We absolutely love it when we are able to share sumptuous and romantic hideaways with our readers. Take a few moments and let your eyes dreamily wander around my impressionist photograph.
You’re about to be served an opulent breakfast on the veranda of a 19th century Victorian estate. The air’s temperature is perfect. Hummingbirds are busily gathering nectar. The sun is magically casting its morning rays through century-old trees while the surrounding 30 foot hedge provides for your own secret garden just blocks from downtown Santa Barbara.
Sounds dream-like, don’t you think?
Santa Barbara’s Simpson House Inn: North America’s Only AAA Five-Diamond Bed and Breakfast Inn
This was just a small part of the enchanting experience we benefited from while staying at Santa Barbara’s Simpson House Inn.
The Simpson House Inn is North America’s only AAA Five-Diamond Bed and Breakfast Inn and is nestled on an acre of English gardens. The Inn features 15 guest rooms, suites and cottages all designed to pamper you with privacy, charm, with a good dash of world-class amenities and service.
We enjoyed the Pendle Cottage which was privately tucked away under mammoth oak trees and offered us a private fountain patio, a sitting room complete with love seat and wood-burning fireplace, a sunny bedroom in an upstairs loft with high ceilings, skylights and a king-size canopy bed. Ours was also the only cottage that boasts a full kitchen; a wonderful amenity to enjoy fresh produce from the nearby Santa Barbara farmers’ market.
As you can see, the Simpson House Inn is a remarkable property.
We highly recommend that you plan a trip to Santa Barbara to enjoy the beautiful Pacific coastline, it’s restaurants, wineries, and perhaps best of all, a few nights at the Simpson House Inn.
We’ve enjoyed quite a number of remarkable properties in our travels; the Simpson House Inn is one of those intimate properties that will remain close to our hearts.
Bio: The Roaming Boomers is a luxury travel blog spotlighting experience, adventure, learning and exploration. David and Carol Porter, Michigan natives who retired to Scottsdale, started the project in 2008 after the market collapse took away almost half of the savings they’d carefully put together to be able to retire at age 50.
The couple combined their years of entrepreneurship with a love of travel and set off to see if they could build success. The Roaming Boomers do occasionally accept free lodging, food and other gifts, but disclose that in their posts. They hope to build an audience of Baby Boomers who join them vicariously on their adventures. But they also hope to instill their love of travel so that the coming bubble of 79 million Boomers will join them.