Jacaranda Inn, Waimea, Big Island, Hawaii $$$$
Concierge.com's insider take:
This luxurious inn enables guests to stay in the former bunkhouses on the Parker Ranch (one of the oldest ranches in the United States, and at 150,000 acres, the largest one still privately held by a single owner). Located on a 12-acre estate in Waimea, the main house was built in 1897 for the ranch manager and now serves as a public space for lounging with views of Mauna Kea. Each of the eight rooms is named for a flower that doesn't necessarily correspond with its design. For instance, Begonia is lofty, with lace curtains and green wicker furniture on the lanai, and White Lily has an Asian-inflected bedroom and blue-and-white tiles in the clapboard bathroom. Still, all are intimate, secluded, and romantic, and set in rolling hills 2,500 feet above sea level.