It’s easier to get a feel for what makes a place tick when you visit historic sites that preserve the community’s many stories. You can delve even deeper by staying in a historic hotel or lodge that has been through that history firsthand. And today, many historic hotels offer charming — sometimes luxurious accommodations — with all the modern conveniences.
To help you find a great historic destination to spend the night, GOBankingRates found the nightly hotel rates for some of the most historic hotels in each state. Many hotels on this list are members of Historic Hotels of America or on the National Register of Historic Places.
Keep reading to find out how much you’ll spend to stay at historic places in every state.
Alabama: Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa
- Nightly rate: $313
The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa in Point Clear, Ala., dates back to 1847, but it wasn’t always a luxury resort. The original two-story 40-room building served as a military hospital and training base for the Air Force. Now you can get the VIP treatment at this historic hotel — stay in one of 405 rooms, play a round of golf or pamper yourself at the spa.
Alaska: Historic Anchorage Hotel
- Nightly rate: $199
Once the only place in Anchorage, Alaska, where you could dine on fine china with linen tablecloths, the Historic Anchorage Hotel dates back to the beginning of the city’s history. Famous guests like Will Rogers and artist Sydney Laurence stayed at the hotel. Today, a few ghostly guests are rumored to move shower curtains and picture frames, including that of the city’s first sheriff, who met an untimely end near the hotel steps. If you’re looking for great destinations in Alaska to visit, add this historic stop to your list.
Arizona: El Tovar Hotel
- Nightly rate: $263
Sit on a rocker on the porch of the historic El Tovar Hotel and gaze out over the vast Grand Canyon. The elegant wooden hotel opened its doors in 1905, when trainloads of guests arrived just steps away to see one of the world’s great natural sights you must visit. Recreate an old-fashioned stay at this lodge-style hotel by adding a train ride on the Grand Canyon Railway. Don’t wait to visit — this historic hotel will close for remodeling from late February through October 2018.
Arkansas: 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa
- Nightly rate: $320
Feel like royalty when you stay in the palatial 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, which overlooks the historic Victorian village of Eureka Springs, Ark. You might not want to leave the luxe surroundings of the hotel with its large verandas, elegant lobby, spa and fancy suites. Rumor has it that some guests’ ghosts never did. But outside, you’ll discover a magical world of Victorian cottages and wooded pathways leading down to the historic town.
California: The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
- Nightly rate: $219
You’ll feel like you’re staying in a castle when you overnight at the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in Riverside, Calif. The original building opened in 1876 as a private adobe home and boarding house. The Spanish Mission-style hotel eventually grew to command an entire city block.
During your stay, check out the artwork collected by the inn’s original owner and developer, Frank Miller, at the Mission Inn Museum. A 75-minute guided tour will take you through areas of the hotel not accessible to the general public.
Colorado: The Strater Hotel
- Nightly rate: $134
Tap into the Old West at the Strater Hotel in Durango, Colo. The 1887 hotel sits just two blocks from the Historic Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, which once transported travelers into town. Ride the railroad today and you’ll pass abandoned mines and ghost towns.
You’ll feel like you stepped back in time, surrounded by hand-hewn American Victorian walnut antiques, period wallpaper and live ragtime piano music played at the Diamond Belle Saloon. Western novelist Louis L’Amour found the Old West ambiance so inspiring, he often checked into rooms 222 and 223 when working on a book.
Connecticut: The Griswold Inn
- Nightly rate: $190
Stay in one of the country’s oldest continuously operated inns, the Griswold Inn in Essex, Conn. The colonial inn opened in 1776 and offers 33 charming rooms decorated according to the period — but equipped with modern conveniences like WiFi and ensuite bathrooms.
Check out one of the largest collections of maritime art at the hotel. Learn the story behind each piece on a free public art tour, or schedule a private tour paired with a 19th-century brunch or dinner.
