Best Bed & Breakfast Lodging On National Rivers

During your travels in the US, booking a stay at a Bed and Breakfast can add additional hospitality, comfort, and excitement to any vacation or trip. Bed and Breakfasts give guests a home away from home during their travels, often including unique, comfortable rooms, hearty locally inspired breakfasts, and local information about what to explore and see. Here are a few of the best bed and breakfasts found on rivers around the nation to consider while planning your next vacation.

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Best For A Romantic Stay
The White Lace Inn Bed and Breakfast offers guests a romantic getaway in Sturgeon Bay within walking distance of shops, restaurants, museums, and local attractions. Located in Door County, Wisconsin, the inn features 18 guest rooms and suites in four different elegant neighboring homes that share a flower garden, gazebo, and fish pond. Each room features a queen or king sized Victorian bed, whirlpool, fireplace, and antique decor. Guests of the White Lace Inn can appreciate the cozy and relaxing, yet luxurious rooms that create an especially romantic experience for couples.

White Lace Inn Trip Tips
Popular Room: Victorian Suite B Washburn House, Nearby Outdoor Recreation: Sturgeon Bay, Sunset Park, Nearby Food & Attractions: Old Mexico Cantina and Grill, Scaturo’s Baking Co & Cafe

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Best For A Local Experience
If you want to explore New Orleans like a local, La Belle Esplanade is a great home base for lodging and learning how to get the best out of your trip to the Crescent City. La Belle Esplanade offers a boutique experience just outside the French Quarter in New Orleans. The boutique offers five rooms for guests to choose from, but has been consistently ranked as one of the best inns in the US. La Belle Esplanade is a non-traditional bed and breakfast better described as a small artisanal hotel that offers New Orleans hospitality on a personal level. But perhaps the best advantage to staying at La Belle Esplanade is the hosts Matthew King and Frau Schmitt, who will help you have the most authentic New Orleans experience possible.

La Belle Esplanade Trip Tips
Popular Room: Clio Suite, Nearby Outdoor Recreation: Swamp Tours, Bike Tours, Notable Amenities: New Orleans style breakfast, Nearby Food & Attractions: Derbès Mansion

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Best For Cozy & Luxurious Rooms
An 11-bedroom modern luxury bed and breakfast in Chicago’s West Loop, the Publishing House Bed & Breakfast is one of the city’s great places to stay. The bed and breakfast is housed in a 110-year-old historic building and easily combines hospitality with the luxuries of a boutique hotel. The Publishing House offers guests highly personalized service and luxury rooms to make their stay in Chicago feel like a home away from home. Guests can choose between a variety of rooms, from small, cozy corner rooms to large suites, each with its own unique décor. There are also expensive living and dining areas for guests to enjoy at any time of the day. The Publishing House is perfect for quiet getaways or romantic weekends.

The Publishing House Trip Tips
Popular Room: Bellow Room, Nearby Outdoor Recreation: Chicago River, Union Park, Northerly Island Park, Notable Amenities: cozy décor, Nearby Food & Attractions: The Art Institute of Chicago, Parlor Pizza Bar West Loop

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Best For Elegant Décor & Rooms
Located in the heart of Florida’s Ancient City, St. Augustine, Casa de Solana Bed and Breakfast offers inviting rooms within walking distance of many of the city’s most popular destinations and attractions. Casa de Solana features ten unique guest rooms and suites in the seventh-oldest house on the oldest street in St. Augustine. The bed and breakfast offers guests gorgeous architecture and décor, plus a host of other amenities like fresh baked cookies and breakfast each day to evening socials. Casa de Solana has accommodations on three floors, hosting rooms that include fireplace sitting areas, shaded balconies, private entrances, and outdoor sitting areas. Visitors can stay at Casa de Solana for a variety of events, but it offers an especially romantic destination for weddings, anniversaries, and more intimate celebrations.

Casa de Solana Trip Tips
Popular Room: Montejurra Room, Nearby Outdoor Recreation: San Sebastian River, Matanzas River, Anastasia State Park, Notable Amenities: bicycles, fireplaces, balconies, Nearby Food & Attractions: Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille, Lightner Museum

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