The Best Small-Town Inns in All 50 States

For your next weekend getaway or midweek escape from the metropolis, skip past the swanky hotels and hit the hay at one of these 50 small-town inns across the country. But be forewarned: You'll have a hard time packing up after experiencing their quaint architecture, dreamy sleeping chambers, mouth-watering menus, and action-packed local amusements up close.

  1. Magnolia Springs Bed & Breakfast in Magnolia Springs, AL

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    Magnolia Springs Bed & Breakfast in Magnolia Springs, AL

    This historic inn and Alabama State Landmark in Baldwin County has undergone multiple makeovers in its 120 years. Originally built as a private residence, then converting a community meeting place and, finally, a bed and breakfast, the romantic rooms and down-home cuisine at Magnolia Springs have retained their southern charms.


    Related: The 20 Best Town Mottoes from East to West

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  2. Juneberry Lodge in Homer, AK

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    Juneberry Lodge in Homer, AK

    Established by a gold miner's daughter, this Homer-based haunt has a decidedly handmade feel, from the log cabin exterior to the braided rugs and quilts that line the interior. Surrounding it all is the breathtaking beauty of the Kachemak Bay and the flora and fauna of the Alaskan wild.


    Related: 12 Destinations You Should Actually Visit During the Off-Season

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  3. The Vineyards Bed & Breakfast in Cornville, AZ

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    The Vineyards Bed & Breakfast in Cornville, AZ

    After a jaunt to the local vineyards, wine lovers can take shelter at this boutique lodge in northern Arizona, located just minutes from the dazzling red rocks of Sedona. Wine-themed rooms at the inn, from The Cabernet Suite to The Chardonnay Suite, are only the beginning of the charm on offer at this home away from home.


    Related: 11 Tiny Towns You Can Buy—Yes, Really

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  4. Lookout Point Lakeside Inn in Hot Springs, AR

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    Lookout Point Lakeside Inn in Hot Springs, AR

    It's no wonder why this lodge was ranked in the "Top Ten Lakeside Hotels" by Good Morning America. The guest rooms and the grounds grant a scenic view of nearby Lake Hamilton and the Ouachita Mountains, making this an idyllic setting for a casual weekend getaway or a wedding reception.


    Related: The Most Famous Houses in Every State

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  5. Carter House Inns in Eureka, CA

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    Carter House Inns in Eureka, CA

    The five structures that comprise the Carter House Inns each boast distinct European-inspired architecture, from the Victorian-style Carter House to the Italianate-style Annie's House. Regardless of which house you book, your reservation comes with a post check-in glass of wine and a hearty breakfast at the inn's award-winning restaurant.


    Related: 11 Vintage Houses That Came from a Catalog

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  6. The Ruby of Crested Butte in Crested Butte, CO

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    The Ruby of Crested Butte in Crested Butte, CO

    While not named after the precious stone, but rather, the owner's grandmother, "The Ruby of Crested Butte" remains a true jewel of the West thanks to its well-furnished rooms, ample amenities, and affordable rates. Each of the six guest rooms features a private bathroom, antique furnishings, and easy access to seasonal activities, from outdoor festivals to cross-country skiing.


    Related: 20 Must-Visit Mountain Towns Across America

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  7. The Griswold Inn in Essex, CT

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    The Griswold Inn in Essex, CT

    As one of the oldest continuously operating inns in the U.S., this New England bed and breakfast in the seaport community of Essex brims with elegant relics from the past. The thirty-three distinct rooms pack in antiques and period-inspired furnishings, including beds sourced from the famed Leonard's Beds, a company that has previously supplied furnishings to The White House.


    Related: Winter Retreats of Presidents Past and Present

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  8. The Covered Bridge Inn in Lewes, DE

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    The Covered Bridge Inn in Lewes, DE

    Guests are made to feel like family at this one-of-a-kind inn, which is actually a farmhouse located on a successful dairy farm. While the small nearby towns of Lewes, Milton, and Rehoboth Beach are prime spots for shopping and dining, there's no need to leave the 500-acre farm to sample fresh ice cream from the on-site creamery.


