The Best Bed and Breakfast in Every State Gallery
December 19, 2017
The best B&Bs for some quality R&R
The Best Bed and Breakfast in Every State
Americans love their bed and breakfast inns. With about 17,000 bed and breakfasts in the country, travelers seeking a small retreat and a good meal when they wake up have a plethora of options. However, not all B&Bs are created equal.
When it comes to travel, we believe in booking the best of the best. There are bed and breakfasts in every state, and we’ve gathered up a list of the best in each one of them. Not all B&Bs are the same either, so if you think you’re not a bed and breakfast kind of person, think again. They can come in many different forms, from modest cottages to luxurious mansions, and you’ll find bed and breakfasts that catered to adventure lovers, wine lovers, history lovers, or even dog lovers. Some B&Bs will attract thrill seekers looking for the most haunted inns, whereas others garner attention and guests for their quirkiness. Whether you’d prefer to travel out of state to visit a great B&B that offers exactly what you’re looking for, or you’re curious to experience the best in your area, check out our guide to the best bed and breakfast in every state.
Alabama: Point Clear Cottages (Fairhope)
Made up of just two cottages and a master bedroom in the main house, Point Clear Cottages is a quiet and exclusive getaway located on Alabama’s Mobile Bay. Surrounded by beautiful Gulf Coast fauna and earthy architecture, guests can relax with a Southern breakfast spread every day of the week, except Sunday, when the table goes continental. A private pier allows you the opportunity to go fishing — or just to enjoy the beautiful outdoors.
Alaska: Bell in the Woods (Seward)
Bell in the Woods/Yelp
Bell in the Woods is a bed and breakfast built in 1997 in the scenic town of Seward. This is a great stay for outdoor adventurers, with opportunities to go hiking and kayaking, fly fishing, or deep sea fishing in Resurrection Bay, as well as take a helicopter tour of the Alaskan glaciers.
Arizona: Cozy Cactus Bed & Breakfast (Sedona)
Cozy Cactus Bed & Breakfast/Yelp
True to its name, the Cozy Cactus is a comfortable retreat with a Southwestern flair. With seven bedrooms to choose from, this bed and breakfast only allows guests ages 15 and older. Enjoy a three-course breakfast before exploring beautiful Sedona and the Coconino National Forest in your backyard. There are also plenty of trails and picnic spots for you to enjoy the rest of your day.
Arkansas: Lookout Point Lakeside Inn (Hot Springs)
Lookout Point Lakeside Inn/Yelp
An ideal destination for guests looking for a bit of romance in their bed and breakfast, Lookout Point Lakeside offers a quiet and beautiful getaway in the Ouachita Mountains. Every room has a view of Lake Hamilton, and in addition to a gourmet breakfast, all guests are also treated to an innkeeper’s reception every afternoon, which includes appetizers, desserts, tea, and wine.
California: The Canyon Villa (Paso Robles)
The Canyon Villa is a great B&B for wine lovers. In addition to a gourmet three-course breakfast, guests can enjoy visits to the nearby wineries and vineyards of Paso Robles wine country. Beautiful Italian-inspired architecture and décor, complemented by scenic SoCal views, makes a vacation here feel like a stay right in the heart of Tuscany.
Colorado: Antlers on the Creek (Durango)
Antlers on the Creek Bed & Breakfast/Yelp
Enjoy the scenic mountains of Colorado from one of seven luxurious guest rooms and suites. Not only are guests here treated to a three-course gourmet breakfast, but they’re also spoiled with an evening happy hour and a bottomless cookie jar to serve your cravings throughout the day. Great for families, Antlers on the Creek offers an active vacation exploring Mesa Verde National Park, hiking on one of the nearby trails, or going rafting down the nearby river. And since Durango is one of our eight American towns that do Christmas right, we’d recommend you try going over the holidays.
Connecticut: The Inn at Kent Falls (Kent)
Built in 1741, this inn has a colonial vibe that still offers great relaxation for people today. Surrounded by a gorgeous natural environment which includes a waterfall and hiking trails, guests have access to an outdoor pool as well as nearby world-class wineries and restaurants.
Delaware: Bewitched & BEDazzled (Rehoboth Beach)
Bewitched & BEDazzled B&B/Yelp
The name of this bed and breakfast should give you an inkling as to how you’ll feel during a stay here. Located near Rehoboth Beach, Bewitched & BEDazzled is great for the entire family — pets included! There’s actually a part of the B&B that’s referred to as a doggie resort, perfect for four-legged guests and their two-legged family members and complete with a grooming station and gated deck. There’s even a 24/7 pet park, so there’s fun for everyone! Human guests will enjoy the outdoor showers, as well as the outdoor hot tub, in addition to the movie star memorabilia throughout the property.
