Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Most Expensive Breakfast

Chris Zwierzynski, from shares some expert advice with readers on the most expensive breakfast.

Bed & Breakfast. We all understand the Bed part: a nice, relaxing stay away from home maybe as part of a road trip, in friendly company and in a restful atmosphere. The Breakfast part we also understand, nourishing replenishment in the form of home-prepared delicious food. But do we understand the limits of this “breakfast”? To fully understand the lofty heights to which the term, function and practice of this “breakfast” can be taken, we should take a look at the world’s most expensive breakfast, which cost a staggering £22,000 (over $35,000).
The meal consists of a simple set up of a croissant, jam, coffee and a Chambord and champagne cocktail. Then comes the twist (read: expensive part), as the croissant itself is hand-decorated with gold (edible, of course) and diamonds (maybe not so edible, but you could try!), which is in turn accompanied with a fine spread of Bar le Duc jam, hand-seeded for extra luxury. To wash this sumptuous feast down, you are then presented with what is arguably the world’s most expensive coffee (how it tastes, I have no idea), Kopi Luwak. Add to this the coup de grace (mentioned shortly) and you have a meal fit for a king, steeped in lavish opulence.
The aforementioned finishing touch was a Chambord (French raspberry liqueur) and champagne cocktail, which made up the majority of the price at £20,000 ($32,000). However, even the bottle the liqueur is served from positively reeks of decadence, as it’s encrusted with gold, diamonds and pearls and is actually worth around $2.4 million. Now that’s pouring in style.

So the next time you come across what you might think is an expensive breakfast, just realize how much you could be spending.

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Friday, January 29, 2010

Mexico City - La Casa del Colibri

Mexico City, the Capital of Mexico, is a large international city with museums, galleries, and world famous cuisine. Area attractions worth a closer look in include museums of Frida Kahlo and Leon Trotsky, and the Plaza with its weekend market and wide range of cafes and restaurants. Within the city the range of attractions are endless with the National Palace, the Zocalo, Chapultepec Park, the world famous Anthropology Museum, the canals of Xochimilco, and the weekend markets in San Angel, Coyoacan and Tlalpan being top of the list. Also any visit to Mexico City should include a trip to see the incredible Aztec pyramids at Teotihuacan, just an hours drive from the city center. Yearly festivals include Independence Day in September, and Day of the Dead in November.

"La Casa del Colibri" offers accommodations to professionals from all over the world. Quietly nestled in the heart of Mexico City, an area that was once an old hacienda, this colonial structure has the latest modern conveniences coupled with old world charm. The B&B provides a wonderful opportunity for executives to experience a family ambience filled with warmth. The accommodation combines the best of three worlds: German organisation, American efficiency, and Mexican hospitality.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

St. Saturnin d’Apt - Medieval Villlage in Provence, France

Enchanting Medieval Village

The enchanting, medieval village of St. Saturnin d’Apt is situated about 1 1/4 hours from Marseille. It features a peaceful atmosphere and is perfect for those travelers who wish to explore many of the attractions that are typical for the Provence region, including vineyards, windmills, the famous “perched” villages or well-known destinations like Aix, Avignon or Apt. The village itself offers cultural attractions like Eglise St-Etienne, the Chapelle Castrale Saint-Saturin, the ruins of an ancient castle and events like the Fete de Village and Festival de jazz. It is also a popular base for hiking up onto the Plateau de Vaucluse, horseback riding and fishing.

Centuries-Old Farmhouse

Le Mas Perreal is a centuries-old farmhouse set in the midst of 17 acres of vineyards and cherry trees. Traveler's comfort is assured with each of the five large rooms offering a large walk-in shower, private entrance and private terrace. Each room is decorated with period antiques and lovely fabrics reflecting the colors of Provence. The gardens and pool are for guests to enjoy. Travelers will find our location ideal for discovering all Provence has to offer.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Berry Preserve Bed and Breakfast

