Shop ‘Till You Drop into a Comfortable Bed at a Bed and Breakfast Inn

7 Bed and Breakfasts Near Outlet Malls

What’s better than a great day of shopping? Getting great deals while you shop. What’s even better than that? Putting up your feet at a bed and breakfast near an outlet center and letting someone else pamper you after saving lots of dough.

The Crystal River Inn in San Marcos, TX, is near the 145 stores included in San Marcos Premium Outlets; some of the stores are found nowhere else in the state. The mall design is reminiscent of Venice, Italy, complete with a canal. The inn offers a Girlfriends Only package that includes discount coupon books for the mall. Fortify yourself with a hearty breakfast of eggs Benedict or raspberry French toast before heading to the shops. End the day with an in-house foot or Swedish massage to comfort sore muscles.

Henderson-Park-Inn-coastline1Silver Sands Premium Outlets in Destin, FL, boasts 110 stores and numerous events, including a weekly sunset beach run sponsored by the Nike Factory Store. Book a room at the oceanfront Henderson Park Inn for the ultimate beach and shopping getaway. The adults-only retreat features complimentary breakfast, boxed lunch, afternoon treats, and sunset happy hour. Drop your bags of goodies and spend the evening on a balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.

h-drphillipsAnother Florida destination is The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne and the Orlando International Premium Outlets, the largest outlet shopping destination in the state. Located in downtown Orlando, the inn features four historic buildings, each from a different era, in an intimate garden setting. A complimentary carafe of wine or a few hours in a courtyard surrounded by tropical gardens will certainly put guests into relaxation mode.

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Bewitched & BEDazzled B&B in Rehoboth Beach, DE, is two blocks from the beach and boardwalk. Also nearby is the Tanger Seaside Outlets Rehoboth Beach with three locations along Route 1. The two building complex is filled with movie star memorabilia, autographed photographs, and artifacts. Walk to the beach or relax in the sunken hot tub. The inn even caters to four-legged guests with gourmet dog bones and a baby-gated resort-style deck.

The Rehoboth Guest House, on a residential street, is walking distance from liveliness of Baltimore Avenue. The inn features 14 guests room with a distinctly modern, charming, and hip décor. Stay long enough to take a break from shopping and enjoy the beach. When you return, see why people rave about the oversized outdoor showers with changing rooms.

Get away from the hustle and bustle of Rehoboth Beach at the adult-only, pet-friendly Homestead Bed & Breakfast. Three miles from town, the farmhouse features four guest rooms and a detached cottage. With lots of space to model all of your new purchases, the Cottage boasts a king bed, separate living room, kitchenette, and private patio with a gas grill, table, and chairs. Browse the DVD and book collection and spend a quiet evening on the screened-in porch.

war hill2War Hill Inn in Williamsburg, VA, is 2.5 miles from the designer stores at Williamsburg Premium Outlets yet situated on a 32-acre working farm. Named after presidents born in Virginia, the inn features four guest rooms in the manor house and two private cottages. Especially appealing to history buffs, the Jefferson Cottage and Washington Cottage are reproductions of a colonial kitchen and a colonial law office respectively.

header-2Also in Williamsburg is the downtown Fife & Drum Inn. The inn is near the outlets but also within walking distance of the specialty retail shops of Merchants’ Square, the admissions office of the College of William & Mary, and the colonial Governor’s Palace. Tried and true Southern family recipes grace the table most mornings as guests start the day with a breakfast casserole, biscuits, bacon, and fruit.

Travel Channel has written articles on the best ones ( Luckily, there are many relaxing inns near almost all the country’s outlet malls. Just search for the town on and then also look at the bar on the right that shows towns nearby and how far away they are.