The 10 Most Unique and Charming Bed & Breakfasts for Your Weekend Getaway


by Michael Catford February 04, 2017

Are you on the hunt for a romantic weekend getaway for Valentine's Day that is truly memorable? From West Coast to East, you could do far worse than these 10 bed and breakfast options. 

Vertical Horizons Treehouse Paradise – Cave Junction, OR

For lovebirds who are looking to nest somewhere a little less earthly, Vertical Horizons provides the perfect weekend getaway. A succession of tree houses elevated above the forest floor, you’ll be waking up to the sounds of nature beside, above and below you. Just be sure that you’re comfortable with heights!

Cherry Wood Bed, Breakfast & Barn – Zillah, WA

The hint’s in the name with Cherry Wood. The ‘Barn’ referenced is actually a 20’ high tepee, but don’t think for a second that you miss out on any mod-cons. Between the refrigerator, private bathroom and incredibly comfy down beds, you’ll swear you’re in a 5 star hotel. From this uniquely beautiful base, the local wine region is just waiting to be explored.

Red Caboose Getaway – Sequim, WA

While we’re floating around Washington, why not leave Cherry Wood and head north, arriving in the town of Sequim and boarding a train carriage to nowhere. Red Caboose have renovated old train cars into stunning B&B rooms, and have set them all on their own small section of track to add to the authenticity.

Dog Bark Park – Cottonwood, ID

What does a chainsaw sculptor do when he wants to try his hand at hospitality? If you’re Dennis Sullivan, you carve out the USA’s biggest beagle, and fit a comfortable room inside it. The dog known as Sweet Willy offers an unplugged getaway, with phone and television seen as unnecessary luxuries. But I can promise that neither of these things will be missed once you’ve made yourself at home in the belly of the beast.

Hermann Hill Vineyard Inn and Cottages – Hermann, MO

A private suite with a private balcony overlooking a private vineyard, you say? For lovers of luxury, wine, or simply privacy, it’s hard to beat the incredible experience offered up by Hermann Hill Vineyard. Situated in one of America’s oldest wine making regions, the area’s German influence makes it a food-lover’s delight.

Villa D’ Citta – Chicago, IL

Woodgrain opulence abounds at Villa D’ Citta, a boutique mansion in Chicago that looks as though it’s been transported straight from the late 1800s. In many ways it has; the Chicago Greystone was constructed in 1887, and all of its luxurious amenities tie themselves to that period. The very definition of B&B luxury.

Thyme for Bed – Lowell, IN

Is it an observatory? Is it something out of Star Wars? All these thoughts and more will be running through your head as you get closer to Thyme for Bed in Lowell. This perfect sphere of a B&B was designed by owners Donald & Sherryl Bainbridge, and houses an incredibly cute interior, with easy access to local hiking, fishing and bird watching hot spots. What’s more, it can withstand gusts of up to 300mph!

Rabbit Hill Inn - Lower Waterford, VT

For those that are looking for a leafy weekend in Vermont, you can’t do much better than Lower Waterford’s Rabbit Hill Inn. While all of the 19 rooms are lavishly appointed, each boasting delightful mountain views, the piece de resistance is the unique and innovative cuisine served up by the inn for breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner. The chefs are constantly pushing the envelope, using local produce in new and exciting ways.

Schooner Liberty Clipper – Boston, MA

For those who like their B&B experience to be a little more maneuverable, Boston’s 125’ tall ship is perhaps the most unique way to spend a B&B weekend in the area. The ship drops you onto land in the morning, allowing you to explore all that Boston has to offer during the daylight hours.

A Little Inn on Pleasant Bay - Cape Cod, MA

And the award for the cutest B&B name in the entire country goes to A Little Inn on Pleasant Bay. But the cuteness doesn’t stop at the sign out front; the peaceful, charming surrounds have a rich history, with the first building originally erected in 1798, and used as a pit stop on the Underground Railroad. Distractions are few, with TVs intentionally missing, forcing you to instead endure magnificent sunsets over the bay.


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