There is something about staying at a bed and breakfast that adds to the charm of a vacation in the South. Bed and breakfasts preserve more history and delicate architecture than most mainstay hotels.
Whether you're looking for romance, historic ties, adventure or a place to revitalize, we've found 10 charming bed and breakfasts in the south to escape the hustle of everyday life.
Urban Cowboy - Nashville, Tenn.
The Urban Cowboy originated in New York. It's Nashville location opened in 2016 and is situated in the ever-growing area of East Nashville. This bed and breakfast thrives on relationships and connection. That's why in addition to eight uniquely decorated suites, the Victorian style mansion also has two main rooms to hang out.
The Urban Cowboy Bed and Breakfast is open only to guests, but Urban Cowboy's Public House is for anyone to enjoy craft cocktails and fine dining.
Magnolia House - Waco, Texas
Chip and Joanna Gaines transformed the historic Magnolia House into a bed and breakfast vacation rental as part of their Fixer Upper Christmas special. Since then, it has won the hearts of America and books up quite far in advance. The Magnolia House Bed and Breakfast is just a short walk to the alluring downtown Main Street of McGregor, Texas.
Inside, those lucky enough to stay, will enjoy relaxing in pieces directly from Joanna Gaines' furniture collection. The Magnolia House accommodates eight with five beds, two baths and a full kitchen. Inspiration for each room came directly from Chip and Joanna's own farmhouse. Guests can check availability through the Magnolia Market website.
The Gastonian - Savannah, Ga.
The Gastonian is an award winning boutique bed and breakfast. All rooms in this breakfast inn feature lavish decor along with private baths. In each private bath guests will find either a whirlpool tub, clawfoot tub or walk-in shower.
The Gastonian is made up of two historic homes and is inspired by Italy's charismatic architecture. It is known as one of Savannah's most popular places for a romantic getaway. Guests can enjoy a gourmet breakfast each morning in the dining room or in the privacy of their own room. The inn also offers afternoon wine and Hors d'oeuvres as well as evening dessert and coffee.
Black Walnut Bed & Breakfast - Asheville, N.C.
The Black Walnut Bed & Breakfast feels miles away from city life, but is located only a half mile from downtown Asheville. Eight guest rooms make up this English style inn. The two rooms in the Carriage House welcome furry friends along for your visit. All but one guest room has the ambiance of a working fireplace.
The Black Walnut Bed & Breakfast preserves its historic feel while offering the modern amenities of air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Asheville's popular Biltmore Estate is right down the road. A fun fact, Richard Sharp-Smith, the supervising architect of the Biltmore Estate is the designer of The Black Walnut Bed & Breakfast.
Wentworth Mansion - Charleston, S.C.
Located downtown in Charleston's historic district, each of Wentworth Mansion's 21 rooms holds its own unique style and appeal. Guests will experience lavish features such as marble fireplaces, crystal chandeliers, spacious suites and private baths with a two-person whirlpool tub.
The mansion offers complimentary robes, king size beds and flat screen TV's. For breakfast each morning guests can head to the gardens behind the mansion for a delicious, homemade meal at the Circa 1886 restaurant.
L'Auberge Provençale - White Post, Va.
L'Auberge Provençale emulates the French Countryside while staying right here in the United States. This bed and breakfast offers the ultimate romantic experience in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
There are 11 guest rooms and suites on the main property that offer everything from fireplaces and soaking tubs to lounge areas and aromatherapy steam showers. Guests can enjoy breakfast daily in the sun room and walk among the grounds many gardens. Off property activities nearby include wineries, golf, spas and shopping.
1896 O'Malley House - New Orleans, La.
This colonial revival sits minutes from some of New Orleans main attractions. The Mid-City location of the 1896 O'Malley House draws those who wish to experience Mardi Gras, music festivals, city dining, cultural events and more. Guests can find the city's French Quarter, City Park or Garden District by hopping in a street car for a short 15-20 minute ride.
At night you will find comfort in one of 8 guest rooms. All rooms have private bathrooms and stunning hardwood floors. Breakfast offers a different hot entree every morning. Every meal is home-cooked and all are served in front of a gorgeous fireplace at an antique dining table.
Beaufort House Inn - Asheville, N.C.
The Beaufort House Inn sits on 1 1/2 acres and is only a short walk to downtown Asheville. Whenever possible, the Inn strives to serve fresh organic farm ingredients at their morning candle-lit breakfasts. Each morning, they alternate between sweet and savory options to please every palate.
Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this B&B offers the perfect setting for a romantic getaway. Enhance any stay in one of 11 rooms with special package options which include gourmet chocolates, champagne, flower arrangements and more.
The Twelve Oaks - Covington, Ga.
The Twelve Oaks Bed & Breakfast is an 11,000 sq. ft mansion that exemplifies 19th Century antebellum architecture. Twelve Oaks was built in 1836 and served as inspiration for the movie Gone With The Wind.
All eight rooms offer plush amenities such as wireless internet, flat panel TVs and remote control fireplaces as well as Egyptian cotton sheets. If you're looking for ultimate luxury, stay in Katherine's Mirror Image Grand Suite, which features an antique 1800's ribcage shower.
Olivia Mansion - Sequin, Texas
This Victorian gem is in downtown Sequin, which is about 40 miles from San Antonio. Olivia Mansion preserves its historic charm while still offering a contemporary flare. The mansion's six guest suites offer different amenities such as poster beds, whirlpool tubs, sitting areas and fireplaces.
Enjoy breakfast every morning in one of the downstairs parlors. Nearby activities include tubing, historical sites, shopping and sight-seeing.