Thursday, December 31, 2009

Save The Carry-On Petition

I'm taking a break today from posting our newest bed and breakfasts in order to ask you to consider signing a petition to save carry-on luggage for your next flight. I'm borrowing this from

Sign the SAVE THE CARRY-ON petition

The hysteria caused by the Christmas Day incident as preciptiated a real crisis for the carry-on traveler. Register your opposition to the banning of carry-on luggage by signing the OBOW petition here. Please forward to friends and post on other message boards you visit (like FlyerTalk or Rick Steves). Our goal is 10,000 signatures. The petition text:

We, the undersigned, do petition and urge US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano to allow no policy that bans airline passengers from traveling with at least one reasonably-sized item of carry-on luggage and a personal item. Banning carry-on luggage would impose an unjust, undue, and unnecessary burden on a traveling public already under great stress. - sign here

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Harborside House Bed and Breakfast in Marblehead, Massachusetts

Seaside Relaxation

The historic, seaside town of Marblehead is conveniently located 15 miles northeast of Boston. Travelers will enjoy the 1000 historic houses, unique shops, fine restaurants, spectacular views of the ocean, islands and harbor, as well as a number of inviting bed and breakfasts. Recreational opportunities include sailing, swimming and biking. Enjoy family events like the Annual Christmas Walk and Festival of Arts. Take in a performance during the Summer Jazz Series or concerts by Symphony by the Sea. Shop the Farmer's Market or hit the beach at Devereux. Marblehead is an excellent choice for a relaxing getaway by the sea.

Restored 1840 Home

Harborside House is located in the historic district overlooking Marblehead Harbor. This handsomely restored 1840 home offers two large guest rooms, water views from the parlor, period dining room, summer breakfast porch, and a third-story deck. A generous continental breakfast is served each morning. Afternoon tea is available on request. Walk to shops, restaurants, and historic sites.

For more information, call or email:
781.631.1032 or

Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Bed and Breakfast in Greenwich Village

Rooms To Let is in historic Greenwich Village, Manhattan New York. The bed and breakfast is just moments away from the trendy Meatpacking District with its designer shops and fashionable clubs. Yet when you turn onto Horatio Street you are in a tranquil oasis. Near the magnificent new Hudson River Park, this part of the West Village is where you want to be in Manhattan. Although the location is central, it is a calm, quiet retreat from the action found all around.

This Greek Revival residence, circa 1840, retains much of its original feeling. Standing on the front stoop you can watch the sun setting over the Hudson, and, if you are lucky, the QE2 may be passing. At street level you will see an alleyway entrance, once a "horsewalk" that led to a two-story building at the rear. The stable disappeared many years ago, and what is left is a large garden which all guests are encouraged to enjoy. Sitting in the garden in the evening, you can see the lights of The Empire State Building, a beacon to the north. Inside, the parlor floor is filled with antiques and paintings.

A curved staircase leads to the second floor where three rooms are available for guests. There are two large double rooms, one with a queen size bed and the other with twin beds. Both rooms have air conditioning, light, views and comfortable furnishings. The large modern bathroom is shared by the guests on that floor. The innkeeper is a painter and the 3rd floor is her own pied-a-terre and studio. There is also a single room on that floor that shares a bathroom with her.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Small Town Atmosphere in Reedsburg, Wisconsin

Reedsburg provides a small town atmosphere with activities to fit all interests. It is an easy hours drive from Madison, Wisconsin and offers visitors museums such as Pioneer Log Village and Museum, Reedsburg Area Historical Society and the Museum of Norman Rockwell Art, fine dining, and shopping. Reedsburg is also only minutes away from the Wisconsin Dells, Circus World Museum, Devil's Lake, the House on the Rock and the American Players Theater.

While visiting enjoy the hospitality of Tom and Donna Hofmann at Parkview Bed and Breakfast located in the historic Park Street District one block from Main Street. This bed and breakfast offers guests four cozy guest rooms; two with a private bath. Donna, a home economist, is always thinking up one of a kind breakfasts and is always in search of new interesting recipes. Visit their website for her Strawberry French Toast recipe. Seasonal and local foods are featured in the breakfast menu.

If you'd like to contact these innkeepers, please phone them at
(608) 524-4333 or email

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Trelawn Riverside Bed and Breakfast - Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown is a beautiful resort city located on Lake Wakatipu, which overlooks the Southern Alps. This popular tourist destination offers visitors beautiful scenery, outdoor and indoor attractions, world class dining and more. Area attractions worth a look include Arrowtown Museum, Wakatipu Art Trail, wine tasting on the Queenstown Wine Trail. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy white water rafting, hangliding, hiking, and boating.

Trelawn Place is 5 km from central Queenstown. This unique accommodation offers guests a luxury set in a peaceful cottage garden with breathtaking mountain views and lawns that sweep to the edge of the Shotover River.

Ensuite rooms, with balconies or patios, provide comfort, and warmth, individually furnished with antiques, in a country style décor. A generous cooked breakfast, friendly hosts and family pets, all make this your perfect holiday retreat.

Three self contained cottages are available for those on their honeymoon or anniversary.

You can contact the innkeepers for additional information:
64-3-442-9160 or

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

London Home Away From Home - The Heathers

Comfortable B&B in South East London

The Heathers is a comfortable family run home situated in a residential area in South East London. The bed and breakfast is 15 minutes from the center of London by train. The innkeepers goal is to ensure ensure you have a pleasant stay without paying central London accommodation prices.

The Heathers is located close to Blackheath Village and historical Greenwich. Both have excellent pubs, restaurants and shops. The Glades shopping center at Bromley in Kent is an excellent shopping center within easy reach of our home but with prices much more realistic than in central London.

The innkeepers are happy to give you full directions from your point of arrival to the local railway station (Hither Green or Catford Bridge) and will be pleased to meet you at the local railway station on arrival day by prior arrangement. Lifts to the station in the mornings are available on request.

Please contact the innkeepers for further information: 020 8698 8340 (UK44-20-86988340) or email

Monday, December 14, 2009

Country Residence in the Heart of Burgundy

The medieval town of Mont Saint Jean is ideally located in the heart of Burgundy with its rich mixture of antiquity, architecture, wine, food and picturesque countryside. Mont Saint Jean is well known for its annual antique fair (held usually mid August), which attracts about 10,000 visitors. Bed and breakfast travelers will also discover that many cultural sites and towns are within easy reach such as Saulieu, Pouilly-en-Auxois and Dijon with their shopping, restaurants and leisure activities. The area is ideal for walking, cycling, golfing, horseback riding or just relaxing. Nearby Morvan National Park offers another host of outdoor opportunities for bed and breakfast travelers seeking to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Château Les Roches offers travelers the experience of staying in a private country residence with just six guest bedrooms. The setting of Les Roches is picturesque and tranquil where one can unwind and feel completely relaxed. The 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. Home-cooked dinners are offered twice per week (Thursdays and Saturdays) using regional and seasonal ingredients. The dinner experience begins with an aperitif in the salon, four-course meal in the dining room or terrace and ends with a coffee or tea in the library.

