Innkeeper Julee Rosso co-authored The Silver Palate Cookbook series, which has sold more than six million copies. She upholds her home-entertaining cred with Champagne brunches, homemade afternoon sweets and an evening hors d'oeuvre buffet. Rooms from $195; wickwoodinn.com.
Tacky tchotchkes, floral wallpaper and store-bought muffins might come to mind when you think of bed-and-breakfasts, but America's best B&Bs are beautiful houses with modern amenities and fantastic, often homegrown food. —Alessandra Bulow