Country Setting, Historic Villages

Asbury is located between Clinton, NJ and Easton, PA, just 60 minutes from New York City. Travelers to this area can enjoy a country setting, historic villages, relaxation, and more. While here, enjoy wine tasting, golfing, birding, hiking, canoeing, tubing, rafting, sailing, fishing, ballooning, swimming, shopping, museum touring, stargazing, and berry picking. Area attractions worth a look include Red Mill Museum Village, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, Alba Vineyard, Kings Road Vineyard, State Theatre of Easton PA, Spruce Run Recreation Area, Merrill Creek Reservoir, Round Valley Recreation Area, The Crayola Factory, The National Canal Museum, The Weller Center, Shippen Manor, Pequest Hatchery, historic Clinton NJ, and Flemington's discount shopping. The area also offers a number of yearly festivals: Quick Check Festival of Ballooning, Black Potatoe Fest at Clinton, Musikfest at Bethlehem PA, Dickens Days at Clinton, Shad Festival at Easton PA, Victorian Days at Belvidere, Warren County Fair.

Tranquil Retreat

The Berry Preserve Bed and Breakfast is a tranquil, ten-acre woodland retreat just 60 minutes from New York City and 4 minutes off I-78 at Exit 7. Guests can pause beneath whispering pines or amble down to the fern-lined brook, where they might spot wild turkey or munch on wild berries in season. They will find a world of arts and crafts in the three handsome guest rooms. Travel treasures such as carved Burmese temple shutters in common rooms make the airy decor of this contemporary guest home unforgettable. A delicious full breakfast is served in the sunny, skylit dining room graced by Turkish miniatures and Greek ceramics.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Bed and Breakfast and Cottage in Normandy

Tour D-Day Beaches from Valognes

The charming town of Valognes, situated just 20 minutes South of Cherbourg in northwestern France is an ideal getaway location for bed and breakfast travelers interested in the famous D-Day Beaches, Sainte Mere L'Eglise, Cherbourg, Bayeux, the Channel Islands Jersey and Guernesey, Mont Saint Michel and countless other Normandy attractions. Valognes is home to the Cider and the Calvados Museum and its proximity to the ocean makes it ideal for those bed and breakfast travelers looking to escape to the beaches for water sports, swimming and boating.

16th Century Manor with Modern Conveniences

Manoir de Savigny is a 16th century manor nestling in the countryside in a quiet environment. A popular alley leads to this impressive manor and its genuine farm buildings (cider-press and old arches). An old spiral stone staircase leads to your bedroom on the 1st and 2nd floors. Five very comfortable rooms are available, all with queen-size four poster beds. The B&B also includes a recently renovated 18th century charming cottage surrounded by the garden and the fields.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Apartements Kastner Vienna


Vienna is the Austrian capital and is located in the eastern part of the country, just 40 miles away from the borders of Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Vienna's sophistication draws visitors from around the world who want to explore museums, galleries, fine dining, culture, and more. Yearly festivals include The Vienna Festival and the Viennale International Film Festival.

Convenient Apartment in Center of Vienna

Apartments Kastner Vienna offer you spacious and fully equipped apartments with full kitchens and beautiful bathrooms. Studio apartments are available for 1-3 persons and bedroom apartments for 1-4 persons. All apartments have a fully equipped kitchen with stove, toaster, coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, dinette, all kitchen equippment, glases and tableware.
All bathrooms have shower, tub, or sink. The apartments are all situated in Jedleseer Str. Nr. 67 within a very friendly and safe neighborhood.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Casa Portagioia - Bed and Breakfast Tuscany

Cortona, Tuscany

The picturesque village of Cortona, one of the oldest villages in Italy, sits on a green mountainside above terraced olive groves, vineyards, rolling hills and woodlands in Italy’s Tuscany region providing panoramic views over the wide Chiana Valley. Bed and breakfast travelers will appreciate the central location with easy reach of major tourist attractions such as Florence (1 hour), Siena (45 minutes), Pisa (1.5 hours) and Rome (2 hours). The town itself is rich with art and historic attractions including several fine museums, such as the Museo Diocesano and the Museo dell’Accademia Etrusca, as well as magnificent churches including the Ecstasy of St. Margaret, restaurants, antique and gift shops.

