& Romantic Getaways
stay in a romantic bed & breakfast can be an easy way to plan a getaway
close to home--or to get a "home away from home" feeling far
forget to search Lovetripper.com's Romantic
Travel Directory for information on specific B&Bs that focus
on the romantic travel and honeymoon market. Each listing includes descriptions
and all the contact information you'll need to book a room!
at The Witchery by Mary McCarney Edinburghs most romantic
hotel/restaurant boasts a gothic history, prestigious location and a
celebrity guest list most proprietors would die for. Impressed? The
Witchery will leave you spellbound.
the footsteps of Jane Eyre by Mary McCarney When the Victorian novelist Charlotte Bronte visited North Lees Hall,
it became the inspiration for her gothic romance, Jane Eyre.
If you are planning a trip to England, you can re-trace her steps and
discover that this literary location is the perfect setting for your
AMERICAN B&BS, INNS
Kasha, Costa Rica Looking for tropical paradise? Costa Rica
might just be the answer to your wintertime blues. We recently talked
with Louis Ducoudray, President of Hotel Kasha. This all-inclusive,
located on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, gives couples the chance
to enjoy the natural beauty of the region: monkeys and tropical birds
live in the surrounding jungle and the beach is a 10-minute walk away.
They call it Fiji's "Forgotten North" but once you've been
there, you'll find it unforgettable. Along with unique accommodations,
this intimate resort offers genuine Fijian weddings, complete with traditional
costumes, music, and more.
Blooms in the Georgia Mountains By Kathie Farnell Visitors looking
for romantic seclusion in a back-to-nature atmosphere can find it at
two rustic yet elegant North Georgia resorts.Less than 90 minutes from
Atlanta, the Glen-Ella Springs Inn near Clarkesville offers 16 rooms
overlooking a swimming pool and gorgeous garden. The Inn, built more
than 100 years ago as a home, later catered to travelers in search of
a nineteenth century spa experience
Bear Creek Resort: A Ranch-Style Bed and Breakfast with a Texas-Sized
Bed Big Enough for Four by
Madelyn Miller I am a city girl. I like my creature comforts such as
thick towels, chocolates, and fluffy pillows. So when I agreed to stay
at an Austin retreat in the middle of nowhere (anywhere more than 10
minutes from downtown is nowhere to me), I expected to be roughing it.
Gardens Ghostly Romance by Kathie Farnell Just one hour north
of Atlanta, Georgia, a German prince and princess own a luxury resort
whose story is one of equal parts love, tragedy and shiftlessness. Barnsley
Gardens history goes back to the 1840s when Godfrey Barnsley purchased
some 4,000 acres in the foothills of the Georgia mountains. He hoped
the Italianate mansion he planned would be a healthful place to live
for his wife, Julia.
Cape Cod and The Captains House Inn by
Norm Goldman When
Lily and I arrived at the Captains House, after traveling eight
hours from Montreal, we had the good fortune of being just on time to
experience the Inns famous ritual of afternoon tea.
and Crowne Pointe Historic Inn by Norm Goldman Where should we begin
when describing Provincetown (usually called P-Town)- a most unique
and eccentric town located at the tip of a 70-mile-long stretch of sand
jutting out from the coast of Massachusetts?
Farm Bed and Breakfast, Barre, Massachusetts
by Norm Goldman It was not surprising thirty years ago for many people
to turn their noses up, when I had mentioned that I had decided to vacation
on a farm with my wife and kids.
in the Catskills: The Emerson Inn & Spa by Norm Goldman Today,
the 24-room inn is just minutes away from the small rural community
of Woodstock, New York, where for over 100 years a steady flow of artists,
writers, musicians, filmmakers, actors and dreamers have flocked.
Vermont and the Woodstock Inn & Resort by Norm Goldman The resort
is a première stop for that long sought after romantic weekend,
the picture perfect wedding reception or the popular phenomena- the
weddingmoon, where couples not only celebrate their wedding at
a particular venue but also honeymoon there.
Inn Romances the Beach by Kathie Farnell The Florida panhandle has
in the last decade become a magnet for travelers looking for plush accommodations
in harmony with nature. Some of the plushest can be found on Scenic
Highway 30-A at WaterColor, a 499-acre resort whose Inn has been a byword
for luxury since its Spring 2002 opening.
& Breakfast Weddings: The Cottage B&B, Monticello, Florida How can you plan a unique (and budget friendly) wedding at a B&B?
This new column explores wedding options at B&Bs around the globe
with advice straight from the innkeepers themselves.
Wedding Ceremony and Reception at The Lodge at Sedona The Lodge
at Sedona is a magical location for intimate wedding ceremonies and
celebration receptions. The serene estate setting on three landscaped
acres provides stunning red rock views, bubbling waterfall gardens,
lush green lawns, original sculpture, a meditative labyrinth and towering
pinion and juniper trees. A fitting backdrop for your grand occasion!
Edge Mansion B&B Looking for a romantic getaway in upstate New York? This B&B
has captured the spirit of two centuries ago with three romantic guest
rooms and plenty of nearby activities.
Mention: Honor Mansion by Sandra Gurvis Let me be the first to admit
I do *not* like bed and breakfasts. Give me a nice anonymous hotel any
time, with a well-stocked fruit, cereal, and bread bar or full-service
dining room so I can enjoy my morning peace and quiet, without the irritation
of having to make polite chatter with my oh- so-gracious host and the
other guests.But then there is Honor Mansion...
