The Most Picture-Perfect Inns in America
European travel is amazing, and we highly recommend going abroad for a myriad of trips. But there is something rather enchanting about stumbling across cozy inns as you explore small towns throughout your own country. To help you get in the mood for a domestic journey, we’ve rounded up a list of the most picture-perfect inns in America. Make sure to bring along your Instax!
The intimate Balanced Rock Inn is located along the rocky, island-studded Maine coast. Its romantic ambiance is perfect for newlyweds or those who wish to sneak off for a honeymoon-like weekend. We love how there is such a tremendous sense of privacy and yet such expansive views.
Richard Gere dreamed up this magical eight-room luxury hotel nestled in the idyllic town of Bedford, New York, and named it The Bedford Post Inn. You'd be forgiven for thinking that you'd walked onto the set of Runaway Bride. Gere's lovely establishment boasts a yoga studio, two distinct restaurants, and picture-perfect views at every angle.
Every room at the Far View Lodge has a balcony with a breathtaking view of the landscape and is the perfect place to stargaze once the sun goes down. The lodge is made up of 13 clusters of woodsy buildings, none outfitted with televisions or phones. We think this national park retreat is ideal for a digital detox.
Perched on the edge of the rocky Big Sur mountains, Post Ranch Inn has the most expansive and shockingly stunning views of the Pacific. Wake up early and watch the sun rise over the horizon as you sip coffee in bed and listen to the fireplace crackle. Everything about this heavenly place, from the views to the spa to the restaurant, is magical.
After a surprising $5 million renovation, the White Hart Inn reopened its classic doors to the public last year and has since become what Condé Nast Traveler refers to as the "hangout and hideaway for the area's cultural cognoscenti." A Frank Stella painting greets you at reception, and you can find old-school "literary evenings" hosted in the tap room.