Monday, June 29, 2009
Aysgarth Station in Bar Harbor, Main offers visitors year round accommodations on Mt. Desert Island. The Bed and Breakfast extends New England hospitality and quiet comfort in a uniquely casual atmosphere. The Inn is situated in downtown Bar Harbor....and you are only a short stroll to the harbor, many distinctive shops, an abundance of eateries and the Shore Path ocean-front walk. You are also only minutes away from both the CAT Ferry Terminal for traveling to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia as well as Acadia National Park.
Many activities are calling you Enjoy the incredible beauty of Acadia National Park or take a day trip to the islands surrounding Mt. Desert. Or shop in downtown Bar Harbor and sample some of New England’s crafts or Maine’s wondrous food delicacies.
After a long day shopping, hiking, whale watching, and enjoying some of the area’s best restaurants, relax and unwind in this comfortable, spacious 6-room inn home in the heart of downtown Bar Harbor featuring an open third floor deck and an inviting open fire in the front room.
Start the next day with a hearty breakfast that will satisfy any guest. All rooms feature queen size beds, air conditioning, private bathrooms and delightful afternoon refreshments. There may be more elegant B&B's in town, but you won't find one that's more comfortable!
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Today let's venture to Sienna, Italy located in the center of Italy's Tuscan region, between Chianti and Maremm and just south of Florence. This beautiful midieval city offers bed and breakfast visitors wonderful cuisine, beautiful scenery, historical sites and more. Area attractions include exploring Florence, Pienza, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Montalcino, Arezzo, and San Galgano. Bed and breakfasts range from historical buildings inside the city center to farmstays in the beautiful Siena countryside.
Consider staying at Angeli Bed and Breakfast, a villa close to the center of Siena. This accommodation is small and family-run offering guests a warm welcome and anonymity if desired. In fact, guests receive their own keys and can access their rooms independently, without having to pass through the owners' living space.
The bed and breakfast is located on the ancient Via Cassia, a road rich in history, which has been traversed by simple pilgrims and famous personages on their way to Rome. While here follow the footsteps of antiquity and visit the province south of Siena with its Crete Senesi chalk hills, Montalcino, the home of Brunello wine, the beautiful Abbey of Sant'Antimo famous for hosting Gregorian chants, Bagno Vignoni with its main square in the form of a thermal pool, and the zone of the Val d'Orcia, a UNESCO world heritage site. Continuing south, you come to Mount Amiata, with its chestnut woods. Many of these destinations are served by regional buses that stop just in front of Angeli.
The proximity of Siena's ring connector road (just 1 km), the cities of Arezzo, Grosseto and Florence are also easy to reach, as is the entire province of Siena, with San Gimignano and Chianti to the north towards Florence, Pienza, Montepulciano and Chianciano to the east towards Arezzo, San Galgano to the west towards Grosseto.
Breakfast, provided on request, is served in the salon in front of a large fireplace, or in your room, depending on your preference.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
The Victorian romance of the Oliver Inn Bed and Breakfast provides visitors to South Bend, Indiana with an enriching glimpse of life at the turn of the century. It reflects the lives and times of South Bend's most famous families. From the moment you pull into its stately circular drive and up to the grand porte cochere, the Oliver Inn will gently nudge you back into the grandeur of another time. Shaded by more than thirty tall maple trees, this twenty-five room estate is a local historical landmark and was home to the Oliver family for over 100 years.
Choose from among nine beautifully furnished rooms, each with private bath, phone and TV. Several feature the warmth of built in fireplace or a Jacuzzi for two, and all promise a sunny view of South Bend's magnificent historical district. Warm and inviting, the Oliver's richly decorated library is known locally for its baby grand piano with computerized disk player offering guests the choice of popular, country, jazz or classical music for any occasion or mood. Keep warm around the fire, play games or take the opportunity to learn more about Northern Indiana history as you browse through the picture books that tell its story.
Additionally, The Oliver Inn is an ideal site for any occasion that might bring family and friends together. Hosting wedding parties, reunions, retreats and the like is a joy! Guests will experience the glow of the Waterford crystal sconces, the beautifully restored maple flooring, and the hand-crafted spiraling staircase.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Today, I'm thinking about the Adirondack Mountains and the small communities that offer bed and breakfasts travelers an escape from the Summer heat. Just three hours from New York City, Saratoga Springs is located in the the southern foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. The city is a top vacation destination, known most for its healing hot springs and world renowned Thoroughbred track. Visitors can enjoy mountains, culture and theater as Saratoga Springs is the Summer home to the New York City Ballet and The Philadelphia Orchestra.
The hosts of Country Life Bed and Breakfast in an 1820's farmhouse offer travelers views of the scenic hills of Washington County and is gateway to the Adirondacks.
The bed and breakfasts offers a full, home-cooked breakfast featuring a fruit course and either stuffed french toast with cinnamon syrup or their signature dish of baked fresh fruit (from their garden) on cinnamon toast.
