Romance is in the air! From Colorado to Texas, look for hundreds of romantic inns and B&Bs across the West and Southwest, all including breakfast and fabulous hospitality. Last year, bnbfinder created this list of romantic inns for fall getaways. Since all inns and B&Bs are intimate in nature, simply click on the link to each state below and a list of all the offerings in that state will be at your fingertips. Today, the editors at bnbfinder.com recommend the following picks for a romantic getaway in the West during Valentine’s Day or any time beyond.
Holden House 1902 B&B, Colorado Springs, CO: Voted best for an anniversary or honeymoon, six indulgent guest suites are appointed with sitting areas, private baths, in-room fireplaces, snuggly robes, a refrigerator, TV/DVD player, private label amenities and true pampering. Colorado Springs offers many scenic attractions, restaurants and places to explore.
Frisco Inn on Galena, Frisco, CO : Located in the heart of Colorado ski country in the famed Summit County, and surrounded by Rocky Mountain beauty, you’ll find the perfect way to explore a number of top ski resorts within an hour’s drive from this home base. Start with guest rooms that each include a 49″ flat-screen television, a private bathroom, and serene mountain views. Then fuel your day with a gourmet breakfast including specialty coffee drinks (beans roasted in house). After the day’s activities, guests are encouraged to enjoy complimentary wine, hors d’oeuvres, cheese, and a sampling of homemade soup in the winter months.
Roosevelt Inn, Coeur d’ Alene, ID: In 1994, co-owner John Hough converted the oldest remaining schoolhouse in Coeur d’Alene where he attended first through fourth grade from a
4-room school to what is now a grand five-story bed and breakfast with 14 contemporary rooms and suites. In a nod to his past, all rooms are named after teachers or staff that were once at the school. Everything that makes this spectacular town special, including the lake, the Centennial Trail and award-winning golf are within a stroll from the inn. Perfect for couples who love to explore the outdoors.
Howler’s Inn and Wolf Sanctuary, Bozeman, MT: Use this as a jumping off point for Big Sky Resort skiing or exploring Yellowstone National Park. This log home offers rooms with rustic Rocky Mountain furnishings. Guests also enjoy relaxing in the indoor hot tub or Finnish sauna after a day of exploring or taking in a game of billiards at the community pool table. Some rooms offer views of the wolf sanctuary for a firsthand look at the evening serenade. Others offer gorgeous Rocky Mountain views.
A Sunset Chateau, Sedona, AZ: Couples love the breathtaking red rock views from this hilltop B&B in West Sedona. Walk out the door and jump in the pool, relax in the outdoor hot tub, hike on the trails around the inn, or take in the spectacular star-lit sky while snuggling at the fire pit. Spacious rooms have been beautifully furnished to provide just the luxury every romantic getaway needs.
Adobe Rose Inn, Tucson, AZ: Conveniently located just two blocks from the University of Arizona, guests will appreciate warming up around the living room fireplace or cooling off in the beautiful in-ground pool during the warmer months. An abundance of amenities, including the wonderful chocolates guests love, make a romantic escape here even better.
Sage Hill Inn, Kyle, TX: They say everything in Texas is big, and the list of offerings at this inn, just south of Austin on the footstep of Texas’s Hill Country, prove it. Start with a choice of accommodations ranging from private casitas with plunge pools and hot tubs, to cottages, guest rooms at the main inn or the Ranch House with three bedrooms and its own cedar soaking hot tub and fire pit. Throughout the property, guests enjoy hammocks and a bench swing, several miles of hiking trails, a pool and hot tub, gardens, and the inn’s Garden Spa. Grab a paddle and hit one of the four new pickleball courts. To top it off, a four course dinner and daily breakfast are included in the nightly rate.
Noble Inns, San Antonio, TX: For those who find the city lights more romantic, this collection of three inns is found in the downtown King William Historic District. Stroll hand in hand along the famous Riverwalk as you walk to the city’s wonderful restaurants and shops. Rooms focus on casual comfort for couples.
Inn on Lake Granbury, Granbury, TX: This lakefront retreat offers couples upscale accommodations, comfort, and personal service – all within a short walking distance to shopping and fine dining on Granbury’s Historic Town Square. A five course breakfast, complimentary afternoon wine and appetizer hour, plus steam showers and stone fireplaces in rooms make this a top favorite for Texas romantic getaways.
La Maison in Midtown, Houston, TX: This peaceful, relaxing purpose-built B&B is surrounded by Houston’s city lights. From here, walk hand in hand to Houston’s finest restaurants and most lively entertainment venues. This newly built three-story city haven offers seven luxurious guest rooms, each with its own unique décor and amenities.
Inn of the Turquoise Bear, Santa Fe, NM: Explore Santa Fe with this beautiful iconic Adobe estate as your base with towering pines and views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains among the many highlights. Choose a room with a Kiva fireplace, private balcony or claw foot tub for a night of pure relaxation and romance. Also in Santa Fe, the El Farolito B&B is found in the downtown historic area of Santa Fe also in an adobe styled home.
Bottger Mansion of Old Town, Albuquerque, NM: Many couples choose this inn for its fabulous location. It’s so close to the famous Old Town of Albuquerque you can see the plaza from the front gate. The shady tree-lined yard with fountains attracts many birds, ideal for bird watching couples.