In some past columns I've recommeded some special B&Bs; for romantic getaways. Here are a few that would work especially well for a cosy getaway during the holiday season.
The Copper Beech Inn - This elegant B&B; in the Connecticut River Valley features plush, richly decorated rooms with fireplaces and whirlpool baths.
And its AAA Four Diamond restaurant is a gourmet's delight. For information, log onto: www.copperbeechinn.com.
The Longwood Country Inn - Located in
Woodbury, the "antiques capital" of Connecticut, this is a perfect place to flee the hustle and bustle of the everyday "rat race." Its fine colonial style restaurant fits perfectly with the New England atmosphere. Log on to:
The Four Columns Inn - Located in the quintessential Vermont village of Newfane, this romantic inn features, fireplaces, jacuzzis and an outstanding restaurant that has drawn the likes of Michael Douglas and Tom Cruise. Log on to www.fourcolumnsinn.com.
The Inn at Mt. View Farm - Nestled in Vermont's unspoiled "Northeast Kingdom," this is a place to really get away from it all. It also boasts an exceptional restaurant with dining worthy of the Big Apple, but in a charming country setting. For information, access www.innmtnview.com.
The Adele Turner Inn - Located in romantic Newport, Rhode Island, this
Victorian style B&B; boasts elegant decor and superb service, in a setting that's typical of Newport's "Gilded Age." For information, go to
The Inn by the Sea - Set on the coast in beautiful Cape Elizabeth, Maine, this acclaimed inn is a perfect place to contemplate, amidst the splendid Maine scenery. Plus, what's different about this inn is that you can get away with your pets too! Log on to www.innbythesea.com.
The Hartstone Inn - In lovely Camden, Maine, this friendly inn features uniquely decorated "theme" rooms, and an award-winning restaurant that will provide a memorable dining experience. Access www.hartstoneinn.com.