The Inns at Blackberry Common, Camden, Maine
Mere blocks from the lively historic village and harbor of Camden, Maine, The Inns at Blackberry Common treats guests to storybook charm and warm New England hospitality.
Romance is around every corner at this boutique property. Guests can stroll through colorful perennial gardens and snuggle together by the fire in the inn’s the cozy public rooms, where tin ceilings, elaborate plaster moldings, and lovely period pieces harken back to simpler times.
Start your day with a multi-course breakfast served on the garden patio or in the main dining room. Packed picnic lunches are prepared on request if you like, and why not? There’s plenty to explore nearby.
Eighteen of Maine’s 48 lighthouses are within a 40-mile radius of Camden. Sail the harbor on an authentic Maine Schooner, follow the antique trail, or simply explore the seaside village of Camden. You’ll run out of weekend before you run out of things to do.
Eden Vale Inn, Placerville, California
The rugged beauty of Northern California’s Sierra Nevada foothills lures romance seekers to Placerville’s Eden Vale Inn. Once there, you’ll find it hard to leave this luxury B&B, routinely rated as one of the most romantic in the country.
Converted from a classic California hay barn circa 1919, this upscale, contemporary retreat offers guests private outdoor hot tubs, fireplaces, and acres of gardens to explore. At the Eden Vale Inn Spa, couples can enjoy milk baths, hot stone massages, and mouthwatering chocolates. Hearty breakfasts here favor the savory side, with local fruits and vegetables. Be sure to try EVI’s scones — they’re a guest favorite.
There’s plenty to see and do in the historic gold rush town of Placerville. Art galleries (including those featuring native son Thomas Kinkade), antique shops, and nearly a dozen restaurants cater to visitors who love to explore. Also be sure to check out nearby farm trails, where you can explore this area’s proud agricultural tradition and handpick fresh cherries, peaches, apples, pears, and other goodies.