Southern Bed-and-Breakfasts for Your Best Girls' Trip Yet

Fort Conde Inn
Photo: Laurie W. Glenn

No matter the season, no matter the reason, a girls' trip is always a good idea. While the first step is about deciding where to go, the next is all about the details. Namely, where you're going to stay. Instead of booking that chain hotel with scratchy sheets, may we suggest something a tad more charming? The South is packed with the best bed-and-breakfasts for your girls' trip, and here's the kicker: they can be found at every turn. Your crew can visit an exciting city, relaxing beach, or funky small town—and you'll still be able to book a B&B that'll make your stay just a bit more special. From renovated historic homes to trendy new spots, these top bed-and-breakfasts happen to be located in the best places for your girls' trip. Keep reading to find just where the wind should blow you and your best girlfriends this year.

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Foley House Inn

Foley House Inn Interior
Peter Frank Edwards

Savannah, Georgia

Located smack-dab in the Historic District overlooking Chippewa Square and Forrest Gump's famed bench spot, this place is practically bursting with Southern charm. Every detail—from the eclectic antique-filled rooms to the oh-so-fun afternoon tea—will have you and your girlfriends swooning. Stay up late telling ghost stories because rumor has it, this place is haunted.

14 West Hull Street, Savannah, GA 31401;

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Fort Conde Inn

Fort Conde Inn
Laurie W. Glenn

Mobile, Alabama

Let your head rest at the second-oldest home in Mobile, and you'll be dreaming of the Bay in no time. Your crew can enjoy breakfast within the shaded courtyard and spend the rest of the time exploring this coastal city. We recommend hitting this spot during Mardi Gras—it did start there first, after all.

165 Saint Emanuel Street, Mobile, AL 36602;

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The Inn at Middleton Place

The Inn at Middleton Place, Charleston, SC
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Charleston, South Carolina

While plenty of historic inns await in the middle of Charleston, we'd recommend venturing outside of the box every once in a while. And who better to do that with than your best girls? This secluded riverside getaway, which sits just steps away from the oldest landscape gardens in the country, is just the breath of fresh air you need after hitting one of the South's best cities.

4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414;

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The Terrell House

The Terrell House
The Terrell House

New Orleans, Louisiana

Get every ounce of New Orleans style when staying at this historic spot. We're talking about a secluded brick courtyard, breathtaking double parlors, and porch space for days. Did we mention it's located in the picturesque Garden District? Take a stroll, and you'll be tempted to put an offer on at least one house before you leave.

1441 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130;

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Beachfront Bed & Breakfast

Saint Augustine, Florida
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St. Augustine, Florida

History has never been more charming than it is in St. Augustine. The nation's oldest city is full of culture, art, and historic sights—so make the most of it by staying a little out of the limelight, but just close enough. A 10-minute drive will land you on this oceanfront B&B, and you can catch some sun when not exploring the historic district.

1 F Street, St. Augustine, FL 32080;

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Zero George

Zero George
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Charleston, South Carolina

The moment you and your gal pals step foot into this Charleston getaway, prepare to be pampered. Escape to the outdoor courtyard with wine and cheese served each evening. Gather your group for a tour of the town—who can resist the inn's complimentary bikes with pretty baskets? If you can't wait to put your spin on the local dishes back home, sign your friends up for cooking classes held in the kitchen carriage house to master pasta making and sous vide cookery.

0 George Street, Charleston, SC 29401;

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Kimber Modern

Kimber Modern
Kimber Modern

Austin, Texas

Your breath might just skip upon first glance at this modern designer B&B. It's located right in the middle of South Austin—definitely where you want to be—but remains just a little tucked away from the hustle and bustle. The multi-level courtyard gives you and your friends all the room in the world to plan your attack on downtown Austin.

110 The Circle, Austin, TX 78704;

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The Inn at Willow Grove

The Inn at Willow Grove in Orange, Virginia
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Orange, Virginia

If your group is into stunning fall color, winery tastings, and a pinch of history—who isn't?—this trip might be the ultimate ticket for a fall girls' getaway. Make this B&B your home base, and what a sophisticated one it'll be. Start your day with fresh coffee and hot beignets being delivered to your room, and if you can deign to abandon such comfort, head out with your pals for a day touring local wineries.

14079 Plantation Way, Orange, VA 22960;

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The Castle Bed & Breakfast

The Castle Bed & Breakfast
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Ocracoke, North Carolina

You'll need a boat or private plane to reach this tiny, secluded beach town. Your group can ferry over from the mainland from three different ports. Part of the Outer Banks, this tiny coastal destination might just charm your socks—er, flip-flips—right off. Grab your best chicks, and head to a secluded beach retreat complete with a stay at this classic three-story inn that's earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places.

155 Silver Lake Drive, Ocracoke, NC 27960;

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The Crash Pad

The Crash Pad
Photo: Mandy Rhoden

Chattanooga, Tennessee

If your gal group isn't afraid to do something new, try this self-dubbed "uncommon hostel." Trust us, this isn't like any hostel we've ever seen. With its prime downtown location and private guest rooms and suite, this B&B will show you a good time. You can count on the staff for unfiltered, honest recommendations about the best outdoor pursuits and local haunts that Chattanooga has to offer, and you'll be impressed by the hostel's eco-friendly features.

29 Johnson Street, Chattanooga, TN 37408;

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Bourbon Manor Bed & Breakfast

Bourbon Manor Bed & Breakfast
Bourbon Manor Bed & Breakfast

Bardstown, Kentucky

When you're in the "Bourbon Capital of the World," expect to stay somewhere that pays homage, even in its name. Bourbon Manor lets you pick from 10 spirit-themed guest rooms, and we're thinking all of them inspire bourbon drinking. (And we're already foreseeing some great memories being made with your girlfriends.) You'll be close to all of the bourbon and horse country excursions this area boasts, and you can venture into town for everything else.

714 N 3rd Street, Bardstown, KY 40004;

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