Florida: The Cedar House Inn (St. Augustine)
This Victorian bed and breakfast has eight guest rooms and an Old Florida vibe. Built in 1893, The Cedar House Inn provides great access to the shops, restaurants, and museums of historic St. Augustine, a great place to go during the holidays, as it’s one of our best small towns for Christmas lights. Guests must be 12 years of age or older, so parents with older children will love the relative serenity here.
Georgia: The Gastonian (Savannah)
Two Italianate-style mansions make up The Gastonian, both built in 1868. Luxury defines this historic Savannah inn, and every room has grand décor, with chandeliers, verandahs, and marble showers, as well as a Jacuzzi and vintage-style clawfoot tub. In addition to a gourmet breakfast, guests are also served wine and hors d’oeuvres late in the afternoon, as well as drinks and dessert in the evenings.
Hawaii: Honu Kai (Kailua Kona)
Honu Kai Bed & Breakfast/Yelp
Honu Kai is a small bed and breakfast — only four rooms — that feels like a resort. A private beach club, granite outdoor kitchen for guests, and massage and spa services are just some of the many luxuries at your disposal. Located on a 1.3-acre estate, Honu Kai really leans into its role as a Hawaiian paradise. Guests can enjoy the bed and breakfast’s koi pond, eat on the covered lanai deck, or relax in the garden Jacuzzi. Seriously dedicated to being eco-friendly, Honu Kai is also 100 percent solar powered and uses biodegradable toiletries and water efficient amenities in addition to other basic sustainability practices.
Idaho: The Roosevelt Inn (Coeur d’Alene)
The Roosevelt Inn/Yelp
From the time it was built in 1905 until 1972, The Roosevelt Inn was actually a four-room schoolhouse where the current innkeeper attended school from first to fourth grade. It became the beautiful inn that it is today in 1994, with five stories and 14 rooms and suites. Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay himself crafted the inn’s gourmet breakfast and buffet, so you know the breakfast part of this B&B is sure to be world-class.
Illinois: The Beall Mansion (Alton)
Beall Mansion An Elegant Bed & Breakfast Inn/Yelp
Breakfast options at The Beall Mansion are truly impressive. In addition to a self-serve continental breakfast in the butler’s pantry, guests can also opt for a gourmet breakfast in the mansion’s formal dining room, in their own room, or even in bed! All kinds of dietary needs are also accommodated, including Atkins, South Beach, low-sugar, low-sodium, low-fat and -cholesterol, wheat- or gluten-free, and vegan/vegetarian. All rooms feature feathered beds, fireplaces, and Jacuzzis, and with a complimentary 24-hour hot beverage service and in-room spa and massage treatments, you’re sure to feel utterly spoiled.
Indiana: The Oliver Inn (South Bend)
Iowa: Cupola Inn (Nora Springs)
The Cupola Inn used to be a cattle shed that had been built in the 1940s and was later used as a laying house for hens and for grain storage. In 1997, the family who owned the cattle shed opened it up as a bed and breakfast with four distinct rooms and surrounded by beautiful gardens. This is a truly country-style getaway, with barn-wood trims and barn doors in the building, as well as country quilts and hand-painted country antiques. Eat breakfast at your leisure outside in the gardens, on the deck, in the round stone barn onsite, or even in your room.
Kansas: Cedar Crest Lodge (Pleasanton)
With over 100 acres of beautiful trails, trees, ponds, and stunning views, Cedar Crest Lodge is a great spot for reconnecting with nature or reconnecting with your partner. Breakfast features mostly local organic produce, and guests also have the option to pay for a gourmet dinner or snacks, as well as a picnic lunch. The 16,000 feet of gardens have earned Cedar Crest Lodge a certification as an Official National Wildlife Habitat, and they offer up fresh flowers, fruits, vegetables, and herbs, perfect for their farm-to-table food.
Kentucky: Maple Hill Manor (Springfield)
Maple Hill Manor Bed & Breakfast/Yelp
Located in Kentucky’s “Bourbon, Horses, and History Region,” Maple Hill Manor is a historic working farm with a 3,000-acre racehorse farm on one side of the manor and a 300-acre cattle and tobacco farm on the other, as well as an alpaca and llama farm. In fact, each of the manor’s seven uniquely-decorated rooms has a resident teddy bear made from alpaca fur! Breakfast here features the best of Kentucky cuisine, and a dessert and coffee social in the evenings is a great way to get to know your fellow guests.
