Top 10 Romantic Inns for 2009 Announced

Looking for a romantic inn? Check out the list of the top 10 romantic inns for 2009 we just received from American Historic Inns, Inc., a guidebook publisher and the parent company to This is the 16th year they’ve selected this top 10 list selected from across the US. What do they look for in a romantic B&B? Scenic setting and location, interior beauty and design, subtle yet personable hospitality, pampering amenities and creative activities.

2009 Top 10 Romantic Inns

MacCallum House Inn & Restaurant in Mendocino, California offers wine tours escorted by a local guide in a stretch limo or Lincoln Town Car. An al fresco gourmet lunch is included at one of the vineyards. Other arrangements can be made for a romantic horseback ride on the beach, a picnic backpack hike to waterfalls, or a canoe ride up Big River. The Mendocino Lovers Getaway Package helps guests celebrate love with a Lovers’ Basket full of generous treats.

Highland Haven Creekside Inn in Evergreen, Colorado boasts two Sweetheart Trees where lovers are allowed to carve their initials or have them professionally carved. There is also a Lover’s Lane with pavers that line the walkway and stones that can be personalized with names, initials and dates. The Winter Wonderland Romance Tray is a gorgeous presentation for couples.

The Towers Bed & Breakfast in Milford, Delaware is all about location. Peaceful and secluded in a small town on the Mispillion River, yet it is near popular Atlantic beaches to easily experience the seaside. Couples can also enjoy romantic strolls along the Riverwalk. This grand mansion is reminiscent of the Gilded Age and boasts an enclosed garden, private pool and deck area. Special requests for wine, flowers, etc. are accommodated to make each stay perfectly romantic.

Port d’Hiver Bed and Breakfast in Melbourne Beach, Florida features personalized yet unobtrusive concierge service amid a luxurious retreat on a little barrier island near the ocean and the river. Watch the sun rise and set over the water! Romance packages feature pampering items to create a romantic oasis. Select a spa basket with a gift certificate to Essentials Day Spa or an arranged VIP candlelit dinner at a local restaurant.

Carriage House at the Harbor in South Haven, Michigan has created a Romantic Escape Package with a complimentary room upgrade when available. Follow the trail of rose petals from your door into a private hideaway with soft music, candles, chilled champagne or sparkling cider, chocolate covered strawberries and a certificate for an intimate dinner for two at a local restaurant.

Fleur-de Lys Mansion in St. Louis, Missouri has an assortment of romantic packages to choose from. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride through Tower Grove Park, savor a sumptuous four-course fireside dinner and relax with in-room massages, chilled champagne and French crystal champagne flutes. Marriage proposals are popular on a bench in the garden by the pond with waterfalls.

The Edward Harris House Bed & Breakfast Inn in Rochester, New York is known for its Play Your Way Packages which are tailored to the guests’ desires. Elopement Packages are quite popular here, too, and include an officiate, witnesses, cake, flowers, sparkling cider or bring-your-own wine, as well as spending the honeymoon night and a leisurely breakfast in an elegant suite with late check-out.

The Inn & Spa at Intercourse Village in Intercourse, Pennsylvania invites couples to escape everyday routines and experience the unique luxuries found at this inn. Besides the many wonderful packages that pamper and please, the inn features a French Country Spa with treatments for couples to share together. The secluded starlit gazebo with a fountain, low light and soft music is often appropriately called the Wedding Garden.

French Quarter Inn in Charleston, South Carolina is incredibly service-oriented and attuned to guests’ needs. They offer a variety of amenities and romantic packages designed for couples to select the items and activities they would like to have included. The inn is an enclave of luxury in the midst of the historic cobblestone streets of moon-lit Charleston.

Inn at Warner Hall in Gloucester, Virginia makes each couple’s experience special and uniquely memorable. The Honeymoon and Anniversary Special is fun and exciting with a surprise Dating Game quiz and prizes. A Valentine’s Weekend Dinner Dance includes the signature Chef’s Tasting Dinner, bottle of wine or sparkling cider, chocolates, a bud vase of roses and live musical entertainment. Celebrate a special occasion with divine delicacies, and feel the bliss of massage and spa treatments at Bridgewater’ s Salon and Spa.

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