A great vacation doesn't necessarily have to mean top attractions, hoards of tourists and venturing halfway across the globe. Sometimes, the best getaways involve simply holing up at a cozy establishment for a little "you" time. If you're interested in rest and relaxation, B&Bs are a great option to post up on a porch swing, kick back with a good book and let your cares melt away.
Whichever state you're in, there's a homey B&B waiting to welcome you. Click through to see the best bed and breakfast in big cities and small towns all across America.
Alabama: Havenridge Bed and Breakfast
This cheap bed and breakfast in the Tuscaloosa area has fire pits for cookouts and bonfires, wooded paths and a backdrop of Mother Nature.
Alaska: Halcyon Heights Inn
If you want a one-of-a-kind Alaskan vacation but still feel close to home, consider this bed and breakfast. With private entrances and bathrooms, you'll surely feel at home in this Homer inn. The outdoor hot tub boasts views of Grewingk Glacier, and you're virtually guaranteed to see a bear or two.
Arizona: Don’s Elegante Bed & Breakfast
Centrally located for easy exploration of Phoenix, Don's includes complimentary airport shuttle service, wine and cheese receptions and continental breakfasts.
Arkansas: Tiffany’s Bed and Breakfast
The place to hole up while exploring Hot Springs, or "Spa City," Tiffany's is a relaxing retreat set on 60 acres of land the owners turned into a certified wildlife habitat.
California: Gaige House + Ryokan, a Four Sisters Inn
Location: Glen Ellen
Regularly featured in the Michelin and Conde Nast guides, this inn offers visitors green tea, house-baked matcha cookies and after-dinner sake. Plus, the outdoor meditation deck, rock gardens and Japanese soaking tubs create an air of Asian elegance.
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Colorado: Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast
Location: Manitou Springs
Conveniently close to the breathtakingly beautiful Garden of the Gods, this turn-of-the-century boarding house includes everything from movies and snacks to complimentary wine and beer.
Connecticut: Green Acres B&B
This 18th-century farmhouse features an outdoor pool, garden and fish pond. A number of dogs and chickens call the property home, and the B&B is dog-friendly.
Delaware: Homestead Bed & Breakfast at Rehoboth
Location: Rehoboth Beach
An adults-only, pet-friendly retreat, this four-bedroom cottage is perfect for an intimate couple's beach getaway.
Florida: Casa de Solana Bed and Breakfast
Location: St. Augustine
The seventh-oldest house on the oldest street in St. Augustine, this B&B offers historic architecture coupled with plenty of modern conveniences and a fresh, local breakfast.
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Georgia: Savannah Bed & Breakfast Inn
If you want to stay in a charming, historic hotel, the Savannah Bed & Breakfast Inn might interest you. It's located within easy walking distance of Savannah's major attractions and parks. A hearty or healthy Southern breakfast awaits, along with afternoon refreshments.
Hawaii: Old Hawaiian Bed and Breakfast
This tiny three-room B&B is your home away from home on the Big Island. The morning spread includes everything from locally grown tropical fruits and smoothies to freshly made bread and pastries.
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Idaho: Thousand Springs Winery Bed and Breakfast
Located on the Snake River, this idyllic getaway is perfect for birdwatchers (the property is located in a migration path), fishermen (who can dock their boats right outside) and stargazers (telescopes are available for free). There is also a wine-tasting room on site with homemade Idaho blends.
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Illinois: Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast
A 120-year-old mansion, this all-suite property is all about pampered luxury in the heart of the historic district. In fact, a 24-hour buffet of snacks and hot beverages encourages porch-sitting as a pastime.
Indiana: Oliver Inn
Location: South Bend
The perfect alternative to a traditional hotel, the Oliver is brimming with 19th-century charm. Guests have raved about the decadent breakfasts, convenient location and accommodating hosts.
Iowa: Victorian Lace Bed and Breakfast
Appointed with wainscoting and terraces, the Victorian Lace is an ode to yesteryear. There are three quaint rooms and an outdoor swimming pool to beat the heat. If you're feeling festive, the Holiday Suite features year-round Christmas trees and an American flag for a star-spangled getaway.
Kansas: Anderson Bed & Breakfast
Chef Phil's Dutch pancakes, blueberry muffins and frittatas are just some of the reasons this B&B has the best lodging reviews in Manhattan. The owners also raise their own chickens, so you know the eggs are as fresh as they come. The three rooms are updated, airy and modern.
Kentucky: Willis Graves Bed & Breakfast
Triple sheets, steam showers, luxury linens, freshly baked cookies and plush robes make your stay in rural Kentucky extra cozy.
Louisiana: Louisiana Cajun Mansion
A gated, five-star property, Louisiana Cajun Mansion offers down-home comfort in the Bayou, complete with three plush suites, a pool and sun room.
Maine: The Chadwick Bed & Breakfast
With a motto of, "Do as little or as much as you'd like," this B&B is perfect for R&R. Close to the seashore and rugged coastline of Acadia National Park, it's the ideal spot to enjoy the waves or post up by the smart TV in your bedroom. The facility is also known for its gourmet breakfasts — it competed in the Best B&B Breakfast Tournament, March Madness style.
Maryland: Inn at Huntingfield Creek
Location: Rock Hall
Birding and biking are favorite pastimes in the Chesapeake Bay. There are both inn rooms and standalone cottages on this expansive 1,200-acre estate that once housed a horse track and hunting lodge.
Massachusetts: Centennial House
Located at the confluence of Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire, this premier New England country home is charming, cozy and also eco-friendly.
