Literary Wanderlust: 5 Bookish Bed & Breakfasts

Need a little getaway? How about combining your love of literature with your desire to escape by visiting a bookish Bed & Breakfast! Beyond the amenities that a bookish hotel can provide, Bed & Breakfasts also give visitors the chance for quiet moments and personalized attention. Combine the comfort of a cozy reading nook, a breakfast that you don’t need to prepare, and literary-inspired design…total perfection.

There are quite a few literary-themed Bed & Breakfasts out there, but for this post I narrowed the list down to five. These Bed & Breakfasts are located in the US and are not only beautiful, but they each have a decidedly bookish theme or connection.

Akwaaba in Washington DC

This townhouse in Dupont Circle has rooms named after specific writers and specific genres. Try the Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston or the Romance room for a seriously elegant stay.

Photos via the Inn’s website.

5 Bookish Bed & Breakfasts | BookRiot.com

5 Bookish Bed & Breakfasts | BookRiot.com

5 Bookish Bed & Breakfasts | BookRiot.com

Inn BoonsBoro in Boonsboro, Maryland

Owned by best-selling author Nora Roberts and her husband Bruce Wilder, the Inn BoonsBoro is perfect for romance lovers and Civil War buffs. The Bed & Breakfast is only a few minutes drive from the Antietam National Battlefield and it’s right across the street from the well-known Turn the Page Bookstore. The Inn BoonsBoro space features heavily in Roberts’ Inn BoonsBoro trilogy, so readers of the series are in for a treat as they explore the Inn’s impeccable details.

Photos via the Inn’s website.

5 Bookish Bed & Breakfasts | BookRiot.com

5 Bookish Bed & Breakfasts | BookRiot.com

Old Mystic Inn in Old Mystic, Connecticut

Formerly a book store, this Inn has named its rooms after famous New England authors. Each room has been lovingly decorated with antique and reproduction furniture and contains copies of the works that made the namesake authors famous. The innkeeper is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, so I can only imagine the country breakfasts are to die for.

Photos via the Inn’s website.

5 Bookish Bed & Breakfasts | BookRiot.com

5 Bookish Bed & Breakfasts | BookRiot.com

Rivertown Inn in Stillwater, Minnesota

Featuring nine guest rooms such as the Lewis Carroll Bedchamber and the Jane Austen Suite, this bed & breakfast is home to a chef who takes her nutritious, local and artisan food seriously. The Inn boasts a nightly hors d’oeuvres and wine reception in addition to a sumptuous breakfast.

Photos via the Inn’s website.

5 Bookish Bed & Breakfasts | BookRiot.com

5 Bookish Bed & Breakfasts | BookRiot.com

5 Bookish Bed & Breakfasts | BookRiot.com

Sylvia Beach Hotel in Newport, Oregon

Celebrating Sylvia Beach, the expatriate American bookseller and publisher who opened Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris in 1919, this hotel sits on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The twenty-one rooms are named after famous authors such as J.K. Rowling, Herman Melville, Dr. Seuss and Alice Walker.

Photos via the Hotel’s website.

5 Bookish Bed & Breakfasts | BookRiot.com.

5 Bookish Bed & Breakfasts | BookRiot.com

5 Bookish Bed & Breakfasts | BookRiot.com

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