Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Winter Destinations - Stowe Vermont

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

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

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

Saturday, September 25, 2010

New England Bed and Breakfasts

Fall Getaways

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

Six Chimneys & and Dream Bed and Breakfast

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

Country Life Bed and Breakfast

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

Hill Farm Inn

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

Friday, September 24, 2010

Woodside Belgium Bed and Breakfast Bruges

Woodside Belgium Bed and Breakfast Bruges

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

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Washington House Inn in Cedarburg, Wisconsin

Cedarburg, Wisconsin

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

Elegant Lodging at the Washington House Inn

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

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

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Pension Bounty - In Avatoru, Rangiroa

Pension Bounty - A Diver's Paradise

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

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

Monday, August 30, 2010

Historic Village of East Hampton

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

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

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Touring San Gimignano Italy

After touring Florence, we took a day trip to the medieval city, San Gimignano located in the Sienna provence. It is about an hour south of Florence. The quaint town is known for its well preserved 14 medieval towers. I thought the town was worth a stop for the architecture, shopping, as well as a visit to the Etruscan Museum and the Romanesque-gothic church of Sant'Agostino. If you hike to the top of the city, you can get a spectacular view of the Tuscan countryside. If you are a shopper, there are numerous stores containing pottery, wines, and other hand made items. If you are looking for a bed and breakfast from which to base your Sienna travels, see Casa Portagioia.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Moving onto Florence Italy

After touring Venice, we traveled to the Tuscany Region with the intent to stay in Florence. I think the best lodging locations are close to the city center if you want to be able to really experience the city. Check out San Lorenzo Bed and Breakfast for a convenient city center location. However, if you would rather be located in the countryside, Al Podere Le Cave is a wonderful choice.

The city of Florence was of course the birth place of the renaissance and it and the surrounding area are packed with art, churches, and history from this period. The city center is dominated by the Santa Maria del Fiore and I have to admit it took my breath away. It lived up to all of my expectations. I was also amazed by how much art is packed into Florence. It is really an open air museum. You can see many great works of art just by walking the city.

If you are only in the city a few days, this is what I would suggest. Tour the Santa Maria del Fiore and climb to the top of the Dome. The views of the city and surrounding countryside are amazing. While in this location, take an hour to tour the Museum of the Cathedral to see Michelangelo's "Pieta." If you only have time to visit two major museums, make Galleria dell'Accademia (home to
Michelangelo's "David") and The "Uffizi Gallery" home to numerous renaissance masters your top stops. I would suggest purchasing tickets ahead of time so that you can just walk into both museums rather than standing in line. If you like science, the Museo Galileo should also be on your list.

If you are a shopper, Florence is known for its leather. You can purchase a really well made leather coat, satchel, or shoes at the many stores located through out the city. Just make sure that you are buying Florentine leather, not a Chinese knock off.

Dining in Florence varies depending what you are looking for. There are numerous cafes located throughout the city where you can grab a slice pizza or sample some gelato. If you want a sit down dinner, you could pick just about and sidewalk cafe and do well. I had wonderful meals with extremely fresh vegetables, wonderfully seasoned meats, and delicious pasta all paired with a very simple house wine.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Day 2 in Venice

We started our second day in Venice by taking a water taxi over from Lido. Once in Venice, we started the day by going to Campanile di San Marco and taking the elevator to the bell tower to enjoy an amazing view of the surrounding area. We also took advantage of small lines, and decided to tour Saint Mark's Basilica. The entrance is free, but we paid to get access to the museum. It was worth it. The church is really spectacular and is full of well preserved mosaics and we were treated to an amazing pipe organ concert while we were there. We had a quick lunch and then continued touring. We made our way to the The Peggy Guggenheim Museum. The museum holds pieces of art from the 20th century and was really worth a look. Our final stop of the day was the San Giorgio Maggiore, a 16th Century church. We had to take a water taxi to the island on which the church resides.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Travels in Venice

I am back from a Summer of travels and have much to blog about. I spent the summer touring Italy and Montana. Both of these destinations offer travelers beautiful country, friendly locals, and culture all of its own. I started in Italy, so that is where I will start this blog.

Day 1 - Venice

I started my trip, with my family along for the ride, in Venice, Italy. We flew into the Venice airport, collected our luggage, and took a water taxi to Lido, Italy. I chose Lido because it has easy access to Venice and offers more of a relaxed seaside setting for the family to come back to after a day of touring in Venice. For accommodations, our guide offers two Lido bed and breakfasts, Casa Mari Bed & Breakfast and Oasis Bed and Breakfast.

Once situated, we purchased tickets on the waterbus and in 10 minutes we were in St. Marks Square. We took a guided tour through the Doges' Palace and then spent the remainder of our time wandering through canals, stopping at vendors for a cup of fruit or a slice of pizza. For travelers who want to be on the island of Venice, we also offer three bed and breakfasts Sandra Bed and Breakfast, BBvenezia, and Al Campaniel Guest House. All of these B&Bs are in locations perfect for experiencing Venice's waterways.

After a day of touring Venice, we came back to Lido had a leisurely dinner, walked to the end of our street and took a stroll on the beach leading to the Adriatic Sea.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

North Platte Bed and Breakfast

The small town of North Platte is located in the southwestern part of Nebraska and is notably home to the world's largest rail yard, Bailey Yard, which can be seen best from the Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center. You can also tour the home of Col. William F. Buffalo Bill Cody. You will find the rich history of the early days of Lincoln County at the North Platte Historical Museum, including a large display of Native American artifacts, and a western heritage village. You can fill your days with visits to many other attractions, including America's 20th Century Veterans Memorial, the Stones and Bones Emporium and Gallery, the Cody Park Railroad Museum, Cody Go-Karts and the Dancing Leaf Cultural Learning Center, among many more.