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Delaware: Hotel du Pont
- Nightly rate: $165
Hotel du Pont in Wilmington, Del., was an elegant tribute to the Gilded Age when it opened in 1913. Gilded hallways, intricately decorated ceilings, terrazzo and mosaic flooring and handcrafted chandeliers welcome you in the same style that has hosted presidents, kings and queens, movie stars and celebrities. Today, the fully restored hotel offers modern conveniences like car service, WiFi and pet services.
Florida: The Don CeSar
- Nightly rate: $305
There’s no missing the pink castle-like architecture of the Don CeSar hotel in St. Pete Beach, Fla. That’s why it’s appeared on maritime charts as a point of reference almost from the time it opened in 1928. Famous names like Al Capone, Franklin D. Roosevelt and F. Scott Fitzgerald flocked to the hotel, and the New York Yankees held spring training there for several years.
After the owner’s death, the hotel became an Army hospital and convalescent center for the Air Force, its luxe interior stripped and painted government green. Now, you can stay in the restored luxury of this iconic hotel and pamper yourself with sunshine, spa treatments and award-winning cuisine. Venture out beyond the hotel property, and you’ll find endless fun things to do on your Florida vacation.
Georgia: River Street Inn
- Nightly rate: $269
You’d never know that the posh River Street Inn in Savannah, Ga., was once a storage and exporting facility for cotton in the early 1800s. The only clue might be the wide arches on the bottom floor that were once used to haul giant bales of cotton in and out of the building.
The graduated balconies overlooking the central atrium let supervisors watch activities below, where you’ll still find the original gas lighting and hardwood floors. Check into a room with hardwood floors, a private balcony and four-poster bed, and gaze out at the Savannah River and the city’s historic district.
Hawaii: Hotel Lana’i
- Nightly rate: $185
If you’ve ever enjoyed a succulent Dole pineapple, you might just love staying at the Hotel Lana’i, which was created for Dole Plantation executives in 1923. The hotel’s 11 guest rooms tuck beneath towering pines on the small island of Lana’i.
Enjoy outdoor activities that range from snorkeling to horseback riding. Check into a plantation-style garden room with views looking out on the lush grounds and enjoy daily maid service, WiFi and cheerful Hawaiian decor.
Idaho: Sun Valley Resort
- Nightly rate: $339
Inspired by upscale European ski lodges, the chairman of the board of the Union Pacific Railroad, W. Averell Harriman, designed Sun Valley Lodge, in Sun Valley Idaho, as a way to promote both rail travel and ski activities in the U.S. The resort opened its lodge in December 1936 with guests that included socialites, business leaders and celebrities from around the country. Today, the twice-refurbished resort boasts luxurious Italian marble bathrooms with soaking tubs and walk-in showers, a seasonal Olympic lap pool and a full-service spa.
Illinois: The Drake Hotel
- Nightly rate: $289
The Drake Hotel in Chicago was the place to be to ring in the Roaring ’20s. Tucked on the shores of Lake Michigan at the north end of the Magnificent Mile, the sophisticated hotel opened its doors on New Year’s Eve, 1920.
In the near-century since, the hotel’s unerring reputation for excellence has drawn notables that include Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana. Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio honeymooned at the hotel, and you’ll find their initials carved in the wooden bar.
Enjoy English afternoon tea fit for a queen served daily. Or sip a cocktail in one of the first bars to serve cocktails after Prohibition was repealed.
Indiana: West Baden Springs Hotel
- Nightly rate: $309
In 1845, the opulent French Lick Springs Hotel was a luxury resort icon that was seemingly without equal. Then came West Baden Springs Hotel, built by a young upstart just a mile away.
The towering circular building was an architectural wonder of its time, with the largest free-span atrium in the country until the 1960s Houston Astrodome. It was truly a one-of-a-kind hotel. Now part of the French Lick Springs Resort, the West Baden Springs Hotel is built to impress even in modern times. Balcony rooms look out at the impressive 200-foot domed atrium that has its own subtle light show.