For further information or booking, please contact
0033 (0)3 80 84 32 71 or email

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Charming Apartments in Perugia, Italy

The Pastoral City of Perugia

The medieval city of Perugia, capital of the Umbria region, is perched atop a hill and surrounded by pastoral countryside. The city offers bed and breakfast travelers art, culture and history away from the crowds, but yet only a one and a half hour drive from Rome and Florence. Some of the important tourist sites include the Duomo, the Cathedral of San Pietro, Lake Trasimeno, the National Archaeological Museum and the Galleria Nazional dell'Umbria Palazzo dei Priori. Bed and breakfast travelers will also enjoy fine restaurants and many events throughout the year such as the Umbria Jazz Festival in July and the Eurochocolate in October.

Luxurious Apartment Living

Giuseppe Nuzzaci
believes that he offers something that has been missing in central Italy: not your average farm holiday accommodation, nor an uninspiring flat or a b&b room, but a luxurious apartment in a villa in which the owners themselves reside, amid elegance, comfort and tradition, and accompanied by warm, friendly, family hospitality.

The Charming apartments Villa Nuba Colle Giorgio II includes three luxury apartments. This self catering rental is all inclusive. Light, heating and water costs, towel and linen with a weekly change, taxes and weekly cleaning costs, food and beverage in the kitchen for a hearty Italian breakfast for the first mornings of your stay included in the rental.

If you are interested in booking one of these apartments, please contact them at
(+39) 075 5725 765 - (+39) 338 6872 362 or email

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Luxurious Offerings at the SOCO Buenos Aires

Visit The Vibrant City of Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is the third largest city in South America, a sprawling metropolis offering travelers a rich history, eclectic culture of art, music and incomparable nightlife. Buenos Aires's identity lies in its 48 neighborhoods, each with its own character and history. The city has a European feel to it with city blocks filled with cafes and sophisticated shops. Tourist must-sees include the Plaza de Mayo, El Centro, San Telmo, La Boca, Palermo, and La Recoleta. Schedule time for a siesta to allow you a lengthy night out at a club, bar, or performance, or an evening of tango and visit one of the neighborhoods' outdoor arts-and-crafts and antique markets.

Stay in a Luxurious 1920's Mansion

In the heart of Abasto, the Buenos Aires quarter famed for its rich history of tango, you will find SOCO Buenos Aires. Housed in a remodeled 1920´s mansion, SOCO Buenos Aires offers premium comfort and modern conveniences amongst charming surrounds. With eight welcoming suites, each with an ambience that captures a uniquely Argentine essence, SOCO Buenos Aires endeavours to provide its guests with consistently exceptional service and personalized attention. Artists, art galleries, craftsmen, musicians, ateliers, cultural centers and museums are only some of the many attractions to enjoy while staying in this quarter.

To book a stay at this boutique hotel, email or call +54 11 4864 2032.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Bed and Breakfast Hotel in London's West End

Central London B&B Hotel is delightfully charming Georgian bed and breakfast hotel, located in the heart of London’s West End. This area offers diverse scenes and activities; ideal for shopping, leisure and business trips.

Lodging includes a superb full English and Vegetarian breakfast, en-suite rooms (most have air conditioning) with fast and free wireless internet connection.

Central London B&B is recommended by reputable guidebooks.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

La Piccola Maison in Rome's Exclusive "Via Veneto"

Style and elegance define Piccola Maison, which is located in the most elegant area of Rome, the famous "Via Veneto." This accommodation offers travelers an ideal location for an exclusive stay in the capital. Major tourist sights and main sites of interest nearby include the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and Villa Borghese. It is also near the exit of the metro "Barberini" and 10 minutes from the railway station "Termini".

This chic town house is a brand new place with renovated private rooms equipped with all the comforts of home. The modern style and the fresh design make the place the best choice for travelers looking for a prestigious atmosphere with convenient prices. The rooms, which have recently been renovated and have flat screen TVs, mini refrigerators, hair dryers and air conditioning. The warm colors and wood floors accentuate the welcoming and warm atmosphere the hotel has to offer.

Monday, November 30, 2009

101 Addison Road - Manly Sydney Australia

Sydney, Australia

Sydney, the largest city in Australia, offers bed and breakfast enthusiasts everything one can expect from a large metropolis, including shopping, fine dining, theater and more. Attend a performance at the famed Sydney Opera House, surf the waves at famous Bondi Beach or cruise around Sydney Harbor. Visit Sydney's famous landmark the Sydney Harbour Bridge or explore the Taronga Zoo, the Royal Botanic Gardens, The Rocks or the Sydney Aquarium. Bed and breakfast travelers will also find countless museums, such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Sydney or the Sydney Jewish Museum.

A Perfect Retreat

101 Addison Road is the perfect location for your Sydney holiday. This charming Victorian cottage circ. 1880 is located on a quiet street just a three minutes stroll to harbour and ocean beaches, excellent restaurants, al fresco cafes and much more. Guests can enjoy a spacious bedroom with French doors to the verandah with comfortable queensized bed and freshly-ironed sheets. A second bedroom is available with a double bed, should you wish to book this for friends or family. You would then share the bathroom.

A gracious private living room with TV/video, a Yamaha grand piano for the musician, games , numerous books, and good music. A tea/coffee bar and guest refrigerator is also available. A delicious healthy breakfast with quality teas and freshly brewed coffee is served each morning.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Historic Bayeux in Normandy, France

Historic Bayeux in Normandy

Bayeux is a historic city located in the lush, pastoral region of the Normandy in the northwest of France. It is centrally located to many attractions and features picturesque scenery. If you like the outdoors, you can enjoy golfing, horseback riding, sailing or swimming. Those interested in history or other cultural attractions will have many choices, such as the famous Bayeux Tapestry, the D-Day beaches, Mont St. Michel and a variety of castles and gardens close by. Festivals in the area include the anniversary celebration of D-Day, the Normandy Boreals Festival and the Christmas Market.

Stay in a Restored Farmhouse

La Foulerie is a historic, lovingly restored farmhouse in the Normandy region of France. It is the perfect base for excursions to the many interesting historic sights and beautiful countryside. The inn features three comfortable rooms with private baths. Each room accommodates two guests, the yellow room can accommodate one additional, the blue room three additional guests (for an extra 20 Euro per person). Guests can relax in front of the fireplace with a book from the inn's library or enjoy the gameroom complete with pool table, games, TV and DVD player. For a more active way of enjoying the area, the inn rents mountain bikes, which are a great way to reach many interesting places near by. La Foularie can accommodate and welcomes families with children.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Relax at the Old Thyme Inn - Half Moon Bay, California

Coast Community of Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay is a small coastal community located just 20 minutes from Silicon Valley and 40 minutes from San Francisco. Bed and breakfast visitors can enjoy roaming the quaint downtown area filled with shops or dining at the area cafes. Spend a day beach combing or examining area tidepools, pick strawberries at local farms. Half Moon Bay's big pumpkin festival each October draws crowds from all over the world.

Old Thyme Inn

Spend enchanted nights in Old Thyme Inn, an 1898 "Princess Anne Victorian B&B tucked in the seaside village of Half Moon Bay. This bed and breakfast is the ideal retreat from which to comb the nearby beaches or explore coastside shops and art galleries. A lush and fragrant English-style herb and flower garden provides a tranquil setting for romance, pleasant conversation beside gurgling fountains, or to simply slow down and gather your peace.