Located in the town that Buffalo Bill was proud to call his home, the Comfort Inn North Platte is a unique Nebraska hotel that raises the bar on lodging as well as raises guests’ awareness of incredible parks, breathtaking recreational areas and magnificent local history.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Own This Magnificent, Historic Bed and Breakfast in Burnet, Texas - US $550,000

The Verandas

The owners/innkeepers have spent the past 5 years meticulously restoring this magnificent, historic home. Their attention to detail makes this a delightful destination for that special getaway.

The original limestone structure was built in 1856 as a stagecoach stop when Burnet, Texas was in its infancy. It later became the Calvert House, a hotel, and the home of the Galloway family. We are proud to have come "full circle" and, once again, offer travelers a welcome respite as
The Verandas Guest House.

A bit of history ... A restored, hand-dug well on the veranda quenched the thirst of horses and travelers of long ago. Today, the well us used to supply water for the water garden and Koi pond.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Herr Tavern and Publick House

Gettysburg is a town steeped in history; it is the location of the turning point of the American Civil War, the Gettysburg Address, Picket's Charge, General Robert E. Lee's Headquarters, Little Round Top, and the Devil's Den. While visiting the town, make sure to visit the National Military Park, a battlefield shrine to the Union and Confederate soldiers who fought there. A historic downtown area is host to shopping, galleries, restaurants, and more.

Enjoy romance and comfort in this 1815 country inn: The Herr Tavern and Publick House. Used as the first Confederate hospital during the "Battle of Gettysburg." Herr Tavern & Publick House is where history meets hospitality. All rooms have private baths, A/C, Cable TV, a Fireplace, and a variety of welcoming dècor. Most of the rooms include jacuzzi tubs.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Bed and Breakfast Alberti

The historic city of Maastricht is located in the South of the Netherlands, near the Belgium and German border. It is the oldest city in the Netherlands, known for its cobbled streets, Romanesque churches and stately patrician houses made for aimless strolling or cycling. The Stokstraat and Jeker districts are the most picturesque. Bed and breakfast travelers interested in cultural attractions will enjoy the well-known Bonnefanten Art Museum, the Natural History Museum and one of the world’s leading art fairs, the annual European Fine Art Fair. Other tourist activities include visits to the amazing Maastricht Caves, the German city of Aachen and the country of Belgium.

Bed and breakfast Alberti is a beautiful art deco house is located just outside the old city center of Maastricht (a ten minute walk, but you get a bike too) in a nice residential neighborhood at the foot of Holland's only 'mountain' the Pietersberg and close to the river. Free parking space is available. This bed and breakfasts offers two quiet and spacious rooms with comfortable boxspring beds, private bathrooms (bath/shower, wash basin, toilet) television, wireless broadband access to the internet, coffee and tea making facilities, a shared refrigerator and microwave oven to cater to your needs, a lovely breakfast café, bakery and supermarket for breakfast and snack supplies one block away... and a bike free of charge for each guest to explore the city of Maastricht and the beautiful countryside.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Become a Bed and Breakfast Owner

The Florence Rose

Located on the edge of Florence, the antique capital of southern Colorado, the Florence Rose is an established Bed & Breakfast offering excellence in service with the comforts of home. Centrally located to many of south-central Colorado's prime tourist attractions, "The Rose" is a natural for day trips to the renowned Royal Gorge Bride and Scenic Railway, white water rafting and world class fly fishing experiences of the Arkansas River and horseback riding and hiking the many trails winding through the area's scenic Wet Mountains.

Built in 1886, the Florence Rose has been beautifully restored while maintaining the B&B's architectural integrity complete with period antique furnishings and "his" and "hers" parlors that front the entry on either side of the grand hallway. Guests are encouraged to enjoy use of the common areas including the landscaped terrace and hot tub gazebo. Each of the five guest rooms are unique in theme and decor, and can comfortably accommodate as many as 10 overnight guests.

Purchase of the 1 acre property includes garage(carriage house) and historical cabin at $399,900. An additional $74,600 includes antique furnishings and turn key bed & breakfast operation; Total: $474,500.00

An excellent opportunity for very little investment!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Siena Tuscany Bed and Breakfast

The Angeli Bed and Breakfast is a villa close to the center of Siena, Italy located in a quiet area, easy to reach from the exit (1 km) of the highway to Grosseto, Florence and Arezzo. The center of Siena is just 2 km away and can be reached in 5 minutes, with frequent minibus service or by car.

The B&B's location, along the ancient road "Cassia" offers an ideal departure point for visits to South province (Montalcino, Bagno Vignoni, le Crete, la Val d'Orcia, Pienza...) Guests have their own parking space, sunny rooms, designed with care and are greeted with enthusiasm and discretion. Each room has its own private bathroom, TV, mini bar and ceiling fan. From the windows you can admire the lovely view of the Sienese countryside or parts of the city.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Venice Bed and Breakfast

Floating between the sea and the lagoon is the very beautiful island of the Lido where Venice Oasis Bed and Breakfast and Residence is located. Thanks to the continual water taxi connections, this accommodation is easy to get to. Miles of golden sands offer something for everyone, including beach huts, a deckchair under an umbrella, or the dunes and the Mediterranean flora of the natural beaches. Oasis offers delightful hospitality at the right price.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Forest Park House in Northwest Ireland

The town of Boyle is situated at the foot of the Curlieu Mountains, on the main Dublin/Sligo N4 route. Boyle has many historical buildings and archaeological sites that have long been of national importance. The wonderful lakes of the area, Lough Key, Lough Gara and Lough Arrow attract fisherman from all over Europe, making this region very popular for angling.

