Getaway to Downton Abbey Inn Style

The sixth and final season of your favorite lords and ladies has arrived in the U.S. Don’t sit at home crying into your embroidered handkerchief; instead, celebrate old memories and remaining episodes by spending a Sunday evening at a manor inn. Surround yourself with a historic ambiance and as you watch an episode, perhaps, you’ll feel like part of the story.

Holiday-Buhl-Manison-1Buhl Mansion Guesthouse & Spa in Sharon, PA, is a stone “castle” offering 10 guest luxurious rooms. Ascend the Grand Oak staircase to find rooms with romantic gas fireplaces, king or queen beds, and relaxing Jacuzzi tubs for two. One step into the Parlour will bring you back in time as you are surrounded by subdued ivory and gold tones. Downton Abbey is known for gardens with trellised roses and topiaries; Buhl Mansion boasts seven acres of manicured gardens with ponds, fountains, and a greenhouse.

The Captain’s Manor Inn in Falmouth, MA, also boasts meticulously manicured gardens. Gilchrist and Soames bath amenities, establish in London, England, are featured in each private bathroom. Is John or Anna Bates your favorite character? Request a stay in the secluded, top-floor Bates Room which boasts 9-foot ceilings, a king bed, corner fireplace, and spacious rain shower.

time_for_tea_voss_02No celebration of Downton Abbey would be complete without tea. The hostess at the Voss Inn in Bozeman, MT, is a Certified Tea Master and she serves a daily informal tea to guests. Decorated completely in antiques, the inn also features oriental and Persian rugs atop original hardwood floors, stained and leaded glass windows, and a Victorian rose garden. All six guest rooms have dining tables where guests may enjoy a private breakfast each morning.

Enter the story of Alexander’s Mansion in Winona, MN, as you step into one of five guest rooms designed to convey the life of its historical residents. Breakfast is a candlelit, four-course meal to remember that begins with spiced fruit and ends with breakfast dessert. The inn showcases local ventures by featuring J.R. Watkins Natural Apothecary products in the bathrooms and by serving coffee in mugs hand thrown at Deneen Pottery.

Few cities can compete with New Orleans when it comes to impressive historic mansions. Located in the University section of the Upper Garden District, the Mandevilla Bed and Breakfast features columned double galleries, 12 foot ceilings, and 18 inch crown moldings. A century-old, Spanish moss covered oak tree and Victorian courtyards surround the inn which boasts five carefully restored guest rooms.

02-(1)Two-story brick columns stand sentry in front of the front doors of the Riverside Inn Bed and Breakfast in Warsaw, KY. The expansive grounds feature Dogwood, Magnolia, Oak, and Weeping Cherry trees and a large, screened-in gazebo overlooking the Ohio River. Inside the inn, guests can explore the Billiards Room, Music Parlor with baby grand piano, and Library. Seven guest rooms feature king or queen beds and complete privacy and none of the room share a wall.

See this additional list of manor and mansion inns that offer 2 nights for the price of one here.  Many of the inns are in the National Register of Historic Places. Use your BOGO voucher at participating inns (can be purchased on the Shop Tab) and receive the second night free.