Iowa: Historic Park Inn Hotel
- Nightly rate: $118
Once upon a time, six hotels designed by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright graced the earth. Now only one remains. The Historic Park Inn Hotel is also one of several Wright-designed buildings in Mason City, Iowa, which boasts a bank and a house along with more structures built by his associates. By 1968, the hotel was redesigned into apartments and eventually abandoned.
Today, it’s fully restored, with Wright-designed touches like skylights, art glass, sconces and wood accents. Old and new mix at the historic inn. Play billiards on a 1910 pool table, enjoy the view from the ladies’ parlor, upload selfies on WiFi or catch up on work at the business center.
Kansas: Hotel at Old Town
- Nightly rate: $140
The elegant Hotel at Old Town in Wichita, Kan., used to be the largest warehouse in the world, used by Keen Kutter tools and sporting goods. The state-of-the-art 1906 building had a cupola on its roof that held 20,000 gallons of water to douse any fire, and its walls and floors were considered to be fireproof, watertight and windproof.
Refurbished into an all-suite luxury hotel in 1999, the Hotel at Old Town gives a nod to its history with one of the biggest collections of Keen Kutter items displayed throughout the hotel in glass cases.
Kentucky: The Brown Hotel
- Nightly rate: $170
Surround yourself with luxury at the Brown Hotel in downtown Louisville, Ky. From its Georgian Revival design trimmed out with stone and terra cotta to mahogany furniture, limestone floors and a hand-painted ceiling, the Brown Hotel oozes the opulence of the 1920s. Kick back in your marble-floored suite surrounded by modern comforts that include pillow-top beds, European goose down comforters and Egyptian cotton linens.
Louisiana: Le Pavillon Hotel
- Nightly rate: $97
Awash in elegance, the Le Pavillion Hotel first opened in 1907, with each room offering a view of New Orleans. Dignitaries, politicians and celebrities favored the hotel; during Prohibition an underground tunnel allowed notables to make an escape to a building more than a block away.
The remodeled hotel features paintings and antiques from the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as modern conveniences like HDTVs. Check out marble railings and furniture from the Grand Hotel in Paris, Czechoslovakian crystal chandeliers and sconces, and European antiques throughout the establishment.
Maine: The Colony Hotel
- Nightly rate: $179
Stay in this classic Kennebunkport, Maine, hotel from May through the last weekend in October, and enjoy the views. The white wooden structure with its distinctive red roof features a wrap-around porch spanning 300 feet, where you can look out over the Atlantic Ocean and Kennebunk River.
The original version of the Colony Hotel dates back to 1872, although the present structure was built in 1914. Old doesn’t mean outdated. The hotel became the state’s first environmentally conscious hotel in 1994. Hearken back to days gone by when you relax in white wicker chairs, savor the scent of fresh cut flowers or partake in afternoon tea.
Maryland: Historic Inns of Annapolis
- Nightly rate: $212
Tucked in the historic downtown of Annapolis, Md., three historic inns collectively known as the Historic Inns of Annapolis let you step back in time to the 1700s. Frequented by signers of the Declaration of Independence, the inns are restored with antiques and reproductions to look like they did when the U.S. was still a British territory.
Luxurious in the 18th century, the inn provides the modern traveler with up-to-date amenities, including WiFi, TV, phones and ensuite bathrooms.
Massachusetts: Concord’s Colonial Inn
- Nightly rate: $137
Concord’s Colonial Inn makes the perfect base for exploring American history. Tucked in the village of Concord, Mass., the 1716 inn remembers the fateful day in April 1775 when local militia and peasants engaged British troops, sparking the American Revolution.
Updated with modern amenities, the 56 guest rooms include 15 that are still decked with the original plank floors, beamed ceilings and wainscoting from 1716. The popular inn fills up quickly, so make your hotel reservations two or more months in advance.
Michigan: Grand Hotel
- Nightly rate: $593
Book now to get the best hotel deals at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Mich., when it reopens for the season in May 2018. The iconic 1887 seaside resort was the romantic setting of the movie “Somewhere in Time,” starring Jane Seymour and Christopher Reeve. Mackinac Island is a great end to one of America’s best road trips.
