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.