As the days grow shorter and temps drop, Mother Nature goes to work painting hillsides with her harvest hues and we are highlighting some of our best fall vacations. Fall is the ideal time to hit the hills with these fun weekend getaways and enjoy perfect leaf peeping vistas. Add in flickering fireplaces, and surprisingly beautiful scenic drives, and these bnbfinder editor’s picks for best places to peep a leaf will soon be added to your getaway bucket list. “Some of the destinations we’ve chosen for your fall foliage getaways may come as a surprise,” said Janice Hurley, bnbfinder General Manager. “Other bnbfinder members are on our list because they are located in tried and true foliage destinations and simply shouldn’t be missed this fall,” she concluded.
Fall Couples Getaways in Illinois, Georgia and Colorado
Beall Mansion, Alton, IL
Every autumn visitors from across the country flock for the breathtaking foliage views against a backdrop of towering limestone bluffs, rolling hills and scenic river views in Alton, Illinois. A drive on the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway ending with the inn’s signature complimentary 24 hour “all you can eat” chocolate, chocolate, chocolate buffet, whirlpool tubs for two and triple sheeted beds is our idea of an impeccable fall getaway.
More Info: Beall Mansion | beallmansion.com
Lucille’s Mountaintop Inn & Spa, Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Picture an inn located atop a mountain overlooking the stunning panorama of the Blue Ridge Mountain’s ridgelines and the picturesque Sautee Valley. Take in the vista from the inn’s deck then retire to one of the inn’s mountain-view or Valley-view guest rooms to end the perfect day of leaf peeping in Northern Georgia.
More Info: Lucille’s Mountaintop Inn & Spa | lucillesmountaintopinn.com
Pike’s Peak Paradise, Woodland Park, CO
Around here they call autumn “Colorado’s golden hour” in honor of the beautiful aspens that turn a brilliant yellow every fall. This B&B, located in Woodland Park known as the City Above the Clouds, offers spectacular views of Pikes Peak and the surrounding one million acres of Pike National Forest. Suites have private bathrooms with hot tubs and private patios perfect for beginning and ending a day of outdoor activities surrounded by brilliant foliage in this scenic region.
More Info: Pike’s Peak Paradise | pikespeakparadise.com
Fall Vacations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York
The Rookwood Inn, Lenox, MA
Surrounded by the splendor of the Berkshire Mountains fall foliage, you’ll be right in the heart of fall festivals, fall parades and all things apple. Add a visit to the many farm stands in the area to the colorful getaway, then return to this Victorian inn for a cup of warm apple cider or a spot of tea.
More Info: The Rookwood Inn | rookwoodinn.com
1785 Inn, Intervale, NH
Located beside Mt Washington Valley’s Scenic Vista, the inn offers views over an intervale packed with colorful maples, oaks and pines with Mount Washington – the tallest peak in the Northeast – front and center. Innkeeper Charlie Mallar suggests taking in the view from the Adirondack Chair gallery set beside the inn’s award-winning gardens, or from the dining room with the scenic vista front and center.
More Info: 1785 Inn | the1785inn.com
Fun Weekend Getaways for Fall in North Carolina, Vermont and Washington
At Cumberland Falls B&B Inn, Asheville, NC
Just three miles from the famed Biltmore Estate and 15-minutes to the Blue Ridge Parkway – renowned for its scenic vistas – here’s one fall foliage destination that comes as no surprise. Book the Fall Flora and Fauna package here and you’ll be treated to an insider’s guide to exquisite fall colors. Innkeeper, David Teafatiller, a certified Blue Ridge Parkway Naturalist, provides guided hiking and driving tours on the Blue Ridge Parkway presenting a unique chance to learn about the area’s environs bathed in fall colors.
More Info: At Cumberland Falls B&B Inn | cumberlandfalls.com
West Hill House, Warren, VT
Nestled into the shadow of Sugarbush Resort, this inn is smack in the middle of Vermont’s renowned leaf-peeping territory. Not only will you enjoy seeing the leaves, you can save on your stay when you can take part in raking them if you opt for the inn’s famous “leak raving” package offered after the leaves have fallen.
More Info: West Hill House | westhillbb.com
Carson Ridge Cabins, Carson, WA
Explore the splendor of the Columbia River Gorge foliage scene with these fabulous log cabins as your base, just 45 miles east of Portland, OR. Hiking, biking, white water rafting, not to mention wine tasting and microbreweries so close by make this the perfect fall destination for those with a taste for color.
More Info: Carson Ridge Cabins | carsonridgecabins.com
Birch Trail Resort B&B, Lac Du Flambeau, WI
Located in Wisconsin’s North Woods, this family friendly B&B offers a log cabin lodge or private cabins overlooking a pristine lake ringed with fall colors. Offering up countless ways to peep a leaf – from boats to bikes to hiking trails – the B&B is not only packed with scenic fall foliage but outdoor adventure offerings too. Don’t forget the fishing rod, anglers love this destination too.
Looking for the ideal fall wedding, anniversary or birthday gift? Give the gift of a travel with a bnbfinder gift card, honored at many of these inns and hundreds of others across America. To learn more about the bnbfinder gift card program and to search for inns and B&Bs worldwide, visit bnbfinder.com. Then, wake up someplace special.