The hotel hosts “Somewhere in Time” weekends in late October, starting at $594 per person for 2017. Jane Seymour turned up as a surprise guest in 2015. Create your own romantic weekend or opt for one of the dozen or so special packages available for the 2018 season.
Minnesota: The Saint Paul Hotel
- Nightly rate: $179
With roots dating back to 1856, the Saint Paul Hotel’s present Italian Renaissance Revival architecture was created in 1910. Updated with 21st-century amenities, you can still feel like you’ve stepped back 100 years. Stroll the English Cottage Garden of Rice Park, and marvel at the hotel’s marble columns, gilded ceilings and exquisite chandeliers.
Mississippi: The White House Hotel
- Nightly rate: $241
You might think you’re pulling up to a presidential palace when you drive up to the White House Hotel in Biloxi, Miss., but the 1890 hotel is named after its original owner, Walter White. The circuit court judge and his wife bought seven homes in their Victorian neighborhood, eventually joining them together with expansive columns and extra wings.
Now, you can book a king suite looking out at the city or the gulf. The historic digs have been updated with a modern soaking tub and walk-in shower, mini-appliances and flat-screen TV.
Missouri: St. Louis Union Station Hotel
- Nightly rate: $180
Many of the St. Louis Union Station Hotel’s original 1894 features are still there today, making the historic hotel an optimal getaway for anyone loving days-of-yore architecture. Hand-cut Tiffany glass, mosaics and gold leaf adorn the soaring arched ceiling of the lobby.
A 3-D light show enhances the dome’s artistic renderings and displays imagery with projection mapping, providing an enjoyable display for those relaxing in the immense lobby. Don’t reveal your secrets in the whispering arch, though: Someone standing on the other side 40 feet away is sure to hear you. Don’t miss another great landmark, the St. Louis Arch, which is a breathtaking sight you can see for free.
Montana: Many Glacier Hotel
- Nightly rate: $207
One of the National Park Service’s most in-demand hotels, the historic Many Glacier Hotel can be tricky to get into. Make hotel reservations online a minimum of six to nine months in advance to score one of its 211 rooms for its June through mid-September season.
The Swiss-chalet style historic lodge’s recent renovations wrapped up in 2017. The updates included reinforcing the structural integrity of the 100-year-old hotel and upgrading 60 guest rooms to include enhanced amenities.
Nebraska: Hotel Deco XV
- Nightly rate: $120
There’s no better way to enjoy Omaha’s Art Deco architecture than by staying at Hotel Deco, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel began its life in 1930 as an office building known as Redick Tower. It included integrated inside parking, an idea that was avant-garde at the time, when automobiles were just becoming common.
In 1989, the innovative building was converted to a luxury hotel. Today, you can enjoy the latest modern luxuries like in-room massage and wireless internet.
Nevada: Mizpah Hotel
- Nightly rate: $119
Mizpah Hotel was the tallest building in Nevada at five stories tall when it was built in 1907. Its 18-inch thick solid granite walls supported the structure, which was the first building west of the Mississippi to have an electric elevator. Tucked halfway between Reno and Las Vegas in Tonopah, the Mizpah Hotel showcases extravagant period furnishings and claw-foot tubs, coupled with modern amenities like WiFi and flat-screen TVs.
New Hampshire: Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa
- Nightly rate: $289
The expansive Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa, in Whitefield, N.H., began as a simple farmhouse, then its owners opened their doors to weary travelers whose stagecoach overturned nearby in 1865. The travelers ended up staying a week, marveling at the breathtaking view of the White Mountains and delicious home-cooked food.
The farmers saw an opportunity and opened their expanded home as an inn the following year. Regular expansions over the course of 100 years brought the hotel to its present size. Stay in fully renovated luxury rooms, rejuvenate yourself in the spa and enjoy outdoor activities ranging from dog sled adventures to campfires with s’mores.