Forest Park House is a purpose built, wheelchair friendly guesthouse nestling among the trees at the entrance to the beautiful Lough Key Forest Park. This accommodation is just minutes from Boyle and is located on the N4 route between Dublin and Sligo. Guests return time and time again.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Rooms To Let in Manhattan, New York

Rooms to Let is a Greek Revival residence, circa 1840, which 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 ally way 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 there 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. I am a painter and the 3rd floor is my own pied-a-terre and studio. There is also a single room on that floor that shares a bathroom with me.
Rooms To Let is in historic Greenwich Village, 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.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Old Monterey Inn

Monterey is a coastal community located 115 miles south of San Francisco. This area is a popular travel destination for bed and breakfast visitors seeking both indoor and outdoor activities. While here stroll through the shops, boutique and galleris on Cannery Row or visit the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. Experience fine dining or casual dining at numerous restaurants. Bed and breakfast visitors who enjoy the outdoors can kayak on the bay, scuba dive, beach comb, bike and more. Numerous festivals are held throughout the year including the Monterey Jazz Festival, featuring famous jazz artists from around the world.

The Old Monterey Inn Bed and Breakfast of Monterey, CA, is a historic, boutique hotel bed and breakfast inn which boasts luxurious rooms and suites perfect for travelers headed to the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel and those seeking bed and breakfast accommodations near Pacific Grove and Big Sur. Set in a beautiful garden, this 4-Diamond AAA rated Monterey bed and breakfast was recently awarded a position on the coveted Conde Nast Travel Reader's Choice Gold List and is a popular choice for those seeking a romantic honeymoon destination or a Monterey vacation. Golfers will enjoy this Monterey bed and breakfast inn's proximity to some of the best golf courses in the world. Recently featured on The Today Show as a romantic rendezvous destination loved by the editors of Travel and Leisure Magazine.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Cascina Motto in Divignano Piedmont, Italy

Divignano offers bed and breakfast visitors outdoor activities, gardens, and historical sites of interest. Outdoor enthusiast can enjoy golfing at the famous Castel Conturbia golf course, area parks and gardens, horseback-riding, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, sports fishing and bicycling in the Ticino River.

The Cascina (traditional country house) is surrounded by a hectar and a half of land- lawn and garden, fruit trees, a bocce court, swings and a new swimming pool. Guests may stay in a separate cottage with a kitchen and bathroom or in the main house in a double room with a private bathroom. The bed and breakfast is located just 50 min. from Milano, 15 min. from Malpensa airport, 10 min. from Lake Maggiore, and 20 min. from Lake d'Orta.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Own This Beautiful Bed and Breakfast in Portland, Oregon

The Lion and The Rose is a Queen Anne Victorian bed and breakfast located in Portland, Oregon's historic Irvington District. Built in 1906 as a grand private residence, the home is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Lion and the Rose transports you to a bygone era of comfort and grace. This elegant Queen Anne Victorian offers six guest rooms and one two room apartment, each uniquely decorated and with their own private bath. The mansion has been updated with air conditioning, telephone and cable TV in each room, as well as data ports and wireless internet access.

The property is conveniently located near the Lloyd Center in northeast Portland. Shops, boutiques, theaters and restaurants are steps away, and nearby light rail whisks you to the Oregon Convention Center, Rose Garden Arena and downtown Portland.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Casa Laguna Inn - Laguna Beach, California

Laguna Beach is a charming resort town located in Orange County offering visitor a mild climate, beautiful beaches, Cape Cod architecture, fun in the sun, nigh life, a variety of dining options, and more. The town is home to many artists giving the city an eclectic mix of beach and culture. Yearly art festivals of note include the Sawdust Festival, Pageant of the Masters, and Art-A-Fair. Other attractions of note include whale-watching and touring the 18th-century mission at San Juan Capistrano.

Voted “Best in Orange County” for ten consecutive years by the OC Register. Terraced on a hillside in Laguna Beach, CA amid tropic gardens and flower splashed patios, Laguna Beach Inn exudes an ambiance of bygone days when Laguna Beach, California was developing its reputation as an artists' colony and hideaway for Hollywood film stars.

The mission style architecture of this Laguna Beach bed and breakfast set below towering palms framing views of the blue Pacific invites you to linger, to slow your pace to that of another less hurried era. This feeling will be reinforced as you take your breakfast or afternoon refreshments in the historic Mission House or on one of the many secluded patios.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Berkshire Hills Bed and Breakfast

Lenox, is located in the Berkshire hills in Western Massachusetts offering travelers stunning New England scenery, small town charm, and outdoor and cultural activities. Lenox is the summer home to the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Other activities worth a look include the Norman Rockwell Museum , classical music, outdoor theater, antiquing, fine dining and more. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy numerous activities including biking, Cross Country and downhill skiing, and hiking.

Lenox Bed and Breakfast is a 1767 mansion offering visitors to Lenox a country setting with stone-fenced gardens, a tranquil front porch. Guests can enjoy a gourmet breakfast in the morning that has earned this B&B "BEST Breakfast in New England" from Arringtons. Afternoon tea is also available.