Michigan: The Queen’s Residence
It wasn't built for royalty, but you will get the royal treatment at the Queen's Residence. Guests are welcomed with open arms and leave with fully bellies. There is also a 1700s tavern on site, in case you feel like tipping one back.
Minnesota: Historic Hutchinson House B&B
This 1892 Queen Anne Victorian is listed on the National Register of Historical Places but has been updated with plenty of modern conveniences — like WiFi and cable TV — to ensure a carefree stay.
Mississippi: Devereaux Shields House
Not only are you greeted with a beverage and cheese reception, but there is also a complimentary pet welcome package. The breakfast has been called downright sinful, which is why it's good you also have access to a 24-hour fitness center.
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Missouri: Red Bud Cove Bed & Breakfast Suites
Located at an interesting cross-section of picturesque Table Rock Lake and "The Live Entertainment Capital of the World," this lakeside retreat offers plenty to do.
Montana: Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast
Set on 20 acres of wildlife habitat, this zen-like B&B is the ultimate nature retreat. But this is no rustic getaway. Private jetted tubs and oversized beds make roughing it easy.
Nebraska: Whispering Pines Bed & Breakfast
Location: Nebraska City
The wraparound porch and parlor are both good spots to enjoy a competitive board game night. There are four rooms and a barn for rent, and guests enjoy free bottled water and bath salts.
Nevada: Edith Palmer’s Country Inn, Historical Bed & Breakfast
Location: Virginia City
Originally built as a cider factory, this B&B features an on-site restaurant that pays homage to it. Moreover, several guest rooms are named after women important to the property's past.
New Hampshire: Little River Bed and Breakfast
The quintessential New England town that houses Little River B&B inspired Thornton Wilder's classic American play, "Our Town." If you're after adventure, kayak the nearby Contoocook River.
New Jersey: The Neighbour House Bed & Breakfast
Location: Long Valley
Listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places, this Greek revival mansion was built around 1830 and has a farmhouse feel.
New Mexico: Hacienda del Sol
USA Today called the Hacienda, "One of the 10 most romantic inns in the U.S." Original art, Kiva fireplaces and bright Southwest flair help create a cheery atmosphere.
New York: Lefferts Manor Bed & Breakfast
Walking distance to the botanic gardens, Prospect Park and plenty of other attractions, this modern home oozes Brooklyn cool.
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North Carolina: Andon-Reid Bed and Breakfast
One of the top 25 B&Bs in the country according to Trip Advisor, this mountain hamlet facility is a fan favorite.
North Dakota: Dakotah Rose Bed and Breakfast
Guests are greeted with homemade chocolates at this northern B&B — enough said.
Ohio: Hawthorne Park Bed and Breakfast
The perfect alternative to a traditional hotel, this spacious home comes with free passes to the YMCA to work off the delicious breakfasts.
Oklahoma: Two Hearts Inn
Location: Oklahoma City
Lavishly appointed suites make this retreat extra special. Weekday bookings also include a complimentary in-room picnic.
Oregon: Lion and the Rose Victorian Guest House
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this guest house offers visitors 20 free specialty maps for intimate access to the best attractions in Portland.
Pennsylvania: B.F. Hiestand House Bed & Breakfast
Located on the Susquehanna River, this bed and breakfast offers hiking, fishing and kayaking right outside your door.
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Rhode Island: Bristol House Bed & Breakfast
A quaint, seaside Cape Cod abode, Bristol House lets you celebrate summer in the town that's home to America's Oldest Fourth of July party.
South Carolina: The Cuthbert House Inn
Located on South Carolina's Intracoastal Waterway, this antebellum mansion boasts traditional Southern hospitality with modern touches.
South Dakota: Elk Ridge Bed & Breakfast
Offering "all the comfort and pampering you can stand," this property also boasts easy access to winter ice fishing.
Tennessee: Berry Springs Lodge
A beautiful mountain hideaway, this site lets guests fish in the bass or catfish ponds, ride bikes, play horseshoes, canoe, hike or simply take in the views.
Texas: Abigaile’s Treehouse
Built with an Alice in Wonderland-like whimsy, Abigaile's boasts Southern hospitality and superb service. It's one of the most unique lodging options you'll find.
Utah: Amid Summer’s Inn Bed and Breakfast
Location: Cedar City
Themed but not kitschy, this B&B lets guests rent the Sherwood Forest Room or the Enchanted Grotto. The inn is located in "Festival City, USA," where there's always an event happening. It's also an easy drive to two national parks.
Vermont: The Village Inn of Woodstock
More like a boutique hotel than an inn, this upscale property boasts private, en-suite bathrooms, Turkish towels, Italian bath products, luxurious linens and three-course breakfasts.
Virginia: Brierley Hill Bed and Breakfast
Planning a road trip through the Blue Ridge Mountains? A romantic country inn in the mountains, this B&B lets you get up close and personal with hummingbirds, deer and foxes.
Washington: Blue Goose Inn
Located on Whidbey Island, this inn is a quick ride to the beach, bluffs or ferry terminal. Breakfast is prepared using fresh herbs and produce from the garden, and the property is eco-friendly.
West Virginia: The Carriage Inn
Location: Charles Town
Home to two mayors and host to a handful of historical leaders during the Civil War era, the Carriage Inn has been part of West Virginia's cultural tapestry for decades.
Wisconsin: Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast
Location: West Bend
Nestled in the woods near the Ice Age Trail, Hidden Serenity is a place to fall off the grid for awhile. There's also a spa on site, in case you're in need of some pampering.
Wyoming: Inn on the Creek