Embassy Circle Guest House/Yelp
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’re vacationing out of state or looking for a nice getaway closer to home, check out our guide to the 50 best bed and breakfasts in America.
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 nonprofits 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.
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The town of Stockbridge, Massachusetts, earned fame in 1967 when its resident (and famed American artist) Norman Rockwell painted a scene of its main street during Christmas. You can stay right on that main street at 1862 Seasons on Main Bed & Breakfast, a Greek revival-era lodging that provides affordable luxury and relaxation in a classic New England style. It’s a great place to stay while exploring the beautiful Berkshires where you’ll find fine dining, spas, hiking trails, and plenty of music and theater. Stockbridge itself is home to the Norman Rockwell Museum and Berkshire Botanical Garden among other attractions.
Built in 1909, A. G. Thomson House is a Colonial-style bed-and-breakfast that offers a romantic, quintessentially Midwestern getaway in Duluth, the coolest city in Minnesota. 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.
Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn/Yelp
The Southern gem of Asheville has multiple bed-and-breakfasts, but Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn and Spa is possibly the very best. Designed by the on-site architect of the Biltmore Estate, which is located just 10 minutes away, the 1908 inn has won multiple awards, including the Preservation Society’s Griffin Award for its excellence in historic preservation. All rooms have a king-size bed and each bathroom, except for one, has a whirlpool tub for you to relax in with luxury amenities before you enjoy a multi-course breakfast served on crystal and china. Services at their spa include massages, aromatherapy, facials, and more.
Robert and Douglas Mahan, the current innkeepers of Aldrich Guest House, fell in love in Galena, a gorgeous town that was home to President Ulysses S. Grant and eight other Civil War generals, and decided to take over a bed-and-breakfast here instead of opening one in the bustling city of Chicago. You’ll fall in love too, as you stay in one of five unique guest rooms at this 19th-century home and take advantage of one of their many packages, which can include everything from in-room breakfasts and massages to tickets to a magic show or the local museum.
Americus Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast/Yelp
Seven unique and spacious suites make up Americus Garden Inn, where you can enjoy a full breakfast with items like baked honey persimmons, chocolate almond scones, Georgia cornmeal pancakes, gluten-free banana nut muffins, and gluten-free chocolate Dutch Babies. Enjoy their organic, fair-trade coffee as you roam the one-and-a-half acres of beautifully kept grounds, featuring a gazebo and koi pond, before heading out to explore the best that southwestern Georgia has to offer, including famous Civil War sites and the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site.
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.
Antlers on the Creek/Yelp
Enjoy the scenic mountains of Colorado from one of seven luxurious guest rooms and suites at Antlers on the Creek. 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.
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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 low-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.
The Bears Den/Yelp
If you’re looking for a place to stay while visiting Lake Powell, The Bears Den B&B is one of your top options precisely because, outside of its solely three rooms, the bed-and-breakfast itself has so many options. The kitchen will satisfy any breakfast craving you have before you head out to explore any of the nearby national monuments, 16 national parks, recreational areas, state parks, and native parks. In addition to the lake, this place provides you with the chance for a mountain vacation, a forest exploration, or visits to reservations, canyons, and Instagrammable natural wonders like The Wave.
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.
Bewitched & BEDazzled/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.
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.
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.
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.
For those looking for a more romantic getaway, The Canyon Wren Cabins for Two is a beautifully intimate place to stay, as their four cabins – three chalet cedar cabins and a honeysuckle log cabin – are the ideal couples’ hideaway situated in picturesque Sedona. With very limited cellphone service and no internet or TV, this is the best place to really unplug from your day-to-day love and simply enjoy the Southwestern wilderness; The Canyon Wren Cabins for Two will even provide you with backpacks, hiking sticks, and books and maps for your journey.
