There are plenty of bed and breakfasts across the country known for their innovative amenities and architecture. In addition, several inns offer rooms based on specific themes that make the experience even more enjoyable for travelers seeking something uncommon from the usual accommodations.
For adventure seekers:
Imagination comes to life and fantasies can be filled at Victorian Mansion Bed & Breakfast in Los Alamos, CA. With six masterfully themed accommodations – the 50’s Suite, the Gypsy Suite, the Roman Suite, the Egyptian Suite, the French Suite and the Pirate Suite – guests are transported to distant lands and time periods through detailed decor while enjoying plenty of present day in-room amenities, including a complimentary bottle of local wine, fireplace, hot tub, and daily gourmet breakfast delivered to their door each morning during their stay. Nestled in the heart of Santa Ynez wine country (made famous by the movie “Sideways”), this B&B is a just a short drive from Los Angeles and San Jose through some of the most spectacular scenery in the state!
For the literary lovers:
Voracious readers will feel right at home at The Spencer Hotel in Chautauqua, NY. As the only literary-themed hotel in the US, guests have their choice of 24 rooms and suites each named for celebrated writers including Lewis Carroll, Agatha Christie, Jane Austen and Shakespeare, among others. Accommodations were decorated by local artists to honor the authors’ lives and works. They also feature a select library of thoughtfully chosen books and musical selections that further convey the tone of each one’s life and times. Hand-painted murals grace many walls, floors and ceilings. Situated in Western New York in the center of the Chautauqua Institution, The Spencer Hotel is close to numerous area sights including over 30 wineries, The Lucy – Desi Museum, The Robert H. Jackson Center and more.
For the international enthusiast:
If heading overseas isn’t an option economically, you can still sample from several of the world’s favorite countries stateside with a visit to Cameo Heights Mansion in Touchet, WA. This B&B features seven spacious suites with private baths, air-jetted tubs and gas fireplaces, among other modern amenities. Each is internationally themed with decor that reflects its origin and includes Spanish, German, Greek, French, Italian, Asian, and English Tudor. Located midway between Washington state’s celebrated wine region of the Walla Walla and the Tri-Cities, this luxury lodging offers guests a quiet country setting, renowned on-site dining, and a day spa, so opportunities abound for relaxation and rejuvenation.