New Jersey: The Grand Summit Hotel
- Nightly rate: $169
In the swanky resort town of Summit, N.J., the Blackburn House was where discerning 1860s guests hung their hats. As the community and tourism grew, more room was needed. In 1929, the Summit Suburban Hotel replaced the Blackburn House, designed to look like a classic Tudor mansion.
Decked out with gold leaf, chestnut woodwork, stone fireplaces and vaulted ceilings, the hotel drew celebrities, politicians and other notables to enjoy luxury in a park-like setting. Experience the historic setting today, updated with luxuries in each room that include Bose Wave radios, flat-screen TVs, WiFi and plush pillow-top mattresses encased in luxury linens.
New Mexico: La Fonda
- Nightly rate: $319
The city of Santa Fe, N.M., is famous for its pueblo-style architecture, and La Fonda is no exception. The grand hotel dates to 1922 and reflects the elegance of the day with tin and copper light fixtures, hand-crafted chandeliers, tile and furniture. The use of the property as a lodging site dates back even further, to 1607, making it the oldest hotel corner in the U.S.
Enjoy modern luxuries like a heated outdoor pool and hot tub that’s open year-round. You’ll find HDTVs and USB ports in the rooms and even gift bags for guests’ pets. Keep in mind that fall is one of the best times to visit New Mexico, with its mild weather and numerous festivals, but the cheapest time to visit is in spring.
New York: Mohonk Mountain House
- Nightly rate: $900
Stay in a 1869 Victorian hotel perched on rocky cliffs overlooking a glacial lake in the Hudson River Valley. The luxe Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, N.Y., has elegant turrets, gables and stonework outside, and rich wood and stone interiors within.
The hotel requires a minimum two-night stay during in-demand weekends and includes three meals daily and evening entertainment. Savor views of the lake or mountains from your room decorated in antique-style furnishings, and enjoy resort activities ranging from horseback and carriage rides to golf.
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North Carolina: Pinehurst Resort
- Nightly rate: $303
Opened in 1895 as a health retreat, Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, N.C., comprises three historic hotels tucked on 2,000 acres brimming with recreational activity. Relax on wide verandas, play a round of golf on its championship course or meander pathways leading to a New England-style village filled with galleries, boutiques and cultural attractions.
North Dakota: Totten Trail Historic Inn
- Nightly rate: $130
Spend the night in the Totten Trail Historic Inn at Fort Totten State Historic Site, and you’ll feel like you’re waking up 150 years ago — but with the modern amenities of today. The rooms are furnished in 19th-century style, from brass beds with quilts and organza canopies to wooden antique dressers with pitchers and wash basins on top. The hotel was once the officers’ quarters for the U.S. military from 1867 to 1890, and a residence hall for the Indian Industrial School from 1891 to 1935.
Ohio: The Tudor Arms Hotel Cleveland
- Nightly rate: $115
A stay in the University Circle neighborhood of Cleveland settles you in the midst of breathtaking parks, performance venues, galleries and museums. The area is also famous for its historical landmarks.
Check into one of those landmarks when you stay at the Tudor Arms Hotel Cleveland, a Tudor Revival dating back to 1929. Fully restored to its original condition, you’ll enjoy its ornate decorator touches, art murals and relaxing fireplaces. Snuggle into a Sweet Dreams bed in a room with hardwood floors and European-style custom furnishings, upgraded with all the modern amenities.
Oklahoma: Inn at Price Tower
- Nightly rate: $135
You can overnight inside the Price Tower, the only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed skyscraper, at the Inn at Price Tower. The hotel occupies seven floors in the 1950s tower with 19 boutique guest rooms.
New York architect Wendy Evans Joseph designed interior spaces that complement Wright’s aesthetic yet make a contemporary statement of their own. Enjoy 21st-century comforts with heated bathroom floors, a personal Keurig coffee machine and timeless views looking out at the tallgrass prairie.
Oregon: Crater Lake Lodge
- Nightly rate: $205
Spend the night on the rim of a volcano, overlooking the stunningly blue waters of the deepest lake in the country. The volcano that became a giant crater lake in Klamath Falls, Ore., hasn’t erupted in thousands of years, but the U.S. Geological Survey considers it a high-threat volcano due to its proximity to population centers should it ever roar back to life. Yes, Crater Lake is one of many active volcanoes you can visit.
