10 Cozy Inns and B&Bs Perfect For A Romantic Winter Getaway

by Donna Heiderstadt

10 Cozy Inns and B&Bs Perfect For A Romantic Winter Getaway

by Donna Heiderstadt

If your dream winter getaway has a prerequisite — that even if the weather outside is cold, the ambience inside your inn or bed-and-breakfast needs to be cozy — you have the perfect seasonal formula. Here are 10 cozy and welcoming options, all in destinations that inspire romance.

If your dream winter getaway has a prerequisite — that even if the weather outside is cold, the ambience inside your inn or bed-and-breakfast needs to be cozy — you have the perfect seasonal formula. Here are 10 cozy and welcoming options, all in destinations that inspire romance.

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Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa / Courtesy of the property
El Portal Sedona Hotel
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El Portal Sedona Hotel, Arizona

Does a rustic-chic desert hideaway set amidst the red rocks of Sedona, AZ, sound appealing? If so, El Portal offers 12 suites and has turn-of-the-century architecture, Arts and Crafts furniture, and fireplaces.  The hotel, situated in the city’s art district, is also adjacent to the Tlaquepaque Arts and Craft Village, making it the ideal location for shopping and dining.  Plus, it’s pet-friendly, so you can bring along your favorite four-legged friend. Rates from $279 per night.

Does a rustic-chic desert hideaway set amidst the red rocks of Sedona, AZ, sound appealing? If so, El Portal offers 12 suites and has turn-of-the-century architecture, Arts and Crafts furniture, and fireplaces.  The hotel, situated in the city’s art district, is also adjacent to the Tlaquepaque Arts and Craft Village, making it the ideal location for shopping and dining.  Plus, it’s pet-friendly, so you can bring along your favorite four-legged friend. Rates from $279 per night.

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The Garden Gables Inn, Massachusetts

Lenox, MA, draws classical music lovers in summer (the Tanglewood Music Center, the second home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, is here), but winter has its own appeal, especially at the 15-room Garden Gables Inn.  Here,  most of the rooms and suites have fireplaces and country-inn-style decor inspired in part by varieties of apples — such as the Honey Crisp Cottage). Winter activities include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and wine tasting. Rates from $217 per night.

 

Lenox, MA, draws classical music lovers in summer (the Tanglewood Music Center, the second home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, is here), but winter has its own appeal, especially at the 15-room Garden Gables Inn.  Here,  most of the rooms and suites have fireplaces and country-inn-style decor inspired in part by varieties of apples — such as the Honey Crisp Cottage). Winter activities include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and wine tasting. Rates from $217 per night.

 

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Albemarle Inn, North Carolina

Located in the historic Grove Park neighborhood of Asheville, NC, The Albemarle Inn is a Neoclassical Revival mansion with 11 rooms decorated in an array of charming motifs. Three have fireplaces, and one, aptly named Vanity Fair, features a dramatic king-size canopy bed and claw-foot bathtub. Fun fact: Classical composer Bela Bartok composed his Asheville Concerto while staying here in 1943. Rates from $150 per night.

Located in the historic Grove Park neighborhood of Asheville, NC, The Albemarle Inn is a Neoclassical Revival mansion with 11 rooms decorated in an array of charming motifs. Three have fireplaces, and one, aptly named Vanity Fair, features a dramatic king-size canopy bed and claw-foot bathtub. Fun fact: Classical composer Bela Bartok composed his Asheville Concerto while staying here in 1943. Rates from $150 per night.

Thorphouse Inn
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Thorp House Inn, Wisconsin

Snow lovers will be in winter wonderland at this B&B in Door County, WI, which has five individually decorated rooms and six cozy cottages, most with a gas fireplace. Thorp House Inn and Cottages, located downtown in Fish Creek and dating to 1902, offers access to snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and wine tasting at seven area wineries (the latter of which are only available on weekends in the winter). Rates from $179 per night.

Snow lovers will be in winter wonderland at this B&B in Door County, WI, which has five individually decorated rooms and six cozy cottages, most with a gas fireplace. Thorp House Inn and Cottages , located downtown in Fish Creek and dating to 1902, offers access to snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and wine tasting at seven area wineries (the latter of which are only available on weekends in the winter). Rates from $179 per night.

The Chanler at Cliff Walk
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The Chanler at Cliff Walk, Rhode Island

Old-world romance shines at The Chanler at Cliff Walk, which overlooks the scenic Narragansett Bay in charming Newport, RI. Each of the 20 rooms channels a different era — from opulent Renaissance to regal English Tudor — and some even have Jacuzzis and fireplaces. For a romantic dinner, head to the elegant Cara restaurant for French- Italian-, and Spanish-inspired dishes. After dinner, head to the cozy bar for a nightcap.  Rates from $301 per night.

