A whirlpool tub is worth the upgrade. Lucky for us soakers and heat seekers, many B&Bs consider such amenities standard. Whether a private pavilion deep in the rain forest or a zen garden at a ryokan-style inn, a bubbling hot tub is in your tranquil travel future. Here are ten destinations whose hot tubs are well worth the journey. Want to explore more? Search a destination, select More Filters, and then click Hot Tubs under Features & amenities to find countless others on Vrbo.com. So go ahead. Get pruney.
Volcano Teapot Cottage, Volcano, HI
This century-old bungalow secreted away on the rainforested slopes of a volcano makes for a magical experience. On the Big Island, the Volcano Teapot Cottage offers the seclusion honeymooners and artists long for, enclosed in acres of botanical gardens and tropical flowers, with nary another guest to be seen. Enjoy the wild quiet from the hot tub pavilion, especially magical when a soft, warm rain falls on the roof above. The well-stocked cottage comes with a selection of fine teas and English china, so sip your brew en plein among Hawaii’s natural wonders.
Gazebo Inn, Ogunquit, ME
It’s no surprise that this amenity-packed inn boasts a superlative whirlpool. Its many extras include a sauna, library, massage room, even an antique limousine offering pickup/dropoff service in style. You’d be forgiven for canceling your return trip in favor of another soak in that hot tub, though. Technically, it’s a “hot pool” because of its sheer size, at 5,000 gallons of pure saltwater and a whopping 20-by-20-ft. configuration. It’s hidden among the Gazebo Inn’s lush gardens and, as it’s reserved for adult guests only, offers splash-free serenity in quaint Ogunquit.
The Iris Inn, Waynesboro, VA
Consider us crazy for these luxe countryside cabins, handily located among scenic Virginia wineries. Modern cabins are outfitted with cozy decor, crackling fireplaces, and large king beds begging to be nestled in all day. This is an outdoorsy area made for nature hikes and bicycle tours, so the Iris Inn’s cottages are well-suited to post-workout relaxation. Each room comes with a heated Jacuzzi tub, naturally, but the Hawks Nest Cottage is tops. Its private two-person tub is on an elevated deck with the cottage facing westward into the Shenandoah Valley sunset. Pour a local vintage or two and take in the view.
Southern Rose Ranch, Chappell Hill, TX
Halfway between Austin and Houston, the Southern Rose Ranch sits on a swath of rural Texas ranch land that boasts plenty of space for privacy, serenity, and romance, with just two suites on site. Book either one for access to the gorgeous outdoor hot tub, complete with stone kitchen and fireplace, surrounded by rolling pastures dotted with horses, and lit overhead by the soft glow of fairy lights. Accommodations are elegant and simple, with noise a non-issue, aside from the occasional cow, of course.
Trout Point Lodge, East Kemptville, Canada
This is no ordinary wilderness camp. At Trout Point Lodge, a luxury Nova Scotia retreat, guests can expect award-winning architecture, handmade furniture, wood-burning fireplaces, and an all-around sophistication that melds nicely into the Canadian wild. Everything here is handcrafted to soothe. Those looking for an outdoor soak can find a barrel sauna, a fire pit, and a unique wood-fired hot tub right on the rushing Tusket River. All are worthy warm-up options after a brisk river swim and before a night of stargazing the pristine, pollution-free skies.
Crowne Pointe Historic Inn & Spa, Provincetown, MA
Funky, quirky Provincetown is home to the Crowne Pointe Inn, a former sea captain’s home boasting some of our favorite Cape accommodations. The rooms are gorgeous, the breakfasts gourmet, the service warm and charming. But the spa is your main port of call. At its center is a warm hydrotherapy tub filled with mineral-rich water. Access to the soaking tub, sauna, and steam room comes complimentary with any stay or spa service, so book a wrap or reiki treatment for your tired, sun-weary skin, then take a long dip in the mineral tub. What better way to recharge before hitting the P-town nightlife?
Black Bear Inn, Ketchikan, AK
It’s all about the views at the Black Bear Inn. Whether guests are catching magnificent sunsets or scanning for resident wildlife — bears, whales, birds, eagles — there’s one spot to grab for guaranteed postcard-worthy views: the waterside whirlpool. With space for 10 people, it can fit your entire party. Prep a dinner feast, light up the fire pit, even smoke your own fresh-caught fish in the adjacent outdoor kitchen. Then gather in the hot tub and watch cruise ships sail by on the Tongass Narrows. It’s a perfectly wild, perfectly Alaskan sight.
Gaige House And Ryokan, Glen Ellen, CA
This sumptuous bed-and-breakfast is among the very best in Sonoma, routinely racking up awards and topping editors’ lists for its amenities. Elegant Asian-inspired rooms sit alongside a burbling creek with zen gardens, meditation areas, burbling fountains, and other elements straight from a traditional Japanese ryokan but with a contemporary California vibe. A public hot tub and pool offer soaking opportunities for all, or you can book one of the serene Ryokan Zen Suites that feature deep granite soaking tubs, separate showers, and glassed-in rock gardens for splurge-worthy relaxation.
Amish Country Lodging, Berlin, OH
The accommodations at this Amish country inn are varied, from the lodge-style cabin suites to the lovely new treehouses boasting bird’s-eye views of the rolling forest. Aside from the rustic elegance of the rooms themselves and the glowing fireplaces that remedy Ohio’s wintry chill, this heartland inn’s best features have to be the Jacuzzis. Each unique room or cabin comes with a two-person stone hot tub either in the room or nearby outside. After hours of antiques and farm tours, end the day with a long soak and then a snuggle in a porch-side rocking chair, wrapped in a cozy Amish quilt.
The Elephant Walk, Stillwater, MN
Innkeepers Rita and Mike have crafted a wonderfully eclectic hideaway in the Twin Cities region. The Elephant Walk is filled with artwork and textiles from travels around the world, from Balinese masks and Moroccan carpets to Thai-style beds and antique Spanish cathedral doors. Among the fascinating collection of curiosities, though, the in-room hot tubs draw the most attention. Sink into the Rangoon Room’s bubbling double whirlpool or the Raffles Room’s version surrounded by grotto-style stonework and a waterfall faucet. Who knew you could embark on a global adventure from the comfort of your bathtub?