Three Romantic Bed & Breakfasts

From urban escapes in Dublin and Brooklyn to country quirky in Ontario, check in to one of these dreamy B&Bs 

The Urban Cowboy

Full of personality and devoid of doilies, these B&Bs make the most romantic of out-of-town love nests. We went all over the map—literally—to find the perfect spots for poets, wine-lovers and free spirits.

Angeline’s Inn, Ontario 

In Bloomfield, Ont., in the heart of Prince Edward County’s wine country, couples can revel in the labour of love that is Angeline’s Inn. This 16-room, family-owned inn was transformed by its 20-something co-owner Alexandre Fida—who studied interior design in Florence and Toronto—with a blend of local thrift store curiosities, antiques rescued from yard sales and artworks curated from the community’s painters and sculptors. For extra privacy, you can book one of the properties set apart from the main house: a high-ceilinged coach house loft with mezzanine, a recently transplanted 19th-century log cabin or a cozy alpine chalet. The buffet breakfast showcases Prince Edward County’s local bounty—think sticky black pepper molasses bacon, crispy hash browns and scrambled eggs with fresh herbs. 

Number 31, Dublin

“When I die, Dublin will be written into my heart,” wrote James Joyce. Write Ireland’s capital into your love story with Number 31 as home base. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright student Sam Stephenson, this Dublin guesthouse, tucked away on a peaceful lane, lets the lovestruck evade nearby city-centre bustle. While Number 31 is steps from St. Stephen’s Green, the property’s lush garden is an Eden in its own right. You’ll feel like spoiled houseguests in the pretty Georgian townhouse or the adjoined modernist mews with their mid-century modern art-filled suites and sunken lounge with funky black leather sofas around an open fire. For breakfast, feast on homemade soda bread, jams, glistening Irish sausages or traditional kippers with hot-off-the-skillet potato cakes.

The Urban Cowboy, Brooklyn

Adventurous urbanites check into The Urban Cowboy in Brooklyn. This Williamsburg townhouse, with its exposed joists and brick walls and its weathered wide-plank floors, has been decked out with pioneer essentials such as a potbelly stove, Adirondack wooden bed frames and cozy Native American blankets. While each of the five rooms has its unique charms, the Lion Master Den with pillowtop king bed and overhead rain shower is geared more toward luxe-lovers, while the Kanoono Cabin, with its antler chandelier and wood-panelled walls, will appeal to happy-camper types. A hot tub in the backyard means more chance to unwind à deux. At breakfast time, guests congregate on the parlour floor for strong coffee, freshly baked pastries and artisan bagels.