Elegant Country Retreat

Casa Portagioia is an elegant yet relaxed country retreat in Tuscany – somewhere between a country hotel and your best friend’s home. It is a place where you can relax, take time to reflect on your travels and to be energized and enthused in to seeing more of the wonderful places Tuscany and Umbria have to offer.

Casa Portagioia offers 5 independent guest bedrooms and 2 suite apartments, all with luxury bathrooms. Four of the bedrooms and both apartments benefit from air-conditioning. Our accommodations are fresh and inviting. For a Tuscan country B&B you’ll find everything ‘just so’ from our comfortable orthopaedic beds to the modern bright bathrooms to the lovely views of the gardens and surrounding Tuscan hillside.

Breakfast can be quite a perilous activity. You might find yourself sitting on the terraces for hours on end, taking in the views, or sipping a fresh cappuccino – such is the relaxed style at Casa Portagioia

You might also be at Casa Portagioia for one of their dinner parties. During the summer these take place on one of our terraces overlooking the bucolic splendour of the valley. A five-course feast is served; you might like to try some of Tuscany’s finest and award winning wines from their cellar.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Luxury Apartments in Lutry, Switzerland

Relaxation or Business Pursuits in Lutry, Switzerland

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. Take a look at IBBP's bed and breakfast selections in Lutry to find the perfect choice for your taste and budget.

Luxury Apartments in a Convenient Location

Located in the exclusive heart 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 gathering charm, design, and traquility. Each room offers a high-speed internet connection. The suites are cleaned on a daily basis.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Bed and Breakfast Zeevat in Munich

Munich, Capital City of Bavaria

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. Come browse our Munich guide for a perfect bed and breakfast vacation for your next visit.

Family Atmosphere and Convenient Location

Bed and Breakfast Zeevat in Munich offers guests a comfortable and homely atmosphere for you to kick back and relax. It is located in the Southeast Munich, near the Trade Fair center and two large shopping malls. The historical city centre of Munich is approximately 25 min away and can be reached with very convenient means of public transport. The mountains, lakesides and parks in and around Munich are easily accessible from here.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Mount Dora Florida - Award Winning Magnolia Inn

Beautiful Lakefront Town

The quaint city of Mount Dora, bordering the shores of beautiful Lake Dora, only 45 minutes from Orlando, is chock full of charm. Whether antiquing, shopping unique stores, dining out, taking a sunset cruise or riding the town's trolley, it is the perfect destination for bed and breakfast travelers who enjoy small town atmosphere with a historic flair. However, major theme parks such as Disney World, Universal, Epcot Center and many more are less than an hour drive away, making this an enjoyable getaway from the crowds, but close enough to many lively attractions. Mount Dora is also home to a great number of fun festivals including Renningers Antique Extravaganza, Mount Dora Plant and Garden Fair, Mount Dora Arts Festival, Antique Boat Festival and Mount Dora Bicycle Festival.

Historic Bed and Breakfast Near Orlando

Award Winning Magnolia Inn B&B features true southern hospitality and charm at its finest. Lounge in a hammock by the garden wall, swing under the majestic magnolia, or unwind in the gazebo spa. Explore the small town pleasures of quaint antique shops, boutiques, and exceptional dining, found along flower-box lined streets. Perhaps you'd enjoy a historic tour by trolley, or train, golf, tennis, fishing, water sports or a boat cruise - all available nearby. You'll love waking up in your elegant room with private bath to the aroma of a full, homemade breakfast accompanied by specialty coffees and teas. Although Magnolia Inn is located only 45 minutes from Orlando, and less than one hour from Disney and the beaches, you may feel so pampered that you might not want to leave.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Devils Tower Wyoming - Devils Tower Lodge

Unlimited Outdoor Activities at Devils Tower

Devils Tower is located in northeastern Wyoming, bordering Montana and South Dakota. The area offers millions of acres of national parks that provide virtually unlimited outdoor activities. These include lake and fishing, boating, big game and game bird hunting, hiking and biking, camping, snowmobiling and skiing. Devils Tower is America's first national monument, which was featured in the movie “Encounters of the Third Kind”. The area offers numerous country inns, bed and breakfasts, towns with a wild western flavor and numerous attractions, such as the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Historic Ranch A and Custer Battlefield. Events include the Hulett Annual Rodeo, Moorcroft Jubilee Day, 4th of July Fireworks and Hulett Annual Logger’s Day.

