After a long 15 months, restrictions are lifting and travel is opening up—and we are ready to explore. Top of our list? Europe. But after being holed up in our homes for more than a year, we don’t just want to stay in any old hotel or subpar vacation rental—we want our next vacation to make up for all trips we had to cancel or postpone due to the pandemic. And so we’re eyeing one of these unique holiday destinations from Welcome Beyond, a European accommodations website featuring beautiful boutique hotels, B&Bs, villas, beach houses, luxury holiday homes and vacation rentals. Here, 12 of our favorite stays in Europe—just try not to drool on your keyboard, OK?
Note: All countries listed below are currently welcoming vaccinated travelers and/or travelers with proof of a negative COVID-19 test, however, please check the country’s travel guidelines for more information before booking. And because Welcome Beyond is a European travel site, all prices are listed in Euros—please check conversion rates before booking.