Staying at a hotel can be luxurious, but sometimes you just want to feel a little more at home.
Our friends at Bedandbreakfast.com curated a list of the best bed and breakfasts and inns in America.
In order to come up with the list, Bedandbreakfast took properties from the Diamond Collection, an exclusive group of inns that are professionally inspected and evaluated on a 200-point scale.
They also took quantity and quality of guest reviews into consideration.
From a beachfront Victorian mansion in California to an inn on an equestrian farm in Pennsylvania, here are the best B&Bs across the US.
Villa D'Citta is an Italian style bed and breakfast housed is a brownstone that dates back to 1897 near Chicago's hip Lincoln Park neighbourhood. The B&B has an impressive array of amenities for its small size, including a Jacuzzi, sun deck, on site theatre, and full gourmet kitchen.
Huron House Bed and Breakfast sits right on Huron Beach in Oscoda, Michigan, and offers beautiful views of the beach, as well as sunsets and sunrises. Rooms come with king size beds, fireplaces, decks, and personal hot tubs and Jacuzzi.
The Washington House Inn was Cedarburg, Wisconsin's first Inn when it was founded in 1846. Cedarburg is an ideal destination for history buffs, since the town hasn't changed much since the 1800s; it retains much of its original charm, and so does the Washington House Inn.
Sitting on 142 acres of farmland in West Union, Ohio, Murphin Ridge Inn provides a quiet getaway and stunning views of the foothills of the Appalachians. Activities near the Inn include hiking trails, exploring Amish towns nearby, or just sitting outside and enjoying some home brewed ice tea.
With a shaded courtyard and a temperature-controlled pool that's open all year round, the St. Francis Inn in St. Augustine, Florida, is a great place to stay any time of the year. It's listed on the National Register of Historic Places and dates back to 1791, making it the town's oldest inn. Guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet, as well as easy access to St. Augustine beach.
The Kenwood Inn boasts Victorian style architecture and a convenient location in the heart of downtown St. Augustine, Florida. It's family friendly, and there's a pool and gourmet breakfasts served every morning.
Sage Hill Above Onion Creek is a recently renovated boutique hotel, spa, and restaurant located on 90 acres in Texas Hill Country, not far from Austin, Texas. The hotel offers rooms, as well as suites and complete cottages, and breakfast and a three-course dinner are included in rates.
Portland Oregon's White House is just as elegant as you would expect from its name: There's a sweeping staircase, parlor with grand piano, European chandeliers, oil paintings, and gold ceilings. There are five guest rooms in the main house, and three in the carriage house.
Located in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, near the popular vacation town of Door County, the White Lace Inn features 18 guest rooms, as well as a flower garden, pond, and gazebo. The cosy, quaintly-decorated rooms come with king or queen beds, fireplaces, and whirlpools.
Housed in a three-story Victorian mansion that dates back to 1898, the Brickhouse Inn is located in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The B&B features original wood flooring, chestnut trim, as well as family heirlooms and antiques.
The Chimney Hill Estate looks out onto the Delaware River, and its stone facade and deep green shutters help to give it its charm. Located in Lambertville, New Jersey, not far from New Hope, Pennsylvania, the estate sits on a secluded farm that's also home to a family of alpacas.
The High Meadows Vineyard Inn is a great jumping off point for visiting vineyards near Scottsville, Virginia, where the inn is located. The inn also has a restaurant that specialises in farm-to-table dining, and guests can enjoy spa services.
The Speedwell Forge B&B in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, was built in 1760 and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, which doesn't come as a surprise considering the B&B's stone facade. Speedwall -- which was renovated in 2006 -- has a main mansion and three private cottages; rooms are equipped with a fireplace and whirlpool.
Located in the small town of Burlington, Kentucky, close to Cincinnati, Burlington's Willis Graves Bed & Breakfast Inn advertises itself as sophisticated charm combined with relaxed country living. All five of the inn's rooms come with an espresso machine and while the main house rooms are more elegant, the log cabin rooms are more rustic.
Nestled in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the Bernerhof Inn Bed and Breakfast has both a spa studio and cooking school. There's an on site pub that serves favourites such as buffalo wings and Maryland style crab cakes.
The J Patrick House is a log house with an Irish influence that sits among the Monterey pines of Cambria, California. Every evening, guests can enjoy wine hour and hor d'oeuvres in front of the fireplace or fresh baked cookies with milk.
Rabbit Hill Inn has a rich history: the Lower Waterford, Vermont, inn was once a tavern, general store, and provider of overnight lodging for those travelling between Canada and Maine and Massachusetts. It was eventually merged with a workshop next door; now it's a cosy inviting inn with porches and fireplaces that sits among the White Mountains.
Guests staying at the Inn at Westwynd Farm won't feel like they're staying minutes away from Hershey, Pennsylvania, since this inn sits on an equestrian farm with rolling green pastures and flower gardens. The inn's elegant rooms are each named after their horses.
