In Living Color: B&Bs with Spectacular Foliage Views and Great Fall Specials
After August comes Autumn, and although some travelers may be sad to see summer go, others are excited to enter the most colorful season of the year. When fall foliage is in full swing, social media sites become overloaded with images of picture-perfect landscapes, and there are plenty of B&B’s where photography buffs and nature lovers alike can find their bliss. Here are a handful to get you started.
Harbour Towne Inn On The Waterfront, Boothbay Harbor, ME
Residing on Boothbay Harbor’s picturesque waterfront, Harbour Towne Inn On The Waterfront in Boothbay Harbor, ME offers the ultimate seasonal experience with a package designed with the region in mind. The Fall Foliage Special – Leaf, Lobsters and Schooner Tour starts with two nights for two in a king or queen room and adds the foliage driving tour. The innkeepers provide guests with a map for a self-driving tour of the fall foliage areas with turn-by-turn directions. Visitors also enjoy breathtaking views of Fisherman’s Island, Burnt Island Lighthouse, Southport Island, Capitol Island, Mouse Island, and Ram Island Lighthouse from the deck on one of Boothbay Harbor’s schooners. The inn is located near downtown with plenty of boutiques and shops, art galleries, and restaurants. The region also offers visitors golf, tennis, boat trips, fishing, cycling, or nature and bird walks on one of the many preserves. As an added bonus with this package, the inn will also include a $50 restaurant gift certificate, plus a $50 gas card to help with travel costs, for an all-inclusive price starting at $460.00, plus tax. (Valid 9/10/2015 through 10/31/2015)
Inn at Harbor Hill Marina, Niantic, CT
With a location virtually atop the Harbor Hill Marina and Niantic River, the innkeepers of Inn at Harbor Hill Marina in Niantic, CT know how to make leaf peepers hearts aflutter with their Fall “Inn” Love in New England Package. Guests who indulge in this getaway will relish the magnificent water views and spectacular fall foliage. The package includes a romantic two-night stay at the inn; a candlelit breakfast; two first class tickets to the Essex Steam Train and Riverboat; dinner for two at a local favorite restaurant with $50 dinner certificate; complimentary snacks and beverages; plus award-winning service and hospitality. Popular activities in the area include early morning walks along the boardwalk or beach and exploring downtown Niantic with its numerous boutiques, restaurants, pubs, and bookstores. The inn provides passes to the local private community beach. It’s also just a short drive to Mystic, and the casinos at Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun. Package pricing depends on room selection. Lodging tax is included. (Valid September (Friday – Sunday) and October (Thursday – Monday) only)
Chateau Inn and Suites at Spring Lake, NJ
Located in scenic Spring Lake, NJ, Chateau Inn is a welcome change from a traditional Victorian inn with its luxurious accommodations and upscale amenities such as Jacuzzis, refrigerated wet bars, wood burning fireplaces, patios, sundecks and/or balconies. The Fall Midweek Getaway helps guests enjoy all of the season’s beautiful hues in a perfect location with a three-night package based on a Sunday or Monday arrival, offering any room type, which also includes the signature continental breakfast buffet for two each morning and a choice of a $60 gift certificate for dinner or a fourth-night stay compliments of the inn. Guests can indulge in complimentary afternoon refreshments of gourmet coffees and selected teas. Just a short stroll from the front steps, guests can explore the park, beaches, shopping, and boardwalk of the seaside village where the inn resides. Package rates start at just $387, which represents a savings of up to 25% off regular rates. (Valid 09/20/2015 through 10/22/2015)
The Hiking Inn, Midway, UT
The Hiking Inn sits above Midway, UT, a quaint Swiss-inspired town located in Heber Valley about 50 minutes from Salt Lake City. This region is central to many fall foliage viewing areas since The Wasatch Mountains, Cascade Springs, and Deer Valley are also nearby. With Aspen trees turning yellow and mountainsides showcasing exquisite fall colors, autumn is the ideal time to take advantage of one of the inn’s Hiking Packages. These include guided tours with hikes ranging from beginner 2-hour excursions to longer and more challenging 10-hour journeys. The inn’s guides are experienced in hiking around the landscape and will share the beauty and knowledge of Utah native wildlife and flora. The inn itself is a large two-story home that features spacious and cozy rooms with elegant, antique and classic decor. Guests also enjoy the comfy high-ceiling living rooms, kitchens, game rooms, dining areas, and four outdoor fire pits. Fireplaces and large windows make the living areas warm and inviting while simultaneously providing spectacular views of your surroundings. Healthy gourmet breakfasts are served daily. (Valid year-round)
Farm by the River B&B with Stables, North Conway, NH
Situated on 70 scenic acres surrounded by the breathtaking White Mountains, Farm by the River B&B with Stables in North Conway, NH is located 2 miles from North Conway Village offering guests plenty of opportunities to enjoy recreational activities, tax-free shopping, fine dining, and more. The inn also provides its visitors with year-round horseback riding as well as carriage, pony, wagon, and sleigh rides. It seamlessly blends modern conveniences with old fashion charm. All accommodations feature amenities such as private bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi (to name a few). Some also have two-person Jacuzzis and fireplaces. With their Fall Foliage Package with Carriage Ride for Two, guests enjoy a two-night stay with a 35-40 minute private carriage ride for two that travels through colorful meadows and 11 acres of maple forest along the Saco River. The package comes complete with complimentary champagne or sparkling cider and chocolates. (Valid 10/1/2015 through 10/21/2015)
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