Our top picks for most romantic Southern getaways

Our top picks for most romantic Southern getaways

Romance is among us! It is the time of year when couples all across the South choose to getaway to a unique and romantic bed and breakfast, inn, or boutique hotel. In the past, bnbfinder has posted many lists highlighting romantic properties, including this list of romantic inns for fall getaways in 2021. All boutique lodging is intimate by nature, so to see the full list of properties for any state, simply click on the link in the name. Today, bnbfinder editors have chosen to recommend the following list of romantic getaways for this Valentines Day season.


Magnolia Springs B&B, Magnolia Springs, AL: Come experience the finest in gracious service and southern hospitality here within a quick drive to the coastal towns of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. While décor may be reminiscent of the southern elegance from days past, the amenities are strictly modern including in-room massages, turndown service with chocolates and of course wi-fi for couples who enjoy the contemporary indulgences. 

Magnolia Springs B&B


Beachfront B&B, St Augustine, FL: Stunning ocean views make this rare oceanside B&B the ideal place to see spectacular sunrises and enjoy beachfront romance.  The heated pool, large outdoor jetted tub and oversized hammock for two beckon couples to relax and unwind on over two acres of oceanfront property, ideal for couples who love to find romance on the beach. St. Augustine’s attractions are just 10 minutes away. 

Beachfront B&B


Hamilton Turner Inn, Savannah, GA: Welcome to pure Southern history and romantic charm. Guestrooms here merge period décor with modern touches like complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen televisions, walk-in showers with rainfall showerheads, marble sinks and comfy bathrobes. You won’t be hungry, we promise, as extras abound with complimentary breakfast, afternoon refreshments, evening wine and snacks (upon request) and a late evening port and cookies (also available upon request).

Hamilton Turner Inn

Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn & Spa – Sautee Nacoochee, GA: Seemingly endless Blue Ridge Mountain vistas take front and center from this beautiful inn with 13 guest rooms and suites.  Choose to soak in a jetted tub room or relax with spa services from the in-house spa here, named among the ten best spas in Georgia. 

Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn & Spa


Devereaux Shields House, Natchez, MS: Listed on the National Historic Register for significant homes choose to stay in the elegant 1893 Queen Anne Victorian main house or the 1873 Victorian Aunt Clara’s Cottage with pet friendly rooms.  Be sure to bring a camera to get photos of you two at the 200-foot-high Natchez Bluffs with a stunning Mississippi River panorama as your backdrop. 

Devereaux Shields House


Bourbon Manor, Bardstown, KY:  Hit the Bourbon Trail together with a VIP Bourbon Tour & Tasting Excursion Package from the inn. You’ll sip the liquid gold in grand Southern style.  Innkeepers even promise breakfast offerings infused with bourbon. After all that bourbon the onsite spa and the amazingly comfortable beds might be just what you both need. 

Bourbon Manor

Charred Oaks Inn, Versailles, KY: Two things Kentucky is famous for – horses and bourbon – and this inn checks off both boxes.  Located in the heart of horse country just outside Lexington. Freshly prepared scrumptious breakfasts and evening refreshments daily, plus personalized concierge services make this a great choice for horse and/or bourbon lovers.  Also in Versailles, A Storybook Inn offers suites  with tastefully appointed themed classic movie themes. If the whole family wants to celebrate Valentine’s Day together, the inn’s Huntsman Chase Guesthouse offers an equine themed 3.5 bedrooms with 2,000 square feet of space to spread out. Both are famous for their Bourbon trail experiences. 

Charred Oaks Inn


La Belle Esplanade New Orleans, LA: With 70 restaurants within a mile and all of NOLA’s famous attractions within a 20 minute stroll, couples will find plenty to do here. This quirky painted lady offers rooms painted as colorful as life in the Big Easy.  Also in New Orleans, the Lanaux Mansion offers four suites and five bedrooms with Courtyard connections or private balconies overlooking the celebrated Esplanade Avenue. Another choice for couples seeking romance is the Canal Street Inn, located in a Mid-City neighborhood, right on the Canal Streetcar line, making all of the Big Easy’s attractions easy to explore.

La Belle Esplanade

North Carolina

Applewood Manor, Asheville, NC: What could possibly be more romantic than the Biltmore? How about a stay at an intimate Asheville B&B nearby? And for biking couples, this B&B offers bespoke guest experiences for cycling and culinary experiences. The innkeepers maintain a fleet of incredible 3T Exploro bikes for guest rental, and they’ll plan a cycling itinerary to fit your experience. The kitchen was fully renovated in early 2021 and guests can enjoy the cuisine or come inside and cook with the chefs!

Applewood Manor

White Doe Inn, Manteo, NC: Luxury awaits at this Queen Anne style Victorian with wrap around porches, nestled in Manteo’s waterfront area of Roanoke Island. Spend the days exploring the Outer Banks using the inn’s bikes provided for guests. Then return to beautifully appointed guest rooms, many offering spa tubs for two, in-room fireplaces and private porches or balconies.

White Doe Inn

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