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About.com Exclusive: Top Ten Romantic Inns

as selected by editors of BedandBreakfast.com

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About.com Exclusive: Top Ten Romantic Inns

The Canyon Villa in Sedona, Arizona. Selected by editors of BedandBreakfast.com as one of Ten Romantic Inns.

courtesy BedandBreakfast.com

Perfectly timed for Valentine’s Day, based on the properties’ romantic amenities, add-ons, special packages, and atmosphere, BedandBreakfast.com has announced their editors' choice of Top Ten Romantic Inns.

Not only is it perfectly timed, it’s perfectly appealing with special offers to entice travelers to the seven American inns on the list, to wit: Receive ten percent off on BedandBreakfast.com Getaway Gift Cards over $200 AND receive a box of Godiva chocolates. In other words, buy a $200 Gift Card for only $180. And get chocolate!

GETTING STARTED

Each inn offers romantic packages and services that can enhance a getaway, and you’ll find the entire feature and links to the chosen inns at Top Ten Romantic Inns. and be sure to visit the Valentine's Day promotional page at this special BedandBreakfast.com page.

Listed in alphabetical order as opposed to actual ranking, the 2011-2012 winners are…

    • 1889 WhiteGate Inn & Cottage – Asheville, North Carolina: Overlooking downtown Asheville, among the amenities here are two-person Jacuzzi tubs as well as garden cottages. Spa treatments, a koi pond, a three-course breakfast set the stage for romance – abetted by a series of romance packages.

    Abigail’s Bed & Breakfast Hotel – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada: In downtown Victoria, BC, a 23-room Tudor-style mansion is surrounded by English gardens and is conveniently close to restaurants, theatres, and concert halls. Your own home probably doesn’t have a spa, stained glass windows, vaulted ceilings, and antique chandeliers – which is why you’d stay here. Oh – they’ll even arrange a horse-drawn carriage to take you to dinner.

    Canyon Villa Bed and Breakfast Inn of Sedona – Sedona, Arizona: In addition to an energy vortex that supposedly energizes this desert town, Sedona has the good fortune of being surrounded by red rocks. It’s a lovely retreat, and this mission-style inn has views of the great outdoors all around you. Whirlpool tubs are standard in nearly every room, everyone enjoys gourmet breakfasts, afternoon hors d'oeuvres, and evening coffee, teas, and dessert.

    Castle in the Country – Allegan, Michigan: If you equate the entire state of Michigan with the single city of Detroit, head to western Michigan where the rolling hills and wonderful two-lane roads are peaceful and pastoral. At the Castle in the County, 65 acres afford you the time and space to settle back and reconnect. Borrow a kayak stroll through the forest, indulge yourself in the spa, and get to know Michigan in its natural state.

    Crowne Pointe Historic Inn & Spa – Provincetown, Massachusetts: Enjoy beautiful views of the historic fishing village (where the Pilgrims first landed before heading down the coast to Plymouth) as well as rooms and suites featuring fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, and private decks. An in-house spa (Shui) and a bistro (with 4,000 bottles of wine) are definite allures.

    The Farmhouse Inn – Forestville, California: One of the most beautiful regions of California is the Sonoma Valley where this 18-room inn is a short distance from hundreds of wineries and some of the loveliest roads in America. Settle down in a room with a fireplace, feather beds with down comforters, and plush bathrobes. Dine in at the inn’s restaurant and enjoy a dessert of s’mores cooked over the firepit. Simple and perfect.

    Hilltop Manor Bed and Breakfast – Hot Springs, Arkansas: The only town in America where a national park is one side of the main street and the commercial district the other, this Gilded Age resort town was also the hometown of Bill Clinton and still exudes a nice blend of history and hospitality. This inn is surrounded by more than five acres which includes waterfalls and magnolias while each bed is topped by the pure indulgence of 1,000 thread count sheets.

    Le Prieuré – Biron, France: It’ll take some doing, but if you make your way to the Dordogne region of France here’s a chance to stay the night (or a few weeks) in an inn created more than 500 years ago as a home for priests. Beneath the Castle of Biron, the inn has been renovated with elegant rooms decked out with plush beds and robes and en suite baths. Plus it up with wine tastings and massages and a drive in the region which includes prehistoric caves, Romanesque churches, and beautiful villages that come standard in France.

    Riad Al Jazira – Marrakech, Morocco: OK, this is even further out than France it seems, but in Old Medina of Morocco are three 17th century riads (a traditional Moroccan house or palace with an interior garden or courtyard) where there are also pools and a terrace with a Berber tent. If you’re not exploring nearby markets and mosques, sit here and watch the sun set from the other side of the Atlantic.

    Star of Texas Bed & Breakfast – Brownwood, Texas: The Hill Country of Texas is one of the nicest areas of the state, and at this inn each room is within a private cottage. Some have a Jacuzzi, private porch, and outdoor hot tubs – and each receives a special delivery each morning: a hot breakfast delivered to your door.

For more details about the ten inns that made BedandBreakfast.com’s final cut, visit Top Ten Romantic Inns.

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