Monday, January 3, 2011

Chateau Les Roches in Mont Saint Jean Burgundy France

Château Les Roches offers guests the experience of staying in a private country residence set in the hilltop medieval village (Mont-Saint-Jean) with unobstructed views of the countryside. The setting is picturesque and tranquil where one can unwind and feel completely relaxed.

Les Roches is situated in the heart of Burgundy (Côte d’Or) and is within an easy reach of the famous Burgundy wine areas (including Chablis, Côte-de-Beaune, Côte-de-Chalonnais and Côte-de-Nuits), historical sites and popular places of interest.

Six spacious bedrooms, each with private en-suites, were completely renovated in 2005 and are decorated with both antique and contemporary furnishings.

Guests can enjoy Burgundy wines from the Les Roches wine cellar in the salon, library, terrace or any of the seating areas in the Les Roches park.

Different dining experiences are offered every evening of the week and our home-cooked dinners have been very popular with our guests for our take on the French classics and the use of fresh seasonal ingredients. Four-course candle-lit dinners are offered on Thursdays and Saturdays and a Brasserie-style dinner with a choice of starters, main courses and desserts is offered on Mondays. On other evenings, a generous portion of cold-cuts­, cheeses, salads and freshly baked bread is offered.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Winter Destinations - Stowe Vermont

So the winter months are upon us and I thought it would be a good time to take a look at bed and breakfasts around the world offering winter entertainments. First up is Northern Vermont’s, city of Stowe.

Stowe is a year-round resort town located in Northern Vermont. Visitors from all over the world come to Stowe to enjoy the New England charm, stunning scenery, and endless activities. This area is famous for its world-class ski areas on Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak. Stowe hosts numerous festivals to highlight the sport including Spring Summit Celebration and the 61st Annual Sugar Slalom - one of the oldest and most esteemed races in the U.S. Visitors looking for milder winter activities can enjoy skating on frozen ponds or simply strolling along the Stowe Recreation Path.

Two bed and breakfasts worth a look if you are making your way to this area are: Fitch Hill Inn located in Hyde Park and Moose Meadow Lodge located in Waturbury. Fitch Hill inn is a Federal style home, c.1797, with a Victorian front porch on a hill overlooking the Green Mountains. It is 1/4 mile from scenic Vermont Hwys 15 & 100, providing a quiet location that is still close to all the activities in Northern Vermont. Moose Meadow is nestled on 86 secluded acres in the Green Mountains, the Adirondack style Moose Meadow Lodge in Waterbury, Vermont invites you to enjoy a truly unique B&B experience. The Lodge features four luxury guest rooms with private baths, hot tub, hiking trails, a pond, and the Sky Loft - a glass-enclosed gazebo at the highest point of the property.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

New England Bed and Breakfasts

Fall Getaways

So we are a few days into Fall. I love this season; everything starts to slow down, we all start to cook a little differently, and watch the season change from the greens of summer to the spectacular colors of fall. I have to admit, when I think of fall color, New England comes to mind first. What better way to celebrate the season than to visit a New England inn or bed and breakfast. Get ready to relax in the season and take in some spectacular color.

Six Chimneys & and Dream Bed and Breakfast

Six Chimneys and A Dream is located in the Lakes area on New Hampshire. From this well situated bed and breakfast, you can tour the White Mountains. and the rest of the Lakes Region. The welcoming and comfortable 1791 colonial stagecoach inn offers six spacious guest rooms and four common rooms, savory breakfasts, and personalized service.

Country Life Bed and Breakfast

Moving on to upstate New York, Country Life Bed and Breakfast in Saratoga Springs in the Adirondacks is set on a hill top in the middle of 118 acres of woodlands, meadows,pastures, with a swimming hole and waterfalls.

