While I love, love, love a luxury hotel with all the lavish amenities it has to offer, sometimes I like to be away from it all and stay in something more cozy and intimate. B & Bs fit the bill perfectly. Usually owned by individuals rather than corporations, these quaint establishments bring more attention and that personal touch to its clients. Below is a list of the some of the best America has to offer.



Glen ellenBeltane Ranch; Glen Ellen, CA

Dana PointBlue Lantern Inn; Dana Point, CA




CayucosCass House Inn; Cayucos, CA

Husband-and-wife owners Jensen and Grace Lorenzen transformed a 19th-century house that belonged to the town’s founder (James Cass) into this elegant five-room inn. Jensen oversees the kitchen, creating dishes like buttermilk-brined Riconda Dairy chicken with chanterelle mushrooms, brussels sprouts and market yam puree; the wine list emphasizes Central Coast producers like Kosta Browne. Rooms from $165; casshouseinn.com.




Gastonian SavannahThe Gastonian; Savannah, GA

Chef-proprietor Mark Salter recently renovated this 16-room inn, which was originally home to Robert Morris, “Financier of the Revolution” and a close friend of George Washington’s. The signature breakfast is a take on eggs Florentine with spinach, Maryland jumbo lump crab and Meyer lemon hollandaise sauce. Rooms from $120;robertmorrisinn.com. 





Santa FeAntigua Inn; Santa Fe, NM

This inn, built in 1906, was recently renovated with Venetian plaster walls, stained glass windows and hand-carved furniture. There’s a buffet of local organic bacon, homemade croissants and quiches bubbling with cheese each morning, plus coffee from a nearby shop that roasts small batches of organic and fair-trade beans. Rooms from $189;antiguainn.com. 
Located in one of Santa Fe’s most historic neighborhoods, this laid-back 24-suite inn is decorated with crafts and antiques from Turkey and India. Guests eat homemade granola, fluffy pancakes and cooked-to-order eggs with red and green chiles in the inn’s adobe-walled courtyards.Suites from $425; fivegraces.com. 

Bedford NyThe Inn at Bedford Post; Bedford, NY

SouthholdThe North Fork Table & Inn; Southold, NY

Former Aureole chef Gerry Hayden and pastry authority Claudia Fleming own this inn with a public restaurant. The couple serves New American dishes, such as raw hamachi and seared Hudson Valley foie gras for dinner and stellar seasonal scones in the morning. Those staying overnight sleep in cherrywood sleigh beds. Rooms from $250;northforktableandinn.com. 
Built by the same architect behind the Vanderbilts’ nearby Biltmore Estate, this inn has eight rooms with full baths stocked with Aveda products. Innkeeper Lori White and her husband owned bakeries in Palm Beach and Martha’s Vineyard before opening the Black Walnut. She stops at the farmers’ market each morning to stock up for three-course breakfasts that might include orange-ricotta pancakes. Rooms from $185; blackwalnut.com. 
This mansion’s 21 rooms have modern amenities, like wireless Internet service, plus antique details such as hand-carved marble fireplaces, intricate woodwork and Tiffany stained glass windows. Chef Marc Collins updates Southern dishes for dinner at restaurant Circa 1886, housed in the former carriage house. He also oversees breakfast, which might include sautéed shrimp and organic Carolina grits or rice-flour pancakes with maple syrup and homemade rabbit sausage. Rooms from $259;wentworthmansion.com. 

Waterford VTRabbit Hill Inn; Lower Waterford, VT

Many of the rooms at this romantic 23-room inn have sitting areas with fireplaces, and some have large whirlpool tubs. Breakfast features a buffet with homemade granola and freshly baked muffins followed by a more substantial dish like apple-cheddar crêpes. Rooms from $169;www.rabbithillinn.com. 
Constructed in 1792, this inn features 12 guest rooms with fireplaces and a farm-to-table restaurant called Verterra. The owners procure meats, produce and cheeses for breakfast from within 20 miles, and homey breakfast dishes range from buttermilk blueberry pancakes to omelets made with local eggs, and hash browns. Rooms from $139; weathersfieldinn.com. 




Source: http://www.foodandwine.com/slideshows/best-bed-breakfast?xid=TTIPS010615BestBedBreakfasts#!slide=1

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