10 guestrooms are available and are named after former owners of the mansion, dating back to 1767. Each guestroom has luxurious, freshly ironed sheets, a private bath, air-conditioning, outgoing telephones, toiletries, and hairdryers. WiFi is available throughout the mansion.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

London Bed and Breakfast

The Marble Arch -Gloucester Place Hotel is a charming Georgian bed and breakfast hotel in London where the owners strive to ensure that our guests have an enjoyable stay in London. It is ideal for any stay, whether it be business or pleasure. The hotel is convenient for conferences,exhibitions and training trips. The majority of rooms are en-suite (shower, toilet and basin) and offer satellite TV, direct dial telephone, hair dryer, trouser press and an unlimited supply of tea & coffee at no extra charge. Larger rooms are also equipped with a silent fridge.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Melbourne Beach Florida Bed and Breakfast

Melbourne Beach is a barrier island located on Central Florida's eastern coast, just one hour's drive from Orlando, Florida. Travelers to this area can enjoy exceptional beaches, restaurants, shopping, and relaxed beach atmosphere. While here enjoy kayaking the Indian River Lagoon, take an eco tour, look for manatee at Sebastian Inlet State Park, or watch the sea turtles. Easy day trips include the Kennedy Space Center or the Orlando parks.

The historic Port d'Hiver Bed and Breakfast Inn is old Florida luxury at its finest. This comfortable yet elegant retreat is located across the street from the Atlantic Ocean. Port d’Hiver has gorgeous ocean views, large private porches, a bubbling spa pool and winding brick paths through a private compound of four Island style buildings surrounded by lush tropical landscaping.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Saltair Inn Waterfront Bed and Breakfast

Experience the magic of Bar Harbor and Acadia at an 1886 Victorian waterfront bed & breakfast. Three blocks from the center of town, the Saltair Inn offers spacious luxury suites appointed with king-size beds, elegant private baths, gas fireplaces, TV, and private sitting rooms overlooking the Bay. A full breakfast served on the rear deck or in the formal dining room is the perfect start to another special day in Bar Harbor, Maine.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Arcos de Bella Vista in Panama City

Panama City, capital and largest city of Panama, is located on Panama's central coast, near the Pacific end of the Panama Canal. Bed and breakfast travelers will discover that Panama City combines the modern elements of a metropolis with its tall buildings, its wonderful department stores, its incredible mansions, hotels and casinos, with the old historic area known as Panama La Vieja and the colonial atmosphere of the Casco Viejo. By night Panama City is full of energy and excitement, with unlimited options, whether it is a cultural night at the theater or a night visiting restaurants, bars and clubs. Other attractions include the Metropolitan Cathedral, The Canal Museum, Bolivar Plaza, the Presidential Palace, the Panama Canal, Summit Biological Garden, Soberania National Park and the Metropolitan National Park.

"Arcos de Bella Vista" offers a very nice suite composed of a master bedroom with its king size orthopedic pillow top mattress, a en-suite bathroom and a comfortable living-room with its own P.C. with high speed Internet and a private line with fre local calls as well as WiFi for the business travelers. The living-room can accommodate three persons in three twins or a king and a twin...all with orthopedic pillow top mattresses. The suite also has its private terrace with a hammock and sitting area.

The Guesthouse is located in a residential and exclusive green area in the heart of Panama city, called BELLA VISTA, where you will find restaurants, bars, supermarkets, night clubs, a park and the famous "malecon" (waterfront promenade) all at few minutes of walking.

A very nice continental breakfast is served on the big dinning room table in a real family atmosphere where you will have a selection of local products as well as home made pastries.

Staying with Arcos de Bella Vista means hassle free holidays as innkeepers will meet you at the airport, drive you home, provide all the info and tips needed to start your exploration of this wonderful city.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Country Road Lodge Bed and Breakfast

Warrensburg is located in The Adirondacks, just five minutes from the 32-mile-long Lake George. The city offers visitors a country setting with antique shops, craft markets, local cuisine, and more. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hiking, backpacking, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Area attractions include The Lake George Opera, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Chapman Museum, Adirondack Museum, Hyde Collection, Fort Ticonderoga, Fort William Henry, or Fort Crown Point.

Country Road Lodge Bed and Breakfast
is located on 40 wooded acres bordered by the Hudson River and state forest lands. A trout stream runs through the property. Guests can enjoy four immaculate guest rooms, all comfortably furnished with queen-sized beds. All rooms have views of the Hudson River, the meadow and mountains beyond.

In the morning, awaken to the aroma of coffee brewing,muffins baking, and a full country breakfast of your choice, with homemade bread and local maple syrup. Enjoy bird watching from the breakfast table, panoramic views of the Hudson River and Sugarloaf Mountain, and stimulating conversation with other guests. Stroll the perennial garden paths and nature trails, or visit nearby hiking trails. Canoe the river, or alpine or cross-country ski in winter. On clear nights it’s dark enough to really see the stars. Not far away there are numerous antique shops, and lots of garage sales in season, plus Lake George boat cruises to enjoy.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Fitch Hill Inn in the Green Mountains of Vermont

The Fitch Hill Inn Bed and Breakfast, situated among the Green Mountains of Vermont, sits on a hillside above Hyde Park Village, near Stowe, Smuggler's Notch and the Northeast Kingdom. Come and experience the tranquility of our 18th century home.

Enjoy a relaxing stay thanks to our quiet, off-highway location. The inn is located on a paved residential street just ¼ mile off of Vermont Routes 15 and 100. There are over three acres of lawn, flower gardens, and woods, plus spectacular views of the Green Mountains. In the morning we will lavish you with a delicious, three-course breakfast and each evening you will be welcomed with tea and cookies or other treats. Inside there are three common areas, including our living room with its wood stove in the cooler months, where you can read, play board games or cards, watch TV or view one of nearly 200 videos. Outside you can enjoy two covered porches and a three-level deck. Come and relax away from the everyday world or rest up after a busy day enjoying Northern Vermont's many activities and attractions.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Hummelstown Bed and Breakfast - Amish Country

Hummelstown is centrally located between both Harrisburg and Hershey making it an ideal location to explore most of the area's main attractions within a short drive.Hershey Park, Chocolate World, the Giant Center, Hershey Theatre and the Convention Center are minutes away. Amish Country, Civil War sites, antiquing, biking, canoeing, hiking or shopping -- no matter what brings you to Central Pennsylvania, Hummelstown is ideally situated to be the perfect base for your activities. Harrisburg, the state capitol with wonderful museums and restaurants is less than a half hour drive. Lancaster and Gettysburg can both be reached in less than an hour.

