Book a trip to one of these beauties and give autumn the appreciation it deserves.
About 70 miles from Rochester, New York, offer two points of access for beautiful autumn colors. The first is to simply step out onto its terraces and verandas and behold the magnificent foliage surrounding Cayuga Lake. The second is to take a drive on the nearby Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway, a road that circumnavigates Cayuga, the longest of the state's glacial .
Pictured: Rowland House on Cayuga Lake
Book a stay at during the first 10 days of October to catch leaves at their peak. its homemade pies, the inn has its own "Pie Moms" who keep the guest pantry stocked with apple, blueberry, cherry, and raspberry pies.
Forty miles west of Asheville, is your front-row ticket to autumn in the . Because accommodations here are all inclusive, meals are an event. Don't miss the hearty breakfast buffet, complete with cider-simmered oatmeal, or Thursday night's barbecue feast.
Late October through early November is the prime time for orange and copper treetops around , a Victorian-style mansion just outside of . When you're not leaf peeping, visit the nearby town of Strasburg to tour an Amish village or go for a buggy ride.
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The , nestled in the White Mountains, is known for its extravagant four-course dinners (think: entrees like grapevine-skewered lamb kabobs and sage-cured roast pork loin). Dinners are normally served five nights a week but, lucky for you, the an extra night during foliage season.
A "wilderness resort" in the middle of the Ozarks, was practically made for leaf peeping. Guests can hike, bike, or take guided horseback rides around the . Don't miss the hearty, locally sourced, grilled meats and fish at the on-site eatery.
You'd better get moving if you want to see the brightly hued leaves surrounding — foliage season in this neck of the woods peaks by late September. The Queen Anne Revival-style home, a designated historical landmark in , is just two-and-a-half miles from Niagara Falls.
With rocking chair-adorned terraces overlooking the New River and the Appalachian Mountains, the puts nature front and center. Its 13.5-acre property even includes an electric vehicle/Tesla charging station. from early to mid October, when Virginia leaves hit their peak.
Everything you want in a mountain getaway, nothing you don't: The boasts a spa, golf course, restaurants galore, and, probably most impressive, breathtaking views of the . If you visit between Oct. 15 and Nov. 15, don't miss the naturally occurring "" at nearby Whiteside Mountain.
Some parts of the historic date back to 1795, when the town served as a halfway point on the trade route from Montreal, Canada, to New England's harbor towns. (No wonder some say it's haunted!) Immerse yourself in autumn hues by taking to a riverside hike or participating in the region's annual on Sept. 23.
Located next to 's only national forest, the historic is the place to be for full fall-color immersion. Its 1,500-acre property boasts a vast system of trails that's perfect for self-guided leaf peeping tours.
is a destination itself (see: its award-winning restaurant and amazing spa) but the180-degree views—of the mountains, town, and—are the real star here. All one needs to do to get a dose of fall color is roll up the shades.
The granddaddy of all log "cabins," is made of whole-tree, craftsman-carved logs and features an enormous stone fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the majestic . Relax in the great room, soak in the hot tub, or savor a mug of hot apple cider on the porch — all place the awe-inspiring autumn palette front and center.
Parklike grounds and — featuring "Cottage Cakes" with local maple syrup — keep the 's guests coming back, year after year. Fall is an especially superb time to visit: Vermont claims to have . See for yourself to decide!
Experience fall the way colonial Americans would have in . Considered "the best documented small town in America" by many, the historic village is surrounded by farmlands and forest, a pocket of civilization in rural Massachusetts. Stay at the , an establishment since 1884, for walkability to museums and a short drive to a Shaker village replica.
It's only fitting that has an equally grand property: namely, a waterfront parcel overlooking Lake Logan, adjacent to . Book your stay in early October, when colors hit fever pitch, for optimal leaf peeping.
The fall season alone is gorgeous. But fall on the coast? It's almost too much beauty. , in the coastal village of Freeport, puts all of that breathtaking scenery front and center. Add to that a breakfast of homemade granola, applewood smoked bacon, and brie quiche, and you've got a feast for the senses.
is a favorite among couples for its romantic details, namely: its candlelit dining room, large fireplaces that encourage snuggling, and rooms overlooking the . Visit during mid-October to see the most intense crimson and copper shades outside your window.
It's only 20 miles outside of Seattle, but , surrounded by 14 acres of forested property, feels like a much more secluded getaway. After breakfast (don't miss the "Eggs Meritage") savor coffee and autumn colors from the porch. Want more intense fall shades? Tiger Mountain State Forest is 30 miles southeast, or take a day trip to , a two-hour drive.
A in the White Mountains since 1863, the is a veritable playground of outdoor activities. There's horseback riding, hiking, fishing, glider rides, and more on-site, so you can keep fall colors with eyesight all day, no matter what you're doing.