Thursday, October 29, 2009
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
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
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
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 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
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
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.