The polar vortex. If you’re thinking the weather system that gripped much of the U.S. this week is as cold as it sounds, you’d be right. The winter season is in full flight, and it may be causing you to have oh-so-sudden daydreams of sun, surf and a few palm trees. It’s a long road to the warmth of spring, which means it may be time to hit the road for a warm-weather getaway.

While B&Bs are well-known for their delectable breakfasts, some inns have pools that are deliciously refreshing, too:

Three historic buildings comprise the Island City House Hotel located in Key West, FL, – the Cigar House, Arch House and Island City House. Brick walking paths wind through lush gardens creating a quaint tropical paradise. Whether you decide to peruse the boutiques along nearby Duval Street under the warm Florida sun or opt to stay on-site for the day, you can always get refreshed with a swim in the inn’s pool.

The Palm Springs, CA, Rendezvous offers a unique opportunity to go back in time in one of the world’s most famous resort cities. The décor is retro chic, the themed rooms have names like ‘Shake, Rattle & Roll’ and ‘Crooners’, and the atmosphere is decidedly laid-back. Let the stunning mountain views, desert sun, and crystal-clear pool soothe your mind, body and soul.

Located on the Guadalupe River, the Lamb’s Rest Inn provides a quiet escape in the heart of Texas Hill Country. The New Braunfels, TX, bed and breakfast is dressed head-to-toe in custom décor and antiques, including in its six guest rooms. A day trip can include visits to San Antonio or Austin and nearby wineries or olive groves, while the early evening can be spent lounging by the pool.

Built in 1888, the McMillan Inn in Savannah, GA, sits in the heart of Savannah’s Historic District. The Italianate Revival structure has been fully restored and features a wealth of Victorian furnishings and décor. After spending a day exploring the city’s famous sites or people watching in nearby Forsyth Park, sip your favorite libation while enjoying a soak in the inn’s ‘dipping pool’.

Looking for more places to stay cool by the pool? Make sure to visit our “Pools + Patios” Pinterest board!

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