The Inn at Westwynd Farm invites you to step into a world of casual elegance and relaxation in Hershey PA. Tucked away on a beautiful horse farm just 3 miles north of Hershey, Pennsylvania, the inn offers serenity found few other places. Enjoy luxury lodging, beautiful gardens, lovely country views, gourmet breakfasts and afternoon refreshments at our Hershey Bed and Breakfast Inn. The menu changes daily offering either a sweet or savory main course, fruit and breads. Beverage choices always includes coffee, decaf, hot chocolate and a selection of teas along with your choice of orange, grapefruit, apple, cranberry or V-8 juice. The inn offers several spaces for group meetings and general discussions as well as ample space for break out groups. The grounds provide lovely opportunity's for long walks and reflection. The inn is fully set up for WIFI and also offers a dedicated guest computer and printer, copier, fax machine and can accommodate up to 24 overnight guests. Any of the rooms with king sized beds are easily converted to two twins.

Be pampered with comforting amenities accented by antiques, fireplaces, jacuzzis, and luxurious linens. At this Hershey inn let the nuzzle of a horse, the soft purr of a sweet barn cat or perhaps a quiet glass of wine by the waterfall ensure that any hint of care will drift away. Experience a bed and breakfast beyond your expectations midst rolling hills, horses, and pastures overlooking Hershey, Pennsylvania… just moments away from all that the region has to offer.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Bed and Breakfast Alberti in Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands

The historic city of Maastricht is located in the South of the Netherlands, near the Belgium and German border. It is the oldest city in the Netherlands, known for its cobbled streets, Romanesque churches and stately patrician houses made for aimless strolling or cycling. The Stokstraat and Jeker districts are the most picturesque. Bed and breakfast travelers interested in cultural attractions will enjoy the well-known Bonnefanten Art Museum, the Natural History Museum and one of the world’s leading art fairs, the annual European Fine Art Fair. Other tourist activities include visits to the amazing Maastricht Caves, the German city of Aachen and the country of Belgium.

Bed and breakfast Alberti is a beautiful art deco house is located just outside the old city center of Maastricht (a ten minute walk, but you get a bike too) in a nice residential neighbourhood at the foot of Holland's only 'mountain' the Pietersberg and close to the river. Free parking space is available.

The B&B has two quiet and spacious rooms with comfortable boxspring beds, private bathrooms, television, wireless broadband access to the internet, coffee and tea making facilities, a shared refigerator and microwave oven. To cater to your needs, a lovely breakfast café, bakery and supermarket for breakfast and snack supplies is located just one block away. A bike is available free of charge for each guest to explore the city of Maastricht and the beautiful countryside. You will enjoy the best of both worlds: a quiet peaceful living environment with city life just around the corner.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Laurel Farm in Nottinghamshire, England

Nottingham is located in the county town of Nottinghamshire in central England. The town is most famous for its tales of Robin Hood, and its castle , which was the headquarters of Richard III before the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. Travelers can enjoy Robin Hood attractions at the 'The Tales of Robin Hood, which hosts parties, medieval banquets, and other attractions. Other area activities include open-air Shakespeare, music in the part, and the Goose Fair and the Robin Hood Pageant every October.

Laurel Farm is an old farmhouse on four acres, with many animals. All guest rooms are spacious, individually decorated and have a TV and hospitality tray. The farmhouse is situated on a quiet lane off the A606. Breakfast is served in guest's own dining room and consists of only local produce and our own free-range eggs used. The breakfast menu includes choices from full English to smoked salmon.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Hillbrook Inn in Charles Town, West Virginia

Charles Town, West Virginia is a historic city located in the Shenandoah Valley, an hour from Washington, DC and Baltimore. Visitors can stroll through the historic streets of Charles Town, visit local antique shops, take in local theater, or dine at numerous restaurants. With the back drop setting of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this area is a wonderful tonic for city pressures. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy a number of activities including fishing, grand-prix style racing, golf, hiking, history, horseback riding, hunting, kayaking, rafting, shopping, slots, swimming, thoroughbred racing, and tubing.

Hillbrook Inn is a graceful English Tudor inn meanders down the hillside overlooking a pond framed by daffodils and 18 acres of estate grounds that include streams, gardens and wooded walks. The land once belonged to George Washington, and although most of the current structure was built in 1920, construction began in the 1700s. Decorated in a European country house style, the inn is replete with rich dark woods and interesting pieces that demand a lengthy stay to fully enjoy.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Alcalá B&B in Madrid Spain

Alcala de Henares

The city of Alcala de Henares is located just 28 km outside of Madrid. Convenient public transportation options make it a great location for a stay at a quiet bed and breakfast with easy access to all that the big city has to offer. But Alcala de Henares has plenty of cultural attractions, old Spanish style restaurants and shops to keep visitors busy on its own. Bed and breakfast travelers should include the University of Alcala, the Museum Casa Natal (birthplace of Cervantes), the Cistercian Monastery of San Bernardo and the Laredo Palace in their visit. Events range from the Summer Faire to the Semana Santa and the Premio Cervantes.

