Top 10 U.S. Bed and Breakfast Inns for Fall Colors
AUSTIN, TX (September 12, 2011) – Baby boomers traveling down rural roads to marvel at the fall foliage colors is a time-honored tradition, and what better way to get up close and personal to the spectacular colors of autumn than by staying in a bed and breakfast nestled among the trees. The editors at BedandBreakfast.com™ have selected their Top 10 U.S. B&Bs for leaf-peeping and enjoying autumn’s burst of amber, orange and gold.
In addition, BedandBreakfast.com features a Fall Foliage special packages page with offers and discounts from member inns for enjoying autumn’s vibrant colors. Many offer discounts for mid-week and Sunday night stays, perfect for getting away from the crowds.
“Staying in a B&B is attractive to travelers looking to enjoy the fall colors because many inns are surrounded by trees, located in beautiful valleys or perched on mountain tops, providing great views,” says Martin Slagter, vice president of HomeAway, Inc., which owns BedandBreakfast.com. “Leaf peeping is an affordable weekend getaway when staying at a B&B offering a free breakfast and other amenities, usually at no extra charge, like refreshments, Internet, onsite parking, afternoon teas, wine and cheese hours, and more.”
Several leaf-peeping favorites are part of BedandBreakfast.com’s Diamond Collection™, an exclusive group of professionally inspected and guest-reviewed luxury inns that offer private bathrooms, 24-hour access to service or staff, free Internet, flexible check-in or guaranteed late arrival, and maintain a 4.0 or higher out of 5.0 consumer review rating on BedandBreakfast.com.
TOP LEAF-PEEPING B&Bs IN THE UNITED STATES
- Romantic RiverSong Bed & Breakfast Inn in Estes Park, CO (Diamond Collection)
Nestled at the foot of Giant Track Mountain in Estes Park, Romantic RiverSong Inn sits on 27 wooded acres with the Big Thompson River, ponds, hiking trails and tree swings for guests to enjoy. After a day of leaf peeping, enjoy a candlelight dinner for two prepared by the inn’s private chef.
- The Lodge on Apple Pie Ridge in Alto, GA
Tucked on a hillside among massive oaks, mountain laurel and native dogwoods, the Lodge on Apple Pie Ridge offers amazing North Georgia views of “Mother’s Nature’s autumn artistry.”
- 1800 Devonfield Inn in Lee, MA (Diamond Collection)
This English Country Estate is set on a 32-acre pastoral meadow shaded by birch trees, with the rolling tapestry of the Berkshire Hills beyond. After touring the countryside enjoying fall colors, swing by the nearby Norman Rockwell Museum.
- Lodge at Moosehead Lake in Greenville, ME (Diamond Collection)
Enjoy an authentic North Woods experience with a little luxury. The inn’s great room, expansive deck, pub, and dining room offer amazing views of the lake and surrounding mountains.
- Home Hill Country Inn in Plainfield, NH (Diamond Collection)
The Home Hill Inn, nestled on 25 tranquil acres with views of the picturesque Connecticut River and the surrounding hills and valleys, is the ideal jumping off point for the finest leaf-peeping in the fall.
- Whispering Pines B&B in Dellroy, OH (Diamond Collection)
Just hours away from Cleveland, Columbus and Pittsburgh, the Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast overlooks Atwood Lake in the gently rolling hills of Carroll County. The fall time colors illuminate the lake’s 28 miles of scenic shoreline.
- Braeside Inn in Sevierville, TN
This quiet, luxurious haven offers breathtaking views of the Smoky Mountains from its covered porch. A photographer’s wonderland!
- Inn at Riverbend in Pearisburg, VA
Where time stands still as the New River meanders by, the Inn at Riverbend is the place to relax, refuel and renew. Centrally located in New River Valley, it’s an outdoor lover’s mecca for leaf peeping, fly fishing, hiking and more.
- West Hill House in Warren, VT (Diamond Collection)
Set on a lightly traveled road, among beautiful gardens on the slopes of the Green Mountains, the West Hill House offers the quintessential New England experience to enjoy spectacular foliage season autumn colors.
- Abendblume Pension in Leavenworth, WA
Just minutes from Leavenworth, tucked under the beautiful Cascades, this fine European country inn offers beautiful views of the countryside.
BedandBreakfast.com, based in Austin, Texas, is the most comprehensive global site for finding bed and breakfast properties, with more than 11,000 properties worldwide. It is owned by HomeAway, Inc., which operates the world’s leading online marketplace of vacation rentals. BedandBreakfast.com helps travelers find and book the ideal B&B or small inn through informative descriptions, photos, and more than 160,000 consumer reviews. BedandBreakfast.com offers convenient gift cards welcomed at more than 4,000 B&Bs in the United States and Canada, with no restrictions or blackout dates.
Note: Flickr Creative Commons photograph by Ian Muttoo.