Nestled on its rim, Crater Lake Lodge dates back to 1915 and is open to receive guests from late May through mid-October. The chalet-style lodge has a large stone fireplace and open-beam ceilings to greet you when you step inside the historic digs. Rooms have dormer windows so you can drink in the lake and mountain views.
Pennsylvania: Gettysburg Hotel
- Nightly rate: $189
Presiding over Lincoln Square in downtown Gettysburg, Pa., since 1797, the Gettysburg Hotel first opened its doors as a tavern. The historic hotel encompasses what was once Gettysburg National Bank, and you can enjoy a view of its original bank vault in the Grand Ballroom.
Stay at the hotel and you’ll be less than 300 feet from the David Wills House where Abraham Lincoln penned his famous Gettysburg Address. The hotel requires a two-night minimum, but you’ll want to stay longer to uncover all the historic attractions within a short walk or trolley ride from the hotel.
Rhode Island: Providence Biltmore Hotel
- Nightly rate: $265
Rich woods, leather and marble greet you when you walk into the Providence Biltmore Hotel. Quiet conversation nooks include a third-floor terrace, where you can look out over the city. The distinctive V-shaped hotel is a hotbed of fascinating stories, from decadent Prohibition-era parties where police officers and government officials drank free. Not to mention the rumors of guests who mysteriously disappeared and ghosts who refuse to leave.
A three-story atrium ceiling and a rooftop grand ballroom are just two of many must-sees in the hotel. You’ll find modern conveniences within its walls, like a full-service spa, beauty salon and barbershop.
South Carolina: John Rutledge House Inn
- Nightly rate: $400
The ultimate in romantic getaways, the John Rutledge House in Charleston, S.C., was a wedding gift for his bride in 1763. Rutledge is best known for being the chairman of the drafting committee of the U.S. Constitution. He composed several initial versions of the document in the second-floor drawing room, now called the Signer’s Ballroom.
George Washington visited the home in 1791 during a presidential visit to the city, breakfasting with Mrs. Rutledge. The home has been lovingly restored to its original condition and updated with modern amenities. Book a minimum two-night stay and enjoy the hotel’s complimentary perks that include breakfast, afternoon tea and evening port, sherry and brandy.
South Dakota: Hotel Alex Johnson
- Nightly rate: $73
Stay in a slice of history at Hotel Alex Johnson in Rapid City, S.D., on a trip to see Mount Rushmore or other area sights. The late 1920s hotel honors Native American Culture with art and symbols worked into the interior design.
Look for symbols of the four sacred directions, a chandelier fashioned after a teepee and hand painted native designs on the open beamed ceilings. Rich woods and American Indian artwork give a rustic flair to the lobby, while modern lines give guest rooms a contemporary flair.
Tennessee: The Peabody Memphis
- Nightly rate: $285
The Peabody Memphis has been more than a place to hang your hat for the night since it opened its doors in 1869. The establishment was a gathering place for socialites, tourists, business travelers and celebrities. “If you stand near its fountain in the middle of the lobby, ultimately you will see everybody who is anybody in the Delta,” wrote historian David Cohn in 1935.
Check out the Memorabilia Room to view clippings and other mementos. And be on hand in the lobby at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., when the Peabody Ducks march to the fountain, accompanied by John Philip Sousa’s “King Cotton March.” If you’re looking for a historic setting to welcome in the new year, Memphis is also one of the cheapest cities to spend New Year’s Eve.
Texas: The Menger Hotel
- Nightly rate: $205
The oldest continuously-operating hotel west of the Mississippi River, the Menger Hotel is just across the street from the Alamo in San Antonio’s Alamo Plaza. The famous battle scene isn’t the hotel’s only claim to fame, though.
