As the temperatures drop, our desire for warmth and comfort rises. Aside from a roaring fire, another option for escaping the cold is soaking in a heavenly hot tub. There’s something so soothing about a big warm bath. It instantly revitalizes your body and soul and helps heat up a season that otherwise leaves us shivering while dreaming of the sun. The great news for guests is that numerous B&B’s offer sensational soaks to savor. Here are a few to dip into.
At Maison D’Memoire B&B Cottages in Rayne, LA guests will enjoy a wealth of irresistible Southern hospitality full of ambiance and charm. This bed and breakfast, nestled in the heart of “Cajun Country,” offers four serene private cottages that have clawfoot tubs with showers – three of which also double as two-person Jacuzzis. “Guests love the privacy of having them inside their cottage,” says innkeeper Lyn Guidry, “very intimate, romantic, and relaxing!” Tranquil and picturesque, all accommodations are the ideal place to sit back and rejuvenate. For guests’ comfort, they also include queen or king-size beds, full kitchens, central air/heat, ceiling fans, limited Wi-Fi access, TV/VCR/DVD, and coffee/coffeemakers/condiments, among other amenities. Just one mile from Interstate 10 and 15 minutes from Lafayette, Maison D’Memoire is situated on 20 acres in a splendid country setting and also features a full kitchen, private sitting porch, and a delicious complimentary full breakfast delivered to your door each morning.
Located in Lancaster, PA, Australian Walkabout Inn Bed and Breakfast is a peaceful and romantic escape situated in the center of celebrated Amish Country. Constructed in 1925 by a cabinet maker and originally owned by part of the Herr family, this property features four suites and one cottage with all interior woodwork of American chestnut. Two accommodations have indoor hot tubs – The Outback Cottage and the McLaren Vale Suite – in addition to other luxury offerings such as fireplaces, large flat-screen cable TV’s with DVD players, private baths with showers, lavish linens, refrigerators, and more. There are massage therapists available to increase the level of perfect pampering, and a collection of books is available for guests’ enjoyment and relaxation. “Guests really love the private in-room hot tubs, especially in the winter months,” says innkeeper Lynne Griffin. “Many guests add our massage therapy to their stay, making for an extra relaxing getaway.” Complimentary hot and cold beverages are provided, along with a full gourmet breakfast each morning.
The “hot tub” experience at The Twelve Oaks Bed & Breakfast in Covington, GA isn’t your traditional take on the indulgence, but it’s so unique it just had to be mentioned! Built in 1836 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this award-winning antebellum mansion has been featured in numerous books, newspapers, movies, and TV shows. The inn’s spectacular Steel Magnolia Spa Grand Suite offers a romantic getaway complete with an enormous spa bath that is accented with a jetted pedestal tub (a favorite among guests) where they can luxuriate with chromo-therapy, aromatherapy, air jets, and handheld shower spray; a large 2-person shower with three rain heads and elegant thermal fixtures; L’Occitane amenities; plus soft luxurious Turkish towels and robes. “Most people aren’t sure what chromo-therapy is in a tub,” says innkeeper Nicole Greer. “It’s actually different color lights, which research shows improves your mood and does all of these amazing things for you – so that’s a really spectacular experience.” This suite also includes a beautiful queen French-style bed with ornate suave drapings; a stunning barrel ceiling foyer entrance to the original bead board ceiling and French windows; remote control fireplace; and vintage desk in the dormer window.