Ah, Texas! Land of wide-open spaces, and big hearts. Where better for a romantic escape during the cold months of winter, away from the cares and distractions of regular life? ILoveInns.com, the authoritative source for the best bed and breakfasts and country inns, offers the following four romantic suggestions.
It was once a saloon and gambling hall. But this landmark 1899 Renaissance Revival building in Brenham is now home to the luxurious and indulgent Ant Street Inn. Outside, the Ant Street Inn B&B takes you back to the old days of Texas. Inside, you’ll enjoy the epitome of southern hospitality with wonderful beds – many of them canopied, four-posters, or both – antique furniture, and elegant surroundings. For romantics, the Ant Street Inn B&B offers a Romance Package that comes with a fresh flower arrangement, a gold box of eight Godiva chocolates, heart shaped soap and a card with your special message. You can also order champagne to complete the mood.
Palatial: That’s the only word to aptly describe the American Heritage House B&B in Granbury. It’s a rambling Victorian-styled mansion with huge wraparound porch, period-themed bedrooms with antique appointments, and even a private building called “Oma’s Cottage”. Want to spoil your lover? Then get the "I Want It All " two night weekend package. It features a lavish guestroom with private Jacuzzi tub and luxurious Turkish robes, chocolate-covered strawberries, and options like a dozen red roses with card, licensed in-room massage, and a moonlight horse-drawn carriage ride, romantic courtyard dinner, or dinner cruise on Lake Granbury’s Star Riverboat!
Nestled in the panoramic hills of Wimberley, the Blair House B&B sits on 22 beautiful acres. Its rooms are tastefully decorated and restfully soothing; yet Blair House offers many outstanding amenities including a cooking school, art gallery, and massage services. This B&B provides a range of Romance Packages, featuring roses, champagne, massages, luxurious baths, plus a platter of cheese and crackers, fresh fruit, mixed nuts and a bottle of red or white wine delivered to your room.
San Antonio’s three Noble Inns are actually three historic homes, all of which have been converted to stunning B&Bs. The 1857 Ogé House is a truly to-die-for antebellum mansion on 1.5 acres overlooking the famed Riverwalk. The 1894 Jackson House is a more rustic Victorian home with a delightful quiet elegance. And the 1896 Carriage House provides a secluded retreat under the majestic pecan tree planted 108 years ago, in honor of Elsie Pancoast's birth. For lovers, the Noble Inns offer a range of packages. For instance, the Ultimate Romance Package comes with a chilled bottle of champagne, a 19-piece box of Godiva chocolates, a bowl of fresh seasonal berries, six electric votive candles in frosted holders, and a horse-drawn carriage tour of the King William Historic District and downtown San Antonio.
Ant Street Inn Bed & Breakfast
American Heritage House B&B
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