Secluded Paradise

Devils Tower Lodge is full of adventure and peace and quiet. This secluded paradise bed and breakfast is built around the former park superintendent's home and is nestled among 21 acres of Ponderosa Pine and precious prairie, at the base of Devils Tower. Each room affords dramatic vistas of the tower and includes a queen bed, floor-to-ceiling windows, an open-air view deck, private bath and a hearty breakfast which is served in the sunroom, with binoculars. Guests may take advantage of the 12-jet outdoor spa,a delightful piano in the great room, the indoor climbing gym/exercise room and exclusive climbing adventure packages-including the popular "Summit" package-led by the lodge's resident guides. Your days may be spent leisurely lounging, enjoying the park hiking trails just minutes away, horseback riding on the neighboring ranch or challenging yourself with rock climbing adventures on the amazing tower! Come and visit, for the vacation of a lifetime.

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Inn at Lewis Bay - A 1920s Dutch Colonial

Cape Cod Relaxation

West Yarmouth is located in Cape Cod offering travelers beaches, wildlife, world class restaurants, culture, and of course relaxation. While here, spend a day on a whale watch tour, bicycle on the many area paths, or take a ferry to the nearyby islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Area attractions worth a look include Heritage Plantation in Sandwich, JFK Memorial and Museum in Hyannis, or Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster.

1920's Dutch Colonial

The Inn at Lewis Bay is a 1920s Dutch Colonial which is set in a quiet seaside neighborhood of Cape Cod. The inn boasts a large dining and living room with a fireplace which is the perfect place to make new friends or to enjoy afternoon tea. Or, if you prefer, select a popular novel from our reading nook and simply relax at the beach or in the backyard. All of the six bedrooms have private baths, air conditioning, queen sized beds and antique tubs. The rooms are all decorated differently and reflect special little touches of Cape Cod. Two of the guest rooms have partial views of Lewis Bay and all are comfortably furnished with a mixture of antiques and country. Fluffy towels, fresh cut flowers, and a treat on your pillow are all supplied to help your stay with them more memorable.

Ideally located mid-Cape on the southern side, the Inn at Lewis Bay has easy access to virtually everything the Cape has to offer. A short drive, 2 miles, will take you to Hyannis Harbor to board ferries to Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket. Whale watching can be found as close as 15 minutes away or take an hours scenic drive to the tip of the Cape where whale watching fleets leave from Provincetown. Bicycling and golf are other favorite pastimes and the Cape boasts miles and miles of paved bike trails all over, from the canal to the tip. The town of Yarmouth also has more golf courses than any other town on the Cape. So bring those bikes and clubs, or rent them when you arrive. Antique shops and museums can easily be found nestled between cranberry bogs and seafood restaurants. For the more adventurous, try your hand at sailing or fishing what could be more romantic? Or, grab one of our complimentary beach chairs and towels and head down to the beach-it's only a block away!! Still undecided? The inn has a library of area attractions and menus and the innkeepers will be happy to help you get the most out of your stay by providing recommendations and directions.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Adobe on Green Street B&B

Famous Boardwalk and Beaches

Bed and breakfast travelers get ready to relax and unwind in Santa Cruz, a wonderful beach town complete festivals, great beaches and a very famous Boardwalk. Visitors will also enjoy the eclectic downtown area packed with galleries, sidewalk cafes, theaters and boutiques. Take in the outdoors by kayaking or charter a fishing or sailing boat. Enjoy any one of the yearly festivals including Harbor's Lighted Boat Parade, Shakespeare Santa Cruz and the Cabrillo Music Festival.