The Inn is furnished in antiques and the innkeeper's collection of fine art; it offers seven guest rooms, all freshly and uniquely decorated. Each room features a queen bed with featherbed and down duvet, sumptuous all-cotton linens, cable TV VCR, free wi-fi, and private bath. Some rooms offer a relaxing Jacuzzi-for-two and/or cozy fireplace. A delectable full breakfast is the perfect way to start your day, and don't forget afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Bed and Breakfast in the Center of Amsterdam

Right in the center of Amsterdam

Location, location, location !!! Palace B&B is a minute's walk from the Royal Palace of Amsterdam. The Dam Square is just around the corner, so you can immediately experience the vibrant energy of Amsterdam the moment you step out of your room or suite. There's a huge luxurious supermarket in front of the palace for your groceries and breakfast- and lunch cafés surround the whole area.

Beautiful Rooms

This bed and breakfast has beautiful rooms and suites with high ceilings and very big windows. You can gaze at all the dynamism of the city from the vantage point of your room and enjoy Amsterdam's changing scenery. There is also a small indoor garden in this bed and breakfast and where the other rooms has a view. These comfortable rooms have wonderful private bathrooms all with modern facilities and thick luxurious towels.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Gothic Quarter Bed and Breakfast - Seven Balconies

Seven Balconies has been Natalia´s family house for over a century. Located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter in Barcelona, it is built on top of a Roman ruins. A walk through the Old Town, the site of palaces, churches, museums, art galleries, craft and antique shops, offers you a romantic atmosphere accentuated by street artists playing classical music.

In the last years new designers, fashion shops and all kind of trendy bussineses have taken over the area giving to the neighborhood a personality comparable to the Soho. You will also find bohemian cafes, bars where you can taste delicious tapas, restaurants with exquisit international cuisine and, of course, ourfamous paella.

Seven Balconies takes its name from the seven balconies that frame each one of the rooms. The charm and the warmth of the cozy place: tiled floors, old furniture, cotton linen and comfortable beds, will turn your stay into something special.

To get to Seven Balconies is very easy. All public transportation is nearby. The Ramblas, the most popular street in the city, with the Plaza Catalunya on one side and the sea on the other, is five minutes away.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Provence, France - Hotel Villa Vauban

Villefranche-sur-Mer, an unspoiled Mediterranean town, is located in southern France in the heart of the Cote D'Azur and only 10 km from Nice. The town welcomes bed and breakfast travelers with picturesque charm right on the Mediterranean Sea. Its location makes it an ideal base for exploring the region. The town itself offers its historic Citadel, the Chapel Cocteau, museums, colorful markets and unique shops, selling wines, jewelry, perfume and more. To enjoy the breathtaking scenery bed and breakfast may wish to frequent the beautiful beaches, go fishing, hiking or swimming. After all that sightseeing Villefranche-sur-Mer delights with a variety of restaurants, offering regional specialties including fresh seafood.

Hotel Villa Vauban is recently re-opened after 16 months of renovation and improvement works to comply with current standards of Health and Safety. All rooms have private facilities, air-conditioning and room safes. The hotel is under English ownership and direction with an emphasis on an individual and personal clientele. Situated alongside historic 16th century Citadel, the hotel overlooks the beautiful Bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer towards Cap Ferrat. The area includes two beaches, 20 restaurants, and bars within 5/15 minutes walk.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Canal Apartment in Amsterdam

Exciting Amsterdam

Amsterdam is an exciting, unique city that provides bed and breakfast visitors with historic 17th century architecture, the famous canals, lively nightlife and countless charming bed and breakfasts, all packed into a relatively small area. The city's compact size lends itself to touring on foot, boat or bike to the many tourist sites. While visiting, bed and breakfast travelers should include these Amsterdam "must-see" attractions: the Van Gogh Museum, the 250-room Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House, the Artis Zoo, the Stedelijk Museum, the Royal Palace, the Dam Square, the Begijnhof, or take in local theater, fine and ethnic dining or explore the ecclectic selection of shopping in the Jordaan neighborhood or the Albert Cuyp Market, fleamarket. This exciting city has something for bed and breakfast travelers of many tastes.

Unique Canal Apartment

Canal Apartment in Amsterdam offers travelers a fully equipped, modern 100m2 ground floor apartment at the Prinsengracht canal in the center of Amsterdam. The apartment is located close to the Anne Frank House, the Royal Palace, the 9 little streets, the Westertower and the Modern Art Gallery Quarter of the Jordaan.

The apartment has two large bedrooms with two double queensize beds. A babycot is available, bedlinen and towels are supplied. The bathroom has a bathtub (jacuzzi) with shower, a hairdryer, there is a washer and a dryer. The living/dining room is in between the two bedrooms and has an open plan kitchen with a combined microwave/oven, fridge, dishwasher. There are two T.V.'s and a stereosystem with cd-player.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Amelia Island Williams House - Resort Living in Florida

Amelia Island is located in north Florida and is the state's northernmost barrier island. This resort Island offers travelers, golf, tennis, horse back riding on the beach, miles of nature trails and bike paths. The island is also host to a 50 block National Historic District with Victorian architecture, shops, galleries, fine dining and more. Vacationers can reach Amelia Island by air via the Jacksonville International Airport, which is 35 minutes by car from the Island.

Experience the ambiance of Amelia Island Williams House in the quaint seaside village of Fernandina Beach on beautiful Amelia Island. Just imagine a relaxing vacation or a celebratory romantic getaway. Your accommodations are elegantly decorated and designed to offer a serene interlude filled with romantic touches. A comfortable warm atmosphere awaits all who enter to share the unforgettable Amelia Island Williams House. Your hosts Deborah and Byron McCutchen invite you to come and relax in an era of times gone-by amidst crystal chandeliers, antiques and art. The innkeepers are dedicated to your enjoyment of the remarkable Amelia Island. Attention to detail will leave you wanting for nothing and feeling completely pampered.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Ana´s Guest House in Barcelona, Spain

Historic Barcelona

The capital of Catalonia, Barcelona sits at the northeast end of the Costa Brava, Spain's gateway to the Mediterranean. Barcelona has managed to combine the best in innovative contemporary culture with a rich history and tradition. It is filled with landmark buildings and world-class museums. These include the famed Church of the Sacred Family, the Picasso Museum, Las Ramblas, the famous tree-lined promenade cutting through the heart of the old quarter, the Casa Batllo and the National Museum of Catalonia. A half-hour flight east will land you on any of the Balearic Islands--fast-paced Majorca, rowdy Ibiza, or sleepy Minorca. Explore the Gothic Quarter, take part in the lively night life or visit the harbor of Port Vell.

Convenience and Charm in Ana's Guest House

Ana’s Guest House I and II B&B, is located in the heart of the Eixample. Constructed in 1915 has a typical Modernist Catalan style, keeping its original architecture. From its excellent location between the avenues Paseo de Gracia and Paseo San Joan, in just 3 minutes visitors can reach Sagrada Familia Church,Plaza Catalunya and Ramblas. With Ana’s as a starting point, you will be able to walk its streets, elegant stores, bars and restaurants, antique dealers, art galleries and museums.