Spacious Newly Renovated Single-Family Home

Enjoy at taste of Spain’s renowned hospitality in this beautiful single family home! Alcala Bed and Breakfast is located in a quiet neighborhood within short walking distance from downtown Alcalá and the railway station to Madrid. This charming B&B allows guests a relaxing respite from the bustle of city life, while simultaneously providing an easy and fast commute to Madrid and other tourist destinations. Knowledgeable and friendly innkeepers will help guests with everything from day-trip suggestions to directions and advice on the best restaurants and destinations in the area.

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Red Tree House in Mexico City

The Red Tree House in Mexico City consists of a beautiful, two-story house; a stylish roof-top penthouse; and the four room garden house. There are eight guest quarters, all featuring comfortable beds, high quality bedding, cable TV and wireless internet. Visitors to The Red Tree House enjoy the friendly, social atmosphere and the opportunity to meet fellow travelers.

The innkeepers want their guests to feel at home and enjoy the vibrant neighborhood of Condesa. The bed and breakfast is located in an area of beautiful parks, great restaurants, and convenient transportation to all parts of the city.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Maison D'Memoire B&B Cottages

The small town of Rayne is situated only 15 minutes from Lafayette, Louisiana, and is a treasure of rural Americana spiced with Cajun charm - not to mention cuisine. Known as 'The Frog Capital of the World' and 'The Louisiana City of Murals' welcomes every traveler with warm hospitality. Rayne is home to one of Ripley's oddities, a state-of-the-art R.V. Park, mesmerizing murals, Cajun cuisine, an antique mall and local festivals (including the annual Frog Festival, Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival and Germanfest). Other area attractions include the Acadian Village, Jungle Gardens, the Cajun Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Crystal Rice Plantation, Duchamp Opera House and much more.

Maison D' Memoire recaptures the precious memories of the past in our restored authentic Cajun cabins in Louisiana. Maison D' Memoire is located in the heart of Cajun Country in the charming community of Rayne, just 15 minutes from Lafayette's restaurants and attractions. Our Louisiana getaway guesthouses offer romance, tranquility and a delicious breakfast in a relaxing country style setting.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Meridia, the Capital of Yucatan

Colonial City Meets Cosmopolitan Amentities

Meridia is the Capital of Yucatan and is located on the northeast portion of the Penninsula. This beautiful city offers visitors a modern city with museums, natural attractions, monuments, and white beaches. Area attractions include La Casa de Montejo, The Jose Peon Contreras Theater, The Canton Palace Museum of Anthropology and History, The zone of the Markets where can purchase local produce and handmade items.

In Ka'an Bed and Breakfast is owned and operated by two retired Canadians who, several years ago, fell in love with the Yucatan. The B&B is a happy blending of Mexican architecture and ambiance with Canadian/American standards of comfort. Each comfortable and spacious guest bedroom has a large ensuite bathroom. Enjoy breakfast on the terrace overlooking the gardens or relax with a book by the large swimming pool and 22 meter lap pool. The bus stop is just outside our front door and a 20 minute ride takes you into downtown Merida, where you can shop, site see and take day tours to the fascinating sites of the ancient Mayan pyramids.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Vilafranca Bed and Breakfast in Santiago, Chile

Santiago, the capital of Chile, is a thriving, sophisticated metropolis in the country's center, located at the foot of the snowcapped Andes Mountains, which rise majestically over the city's eastern limits. It is the historic, economic, and cultural center of Chile, and its restaurants, art centers, and theaters are the best in the country. Bed and breakfast travelers will also find that it makes a convenient base for exploring a number of great destinations outside the city limits, including beaches, ski resorts, and wineries. Some of the major attractions include the Plaza Armas with the Governor's Palace, La Chascona (Pablo Neruda's Home), Valle Nevado, Chile's largest ski resort, San Cristobal Hill with its zoo and wine museum and, at the midway point, a gondola ride to the top.

Vilafranca is a cozy bed and breakfast located in the heart of the Providencia district. The innkeepers pride themselves in paying special attention to detail. Guest bedrooms have their own particular style, cable TV, a security box, WiFi as well as a private fully-equipped bathroom including hairdryer.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Coyote Mountain of Costa Rica

The eco-lodge Inn, Coyote Mountain of Costa Rica, is an exclusive nature retreat providing today’s harried traveler with a superlative location for relaxation and recreation, outdoor exploration, and Costa Rican hospitality. This inn provides an unparalleled place from which to enjoy Costa Rica’s riches.

While here, savor tropical elegance from the eco-lodge Inn at Coyote Mountain of Costa Rica, an exclusive nature retreat providing today’s harried traveler with a superlative location for relaxation & recreation, outdoor exploration, and Costa Rican hospitality. An unparalleled place from which to enjoy Costa Rica’s riches, the Inn’s 70-acre forested property boasts a Mediterranean climate and breathtaking vistas of the Pacific and Nicoya Peninsula.

Centrally located within Costa Rica, boutique hotel Coyote Mountain offers elegant dining, bird watching, nature walks, hiking trails, gardens, abundant wildlife, orchids, and three kinds of tropical forest amidst the splendor of surrounding coffee fields. Coyote Mountain is a small & secluded place--with just 4 guest rooms--and a true eco-lodge. The hotel is managed by Costa Ricans from this traditional coffee-growing & ranching area and hires exclusively from the local community (within just a 2 km radius), uses wind power for electricity, maintains its own organic vegetable and fruit tree plantings, conserves energy and resources, and engages in local reforestation and nature preservation.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Lutry Switzerland Bed and Breakfast

Medieval Resort Town

Travelers looking for a scenic and medieval resort town with easy access to big city culture and nightlife offerings look no further than the picturesque town of Lutry. Situated just outside of the city of Lausanne on the scenic shores of Lake Geneva in the Swiss canton of Vaud. The town offers a delightful promenade along the lake with plentiful restaurant choices. Leisure activities include boat trips, fishing, swimming, water skiing, biking and hiking. Nearby attractions include the cities of Geneva and Montreaux.

