Bed and Breakfast Spas

How to Choose the best Bed & Breakfast Inn

As with any hotel lodging, you'll want to consider your location, location, location.  Are you interested in a rural experience with little traffic or urban noise?  Or, do you prefer to be walking distance to restaurants, theaters and museums?  One of the primary attractions of a B&B is the generally close proximity to neighborhoods of interest, often of historic interest, or with Inn owners who are familiar with the neighborhoods and local areas of interest.

You'll also want to consider whether you are comfortable in a converted residence with shared common areas and bath facilities, or, if you'd prefer the privacy of guest suites or cabanas on the grounds.   Are you traveling with a pet?  Ask if the Inn is pet friendly, and if so, what deposits are required.

You'll also want to inquire about meals.  Most B&B Inns offer a complimentary breakfast with your lodging. Some are self service continental (fruit, pastries, coffee and tea) while others prepare a fully cooked meal to order.  While some Inns are health oriented (vegetarian or fitness meals), most specialize in hearty comfort fare.  For that reason, special dietary  considerations should be communicated well in advance of your stay.

If the Inn is in a rural area, inquire if the kitchen offers ala carte evening meals, or has an open kitchen policy which means you may use it to cook meals in the evening.  If not, consider that you'll be relying on nearby restaurants (if any).

What are Bed and Breakfast Spas?

While some Inns may refer to their whirlpool tubs as having a "spa" -- we prefer our own distinction:  A spa located within a residential Inn or Lodge in which a guest is provided a private sleeping room and at least one meal (typically breakfast, although additional meals, tea service, or snacks are often be available) prepared and served on the premises.   Residential common areas are usually shared. The spa should not refer to a Jacuzzi or Whirlpool; it should be a dedicated room or outbuilding for spa and wellness services provided by a licensed professional. ©

As for Inns listing spa services, inquire if the on-site services are therapeutic (massage or skincare by licensed professionals), or are relaxation oriented (hot tubs, foot baths, aromatherapy).  If therapeutic services are offered, be sure to book as far in advance as possible.

Listed below are some of our favorite Bed and Breakfast Inns with spa and wellness services.   Also try a deep search by tag to view even more B&Bs with spa services.

Pearson’s Pond Inn – Juneau, Alaska

A mini-resort with spa treatments, yoga, adventure trips, weddings, honeymoons and romantic getaways in the beautiful landscape of Alaska.

The El Morocco Inn & Spa – Desert Hot Springs, California

A Moroccan inspired getaway. Soak in a natural hot mineral water pool and spa. Enjoy a daily complimentary continental breakfast, nightly happy hour, and massage services.

Casa Laguna Inn and Spa – Laguna Beach, California

Romantic rooms, suites and cottage, spa tubs, fireplaces, kitchenettes, heated pool, massage services.

Château du Sureau

Château du Sureau – Oakhurst, Yosemite, California

This luxury European Inn offers a full service spa, cooking school, and Full Board in the European style, with your breakfast, lunch and dinner included in your stay package.<

Blue Iguana Inn, Suites and Spa – Ojai, California

Charming rooms, suites, bungalows and vacation cottages, skincare, facials, massage, hand and foot treatments.

Emerald Iguana Inn & Spa – Ojai, California

Charming rooms, suites, bungalows and vacation cottages, skincare, facials, massage, hand and foot treatments.

The Lavender Inn & Spa – Ojai, California

On-site day spa, weddings, corporate retreats, culinary programs and classes, INNcourage, a 3 day retreat for women with or recovering from cancer, more.

Mountain Laurel Creek Inn & Spa – Dahlonega, Georgia

Oasis Spa at Mountain Laurel Creek Inn welcomes day and lodging guests. Pevonia Botanica skincare, massage, and reflexology.

Light Center Retreat – Baldwin City, Kansas

Non-profit, holistic healing center and natural sanctuary for retreats and workshops. Outdoor hiking, yoga, camping, labyrinth walk, massage, healing garden and fire pits. Juice fasting retreats and sacred dance, ceremonies.

Elk Forge Inn and Retreat – Elk Forge, Maryland

Five acres of beautiful woods, nature trail and gardens. Numerous amenities, on-site Day Spa offering massage, skincare, body wraps, polishes.

Five Gables Inn & Spa – St. Michaels, Maryland

Historic charm, indoor pool, sauna and steam room, on-site spa with full range of treatments. Pet Friendly.

The Manor on Golden Pond – New Hampshire

Sweeping vistas overlooking Squam Lake, of Golden Pond fame. Seasons Spa is ideally situated on-property to provide both privacy and spectacular views.

Wilbraham Mansion – Cape May, New Jersey

The Wilbraham Mansion offers comfort, massage and aesthetic spa services, and, our large indoor heated pool represents an amenity no other Cape May, New Jersey B&B can offer.

The Madeleine Inn – Santa Fe, New Mexico

The inn offers guests the Absolute Nirvana Spa, Tea Room & Gardens on the grounds of the Inn. After a full day of touring, what better way to relax than a rose petal bath in our granite tub, a fire glowing at the foot of the tub, or enjoy spa treatments and afternoon tea?

Ten Thousand Waves - Santa Fe, New Mexico

Ten Thousand Waves – Santa Fe, New Mexico

In the tradition of the Japanese “ryokan”, a few lucky guests are able to stay overnight at this Japanese inspired Onsen, with massage, bathing, and skincare.

Radiance Spa at Sweet Briar – Geneseo, New York

Historic hilltop mansion is an ideal setting for a restful weekend, rejuvenating retreat, or elegant event. Our spa and healing arts services are carefully designed to give you an experience of renewal, relaxation and repose.

GreatStone Castle – Sidney, Ohio

The GreatStone Castle Bed and Breakfast is ideal for spa retreats, intimate vacations, formal balls, banquets, weddings, receptions, parties, and corporate meetings.
Wentworth Mansion

Wentworth Mansion – Charleston, South Carolina

Set proudly in the heart of Historic Downtown Charleston, the Wentworth Mansion compound is a destination unto itself, one of the world’s finest and most unique hotels and an example of America’s Gilded Age.

Fredericksburg Herb Farm – Fredericksburg, Texas

Sunday Haus Cottages at the Farm let you relax in a comfortable garden environment; Nature’s Spa, a 5,000 square foot destination day spa with multiple treatment rooms.
Goodstone Farm

Goodstone Inn – Middleburg, Virginia

This stunning Inn, Farm, Restaurant and Spa sits on 265 acres of Virginia’s wine and horse country.

Creekside Resort & Spa – Greenville, West Virginia

Two hundred acres of natural beauty and peace – an oasis of tranquility. Make the most of your vacation by allowing the trained hands of our therapists to take away your stress and tension.

Pinehurst Inn & Spa – Bayfield, Wisconsin

Pinehurst Inn offers all elements for a perfect Bayfield bed and breakfast lodging experience — serene location, activities for mind and body, and soothing amenities to rejuvenate.

Heartwood Inn & Spa – Drumheller, Alberta, Canada

A charming inn just a few blocks from downtown Drumheller. Eight unique rooms and two private cottages. Full service spa with massage, facials, aesthetics, wraps, soaks and more.

Chez Shea Inn and Spa – Prince Edward Island, Canada

Spa 225 offers Seaflora products and therapies, treatment suites, relaxation rooms, tea station and lounge area.

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