reign. Gracehill offers a 360-degree view of the Great Smoky Mountain Park, while Richmont offers leaf peepers private decks and trails.
Leavenworth, WA, Abendblume Pension: Set on 20 acres overlooking dramatic vistas of the Cascade Mountains, this decidedly European inn fits in well with the Bavarian-themed town, just a mile away. While the mountains and views attract outdoor adventurers from throughout the Northwest, some prefer to enjoy the views from the outdoor hot tub or private balconies overlooking the grounds.
Visit the BedandBreakfast.com press room for fall foliage picks from 2007, 2006 .