Old-world romance shines at The Chanler at Cliff Walk, which overlooks the scenic Narragansett Bay in charming Newport, RI. Each of the 20 rooms channels a different era — from opulent Renaissance to regal English Tudor — and some even have Jacuzzis and fireplaces. For a romantic dinner, head to the elegant Cara restaurant for French- Italian-, and Spanish-inspired dishes. After dinner, head to the cozy bar for a nightcap.  Rates from $301 per night.

The Kennebunkport Inn
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The Kennebunkport Inn, Maine

Maine’s 35-room Kennebunkport Inn shines in summer — but it also invites food-loving romantics to savor and snuggle throughout February, when Kennebunkport puts on its romantic Paint the Town Red celebration. From glowing red hearts and twinkling lights to Red Plate dining specials and fireside wine tasting, enjoy it all from this 19th century  mansion with modern amenities. Rates from $99 per night.

Maine’s 35-room Kennebunkport Inn shines in summer — but it also invites food-loving romantics to savor and snuggle throughout February, when Kennebunkport puts on its romantic Paint the Town Red celebration. From glowing red hearts and twinkling lights to Red Plate dining specials and fireside wine tasting, enjoy it all from this 19th century  mansion with modern amenities. Rates from $99 per night.

Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa
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Mirror Lake Resort & Spa, New York

For rustic Adirondack vies, consider this historic inn overlooking Mirror Lake, which is just a short walk from downtown Lake Placid. Family-owned Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa’s rooms are the epitome of coziness, and most offer outstanding views. If you ski, Olympic-caliber runs await at Whiteface Mountain; if not, activities range from cooking classes to soothing massages. Rates from $254 per night.

For rustic Adirondack vies, consider this historic inn overlooking Mirror Lake, which is just a short walk from downtown Lake Placid. Family-owned Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa’s rooms are the epitome of coziness, and most offer outstanding views. If you ski, Olympic-caliber runs await at Whiteface Mountain; if not, activities range from cooking classes to soothing massages. Rates from $254 per night.

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Gaige House + Ryokan, California

If you’re seeking a bit of zen to pair  with sips of Cabernet, Merlot, and other Sonoma varietals, you’ll find it at The Gaige House + Ryokan. Located in Glen Ellen (which has its own downtown tasting rooms), the 23-room inn blends classic B&B hospitality (think nightly wine and cheese receptions and amazing breakfasts) with Japanese-style design in its upgraded accommodations. Rates from $189 per night.

If you’re seeking a bit of zen to pair  with sips of Cabernet, Merlot, and other Sonoma varietals, you’ll find it at The Gaige House + Ryokan. Located in Glen Ellen (which has its own downtown tasting rooms), the 23-room inn blends classic B&B hospitality (think nightly wine and cheese receptions and amazing breakfasts) with Japanese-style design in its upgraded accommodations. Rates from $189 per night.

Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi
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Rosewood Inn Of the Anasazi, New Mexico

Winter-time romance with a southwestern glow — that’s the appeal of 58-room Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, a Rosewood Hotels property located just steps from Santa Fe’s historic plaza. Wood-beamed ceilings, colorful pillows, and installations by local artists, and gas-lit kiva fireplaces set the in-room ambience, while fine dining at Anasazi Restaurant completes the southwest immersion. Rates from $242 per night.

Winter-time romance with a southwestern glow — that’s the appeal of 58-room Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, a Rosewood Hotels property located just steps from Santa Fe’s historic plaza. Wood-beamed ceilings, colorful pillows, and installations by local artists, and gas-lit kiva fireplaces set the in-room ambience, while fine dining at Anasazi Restaurant completes the southwest immersion. Rates from $242 per night.

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Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond, Maryland

Winter is a wonderful time to experience the five-star luxury of this Belmond property for less. Located in the seaside town of St. Michaels on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, The Inn at Perry Cabin makes a great base for enjoying wine tasting, museum and art gallery visits, and antique shopping. While you’re here, be sure to sample some of the region’s superb seafood. Rates from $240 per night.

Winter is a wonderful time to experience the five-star luxury of this Belmond property for less. Located in the seaside town of St. Michaels on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, The Inn at Perry Cabin makes a great base for enjoying wine tasting, museum and art gallery visits, and antique shopping. While you’re here, be sure to sample some of the region’s superb seafood. Rates from $240 per night.

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