Need Help with Your Marriage Proposal this Valentine's Day? A Weekend Getaway to One of Our 10 Best Romantic Bed and Breakfasts will Help Her Say "Yes!"

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American Historic Inns Annual List of "Top 10 Romantic Bed and Breakfasts" are Great Travel Getaways to Pop the Question just in time for Valentines Day proposals. Innkeepers share real-life proposals to kick-start your own unique wedding proposal.

American Historic Inns, Inc., publisher of more than 2.5 million bed & breakfast guidebooks, and companion Web site has announced the "Top 10 Romantic Bed and Breakfast."

Grooms-to-be can pop the question in a gazebo draped in twinkling lights, spin an adventure starting high above, in a hot air balloon or simply select a traditional scenic romantic location that can be revisited year after year. One of these Top 10 Inns can make it all happen for you. See some of the real-life proposals below the list.

2007 Top 10 Romantic B&B Inns:

Adobe & Pines Inn - Taos, N. M.

McMillan Inn - Savannah, Ga.

Magnolia Mansion - New Orleans, La.

Glasbern Country Inn - Fogelsville, Pa.

Blair Hill Inn at Moosehead Lake - Greenville, Me.

Candlelight Inn - Napa, Calif.

The Place At Cayou Cove - Deer Harbor, Wash.

Rivertown Inn - Stillwater, Minn.

Historic Jacob Hill Inn- Providence, R. I.

1795 Acorn Inn - Canandaigua, N. Y.

For more information on each inn, visit

B&B Proposal Stories Shared by Innkeepers:

A young man called the Rivertown Inn in a panic … he had decided that the location he previously planned for his proposal wasn't going to work out. He was at a complete loss for what to do next. Lisa, the innkeeper, created a truly magical setting in the Rivertown Inn's screened-in garden gazebo. She draped the gazebo in twinkling white lights, arranged clusters of lit candles throughout, and placed a bottle of champagne on ice next to a beautiful bouquet of flowers. The couple's favorite music played softly in the background mingling with the trickling of the nearby garden fountain. The stage was set for romance. The groom and his blindfolded girlfriend arrived at the inn on a perfect star-lit summer night. He led her down the path to the gazebo and unveiled the enchanting setting. Of course, she said "yes!" and the happy couple sipped champagne and slow danced the night away in complete privacy.

Adobe & Pines reports an all-day proposal that started with an hour-and-a-half balloon ride over the Rio Grande Gorge with a landing and a champagne toast, followed by a fabulous brunch. Next was a horseback ride thru the Taos Mountains. Then back to the inn where a pair of massage therapists were set up in their room for simultaneous massages. After a romantic dinner, the groom-to-be called the inn with two rings and hung up. That was their signal - they went up to the room, drew a bath with floating candles and rose petals and set out chocolate-covered strawberries and iced champagne. The answer was "yes!"

The Blair Hill innkeepers share, "Our most memorable proposal started with arranging for a Sea Plane to pick up a young couple at a lake near their home just outside of Portland, Maine. The pilot then whisked them away to pristine Moosehead Lake where they landed and were personally greeted and brought to the Blair Hill Inn where flowers and champagne awaited them in their room (all a surprise for the bride-to-be). Unable to wait any longer, the hopeful groom-to-be took his future bride to the front verandah looking out over the pristine lake and mountains and popped the question. Afterward, they enjoyed a romantic dinner overlooking the spot where they had just became engaged. They returned the following year to marry in the exact same spot. Now, each year (two so far) they return on the same date to celebrate their anniversary!"

This year's "2007 Top 10 Romantic Inns" are featured at with full descriptions and photos. Many of this year's selections are also included in America's top selling Bed & Breakfast book: Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns, 18th edition, available online at Each book includes a Free Night certificate that allows travelers to Buy the First Night, and Get the Second Night Free. In addition to the 2007 Top 10, more than 18,000 other bed & breakfasts are included on the Web site.

Media: For free review copies, interview appointments, photo requests or general information, call Barbara Naylon at (949) 497-2232, ext. 305.


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