Best Pools To Escape To This Summer

Best Pools To Escape To This Summer

Arizona, Bed and Breakfast, Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington Select Registry – March 16, 2016

This summer, escape the heat somewhere you can truly relax. When you stay at a Select Registry bed and breakfast, inn, or small boutique hotel with a pool, no detail is left untouched. From the water temperature to the personalized service, everything will be exceptional so you can truly relax during your stay!


Plan your summer escape to one of the best pools you'll ever visit.


Soak Up The Texas Sun In Peace.

Where: Sage Hill Inn Above Onion Creek in Kyle, Texas

Located on 90 acres of Texas Hill Country, the Sage Hill Inn Above Onion Creek feels like it's miles away from big cities and loud noises. Surprisingly, it's only 25 minutes from Downtown Austin, Texas! Its peaceful atmosphere makes the Sage Hill Inn the perfect place to soak up the Texas sun.


The large pool deck features a 25 yard-long pool and a 14-person hot tub. If the sun is too much for you, the pool is partially shaded by large native oak trees! Spend the day relaxing at the pool or hike the grounds in the morning and cool off here later.



Escape To European Style Without Leaving The Country.


Where: Wedmore Place in Williamsburg, Virginia

If you can't make it to Europe, plan a trip to the Wedmore Place, a European-style country hotel situated on 300 acres of vineyards and pine forests. With each room dedicated to a different province in Europe, you'll quickly forget you're in Williamsburg, Virginia. Once you arrive, the friendly hotel staff will treat you to a glass of wine on the pool-side terrace!


The pool is located in the courtyard, right outside the lovely dining room. It's a quiet and relaxing spot to enjoy European luxury at its finest! Plan a stay during the summer months to take advantage of the pool, after a day spent at the nearby Williamsburg Winery.



Get On Island Time Down South.


Where: Island Cottage Oceanfront Villa Inn and Spa in Flagler Beach, Florida

Take your shoes off, relax by the pool, and lose track of time at the Island Cottage Oceanfront Villa Inn and Spa. This place is truly a secluded tropical paradise! Heated by solar power, the sparkling pool is inviting all year long.


If you want to sink your toes in the sand, this Key West style bed and breakfast also has a private beach! Flagler Beach is a quiet town under an hour away from historic St. Augustine. It's close enough for you to plan a day trip there and far enough away to avoid the crowds!


Cool Off By A Canyon.


Where: Canyon Villa Bed and Breakfast Inn of Sedona in Sedona, Arizona

There's something magical about the pool at the Canyon Villa Inn. The B&B's design and unique location capture the natural beauty of Sedona's world famous Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte, and its pool is no exception!


The scenery coupled with the high degree of personalized service makes this Sedona bed and breakfast top notch. Les Belch, the owner of the Canyon Villa Inn, makes it his personal mission to exceed his guests' expectations. If you'd like to take a dip in the scenic pool, he will make sure it is the perfect temperature for you!



Take A Dip Surrounded By History.


Where: Hoyt House Bed and Breakfast in Amelia Island, Florida

Old world elegance is the perfect way to describe the Hoyt House. The history is evident the minute you arrive at this 1905 Queen Anne mansion surrounded by 500-year-old oak trees! Its charming historic atmosphere is a sharp contrast to its surprisingly modern pool area.


Some guests say the Hoyt House has the best pool and garden area for a bed and breakfast. Relax in the heated pool or spend the evening enjoying the hot tub! There's also luxurious lounge chairs, umbrellas, shaded tables, and an old-fashioned gazebo, all inviting you to leave your worries somewhere else during your stay.



Lounge In The Lap Of Luxury.


Where: Cameo Heights Mansion in Touchet, Washington

It's hard not to be awed by the beauty of the Cameo Heights Mansion. This luxury bed and breakfast near Walla Walla is the perfect place to enjoy a serene country setting! Open May - October, the luxurious pool features a relaxing waterfall and excellent views of the orchards.


If the weather permits, spend the day sun tanning in the desert heat and stargazing at night from the hot tub! If it's too cold, there's always the fire pit where you can roast smores and drink wine.

Related: Best Places to Stargaze in the US



Sunbathe Like Scarlett O'Hara.

Where: Tara - A Country Inn in Clark, Pennsylvania

Inspired by the classic movie Gone With The Wind, Tara - A Country Inn brings old Southern charm and hospitality to Pennsylvania! Many of the rooms are named after characters from the movie; you can stay in Miss Melanie's room, Rhett's room, or even General Robert E. Lee's room if you'd like.


Tara also offers modern, luxurious amenities like a sauna and an indoor and outdoor pool! Its quiet country atmosphere is perfect for a relaxing getaway. Whether you choose the indoor or the outdoor pool, you'll always enjoy privacy in a peaceful setting!



Cool Off Like A True Conch.

Photo by Elizabeth Campbell Photography.


Where: The Conch House in Key West, Florida

There's no better way to truly see what life is like as a conch than at the Conch House! This meticulously restored home exudes Victorian charm in a tropical setting. The pool is easily accessible from every room and gets plenty of sunshine during the day!