The Bed and Breakfast offers a spacious atmosphere with ample natural light,with originals parquet floors and bow -windows in the living room, and comfortable, cozy and tastefully decorated rooms with balconies and flowers and views from its balconies of one of the most attractive areas of the city.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Brussels - The Capital City of Belgium - Rovignon Bed and Breakfast


The city of Brussels, capital of Belgium and home to the European Parliament welcomes visitors with a pleasant temperate climate and a host of sights and delights to entertain and a great deal more than the proverbial beer and chocolate. Narrow cobbled streets open suddenly into the breathtaking Grand-Place, with its ornate guild houses, impressive Town Hall and buzzing atmosphere. Bars, restaurants and museums are clustered within the compact city center, enclosed within the petit ring, which follows the path of the 14th-century city walls. Other Brussels landmarks include the bronze statue of the Manneken-Pis, The Royal Palace, Belvue Museum, the Natural Sciences Museum and the Royal Museums of Art and History. Children will enjoy the Mini-Europe science exhibit with miniatures of the Eiffel Tower, Berlin, Westminster and more, while adults may wish to visit the famous landmark called the Atomium, a giant model of an oxygen molecule.

Rovignon Bed and Breakfast

Rovignon Bed and Breakfast is located close to the city center, Au Rovignon is a XIXth century townhouse renovated in 1994. In close proximity to public transportation, it's an ideal place to stay to explore the capital of Europe. The world famous Grandplace is just 15 minutes away as are the European institutions or the atomium. Your hosts will be more than happy to assist you in your discovery of their city. A free map of the city and tourist information will be waiting for you in your room. For those who travel with their laptop, Au Rovignon is equipped with wireless internet. A full continental breakfast is included in the price. Children are welcome, your host family has three. As well, there are three cats on residence. The house is fully non-smoking.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Beautiful Niagara Falls - The Red Coach Inn

Niagara Falls

The City of Niagara Falls is is located on the eastern banks of the Niagara River, nearly halfway between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. Visitors from all over the world come to view Niagara Falls and Niagara River. The town itself has numerous restaurants, shopping, and tourist activiites centered around the falls. Attractions include Prospect Point Observation Tower, Three Sisters Islands, Beaver Island State Park, The Wintergarden, Niagara Falls Aquarium, and Schoellkopf Geological Museum.

The Red Coach Inn

The Red Coach Inn has been welcoming guests to Niagara Falls since 1923. Overlooking the spectacular Upper Rapids, just 1500 feet from the American Falls, the Inn is Niagara’s most distinctive historic structure, with its English Tudor exterior and its warm English country ambience.

The inn offers luxurious two-bedroom suites, one-bedroom suites and guestrooms, each uniquely decorated with period antiques and reproductions. All spacious suites overlook the thundering rapids, and most have kitchens, fireplaces and canopy beds. All accommodations are air conditioned with private full bath, Jacuzzi jetted tub, telephone with voicemail and free long distance, free wireless internet, Bose stereo, television, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, luxurious European robes, hairdryer and Gilchrist & Soames amenities from England.

The inn's chefs create new breakfast, lunch and dinner menus each day, featuring Black Angus beef, pastas, “light” selections and the finest seafood available shipped direct from Boston.

The Grill Room, with its wood-paneled booths and wrought iron chandeliers, is warmed by a roaring wood fire in winter. In summer the outdoor patio, surrounded by a beautiful garden, is a favorite dining spot. The Rapids Room, an enclosed porch with leaded glass windows, offers a panoramic view of the majestic Niagara Rapids.

The Cruvinet wine bar has rich mahogany paneling with brass accents. It features an array of vintage wines by the glass, specialty drinks, flavored coffees, cappuccino and beers from around the world.

The cozy Fireside Room has an extensive library. It is a perfect gathering place for cocktails, an after-dinner drink, or for simply relaxing with a book by the fire.

The banquet rooms can comfortably accommodate parties up to 50 with picture windows offering spectacular views of the Niagara Rapids.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Perfect Getaway - Boyce, Virginia - L'Auberge Provençale

Boyce, Virginia

The small town of Boyce is situated about 1 hour and a half West of Washington, DC in the Virginia Wine Country and is also near the famous Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive. It is perfect for those bed and breakfast travelers who are looking for a relaxing getaway. The area offers a great variety of outdoor activities including hiking, horseback riding, golfing, and even ballooning, but it is also well known for its numerous vineyards, antique shopping, historical homes and plantations, battlefields, museums and theaters.

L'Auberge Provençale

L'Auberge Provençale of the Shenandoah Valley is a Washington DC Bed and Breakfast Getaway in the style of a quintessential French Country Bed and Breakfast Inn. Celeste and Alain Borel, innkeepers of this Northern Virginia Luxury Bed and Breakfast Inn, have created a bit of Provence with award winning French cuisine, cheerful Provençale elegant suites and rooms, faux walls, Provençale fabrics and antiques to create an atmosphere of a true "Auberge." The Virginia Inn blends French country comfort with modern luxury and is located near the famous Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive, Virginia.

Enjoy Virginia Wine Country as you savor their five-course menu, which blooms into seven, with herbs and vegetables grown in this Virginia Bed and Breakfast’s garden and a bounty of fruits in summer from our orchard. The award winning wine list will help set the tone for a romantic Virginia weekend getaway. L'Auberge Provençale of the Shenandoah Valley is ideal for a new or rekindling romance, a proposal, birthday, anniversary, or a special DC weekend getaway from the otherwise hectic world.

Travel the Virginia back roads during your stay at L'Auberge Provençale and enjoy antiquing, wine tasting, horseback riding, golfing, even ballooning near the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway area, or simply wile away the day in front of a cozy fire or on our spacious porch with a glass of wine, enjoying the simpler pleasures of Virginia Wine Country.

L'Auberge Provençale Bed and Breakfast beckons you to explore the growth of spring, the deep shade of summer, the brilliance of fall and the solitude of winter. If you can't spend a "year in Provence," then a romantic DC weekend getaway to L'Auberge Provençale Country Inn and French Restaurant to renew your spirit with superb French cuisine and attentive, gracious service that is the center of any true Auberge.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Relax at Graycote Inn in Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor is a coastal town set in the Downeast region of Maine. Bed and Breakfast fravelers visit Bar Harbor for its stunning rocky coastline, quaint seaside resort village, and access to Acadia National Park. This area has a little bit of everything to suite any travelers needs. Bar Harbor is easily accessible by car from Boston 268 miles or by a local airport, the Hancock County Airport or Bangor International Airport located only 50 miles away.

