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Chestnut Street Inn – Sheffield, IL
Chestnut Street Inn – Sheffield, IL

It’s hard to believe that Fall is right around the corner. While Los Angeles doesn’t get the full leaf changes that many cities do, I grew up in Ohio and worked for years on the East Coast. I’ve seen the spectacular array of colors that wash over the trees just before the snows begin to be a possibility. Those images will always stay with me, so I was particularly excited to see that has just released a list of the top inns that not only provide great food, but also a window into the world of changing leaves.

Do you love French dishes prepared with local ingredients? How about mountain trout or Mediterranean-inspired cuisine? Now imagine enjoying it all surrounded by the season’s brilliant backdrop of red and gold leaves and crisp autumn air. Honestly, I’m mentally packing my suitcase right now. If you are of a similar mind, be sure to check out the amazing photos in the slideshow, and start investigating these tantalizing culinary and leafy getaways courtesy of

Top 5 Inns for a Culinary Getaway

La Table Provencale at the L’Auberge Provencale – White Post, VA
Enjoy a farm-to-table experience with spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains from this award-winning restaurant. Executive Chef Joseph Watters and his team, create elegant French dishes prepared with fresh ingredients from the property’s gardens and local farms.

Oxford House Inn – Fryeburg, ME
Chef/Owner and Culinary Institute of America graduate Jonathan Spak, takes great care in overseeing his seasonally changing menu showcasing the very best of Maine’s local farm offerings. Choose from one of the restaurants four unique dining rooms; the fireside dining room, the glassed-in back porch overlooking the White Mountains, the screened –in front porch, or the lower-level bistro – for stunning fall views at table.

Chestnut Street Inn – Sheffield, IL
Innkeeper and Executive Chef, Monika Sudakov, earned her Master’s Degree in Cultural Anthropology at UNLV before buying the Chestnut Street Inn in 2005 with her husband Jeff. The restaurants Mediterranean inspired cuisine can be enjoyed amongst the surrounding visuals of Illinois finest foliage.

Red Rocker Inn – Black Mountain, NC
The restaurant at the Red Rocker Inn offers views of the Black Mountain Range from every window. Open to the public as well; the award-winning fine dining restaurant has a seasonal menu that features popular local ingredients such as mountain trout, blackberries and apple butter to create its now famous county-style cuisine.

Darby Field Inn and Restaurant – Albany, NH
For over 30 years, the Darby Field Inn has provided unflappable culinary service in the beautiful Mt. Washington Valley region. The large windows in the mountain-view dining room provide a romantic backdrop of fall colors extending over the Presidential Mountains. The chef prepares seasonal menus and offers an extensive wine list with pairing options.

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