Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean you’ve missed the chance for the perfect romantic proposal. You’ll both always remember the place you popped the question, so to ensure that one of life’s most wonderful moments is perfect, present the diamond at a diamond. The BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection, an exclusive group of nearly a hundred professionally inspected and guest-reviewed luxury inns, offers the luxury, quality, and distinctive sophistication worthy of a lifelong memory. Diamond Collection member innkeepers love to help set the stage for nervous beaus, from creating chocolate boxes or spun sugar roses to hold the ring to a custom-built beach bonfire complete with s’mores and a the perfect “pop the question” setting. Here is a sampling of Diamond Collection inns from coast to coast offering the ideal location to pop the question. This is the first in a series of stories about Diamond Collection inns. Properties are listed in alphabetical order by state.
Canyon Villa B&B of Sedona, Sedona, AZ: Take a private tour by Jeep or horseback or hike to Boynton Canyon and pop the question while exploring the beauty of Sedona’s red rocks. Then return to the inn and take photos to celebrate wedding bells with scenic Bell Rock in the background.
Old Monterey Inn, Monterey, CA: They’ve thought of everything with the Carmel Beach Bonfire proposal. Simply arrive at the designated place and find a completely built bonfire with extra wood and matches, the fixings for s’mores, a dozen roses,ice and sparkling water, plus a message to write and place in a bottle, perfect to proclaim your love and marriage proposal.
Holualoa Inn, Holualoa, HI: Spectacular Pacific Ocean views framed by 30 lush acres of well tended tropical fruit and flower gardens and thousands of Kona coffee trees provide a spectacular setting for proposals. Located 1400 feet above sea level on the slopes of Hualalai, in the heart of the Kona Coffee Belt on the Big Island of Hawaii, the Holualoa offers a Polynesian retreat and the perfect place to combine an engagement and pre-honeymoon all in one.
Castle In The Country, Allegan, MI: Treat her like a queen with the Royal Treatment Package, and she’s sure to say “yes!” This package includes everything you need to pour on the romance – side-by-side couples massage, dinner for two, breakfast in bed, a quiet picnic, and a gift bag – the perfect hiding place for the ring!
Garth Woodside Mansion, Hannibal, MO: Stroll beside the inn to view mama llamas and stop on the painted white bridge to ask for her hand in marriage. Return to the inn to celebrate with a champagne toast and dinner at the Woodside Restaurant, included in the room rate. Return here to celebrate your wedding, offering the ideal location for larger outdoor or smaller indoor events.
Mast Farm Inn, Valle Crucis, NC: Whether you choose to pop the question, have your wedding, or celebrate the honeymoon here (or perhaps all three!), the inn and cottages offer fabulous opportunities for romance and privacy in historically preserved 19th century farm buildings. Choose the “Most Special Person” package and hide the ring in the bouquet of flowers waiting in your cottage or room.
Glasbern, Fogelsville, PA: Propose to her in pastoral country setting, surrounded by beautifully restored barns – some saved from ruin and restored to luxury suites – on this working farm raising heritage livestock. Stroll through private fields and trails or pick a wildflower bouquet to go with the ring.
Inn Above Onion Creek, Kyle, TX: Texas Hill Country provides the ideal setting for a memorable proposal. Present the ring while watching the sunset from your private porch or beside the beautiful pool. Follow it up with a couples massage and you can be sure she’ll say yes!
L’Auberge Provencale, White Post, VA: If you’re looking for a clever way to pop the question, ask about L’Auberge Provencale’s signature pulled sugar flower in a bottle. It is presented to the bride-to-be, and when the flower is pulled out of the bottle, a ribbon reveals the engagement ring. Another option is to have the waiter deliver a small gourmet chocolate heart-shaped dessert, adorned with pulled sugar fashioned into flowers. The kitchen staff will hide the ring in the center, just ask!
Hillbrook Inn, Charles Town, WV: If you and your betrothed-to-be enjoy fine food, start with the two-course breakfast, then move on to a high tea consisting of five courses of savories and sweets, and finish the night off with a proposal at dinner. A love seat or an intimate table for two both offer privacy in an old world setting amidst contemporary art and amenities.