Graycote Inn

A retreat from the everyday. Open year-round. First Green Certified inn in Bar Harbor. The Graycote Inn is ideally located: on a large lot on a quiet side street, within easy walking distance of Bar Harbor’s restaurants, shops, galleries and ocean-oriented activities. All rooms have private baths and queen or king size beds, many with canopies, fireplaces and balconies. Rates are per room, per night for two persons and include a full hot served breakfast, and afternoon refreshments. Breakfast at the Graycote is a leisurely time to talk with your fellow guests and put the finishing touches on your plans for a busy day in Acadia National Park or in Bar Harbor's many fine shops and galleries. An hour before breakfast begins you'll find a coffee tray outside your door. The full, hot gourmet breakfast is served at your table on the sunny enclosed porch or in the formal dining room - in front of a fire in winter. Enjoy a choice of juices; hot coffee or tea; fresh fruit with a muffin or sweet bread; cereal; and a delicious hot dish such as blueberry or orange-pecan pancakes, waffles, a frittata, French custard toast, or Western casserole or breakfast burrito. The coffee is roasted right in Bar Harbor; the inn bakes its own breads and muffins from scratch every day. The Graycote Inn is a retreat from the everyday and your perfect home while in Bar Harbor.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Fall in Jeffersonville, Indiana - The Old Bridge Inn


Jeffersonville Indiana

Jeffersonville is located just minutes to Louisville Kentucky, offering visitors a country setting within minutes to major attractions. Local area attractions include antique shops, restaurants and the Ohio River. The Falls of the Ohio fossil beds are a short drive from the Inn along the river, as well as the Howard Steamboat Museum.

The Old Bridge Inn

Seconds to Louisville, Kentucky, this neo-classical was built by a prominent Jeffersonville family in 1836. The entire house, which has a fireplace in the parlor, is decorated with antiques and features five beautiful bedrooms, all with private baths and fireplaces, which can accommodate up to 18 people. Among the many amenities you will enjoy are a full breakfast and complimentary beverages. The inn is named for the old Big Four Railroad bridge which can be seen from the inn, spans the river and is know locally as the bridge that goes nowhere.

This National Register home is conveniently located within walking distance of shops, restaurants and the Ohio River. The Falls of the Ohio fossil beds are a short drive from the Inn along the river, as well as the Howard Steamboat Museum. Louisville, Kentucky is just minutes away from the inn and Churchill Downs, Kentucky Derby Museum, Papa John's Stadium and the University of Louisville.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Belgium Gettaway to Beautiful Laarne and Vanhercke B&B

Laarne is a small village located a few kilometers east of Ghent, in one of the most green areas in the Ghent periphery and is ideally situated for exploring Belgium. Its central location makes it convenient for visiting the entire country in 3 - 4 days. Local attractions include St. Bavo's, the Belfry and Carollon, the Castle of the Counts, and The Water Castle of Laarne, one of the best preserved medieval castles. Day trips inlcude, visits to Bruges,the Venice of the North, Brussels, the capital, Antwerp, ,the city of Rubens, world famous painter, and Ghent,the ancient capital of Flanders.Within 300 km are cities and landscapes of Holland (Amsterdam, Rotterdam), Germany (Dusseldorf, Cologne, Bonn), and France (Paris and Calais with the Chunnel under the English Channel).

Vanhercke B&B is a luxury bed and breakfast with self catering cottages equipped with a private entrance, fireplace, antique pine furniture, TV/DVD, wireless internet, oak wood kitchenette, private North American style bathroom, and a sun terrace. The B&B is surrounded by a park and herbs gardens as well as a fishing pond. The exterior is Medieval style with use of old Flemish brick. Your friendly young host family is ready to welcome you.
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Another Great Fall Gettaway - Lanes Cove House Bed and Breakfast

Glouster Massachusetts

Glouster is a historic fishing port located in Eastern Massachusetts, just 10 miles North of Boston. Travelers to Glouster can enjoy kayaking, saling, lobster feeds, whale watch tours, and more. The city is brimming with cutural activities including touring galleries, museums, and the Cape Ann Symphony. Area attractions of note include: Hammond castle, the “Beauport” Sleeper-McCann House, and the Sargent House Museum.

Lanes Cove House - "A five star B&B with a ten star concierge"

Lanes Cove House, located in Glouster, is a charming, cozy and comfortable 1800s Victorian. It overlooks a picturesque lobster fishing cove in Lanesville, one of Gloucester's quaint villages. There is a small village beach just a short walk away or two beautiful wide beaches just a short drive away. Make sure to return in time to watch the spectacular sunsets from the deck. Take a 15 minute drive to visit the working waterfront, many art studios and galleries, several museums, dance companies, whale watch boats, fishing, and charming Rockport. A further 15 minute drive with take you to the antique shops of Essex and the witch trial history of Salem. Historic Boston is less than an hour away.

In addition to the bed and breakfast's three guestrooms, consider the newly converted Carriage House, a wonderful place for a family vacation. Available on a weekly basis, it offers 2 bedrooms and 3 baths, a gas fireplace, a Jacuzzi, large LCD TVs and much more.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Historic Village of East Hampton, New York - The Mill House Inn

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
is a East Hampton Bed and Breakfast and 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!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Fall Getaway to Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville, the largest city in Western North Carolina, is located in the mountains region (Smoky Mountains, Blue Ridge Mountains) of North Carolina.The city of Asheville itself is surrounded by lush mountains, many with elevations above 5,000 feet. Travelers can enjoy everything from rafting and rock climbing to hiking and biking, fishing, hiking/backpacking, biking, ice skating, snow skiing, hot air balloon rides, llama trekking, gem mining, water sports, and shopping.

The historic 1889 White Gate Inn is an Asheville Bed and Breakfast that tempts travelers with the delightful charm of a New England inn and the luxurious amenities of a fine Asheville hotel.

For couples craving a North Carolina romantic getaway escape or those seeking serenity in a long weekend, thie Asheville Inn offers respite from the distractions of everyday life. Soak in a Jacuzzi tub. Indulge in a deep massage. Meander through the lush gardens. Dine in downtown Asheville NC. Then, sleep in a grand four-poster bed in a stately room with soaring ceilings.

Restore yourself or your relationship at the 1889 WhiteGate Inn - an Asheville North Carolina Bed and Breakfast - the closest Inn to downtown Asheville.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

BCN Fashion House in Barcelona's Eixample District

BCN Fashion House is located in the elegant Eixample district, a short distance on foot from the chic shopping and Modernist architecture of Passeig de Gràcia, the historic Rambla, Gothic Quarter and Plaça Catalunya.

This contemporary Barcelona accommodation offers spacious, modern facilities in a completely refurbished, 19th century building. Modern comforts are provided in a traditional, central Barcelona location. Guesthouse BCN Fashion House offers eight rooms, with a combination of double, twin, triple and quad options; all equipped with air conditioning, heating and Wi Fi internet. Some equipped with en suite bathroom and kitchenette. Breakfast is available for an extra charge. Guests can also access a spacious lounge, plus a charming garden terrace.

Located on Carrer Bruc, the establishment is also just a short walk from the Arc de Triomf and Barcelona’s Ciutadella park. Nearest metro is Urquinaona (lines 1 & 4), just 20 metres from the establishment, bringing every essential Barcelona attraction within easy reach, plus easy access by bus to / from Barcelona and Girona airports. RENFE regional rail services to other destinations in Catalonia are available from Passeig de Gràcia and Plaça Catalunya.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Enjoy Your Stay in Barcelona at the Boutique Hotel

The capital of Catalonia, Barcelona sits at the northeast end of the Costa Brava, Spain's gateway to the Mediterranean. Barcelona has managed to combine the best in innovative contemporary culture with a rich history and tradition. It is filled with landmark buildings and world-class museums. These include the famed Church of the Sacred Family, the Picasso Museum, Las Ramblas, the famous tree-lined promenade cutting through the heart of the old quarter, the Casa Batllo and the National Museum of Catalonia. A half-hour flight east will land you on any of the Balearic Islands--fast-paced Majorca, rowdy Ibiza, or sleepy Minorca. Explore the Gothic Quarter, take part in the lively night life or visit the harbor of Port Vell. The possibilities are endless.