    Related: 10 U.S. Towns That Are Older Than America

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  9. Hampton Lake Bed and Breakfast in Hampton, FL

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    Hampton Lake Bed and Breakfast in Hampton, FL

    If the Hamptons of New York aren't your vibe, head to Hampton, Florida for low-key leisure activities and small-town charm. This sprawling 60-acre property located a half-mile off of Highway 301 sits along 180 feet of waterfront—perfect for sunbathing, strolling, or swimming.


    Related: The Best Tiny Towns in Every State

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  10. Blue Ridge Inn Bed and Breakfast in Blue Ridge, GA

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    Blue Ridge Inn Bed and Breakfast in Blue Ridge, GA

    This 120-year-old home-turned-boutique-inn is one of the oldest and grandest dwellings in the 1,391-person town of Blue Ridge. The Victorian's eight rooms and three suites provide a place to relax after a day trip to the North Georgia Mountains, or a whitewater or kayaking excursion on the Ocoee River.


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  11. Ka'awa Loa Plantation in Captain Cook, HI

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    Ka'awa Loa Plantation in Captain Cook, HI

    From snorkeling in Honaunau Bay, to enjoying a daily breakfast buffet-style—this three-in-one bed and breakfast, coffee joint, and fruit farm on the Big Island has it all. Plus, a stay at Ka'awa Loa is easy on the environment since the inn relies completely on solar power for all its electricity needs.


    Related: The 20 Best (and Most Unusual) B&Bs in America

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  12. Blue Heron Inn in Rigby, ID

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    Blue Heron Inn in Rigby, ID

    Located at the southern fork of the Snake River, this peaceful inn offers seven homey accommodations. Just a steps away from the inn, visitors can stroll through a tranquil woodland where bull moose romp, waterfowl roam, and eagles fly.


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  13. Davie School Inn in Anna, IL

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    Davie School Inn in Anna, IL

    Originally a public school, this building has since been converted into a bed and breakfast that retains the essence of its former life. Every guest room features an old chalkboard, bookcase, and hardwood floors that still bear scuff marks left by the desks of pupils past.


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  14. Schenck Mansion Bed & Breakfast Inn in Vevay, IN

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    Schenck Mansion Bed & Breakfast Inn in Vevay, IN

    Equidistant from Louisville, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio, the Schenck Mansion is primely situated for a weekend stopover on a road trip through the American Midwest. The inn's family-friend ambiance, affordable rooms, and close proximity to Belterra Casino Resort and the Kentucky Speedway make it an attractive alternative to the larger hotels in Vevay.


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  15. Squiers Manor in Maquoketa, IA

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    Squiers Manor in Maquoketa, IA

    Stepping into this five-star inn listed on the National Register of Historic Places is like traveling back in time to the late-18th-century. The staff at the Victorian-era mansion, built in 1882, take pains to preserve the allure of yesteryear, from the carefully chosen antique decor to homemade dessert served by candlelight.


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  16. Abilene's Victorian Inn B & B in Abilene, KS

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    Abilene's Victorian Inn B & B in Abilene, KS

    Before Abilene's was an inn, it was the home of Swede Hazlett, best friend to former President Dwight Eisenhower. Today, Victorian-era suites, parlors, and balconies co-exist with modern showers and an on-site video library.


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  17. Scott Station Inn Bed & Breakfast in Wilmore, KY

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    Scott Station Inn Bed & Breakfast in Wilmore, KY

    Once a hotel that hosted train travelers passing through Wilmore, this bed and breakfast in historic downtown has a long tradition of accommodating guests. The dining and common rooms are ideal for enjoying gourmet meals and lively conversation with fellow boarders, while the bright and airy renovated rooms feature plush queen beds and energizing color palettes.


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  18. Maison D'Memoire Bed & Breakfast Cottages in Rayne, LA

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    Maison D'Memoire Bed & Breakfast Cottages in Rayne, LA

    Experience Louisiana living at this bed and breakfast located 15 minutes west of Lafayette. At Maison D'Memoire, you can have breakfast delivered to your door, sip chilled lemonade in the jacuzzi, or broaden your culinary horizons on a Cajun country food tour.

