Don't let the frivolous pink façade of Lefèvre House fool you. Behind the Victorian frippery is a sleek, European-style inn. The 1870's farmhouse in New Paltz, New York, a funky mountain town 90 minutes north of Manhattan, puts a contemporary spin on the entire B&B stereotype. Grandmotherly antiques have been updated (a Regency love seat is covered in faux fur), starchy bed linens replaced with soft Versace sheets, and dark closets transformed into airy, walk-in showers. And forget blueberry muffins for breakfast—the morning menu now includes pears poached in pink champagne. Lefèvre House, 14 Southside Ave., New Paltz, N.Y.; 845/255-4747; www.lefevrehouse.com; doubles from $165.
—H. Scott Jolley
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