Key West is known to be warm and humid so having a cool spot to retreat after a day of exploring in the heat is essential! The tropical grounds surrounding the pool are lush and well manicured. When you enter the pool area, you experience a relaxing oasis just steps away from shopping, restaurants, and other popular sites!



Sit Poolside In The Shenandoah Valley.


Where: The Inn at Vaucluse Spring in Stephens City, Virginia

Located on 44 scenic acres, the Inn at Vaucluse Spring is an idyllic place for nature lovers in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. From its views of the Blue Ridge Mountains to its lovely limestone spring, you'll never tire of the natural wonders you'll discover during your stay.


If you visit during the summertime, you can swim in the pool at the inn! The pool is surrounded by breathtaking views and an inviting landscape. If you'd like to stay close to the pool, book a stay in the Chumley Homeplace, a vintage 2-story walnut log house!



Swim Under Apple Trees.

Where: Applegate Inn Bed and Breakfast in Lee, Massachusetts

When you stay at the Applegate Inn, privacy is all yours on its six acres of groomed land! This Berkshires bed and breakfast is a short walk from historic Downtown Lee, so it's close enough for you to explore but far enough to enjoy some seclusion. Here, you'll find well-kept trails, apple trees, and a welcoming pool in case you need to cool off!


The Applegate Inn is your second home when you visit the Berkshires. So feel free to use the heated pool whenever you'd like during the warmer months! There's also two hammocks a few steps away that make the perfect spot to read or enjoy an afternoon nap after a dip in the pool.



Experience A Caribbean Oasis In Florida.

Where: Casa Grandview Historic Luxury Inn, Cottages and Suites in West Palm Beach, Florida

A true gem, there is nothing quite like the Casa Grandview Historic Luxury Inn, where luxurious amenities are coupled with exceptional family service in a Caribbean-like island atmosphere! West Palm Beach is a prime urban area in Florida and the Casa Grandview provides its guests with a tropical oasis only minutes away from shopping, dining, and exciting attractions.


There is not one but two refreshing pools where you can cool off after a day walking around in the Florida sun! One is freshwater and the other is salt water. Both are well kept and maintained, ensuring you experience complete relaxation during your stay at the Casa Grandview.



Trade The Big Cities For Some Peace and Quiet.


Where: Devonfield Inn in Lee, Massachusetts

Surrounded by colorful blooms, the pool at the Devonfield Inn exudes charm like the entire property! The inn is an elegant English-style country estate that overlooks a grand meadow shaded by graceful birch trees.


With 32 inviting acres of green grounds, this is the perfect place to get away from big cities like Manhattan and Boston during the warmer months! If you're in need of some relaxation, it's just 2.5 hours from Manhattan and 2 hours from Boston. The pool is open during the warmer months, so visit in the summertime to take advantage of this lovely spot!



Leave Your Worries Behind And Lounge Lakeside.

Where: Geneva On The Lake in Geneva, New York

It's hard not to love the scenic pool at Geneva On The Lake. Overlooking Seneca Lake, the pool is nothing short of incredible! While the scenery makes it one of the best pools in the country, its size will also amaze you. The pool is a grand total of 70 feet long!


Its pool is just one example of the grandeur of Geneva On The Lake. This Italianate mansion also features 10 acres of well-manicured grounds, gourmet cuisine, and an exceptional staff eager to make your stay memorable! If you'd like to go out on the lake, the resort also offers complimentary boat rides.



Get Pampered At A Piece Of Paradise.

Where: Port d'Hiver Bed and Breakfast in Melbourne Beach, Florida

There's so much to love at Port d'Hiver! This romantic Florida bed and breakfast is the perfect spot to enjoy an intimate getaway by the ocean. If you visit during Florida's 'cooler' months, its heated spa pool is quite a treasure!


The pool is centrally located on the property, with each of the four island-style buildings built close to it so it's easily accessible from every room. Located right across Ocean Avenue from the sparkling sea, the Port d'Hiver is truly a piece of paradise!



Swim In Southern Vermont Style.

Where: The Inn at Manchester in Manchester, Vermont

The Inn at Manchester in Southern Vermont is a gem for many reasons! From its inviting grounds to its family atmosphere, you'll always feel at home when you stay here. Since the 1940s, the inn has invited travelers to sit back and relax by its pool or in its rocking chairs during the summer months.


The pool is a refreshing place to cool off when the summer heat starts to set in. Around it you'll find comfortable lounge chairs and peaceful views of the property! If you'd like to be close to the pool, book a stay in the Carriage House, a historic building featuring four spacious suites. The Carriage House is located right behind the inn and beside the pool!



Take A Dip In Decadence.

Where: Noble Inns - Ogé and Carriage Houses in San Antonio, Texas

The decadent swimming pool at the Noble Inns is the perfect place to retreat after a day of exploring the local sights and sounds! The Noble Inns are located in the downtown King William Historic District of San Antonio, on the famous Riverwalk. When you stay here, you're just steps from the best restaurants, shops, and galleries!


The pool, like the rest of the Noble Inns, is elegant and luxurious. If you're looking for a peaceful spot with unmatched Southern Texas hospitality, consider visiting the Noble Inns this summer and enjoying its pool - no doubt one of the best pools in the country!



Which pool would you like to visit? Do you have any places you'd like to add to our list of best pools to escape to this summer?