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  19. Berry Manor Inn in Rockland, ME

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    Berry Manor Inn in Rockland, ME

    Renowned both for its delectable pies and its rare toy hamster collection, Berry Manor Inn caters to everyone from gourmands to enthusiasts of the eccentric. If you count yourself one of them, book one of the Victorian-era rooms ornamented with ornate fireplaces and canopy beds dressed in luxurious linens.


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  20. Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michaels, MD

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    Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michaels, MD

    Whether you're supping on seafood or soaking in the Linden Spa, you'll discover that life moves slower at this waterfront hotel located a two-hour drive from our nation's capital. Because the guest rooms have patios or balconies, lodgers are never more than a few steps away from stellar views of Miles River or the hotel's rose-studded manicured garden.


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  21. Captain's Manor Inn in Falmouth, MA

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    Captain's Manor Inn in Falmouth, MA

    There's no shortage of comfort at this Cape Cod retreat, from the 1840s-era black marble fireplace in the living room, to the 2,000-square-foot wrap-around porch. But the biggest reason to visit may be found in any of the eight guest rooms, which boast private baths and large windows with views to the park-like grounds.


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  22. Twin Oaks Inn in Saugatuck, MI

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    Twin Oaks Inn in Saugatuck, MI

    This 19th-century Folk Victorian inn retains vestiges of the past, including heart pine floors, ornate sitting room, and hand-pressed pillowcases atop the guest beds.  If you tire of the olden charm, modern Michigan, including downtown Saugatuck, the Village of Douglas, or the top-rated Oval Beach, is only a short drive away.


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  23. Habberstad House Bed and Breakfast in Lanesboro, MN

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    Habberstad House Bed and Breakfast in Lanesboro, MN

    Screen addicts could turn into bookworms and nature lovers after a weekend stay at this retreat along Root River. Renters can choose between five bedrooms in the Queen Anne-style main residence, or book the private carriage house, where they can enjoy home-cooked breakfasts, an antique game table, and a large collection of books.


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  24. Fairview Inn, in Jackson, MS

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    Fairview Inn, in Jackson, MS

    This hundred-year-old house was recently renovated to add ten brand-new guest rooms with modern amenities like jacuzzi tubs and working fireplaces. Each accommodation offers the comforts of home with none of the headaches: You're off the hook for meal prep, simply walk downstairs to the on-site farm-to-table restaurant for a taste of the good life. 

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  25. Amber House B&B in Rocheport, MO

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    Amber House B&B in Rocheport, MO

    Luxe amenities like jetted tubs, multi-course breakfasts, and in-house massages make Amber House a prime weekend destination. Located near Katy Trail and Les Bourgeois Winery, the inn appeals to anyone who needs a home base while in town for a bike trip or wine tour.

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  26. Coyote Bluff Estate in Somers, MT

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    Coyote Bluff Estate in Somers, MT

    This hilltop lodge has a two-story wall of windows and patios overlooking beautiful Flathead Lake—the largest natural lake west of the Mississippi. The all-season locale is a go-to spot for fishing and boating in the summer and skiing in the winter.


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  27. The Kaley House Bed and Breakfast in Red Cloud, NE

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    The Kaley House Bed and Breakfast in Red Cloud, NE

    Built in the 1900s, this charming Victorian bed and breakfast is located in Red Cloud’s Seward Street Historic District, a well-preserved residential area that's significant in novelist Willa Cather’s literature. The unique town boasts both prairie living and cultural, arts and historical attractions.

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  28. A Cowboy's Dream in Alamo, NV

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    A Cowboy's Dream in Alamo, NV

    About two hours north of Las Vegas, this town was once most famous as a place where horse thieves would hide their plunder. These days you’ll find lakes, hot springs and the mysterious government installation known as Area 51.


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  29. Bernerhoff Inn in Glen, NH

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    Bernerhoff Inn in Glen, NH

    This picturesque bed and breakfast in New Hampshire’s White Mountains is a destination for hikers, skiers, and foodies, thanks to a great local restaurant and brewery scene. Visitors who crave gastronomic adventures will enjoy the in-house cooking school, which offers classes that are open to all guests.


