Richmond Hill Inn
Romance isn’t hard to come by at the Richmond Hill Inn located in Asheville, North Carolina. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Inn features 37 well-appointed rooms in the historic Mansion, Croquet Cottages, and Garden Pavilion. The focus in on the main building, a Queen Anne style mansion originally built in 1889.
Enjoy the serenity and beauty of Victorian gardens with waterfalls, a mountain brook, and spectacular flower displays. After your complimentary breakfast, explore Biltmore Estate, the Blue Ridge Parkway, or downtown Asheville.
Located inside the Mansion and on a national scale known for its ground-breaking cuisine and all-embracing wine selection, Gabrielle’s restaurant is one of the few restaurants in the state to be given the esteemed AAA Four Diamond Award every year.
Woven amongst the buildings are six acres of stunning Victorian gardens bordering an added forty wooded acres with walking trails. The formal Parterre Garden at the Garden Pavilion is formed after the great parterres of the Victorian age uncomplicated, geometrically landscaped gardens with paths between the beds.
Beginning just off the porch of the Mansion and cascading downward the natural slant of the grounds into a succession of tiny pools, the mountain brook flows to a nine-foot waterfall in the Parterre Garden. Take pleasure in the panoramic view of the Parterre Garden from the lofty terrace that sits on top of the waterfall. On the other side of the terrace, look at Japanese koi fish swimming in the middle of water plants in a pool. Sitting in close proximity to the waterfall and listening to the resonance of rushing water, it’s hard to envision a more peaceful background.
The Richmond Hill Inn is a must visit place for anyone seeking a peaceful vacation hideaway, complete with all the finest gardens to be found in North Carolina.
Sedona – Canyon Villa Bed and Breakfast Inn
Sedona, Arizona is home to the gorgeous Canyon Villa Bed and Breakfast Inn. With the red rock countryside as a background, this comfy inn blends Mediterranean sophistication with rustic southwestern accents. Each and every one of the eleven guest rooms includes breakfast and afternoon hors d’oeuvers.
French doors in every one of the rooms open to reveal private balconies or patios. Just about all of these offer direct views of either Courthouse Butte or Bell Rock. A number of the guest quarters also have working fireplaces for those cozy evenings inside. This inn makes a great couple retreat, as the Canyon Villa Bed and Breakfast Inn only allows children over the age of eleven.
The ancients planned with great exactitude sacred places on the earth to mark and celebrate the passing of one season into the next. In a similar way, Canyon Villa was laid out with the exact purpose of perfectly capturing and framing the visual feast of Sedona’s Red Rocks.
This luxury Sedona bed and breakfast is a place to just be…to breathe…to join in or retreat in complete solitude. The choice is yours and our caring staff will gently enable all that you desire for your beyond-memorable experience.
Sedona is the perfect place from which to base tours of the area and other attractions in northern Arizona including the Grand Canyon.
* Visit Tlaquepaque, a cleverly built arts and crafts village with wonderful galleries, shops and restaurants.
* Visit Jerome and see Montezuma’s Castle and Tuzigoot National Monument on the way.
* Take a hike in Boynton Canyon, lunch at Enchantment Resort and visit Palatki Ruins.
* Visit Red Rock State Park
* Drive yourself, take a guided coach tour or ride the Grand Canyon Railroad on a day trip to the Grand Canyon. Visit the I-Max Theater while you’re there.
* Visit Walnut Canyon, Sunset Crater, the Museum of Northern Arizona or Lowell Observatory.