Boutique Bed and Breakfast

The Adobe on Green Street B&B is for people seeking quiet, independence and privacy. The rooms are for one or two people in one queen bed. Guests have lovely things to say about this B&B. It is just three blocks to downtown. Guests have rated them the #1 Santa Cruz B&B on and Midweek rates start at $109.

A Santa Cruz B&B for Grownup Getaways.

Celebrating an anniversary, birthday or honeymoon? This bed and breakfast getaway is the perfect place. The Adobe is designed to be a respite from the busy lives we lead. Come for some quiet recharge time.

A Boutique Hotel in the Historic District.

Every room features a private bathroom, free Wifi and the most comfortable beds anywhere. The Adobe is not a typical Victorian B&B. Our guests call them a boutique hotel. They love the simple beauty and attention to detail. This Bed and Breakfast is comfortable, thoughtful, relaxed and quiet.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Venice Lido - Island Resort

Peaceful Island Resort

Venice Lido, a quiet and peaceful thin island resort, stretches between the open sea and the lagoon and is located only 10 minutes from S. Mark’s Square. It is the ideal place for those bed and breakfast travelers who want to combine the excitement of the world class destination of Venice with a vacation by the sea. The Lido’s beach is spread all along its 12 km length which makes it ideal for swimming, water skiing, kayaking, sailing and windsurfing. The island can be reached by public transportation, car or ferry. Points of interest include the Casino, the fortress Quatttro Fontane, Palazzo de Cinema, the Votive Church of S. Maria Elisabetta and its Cloister. There are also many wonderful restaurants and shops. Year round outdoor activities include golfing, tennis, archery and horseback riding.

Oasis B&B and Residence

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 connections is easy to get to.There is the fascination of the lagoon and the priceless heritage of the past. Miles of golden sands offer something for everyone: those who seek the elegance of the celebrated beach huts, those who prefer the simplicity of a deckchair under an umbrella, or the dunes and the Mediterranean flora of the natural beaches. Oasis offers delightful hospitality at the right price. In all accommodations: air conditioning, satellite TV, hairdryer, shaver points, minibar or fridge, safe, individual climate control, tea set.

To book with this b&b you can email them at: or call 0039.041.2769197

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Al Campaniel Guest House in Central Venice


Venice, Queen of the Adriatic, captivating city of canals and palaces is located in Italy's North, built on 117 small islands and has 150 canals and 409 bridges. Bed and breakfast travelers will find some of the world's most famous architecture and museums here. Must-see attractions include the Ca' d'Oro, the Gallerie dell'Accademia, the Doges' Palace, stroll through St. Mark's Square and St. Mark's Basilica. Bed and breakfast travelers will find that a wonderful way to see Venice is via a gondola or boat tour on the canals. Venice is known for its countless large-scale events. Not to be missed is the famous "Carnival", St. Mark's Day and one of Europe's oldest film festivals, "The Biennale del Cinema".

Central Venice Bed and Breakfast

Al Campaniel Guest House is refurbished and open since 2000. The bed and breakfast is located in central Venice. It is less than a minute from the the San Toma vaporetto (water bus) stop and 10 minutes walking from Rialto bridge and the railway station, and 20 minutes from San Marco square. Single, double and triple rooms with bathroom are available, as well as a two room flat for up to four.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Languedoc Roussillon in Southern France

The historic town of Lodeve, situated in the scenic Languedoc Roussillon region of southern France and only 30 minutes from the cosmopolitan city of Montpellier, offers bed and breakfast travelers cultural attractions such as the Cathedral of St. Fulcran and the Musee Fleury, markets and numerous events, such as Bastille Day. The natural scenery around Lodeve offers much to see and do whether by car, on foot, bicycle or horseback. The beaches are half an hour away. The Lac du Salagou offers water sports of all kinds and there are several amazing caves and delightful vineyards. Nearby bed and breakfast travelers can explore many picturesque villages including St Guilhem le Desert, Lacoste and Soubes, and historic sites like the fortified village of La Couvertoirade, Le Prieure Saint-Michel de Grandmont, a monastery and Le Pont du Diable, the oldest medieval bridge in France.