Stroll around the pastures or through the pine woods alongside the creek. Splash in our natural swimming hole, twin waterfalls and a rock slide. A bridge across the stream leads to 30 acres of old woodlands filled with trails and wildlife. Relax and picnic by the waterfalls.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Bed and Breakfast The Baronie offers travelers to Amsterdam a cozy family atmosphere and a unique view of one of the most beautiful canals of Amsterdam. This typical 16th century canal house offers classic elegance and luxury. Old Dutch tiles, original beams, marble and oak staircases adorn this building. While here, enjoy the view over the canal, relax by the fireplace or sit in the courtyard and enjoy this romantic setting.
This accommodation is located within walking distance of the Nieuwmarkt, Waterloo square, the Stopera, Rembrandt square, Dam Square and is just 700 meters from the Central Station. The neighborhood offers numerous shops, museums, theatres, romantic restaurants, cafes and terraces.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Istanbul, a metropolis of 15 million people, is often described as 'the crossroads of Europe and Asia' - a heaving bazaar-city of carpets and caravanserais with an imperial history stretching back for more than 1,500 years. The city center, including the areas referred to as 'the old city' and 'the new city', which are separated by the estuary of the Golden Horn, is located on the European side of Istanbul, on the Western side of the Bosphorus Strait. Its varied history is mirrored by the stunning Ottoman mosques, classical columns, Byzantine structures, ancient city walls and fine churches. A fine example of this is Haghia Sophia, or Church of Divine Wisdom and Topkapi Palace is another Istanbul must-see. Famous for its markets and bazaars, bed and breakfast travelers should also check out the Covered or Grand Bazaar and the Spice Market. Get away to Yildiz Park with its woodland and landscaped gardens or take in culture pure at the Archaeological Museums or the Istanbul Modern Museum.
Our newest listing in Istanbul is the Almina Hotel. This stylishly furnished accommodation is located in the most ancient part of central Istanbul. The hotel has 29 rooms and is rated as a four star luxury boutique hotel. The Almina Hotel offers high quality service and comfort.
The Hotel is located in the prestigious and historical district of Istanbul which hosts Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman cultures that awaiting you to reveal its hidden beauties. The hotel is close to many fine restaurants and bars. The Almina Hotel has an extensive complimentary buffet breakfast every morning.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Belfast is a small coastal community located along Maine's coast in the Penobscot Bay region. Area attractions include riding the Belfast Moosehead Railroad, scenic cruises, lighthouses, golf, tennis, art galleries, antique shops, acclaimed summer theatre, concerts, festivals, lobster picnics, museums and great places to hike and swim. Belfast also hosts a variety of festivals throughout the year including the Belfast Bear Fest, Belfast Bay Festival and the Church Street Festival. Browse IBBP's Belfast guide for the perfect bed and breakfast to suit your travel needs.
The all new luxury AAA Four Diamond award winning and Select Registry Belfast Bay Inn in Belfast has the intimacy of a Bed and Breakfast and the charm and comfort of a small European Hotel.
The spacious interiors feature six elegantly appointed guest suites with one king bed and two spacious and beautifully appointed hotel rooms with 2 queen beds. Some of our accommodations with gas fireplace, balcony and water views. All with private bathrooms, telephones, luxurious linens, fluffy robes, original artwork, fine upholstery, unique furnishings and richly crafted period moldings. Enjoy the convenience of AC, HDTV, CD, DVD, WiFi, Private Parking, Daily Newspaper, In-Suite Breakfast, Gift Shop and Amenities galore.
This 1859 Greek Revival Row House is ideally located on Main Street nestled among quaint shops, galleries, restaurants. We're only steps to the waterfront at the working town pier and just minutes to neighboring Camden, Maine.
Your expectations will be exceeded with the elegance and casual charm of this little gem right in the heart of this delightful seaside city.
Salzburg is located 300 km West of Vienna and offers visitors history, historic structures, fine dining, night life, and more. Salzburg is well known as the former home of Mozart and for the world class music made and perfomed in the city. Area attractions include exploring the historic city center, the nearby thermal springs and spas in the Gastein Valley, and winter sports at Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Zell am See and Kaprun. Yearly festivals include Mozart Week in January, Easter Festival, the Whitsun Baroque Festival, and the Salzburg Summer Festival. Bed and breakfast accommodations include historic boutique hotels to privately owned homes.
Hotel Gasthof zum Kirchenwirt is a family run hotel, typical Austrian style, located 10km south of the festival and Mozart city Salzburg. The comfortable accommodations my the a perfect central starting point for your excursions in the county of Salzburg.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
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.
Caseron Porteno, Tango Guest House in Buenos Aires is an oasis in the city of Buenos Aires. This unusual bed and breakfast offers not only accommodations, but daily tango lessons and warm hospitality in a tranquil garden setting. Travelers will enjoy a feeling at home while getting to know the local tango community. The innkeepers receive you as a friend, offering you a warm environment to stay in and many services not offered at most hotels.
