Multicolor fields of flowers, strawberries, and veggies unfold in every direction at this luxury neo-Georgian inn set on 2 acres just south of Aptos. Innkeepers Deanna and Ed Boos have transformed an 1867 home, a replica of Abe Lincoln's Springfield farmhouse, adding modern conveniences such as Wi-Fi and spa tubs while retaining the house's original redwood floors and country charm. Guests wake to a full breakfast—which might include the neighbor's strawberries—and
enjoy a wine, tea, and appetizer spread in the late afternoon. Gracing the grounds are eclectic gardens good for a stroll (something's always in bloom) and two tennis courts. The inn, on the Pacific Coast Bike Route, welcomes cyclists.