The Boutique Hotel is a chic and stylish hotel in central Barcelona. Located in the heart of Barcelona the hotel lies just minutes from Gaudí's Casa Batlló and La Pedrera, and the exclusive boutiques and restaurants of Passeig de Gracia.

Housed in a building dating back to 1894, the hotel retains a modernist elegance yet combines this with contemporary interiors.

The quality and design of the hotel is evident in the materials that have been used, with the finest marble, textiles and furnishings imported from around the world to complete the interior.

With its attention to detail, luxurious interiors, and 24-hour staff to cater to your needs, the Boutique Hotel Barcelona is sure to be the perfect setting for your visit.

The hotel features complimentary wireless Internet access throughout the hotel as well as a lounge with a PC, and a small bar where you can relax after a long day shopping or sightseeing.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Woodside Belgium Bed and Breakfast Bruges

Brugge is a historic European city offering visitors architecture, historical monuments, fine dining, world famous chocolates, lace and more. While here enjoy viewing some of the best medieval architecture in Europe, walking down the cobblestone streets of the Grote Markt, enjoying breweries & beer, touring the historic churches, taking carriage rides, and or course windmills.

Woodside Belgium Bed and Breakfast is owned and operated by a Flemish/English couple offering you a beautiful bed and breakfast in the countryside near Bruges, the Belgian coast and 'Flanders Fields'.

The B&B offers three modern bedrooms, all with private bathrooms, cable TV, DVD and WiFi Internet connection. Each room also has a seating area where free tea and coffee is being served. A generous breakfast is included.

From 1st April through to 30th September guests are offered use of the beautiful outdoor heated swimming pool with its terrace.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Touring Rome from the Comfort of a B&B - B&B Smart

IBBP's wonderful Rome bed and breakfasts and inns are ready to offer you their warm hospitality and welcome to Rome, the "Eternal city". Placed between Italy's North and South in the Lazio region, it is hard to describe Rome in a few words. It is a city so vast and rich in art, monuments and exquisite views, a historic city, which has preserved its charm and independence throughout the centuries. Must see tourist attractions for bed and breakfast visitors include the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, the Roman Forum, the Imperial Forums and the Circus Maximus, the Villa Borghese, Villa Glori and Villa Ada. Bed and breakfast visitors should also schedule plenty of time for the Travestere district, the old and characteristic district in the Heart of the Rome Historic Center, between Roman Forum, Campo di Fiori and S Peter Church and, of course, Vatican City including the Vatican Museum and St. Peter's. No trip to Rome would be complete without sampling the local cuisine and doing some shopping at one of the upscale boutiques and shops, such as in the Via Condotti.

The B&B Smart is an economical lodging located right in the heart of Rome. The B&B is just five minutes walking distance from the train station Termini and a short walk to the Roman Forum, Coliseum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, metro, and bus stop. The B&B offers a home away from home atmosphere with no curfew, free city maps, central heating, hairdryer, clean towels and linen. Their is also a common room with TV and fridge, tourist information, cleaning daily.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Birkenau Germany

The small community of Birkenau is situated in the state of Hessen. It provides bed and breakfast travelers with an ideal location to many of the area's tourist spots, such as 30 minutes to Heidelberg, only 45 minutes to Frankfurt, 20 minutes to Mannheim, 90 minutes to Stuttgart or even to Munich or Nuernberg at 3 hours away. Besides its convenient location the town offers scenic country atmosphere and countless options for recreational outdoor fun such as hiking, biking, horseback riding, swimming, fishing and even skiing.

A BandB-Germany is a family-owned B&B offering two beautiful fully-furnished 2-bedroom flats with full kitchens. The accommodations can sleep from one - four people and are excellent for short or long-term stays. Just 30 minutes north of Heidelberg, 20 minutes east of Mannheim, 50 minutes south of Frankfurt, this is an ideal location from which to base your travels.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Another Fall Destination - Alton, Illinois

Alton is a small historic town located in Southern Illinois. Travelers to this area can enjoy antique shops, golf, riverboat casinos, fine dining , live theater and more. History buffs can spend time visiting he Lovejoy Monument, Lincoln-Douglas Square, Confederate Cemetery and Memorial and Underground Railroad stops. Other attractions watching the migration of winter American Bald Eagles and enjoying the area's Fall Color.

The Beall Mansion once was the private residence of Senator Edmond Beall—politician, industrialist, and financier. Thiw award winning lodging is located in the greater St. Louis area. The mansion is perfect for pleasure and business travel, weddings and wedding receptions, corporate Retreats, and narrated tours.

The accommodation is conveniently located along the Heartland Rivers Wine Trail—on “Millionaire's Row” in historic Alton, Illinois—only 25 minutes from the St. Louis Gateway Arch and downtown St. Louis, Missouri (MO) or 90 minutes from Springfield, Illinois.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Business and Relaxation in Brussels

  Granada Southern Spain Bed & Breakfast - Villa Ithaca
La Botanique B&B
The busy business traveler, jetting to let’s say, Brussels, a city known as the location of the European Parliament, the Atomium, Manneken-Pis, and The Royal Palace, will appreciate squeezing in some relaxation time, as well as staying in an accommodation that feels like home. Le Botanique Bed and Breakfast is such a place, located in the center of Brussels, an easy 15 minute walk from the Brussels Grand Place and the European Commission Office, as well as train stations and the metro. Travelers on business or for pleasure will appreciate the free wireless Internet access, the historic, but homey ambiance, transportation to the airport or train stations and home cooked lunch and dinner. The listing offers a good starting point, but do take a minute and click through to their website as it has some very good photos.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Autumn – The Crowning Glory of the Year, A divine time for travel!

With temperatures and leaves falling, the kids back in school and thoughts circling around a little getaway, we at have selected some great suggestions for your Fall travel season. Whether you enjoy the splendor of autumn colors, tasting the newest wines or romantic city escapes, September travel gives us a welcome breather before the busy holiday season is upon us. Please follow us on a trip with your mouse and you may find just what the doctor ordered!

Readmore Inn
Readmore Inn B&B
To start out, New England, and Vermont in particular, in the United States is a quintessential example of fall’s majestic beauty. It is brimming with quaint villages, a selection of 50 parks, including the Green Mountain Forest, fall centered festivals, antique shopping and not to mention, a wonderful variety of charming inns. Here is one delightful example: The Readmore Inn, a historic Colonial Revival, is a perfect destination for your romantic getaway. Set in the village of Bellows Falls, Vermont, it is both comfortable and elegant and was even featured on Bob Vila’s Restore America show and the spring 2002 issue of Vermont Magazine. Start the day with a full gourmet breakfast, made the way you like it. Come stroll through the gardens, relax in the gazebo or on the front porch or sample the afternoon tea offerings. On chilly days, cuddle up by the fire with a book, or play a game of backgammon. Each room offers books according to the theme. Most of inn’s 5 rooms have fireplaces and whirlpools for your relaxation.