Housed in a historic inn in Provincetown, Massachusetts, the Provincetown Hotel at Gabriels dubs themselves the 'friendliest hotel in Provincetown;' they're both pet friendly and child friendly. The hotel features sun decks, gardens and even grills for BBQs in the summer months.
The Wine Country Inn in St. Helena, California, is conveniently located within five miles of 50 wineries and 15 world-class restaurants and right in the middle of breathtaking scenery. The inn offers complimentary appetizers and wine tastings every afternoon, and in addition to regular guestrooms, there are also spacious private cottages.
The Fife and Drum Inn boasts a convenient location in historic Williamsburg, Virginia: it's two blocks from both William and Mary College and the Governor's Palace. The nine-room inn is a part of Merchant's Square, which is home to a number of retail stores and restaurants.
Sitting on the first land ever purchased by George Washington back in 1750, Hillbrook Inn & Spa has been an institution in Charles Town, West Virginia, for over 20 years. The 18 guest suites are split between three properties that sit on 30 acres just one hour away from Washington DC; there are also spa services, cooking classes, and plenty of nearby wineries.
Located on California's Monterey Penninsula, the Gosby House Inn is housed in a charming yellow and white Victorian mansion complete with a patio and beautiful garden that's just steps away from the beach. The inn has been in operation for over 100 years and has a total of 22 guest rooms split between the main house and carriage house.
Overlooking the water in Beaufort, South Carolina, the Cuthbert House Inn has been accommodating guests for over 200 years -- it was originally a summer getaway for those working on plantations. Possible day trips from the inn include Charleston, Savannah, Georgia, the Ashley River Plantations, or Parris Island Golf Course; or guests can rent a kayak or bike and explore Beaufort.
Chestnut Hill Bed and Breakfast in Orange, Virginia, was originally built in 1860, but recently underwent a complete six-year renovation. The rooms are decorated in an elegant and sophisticated way, but are still cosy, and the B&B serves as a great base for exploring the many vineyards in the area.
The Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast is located in Sparta, Wisconsin, and sits close to the Elroy-Sparta to offer guests hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and golfing. Built in the early 1900s, the accommodation includes rooms with antique furniture, fresh flowers, lace windows, and ornate wooden features.
The Inne at Watson's Choice and Harvest House B&B offers a quiet retreat in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. The accommodation includes guest rooms where you can enjoy a radiant fireplace and relax in a private bath. For fresh air, guests can stroll through the grounds or relax in the high-backed rockers and porch swings of the property.
Echo Canyon Spa Resort provides an elegant and romantic accommodation in Sulphur, Oklahoma, where cottages, cabins, and suites are adorned with comfortable leather couches, covered porches, balconies which rocking chairs, private baths, and mood-lit fireplaces. There's also a 5,000-square-foot spa where guests can enjoy getting pampered.
Located in Cloverdale, California, Old Crocker Inn is a ranch-style bed and breakfast in the Sonoma County Wine Country. The five-acre setting is nearby hundreds of wineries and trails for hiking, biking, and fishing. With child-friendly and dog-friendly rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, and deals for free tasting at over 100 Sonoma County wineries, guests can de-stress and unwind.
The Inn at Sonoma A Four Sisters Inn is located in Sonoma, California, in the heart of the Sonoma Valley. It is conveniently located two blocks from the historic Sonoma Plaza and features guest rooms with fireplaces, private decks, and jetted spa tubs.
The Magnolia House Bed & Breakfast in Fredericksburg, Texas, is a historic residence built in 1923 with five guest rooms equipped with private entrances and fireplaces. The traditional B&B is run by owners Claude and Lisa, who treat guests to a full two- course breakfast made from fresh local ingredients.
Prairieside Suites Luxury Bed and Breakfast in Grand Rapids, Michigan, offers a relaxing getaway with state of the art high-tech amenities that include Jacuzzi, electronic fireplaces, heated tile floors, heated no-fog mirrors, and electronic wine chillers. Couples can enjoy an intimate side-by-side massage in the spa room.
Victorian Ladies Inn is an eleven room property in Newport, Rhode Island. Built in 1855 on the first gas-lit street in America, the hotel is on the National Historic Register and is comprised of three separate buildings that connect via walkways and gardens to treat guests to private rooms and full two-course breakfasts in the morning.
The 1851 Historic Maple Hill Manor Bed & Breakfast is located in the heart of Kentucky's scenic Bourbon region in Springfield. A preserved Antebellum style home, Maple Hill Manor is spread across 15 scenic acres that include an orchard of fruit trees, a wildflower nature preserve with walking paths, and an alpaca and llama farm for up-close views of the adorable animals.
