17 Cozy Inns Around the U.S. Perfect for Your Next Getaway

What makes an inn, cottage, or bed and breakfast uniquely cozy? No matter the location, it’s the total opposite of a sprawling property with hundreds of rooms and a cookie-cutter aesthetic. These places instead have fewer rooms and a strong focus on highlighting their historic and architectural roots. With a slower pace and laid-back feel, activities might include afternoon tea, browsing titles in the library, or simply enjoying a glass of wine in the courtyard. Back in your room, a soaking tub or a crackling fireplace awaits. If you’re looking for a cozy place to stay for your next trip, here are 17 charming inns to choose from.

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Courtesy of Deer Path Inn

Checking into this historic 57-room property in a suburb north of Chicago feels like jetting over to England thanks to the Tudor-style architecture and afternoon tea service. All rooms feature a wet bar, so you can stay in and sip, but the inn’s White Hart Pub is also a great place to dine on bangers and mash, fish and chips, or shepherd’s pie. For more elevated dining, The English Room’s fare hits the spot, including Saturday and Sunday brunch.

Courtesy of The Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club

Tucked into this sprawling 429-acre ocean-front property on Cape Cod is the 90-room Nickerson Mansion, a Victorian-style villa built in 1907 and inducted into the Historic Hotels of America last year. Kick back in the mansion’s LaSalette Room, a library where a fireplace and book collection await. Mansion guests have access to the resort’s seven restaurants and five pool areas (two are indoors).

Kit Hogan/Seth Peterson Cottage

Is there anything cozier than bunking in accommodations designed by Frank Lloyd Wright? Overlooking Mirror Lake, and within Mirror Lake State Park, the 880-square-foot cottage built in 1959 features walls of windows in the living room and dining area, plus a full kitchen and a bedroom with a bath. Wright fans will swoon at built-in banquettes, a sloped roof, and a stone fireplace.

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When the Beach Isn’t Your Perfect Holiday

We have all noticed the photos of “fantastic” holidays. Photos of people collected in matching chambray shirts in the waves. Hammocks below evergreen trees. Glasses of wine tipped with historic cobblestones in the track record. But, which of these holidays is finest for you?

Like most things in lifetime, the finest trip for you depends on what you want out of that time. Below, I explain a several of the achievable goals you may possibly have and share what psychological science states about meeting people #vacationgoals.

Restore as a result of awe

Burnout and exhaustion are authentic for numerous individuals. The perception of having too a lot of issues to do and not plenty of time can basically direct to emotions of disconnectedness. Fairly than functions of support and link with people today, our thoughts are blunted and anything gets a drain. A holiday vacation that can help us see connections (even by yourself) and create perspective is a person that presents us a second to experience awe. Awe is a sweeping feeling that can acquire your breath absent. Emotion awe forces us to stage outdoors ourselves. It won’t require an unique place, while it is frequently affiliated with grand vistas like the Grand Canyon or famed landmarks, being between a faculty of swirling, silvery sardines on an IMAX monitor can build that feeling of question. For case in point, Kim Quinn’s lab at DePaul College has discovered that going to a science museum can create awe and thoughts of relationship (Price tag et al, 2021) No matter if a family vacation or staycation, if your intention is to reignite emotional engagement with the entire world, come across an opportunity to sense some goosebumps.

Reconnect with beloved types

At times holidays are about reconnecting and building intimacy with loved kinds. This can be romantic intimacy or platonic intimacy. To obtain this, feel past candlelit dinners and walks on the seashore. And, frankly, dining by candlelight is rough at my age (who can see the menu?) and sand is difficult on my plantar ankles. Alternatively, concentration on experiential intimacy. As explained

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