If you’re vacationing like the Kennedys in Cape Cod, there’s no better place to stay than Captain David Kelley House, an 1835 home that used to belong to a sea captain but now serves as a bed-and-breakfast with five tastefully decorated rooms, as well as a two-bedroom suite. Their multi-course breakfast can be served to you on their screen porch during the warmer months or in their dining room when it’s chillier, with a menu that features cranberry-orange-nut and rum raisin among its scone flavors, as well as maple-cinnamon French toast with berries, Belgian waffles with peaches and cream, and eggs benedict with key lime hollandaise.
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 enjoy the property’s relaxing spas or amazing breakfast featuring crème brûlée French toast, lemon raspberry pudding cake, and seasoned Denver bake.
Billed as “a Taos artisan inn,” Casa Gallina is a unique Southwestern bed-and-breakfast located on farmland where you’ll find five adobe casitas, or small houses, beautifully furnished with handcrafted décor, antiques, textiles, and art from New and Old Mexico, as well as around the world. Your scenery includes the breathtaking Taos Mountains and its surrounding valleys and clear skies, as well as the 40 hens – Casa Gallina literally means “Hen House” in Spanish and Italian – that roam the grounds and provide fresh eggs for a delicious breakfast. At Casa Gallina, guests cook their own breakfast in the kitchen of their casita, but most cooking supplies and fresh muffins are provided and there are plenty of local food markets nearby for anything extra you need.
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, the most beautiful town in Florida. Guests must be 12 years of age or older, so parents with older children will love the relative serenity here.
Chalet of Canandaigua/Yelp
The Chalet of Canandaigua is a log home consisting of three cozy luxury suites, located on a hillside of the Finger Lakes wine country. A three-course breakfast is offered in the mornings in their dining room or on the porch when it’s nice out, with the option of an earlier meal for business travelers, and light refreshments are served in the afternoons with dessert in the evening. They even have a Frequent Bed Lovers Club, with which members can earn a free five-course dinner or even a free night’s stay after accumulating a certain number of nights.
Chateau Inn and Suites/Yelp
At the Chateau Inn and Suites, guests have a comfortable place to stay in the seaside Jersey Shore village of Spring Lake with their pick of 36 guest rooms and one-bedroom suites, many of which offer Jacuzzis, wood-burning fireplaces, patios, sundecks, or balconies. It’s perfect for a last-minute romantic stay or for a family beach trip, with multiple specials offering gifts like restaurant gift cards, spa passes, and complimentary champagne, beach and pool access, or bicycle rentals.
Located on the Vermont border, New Hampshire’s Chesterfield Inn consists of three buildings on 10 acres of gardens. In addition to the complimentary breakfast, guests can also choose to make reservations at the on-site restaurant after a full day’s worth of activities, including the area’s many outdoor ventures, shopping, museum hopping, and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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 complimentary afternoon tea and can also opt for full-service spa packages right in the comfort of their room.
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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.
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 complimentary New Mexican breakfast, guests can relax at the Tibetan-inspired spa or the intimate and gorgeously decorated courtyards.
Jackson House Inn/Yelp
Visit Woodstock, where you can stay at Jackson House Inn in one of their guest rooms or one-room porch or balcony suites. The property lies on three acres of beautifully landscaped gardens with great access to the Vermont countryside and Killington and Okemo ski areas, as well as the Appalachian Trail. On the menu for breakfast are unique dishes made with fresh and local ingredients and organic coffees and teas.
Take a perfect, peaceful getaway to the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington, and check in to one of The Kirk House Bed & Breakfast’s four rooms, each of which is decorated to center around a print by Scottish painter Jack Vettriano, as is the inn’s parlor. After enjoying a basket of tea or locally roasted coffee delivered outside your door, you can enjoy a full-course breakfast either in your own private outdoor seating area or in the parlor before going out to hike, bike, and otherwise explore the island.
