Romantic Bed and Breakfast Inns of the Southeast

by Lana Orndorff


The uniqueness of the Bed and Breakfast experience from Virginia to Florida comes from the purity of Southern hospitality. Nature, wine, history, and escape are just a few aspects of the Southeast you and your love can experience when looking for a romantic getaway. No matter what type of romantic experience you and your love are searching for this weekend, in this list of Romantic Bed and Breakfast Inns of the Southeast you’ll discover  many elegant choices, all of which include serenity, luxury, and intimacy.


Miller House Bed and Breakfast Inn, Staunton, VA


Miller House

The Miller House in Staunton, Virginia offers you and your beloved a historical theme to your romantic weekend getaway. Looking like a castle that that would welcome the Bronte sisters, the stunning exterior of this beautiful Victorian Mansion will transport you back in time, making you feel like a Duke and Duchess of eras long past. If you and your love want to go beyond the serenity of the interior, with its cozy reading corners and perfectly decorated bedrooms, the Miller House is located within walking distance of downtown Staunton. A quaint, romantic town, you two can stroll hand-in-hand enjoying the slow pace and antiques of the area. A bonus to the historical romance would be a visit to the American Shakespeare Center, which hosts a replica of the Globe Theater in London.

Bloomsbury Inn Bed & Breakfast, Camden, SC

Located in the heart of the South, Bloomsbury Inn Bed & Breakfast exudes southern hospitality and charm. For a romantic getaway, they offer several customized packages to make your stay extra special. Their “Let the Romance Begin” package offers two luxurious Bloomsbury robes, a bottle of champagne, chocolates and rose petals on the bed at turndown. With the quiet surroundings and wrap-around veranda, you and your love will be able to cherish each other and forget the rest of the world.


The Aerie Bed & Breakfast, New Bern, NC


Aerie Bed & Breakfast

The “King” of Romance, Nicholas Sparks, set many of his greatest romance novels in New Bern, North Carolina, making it an obvious location for you and the one you love to spend a romantic weekend together. Offering nine unique rooms, The Aerie Bed & Breakfast is a wonderfully intimate setting offering several excursions that you and your love will be able to enjoy together. Plus, Aerie’s Couple’s Spa Package and Aerie’s Nicholas Sparks package are sure to add to the experience of your getaway.


Beechwood Inn Bed and Breakfast, Clayton, GA


Beechwood Inn – Blueberry cabin

Wine lovers looking for a romantic weekend stay will love Beechwood Inn Bed and Breakfast in the heart of Georgia’s wine country. Not only does Beechwood have its own wine cellar, but every day at 5:30, it’s “Wine-Thirty.” You and your love can sample locally-made Beechwood Inn wines. If you are looking for a more intimate wine experience, you and your beloved can enjoy a private six-course meal with wine pairings in the wine grotto. With your own personal chef and no dishes to do, you can focus on the one you love.


Elizabeth Pointe Lodge Bed & Breakfast, Amelia Island, FL

If you are craving a beachfront getaway with all of the personal touches of a B&B, this is the place you are looking for. Amelia Island Florida has semi-tropical weather most of the year and thirteen miles of beach that will welcome you and your beloved. Eat breakfast each morning by the ocean, stay in the private “Miller Cottage,” and soak up the sun and the romance.

Gideon Ridge Inn Bed & Breakfast, Blowing Rock, NC

For a couple looking for a more rustic setting to enjoy one another, try Gideon Ridge Inn Bed & Breakfast tucked into the luscious mountains of northwestern North Carolina. Surrounded by nature and greenery on the outside, this secluded inn has all of the luxurious comforts you and your beloved need on the inside. Adventure-loving couples can create memories by hiking, biking, and rafting nearby. Tip: The porch from the Sunrise View Suite has an amazing eastern view over the Blue Ridge Mountains. With a cup of coffee or tea, your love, and the serenity of nature, what more could you ask for?

L’Auberge Provencale Bed & Breakfast, Boyce, VA

This colorful, French-inspired inn can make it feel like you have traveled across the Atlantic ocean for a weekend getaway. Set in the Shenandoah County’s wine country, you and your love can take a picnic lunch–prepared by the inn– to a nearby winery to enjoy a special afternoon. Or, for indoor romance, several of the suites offer jacuzzi tubs, aroma therapy steam showers for two, and soaking tubs for ultimate relaxation. Regardless of the type of romance you and your love are seeking, L’Auberge Provencale can make it happen. They offer a variety of romance packages and dining options for a unique experience every time.

Lana Orndorff is a travel-loving writer currently living in Chicago. She’s experienced beautiful parts of the world, including Argentina, Spain, Chile, Colombia, South Korea, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Jamaica, Ecuador, and much of the United States. Give her bold red wine, intelligent friends, her loving husband, and a classic novel and she is a happy traveler.





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About Donna Beasley

Donna is a romantic travel expert who encourages couples to create memorable romantic moments, honeymoons, vow renewals and other special romance occasions in travel locations throughout the world. She is the founder and publisher of Romance Travel Magazine. A romantic at heart , she hopes to inspire everyone to find love in their own special place.

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