Looking for something a little different this summer? How about stepping back in time and cozying it up at a beautiful mid-1800s restored home? We’ve gathered a handful of converted inns and B&Bs that truly show off the architectural trends and designs of the era, from intricate fireplaces and high ceilings to exposed beams and wide wood plank floors. Plus, summer stays — including those over Memorial Day weekend — start from $95 per night. Bonus: They all include WiFi.
Glenfield Plantation Historic Bed and Breakfast (Natchez, Mississippi)
This property, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is an antique lover’s dream. Period pieces are scattered throughout, which you can admire during a tour of the grounds and interior. All four rooms have fireplaces and four-poster beds, along with the ever-important modern touch of air conditioning. From $95 per night.
Battlefield Bed and Breakfast Inn (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)
Hunker down in one of Battlefield’s 10 rooms, some of which sport exposed beams or stone walls. The Tack Room (pictured above) is the property’s largest room, with an en-suite bathroom that boasts a whirlpool tub and overlooks the farm. For those looking to learn a little on vacation, there’s the option to participate in a history program at the 206-year-old charmer. From $119 per night.
The Stockade Bed and Breakfast (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
The lands of the Stockade are deemed as an archaeological site by the National Register of Historic Places. Art lovers will appreciate the original Louisiana pieces hanging in each of the five bedrooms, which all have their own private baths. In the dining room, linger over your full Southern breakfast — or the antiques that surround the table. From $135 per night.
William Sypert Station (Lebanon, Tennessee)
This home exudes 1800s charm, from its tin roof and gas fireplace to the parlor and transoms over doorways. You’ll have the whole place to yourself, since there’s only one bedroom. But don’t worry — nearby activities like fishing and horseback riding are enough to keep you busy. From $145 per night.
The Essex Inn (Tappahannock, Virginia)
An 1850 Greek Revival that served as Union headquarters during the Civil War, this inn has great curb appeal, thanks to paving stone-lined walkway and a charismatic red door. Choose from eight rooms or suites, each with its own color schematic and set of antiques. Other hints of its heritage include 20-foot ceilings, double-hung windows, wide plank floors, and a different chandelier in every room on the main level. From $175.
Black Horse Inn (Warrenton, Virginia)
If there’s one word to describe this plantation-style stunner, it would be “stately.” Built around 1850, the property has eight rooms with all of their own baths; the Jeffersonian Suite has a clawfoot tub. From $200 per night.