Each inn supplies its guests with a distinctive experience, whether it be an opportunity to melt into nature, partake of spectacular ocean, mountain or forest views, sleep in a sumptuous setting or receive first-class pampering. Accommodations may be provided in an American Institute of Architecture award-winning structure, a historic city residence, a converted barn or a tree house. Acclaimed restaurants and wine cellars are often integral components of these luxurious inns.
In their quarters, guests may find such amenities as antique furnishings, original art, Oriental rugs, fine linens, marble baths, a whirlpool, an outdoor hot tub, a wood-burning fireplace, a balcony, floor-to-ceiling windows, multiline phones or a laptop with broadband Internet access.
Among the recreational facilities available may be an 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course; four Har-Tru tennis courts; two championship bent-grass croquet courts; a fitness club; or a game room. On-site activities may include in-room spa services; yoga, tai chi and qigong classes; fly-fishing; canoeing; hiking; or biking.
Please note that prices are provided for informational purposes only and are subject to change.
- Post Ranch Inn
Big Sur, California
A 98-acre property on the cliffs of Big Sur (a community of less than 1,400 residents situated among the Ventana Mountains at the Pacific Ocean's edge), this small luxury hotel designed by architect Mickey Muennig provides trails, outdoor basking and lap pools, a garden, pond, spa, fitness room and yoga yurt.
- Mayflower Inn, The
About 90 miles from New York City and 150 miles from Boston, this country house hotel is set on 28 acres with streams, hills, classic New England stone walls, century-old rhododendrons, maples and rare specimen trees.
Built in the early 1900s as a summer estate, this Tudor-style country house hotel with leaded glass windows and ivy-covered turrets, manicured lawns and magnificent trees is surrounded by the beauty of the Berkshire hills of western Massachusetts.
- Big EZ Lodge, The
Big Sky, Montana
At an elevation of 7,500 feet in the Madison Mountains and Gallatin National Forest of southwestern Montana, this child-friendly inn can be found between Yellowstone National Park and Big Sky Resort.
- Inn at Irving Place, The
New York, New York
The Inn at Irving Place, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World and one of the world's most romantic hotels according to Forbes.com, can be found in the exclusive neighborhood of Manhattan's Gramercy Park.
- Inn at Sawmill Farm, The
West Dover, Vermont
In the southern Vermont village of West Dover, about 140 miles from Boston and 230 miles from New York, the Inn at Sawmill Farm offers guests accommodations in a converted barn with hand-hewn post and beams and weathered boards.
- Pitcher Inn, The
A Relais & Chateaux property recommended by Fodors.com and Travel + Leisure, the Pitcher Inn is situated in the Mad River Valley of central Vermont near Sugarbush Resort.
- Inn at Little Washington, The
Situated at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Inn at Little Washington has been named a great place for breakfast in bed by USA Today and one of the best hotels in the Washington, D.C., area (it is about 70 miles west of the city) by Forbes.com.
- Cliff House
Home to spectacular sunsets, miles of driftwood beach and acres of woodlands, the Cliff House is located on the western edge of Whidbey Island, Washington.