You’ve popped the question with a beautiful diamond, but diamond-quality experiences shouldn’t stop with the ring. June is the most popular wedding month, and honeymoon season will soon be upon us. Let one of the BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection members create a dazzling and romantic honeymoon experience.
Here is a sampling of upscale Diamond Collection inns from coast to coast offering everything from romantic surroundings to “honeymoontastic” itineraries:
Arsenic and Old Lace, Eureka Springs, AR: When you really want to celebrate, book the Ultimate Getaway, which doubles as a great honeymoon package at this in this Queen Anne Victorian mansion. Ask for the Tree Top Suite, a two-story room with all the desirable amenities, then add in champagne and logo’d flutes to keep, dinner for two, a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride, fluffy robes, and plenty of time to relish one another. Just blocks from the Eureka Springs and downtown, there’s plenty to do here.
Goldmoor Inn & Aaron’s Cottages, Galena, IL: Snuggled up against each other with champagne in hand, take in the sunsets over the Mississippi from the bluff-top setting of this romantic inn. Contemporary guest rooms and cottages offer everything from heated towel racks to fluffy robes. Reminiscent of an English castle yet thoroughly modern in the amenities one seeks for a romantic honeymoon, the dining on weekends is matched only by the diverse wine cellar selections.
Captain Lord Mansion, Kennebunkport, ME: Spend days exploring Maine’s rocky shores and nearby beaches or meander through quaint shops and by scenic lighthouses by day. Be sure to be back for afternoon refreshments and a roaring fire in the Gathering Room, and then snuggle up in guest rooms with majestic amenities, beautiful furnishings and linens, and baths with Jacuzzi tubs and fine lotions. Add a massage at the in-house spa, or flowers and chocolate covered strawberries for extra touches.
Red Coach Inn, Niagara Falls, NY: They say Niagara Falls is for lovers, and here’s one honeymoon destination that captures the thrill of the falls. Overlooking Niagara's majestic Upper Rapids, just 500 yards from the brink of Niagara Falls, all of the spacious one and two bedroom suites and many of the guest rooms have a spectacular view of the Niagara River and Goat Island Park. Honeymooners love the whirlpool tubs, gas fireplaces, and fully equipped kitchens in many of the rooms. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served on the flower-laden patio in summer or by a roaring wood-burning fireplace in winter. What could be more romantic?
Settlers Inn on Bingham Park, Hawley, PA: This craftsman hotel and award winning farm-to-table restaurant offers mission-style elegance and fine food in the Pocono Mountains. Perfect for honeymooners, many of the rooms feature whirlpool tubs, plush robes, fireplaces, flat screen TVs, and more. Minutes away are Lake Wallenpaupack, the Upper Delaware River, and state parks and forests. Choose to relax together after the hectic wedding with quiet pastimes or refresh with seasonal activities including golf, tennis, bicycling, downhill and cross-country skiing, outdoor music concerts, and summer theatre.