Larkfield is a beautiful Chambres d'hôte built in the early nineties; it is just off of the main A75 'toll free', motorway from Clermont Ferrand to Bezier (there is now a small toll for the viaduct at Millau but this is worth paying just for the experience let alone the time saved, it can be bypassed). The B&B is very easy to find being between Soubes & the A75, less than a kilometre from the autoroute junction 52. The village is also under an hours drive from Montpellier International Airport with cheap flights from both Ryan Air (Stanstead) and FlyBe(Gatwick). We are only 2 motorway hours from the Spanish border where there is cheap shopping, just off the motorway.

Larkfield is a good stop off point on a road trip to Spain. The same autoroute makes transit to the coast much quicker, the nearest beach is now just 35 minutes away. For better amenities the historic town of Lodève is only 5 km away with supermarkets and petrol stations. The local area has much to offer and the nearby coast is one of the best anywhere. We will be pleased to give advice when we know your interests.

The accommodation is modern and comfortable. If has a mix of twin and double rooms, if you have a preference ask in advance. All bedrooms have wardrobes, dressing tables and bedside cabinets with reading lights. Toilet facilities are en suite, modern and comfortable. Some rooms are large enough for a third bed, if this is of interest please ask for triple occupancy price.

Complimentary tea, coffee and cold drinks are available in the downstairs kitchenette. In the winter gas central heating ensures your comfort.

Guide books are available to give further suggestions for your stay if you are not just passing through.

French television is provided in the TV lounge. Linen and towels are provided. Washing machines are available in the outside utility room, much quieter. Being a Mediterranean climate bad days are not common but they do supply games, jigsaws and books just in case.

Optional English breakfasts, evening meals and packed lunches can be provided. In summer they can offer a barbecue either by the house or the pool.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Cornwall Hudson Valley - Birkshires Bed and Breakfast

Scenic Hudson Valley

The town of Cornwall is located in the heart of the scenic Hudson Valley, only one hour from New York City and a perfect base to enjoy all that this area has to offer. Bed and breakfast travelers can look forward to scenic, rolling countryside with pristine lakes and 2 magnificent rivers, an ideal combination for hiking, biking, horseback riding, golfing and winter skiing. Attractions include the famous West Point Academy, the Storm King Art Center and countless castles and mansions, such as the Vanderbilt and the Rockefeller mansions, Sleepy Hollow and Boscobel. Bed and breakfast travelers will also enjoy visits to several vineyards, outlet and antique shops and events like the Renaissance Faire.

Historic Estate

Cromwell Manor Inn Bed and Breakfast located in the heart of New York's Historic Hudson Valley, is a romantic, historic, country estate on seven acres of beautiful woodlands, lawns and gardens. Stay at one of the Top 10 Inns of New York while visiting nearby West Point, enjoy the spectacular scenery and quaint towns of the majestic Hudson Highlands, shop at the world-famous Woodbury Common Premium Shopping Outlet, spend an afternoon at The Storm King Art Center, or simply relax for a quiet, romantic, weekend getaway. Romance awaits you at Cromwell Manor Inn. The main building, The Manor House, contains nine elegant guest rooms in a brick mansion built in 1820. The original home on the property, The Chimneys Cottage, dates back to 1764 and offers charming Colonial ambiance in four guest rooms. A great place to stay, this Hudson Valley romantic getaway has been the site for many engagements and elopements!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Old Doctor's House Bed and Breakfast


Bavaria, located in Germany's South, provides bed and breakfast travelers with the perfect location for the holiday of a lifetime. Enchanting castles, snow-capped mountains, traditional beer festivals, opera and high-tech industry all go to make Bavaria one of Germany's richest regions, providing an abundance of experiences from the historical to the ultra modern. The beautiful city of Munich, known as the Paris of Germany, is Bavaria's capital and largest city. Augsburg makes a perfect base from which to explore the Romantic Road. From Wuerzburg in Franconia to Fussen near the Austrian border, take in around a dozen cities including Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and Dinkelsbuhl, interspersed with breathtaking landscapes with gentle slopes and ever-changing stunning vistas. Explore Bavaria's cities, villages and scenery and stay at one of IBBP's inviting bed and breakfasts