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  30. The Ocean House in Cape May, NJ

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    The Ocean House in Cape May, NJ

    Built in 1878, this is one of the oldest continuously operating hotels in the area. Steps from the Jersey Shore and walking distance from shops and restaurants, this Spring Lake hotel was historically a destination for city folks from New York and Philadelphia to escape the summer heat.

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  31. Dreamcatcher Bed & Breakfast in Taos, NM

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    Dreamcatcher Bed & Breakfast in Taos, NM

    This charming inn channels the creative energy of Taos, while paying homage to the spiritual history of nearby Taos Pueblo, a Native American community and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Each of the Dreamcatcher's seven guest rooms is styled with desert prints, natural textures, or local art, and comes with a kiva fireplace for those cold winter nights.


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  32. Inn at Cooperstown, New York

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    Inn at Cooperstown, New York

    This historic hotel, designed by the same architect responsible for the Plaza Hotel in New York City, is surrounded by small-town spectacles including the local theater, art museum, brewery, and the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

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  33. The Orchard Inn in Saluda, North Carolina

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    The Orchard Inn in Saluda, North Carolina

    Tucked into the mountains of western North Carolina, this quaint inn is steeped in nature, and is conveniently close to hiking and waterfalls. Guests who don't want to completely unplug can enjoy trips to nearby Asheville, a cultural destination for art galleries, festivals, music and breweries.


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  34. Lady On The Lake Bed and Breakfast in Hankinson, ND

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    Lady On The Lake Bed and Breakfast in Hankinson, ND

    Built in the late 19th century and restored in 2011, this Victorian mansion looks exquisite on the shores Lake Elsie. Located just an hour from Fargo, Hankinson has plenty to offer outdoorsy types—from fishing to boating and hiking in the Dakota wilderness.

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  35. The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast in Millersburg, OH

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    The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast in Millersburg, OH

    This cheerful barn-style inn is situated squarely in the heart of Amish country. Nearby, guests can take in the beauty of the simpler life including horse-drawn carriages, quilting, craftmanship, farmer’s markets and other Amish cultural sites.

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  36. Lago Vista Bed and Breakfast in Broken Bow, OK

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    Lago Vista Bed and Breakfast in Broken Bow, OK

    Nature lovers will enjoy this inn near Beavers Bend State Park, where swimming and lake fishing are the main attraction. Plus, a nearby boutique winery and tasting room called Girls Gone Wine, where you can make your own custom blend of vino, makes Lago Vista a great destination for a weekend girls' trip.


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  37. Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast in Joseph, OR

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    Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast in Joseph, OR

    This Craftsman bungalow near Wallowa Lake is nestled between the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest and the Eagle Cap Wilderness. The out-of-the-way locale provides seemingly endless opportunities for hiking, bird watching, and horseback riding—plus a little household fauna in the form of Madigan the inn's resident cat. 

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  38. Logan Inn in New Hope, PA

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    Logan Inn in New Hope, PA

    Located on Main Street, this is one of the oldest continually-operating inns in the United States. The colonial town of New Hope is known for its antiquing outposts and walkable streets filled with excellent dining hotspots, quirky shops and a thriving cultural community.


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  39. Weekapaug Inn in Westerly, RI

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    Weekapaug Inn in Westerly, RI

    This Cape Cod-style inn is a historic beach destination sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and the Quonochontaug Pond. Located on living estuary, Weekapaug is the ideal spot for vacationers who want to bask in the delights of nature, including bird spotting, barrier beach walks and kayak tours.


    Related: 15 Tiny Beach Bungalows for Your Next Vacation

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  40. The Beaufort Inn in Beaufort, South Carolina

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    The Beaufort Inn in Beaufort, South Carolina

    This Victorian mansion in a Landmark Historic District boasts tons of Southern charm with lush gardens, generous verandas and sparkling fountains. Once named the best small town in the South by Southern Living, Beaufort has a walkable historic district filled with many curiosities that will appeal to history and design buffs.

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  41. K Bar S Lodge in Keystone, SD

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    K Bar S Lodge in Keystone, SD

    If you're lucky, you can spot George Washington from inside this Keystone lodge. The hotel is located mere minutes by drive from Mount Rushmore, and has a generous view of the first presidents face from some of the guest rooms as well as the grounds below the mountain. Also nearby are Crazy Horse Monument and Rapid City, plus local hiking, shopping and other mountainside recreational destinations.

