Get a New Perspective on Fall Beauty at a Welcoming Bed & Breakfast Inn

Fall should be considered the best season. The days are warm; the nights are crisp, perfect for a bed and breakfast getaway near you or across the country. The leaves change from green to vibrant colors. It’s almost as if Mother Nature throws a grand gala before settling in for a long nap. Be part of the celebration by planning an autumn getaway.

New York State

Lodge3The Inn at Lake Joseph in Forestburgh, N.Y., is a casual, boutique bed and breakfast in a rustic, yet luxury, mountain lake environment. The best of the Catskills is right outside the door with kayaking and miles of hiking trails in idyllic scenery.  Visit a local winery, brewery, or distillery and bring back a bottle of your favorite to enjoy under the stars by the fire pit. The inn welcomes dogs of all sizes if you wish to bring your furry family member along for the trip. All rooms at the inn boast fireplaces and whirlpool baths.


ojai_leaves2Fall is a great time to visit southern California. Experience warm days and moderately cool nights at The Lavender Inn in Ojai. After the rush of the summer months, escape for a quiet, spiritual retreat. Treat yourself to a facial, massage, or garden yoga in the on-site spa. Then start the early evening with tapas and wine. The inn partners with a local bike shop offering rentals for exploring the Ojai Valley Trail and Ventura’s Beach at Seaside Park (there’s even a room discount if you mention the Bed, Breakfast, and Bikes package).


Riverwind-Inn-Essex-CT-area-Bed-and-Breakfast-welcome-3The Riverwind Inn in Deep River, Conn., offers a true, historic town experience. The inn boasts period antiques, a 12-foot long stone fireplace made from the original foundation, and candlelit breakfasts. New England is famous for its spectacular fall foliage; feed your visual sense with a trip through the trees on a train or horse-drawn carriage ride. Venture down to the riverfront to catch a glimpse of the reds, oranges, and yellows reflected in the water. The inn features seven guest rooms ranging from romantic retreats for two to suites for those traveling in small groups.


The Goldmoor Inn in Galena, IL, boasts two woodside log cabins for those that want a private experience close to nature. Rustic in décor, the cabins feature modern baths with whirlpool tubs, galley kitchens, and breakfast delivered each morning. Deluxe suites and cottages fill out the accommodation offerings at the inn. The essences of the season extends to the seasonal menu in the on-site fine dining restaurant featuring views of the Mississippi River and rolling hills of the area.Goldmoor_Inn_Fall_Aerial_2_Web_1600_800_87auto_s_c1

If fall brings out a desire to learn more about history, book a room at Annie Wiggins Guest House in Galena, IL. The entire inn revels in history with antiques and the possibility of the innkeeper donning one of her personal period gowns. The Victorian Parlor is highlighted by ionic columns. The extensive library features a Civil War collection. The guest rooms boast queen beds and private bathrooms, many with candlelight soaking tubs for two.


IMG_1941Spend some time savoring the slow, gentle pace of Pennsylvania Dutch Country with a stay at Swiss Woods Bed and Breakfast Inn in Lititz, PA. Visit during the Lititz Craft Beerfest or during the migration of the snow geese. For a change of pace, take a tour of the Wolf Sanctuary of Pennsylvania to witness the beauty of the majestic creatures. Guest rooms feature queen beds and private entrances to a balcony, patio, or courtyard where you can further enjoy the fall air.

North Carolina

rotation-home-2Wildberry Lodge in Leicester, NC, displays some of the best views of fall foliage through a bay of windows in the great room overlooking the mountains. Apple cider is synonymous with autumn; the inn is close to a couple cideries, as well as craft breweries if that is more your taste. The guest rooms feature a rustic log cabin ambiance; many feature a fireplace and Jacuzzi tub. Hike along the trails or take in the sights while relaxing on a hammock.

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