Luxury Suites in the Heart of Lutry

Le Bourg 7 is located in the exclusive heart of of Lutry. Le Bourg 7 dates back to 1520 and has been fully renovated to offer its clients a high-quality and unique experience. Four luxuriously furnished suites gather charm, design, and tranquility. Each room benefits from high speed internet connection and is cleaned on a daily basis.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Negril, Jamaica Bed and Breakfast

Enjoy Rugged Beaches and Outdoor Recreation

Negril is located in Western Jamaica and extends from the nineteenth-century Negril Lighthouse at Negril Point in the parish of Westmoreland, to Bloody Bay in the Parish of Hanover. The combination of dramatic rugged cliffs on the West End and miles of pristine white sand beach with crystal clear water can be found nowhere else on the island. Aside from the seemingly endless stunning beach and the azure waters off the West End, Negril has many great restaurants and an active nightlife. Major tourist areas are Seven Mile Beach, Rhodes Hall Plantation, Half Moon Beach, Kool Runnings Water Park and the Negril Lighthouse. Outdoor recreation naturally includes water sports of all kinds, horseback riding, golfing and deep-sea fishing.

The Judy House offers travelers a new cottage, with one large bedroom, a pretty bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, a large front verandah (porch) and back garden sun deck. The bedroom can hold one double or two single beds, has its own bedding, including sheets and has fitted furniture with plenty of cupboard with shelf space. The cottage is fully furnished throughout with new stove, fridge, microwave, grill oven, kettle, pans, pots and utensils etc. There's a hot water shower, with towels provided too. Travelers can enjoy high speed wireless internet and cable TV.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Boutique Hotels in Istanbul

Artefes Hotel

Visit the Ancient City of Istanbul

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.

We currently have five accommodations in Istanbool, most of these fall into the boutique hotel category:

Almina Hotel Istanbul - Situated in Istanbul’s old town, Almina Hotel offers comfortable and elegant accommodation with free buffet breakfast.

Artefes Hotel - Boutique hotel Artefes is ocated at the heart of Istanbul's historical peninsula.

Best Western Obelisk Hotel Istanbul Bed and Breakfast - Best Western Obelisk Hotel is a 19th Century Ottoman House Tastefully Converted Into a Luxury Hotel.

Istanbul HOTEL SUMENGEN in Sultanahmet - Istanbul Sumengen Hotel is a 19th century ottoman house tastefully converted into a luxury hotel.

Terrace Guesthouse - Terrace Guesthouse offers an intimate home-away-from-home setting in the Old City section of Istanbul.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Spring Break Destination - Pine Island, Florida

Secluded Waterfront Community

Pine Island is situated on Florida's Southern Gulf Coast, just 1/2 hour from S.W. Florida International Airport. The largest island on the west coast of Florida, Pine Island offers bed and breakfast travelers a secluded, quiet waterfront community. White sandy beaches are accessible by taking a local ferry to Cayo Costa Island State Park in the Gulf of Mexico or take a short picturesque drive to Sanibel's Beaches. Pine Island is fringed with mangroves and abounds with nature, including manatees, dolphins plus hundreds of tropical birds. Must-see attractions include the Thomas Edison-Henry Ford Winter Estates and Museum, J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Preserve and the worlds largest shell factory with tours daily.

Tropical Island Setting

Inn on the Bay
offers guests large rooms with private bath, decks, queen beds and queen sofa beds, TV, AC, refrigerator and continental plus breakfast. Guest room porches or the 2 - 90' fishing piers offer magnificent views of Matlacha Bay and Bridge with local shrimp and fishing boats, sailboats, dolphin, and manatees. As sundown approaches, watch the spectacular sunsets over Matlacha Bay, then watch the twinkling night time lights of the village of Matlacha and Bridge reflecting upon the water.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Bed and Breakfast Zeevat in Munich, Germany

Munich, A Major Cultural Center

The sprawling metropolis of Munich is the capital of Bavaria and one of Germany's major cultural centers. It is situated at the foot of the Alps within easy reach of several lakes and ski resorts. Bed and breakfast travelers will have many choices for cultural pursuits including the Alte Pinakothek, the Bavarian National Museum, the German Museum of Masterpieces of Science and Technology and Schloss Nymphenburg. Munich is famous for its beer gardens, nightlife and festivals, most notably the annual, 16 day long Oktoberfest, but it also offers bed and breakfast travelers numerous choices for elegant shops, intriguing retailers, antique and flea markets.

Family Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast Zeevat in Munich offers guests a comfortable and homely atmosphere. The B&B offers the choice of two rooms to guests. One of the rooms is a spacious one (40 sqm), located in the attic of the house, fully-furnished with a double bed, wardrobe, big sofa, fridge and a cable TV. The room is very cozy, comfortable and perfect for two people.

The second room is furnished with a double bed and a wardrobe. It is smaller but very bright and welcoming. The bathroom is shared with the hosts. Guests are welcome to use the comfortable living room which is equipped with a TV and the garden verandah. Free Internet access is available as well.

Zeevat is located in Southeast Munich, near the Trade Fair center and two large shopping malls. The historical city center of Munich is approximately 25 min away and can be reached with very convenient means of public transport. The mountains, lake sides and parks in and around Munich are easily accessible from here.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Outdoor Activites in Crested Butte, Colorado

Outstanding Outdoor Activities

Crested Butte Colorado is located at the North end of the Gunnison Valley in Southwestern Colorado. It offers outstanding and diverse opportunities for outdoor activities. The winter is ideal for skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and dog sledding. Summertime offers bed and breakfast travelers mountain biking and hiking, golf, rafting and kayaking, paragliding and rock climbing. Crested Butte is home to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame and the ski resort of Mt. Crested Butte, just three miles North. Tourist attractions in the area include the Taylor Reservoir, Cottonwood Pass, Gunnison National Forest and the Blue Mesa Reservoir.