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  42. Laurel Springs Lodge B&B in Gatlinburg, TN

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    Laurel Springs Lodge B&B in Gatlinburg, TN

    This quaint hotel is near historical Gatlinburg, a longtime tourist gateway to the Smoky Mountains. In addition to hiking and wildlife, nearby you’ll find original log cabins, a mill and a 19th-century schoolhouse, plus newer attractions like Ripley’s Believe It Or Not and Dollywood.


    Related: 11 Crazy Colorful Homes We Love

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  43. Blair House Inn in Wimberley, TX

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    Blair House Inn in Wimberley, TX

    Nestled in Hilly Country, Wimberley is a town known for its vibrant artist community. Travelers who love the arts as well as outdoor recreation like swimming, fishing, and tubing can find something to enjoy at the Blair House Inn. This hotel has both guest rooms and cottages for a romantic getaway.


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  44. Sunflower Hill in Moab, UT

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    Sunflower Hill in Moab, UT

    At the end of a flower-lined path sits this shingled inn in a town known as an oasis in the desert. Close by, guests can rough it on the trail in rugged desert parks including Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Manti LaSal National Forest, and Dead Horse Point State Park.

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  45. Jackson House Inn in Woodstock, VT

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    Jackson House Inn in Woodstock, VT

    This well-maintained Queen Anne Victorian mansion lies at the heart of a historical town with excellent dining and shopping options. Nearby, drive through covered bridges and visit sites like the President Calvin Coolidge and Saint-Gaudens State Historic Sites.


    Related: 18 Small Towns with Strange Claims to Fame

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  46. The Inn at Little Washington in Washington, VA

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    The Inn at Little Washington in Washington, VA

    Once used a garage, gas station, and dance hall, this ailing structure was rescued from ruin and turned into a destination restaurant in the 1970s by a James Beard Award-winning chef. Several years later, the staff opened the first guest rooms and the inn became a member of the Paris-based luxury hotel association, Relais & Chateaux. Close to the scenic Shenandoah National Park, Luray Caverns, and Monticello, this is an ideal destination for those seeking a historical retreat.


    Related: Move Out: 10 Ways to Expand into Your Garage

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  47. George Washington Inn in Port Angeles, WA

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    George Washington Inn in Port Angeles, WA

    Built in the style of George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate, this eco-friendly inn sits on a lavender farm and boasts panoramic views of the Olympic Mountains and Pacific Ocean. In collaboration with Tesla Motors, the hotels offers charging stations for electric vehicles so travelers can power up before they head to town for fine dining, shopping, or whale-watching.


    Related: See the Homes That Blew Our Minds in 2017

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  48. The Morris Harvey House in Fayetteville, WV

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    The Morris Harvey House in Fayetteville, WV

    Built for Morris Harvey, a famous 19th-century banker and philanthropist, this bed and breakfast is located in a well-preserved coal town. Nearby, visitors can tour historic homes, hike or raft along the New River Gorge National Park or check out the New River Gorge Bridge, which was once the world’s longest arch bridge.


    Related: Our 25 Favorite Tiny Houses of All Time

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  49. Honeybee Inn in Horicon, WI

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    Honeybee Inn in Horicon, WI

    Located near Horicon Marsh, the largest freshwater cattail marsh in the United States, this hotel gives you access to one of the top birding sites in the country—nearly 500,000 birds come through in the spring and fall. For visitors who prefer adventure to bird watching, there are many opportunities for hiking, kayaking, and more.


    Related: The 22 Weirdest Town Names Ever Put on the Map

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  50. Wildflower Lodge at Jackson Hole in Wilson, WY

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    Wildflower Lodge at Jackson Hole in Wilson, WY

    Run by an experienced chef, this bed and breakfast is right along the bike trail to the Grand Teton National Park, making it a sporty destination for a family that’s ready to ride to down to Teton Village for shopping or up into the mountains for recreation. In winter, the snow is the main event, with plenty of options for skiing, snowboarding, and tubing.


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