Whether you plan to whisk your honey away on February 14 (a Thursday in 2013) or delight your sweetie with a future trip to anticipate, these charming inns provide romantic accommodations throughout the year.
41 Elm St., Camden, Maine
207-236-4259 or 800-788-4823
What makes the Hartstone Inn a B&B with Heart? Innkeepers Mary Jo and Michael Salmon say: "Built in 1835, our Mansard-style Victorian Inn offers an enchanting hideaway in the heart of Camden. For the romantic at heart, the Hartstone features rooms with canopy beds, wood burning fireplaces, old-fashioned soaking tubs, luxurious designer bedding and the exquisite cuisine of our international award-winning chef. Five-course, candlelit dinners are served in our elegantly appointed dining room with fine china and crystal."
Route 302, Hart's Location, New Hampshire
603-374-6131 or 800-866-6131
Never heard of Hart's Location, New Hampshire? I hadn't either until I heard about Notchland Inn, an 1860s-era granite mansion in this town with the romantic name. Surprise your sweetie by booking a late winter or early spring getaway. Innkeepers Ed Butler and Les Schoof offer this description of the inn's romantic possibilities: "Schussing together through quiet, snowy woods. Hiking to dramatic falls or secluded swimming holes. Seeking out that perfect antique for the home you share. Dining on wonderful food at a private, softly lit, table for two. Relaxing in front of the wood-burning fireplace in your room while snow falls softly or summer stars light up the night. Getting married in front of 50 friends and family or with just the two of you and Innkeeper/Justice of the Peace Ed Butler in the sight of the majestic White Mountains. Notchland is the 'Heart's Location' for hundreds of romantic occasions all year long."
Hartwell House Inn
312 Shore Road, Ogunquit, Maine
207-646-7210 or 800-235-8883
"We have a charming and warm inn, the perfect place to spend an intimate, quiet weekend with your loved one," says Innkeeper Danette Kerrigan. Hartwell House Inn is located just a short walk from Maine's rugged coast and close to the heart of all of Ogunquit's shopping and dining enticements.
Other B&Bs with "Heart"
1474 Profile Road
Franconia, New Hampshire
603-823-7761 or 800-356-3802
Surrounded by panoramic views of the majestic White Mountains, this 18-room inn listed on the National Register of Historic Places is a cozy place for a romantic getaway.
Valentine's Guest House
88 Commercial Street
The Valentine family has owned this peaceful Cape Cod B&B since 1910.
Cape Cod Claddagh Inn Bed & Breakfast (Check Rates at Kayak.com)
77 Main St., Route 28
West Harwich, Massachusetts
This Cape Cod B&B is reminiscent of a small Irish manor and is decorated with antiques, lace curtains and other romantic touches.
The Brass Heart Inn
88 Philbrick Neighborhood Road
Chocorua, New Hampshire
603-323-7766 or 800-833-9509
This country inn on 23 private acres offers a choice of 12 suites and rooms and five private little cottages.
Heart of the Village Inn
5347 Shelburne Rd.
802-985-9060 or 866-985-9060
This 1886 Queen Anne Victorian B&B features five inn rooms and four carriage barn rooms and serves breakfasts featuring fresh Vermont ingredients.