22 Inns and B&Bs with Stunning Views of Fall Foliage

From Washington to Vermont, these inns are the best spots for a leaf-peeping trip.

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Maple Leaf Inn; Barnard, Vermont

The , which resembles an old-fashioned farmhouse, is located just north of in the countryside. While you'll love the beautiful views of the surrounding Green Mountains, it's the stunning 16 acres of vibrant birch trees that light up the landscape come early October that will really take your breath away.

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Mayor’s Mansion Inn; Chattanooga, Tennessee

The historic in is the perfect spot for folks hailing from , , , or . Visitors can choose to take in the foliage with a boat ride on the Tennessee River or with an autumnal train trip via the Tennessee Valley Railroad.

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Sherwood Inn; Skaneateles, New York

Visit the in the quaint village of , for the best waterside views of the foliage surrounding this small lake town. While you’re there, be sure to check out the nearby wineries, apple orchards, or take a kayak around the lake.

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The Inns of Aurora; Aurora, New York

About 70 miles from , offer two points of access for beautiful autumn colors. The first is to simply step out onto its terraces and verandas and behold the magnificent foliage surrounding Cayuga Lake. The second is to take a drive on the nearby Scenic Byway, a road that circumnavigates Cayuga, the longest of the state's glacial Finger Lakes.

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Berry Manor Inn; Rockland, Maine

Book a stay at during the first 10 days of October to catch the local leaves at their peak. Known for its homemade pies, the inn has its own "Pie Moms" who keep the guest pantry stocked with apple, blueberry, cherry, and raspberry pies.

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The Swag Country Inn; Waynesville, North Carolina

Forty miles west of , is your front-row ticket to autumn in the . Because accommodations here are all inclusive, meals are an event. Don't miss the hearty breakfast buffet, complete with cider-simmered oatmeal, or Thursday night's barbecue feast.

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Greystone Manor Bed & Breakfast; Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania

Late October through early November is the prime time for orange and copper treetops around the , a Victorian-style mansion just outside of downtown . When you're not leaf peeping, visit the nearby town of Strasburg to tour an Amish village or go for a buggy ride.

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Notchland Inn; Hart's Location, New Hampshire

The , nestled in the , is known for its extravagant four-course dinners (think: entrees like grapevine-skewered lamb kabobs and sage-cured roast pork loin). Dinners are normally served five nights a week but, lucky for you, the inn tacks on an extra night during foliage season.

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Big Cedar Lodge; Ridgedale, Missouri

A "wilderness resort" in the middle of the , was practically made for leaf peeping. Guests can hike, bike, or take guided horseback rides around the 800-acre parklike grounds. Don't miss the hearty, locally sourced, grilled meats and fish at the on-site eatery.

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The Inn at Riverbend; Pearisburg, Virginia

With rocking chair-adorned terraces overlooking the New River and the , the puts nature front and center. Its 13.5-acre property even includes an electric vehicle/Tesla charging station. Plan to visit from early to mid October, when Virginia leaves hit their peak.

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Old Edwards Inn; Highlands, North Carolina

Everything you want in a mountain getaway, nothing you don't: The boasts a spa, golf course, restaurants galore, and, probably most impressive, breathtaking views of the . If you visit between Oct. 15 and Nov. 15, don't miss the naturally occurring "Shadow of the Bear" at nearby .

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Rabbit Hill Inn; Lower Waterford, Vermont

Some parts of the historic date back to 1795, when served as a halfway point on the trade route from , to New England's harbor towns. (No wonder some say it's haunted!). Immerse yourself in autumn hues by taking one of the inn's trails to a riverside hike or participating in the region's annual on Sept. 23.

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The Lodge at Glendorn; Bradford, Pennsylvania

Located next to Pennsylvania's only national forest, the historic is the place to be for full fall-color immersion. Its 1,500-acre property in boasts a vast system of trails that's perfect for self-guided leaf peeping tours.

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Camden Harbour Inn; Camden, Maine

is a destination itself (see: its award-winning restaurant and amazing spa) but the 180-degree views—of the mountains, town, and —are the real star here. All one needs to do to get a dose of fall color is roll up the shades.

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Wildberry Lodge; Leicester, North Carolina

The granddaddy of all log "cabins," is made of whole-tree, craftsman-carved logs and features an enormous stone fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the majestic in . Relax in the great room, soak in the hot tub, or savor a mug of hot apple cider on the porch—all place the awe-inspiring autumn palette front and center.

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A Georgian Manor; Logan, Ohio

It's only fitting that has an equally grand property: namely, a waterfront parcel overlooking , adjacent to . Book your stay in early October, when colors hit fever pitch, for optimal leaf peeping.

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Christopher Place; Newport, Tennessee

is a favorite among couples for its romantic details, namely: its candlelit dining room, large fireplaces that encourage snuggling, and rooms overlooking the . Visit during mid-October to see the most intense crimson and copper shades outside your window.

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Meritage Meadows Inn; Redmond, Washington

It's only 20 miles outside of , but , surrounded by 14 acres of forested property, feels like a much more secluded getaway. After breakfast (don't miss the "Eggs Meritage") savor coffee and autumn colors from the porch. Want more intense fall shades? is 30 miles southeast, or take a day trip to , a two-hour drive.

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Franconia Inn; Franconia, New Hampshire

A destination in the since 1863, the is a veritable playground of outdoor activities. There's horseback riding, hiking, fishing, glider rides, and more on-site, so you can keep fall colors with eyesight all day, no matter what you're doing.

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Deerfield Inn; Deerfield, Massachusetts

Experience fall the way colonial Americans would have in . Considered "the best documented small town in America" by many, the historic village is surrounded by farmlands and forest, a pocket of civilization in rural Massachusetts. Stay at the , an establishment since 1884, for walkability to museums and a short drive to a Shaker village replica.

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Park Place Niagara Falls Bed & Breakfast; Ontario, Canada

You'd better get moving if you want to see the brightly hued leaves surrounding —foliage season in this neck of the woods peaks by late September. The Queen Anne Revival-style home, a designated historical landmark in Canada, is just two-and-a-half miles from .

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Brewster House Bed & Breakfast; Freeport, Maine

The fall season alone is gorgeous. But fall on the Maine coast? It's almost too much beauty. , in the coastal village of , puts all of that breathtaking scenery front and center. Add to that a breakfast of homemade granola, applewood smoked bacon, and brie quiche, and you've got a feast for the senses.

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