Set in the amazing Florida Keys, it offers luxury and style in a must-see-to-believe environment.
Thatched-roof suites nestled among palm trees with the waves lapping a few feet away? Built in—you guessed it—1842, this splendid inn that offers a wonderful look at Greek Revival architecture was a private residence until 1900.
It is also a literary landmark given the large number of famous authors, including Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams, and Anne Rice, who have stayed within its walls.
For more unexpected pleasures, sleep in the Chattanooga Choo Choo’s restored railroad cars, or see the ducks at The Peabody Hotel.Now it offers 19 guest rooms plus parlors, a library, and meeting space.Set in the North Georgia mountains, the Dillard House provides guests with a comfortable way to connect with nature.The original pre-Civil War hotel had only two floors and 40 guestrooms, so its footprint—and level of luxury—has grown over the past 165-plus years.Local lore says early ads for this 1901 establishment told patrons “each of our luxurious rooms has its own steam heat and a new electric light bulb.” The Palace was a leader in its day, even pioneering neon signage west of the Mississippi.