Treasures Worth a Valentine's Visit If the two of you are looking
for a romantic getaway in a Victorian B&B, Western Michigan just
might be the spot for you
Hill Inn, a memorable New Hampshire Inn for a romantic getaway Unhurried,
quiet and gentle are the most appropriate adjectives to describe the
quaint town of Sugar Hill, New Hampshire. This scenic hamlet on the
Western edge of the White Mountains was originally part of the town
of Lisbon, and only in 1962 was it incorporated.
Wildflowers Inn and the Magnificent Mt. Washington After being
mesmerized by the beauty and ambiance of Inns, we started thinking about
how nice it would be to live as innkeepers in one of these places.These
were the exact words Denise and Dave Broughton, proud owners of the
Wildflowers Inn in North Conway, New Hampshire, conveyed to me when
I asked them why they wanted to own a B&B. In 2002 their dream was
White Barn Inn, Kennebunkport, Maine If academic degrees were awarded
to resorts and inns, The White Barn Inn located in Kennebunkport, Maine,
would graduate summa cum laude--with the highest distinction.
Tempting Bed and Breakfast Inns The sky is so clear in New Mexico
that you can gaze at a star-studded sky from your inn's hot tub, relax
in your secluded room glorying in the leaping flames from your kiva
fireplace or in your Jacuzzi for two, perhaps indulge in a sauna or
Terra Cotta Inn, Palm Springs, California This desert resort was
once a celebrity getaway but now operates as a luxurious clothing-optional
resort. Lovetripper.com recently interviewed hotelier Tom Mulhall about
this year around retreat that boasts a 75% repeat guest rate.
Baker Lodging, Washington State If the Olympic games have the two
of your daydreaming about cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, or
snowboarding, then set your sights on Washington's Mount Baker. We recently
talked with Dan Graham at Mt. Baker Lodging about the romantic mountain
properties that offer the two of you plenty of outdoor activity and
for Two: Eastlake Inn B&B, St. Louis, Missouri
Mountain Inn, Malibu, California Just 20 minutes from Santa
Monica, this exclusive bed and breakfast makes visitors feel like celebrities
(and look around at your fellow guests...you just might spot some familiar
faces!) With two swimming pools, clothing-optional sunbathing on cliffside
decks, waterfalls, a steam room, and more, this property appeals to
Cottage Inn, Eureka Springs, Arkansas This romantic inn is located
in the heart of the Historic Downtown of Eureka Springs, a community
which is fast-rivaling Las Vegas for hassle-free weddings.
Cochitta B&B, Moab, Utah Along with her husband Dave, Kim Boger
owns and operates this inn whose name means "House of Dreams"
in the Aztec language. This B&B has a reputation both as a romantic
retreat and a wonderful wedding caterer, thanks to Dave's 20 years in
the restaurant and private club industry.
House Inn, Amador City, California Tucked right in the midst of California's Gold
Rush Country, the Mine House Inn offers couples romantic accommodations
and plenty of luxury as well. We recently spoke with owner/innkeeper
Rose Mendy about the inn's most romantic aspects.
House Seaside Resort, Brooksville, Maine Like its name suggests,
this romantic inn offers couples a seaside getaway where fun comes in
forms ranging from fine dining to kayaking. This year-around resort
is operated by Jim and Sally Littlefield.
Brass Lantern Inn, Stowe, Vermont Cozy fireplaces, mountain views,
and historic bed and breakfasts: they all add up to a romantic New England
getaway. The Brass Lantern Inn welcomes just a few lucky couples at
a time to its nine charming rooms.
Barn Inn, Topeka, Kansas Looking
for a country getaway? You can't get a more genuine country escape than
at the Brickyard Barn Inn, a bed and breakfast housed in a former dairy
barn. Four acres await exploration then couples can return to the elegance
of the inn, filled with English antiques and offering gourmet dining
thanks to the skills of owner/innkeeper Scott Nickel.
Dive Resort, Key Largo, Florida, USA Located right on the Bay, this
resort offers swaying palms and sultry sunsets: perfect for a romantic
getaway or a honeymoon (or even a wedding!) Lovetripper recently spoke
with Kathy Patton, Assistant Manager at Amy Slate's Amoray Dive Resort
about the attractions of this special resort.
Valley Inn, South Woodstock, Vermont This historic country inn,
nestled seven minutes south of picturesque Woodstock, offers a romantic
getaway to couples in search of peace and quiet. Activities here range
from hiking to trail rides to walks along one of the two white-sand
Bed and Breakfast Inn, Harbor Village, Bald Head Island, North Carolina Couples looking for a romantic getaway find it at this inn
owned by Donna and Garrett Albertson. Theodosia's offers plenty of extras
ranging from sunset sails to wedding ceremonies performed by Garrett,
an ordained Minister.
Hill Inn--An Unforgettable Experience This area of Vermont is home
to Romance Mountain, located in the Green Mountain National Forest,
and identified by the Wilderness Society in 2000 as one of the top ten
spots across the USA for romantic activities, a place where cell phones,
television and all of the other paraphernalia of modern technology can
be left at home.
For Two: Charleston Inn, Bryson City, North Carolina
and Breakfast Getaway: Liberty Hall (Texas)
Plantation: A Step Back in Time (Louisiana)
Comes with the Territory in New Orleans
to Know Juneau: Birthday on Ice
for the Hills and Relax (Arkansas Ozarks)