Another Valentine’s Day is nearing. You’re eating a meal together and barely glance up from your food. You can’t remember the last time you danced together, even if just in your own living room. The only spark left is that shock you get when you run across the carpet and brush against something — more painful than romantic.
Stop everything you’re doing — it’s time for some romance revitalization. No matter what the occasion, be it anniversaries, Valentine’s Day or just a regular weekend, what better way to indulge in a bit of cheesiness than a stay at a romantic bed and breakfast. For those longing to sweetly hold hands again, we’ve amassed a list of perfectly romantic bed and breakfasts in America’s most searched for destinations.
Let the wooing begin!
Degas House Bed and Breakfast
New Orleans, Louisiana
Are you fearing that your partner has wandering eyes? While it’s unlikely that they actually do, a quick voodoo trick hailing from New Orleans should fix it quick: put a drop of your blood in their coffee and watch their eyes darken with desire. Sound a bit creepy? Perhaps a romantic rendezvous at the home for artist Edgar Degas, the Degas House Bed and Breakfast, will be better enjoyed by you both as you indulge in a luxurious Creole lifestyle during your stay. With the plethora of incredibly romantic foodie restaurants in New Orleans, jazz & blues music echoing from all corners of the street and a sultry history of the place people have long come to have fun. At the Degas House, you’ll be welcomed into one of their nine rooms, all beautifully decorated with antiques — the perfect setting for a love-reigniting roleplay? We’ll leave that up to you.
Adele Turner Inn
Newport, Rhode Island
Gilded mansions and sparkling romances, where better to re-affirm your love for each other than in a four poster bed at the Adele Turner Inn in Newport? The Inn, listed on the National Historic Register, was built in 1855 and retained all its youthful and luxurious debutante-at-her-cotillion charm. Re-live the days of your youth and feel all the part of high society when you take the two-course breakfast with decadent choices such as Eggs Newport or stuffed French toast topped with berries — plus there’s the afternoon tea, complete with tea sandwiches and homemade cakes. Splash out on a State Room or Suite and surprise your lover with a candlelit bath in the whirlpool, before retiring to your antique bed for hushed-whispers of “I love you” and, “We should do this more often.”
Lefferts Manor Bed and Breakfast
New York, New York
New York might be as busy as your schedules during a normal week, but there are quiet, romantic respites to be found in the city that has given us such romances to aspire to as, You’ve Got Mail, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Manhattan. While your romance might feel like it’s on its last legs, as we have seen across countless NYC romance classics, love always wins out in New York City, so book a weekend for two at Lefferts Manor Bed and Breakfast.
Set in a 19th century Brownstown building rather than a high-rise, there are parallels between your relationship and this B&B: while it may not have the glam of something new and shiny, it is cozy and comfortable — much like a long romance. A stay at this small and tidy Inn will slow you down long enough to steal some additional kisses while you snuggle in the morning.
Dresser Palmer House
You’ve already got a little something in mind that you’re in search of: a romantic and stately B&B with a veranda for sitting and sipping iced tea. You’re picturing a four-poster bed and a claw foot tub, somewhere reputed for their Southern charm and hospitality. You’re a classic romantic, and the Dresser Palmer House in Savannah is calling your name. Built in 1876 in the style of an Italian mansion, this exclusive Bed & Breakfast pulls out all the stops for a romantic stay: full breakfast is served in the formal dining room, plus a complimentary nightly wine and cheese social lets you mingle with other guests in a truly sociable Southern-style. When you’re tired of strolling Savannah’s beautiful streets, retire to your bedroom with private bath and spend your evening cuddling by candlelight.
Adobe Village Graham Inn
What better way to warm your hearts than with a visit to the dry desert heat of Arizona? Wake up to a three-course breakfast with views of the red rocks at the Adobe Village Graham Inn. With full bellies, embark on an adventure — because what better way to fall in love all over again than with adrenaline rushing through your body! Take a hike through Red Rock State Park, arrange for a cowboy horseback adventure or watch your troubles become smaller as you jet off on a hot air balloon ride over the stunning scenery around Sedona.
Visit one of the many vortex sites around town, believed to heal body and mind and open up exploration of your soul — what better way to reconnect with your soulmate? Or, for a less serious adventure, ask the innkeepers for tips on their favorite secret swimming holes and go for a skinny dip, giggling all the way.
Cornerstone Bed & Breakfast
Philadelphia might be known as the city of brotherly love, but flames can arise from a visit to this cultural hub. Soirees at the cinema, strolls through the art gallery or even a visit to the creepy Mutter Museum (if that’s what you’re into) are much more exciting than your regular night where you just sit at home watching the same sitcom reruns. This magical town has plenty to offer lovers and can spark up those “just met” feelings.
While you’re in town for your romantic revitalization, stay at the Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast. Full of Victorian charm and settled near many of the historic attractions, this elegant yet cozy bed and breakfast features a wraparound porch with chairs. Just picture yourself at a ripe old age drinking tea on a porch together and you’ll be sold on love once again.
Old Town Manor
Key West, Florida
In the spirit of “If you like Pina Coladas” you’ve decided to head to Key West Florida for a romantic getaway to re-ignite that tired romance, Jimmy Buffett-style. No need to take out an ad looking for new love, however, just book a stay for two at the lovely Old Town Manor. With all the coziness and romance of a B&B and the privacy of key-less entry and complimentary Wi-Fi, this historic manor is also a certified Green Lodging and offers an organic, vegetarian continental breakfast. Plus, you’re steps away from all the margaritas of Duval Street that Jimmy & you adore, followed by dancing in bare feet, hand in hand, under the stars. By the end of your trip, we can promise that old, tired love will feel new and sweet and the only place you’ll be plotting escape is your next trip to Old Town Manor.