Make Your Marriage Proposal Special: Consider a Bed and Breakfast

by Jane Leisteiner

There are few occasions that are as special and memorable as the moment you ask the love of your life to marry you. Make it a moment that you won’t forget. One of the best approaches to creating that special ambiance is to choose an unforgettable setting. Bed and breakfast inns throughout the nation offer some of the most spectacular and romantic locations. Whether its a California bed and breakfast located high in the mountains or an Arizona bed and breakfast inn set against the red rocks, an ideal setting can make for the perfect proposal.

Ask the Question Near the Ocean

Set in the beautiful West Maui Mountains is a bed and breakfast named the Ho’oilo House. The mountains provide a unique backdrop (catch the sunrise on Mount Haleakala), but you also have spectacular ocean views, as well. If you want to go the extra mile to make the proposal even more unique, consider whale watching from a helicopter or during a tree-top zip-line adventure. The area has a variety of great places and settings to make the perfect proposal.

How About Cherry Blossoms?

Perhaps Washington, D.C., sounds more patriotic than romantic, but consider spring time. The pink-white blossoms of the cherry trees can provide the ideal setting. Set up base at the Embassy Circle Guest House, which is at Dupont Circle, and hit the city. In spring, you will also beat the humidity and heat (as well as swarms of tourist traffic). With the cherry blossoms in bloom and showering you in a breeze of flowers, you’ll be sure to capture the moment.

Propose on a Glacier

Looking for something more extreme? How about heading out to Alaska’s Capital Inn where you will find an incredible setting and a variety of places to make the proposal. Consider a hike on a glacier, kayaking as bald eagles soar nearby or a trip on a float plane. The inn was built 100 years ago and abounds with history and spectacular nature.

Desert Skies and Red Rocks

Named of the Top Romantic Inns of 2006 by American Historic Inns, this Arizona bed and breakfast gives you the red rocks of Thunder Mountain and an amazing desert setting. The Adobe Grand Villas is ideal for the occasion. If your looking for something more unique, consider the lions and grazing zebras that can be seen in the new “Out of Africa” Wildlife Park. The tranquil retreat of the Adobe Grand Villas and the spectacular desert skies will be sure to please.

Tall Trees, Mountains and a Romantic Inn

This California bed and breakfast is set amid the pine trees and mountains of Big Bear. Chill a bottle of champagne in front of the fireplace. Or take a picnic basket while going horseback riding. Winter or summer, there’s always a romantic option to make the perfect experience at the Gold Mountain Manor.

Whether you propose at a romantic setting in California mountains or beneath the Arizona desert sky, make the occasion special.

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