If you're a tango 'aficionado', Caserón Porteño is the ideal place for you. And if you haven't been seduced by our dance yet, this is a great place to get started!
Monday, June 8, 2009
Montreal is a modern large city in Quebec with a strong French influence. Bed and breakfast visitors to Montreal can expect to enjoy world class dining, museums, cultural activities, shopping, night life, and more. Area attractions worth a look include Old Montreal with Notre Dame Basilica, Olympic Stadium and La Ronde, and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
L'Etoile Verte Bed and Breakfast is few minutes walk from the nightlife of St-Laurent Boulevard, an even shorter distance from the shopping, famed terraces, and many theaters of St-Denis Street.
The bed and breakfast offers two rooms. The Suite boasts an antique four poster queen size bed, decorated with bamboo/cotton sheets and blanket, and quality king size cotton duvet and cover. The sitting area is centered upon a beautiful urned table, encircled by two cushioned rattan chairs and foot stool, bathed in the glow of the adjacent window, or reading light. A private balcony puts the finishing touches to this lovely suite. The bedroom has its own bathroom complete with bathtub/shower, sink and toilet, separated by a sliding wood door.
The Bedroom boasts beautiful bamboo/cotton sheets and blanket, an antique chair, a beautiful Indian vanity and stainless steel sink. A colourful tiled shower with pebbled base, and toilet are separated from the sleeping area with a sliding door.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Vienna is the Austrian capital and is located in the eastern part of the country, just 40 miles away from the borders of Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Vienna's sophistication draws bed and breakfast visitors from around the world who want to explore museums, galleries, fine dining, culture, and more. Yearly festivals include The Vienna Festival and the Vienna International Film Festival.
One of IBBP's longest standing members is The Rooms Bed and Breakfast. This family run four-room bed and breakfast is located in a newly built house in a green and quiet neighborhood next to the old Danube river. All of the rooms are different and individually designed with influences from India, Asia and the Mediterranean and offer an interesting atmosphere and lots of space. A big porch and a garden are available for the guests. A spacious bathroom, satellite TV and wireless internet are standard in all the rooms. There is plenty of space for parking just outside the house (free of charge!).
The subway station Kagran is just a 3 minute walk away from the rooms. By train one can reach the Austria Center (convention center) and the Vienna International Center (UN) within 2 minutes, the city center Stephansplatz just within 9 minutes. Entertainment, shopping facilities and restaurants one can find in the shopping mall Donauzentrum, which is also just a 5 minute walk away.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Bar Harbor is a coastal town set in the Downeast region of Maine. Bed and Breakfast travelers 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.
Maples Inn Bed and Breakfast offers visitors to Bar Harbor classic tranquility in the warm and welcoming atmosphere in this bed and breakfast. Perfectly located on a tree-lined street in the village of Bar Harbor, they are just a short walk to shops, intimate restaurants, and the surrounding sea. For a wonderful romantic getaway, reserve the White Birch Suite with its wood burning fireplace. Treat you palate to our scrumptious breakfasts, as featured in "Gourmet Magazine," July 2002. Less than 2 miles to Acadia National Park and a short drive to the other wonders Mount Desert Island has to offer. Let the innkeepers pamper you and help you to discover this beautiful island.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Manchester is a resort town located in the green mountains in the southwestern corner of Vermont. Bed and breakfast travelers visit this area for relaxation, stunning scenery, small town atmosphere, and endless outdoor activities. Area attractions include experiencing fall color, shopping, dining, and galleries in the historic downtown area visiting the Norman Rockwell Exhibit and other local museums. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy fishing on Battenkill River world-class skiing on Bromley Mountain, mountain bike riding, hiking and more.
Hill Farm Inn is a spectacular mountain and valley views in all directions from this special property with 50 acres along the famed Battenkill River. Walk the 2 1/2 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. Romantic country rooms, family suites and cabins are individually decorated with country furnishings and antiques, some with fireplaces and kitchens. Just minutes from Manchester's shops and restaurants.
Monday, June 1, 2009
Colonial House Inn and Restaurant is a year round, full service country inn with a restaurant and lounge. Located in Yarmouth Port, the inn is at the center of the Cape on Historic Route 6a. Visitors make their way to this area to enjoy relaxation in a beautiful historic seaside setting. Area activities include world class beaches, boating and fishing on the coastal waters of Nantucket Sound, historic homes, antique shops, and fined dining, and a local boardwalk.
The inn is a historic landmark with 14 rooms, all with private baths,free wireless DSL, tv's, VCR's, telephones, data ports, air conditioning, canopy beds, anitques. heated indoor pool and jacuzzi,Free Business Computer Center with wireless & DSL, sun deck, beautiful garden sitting area, waterfall and fountain. Within walking distance are, nature trails, golf, tennis, fresh and salt water beaches and antique shops.