When it opened in 1859, it drew a long line of notables through its doors, including several presidents, generals Lee and Grant and Sam Houston. Theodore Roosevelt recruited Rough Riders in the hotel bar, and generations of cotillion debutantes graced the ballrooms over the years. The hotel’s features include details of timeless elegance like the Victorian lobby, with a soaring stained glass ceiling, and modern in-room amenities like WiFi and flat-screen TVs.
Utah: The Peery Hotel
- Nightly rate: $87
As the mountains surrounding Salt Lake City yielded rich mining veins in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the 1910-built Peery Hotel brought luxuries like air conditioning and tile baths and showers to the region. The continuously-operating hotel continues its dedication to luxury today. Although the fully modernized hotel’s rooms still have period furnishings, suites have been fully updated with Tempur-Pedic beds, down comforters, WiFi and TV.
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Vermont: The Middlebury Inn
- Nightly rate: $179
Set at the crossroads of Middlebury’s main east and west routes, the original site of today’s Middlebury Inn housed a tavern dating from 1794. The original tavern burned down, and the Middlebury Inn opened as a pub when it was built in 1827.
The three-story brick hotel is as elegant inside as it appears from the road. It still contains its original front desk and the wide hallways that were designed to comfortably accommodate the wide hoop skirts of women’s fashion at the time.
Virginia: The Jefferson Hotel
- Nightly rate: $375
You don’t have to be a Hollywood celebrity or U.S. president to enjoy a night at The Jefferson in Richmond, Va., although the hotel has hosted plenty of both since opening its doors in 1895. The stately hotel is crafted from an architectural melange of Renaissance Revival and Beaux Arts, with a bit of Palladian, Italianate and Classical Revival mixed in.
Towering faux marble columns command the lobby, holding up a hand-painted arched roof framing a stained glass skylight. Guest rooms are equally impressive, with newly renovated decor, custom mattresses and spacious floor plans.
Washington: The Fairmont Olympic Hotel
- Nightly rate: $469
Sip your afternoon tea at the Georgian or have freshly shucked oysters at Shuckers, one of the oldest oyster bars in Seattle. Steeped in local tradition dating back to 1924, the Fairmont Olympic Hotel brings an old charm with the new twist. The two-story open lobby resembles the manors of the old world. Located in the heart of downtown, the hotel allows easy access to all the sights and sounds of the Emerald City, which is also why it’s a perfect luxury hotel for your fall travels.
West Virginia: The Blennerhassett Hotel
- Nightly rate: $129
A monument to the old Gaslight Era, the Blennerhassett Hotel in Parkersburg, W.V., stands between the modern day and yesteryear. On the third floor, soak in the natural light from a two-story skylight and relax with a book from the library. Delight your taste buds by taking a class at the culinary school located in the hotel. Learn about everything from wine 101 to dining etiquette, or take on the five “mother sauces” — hollandaise, béchamel, tomato, espagnole and velouté.
Wisconsin: The Pfister Hotel
- Nightly rate: $259
Boasting the largest Victorian art collection in the hotel industry, you can easily travel back in time to 1893, when the Pfister Hotel first opened its doors. Zip back to the present, using integrated technology to view the art collection. The Augmented Reality Tour was created for guests to enhance their experience, using an app to bring them closer to the paintings, sculptures and other art.
Book a two-night minimum stay on weekends. Or pop in for an overnight during the week for a luxurious getaway, with views of Milwaukee and Lake Michigan.
Wyoming: Old Faithful Inn
- Nightly rate: $285
Explore one of the country’s most scenic national parks when you stay at the famous Old Faithful Inn at Yellowstone National Park. Touted as one of the largest log structures in the world, the inn has beamed ceilings in the lobby towering 76 feet and exposed beams throughout.
The original structure was finished in 1904, with several additions over the years. Old Faithful Inn opens from May through October. As the most requested park facility, the iconic lodge fills up fast, so book your room early.
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Methodology: Rates were gathered for a queen room for Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, from each hotel. Where hotels did not have availability on that date, the first Saturday night available was used. Some hotels require two-night stays and are noted in their description.