Mountain Retreat

The Crested Butte Retreat is a private mountain boutique hotel. This 11,000 square foot facility has been completely remodeled to provide the perfect setting for visitors seeking the best the Colorado Rockies have to offer.

The Retreat sits high on a hillside above the base town, only 300 yards from the ski runs. All rooms are ringed with large windows providing panoramic views of the surrounding aspen and evergreen covered mountains and valleys. The structure has been designed with a blend of traditional and modern Colorado architecture and building materials including hickory and maple floors, soapstone stoves and slate and travertine bathrooms. The large open spaces contain soaring, cathedral open-beam ceilings and ensure an ample variety of comfortable vignettes for guests to relax. The Retreat is decorated with photography and art from around the world and a variety of new and antique furniture, giving an international flair to this beautiful mountain structure.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Own A Piece of Southwest Magic - Taos Bed and Breakfast For Sale

It is no wonder that Taos is home to more art galleries than you can imagine with the spectacular scenery and lighting conditions available to artists. This village has something to offer any visitor. If you like outdoor activities you have access to world class ski resorts in the winter or you can hike, camp, or just enjoy the scenery any other time. Guests will find a sampling of fine and casual restaurants, theater, shops, and of course all of those galleries. This town is definitely worth a look on your trip to the Southwest.

Orinda Bed & Breakfast is a turn key bed and breakfast that is a pastoral retreat offered at $1,250,000. No matter if you have a large family or a large family of friends, this expansive home could be the place with room for everyone. Right in town, yet in a magical setting with a stunning view of Taos Mountain. This 6BR/6BA pueblo style home offers a multitude of options & use of space. It even has a separate 900 sq. ft. workshop/studio for the artist in you. Adobe walls circle the grand courtyards, & mature trees line the entrance of this 2 ac. parcel within walking distance of historic Taos Plaza.

For more information on this home, please see our guide page.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

La Barde - Montfort - Bed and Breakfast in Montfort, France

La Barde - Montfort is in the little hamlet of Montfort, overlooked by the Château de Montfort, minutes from the River Dordogne and in the heart of the Périgord Noir. At only 4 kilometres from the renowned medieval town of Sarlat, this bed and breakfast is perfectly located for all the major sites of the Dordogne Valley, yet in a tranquil location.

Numerous châteaux, spectacular villages and historic sites will compete for your time with outdoor activities such as walking, horse-riding, canoeing, fishing, golf and more besides.

Alternatively just sit back, relax and enjoy the view of the Château de Montfort from the b&b's gardens and swimming pool.

La Barde offers four double/ triple bedrooms and a family suite of two bedrooms with two shower-rooms. All rooms are individual; they are stylishly furnished and decorated to a high standard, with luxury ensuite facilities. Each bedroom has television and is refreshed daily. Private access to all rooms allows guests to come and go as they please. Each bedroom also has its own seating area outside, with views of the Château. All of the rooms are on the ground floor and one is specifically designed for those less able-bodied, with wheelchair access throughout the bedroom and shower-room.

The innkeepers can prepare picnic lunches by request and dinner is available by reservation on occasion. The pool has poolside furniture and is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the sunshine and views. The garden has swings for the children, a table-tennis table, badminton and boules. There is a guest BBQ area, with views of the Château and a guest fridge available for your drinks.

The Château (outside viewing only as it is privately owned) is a short walk away, with access to the river and a beach with canoe hire a 15 minute walk away.

To book with this accommodation, please see their guide page or email:

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sorrento Campania Bed and Breakfast - Villa Pollio

Breathtaking Views in Southern Italy

The vivacious city of Sorrento, situated 50 km South of Naples and 50 km West of Salerno, is perched on high cliffs overlooking the bays of Naples and Salerno, offering some of the most breathtaking views of Southern Italy. Bed and breakfast travelers interested in culture and architecture should visit the Basilica of St. Antonino, the Cathedral, Sedil Dominova, St. Francis' Convent, Marina Grande and Correale Museum. Sorrento is also the ideal destination for bed and breakfast travelers who want to plan excursions to Capri, Ischia, Pompei, Amalfi, Positano, Ercolano, Paestum and Vesuvius, places located at a distance of 50 kilometres. For examples of accommodations in this fascinating area of Italy, please browse IBBP's selection of Sorrento bed and breakfasts and find your ideal home away from home.

Beautiful Villa Pollio B&B

The innkeepers of Villa Pollio are ready to welcome you in a beautiful residence situated very close to the beach of Meta di Sorrento and leaning out on a characteristic and typically sorrentine citrus garden. Conveniently located near Sorrento, Villa Pollio is only a few kilometers away from the popular touristic and cultural destinations of cities such as Capri, Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Pompei, Ercolano, Ischia, Procida, Naples and the Vesuvio.

While visiting, you will be received in a beautiful and relaxing atmosphere where you will have the opportunity to enjoy your stay in one of the most picturesque places in the world. The bed and breakfast is ideally situated in an area from where you will be able to take advantage of the nearby sunny beaches as well as challenging excursions in the local beautiful mountains. Together with all comforts provided to its guests, Vila Pollio prides itself in delivering excellent service to make your stay all the more pleasant and unforgettable in this beautiful corner of the earth.

To book with this B&B, please see their guide page or email them at