– By Lauren O’NeillAh, the season of love. You know, you don’t have to go to Paris to find a romantic B & B this Valentine’s season. Snuggle up with that special someone at one of these local sweet spots. Your guide to Boston’s most romantic B & B’s is here just in the knick of time.
Rates: $125 – $455 depending on season
Prepare to be whisked away by The Clarendon Square Bed & Breakfast. This gem of a B & B is tucked away in Boston’s tres’ chic South End. Treat your special someone to charming, original historic touches while indulging in modern sophistication. Roof top hot tub with views of the city anyone? Yes, please. You will fall in love, with the B & B at least, the rest is up to you.
Rates: $95 – $225 depending on season
Have you been swept off your feet by the apple of your eye? Then why not go to the Chapel? No, not that sort of chapel, sheesh! La Cappella “The Chapel” Suites B & B was built in the 40’s as a small place of worship on historic North Street, in Boston’s oh-so-charming North End. It has since been converted to a B & B that is in a truly “sweet spot”, nestled between charming streets and wonderful food. Stroll through the North End’s narrow, winding streets, hand in hand and you’ll feel you have been transported to a quaint European village.
Rates: $250 – $550 depending on the season
If you’re significant other fantasizes about romance ala Pride & Prejudice, then a stay at the Charles Street Inn is a must. It’s a combination of the best of Victorian elegance with all the modern luxuries of the 21st century. If the February weather is too chilly to explore the whimsy of Beacon Hill, curl up together next a warm fire right in your own private room.
Rates: Start at $159 – check website for more details
Looking for a romantic retreat away from the hustle and bustle of city life, without actually having to go anywhere? Then The Bertram Inn in Brookline is the answer. Located two miles from the heart of the city (and one block from public transportation), you’re able to remain close to Boston while experiencing the tranquility that is The Bertram Inn. You’ll be greeted by a grand sweeping staircase, oak paneling, leaded windows, fireplaces and abundant gardens that create an ideal setting for a charming weekend for two.
If you’re looking to get a bit further out of town… and be pampered check out our guide to spa getaways. (link to spa getaways publishing 1.7.11)
Lauren is a Boston area transplant trying to figure out life in the city after graduating from art school.