Historic Amsterdam's Truelove Guesthouse

Truelove Guesthouse is located in the historic centre of Amsterdam, the Jordaan, and just minutes walking distance from central station, the main shopping center, night life and tourist attractions. This convenient B&B caters to travellers who want to explore the busy and lively city of Amsterdam and like to stay in more tranquil surroundings .

The rooms are decorated in light colours with some splashes of brightness in the form of cushions and pictures. Each room has cable tv, digital clock-radio, coffee and tea making facilities and double beds. Fresh flowers, mineral water and a bottle of wine are standard.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Silicon Valley Convenience - Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Mountain View

The city of Mountain View is situated in the heart of Silicon Valley, California, midway between San Francisco and San Jose and located in close proximity and with easy access to a wealth of Bay Area attractions. Families traveling with children will appreciate being just a few miles from Paramount's Great America while those visiting on business will find its location extremely convenient to many notable Silicon Valley companies. Downtown Mountain View provides a wide array of restaurants and shopping, as well as, year-round events such as the Farmer’s Market, the Arts and Wine Festival, the A La Carte & Art, and the City's summer concert series provide a lively, fun, and friendly environment. For those who love the outdoors, moderate temperatures and sunny skies leave plenty of opportunities to explore Shoreline Park, a 750-acre regional recreation and wildlife area, taking in a round of golf or enjoying a network of trails for walking and biking.

Experience superb lodging and exceptional value at the central Silicon Valley hotel. The Holiday Inn Express Inn and Suites. The hotel offers offers spacious, elegant guestrooms and suites that feature the latest technology, impressive amenities, and the creature comforts of home like plush bedding and kitchenettes.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Enjoy Fall Festivals in Petoskey, Michigan - The Terrace Inn

The town of Petoskey is located in northern Michigan on Lake Michigan. It is a year-round town, with diverse activities throughout the year. Whether you are coming to soak up the sun, hike, bike, golf or stroll the beaches in the summer, ski the slopes, snowboard or ice fish in the winter, enjoy the great colors of fall, or enjoy the quieter times of late fall and spring, Petoskey is a great place to visit. Inviting restaurants, unique shop, boutiques and comfortable bed and breakfasts in a Victorian setting on the shores of Lake Michigan are all waiting at the end of a full day. Events throughout the year include the Festival on the Bay, Fall Harvest Festival, Apple Festival, C.S. Lewis Festival and Concerts in the Park.

The Terrace Inn, located in Petoskey, the hospitality of a B & B and the privacy of a hotel! Open year round, the Inn has 38 uniquely decorated rooms, along with a spacious lobby and elegant dining room. Scenic Views and Gorgeous Sunsets are enjoyed from the outdoor veranda. Rooms include simply furnished yet charming cottage rooms without phone or TV, to deluxe whirlpool suites with fireplaces, TV, and kitchenettes. A delightful blend of Victorian and Arts and Crafts style and a comfortable friendly atmosphere provides serenity and escape from the routine! A hearty continental breakfast is included with your stay. The Inn is equipped with wireless and all rooms have a/c, clock radio, private bath, and aromatic bath amenities.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Visit the Medieval Village Perigord in the Beautiful Dordogne Valley France

The historic village of Biron is located in southwestern France in the beautiful Aquitaine region and is dominated by the vast, medieval Chateau de Biron. Bed and breakfast travelers will enjoy the scenic, unspoiled countryside with outdoor activities ranging from canoeing, swimming and biking to hiking, horseback riding, golfing and tennis. There are numerous historic villages and countless other castles in the area. Other tourist attractions include wine tours and tasting, ancient caves, colorful markets, selling anything from delicious, homegrown foods to jewelry, pottery and antiques, balloon rides and a number of art exhibits, concerts and theater productions.

Le Prieure at Château de Biron is a luxury Bed and Breakfast, located in a hilltop village in the beautiful Dordogne region of southwest France. The accommodation's five large bedrooms and one apartment are both beautiful and luxurious, with ancient fireplaces, ensuite elegant bathrooms and breathtaking panoramic views from every window. The building is historically significant, dating back 500 years. The ancient bread oven the monks used from the 1500 into the 1700s to bake bread for the villagers remains at the property. Sunsets are breathtaking. Le Prieuré's French and American owners offer guests a warm welcome. Every effort is made to accommodate guests' needs, with elegance and attention to detail.

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Maple Tree in Sunnyvale, California

The city of Sunnyvale is centrally located in the San Francisco Bay area and in the heart of Silicon Valley. Easy access to San Jose (10 miles), San Francisco (only 30 miles) and Oakland (40 miles) makes it an ideal base for anyone traveling on business or pleasure alike in this part of California. Visitors to Sunnyvale will find convention centers, theme parks, fine dining and many of the 15,000 Silicon Valley Tech companies within easy reach. Some of the local tourist attractions include Paramount's Great America, the Paul Masson Winery, the Rosicrucian Museum, Winchester Mystery House, Stanford University, Sunnyvale's Baylands Park for outdoor recreation and the Raging Water Amusement Park.

Enjoy the balance of affordable luxury at Maple Tree Inn in Silicon Valley. Maple Tree Inn offers elegant accommodations, value-added services and amenities, and a prime location in Sunnyvale, California, between Highway 101 and Interstate 280. Delicious restaurants are located within walking distance of the hotel, and famous attractions like California’s Great America in Santa Clara and the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose are minutes from our door. Mineta San Jose International Airport is eight miles away. Experience for yourself why Maple Tree Inn is a preferred hotel for business and leisure travelers visiting Silicon Valley.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Beth Shalom Bed and Breakfast, Kigali, Rwanda

Beth Shalom is a bed and breakfast in Rwanda's capital Kigali. The bed and breakfast operates as a "not for profit" ministry facilitating NGO’s, Missions, eco-tourists, potential investors, and others helping Rwanda. The innkeepers pick you up at the airport and guide you until your time of departure to make every effort to see that your visit to Rwanda is as enjoyable and hassle-free as possible.

The accommodation is located midway between Kigali International Airport and the City Center. The house is located on a large quiet lot off of the fashionable and secure Nyarutarama Road. The Bed and Breakfast has four tastefully decorated rooms in a cozy and comfortable atmosphere. Guest Amenities include, wireless internet connectivity, reasonably priced laundry service, kitchen facilities, barbeque, and large shaded veranda.

Restaurants and taxis, autos, and buses, are available within walking distance. The Nyarutarama Tennis Club nearby offers three clay courts, a swimming pool, and restaurant. There is a beautiful shaded path for morning or evening strolls around a nearby man-made lake.

Your Hostess: Leia Schulze is an American from North Carolina who knows how to make guests comfortable. Nearly ten years of experience in East Africa have equipped her to be a great help to those visiting this wonderful part of the world.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Fall travels to Florence and the Antica Posta Bed and Breakfast

The renaissance city of Florence, capital of the Tuscany region, is situated on Italy's northwestern coast is dense with art, history and culture. Some of the important sights bed and breakfast travelers should take in during their visit include the Bargello Museum, Duomo, the Uffizi Gallery, Accademia, Piazza della Signoria, Piazza San Lorenzo, Pitti Palace, Santa Croce Church and Museum. Bed and breakfast visitors interested in doing some shopping should explore the elegant Via deâ Tornabuoni or on the other end of the spectrum, check out the fun and noisy San Lorenzo street market. Bed and breakfast travelers should also attend a major festival such as the Explosion of the Cart, the Feast of St. John the Baptist and the lively Gioco del Calcio Storico.

