One of the best gifts you can give your special someone is a surprise weekend getaway. There’s no better way to say “I love you” than to whisk your loved one off to a place where there’s no need to think about any more than what you feel like doing for the day as you let yourself be catered to hand and foot. Why not take some time off from the daily grind to refresh your view and renew the spirit? Come along with us at Select Registry to take a look at a few of our suggestions for a really great weekend of ease in some of the most exquisite Inns across the United States:
It shouldn’t be hard to picture yourself in a gorgeously appointed guestroom in a sun-drenched Georgian Colonial mansion on six and a half acres of undulating lawns and terraced gardens, with a view of untainted countryside beyond. Imagine a cascading waterfall and the serenity of your own weekend pond, and you can just feel the tranquility of one of the most inviting and romantic Inns in North America.This very special 1807 estate offers guests two lodging options. Choose the mansion itself with its wide-plank floors and wood-burning fireplaces or The Yellow Barn, a recently renovated post and beam barn featuring whirlpool tubs and gas fireplaces. Whichever you decide upon, you will be surrounded by unusual antiques, sumptuous featherbeds, luxury linens and bathrobes, and one of the most romantic settings in Connecticut’s famed wine country. Enjoy a memorable, complimentary breakfast in the dining room, The Yellow Barn, or on the impeccably landscaped stone terrace overlooking the water garden and grapevine-draped pergola each morning. Featuring delicious homemade entrees, the dining room creates a romantic atmosphere with candlelight, a warm fireplace, and light jazz to start your day off just right. Ledyard is only a few minutes from downtown Mystic, which makes it so easy to visit the renowned Seaport and Aquarium. Close to Long Island Sound you have all of the advantages of the water, as well as great gambling at the Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos, wine tasting, great dining, antiquing, and all the exploring you can fit into a weekend made for doing it all or nothing at all.
Picture a 1905 Queen Anne Victorian home complete with a wrap-around veranda where complimentary breakfast is served when the weather permits. Surrounded by a magnificent garden, this extraordinary Inn sits on a quiet tree-lined street that brings back the sense of romance from another time. Here every room is individually decorated with period antiques and reproductions that have been hand selected to create the perfect home away from home. With all of the modern amenities you could desire, you will enjoy pillowtop or featherbeds, the highest quality Egyptian cotton towels and linens, luxuriant robes, a two person Jacuzzi, and a cozy fireplace to curl up next to when the mood inspires. The day begins perfectly with a full, country breakfast that is included in your rate, featuring mouthwatering entrees that are made to perfection. Relax in the hammock when the weather permits, or enjoy a day of hiking, biking, shopping, snow skiing, exploring the nearby rivers and lakes, and so much more.
This historic Inn boasts one of most photographed porches in the South. Here the setting speaks of a grandeur all its own, with century-old live oak trees, lush gardens, manicured lawn, and azalea bushes that illuminate the way with their fiery brilliance. Nine distinctive guestrooms provide you with just the right amount of privacy for a weekend of romance. Replete with antique fireplaces, luxury bedding, and exceptional amenities, this is the pinnacle of Southern tradition. Your complimentary breakfast each morning starts the day on the piazza overlooking the beautiful courtyard. Later on in the day, a lovely afternoon tea is served, and in the evening, you can enjoy a sherry as you regroup for the night. Overlooking the historic harbor, The Battery, and White Point Gardens, this quintessential bed & breakfast is near world-class dining, boutiques, antiques shops, galleries, boating, fishing, garden tours, and other activities that will keep you spellbound and already planning for your return.
Built in the 1890’s and restored to its original splendor, this magnificent Inn offers a splendid view of the harbor and is an easy walking distance to wonderful galleries, museums, shops, and restaurants. Book one of the four guestrooms in the Main house, complete with private baths, or The Live Oak room, containing both a walk-in shower and a claw foot tub that is just perfect for a long, luxurious soak. Or perhaps you would prefer a more private experience in the new wing that offers four additional guestrooms that are just made for romance. No matter where you stay, you will be in the company of stunning antiques, sumptuous bedding, and top-shelf amenities that conspire to create the perfect ambiance for relaxation.Mornings bring a full and perfectly created complimentary breakfast, with special diets accommodated if necessary. With a hot tub, gazebo, and pool on the grounds, you’ll be hard pressed to go anywhere else, but we do recommend you take some time to visit some of the local historic sites and to enjoy some of the outdoor activities that abound.
Even if you have no imagination, it can’t be difficult to envision a glorious Inn sitting on 10 acres of magnificent land lying between the Olympic Range and the Straight of Juan de Fuca. Just at the gateway to Olympic National Park and the coastline, with its exciting surf and beaches, this Inn makes a weekend getaway that just by showing up becomes unforgettable.Enjoy sumptuous furnishings, fireplaces, a private deck, a whirlpool or romantic two-person Jacuzzi and breathtaking oceanfront views. A multi-course complimentary breakfast made with local ingredients make up the culinary masterpieces featured on this signature Pacific Northwest menu. Let the day lead you to the Inn’s outdoor sanctuary complete with gardens, giant cedars, and a verdant evergreen forest. The enormity of the natural landscape will instantly seduce you to the local hiking and nature trails, as well as the many lakes and rivers there are to explore. With spa services right nearby, you can also spend some time getting pampered.
For more information on these and other inns across the United States and Canada that will help you and your partner enjoy a special weekend getaway, contact Select Registry today!