Louisiana: R&B Bed and Breakfast (New Orleans)
This five-bedroom Creole cottage is 148 years old, and it’s right in the heart of New Orleans’ music scene with a prime location on the renowned Frenchmen Street. Along with the continental breakfast, guests are treated to drinks at the Spotted Cat Music Club and Café Negril, two of the city’s hottest nightlife spots. The staff at R&B Bed and Breakfast are more than happy to help you explore New Orleans, with plenty of recommendations for walking tours and world-class restaurants nearby.
Maine: Gazebo Inn Ogunquit (Ogunquit)
Fourteen rooms make up this restored and renovated 1847 farmhouse and barn, complete with luxurious amenities such as Jacuzzis, walk-in steam rooms, and gas fireplaces. Just a quick walk from Footbridge Beach, Gazebo Inn Ogunquit offers massage services, a library and theater, and even a limousine service that’s complementary with some packages.
Maryland: Inn at 202 Dover (Easton)
Inn at 202 Dover/Yelp
Built in 1874, the Inn at 202 Dover is a member of the Historic Hotels of America and was restored in 2005 with the guidance of Easton’s Historic Commission, as well as the Maryland state government and the U.S. Department of the Interior. A Victorian bed and breakfast with an international flavor, guests have the option of staying in the expansive France, Asia, England, or Africa suites or the Victorian en-suite bedroom. In addition to a wonderful breakfast, guests are also served a complementary afternoon tea and can also opt for full-service spa packages right in the comfort of their room.
Massachusetts: 8 Dyer Hotel (Provincetown)
The chef-owned 8 Dyer Hotel offers a deliciously impressive breakfast, as well as chic and modern rooms with the latest amenities. In addition to great cuisine and comfort, 8 Dyer Hotel is also dedicated to social and environmental justice, selecting three non-profits every year to support through catered events, direct donation, and donation of room nights for resale. Rooms can only accommodate up to two people, and guests must be 18 years of age or older.
Michigan: Wickwood Inn (Saugatuck)
Wickwood Inn is a food lover’s paradise. This farm-to-table B&B puts great importance on good food and wine, and in addition to a three-course breakfast, guests are treated to afternoon and evening sweets, as well as small plates and drinks in the evenings. Chef Julee Rosso has written five award-winning cookbooks and is dedicated to making sure your plate is full of organic, seasonal, and ecologically sustainable food. There’s more than just food here, however; there’s plenty to do for lovers of the outdoors, art, shopping, and romance!
Minnesota: A. G. Thomson House (Duluth)
Built in 1909, A. G. Thomson House is a Colonial-style bed and breakfast that offers a romantic, quintessentially Midwestern getaway in the town of Duluth. With just seven guest rooms, the grounds of this cozy B&B include a beautiful waterfall, a pergola, gazebo, veranda, and award-winning gardens. They also specialize in elopements, offering packages for such, as well as for birthdays, anniversaries, and babymoons.
Mississippi: Historic Oak Hill Inn (Natchez)
If you’re looking to book a weekend getaway in Natchez, the Historic Oak Hill Inn is exactly what you need to make it perfect. Built in 1835, the Historic Oak Hill Inn serves its gourmet Southern breakfasts in its original dining room, and the inn is full of furniture and décor from the Antebellum period. Guests, who must be at least 10 years of age to stay in one of the three rooms, are greeted upon arrival with chocolate chip cookies as well as homemade iced tea or mint juleps.
Missouri: Schoolhouse Bed & Breakfast (Rocheport)
Schoolhouse Bed & Breakfast/Yelp
Once a four-room schoolhouse, this bed and breakfast is now a romantic 11-room inn. Scenic trails and quaint shops full of antiques and crafts are easily accessible in Rocheport, a tiny town of just under 250 people.
Montana: Goldsmith’s Bed and Breakfast (Missoula)
Goldsmith's Bed & Breakfast Inn/Yelp
Right along the Clark Fork River, Goldsmith’s Bed and Breakfast has four suites and three rooms decorated in a beautiful Victorian style. With mountains and river surrounding Missoula, there’s plenty of outdoor adventures waiting for you here, but the nearby University of Montana also offers plenty of cultural and sporting events for you to attend as well.
Nebraska: Barn Anew Bed & Breakfast (Mitchell)
This country retreat is a renovated barn, providing you with a fantastic getaway along the historic Oregon Trail. Rest in their beautiful courtyard after enjoying a gourmet breakfast featuring syrup and jam made from Nebraska’s wild chokecherry.
Nevada: Doc’s Cottages (Stateline)
Enjoy the beauty of Lake Tahoe at Doc’s Cottages, where guests receive free access to the private Lakeside Beach as well as the property’s barbecues and patios. Dog-friendly and within walking distance of a casino, these warm and cozy cottages are perfect for a Nevada vacation for the whole family.