The Bed and Breakfast Antica Posta is situated on the first floor of a palace, in the heart of Florence just a few steps from the Central Railway Station. Guests are offered a choice of five bright, large rooms furnished in a charming Tuscan style. The floors are in "cotto of Impruneta" and offer a pleasant atmosphere. Each room is provided with private bath, hair dryer, air conditioning, color TV, mini-bar. Breakfast is served directly to your room.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Convenient Contemporary Hotel in San Jose, California

San Jose Airport Plaza you’ll discover vintage hotel service and contemporary style for business, pleasure . . . and plenty of both.

Our central San Jose lodging, enhanced by warm California hospitality and lifestyle enhancing amenities, adds up to exceptional comfort and value in the exciting South Bay Area.

Whether you are on a whirlwind business tour of San Jose or a much-needed vacation in Northern California, you'll discover spacious, well-appointed guestrooms that offer you a haven of hospitality near San Jose Airport. Stylish décor, comfortable furnishings and modern amenities create a relaxing environment for business and pleasure in beautiful and bustling San Jose.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Dennen's Victorian Farmhouse

Dennen's Victorian Farmhouse offers affordable Luxury, breakfast in bed, privacy, and pampering...all this just about two miles south of the historic, picturesque, village of Mendocino.

If the 1877 Dennen Home catches your eye, and looks familiar, it may be because you are a Thomas Kinkade Fan. He immortalized the house in his painting, Home is Where the Heart Is II. The home has been restored with your comfort in mind. Exquisite redwood woodworking, reproduction wallpapers, period antiques, and fresh flowers add to the ambiance.

Situated on two beautiful acres, dotted with orchards, gardens, and edged by a year round creek. A place to unwind from your work-a-day world. You are invited to stroll our grounds and gardens, probably glimpsing quail, deer and other wildlife. Take a three minute walk to a beautiful secluded ocean cove.

The farmhouse's goal is to provide an environment that B&B visitors would want to visit. Making traveler's stay here memorable and special is part of their goal.

Northern California Mendocino's Sea Rock Bed and Breakfast Inn

Mendocino offers bed and breakfast visitors an idyllic seaside village brimming with New England-style captains' homes, restaurants, galleries, and stores. Located along the North Coast and Redwood Country area, bed and breakfast visitors to Mendocino can enjoy upscale dining and art galleries in a natural setting. Spend a day beach combing followed by a leisurely gourmet dinner or hike the nearby trails of Mendocino Headlands State Park. The area boasts numerous bed and breakfasts and inns in the town of Mendocino and nearby.

Sea Rock Bed and Breakfast
offers one of the most awe-inspiring views of the Mendocino coast. The inn consists of numerous cottages and newly constructed deluxe suites. Surrounded by wide green lawns, landscaped flower gardens and ancient cypress trees, the buildings gently descend a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Escape to California's Gold Country Eden Vale Inn

Placerville is located in California's Gold country in the northern part of the state. Visitors make their way to Placerville to enjoy the historic setting, try their hand at gold panning, white water rafting, fishing, or enjoying one of the areas 50 wineries. During the winter months, visitors can enjoy the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountain range and all snow sports.

Eden Vale Inn is a casually elegant destination in California’s Gold Country near Placerville. In this superb Sierra Foothills setting, accommodations are suffused in rich natural colors reflective of the lush gardens and surrounding natural beauty. This luxury bed and breakfast inn offers five exclusive and very private rooms, each with a unique style. The extensive grounds feature gardens designed to invite wandering, meditation and reflection. Romance is always in the air at Eden Vale Inn.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Visit New Hampshire's White Mountains - Six Chimneys and A Dream

The quaint town of Hebron, New Hampshire, is situated at the north-end of Newfound Lake, the fourth-largest lake in New Hampshire and at the foothills of the White Mountains. The village offers bed and breakfast travelers authentic New England flair, including historic homes and buildings, as well as an abundance of outdoor recreational choices. Area offerings include everything from hiking to antiquing, kayaking or canoeing, outlet shopping, horseback riding, golfing, biking, swimming, downhill and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, watching NASCAR races, boating tours and dining. Some of the area’s main attractions include Newfound Lake, New Hampshire's Audubon's Paradise Point, the Sculptured Rocks, Tenney Mountain, Wellington State Park, Polar Caves, Cardigan State Park and Franconia Notch State Park.

Six Chimneys and A Dream is a comfortable 1791 colonial stagecoach inn offering a great base from which to explore New Hampshire. Located on 2.5 country acres with perennial gardens and a back drop of Plymouth Mtn., this historical building served as a stagecoach inn, tavern, and post office during the 19th century. The inn offers six spacious guest rooms and four common rooms, savory breakfasts, and personalized service. Enjoy old world charm with modern conveniences, like WIFI. . The accommodation will enchant you, offering a level of serenity, relaxation and service that are rare in the 21st century.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Folliage Season in New Hampshire - The Chesterfield Inn

Chesterfield is located in southwest New Hampshire in the Monadnock Region, just a short drive from Boston and New York City. Beautiful Mount Monadock is a backdrop to this quaint New England town. Visitors to this area will find no shortage of activities. In the summer enjoy canoeing or kayaking on the areas many lakes and rivers. Enjoy concerts on the town common. In the fall, take in the beautiful foliage. When winter arrives, enjoy downhill and cross county skiing. The simplicity of this area offers a relaxing respite to the large city stress.

The Chesterfield Inn is an elegant yet comfortable inn farmhouse with cathedral ceilings and rambling views of the Connecticut River Valley. Guests are invited to feel the stress of everyday life disappear while they sit in front of the fire in the parlor or gaze out on the meadow with its cloud of wildflowers at this New Hampshire Bed and Breakfast.

Enjoy a restful night's sleep in one of the inn's four-poster beds, waking up to the birds singing and sun shining, with nothing to do except delight in a day with no schedule.

Spend the day reading in one of the Adirondack chairs in the back yard or explore the local villages and countryside.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Enjoy Fall Color at The Inn at Stockbridge

Stockbridge is a romantic historic New England town located in the Berkshire Mountains. It is an easy two hours drive from Boston or one hour's drive from Albany. Travelers to this village can expect a quaint historic downtown with shops, restaurants, and romantic bed and breakfasts. This is a great backdrop for fall foliage, Christmas festivities, or taking in the great air and scenery of the Berkshires. There are numerous events and festivities; two worth note are the Summer Arts and Crafts Festival in August and the Main Street Christmas festivities early in December.

The Inn at Stockbridge
offers peaceful charm and elegance in a 1906 Georgian style mansion secluded on 12 acres in the heart of the Berkshires. Enjoy an elegant candle lit breakfast, wine and cheese hour, fireplace and whirlpool rooms. Amenities and attention to detail found only in upscale properties for the discriminating traveler await you. Selected by the discerning traveler as a special romantic inn for 2005.