Taking time away from home to enjoy the holidays is the perfect way to herald in the New Year. Booking a room in a beautiful bed & breakfast away from the crowds can be one of the most magical ways to reunite with the one you love, forge deeper bonds within the family, and reawaken your spirit. At Select Registry, we want to present you with an example of some of the wonderful small town bed & breakfasts that invite you to relax, rejuvenate, and explore. Here are a few ideas to whet your appetite as you make your holiday plans:
In Jackson, Wyoming, Bentwood Inn has been rated the #1 Inn in Jackson Hole by TripAdvisor and is an area favorite when it comes to visitors from far and wide. This luxury bed & breakfast was built in 1995 from impressive 200-year-old logs left from Yellowstone National Park’s great fire of 1988.Imagine a 6,000-square-foot Great Room complete with a towering three-story river rock fireplace, a baby grand piano, and an ambiance that invites you to daydream, lounge, or enjoy an intimate conversation. With beautifully appointed guestrooms, you can book one with a private fireplace, deck or porch, and a jetted spa tub. Luxurious linens and bedding along with beautiful décor and ensuite bathrooms embrace you with a warm and cozy feeling that will make your holiday magical. Dinners are served at the Inn’s 4250 Bistro upon the request of four or more guests. Here you can enjoy a four-course meal complete with fine wines that will excite and seduce your palette. In the morning, get your fill of the delicious complimentary breakfast before you set out to explore for the day. On 3.3 acres, you are almost guaranteed to see abundant wildlife all around. Nearby are the beautiful Snake River, the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, the South entrance of Grand Teton National Park, and the always-interesting town of Jackson. Take advantage of the many activities offered in the area, including wildlife safaris, fly fishing, river floats, white water rafting, and splendid bike trails just outside of the Inn’s front door.
Forty Putney Road Bed and Breakfast
In the lovely town of Brattleboro, Vermont, this elegant Inn is just a short walk away from the town center. Book one of the exquisitely appointed rooms with private bath, whirlpool or Jacuzzi tubs, quality linens, contemporary décor, and top-tier amenities, and take advantage of the peaceful atmosphere that will make your holiday so special this year.The morning brings a complimentary gourmet two-course breakfast comprised of fresh and local ingredients with a menu that changes daily. In the evening, go to the Inn’s pub where you can try any one of the many craft beers or wines and play a game of billiards with other holiday guests. If the spirit moves you, you can request a sampling and seminar on these exceptional beers on a Saturday evening, pairing them with locally produced cheeses to get the most out of their taste. With expansive gardens on waterfront property and the largest Japanese maple in North America, the Inn also features a hot tub and a small gazebo, which is the perfect place for a small wedding when the weather permits.
Chatham Gables Inn
In the romantic Cape Cod town of Chatham, Massachusetts sits the Chatham Gables Inn, just minutes away from the National Seashore and its beautiful beaches. This historic inn has been renovated and features classic décor with luxurious designer fabrics and furnishings. Many of the rooms have their own fireplace and private entrance, and all boast luxurious Kashmir throws, sumptuous robes, Turkish towels, and ensuite marble bathrooms. In a hospitable ambiance that is warm, sophisticated, and peaceful, you can enjoy a glass of wine and local cheeses in one of the sitting rooms, partake of the complimentary country breakfast each morning, and explore the area during the day. Activities such as whale watching, boating, biking, fishing, and antique shopping are just some of the ways you can fill your holiday vacation.
The Rhett House Inn
In Beaufort, South Carolina, the historic Thomas Rhett House was built circa 1820 as the summer home of one of area’s wealthiest planters and statesmen. This majestic Greek Revival mansion combines the best of old world Southern charm with contemporary urban panache to help make your stay as perfect as it should be for the holiday season.Ten rooms with high ceilings, English and American antiques, oriental rugs, fresh orchids, fireplaces, luxury linens and toiletries, and sumptuous robes await you in the main house. You can also book a room in the Cottage, built circa 1864 as one of the first schools and stores for freedmen in the South. With spacious verandas and gracious attention, you may have trouble tearing yourself away from this welcoming Inn that has been a site for many film shoots, including “Forrest Gump,” “The Big Chill,” “The Great Santini,” “The Prince of Tides,” and many more. Just one block from the waterfront promenade and marina on Beaufort River, the Inn is proud to be a part of Beaufort’s 300-year-old National Historic Landmark District.Each morning brings a complimentary full Southern breakfast. Evenings offer hors d’oeuvres and nightly desserts made by the Inn’s superb pastry chef, and if you want a picnic baskets created for an afternoon adventure, all you have to do is ask.On the National Register of Historic Places, The Rhett House Inn is Beaufort’s only AAA Four Diamond rated establishment, is listed on Fodor’s Choice, and has received many other awards. The area brings a plethora of things to do, which will add to the thrill of this holiday retreat.
Hickory Bridge Farm
In Orrtanna, Pennsylvania, this true country farmhouse dates back to the 1700’s when it was a working farm. Here the rooms invite you in with their warm country décor, hand-selected antiques, private decks and entrances, and whirlpool baths. The Cottages feature wood-burning Franklin Stoves that are perfect for getting you toasty on those wintery days, and every room boasts exceptionally comfortable linens and bedding to nestle into after a day of exploration. Complimentary breakfasts are served in the farmhouse during the week, and Sundays offer you a basket breakfast delivered to directly to your room. On the weekends you can dine in the 1887 barn, with family-style meals served to your private table, reminding you of what Grandma used to make. Here everything is prepared from scratch, including the delicious, mouthwatering piecrusts.With antique shopping, historic sites and museums to visit, winery tours and more, enjoying the holidays at Hickory Bridge Farm will bring you exceptional memories until you book your return.
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