New Hampshire: Chesterfield Inn (West Chesterfield)
Located on the Vermont border, New Hampshire’s Chesterfield Inn consists of three buildings on 10 acres of gardens. In addition to the complementary breakfast, guests can also choose to make reservations at the on-site restaurant after a full day’s worth of activities, whether it be the area’s many outdoor ventures, shopping, museum hopping, and more.
New Jersey: The Mission Inn (Cape May)
The Mission Inn/Yelp
Find a bit of the West Coast at The Mission Inn, built in 1912 in the style of California Spanish Mission architecture. Each of the eight rooms has a different theme, corresponding to one of the California missions, but all feature modern amenities. Borrow a bike to head over to the nearby beach, where the Inn will even have people come and set up chairs and an umbrella for you. Your luxury doesn’t end when you’re off the property!
New Mexico: The Inn of the Five Graces (Santa Fe)
The Inn of the Five Graces is made up of 24 suites and is full of décor from Central and South Asia, collected by the designers who established the B&B. Its name refers to the five senses — sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste — all of which are definitely catered to at this Santa Fe lodging. When not enjoying the complementary New Mexican breakfast, guests can relax at the Tibetan-inspired spa or the intimate and gorgeously decorated courtyards.
New York: Ecce Bed & Breakfast (Barryville)
This five-bedroom bed and breakfast lies along the Upper Delaware River, and the view, along with that of the Catskills and Poconos, is stunning. Local trips on the river or down nearby hiking trails offer just some of the many outdoor adventure opportunities, and guests can also visit nearby museums, art galleries, farmers markets, and the Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center and Museum, where the 1969 Woodstock Concert took place. The aforementioned farmers markets and Ecce’s garden provide fresh ingredients for a delicious country breakfast.
North Carolina: Reynolds Mansion (Asheville)
Beautiful Asheville is great for a weekend getaway, and the Reynolds Mansion is the perfect spot to stay. One of fewer than six pre-Civil War brick houses still standing in western North Carolina, the Reynolds Mansion was built in 1847. Today, it’s a beautiful bed and breakfast, serving the finest Southern breakfast and offering a relaxing vacation that can even include in-room massage services.
North Dakota: Dakotah Rose (Minot)
Just four suites and two rooms make up the quaint Dakotah Rose, North Dakota’s best stop for some rest and relaxation (and breakfast). Originally a family home built in the early twentieth century, it’s a great Midwestern getaway.
Ohio: The Welsh Hills Inn (Granville)
The 5,600 square-foot Welsh Hills Inn sits on 15 acres of land in the equestrian and alpaca countryside of Ohio. The beautifully decorated rooms have the best amenities, and the grounds include nice courtyards and a heated pool, as well as an outdoor stone fireplace. Complimentary wine and cheese is served every day, as well as breakfast in the mornings, and with an entire staff of massage therapists, you just might want to never leave.
Oklahoma: Whispering Pines Inn (Norman)
The Whispering Pines Inn, built in 1994, is relatively new, but it has all the charm of an older bed and breakfast. Owned by two French continental chefs, the inn gives guests a fantastic dining experience with an on-site restaurant and the best continental cuisine.
Oregon: C’est la Vie Inn (Eugene)
C'est la Vie Inn/Yelp
As its name would suggest, C’est la Vie Inn has a very European feel, complete with Queen Anne-style furniture that evokes Paris. With only four guest rooms, the inn is fantastically exclusive, but its beautiful dining room, parlor, and library provide plenty of room to kick back and relax.
Pennsylvania: Mansion District Inn Bed & Breakfast (Smithport)
Mansion District Inn Suites Bed & Breakfast/Yelp
Originally a reverend’s wedding gift to his wife in 1891, the Mansion District Inn Bed & Breakfast is characterized by a Victorian exterior and a Scottish-influenced interior. Today, guests experience an early 1890s lifestyle (with twenty-first century amenities, of course), which includes a luxurious breakfast complete with gourmet coffee.
Rhode Island: Cliffside Inn (Newport)
Newport is known for its Cliff Walk lined with gorgeous mansions, so if you’re here for a nice weekend away, it makes sense to stay at the Cliffside Inn. Just steps from the Cliff Walk, this bed and breakfast provides tons of luxury in a truly romantic setting, with amenities such as spa showers, whirlpool baths, and imported linens. Guests are treated to a gourmet breakfast every day, as well as an afternoon reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres.
