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JUSTIN Inn Bed and Breakfast in Paso Robles, CA, one of our Top Wine Country Inns in the U.S.

As America's wine expertise has grown, so has the demand for great destinations to enhance the oenophile's experience. The passion of wine discovery is amplified by a vast array of personalized vacation offerings. Quaint and cozy B&Bs are being upstaged by exceptional settings with enough amenities to please the most discerning travelers. No longer strictly California dreaming, the U.S. is bursting with remarkable wine country inns presenting culinary and sensory indulgences, spiced with a dash of history. Go back to the Top 10 Wine Country Inns U.S.

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CALIFORNIA

Calistoga
Calistoga Ranch

Despite our thirst to discover new wine countries, we'll never abandon our fondness for Napa Valley. Although it's the...Read the full review.


Napa
Poetry Inn

www.poetryinn.com

A guest room at Poetry Inn in Napa, CA
Three may be a crowd when it comes to clichés, but it's just the opposite at Poetry Inn. With only three suites, this may be one of the least crowded lodgings in the area. Gazing over Stags Leap District and the adjacent Cliff Lede vineyards, the inn, which belongs to the Cliff Lede owners, is truly deluxe. Accommodations on three separate levels measure in at up to 1,400 square feet and feature balconies, wood-burning fireplaces, outdoor showers and original artwork. Although a three-course breakfast is served daily, this isn't a fussy B&B. Earth-toned décor is tasteful, and service is discreet. Staying here also means silence (kids under the age of sixteen aren't encouraged) and access to the inn's private cellar, which includes the Poetry label.

Paso Robles
JUSTIN Inn Bed and Breakfast

Tranquil, picturesque and a short, scenic drive from the Pacific Ocean, Paso Robles holds a special place in our hearts...Read the full review.

Santa Barbara
Inn of the Spanish Garden

www.spanishgardeninn.com

A fire pit at the Inn of the Spanish Garden in Santa Barbara, CA
Located in the heart of Downtown Santa Barbara, Inn of the Spanish Garden is the perfect combination of low-key luxury and inviting California warmth. All 23 rooms are non-smoking, spacious, include fireplaces, and have either a balcony or patio garden. Originally an art school, the inn has several rooms with skylights that are accented with original artwork from the Santa Barbara area. Amenities include oversized soaking tubs, 300-thread count Anichini linens, complimentary high-speed Internet and a pool and high-tech workout area. The gracious red-tiled patio features tabletop fire pits to ward off the cool California nights. Catering to business travelers, the hotel's fully equipped boardroom is available for meetings. The inn attracts a creative clientele from Los Angeles; network over the complimentary gourmet breakfast or at the evening wine tasting. The intimate hotel retains a quiet, discreet air of calm-yet-attentive ministration to your heart's desires. Wine country tours, spa services, chocolate-dipped strawberries, rose-petal-sprinkled sheets and surf lessons can be arranged by the hotel's friendly and helpful staff.

Sonoma
The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

The words elegant, sophisticated and luxurious all spring to mind when one thinks about The Fairmont Sonoma Mission...Read the full review.

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GEORGIA

Atlanta
Chateau Elan

Although Château Élan is located just 40 minutes north of Atlanta, it feels a world apart from the big city. The inn has been...Read the full review.

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NEW YORK

North Fork
The Greenporter Hotel
Just across the water from the Hamptons lies North Fork — a region of historic fishing villages, beaches, woods and farmland...Read the full review.

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NORTH CAROLINA

Winston-Salem
Brookstown Inn

www.brookstowninn.com

Inside a king-sized suite at Brookstown Inn in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
For touring North Carolina's Yadkin Valley wine trail, and soaking up the grand beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, there is no better base than Winston-Salem, home to the country's first arts council. You can get a taste of the town's historic flavor by staying at the Brookstown Inn, originally built in 1837 as a textile mill — charming remnants from its earliest days include exposed brick walls and ceiling beams. Continental breakfast is served in a pretty dining room, and wine and cheese are offered in the evenings. Prepare to encounter the spirits of Moravian settlers, Daniel Boone and Revolutionary War heroes as you travel from vineyard to vineyard. Scenic back roads make this a great area to explore by bike.

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OREGON

McMinnville
Youngberg Hill

With a beautiful setting atop a hill, this sprawling estate includes twenty acres of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris vineyards. Perhaps...Read the full review.

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VIRGINIA

Irvington
The Tides Inn

Tucked between Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River on its own peninsula in Virginia's Northern Neck, this quaint...Read the full review.

Middleburg
The Goodstone Inn & Estate

www.goodstone.com

The Goodstone Inn & Estate in Middleburg, Virginia

Virginia owes its thriving wine industry to Thomas Jefferson. In the 1770s, the quintessential gentleman farmer brought a viticulturist over from Tuscany to help plant vines at Monticello. The legacy from this action is almost 100 wineries, many cultivating Riesling and Chardonnay grapes. One of the state's most popular wine regions is in Loudon County, where The Goodstone Inn & Estate resides on 265 acres, just outside the town of Middleburg, founded in 1787. Blending hints of Provence, Ralph Lauren and Laura Ashley, guestrooms and suites are located in four restored buildings. This is the perfect setting for slowing down to a leisurely Southern pace before heading out to tour vineyards and Civil War sites.

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(Updated: 08/29/13 CT)


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