If you’re seeking well-appointed accommodations with charm and comfort to spare, reserve a room at one of the top rated Inns in America.
There is a distinct difference between a well-run Inn and a large chain hotel. The Inns that keep their guests coming back for more offer personalized services, cozy communal spaces, luxurious amenities, locally sourced breakfasts, and heartfelt hospitality that you won’t find in a high-rise hotel. Experienced innkeepers can be a traveler’s best resource, as they’ll take the time to tailor the experience to each guest, and offer recommendations on the best places to eat and explore locally.
Read on to discover some of the most highly rated inns in the country. If you have a favorite Inn or bed & breakfast to recommend to your Trilogy neighbors, feel free to add a comment at the end of the article.
Historic Oak Hill Inn
The Historic Oak Hill Inn is “historic,” indeed, with a spot on the National Register of Historic Places and a Restoration Award to boot. The history extends beyond the exquisitely restored period moldings and buttresses, as the Inn also boasts an impressive collection of museum quality antiques. Each piece has its own family story, which Innkeeper and owner Doug will share with guests over a chilled mint julep on the Southern style front porch, if asked.
Learn more at www.historicoakhill.com.
Arbor Guest House
When planning a trip to explore the tastes and treasures of Napa wine country, make Arbor Guest House your home base. Return from a day of wine tastings to sip your spoils while taking in the views of Napa from the spacious wrap-around deck. The Arbor Guest House is currently rated the second best B&B in the country, according to TripAdvisor.com. With its perfect combination of elegance, comfort, and romance, it’s easy to see why.
Learn more at arborguesthouse.com.
On your next trip to the Big Island, skip the over-produced, over-crowded resorts and stay at Honu Kai, which has been consistently voted the best B&B in Hawaii thanks to the unprecedented personal attention offered by proprietors Wendi and Dave. You will feel embraced by the “Aloha Spirit” as you relax in the property’s Zen, old-growth gardens or lounge in the open-air atrium before embarking on your Kona adventures.
Learn more at honukai.com.
The Chalet of Canandaigua
If you’re ready for a real “getaway” – in which you plan to literally get away from it all – look no further than the Chalet of Canandaigua. Nestled among thirty lush, forested acres, complete with scenic pond and trails, you will find a sophisticated cabin retreat that marries the rustic charm of stone fireplaces and exposed wood beams with luxurious details like gourmet breakfasts and a towel warmer next to your stand-alone soaking tub.
Learn more at www.chaletbandb.com.
Stone Hill Inn
If luxury is at the top of your wish list, the Stone Hill Inn will not disappoint. The location is ideal, just minutes from downtown Stowe – a destination prized for its eclectic culture, handcrafted goods, fine arts, and culinary hot spots. Each of the Inn’s nine guest rooms offers such luxurious amenities as a two-person jacuzzi tub, a fireplace, a private garden entrance, and – believe it or not – a pillow library. Each traveler can pick the perfect pillow from an assortment of types to suit his or her sleeping needs.
Learn more at www.stonehillinn.com.
The Cedar House Inn
St. Augustine, FL
This lovely Victorian Home has polished pine floors, 10-foot-high ceilings, and guest rooms that embrace the aesthetic of Old Florida. The Inn is a short stroll away from museums, shopping, and dining of St. Augustine. Innkeeper Cyndi’s love of the area and passion for entertaining commingle to create a remarkable travel experience for guests. She takes such pride in the food that she offers at the inn that she has created The Cedar House Inn Cookbook, inspired by the favorite meals of her loyal guests over the years.Learn more at www.cedarhouseinn.com.
The Welsh Hills Inn
While the interior of the Inn is gorgeous, you may find yourself spending much of your time on the wide-plank, wrap-around porch of the Welsh Hills Inn. With breathtaking views of picturesque, rolling hills, this is a natural gathering place for guests. Also outside, guests have full use of archery equipment, a shooting range, a clay bocce ball court, and remarkably manicured gardens. When you do decide to head indoors, you will find graciously appointed interiors showcasing original art and a collection of antiques, as well as impeccably clean and spacious guest rooms, with bedding you will want to bring back home with you.
Learn more at www.welshhillsinn.com.
Country Sunshine Bed & Breakfast
Relaxation is at the top of the to-do list at Country Sunshine Bed & Breakfast in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Sip some wine around the fire pit, watch for nuthatches and hummingbirds from the large redwood deck, or simply soak in the views of the surrounding mountain vistas as you listen to the babble of the nearby Animas River. Owners Walter and Jodi have thought of everything to make their guests feel right at home, even providing guests their own lip balm for the chapping that accompanies that dry, Rocky Mountain air.
Learn more at www.countrysunshine.com.
Eva’s Escape at the Gardenia Inn
San Antonio, TX
Crystal chandeliers, claw-foot tubs, and four-poster beds make Eva’s Escape at the Gardenia Inn feel like a true escape to a more elegant era, when time passed slowly and moments were meant to be savored. Located just three blocks from the famed San Antonio Riverwalk, guests can spend the day strolling, shopping, and sightseeing before being welcomed back to the Inn’s elegant environment and characteristic Texas hospitality.
Learn more at www.evasescape.com.
Kirk House Bed & Breakfast
San Juan Island, WA
This 1907 Craftsman style house – with original woodwork, fireplaces, and leaded glass – beautifully blends treasures of the past with modern conveniences like wifi, flat screen televisions, iPod docking stations in each room, and more. Located in the town of Friday Harbour on San Juan Islands, this Inn is perfectly situated for those who want to explore unique shops and fantastic restaurants, or who choose to spend their time enjoying the outdoors, whale-watching, hiking or kayaking along the coast. Guests share rave reviews about hosts Roxy and Greg, who are passionate about creating warm and inviting spaces for their guests.
Learn more at www.kirkhouse.net.
If you have a favorite Inn or bed & breakfast to recommend to your Trilogy neighbors, feel free to add a comment below!