There are numerous inns all across the US and Canada that offer top-notch hospitality and plenty of relaxing ways to enjoy a getaway, but did you also know that several of these B&B's inhabit some pretty intriguing architecture? From churches to railroad cars to tree houses, guests can stay and "play" at these repurposed properties for a one-of-a-kind experience.
Featherbed Railroad Bed & Breakfast Resort
History and hospitality are in motion at Featherbed Railroad Bed & Breakfast Resort in Nice, CA. Situated on the shore of Clear Lake in Northern California's Lake County, this rural property is a park-like setting of nine vintage railroad cabooses that feature thematic décor celebrating California's unique cultural heritage. Accommodations include luxurious Downlight featherbeds, in-room two-person Jacuzzi, cupola seating, outdoor private decks, mini fridges and much more. Guests can mix and mingle during breakfast at the historic Main Station, which houses the Grand Dining Hall and Gathering Place. The morning meal is made with locally sourced ingredients and sometimes includes dessert to top off the experience. The Featherbed Railroad Bed & Breakfast is just a short drive from 30 premium wineries, a variety of dining options, museums, antique stores, ecotourism attractions, golfing and day spas.
Vertical Horizons Treehouse Paradise
Guests indulge in the height of relaxation at Vertical Horizons Treehouse Paradise in Cave Junction, OR. In addition to breathtaking views of Southern Oregon these full-size, state-of-the-art tree houses are decorated in an innovative fashion and come complete with comfy beds and cozy decks where you can take in the beauty of nature firsthand. Located near the Redwood Forest, the Oregon Caves, the coastline and other notable local attractions, this B&B offers daily gourmet breakfasts that are prepared using fresh organic products - many of which are locally grown. The innkeepers can also accommodate special dietary needs. Some of the on-site activities include guided technical tree climbing (of course!), disk golf, fishing, crafts and volleyball. Area sights range from the Great Cats of the World Park and Ocean World to winery tours and tastings, among others.
Christopher's Bed & Breakfast
The former home of the Bellevue Christian Church, Christopher's Bed & Breakfast in Bellevue, KY is appropriately named after the Patron Saint of Travelers - and it has our blessing as a beautifully repurposed property! This stunning 19th-century house of worship was transformed, updated and restored into an elegant inn that features three sumptuous guestroom Jacuzzi suites. The two junior suites come complete with queen-size beds, stained-glass windows and private baths, while the gorgeous Governor's Suite radiates romance with its four-poster king-size bed, magnificent stained-glass window, cozy living room, two private "his and hers" half baths and shower, plus a two-person Jacuzzi. The inn is situated in the center of the Bellevue historic district, Taylor's Daughters, just one mile south of downtown Cincinnati near Newport and Covington, KY attractions and 20 minutes from Cincinnati Airport.