When temperatures fall, only the coziest hotels and B&Bs, will do for a perfect Delaware winter getaway. Grab a glass of wine and cozy up to the fireplace, or enjoy a romantic dinner before retreating to your home-away-from home.

The Hotel DuPont in Wilmington will fill you with warmth as soon as you step through the doors and into the gilded, richly appointed interior. Relax at the intimate hotel bar before indulging yourself at the hotel’s regal restaurant, or head out on the town for a play or a performance at the Playhouse on Rodney Square or the Grand Opera House.

For a more scenic stay, try the Inn at Montchanin which can be likened to a village rather than a hotel with its private cottages. Enjoy fabulous dining at Krazy Kat’s and unwind at the in-house spa. With only a short drive, you’ll be able to experience the splendor of Delaware’s majestic estates.

Colder weather brings a cozier sort of charm to the Delaware beaches, where hotels like the Bellmoor Inn & Spa embrace the plush life 365 days a year. Considered the best-designed hotel in Delaware, the Bellmoor is steps from great shopping, dining and nightlife, and offers top-notch spa pampering on premises. Regal touches abound including beds topped with plump pillows, a richly decorated sitting area, and even marble-tiled bathrooms with hydrotherapy tubs.

Just around the corner, you’ll find where “country chic meets the beach” at the Homestead B&B at Rehoboth Beach, a smartly decorated and thoroughly pet-friendly destination known for its friendly ways and themed bedrooms: Check out The Sunflower Room, with a vaulted ceiling, colorful decorations and plenty of room to stretch out, or rent the inn’s spacious cottage with a private backyard.

In Central Delaware, that homestyle charm comes with an air of refinement at the Causey Mansion Bed & Breakfast in Milford, constructed in 1763 featuring period lighting, décor, and a widow’s walk.  Within walking distance of downtown, this spot entices guests to stroll and dine.