South Carolina: Anchorage 1770 (Beaufort)
Anchorage 1770 was built in, of course, 1770, and it resides in the beautiful town of Beaufort. Enjoy the coastal climate and water activities such as paddle boarding and fly fishing when you’re not enjoying regional cuisine or treating yourself to spa services or yoga classes back at the inn.
South Dakota: Summer Creek Inn (Rapid City)
Each of the nine guest suites at Summer Creek Inn comes with a luxury bath and high-thread-count sheets. Not far from many of South Dakota’s top destinations, including Mount Rushmore and Deadwood, this bed and breakfast is also great for a romantic getaway, offering multiple packages specifically catered to keeping that relationship spark alive.
Tennessee: The Inn at Fontanel (Nashville)
Nashville’s Inn at Fontanel is a quaint bed and breakfast with a cozy 2,700-square-foot deck, gardens, and a picturesque pond. The inn has a Middle Tennessee farmhouse vibe in terms of architecture and décor, and the award-winning café provides authentic Italian and Southern cuisine, as well as live music every day of the week.
Texas: Blair House Inn (Wimberley)
Located in Texas Hill Country, Blair House Inn is located near wineries, art galleries, golf courses, and other outdoor adventures year-round. The bed and breakfast itself has an art gallery where guests can enjoy paintings and sculptures, as well as a cooking school offering classes for Hill Country cuisine, Texas barbecue, and other popular cuisines such as French and Italian. If that isn’t enough for you, the inn also has a day spa for the ultimate relaxation.
Utah: Blue Boar Inn (Midway)
The Blue Boar Inn & Restaurant/Yelp
About 20 minutes outside of Park City, the Blue Boar Inn is built like a European château and located among the mountains of the Heber Valley. Its location provides a plethora of outdoor activity options, and its on-site, award-winning restaurant serves lunch and dinner in addition to breakfast, as well as a five-course brunch every Sunday.
Vermont: Rabbit Hill Inn (Lower Waterford)
Rabbit Hill Inn/Yelp
Located among the picturesque White Mountains of Vermont, the Rabbit Hill Inn has 19 rooms. In addition to a candlelit breakfast, guests are also served tea or coffee — as well as iced tea and lemonade in the summer — with homemade pastries in the middle of the day on the house. Spoil yourself with an in-room massage or enjoy the outdoor landscape with tons of different activities, varying with the seasons.
Washington: Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins (Carson)
Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins/Yelp
Located on the Columbia River Gorge, Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins is a perfectly romantic getaway near Mount St. Helens, Mount Adams, Mount Hood, and the Hood River. When you’re not taking in the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, you’ll be enjoying the property’s relaxing spas or amazing breakfast featuring crème brûlée French toast, lemon raspberry pudding cake, and seasoned Denver bake.
Washington, DC: Embassy Circle Guest House
Embassy Circle Guest House/Yelp
Embassy Circle Guest House is located in Dupont Circle, D.C.’s renowned neighborhood around the famed traffic circle, full of restaurants, galleries, shopping, and embassies. After buying an embassy property in 2003 that used to belong to the Taiwanese government, Raymond and Laura Saba saved the building from nearly falling apart , opening it as a bed and breakfast in 2007. Today, Laura’s all-American, native D.C. touch complements Raymond’s Lebanese hospitality and tradition present throughout the B&B.
West Virginia: Hillbrook Inn & Spa (Charles Town)
Choose from 19 gorgeous rooms and suites at the Hillbrook Inn & Spa for a romantic West Virginia getaway. Reserve a sit-down for your prix fixe breakfast, or have a continental served to your suite. Multiple spa packages are also available for you to wind down with after going on a chauffeur-driven wine tour or having a delicious dinner at the on-site Redbrook Restaurant.
Wisconsin: The Speckled Hen Inn (Madison)
Five unique guest rooms make up this 20-acre country estate, where the farm-to-table philosophy results in an impressive breakfast made up of fruits and vegetables grown on-site, as well as locally sourced meats and Wisconsin cheeses. A truly Midwestern country getaway, the grounds of the Speckled Hen Inn are made up of grassland and wetland areas featuring creeks, orchards, gardens, trails, and the presence of grazing sheep and llamas, as well as, of course, hens.
Wyoming: Bentwood Inn (Wilson)
When visiting scenic Jackson Hole, consider a stay at the Bentwood Inn, with your choice of five rooms, each with a private fireplace and fantastic views of the natural surroundings. Enjoy a gourmet breakfast prepared by the in-house chef, as well as hors d’oeuvres in the evenings. This romantic lodge is dedicated to being as eco-friendly as possible, and it’s one of the best winter getaways in the country. For more getaways to consider if you don’t have much time off, check out our 101 best weekend getaways in America.