Local Bed and Breakfasts offer romance close to home

By Mansfield/Richland County CVB

January 17, 2012

AngelWoods Hideaway Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfasts and Romance go hand in hand.
February is the month of love and the Mansfield area showcases some options that will put anyone in the mood. Looking for something different, and nearby, in a weekend getaway?  You can create the enchantment with a romantic night at one of Mansfield’s locally owned and operated bed and breakfasts.

For those interested in a more historic setting of romance, The Old Stone House Bed and Breakfast is a Greek Revival residence, built in 1837. The house is the largest and best preserved pre-Civil war sandstone house in Richland County. The décor is charming and casual, reminiscent of simpler times, yet is appointed with all the modern amenities. The Old Summer House Bed and Breakfast also has a rich history dating back to the early 1800’s. Family heirlooms and antiques are scattered throughout the house lending an air of the period while treating its guests to luscious whirlpool tubs and robes and homemade jams, jellies and the owner’s famous grape punch.

The area truly has something for everyone. If you prefer total privacy, and want it all to yourself, Blue Bird Cottage Bed and Breakfast is for you. Separate from the owner’s residence, you won’t even have to get dressed in the morning for breakfast. The kitchen is stocked with all the ingredients for a healthy breakfast. A perfect little love nest.

If you enjoy a more contemporary setting, The Gathering Place is perfect. In the midst of nine woodland acres, multilevel decks overlook nature’s gifts. Colors are soothing and bedrooms all have memory foam mattresses guaranteeing a good night’s sleep. You can also indulge in a sensual treat. Massage and Reiki are available by appointment.

Named after the movie Somewhere in Time, Somewhere in Time Bed and Breakfast entices you to recreate your own story of timeless romance. This cozy turn of the century house is staged for lovers. The residence is filled with antiques and bedrooms with names like, The Blue Rose Room, Coming Spring, and The Magnolia. You can arrange for a romantic gift basket ahead of time and even enjoy an intimate breakfast in bed in the morning.

Right around the corner from Malabar Farms rests AngelWoods Hideaway Bed and Breakfast, a lovely brick and cedar home nestled in the heart of Pleasant Valley on 46 beautifully landscaped acres.. Angels will smile on your weekend rendezvous as you enjoy suites with a Jacuzzi tub for two, wood burning fireplaces, canopy beds, and optional 5-course dinner.  Amenities such as massages, roses, cards, and CD’s of mood music are also available. This Malabar Farm area is the sacred ground for the wedding of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.

What could more fitting than a romantic candlelit dinner, calling forth the spirits of these two celebrity love birds, to add a special element of enchantment to your evening. Malabar Farm Restaurant is right around the corner from AngelWoods. This historic restaurant, formerly a stage coach stop,  takes pride in offering French cuisine prepared in the traditional manner of the French country household. Fresh from the farm vegetables, creamy sauces and other delectable ingredients adorn the selection of beef, chicken and fish dishes. Save a little space for their decadent Crème Brulee. Feeding each other from one spoon is acceptable here. Vive amour!

All of these bed and breakfasts provide great spots for a retreat, scrapbooking weekend, or just a girl’s weekend away, as well as romantic options. Romantic Packages for Valentine’s Day, anniversary’s or a special birthday start at $114.95 and many include breakfast and dinner. Complete information on your weekend ideas to all of these accommodations and restaurant are available at www.MansfieldTourism.com Check out our Deals section for great packages and deals. You may also call the Mansfield/Richland County Convention & Visitors Bureau at (800) 642-8282 for a free Visitors Guide.

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