Updating the bed-and-breakfast concept in the foodie age, many forward-thinking BOUTIQUE INNS are leading with board followed by bed. They are touting themselves as destination restaurants with just a few, very special rooms for traveling food pilgrims — or locals who just don’t want to drive home. Dine and sleep at the following B&Bs:
The new four-bedroom Bespoke Inn, Café & Bicycles in downtown Scottsdale shares an olive-tree-shaded courtyard with the super-buzzed-about Virtù Honest Craft restaurant, a seasonal Mediterranean hit from chef Gio Osso. Rooms come with loaner Pashley bikes for cruising around town, access to a rooftop garden and pool, and brunch at the restaurant.
From $249, www.bespokeinn.com
A historic 1932 farm turned rustic-chic B&B, Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm has long offered farm-fresh breakfasts to guests in its 20 rooms. Now, though, it offers dinners too, showcasing chef Jonathan Perno’s farm-to-table flare. Guests get first dibs on the Wednesday-through-Saturday reservations, and the unique inn, set on a historic 25-acre farm just beyond city limits, sources locally what it can’t grow on site.
From $150, www.lospoblanos.com
Longman & Eagle offers six funky rooms — several stocked with vintage tape decks, local literature and hanging terrariums — above its thronged gastropub, providing a cool place to crash after gorging on roast bone marrow, porchetta and wild-boar sloppy Joes. There are also more than 198 whiskeys on offer.
From $85, www.longmanandeagle.com