Getting away from it all means finding the perfect setting in which you can remove yourself from the cares of the world. At Select Registry, our mission is to provide you with a myriad of options that will captivate and lure you to just the right place where you can truly be yourself. Of course it is not essential that your dining experience happen within the walls of the inn or bed & breakfast that you choose, but it is certainly an extra bonus when one offers a restaurant that scintillates your taste buds. The following are just a few of our top choices for a culinary experience that will having you feeling like you’re eating grandma’s special dish.
Between Tallulah Falls and Clarkesville, this historic Georgia bed and breakfast offers fine dining on its sumptuous 17 acres bordered by the Chattahoochee Forest. Whether you are going for a romantic getaway, a business retreat, or a vacation with the family, you will enjoy the lovely period antiques in every room and all the amenities you can imagine. Recognized as one of Georgia’s top dining destinations since 2004 by Georgia Trend Magazine, the Inn’s restaurant is available for guests and open to the public most evenings for dinner by reservation. Serving American Continental cuisine with a Southern flair, you will be dining among heart pine-paneled walls and stacked stone fireplaces that create a rustically elegant ambiance just right for any occasion. As an overnight guest, each morning greets you with a complementary breakfast that includes a freshly prepared hot entrée, fresh fruit, gourmet coffee, freshly squeezed juice, homemade granola, low fat yogurt and homemade baked goods. For dinner, you have the pleasure of a truly unique menu, with signature dishes such as Sautéed Jumbo Shrimp with peppers and Andouille sausage in a smoked tomato sauce served with fried Parmesan Grit Cake, herb encrusted New Zealand Rack of Lamb with jalapeno mint sauce, maple-whipped sweet potatoes and fresh green beans, excellent seafood dishes, and more. Executive chef Bill Wilder graduated with honors from Cordon Bleu in 2005 after working in every facet of the restaurant business. Always advancing his culinary skills, his expertise awaits you for a fine dining experience during your vacation getaway.
Just 30 miles west of Asheville in Appalachian high country, this Waynesville, North Carolina inn provides an intimate glimpse into a perfect natural, luxury resort. With the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at its border, you will enjoy guest rooms and private cabins decorated with early American rustic antiques, original artwork, and wood burning fireplaces. The gorgeous rustic wood interiors are warm and inviting, especially for a getaway during the winter months where you want to be cozy. Guests enjoy complimentary breakfasts that include cider-simmered oatmeal, home baked breads, fresh juices, pancakes, omelets, waffles, and pastries. Enjoy the Wednesday chef’s gourmet picnic at noon and the delicious brunch on Sundays. If you’re taking the day to explore, the inn provides an insulated thermal backpack for hikers or a wooden picnic hamper for a sumptuous packed lunch closer to the Inn. Dinner at the inn is elegant, relaxed, and informal. Sit at a table for two, with friends, or at a larger table to mingle with other guests in the candlelit dining room. If you aren’t staying overnight, you can reserve a table for dinner and enjoy a gourmet meal comprised of a four-course dinner including vegetarian options. Some of the menu options are Grilled Lamb Chops with French green lentils, pole beans, and Sherry Jus Lie; Swag style Pot Roast wrapped in Chard with rutabaga puree; and Halibut with fennel puree. Make sure you leave room for a mouthwatering dessert such as Chocolate Lava Cake with Chantilly Cream or the Apple and Raisin Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel.
Operating since 1945, this romantic, private, and refined hotel is located in Ayer’s Cliff, Quebec. On a 12-acre peninsula with English gardens, centuries old pines, a full service spa that includes four-season outdoor Jacuzzi tub, and a private beach, you can book a room, suite, or cottage to take full advantage of this glorious site. Only 20 minutes north of the Canadian/US border via Interstate 91, many guests and visitors come for the outstanding cuisine offered in the hotel’s Victorian dining room or lakeside terrace where they can enjoy alfresco dining during the warmer months. Winning the CAA/AAA Four Diamond award for cuisine, the restaurant features local ingredients that change with the season. With a passion for cooking and creating, the chef is dedicated to a menu that is a mix of international and French dishes with regional highlights that are mostly provided by local farmers and suppliers. Vintage wines complete the atmosphere, along with beautiful sterling silverware and live piano music that creates the perfect atmosphere for a sumptuous and relaxing dinner.
In Erwinna, Pennsylvania where the setting is magical and inviting, this lovely Buck’s County inn is beautifully situated between the Delaware River and Canal. With exposed stone walls and beamed ceilings, it is listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. Only one hour and fifteen minutes from New York City and Philadelphia, the inn has been family owned and operated for more than 26 years.Known for providing the ultimate in comfort and hospitality, the inn’s restaurant is a perfect example of the owner’s attention to detail. Chefs Blake Faure and Jon Ramsay are passionate about serving the best of local foods in a natural and seasonal menu supplied by local farmers, suppliers, and artisans. As the daughter of Michel, the family patriarch, Blake has worked at his side for many years, ultimately receiving her culinary degree from Le Cordon Bleu in 2004. Offering Classic French cuisine for more than 20 years, the current menu now combines the traditional menu with New American recipes in order to reflect the bounty of the area. Special diets are respected and vegetarian options are provided.
Caribbean Court Boutique Hotel
Tranquil Southern hospitality is what you will find at Vero Beach’s barrier island hotel nestled into a lush landscape that invites you to forget about everything but the moment. Rooms decorated with antiques, hand-painted tiles, and original art are what you will find, in addition to all the amenities, including a deliciously heated pool. Pet friendly, with rooms to accommodate your four-legged friend, the hotel is ideal for a winter getaway, whether it is for romance or family enjoyment. A deluxe, complimentary, continental breakfast awaits you each morning, and in the evening you are in for a wonderful treat at the Maison Martinique with its French- and Caribbean-inspired menu. The restaurant offers three dining areas, each with a different ambiance. Choose the Bamboo Room for an old Caribbean feel, complete with bamboo ceiling, hanging chandeliers, marble fireplace, tropical foliage, and old style wooden shutters. If you want something more intimate, there is the Shell Room seating 30 people. Here you have one-of-a-kind shell lighting adorned with sea life, shells, and coral throughout the room and along the fireplace, along with sliding doors for privacy if you need it. Then there are the white leather booths for cozy comfort perfect for creating a chic and intimate ambiance. You can also dine in one of two alfresco areas on the back patio with its large umbrellas and the fountain or on the poolside patio looking out over the turtle-bottomed pool and beautiful gardens.
To learn more about these and other inns around the country who will keep you well fed with skill during the cold winter months, contact Select Registry today!