8 Bed and Breakfasts with the Best Fixings Slideshow
July 29, 2011
Inn on Lake Granbury: Fort Worth, Texas
The Inn on Lake Granbury is about an hour from Fort Worth, Texas and a true respite from the world. Opened just five years ago, this luxurious inn has a reputation for relaxation and rejuvenation. The breakfasts are as big as one could expect in Texas, and in the afternoon guests are served homemade cookies and tea. Cooking classes are offered once a month to guests with various local chefs. This B&B even makes a great spot for team retreats with a separate meeting/retreat facility with wood burning fireplaces, a wraparound patio, and board games that guests can use.
The Gastonian: Savannah, Ga.
Amongst the moss-covered trees and historic downtown squares you’ll find The Gastonian in Savannah, Ga. More than 100-years old, this B&B is steeped in Southern elegance and hospitality. A breakfast buffet and snacks are available throughout the day and desserts seem to disappear in the evening. Guests are given personalized breakfast menus, and can choose either a silver tray service or may join other guests from family-style breakfasts. Don’t take my word for it, just read the guest reviews to see how past guests have raved about it.
Brookside Mountain Mist Inn: Waynesville, N.C.
The sprawling ranch-style Brookside Mountain Mist Inn in Waynesville, N.C., has oversized bedrooms, beautiful mountain views, and is a stone’s throw from art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, a golf course, the historic Biltmore Estate, and one of the most famous drives on the East Coast, “The Tail of the Dragon.” Enjoy a luxurious three-course gourmet breakfast and savor a variety of cuisines in many nearby restaurants for lunch and dinner when staying at this B&B.
Laurel Grove Inn: Annapolis, Md.
Laurel Grove Inn on the South River in Annapolis, Md., is a great escape from neighboring Washington D.C. November and December are beautiful months for a cozy visit to the 18th-century seaport town. This B&B is situated on three serene wooded acres overlooking the South River, and is often described as a home away from home, but better! The owners are gracious and giving and the inn is beautifully decorated and exceedingly comfortable. During the week, enjoy a gourmet continental breakfast, full breakfasts are served on Saturday, and on Sunday breakfast is buffet-style.
Maison Perrier: New Orleans, La.
Step back in time with a stay at the Maison Perrier in New Orleans, La. Built in 1892, this Victorian mansion is registered as a historic place by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Once rumored to have been a gentleman’s club (the rooms are even named after the ladies who may have entertained there), Maison Perrier today features spacious bedrooms and glorious bathrooms. Offering a breakfast that changes daily with features such as Praline French Toast and a complimentary wine and cheese hour with other guests.
Cocoa Cottage Bed and Breakfast: Whitehall, Mich.
The first love at Cocoa Cottage Bed and Breakfast, in Whitehall, Mich., is chocolate. They’ve become famous among first-timers and return guests for their freshly baked chocolate tortes and signature breakfasts, which are delightfully chocolate-filled as well (chocolate zucchini bread and handmade chocolates come with your made-to-order eggs and sausage). The suites are even named after iconic chocolatiers like Cadbury, Godiva, Hershey, and Ghirdadelli. Their coveted location is just minutes from the beach at Lake Michigan.
Cornerstone Victorian Bed and Breakfast: Warrensburg, NY
In the Adirondack region of New York, just near Saratoga Springs, you’ll find the Cornerstone Victorian Bed and Breakfast with its five charming bedrooms, their offering of five-course gourmet breakfasts, and the promise of golfing, boating, hiking, and outlet shopping all within a stone's throw. Sleeping in their bright bedrooms and lounging on the wraparound porch lets you enjoy a slower pace and enter a simpler frame of mind.
Old World Inn: Napa Valley, Calif.
Wine tasting in Northern California is the perfect time to book a bed and breakfast stay and few are as celebrated as Napa’s Old World Inn. Loved by many, from oenophiles to wine amateurs, the Old World Inn is in downtown Napa, just minutes from the town's shops and restaurants. Despite the temptation to explore, you’ll want to stick around the inn for a few meals — you can spend the morning dining on freshly baked scones, spice cakes, and cinnamon apple crisps and in the evening, enjoy a glass of California wine in front of your room’s fireplace.