La Belle Esplanade/Yelp
A red home with light-blue shutters, La Belle Esplanade is a colorful bed -and-breakfast to match the colorful history and culture of New Orleans, a top destination for your bucket list. Each of its five suites has a different theme and color scheme, and the innkeepers prefer to refer to La Belle Esplanade as a “small boutique experience inn” rather than a bed-and-breakfast. In addition to the bed, however, you do get a unique yet classically New Orleans-style breakfast. As the inn doesn’t have a license to cook on the premises, they don’t offer cooked meals, but they also don’t serve cereal or pre-packaged baked goods. The owners keep up the whimsy with no set breakfast menu, going out every morning before guests rise to buy whatever is in season and up to their mood. This has been known to include locally made donuts or Italian Creole sausages, as well as po’ boy loafs and New Orleans-style ciabatta in addition to a selection of meats, cheeses, and fresh fruit.
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 at Hot Springs in the 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.
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!
The best place to stay when visiting the historic town of Salem is Morning Glory Bed & Breakfast, an early 19th-century Georgia Federal home turned into a classic New England inn that lies directly across the street from the historic House of the Seven Gables of Nathaniel Hawthorne fame. When you’re not exploring the many historical spots in town, you can enjoy a delicious breakfast consisting of items like raspberry cheesecake stuffed French toast, homemade cinnamon nut coffee cake, and maple oat scones drizzled with a cappuccino maple glaze.
Oak Hill on Love Lane Bed & Breakfast/Yelp
Waynesville’s Oak Hill on Love Lane Bed & Breakfast lies midway between the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and the city of Asheville, the perfect place to stay when exploring western North Carolina. Built in 1898, but since renovated to keep up with the times, the bed-and-breakfast operates out of the Clyde H. Ray Sr. House, a historic home listed on the National Register of Historic Places and built by its namesake, a former long-time mayor of Waynesville. The three-course breakfast ends with their signature Meandering Muffins, served to you in a to-go bag; guests are encouraged to take photos of themselves enjoying the muffins later as they go about their day for entry into a monthly Facebook contest that could earn them a $50 gift card.
Built in 1790, Pineapple Hill Inn Bed & Breakfast’s name comes from an 18th-century custom of leaving a pineapple on one’s porch to let people know guests are welcome. This bed-and-breakfast is dedicated to that welcoming vibe, present throughout its nearly six acres, which include an in-ground pool, koi pond, gazebo, and vegetable garden from which the kitchen creates farm-to-table options for the breakfast menu.
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 is more than happy to help you explore New Orleans, with plenty of recommendations for walking tours and world-class restaurants nearby.
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.
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.
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.
Sedona really takes the crown for excellent B&Bs with this third entry on our list, Sedona Views Bed & Breakfast. True to its name, this is probably the best place to stay if you want to simply enjoy the gorgeous natural views of the Arizona wild with its red rocks, diversity of birds, and beautiful sunsets. About two hours from the Grand Canyon, this bed and breakfast is located right next to the boundary of the Coconino National Forest and a quarter of a mile from Sedona’s Uptown, there’s plenty to do around here when you’re not relaxing in one of their cozy rooms or suites, some of which have a private hot tub and fireplace, or enjoying a delicious gourmet breakfast from a creative menu.
Another Ogonquit bed-and-breakfast, The Trellis House provides easy access to some of the best attractions on the southern Maine coast, such as Ogonquit Beach and Perkins Cove, as well as many of this beach town’s great restaurants, nightlife, and shopping. Take your pick of eight guest rooms and suites with either ocean or water views, fireplaces, or personal verandas in addition to the luxurious bedroom and bathroom amenities. Breakfast here includes pecan-encrusted blueberry stuffed French toast, pineapple upside down pancakes with “Maine” pineapple syrup, and their signature benedict with roasted tomato, thick-cut bacon, and perfect poached eggs with a light lemon hollandaise.
The Welsh Hills Inn/Yelp
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 may never want to leave. For more lodging you won’t ever want to leave, check out our list of the 50 top-rated Airbnb vacation homes in America.