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15 Intimate Inns That Should Be On Your Radar

Next to dude ranches and trips out west, we have seen a large uptick in requests for the quintessential all-American inn. When things seem uncertain, what could be more comforting than cozying up to a fireplace with a great glass of wine, or sitting on a wrap around porch in a rocking chair and watching the waves roll in? The answer: simply nothing. We’ve found some of the best options for your relaxing getaways that offer all the comforts that you could want, with the service to match. The only problem that we had was keeping this list short!


Located in the beautiful coastal town of Kennebunkport, White Barn Inn has been a beloved local landmark for over 150 years, synonymous with warm New England hospitality, rustic charm, and uncompromising attention to detail. Just a 90 minutes’ drive north of Boston, this inviting property is renowned as one of the country’s most distinctive getaways.


This bed and breakfast is located just steps from the beautiful Forsyth Park, one of Savannah’s most photographed gems, and the perfect area for a stroll, picnic, or sporting activity during your stay. The Catherine Ward House Inn is also conveniently located near the countless restaurants, shopping, and activities that Savannah has to offer, making it the ideal destination for your Savannah stay.


Hill Farm Inn

Covered porches wrap the inn. From rockers out front, you can watch the local traffic roll by. The back porch is heated, with fabulous views; a place to sip and snack, or settle in with a book or game. This is a perfect family getaway, where you can visit their on-property alpacas or set up a private fishing excursion. This is family owned and operated, and you will feel every bit of that warmth through your stay.


Rancho Caymus Inn

The Inn’s classic California style was handcrafted using materials that were carefully distmantled from a 19th century Yorkshire, Ohio barn. Sip a glass (or a bottle) of Sauvignon while overlooking the sun set over the vines. Rancho Caymus Inn has cultivated exclusive relationships with local wineries in Napa Valley, offering guests unique experiences tailored to their tastes.


Serenbe Inn

The Inn at Serenbe is nestled in the rolling countryside on the edge of Atlanta, just minutes from the main airport. The 1,000 acre property includes preserved forestland, wildflower meadows, 15 miles of trails that go by two waterfalls and a large granite outcropping, an animal village, swings and rocking chairs, a pool, hot tub, cabana, croquet lawn, and endless opportunities for relaxing and connecting with nature.


Spectacular views, beautifully decorated rooms, locally inspired gourmet breakfasts, full concierge services, and so much more await you here at the most reviewed five-star Boothbay Harbor hotel. It’s all paired with a convenient location within walking distance of popular attractions, offering the ideal Midcoast Maine experience.


White Elephant Inn

Edging the harbor, White Elephant is steps from Children’s Beach, the Brant Point Lighthouse, and Nantucket Town. Relax by the outdoor heated pool in a private cabana or hop on a bike and explore the area. Enjoy steaks and seafood, sip cocktails on the Harborside Lawn, or rejuvenate in the world-class spa. Take in the sights of Nantucket Harbor and experience the beauty, serenity, and romantic nature of Nantucket Island.


This serene nine-room villa is set above 100 acres of pinot noir and chardonnay vines, forests of Douglas Fir, and the Red Hills of Dundee.

From the perch at an elevation of 950 feet, a spectacular view unfolds. Surrounding vineyards rest beneath an expansive horizon commanded by Mount Hood and Mount Jefferson. Guests are afforded luxe accommodations and unmatched access to Oregon’s famed Willamette Valley.


French Quarter Inn
South Carolina

A hidden gem tucked just off Market Street in downtown Charleston, The French Quarter Inn is an intimate boutique hotel with a singular calling: to make you feel at home. Regularly ranked among the city’s most luxurious retreats, it captivates guests with an experience akin to visiting the gracious Charleston home of a charming Southern friend.


It’s hard to imagine a hotel with a richer, more historically relevant setting than The Collector Luxury Inn & Gardens in St. Augustine. Once the home of the Dow Museum of Historic Houses, this one-acre oasis in the heart of America’s oldest city is quite possibly the world’s most thoughtfully curated hotel. This is a place that tells its centuries-old story through art and architecture, weaving it into a modern, sensory immersion that captivates and enthralls.


Brampton Inn

The historic Brampton Inn sits on 20 acres of landscaped gardens, meadows, and forest on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. This small hotel is a stone’s throw from the quaint town of Chestertown, Maryland, and Washington College. Located on the scenic Chester River, the historic town is home to great restaurants and a vibrant arts community.


Guests of The Gasparilla Inn & Club may choose accommodations from 18 private cottages and villas featuring king, queen or two twin-bedded rooms. The inn is a classic “old Florida” resort located on Gasparilla Island on the Gulf of Mexico. A Historic Hotel of America Landmark Inn serving guests since 1913, the resort offers luxurious accommodations and a host of fun and appealing activities for families, couples, and groups that enjoy “Florida as it was meant to be.”


For some The Inn is a romantic fantasy world far removed from the harsh realities of modern day life, for others it’s a culinary oasis akin to visiting a Michelin starred restaurant in the European countryside. Some are surprised – and relieved – that The Inn doesn’t take itself too seriously. Guests often remark that while the interiors could be called grand they are also whimsical and wonderfully comfortable.


Located in the historic district of Rockland, Maine, one of the coolest small towns in America, guests enjoy the luxury and modern conveniences that today’s travelers expect, in a beautiful Victorian home. Luxurious guest rooms offer king or queen beds, fireplaces, whirlpool tubs and two-person jetted showers. And of course, all come with delicious homemade pie!


Overlooking the sugar sands of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, just a short distance from popular atrractions including Seaside and Rosemary Beach® communities, you will find WaterColor Inn, a warm family-friendly destination steeped in southern hospitality, history and charm. This Florida resort hotel is situated on a stunning 500-acre community, tucked between the Gulf of Mexico and a coastal dune lake framed by a longleaf pine forest. Thoughtfully designed by architect David Rockwell and featuring a gorgeously renovated lobby, the Inn seamlessly marries the laid-back comfort of a classic beach house with the modern perks and indulgences of a luxury boutique hotel.

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