Château de la Bourdaisière, Loire Valley, France
Nestled in the Loire Valley, Château de la Bourdaisière is a wonderfully appointed 15th-century castle on a 136-acre park thick with gardens. Choose from 17 rooms and three apartments, all richly furnished and detailed (canopy beds, gorgeous fabrics, garden views). Tennis courts and an outdoor heated pool are at guests’ disposal, and a large vegetable garden (open April through October) dedicated to growing and preserving plants offers tomatoes, a variety of medicinal plants and numerous dahlias. Rooms, from $209; 25 Rue de la Bourdaisiere, Montlouis-sur-Loire, Loire Valley; chateaubourdaisiere.com.