Hill Farm Inn

Finally, Hill Farm Inn in Manchester, located in the White Mountains of Vermont provides spectacular mountain and valley views in all directions Visitors can walk the 2 ½ miles of grassy trails, fish along the mile of river frontage, visit the farm animals, take a canoe down the river, or just sit on the porch and relax.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Woodside Belgium Bed and Breakfast Bruges

Woodside Belgium Bed and Breakfast Bruges

This Flemish/English couple offers you a beautiful bed and breakfast in the countryside near Bruges, the Belgian coast and 'Flanders Fields'. The bed and breakfast offers three modern bedrooms, all with private bathrooms, cable TV, DVD and WiFi Internet connection. From 1st April through to 30th September free use of the beautiful outdoor heated swimming pool with its terrace !

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Washington House Inn in Cedarburg, Wisconsin

Cedarburg, Wisconsin

Cedarburg is a small historic city located 20 minutes north of Milwaukee. The town is boasts a bustling downtown area with over 100 antique stores, restaurants, boutiques, and other businesses residing in historic buildings. 100 more historic homes surround downtown, providing visitors with an authentic historic Midwest feel. The town is ranked as on of Midwest Living's readers Favorite Small Town getaways and one of the best places too antiquing.

Elegant Lodging at the Washington House Inn

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and located in the heart of Cedarburg's Historic District, Washington House Inn offers elegant lodging within walking distance of Cedarburg Festivals, unique shops, antiquing, galleries, restaurants, our local winery, brew pub and Cedarburg Cultural Center.

Washington House Inn successfully blends the charm and romance of days past with the amenities and conveniences expected by today's discriminating travelers. Whether you travel for business, a romantic getaway, celebration of a special occasion, or a visit to the world class city of Milwaukee (20 minutes to the south), The Washington House Inn and the quaint city of Cedarburg will exceed your every expectation.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Pension Bounty - In Avatoru, Rangiroa

Pension Bounty - A Diver's Paradise

O.K. I admit I had to drag out my atlas for our newest member, Pension Bounty, a family run hotel located on a coconut plantation in the village of Avatoru on Rangiroa. Rangiroa is an atoll or group of coral islands located in French Polynesia. It is considered one of the world’s best dive destinations.

Innkeepers, Muriel and Alain, a level 3 diver, will welcome you and be your guide to this charming hotel in Tahiti. Divided into four comfortable studio apartments with all modern comforts and complying with European standards, this family hotel is all about its client’s independence. Each studio apartment is equipped with a kitchenette, a bathroom with hot water, a safe, a fan, a large deck, an extra bed (if requested) a free Wi-Fi connection and very important in this tropical area- mosquito nets in doors and windows. The lodge also offers you the possibility to rent a bike, which will allow you to go easily to the village of Avartoru or to other sites where beautiful sun sets will enchant you.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Historic Village of East Hampton

East Hampton is a historic village offering visitors a glimpse to the past - majestic old elms, green expanses, windmills - of the English, not Dutch variety - and the famous Town Pond with its picturesque swans and a 300-year-old cemetery. Close by are many charming boutiques, antique shops, art galleries, and world-class restaurants and gourmet food shops. For the sports enthusiast there is world-class saltwater fishing, sailing, surfing, golf, tennis, hiking and horseback riding. And, of course, there are the beaches; the ocean beaches in the Hamptons are considered some of the most beautiful in the world, with mile after mile of pristine sand, dunes and pounding surf.

The Mill House Inn has been named in the Zagat US Hotel Guide’s “Top 50 Small Hotels,” New York Magazine’s “Top 10 Inns in the Hamptons” and Travel & Leisure’s Magazine “Inn of the Month.” Conveniently located in the heart of historic East Hampton Village, just steps from world-class shops, galleries, restaurants & theatres, walking distance to the ocean beach & a short drive to fishing, boating, hiking, biking & wine tasting. Retreat to comfortable Adirondack chairs in the Inn’s lush gardens. Awaken in beautifully appointed rooms & spectacular dog-friendly suites to enjoy a leisurely breakfast our guests have proclaimed "the best ever," cookies-around-the-clock, attentive concierge, our old fashioned hospitality & relaxed atmosphere. We guarantee to make you feel welcome every time you come home to The Mill House Inn!