Wintertime B&Bs

January 6, 2016
Wintertime B&Bs

Warm up your Cleveland trip at a toasty bed-and-breakfast

Danielle Frezza

Nothing warms a winter chill like a cozy Bed & Breakfast getaway. The Cleveland area offers an eclectic mix of welcoming and intriguing abodes perfect for this time of year. Here are four great options perfect for a snowy stay:

The Brownstone Inn Downtown
The Brownstone Inn, on East Prospect Avenue, is a Cleveland landmark. Built in 1874, the beautifully-furnished four-story townhouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is only one mile from Downtown, so it is perfect for visitors planning to visit Downtown sites like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or take in a show at Playhouse Square. This facility also offers city tours.

Accommodations include Wi-Fi, central air, a full kitchenette, quiet common areas, and robes in each room. For more information, click here.

Emerald Necklace Inn Bed & Breakfast
One way to warm up this winter to book a weekend at the Emerald Necklace Inn, where their specialty is hot tea. The inn offers a tea room for parties or for taking tea-tasting classes, where guests can “learn about loose leaf tea, tea accessories, the healthy benefits of tea, and how to brew a perfect pot.”

In addition to tea fanatics, the Emerald Necklace Inn has cozy Victorian-era suites designed for romantic getaways. All suites feature either a queen or king-sized bed, private lavatory, large bathtub, and fireplace heater. There are several couples’ packages available to make the perfect weekend. For more information and to book a reservation, click here.

Georgian Manor Inn
If you're looking for a true winter getaway, consider the Georgian Manor Inn in Norwalk, near Sandusky -- a perfect retreat if you're trying to escape the cold at one of the many area indoor waterparks, including Great Wolf Lodge and Kalahari. A 14-time recipient of the prestigious AAA four-diamond lodging award, the 110-year-old Georgian Manor Inn has four guest rooms with private bathrooms, two porches, two patios, and five public rooms including the living room, where you can enjoy a cup of tea by the fireplace. Take a look here.

Silver Fern Bed & Breakfast
In Peninsula (30 minutes south of Downtown via I-77), Gary and Deb Buckley run Silver Fern Bed & Breakfast, a charming 1874 retreat surrounded by the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The home, inspired by Maori culture and folklore, offers three rooms with queen-sized beds, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and private bathrooms at special winter rates.

After spending time hiking and sledding in the park, guests can return to Silver Fern to warm up in the parlor with a TV and music sound bar. The inn also provides a gourmet-style breakfast menu, including brioche French toast, quail eggs and prosciutto, and asparagus gruyere frittata.

To take a closer look at Silver Fern and the packages offered, click here.

Washington Place Bistro & Inn
Located in the heart of the historic Little Italy neighborhood, this modern and comfortable inn provides the prime spot to experience authentic Italian traditions in Cleveland. Amenities include complimentary breakfast and brunch, on-site parking, Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and contemporary furnishing with private bathrooms and glass showers.

Aside from the shopping, dining, and art galleries, University Circle is just minutes away, making Washington Place Inn the perfect lodging for a Cleveland visit rich in education and culture. To book your stay, click here.

For more information on Little Italy attractions, click here. University Circle is home to the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, and the Cleveland Orchestra. For countless other attractions, including ice skating at Wade Oval, click here.

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