All of the Inns listed at Select Registry hold the distinction of being exceptional locations. We are proud to represent each and every one of them and can say that we are fortunate to have such flawless listings to recommend to those of you who visit our site. Today we would like to feature a few of our current top inn choices in America for their impeccable hospitality. As some of the most sought after bed & breakfasts in the country, these are just a small sampling of what is to be expected when searching for the best in a vacation getaway.
In the beautiful town of Christiansburg, Virginia, this award-winning historic Queen-Anne-Victorian mansion is majestically perched on the town’s highest hill for all to see. Located in the mountain highlands of Southwest Virginia, the Oaks opened in 1989 and was listed in the National Registry of Historic Places in 1994. From the moment you step into the vicinity of the Oaks, you will feel like you are going back to more gracious times. Imagine turrets, stained glass, a stately wrap-around porch, a beautifully tended perennial garden, a gazebo, a fish pond, and beautiful landscaping, along with seven historic oak trees, with one believed to be the largest white oak in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Facing the town’s Main Street, which was once part of the famed Wilderness Trail of Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett fame, the mansion is steeped in history and romance.
The mansion was built in 1889 by Major W. L. Pierce as a wedding gift for Julia Baird. The couple produced seven offspring, and the mansion was Julia’s home until she died there at 98 years old. Featured in more than two dozen magazine articles along with the television series “Inn Country USA,” the Inn has also been selected for the cover of three books, including a travel guide to Inns, which was published by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The guestrooms in the main house are filled with antiques and oriental rugs and display a warmth, elegance, and comfort that invites you to feel completely at home. Book the Garden Cottage, and you can enjoy your own 400-gallon private hot tub and sauna. With sumptuous mattresses, luxury linens, claw-foot tubs, and Jacuzzis, every room offers travellers the utmost in high-end amenities.Excellent complimentary breakfasts, which feature authentic recipes that change daily, help you to start the day off perfectly. The eclectic library offers a range of books to read, making the Inn a magnet for lounging and enjoying the lovely ambiance that surrounds you at every turn. Once outside, you can take advantage of the wonderful antique stores, nature trails, state and national parks, historic sites, bike routes, whitewater sports, winery tours, and so much more.
In Holicong, PA, this Buck’s County spa and boutique inn was the former home of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright George S. Kaufman. The perfect romantic getaway, this elegant estate boasts 100 acres of pasture and wood land upon which the 1740 manor home, guest cottage, and barn sit.The 16 luxury suites are filled with European, Asian, and American antiques. Every room comes with a private bath featuring whirlpool tubs by fireplaces, full body steam showers with body sprays, sunrooms, private balconies and terraces, and exceptional amenities. The spa offers all natural products, with services offered in private in-suite treatment rooms. Relax with a massage, and feel all your cares melting away as you are infused with the deeply peaceful atmosphere that makes this Inn so unique. After your first night’s stay you can enjoy a full, delicious, complimentary breakfast;after your second night’s stay, enjoy a magnificent gourmet brunch overlooking the trellised gardens, antique French gazebo, pond, and junior Olympic size swimming pool, all of which are there for you to enjoy. Later in the day you can partake in a wine and cheese reception. On Friday evenings, a four-course menu is offered, and on Saturday nights, a six-course tasting menu with complimentary wine pairings allows you to sample the chef’s inspirations. Sunday through Thursday offers lighter fare. When you are out and about, you can take advantage of the excellent local antique stores, as well as a plethora of outdoor activities that will both inspire and stimulate your senses.
Located in Nantucket, MA, this upscale boutique Inn was the former home of a whaling captain. Recognized in 2010 as a top Fodor’s Choice selection, you would be hard pressed to find a more hospitable location. Just off Main Street and near the harbor, the Inn has been impeccably renovated with period details and elegant interiors that reflect an eclectic yet classic taste. Conde Nast Traveler calls the Inn “impeccable New England by way of France,” and we at Select Registry heartily agree. Twelve guest rooms await you, all bedecked with designer furniture and fabrics, luxurious bedding featuring Frette linens and Matouk duvets, private bathrooms, and bath amenities by Fresh. Choose one of the rooms with a wood-burning fireplace, and you will be hard pressed to ever leave.
Gourmet breakfasts are one of the Inn’s claims to fame. Union Street Inn is the only Nantucket bed & breakfast to serve full, cooked-to-order breakfasts with signature dishes that provide just the right inspiration to arise in the morning.
Hosts Ken and Deborah Withrow are dedicated to providing an exquisite experience for their guests by helping to plan daily excursions, offering delectable afternoon treats, and in general going the extra mile whenever possible. Nantucket offers wonderful antiquing opportunities, as well as top-tier art galleries, excellent beaches, bike trails, boating opportunities, golf, nature trails, and many other attractions to relish during your stay.
In Taos, New Mexico, Hacienda del Sol has been rated one of the top ten romantic inns in the U.S. by USA Today. A 200-year-old adobe home that once belonged to art patroness Mabel Dodge Luhan, the hacienda has housed luminary guests such as Georgia O’Keefe, Ansel Adams, and D. H. Lawrence. The hacienda backs onto 95,000 acres of Taos Pueblo land with Taos Mountain serving as a majestic background. Considered sacred by Pueblo Indians, the mountain sets the tone for a stay that is steeped in magic and harmony.
The 11 beautifully appointed rooms and suites all provide stunning views. With their thick adobe walls, you will feel the privacy that makes this Inn so perfect for romantic getaways. Picture viga and latilla ceilings, arched doorways, and large rooms filled with Southwestern character that shows itself in the hand-selected antique furniture, old trunks, retablos, hand-woven quilts, and down comforters. Eight of the rooms come with Kiva fireplaces, and many offer mountain views. Four of the rooms have private Jacuzzi tubs and three have their own steam rooms. Every morning you can take part in a delicious, complimentary, full sit-down breakfast in the historic dining room and on Thursday nights, you can take advantage of cooking lessons that include a four-course meal including wine. During the day the pleasures of Taos invite you to go antiquing, visit the many art galleries, go skiing or snowmobiling, or engage in any other outdoor activity that tickles your fancy.