Each year right around now BedandBreakfast.com editors create their list of Romantic Picks for Valentine's Day. While this is a difficult task because all BedandBreakfast.com member inns and B&Bs are inherently romantic, there are always a few stand outs. A B&B getaway is always filled with value and romance, yet the inns on this list promise special memories enhanced by the amenities that couples seek: distinctive décor, superior hospitality, and environs offering plenty of entertainment possibilities. There are so many more we'd love to list too. BedandBreakfast.com editors have visited the inns on this list, and have been impressed with the intimate settings and feel of the inns.
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All of the B&Bs on this list welcome The Getaway Gift Card from BedandBreakfast.com. Read on for BedandBreakfast.com’s Editor’s Picks for Romance on Valentine’s Day and beyond, listed in alpha-order by state.
Lookout Point Lakeside Inn, Hot Springs, AR: From its eco-friendly attitude to the peaceful labyrinth, couples come to enjoy quiet time alone in guest rooms with commanding views of Lake Hamilton with the Ouachita Mountains in the distance. Purpose built as an inn, this distinctive B&B offers an ideal location for outdoor recreation with one you love.
Candlelight Inn, Napa, CA: Wine, haute hospitality, romantic itineraries, and amenity-laden guest rooms are just a few of the reasons this is one of Napa’s most romantic choices. Add their signature decadent five-layer chocolate cake and a guest pantry filled with delicious offerings, and you’ve just found the perfect way to your honey’s heart.
Casa de Suenos, St Augustine, FL: After a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride, return to a guest room with complimentary sherry, double whirlpool tub, and private patio for intimate conversations. Understated elegance and a clean, fresh décor with hip accents make this a favorite for romantic couples.
Shipman House B&B, Hilo, HI: Couples come to learn the hula, make leis and explore Hilo’s volcanoes, waterfalls, and historic museums and shops. Breakfasts are highlighted by tropical fruits grown on this five-acre estate with 20 varieties of fruit and coffee trees. Stroll hand-in-hand through lavish gardens filled with orchids and tropical flowers.
Devonfield Country Inn, Lee, MA: This 209-year-old historic estate has been graciously updated with modern private baths. Antiques, quilts, down comforters, plush sheets, wood-burning fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, CD players, and TV/DVDs enhance every room along with handmade chocolates and bottled water. Discover love in the Berkshires here. Another great romantic choice is the Applegate Inn, also in Lee, and the Hampton Terrace in nearby Lenox.
Blair Hill Inn, Greenville, ME: The sweeping views of Moosehead Lake and the romantic five-course Valentine’s dinner set this inn apart, along with heart-warming hospitality from friendly and engaging innkeepers. Rent a snowmobile or cross-country skis and explore moose country in February. Two other great romantic choices in Greenville are the Greenville Inn and the Lodge at Moosehead Lake.
Hermann Hill B&B Winery, Hermann, MO: Discover Missouri wine country with the one you love as you enjoy vineyard and Missouri River views from the inn or new bluff-top cottages. Savor a day of wine tasting and shopping at unique boutiques then return to enjoy private balconies, patios, and hot tubs. Another fine romantic choice in Missouri is Garth Woodside Mansion in Hannibal.
Inn at Bowman's Hill, New Hope, PA: King-sized featherbeds, fine linens, fireplaces, TV, DVD, Bose clock radios with CD players, fresh flowers, Italian tile and travertine bathrooms, and heated whirlpools for two combine to offer a retreat for romance. Nearby, the Woolverton Inn is also a sure bet for romantic getaways.
Inn Above Onion Creek, Kyle, TX: Balconies offer beautiful views of Texas Hill Country along with palatial baths; some have sunset views from the showers. Luxurious bedding, rustic elegance, and romantic breakfasts and dinners differentiate this inn.
Washington School Inn, Park City, UT: Walk to renowned Park City slopes or restaurants and shops from this former school, turned luxury inn. Guest suites include beds with puffy comforters and feather beds and flat-screen TVs; guests are served a lavish spread of afternoon refreshments.
Rabbit Hill Inn, Lower Waterford, VT: Even in the Snooty Fox Pub, rabbits rule here, right down to rabbit-shaped butter patties -- and we all know how romantic rabbits can be! Enjoy a ski getaway or take in the vista of the White Mountains from the romantic candlelit dining room. Nineteen guest rooms feature canopy beds, fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs and plenty of personalized amenities.
Inn at Riverbend, Pearisburg, VA: Set high on a hill, each guest room here features a deck or terrace overlooking a fabulous vista of seven mountaintops and the New River. Watch sunrises, sunsets and local wildlife from seven beautifully appointed guest rooms with the one you love.
Remember, if these locations won't work for your romantic trist, there are nearly 7000 more on BedandBreakfast.com. Life is too short for unromantic getaways! February is the month for romance, so take some time to enjoy precious moments together.