5 Winter Getaways To Keep You Toasty

5 Winter Getaways To Keep You Toasty

Bed and Breakfast Select Registry – December 10, 2015

With the holidays rapidly approaching, you may not be thinking about a romantic winter getaway... but this the perfect time to plan a relaxing, post-holiday weekend winter getaway to recover from all the Christmas craziness! These 5, cozy, romantic B&Bs, inns, and small hotels will help you relax, and keep toasty this winter. Read on to explore their inviting fireplaces, and learn average area temperatures and interesting things to do in these winter getaway areas.    

Let's travel back in time to the romantic South.


When you stay at the Ballastone Inn in Savannah, Georgia, you get a glimpse of what life was like in the past. The unique fireplaces and elegant drapes belong in Scarlett O'Hara's time. The sweet Southern atmosphere creates a romantic escape back in time for guests. In total, the Ballastone Inn has eleven unique fireplaces that are bound to keep you toasty. All of the inn's fireplaces are custom gas coal sets built by Grate Fires. The fireplaces add an elegant touch to this historic home, which dates back to the early 1800s.  

Winter temperatures in Savannah, GA

Savannah, Georgia is a perfect destination for travelers seeking a mild winter getaway. During the winter, the average temperature falls between 40 and 60 degrees °F. While you may not see any snow, you'll still get a taste of what cooler weather is like down South. Depending on your tolerance for the cold, you may only need a light winter jacket.

What to do in Savannah, GA

If the sun is out, plan on sightseeing in Savannah! Luckily, the Ballastone Inn is located in the center of Savannah’s charming Historic District, so you're only a short walk away from the city's shops, restaurants, and other treasures.      

Immerse yourself in big city style up North.


The Guesthouse Hotel is an urban chic, small boutique hotel in the middle of the lively city of Chicago, Illinois. The hotel's decor is reflective of its location: simply modern, yet elegant. Minimal color schemes, antique and new age details will transform any traveler into a natural born city-goer, if only for a weekend.

Winter temperatures in Chicago, IL

Unlike the South, Chicago winters are for travelers looking for serious winter getaways. Typical lows dip into the teens while highs remain in the 20s and 30s degree °F. There will definitely be plenty of ice and snow so bring your heaviest winter coat to keep yourself toasty.

What to do in Chicago, IL

The Guesthouse hotel is as eclectic and interesting as the city of Chicago itself. If you can handle the cold weather, it's the perfect winter destination for someone looking to experience a big city in an intimate and uber chic surrounding. No car needed; you can walk to charming family owned boutiques, antique shops and some of Chicago's best restaurants, cafes, and pubs. After a chilly day exploring in the snow, you'll be glad to get toasty by one of the Guesthouse Hotel's unique fireplaces.      

Seek out mountain style in the sand.


For travelers seeking light winter getaways full of nature activities, look no further than the Lodge on Little St. Simons Island in Georgia. Guests claim every aspect of the lodge is a nature lover's paradise. Like the unique, antler-adorned fireplace pictured above, the rest of interior design was inspired by the great outdoors. The lodge's rustic decor and abundance of outdoor activities earned it the #5 spot on Rethink:Rural's 10 great places to go "glamping" in the South.  

Winter temperatures in Little St. Simons Island, GA

Just about two hours away from Savannah, Little St. Simons Island enjoys mild winters common to the Southeast. Typically, December and January temperatures in Georgia fall between 40 and 60 degrees °F; with a few extra 'cold' and hot days scattered in between. If you want to escape the harsh winter temperatures up north, the Southeast is the perfect destination for warm winter getaways.

What to do in Little St. Simons Island, GA

Surrounding the Lodge on Little St. Simons Island are pristine beaches with plenty of outdoor adventures available like birding, boating, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, bicycling, interpretive tours, beach combing, fishing, and swimming. The great thing about the Lodge on Little St. Simons Island is how private it is. No more than 32 guests can stay at the lodge at any given time! With seven miles of shell-lined beaches, you have the freedom to enjoy a quiet getaway or interact with other guests as you please.      

Relax in rich history fit for F. Scott Fitzgerald.


The elaborate decor of the Great Oak Manor in Chestertown, Maryland is a tribute to the property's rich history. Originally built in 1938, the Great Oak Manor was once the county’s finest sportsmen’s club, the Great Oak Farm & Lodge. It was later converted into the luxurious bed and breakfast that it is today. From gold-framed portraits hung above the fireplace to its walled garden surrounded by 65-year-old boxwoods, it's the perfect place for romantic winter getaways.

Winter temperatures in Chestertown, MD

Winter temperatures in Chestertown, Maryland typically range from lows in the 20s and highs in the 50s degree °F. Maryland is known to have beautiful white snow covered winters so make sure to pack those snow boots.

What to do in Chestertown, MD

There are plenty of things to do in Chestertown, Maryland all year long. Luckily for wine lovers, the Great Oak Manor is located in the middle of the Chesapeake Wine Trail so there are several wineries nearby. If you love to shop, there are a plethora of antique shops in Kent county. See the full list of antique shops here.      

Get cozy New England style.


The Brook Farm Inn Bed & Breakfast in Lenox (Berkshires), Massachusetts is the epitome of cozy. Imagine keeping toasty by a warm fire, with a plate of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and a cup of tea, while snow falls outside. This bed and breakfast has all of the antique details you'd expect in a New England Victorian home from the 1880s. The homey decor adds to the area's overall cozy feeling during the winter months.

Winter temperatures in Lenox, MA

Temperatures in the winter months in Lenox, Massachusetts fall between the teens and the low 30s degree °F. Pack your warmest layers and don't forget your chapstick!

What to do in Lenox, MA

During the winter, locals and tourists in Lenox, Massachusetts enjoy skiing and snowshoeing. If you'd prefer a warmer and less strenuous activity, the Brook Farm Inn Bed and Breakfast is located less than a mile from the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Tanglewood in Stockbridge.

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