Nothing warms your better body and soul more than a cozy fireplace – no matter what time of year it is. We know B&B’s excel at beds and breakfasts, but did you know that many also feature some fabulous fireplaces? These haute amenities are found in gathering rooms, private accommodations, and even bathrooms! Indoors or out, they will give you something to smile about and make you happy to gather around their glow.
Situated in the center of Kennebunkport’s historic district, the elegant Maine Stay Inn & Cottages provides exceptional hospitality for guests headed to the area. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the main house was constructed in 1860 and features six rooms. There are also five cottage-style buildings, which have 11 uniquely decorated cottage suites, that are surrounded by a vast acre of stunning lawns and gardens. “The Maine Stay Inn & Cottages in is really lucky to have lots of options for guests looking for in-room fireplaces on their New England getaway,” reveals innkeeper Johanna Hauer. “In our 17 rooms and suites, 11 have gas fireplaces and 2 have electric ones.” The inn is just four blocks from the shops, restaurants, and galleries of Dock Square, and just one mile from the ocean and sandy beaches. It’s the perfect base from which to explore Kennebunkport or take day trips to New Hampshire’s White Mountains, Boston, Salem, or up the coast to Portland, Freeport, Boothbay, and Camden.
Residing on the stunning St. Croix River in historic Stillwater, MN, Aurora Staples Inn seamlessly combines Victorian elegance with modern day amenities. Originally constructed as a wedding gift, the home features a beautiful garden that overlooks the river and is an ideal place for relaxation or reading a book. The inn has two rooms and three suites onsite, all of which include exquisite fireplaces with the one in the Carriage House Suite being exceptionally unique. “It is a three-sided fireplace and situated next to the whirlpool tub,” says innkeeper Cathy Helmberger. “So guests are able to see the fire from the sitting area, the bed, and enjoy it while soaking in the tub! People tell us it’s very romantic. Because of the size, it also gives off a lot of heat, so the room is warm and cozy.” The inn is located three blocks from Historic Main Street, close to many antique shops, book stores, restaurants, the riverfront park, and the historic lift bridge, and just 30 minutes from Minneapolis.
Perched on a quiet hillside overlooking the spectacular Puget Sound, Three Tree Point Bed & Breakfast in Seattle, WA features awe-inspiring panoramic views of the water, majestic Mount Rainier, and the regal Olympic Mountains. Guests to the inn may choose between two private independent accommodations, both of which feature luxurious living rooms with lavish fireplaces that come complete with breathtaking views of the surroundings. “The cottage fireplace was made by my husband Doug and I from stones hand-picked at the base of Mount Rainier,” reveals innkeeper Penny Whisler, “which is the mountain you look out at from our B&B.” Three Tree Point is just 10 minutes from Sea-Tac International Airport and 15 minutes from downtown Seattle.
Just a few miles from Canandaigua, NY in the up-and-coming Finger Lakes wine region, the AAA Four Diamond rated 1795 Acorn Inn provides guests with countryside serenity and plenty of activities, attractions and events to enjoy. This B&B seamlessly blends the elegance of the past with modern comforts and luxury amenities throughout the property. There are five guestrooms onsite, four in the main inn and a suite in the barn, plus a lavish Gathering Room that features a stylish and cozy fireplace as its focal point. “It was added in the 80’s in the same tradition as the house,” says innkeeper Sheryl Mordini, “and guests do love it – especially since they are able to turn on the fireplace whenever they like.” The inn is conveniently situated near several award-winning wineries, fine restaurants, homey cafes, shopping, outdoor adventures and, of course, the area’s cultural scene.