The Inn at Harbour Hill Marina in Niantic, Connecticut, is a waterfront lodge nestled on a hilltop overlooking Niantic's marina district. Activities like boating, fishing, and kayaking are just steps away from the accommodation and rooms offer magnificent views of the shoreline.
The Cameo Heights rises over 400 lush acres of orchards and vineyards overlooking the Walla Walla River in Touchet, Washington. Removed from the hustle and bustle of the city, the B&B offers guests serenity as they enjoy swimming in the pool, soaking in the built-in hot tub, hiking in the hills, watching movies in the dedicated theatre room, or exercising in the personal fitness center.
Nestled in a private estate in the rolling hills of Columbia, Maryland, The Columbia Inn at Peralynna is a boutique-style accommodation with family-friendly and grand luxury suites. You can enjoy a beverage by the fire, play pool or watch the game on the big screen television downstairs, enjoy a book from the library, or savour a delicious breakfast on the spacious outdoor deck.
The Inn At Tabbs Creek is a romantic waterfront B&B in Port Haywood, Virginia. Activities to explore in the area include kayaking or paddle boarding on the private dock, cycling the country roads, chartering a fishing boat tour, or enjoying a stroll on the Bethel Beach Nature Preserve.
Oak Hill on Love Lane Bed and Breakfast is centrally located in the mountains of Western North Carolina in Waynesville. From its wide array of outdoor actives to the quaint local shops and restaurants that surround it, the stately home from 1898 offers guests an elegant accommodation close to the area's main attractions.
White Porch Inn in Provincetown, Massachusetts, is a fully renovated Provincetown guest house with fireplaces, private bathrooms, spa tubs, and rooms that provide water views and monument views. A European continental breakfast is provided to guests and can be enjoyed in the hotel's front room, kitchen, or on the porch while admiring views of Cape Cod Bay.
The Sayre Mansion Inn in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is a restored Lehigh Valley inn with 19 mansion rooms and three spacious Carriage House suites. Century-old trees line the property's grounds and each of the rooms and suites come with a private bath, antique decor, and a hearty breakfast in the morning.
The 1825 Inn Bed and Breakfast is a historic B&B in the borough of Palmyra, Pennsylvania, that was built as a private residence farmhouse over 190 years ago. Eight guest rooms -- including two cottage options -- are available with features like cosy fireplaces and Jacuzzis, and a full breakfast with homemade breads, fresh fruits, and a special entree is served each morning.
West Cliff Inn, A Four Sisters Inn is located in Santa Cruz, California, across from Cowell's Beach and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. The Victorian inn features guest rooms with ocean views and oversized jetted spa tubs, a mouthwatering breakfast buffet, and complimentary wine, cheese, and savoury hors d'oeuvres each afternoon.
The Twelve Oaks is the home that inspired the Twelve Oaks residence in the movie 'Gone With the Wind' and is located in Covington, Georgia. The mansion was built in 1839 and includes eight guest rooms with fireplaces activated via remote controls, a night turndown service with chocolate truffles, and luxurious baths and linens.
The Devereaux Shields House is a restored 1893 Queen Ann Victorian home with six guest rooms in Natchez, Mississippi. The Victorian Aunt Clara's Cottage, located just steps away, offers an additional four rooms with private baths and bay windows. Its prime location is only a short stroll from the downtown shopping, attractions, restaurants, and homes.
The Camellia Inn in Sonoma County is a peaceful getaway in Healdsburg, California. There are nine rooms with antique furniture and world-class bedding, and five off-site apartments and cottages for larger groups. Wine tasting, hiking, golfing, and swimming in the villa-style pool are some of the activities that guests can enjoy.
Woolverton Inn is a country estate Bed and Breakfast in Stockton, New Jersey, offering the ultimate stay in privacy and luxury. Nestled on ten park-like acres and surrounded by farmland and forests, the B&B is perched above the scenic Delaware River to provide marvellous views, while still remaining close to the area's restaurants, shops, and attractions.
The Maple Leaf Inn is a Victorian-style farmhouse nestled within sixteen acres of maple and birch trees in Barnard, Vermont. The inn has seven spacious guest rooms and an array of hiking, biking, and skiing trails nearby. When guests want to explore the town, they'll find steepled churches, the oldest general store in Vermont, country lanes, and stunning back roads to admire.
Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm is set among 25 acres of lavender fields, cottonwood trees, and lush formal gardens in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico. Designed in 1932 by well-known architect John Gaw Meem, the B&B includes 20 guest rooms and a working organic farm on-site.
Rooms start at around $US145
Cabernet House is located in Napa, California, and is walking distance to more than 50 world-class restaurants, Napa Valley wine-tasting salons, local shops, art galleries, and live music venues. With cosy guest rooms, private cottages, and suites, guests can relax after enjoying a homemade breakfast or before unwinding with a complimentary wine reception offered every night.
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