Franconian Wine Country

The small town of Markt Einersheim is centrally located between the Franconian Wine Country and the Steigerwald Natural Park just a two-hour drive away from Munich in Southern Germany. Bed and breakfast travelers will enjoy hikes and bicycling in the scenic surroundings of the Bavarian countryside. Favorite regional sights include vineyards and wine tasting, museums, historic architecture and famous German cities such as Nuernberg (75 kilometers), Wuerzburg and Frankfurt. Year-round events range from Wine Festivals, the Cherry Market and Kirchweih to art shows and classical concerts. Come and visit IBBP's Markt Einersheim guide for an unforgettable bed and breakfast experience.

Historic Franconian House

The Old Doctor`s House is a lovingly restored Franconian property originally built in 1792 which has served as a residence and doctor's office for four generations of medical doctors. Experience the coziness of a historic Franconian house with lots of charm and comfort. Feel at home in our three spacious, quiet guestrooms which are furnished with antiques and lots of love for detail. Your hosts are Dodo and Wolfram Braun and Ruth and Randall Henley.
We welcome English speakers!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Abingdon Guest House - Manhattan New York

Abingdon Guest House, named for the nearby park, Abingdon Square, offers guests a warm and inviting residential ambience with all the modern conveniences. Abingdon Guest House consists of two landmarked 1850s Federal style townhouses located in Greenwich Village, one of Manhattan's most charming and historic neighborhoods, for decades the center of New York's artistic and intellectual life.

Both homes are fine examples of period architecture, updated to provide modern comforts. Each room has its own distinctive decor. You are invited to preview the rooms on the website to choose the one that suits you best.

Their popular cafe, Brewbar Coffee, located within Abingdon Guest House, offers a convenient continental breakfast or light lunch.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Mountain Resort Town - Twin Lakes Colorado

Natural Lakes and Endless Activities

Twin Lakes is a mountain resort town located in Southern Colorado. The town lies adjacent two natural lakes at the foot of Colorado's highest Fourteener, Mt. Elbert. This beautiful setting provides visitors with numerous outdoor activities. Summer activities include: hiking, boating, fishing, rafting, bicycling, jogging, mountain climbing, repelling, and camping. Golf, tennis courts, swimming pools, hot springs, and shopping are only a short drive away. Winter activities include: cross-country skiing, ice fishing, snowshoeing, ice-skating, sledding, snowmobiling, and alpine skiing.

Relaxation, Comfort and Adventure at Ores & Mine

Ores & Mine Bed and Breakfast is a "one of a kind" bed and breakfast located 500 feet from the shore of the lake. This accommodation offers five bedrooms with a private bath all stocked with shampoo, conditioner, soaps and lotions. In the morning you will awaken to a healthy breakfast.

Guest can be adventurous and take in the area's numerous activities or just relax and enjoy the accommodations. A recretion room provides hours of enjoyment with a Ping-Pong and 1902 pool table, shuffle board, juke box, multi board games and a large selection of reading material.
Or just relax in the old rocking chairs, after a fun full day of activities orsubmerge yourself in the 104 degree Hot Tub. At night gaze at the Celestial bodies, shining brightly for peace, love and contentment.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Restored Florence Farmhouse - Al Podere Le Cave

Florence - The Renaissance City

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 de’ 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.

Bed and Breakfast in the Chianti Region

Podere le Cave Bed & Breakfast is located in Impruneta very close to Florence Center only 9 km in the Chianti region famous for its gorgeous wine. This fascinating property is set in a restored farm dating back to the 1800s and will appeal to those guests who love the colors, peace and tranquility of the Tuscany countryside. Vineyards, olive groves and mild air surround the whole property creating an idyllic setting. Podere le Cave B&B enjoys extensive garden grounds with a swimming pool and offers stylishly appointed romantic rooms, each with a TV set, air conditioner. It is a place of sheer indulgence where life goes at a slower and more pleasant pace

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Winter Fun at Vermont's Moose Meadow Lodge

Winter in the Beautiful Green Mountains

Wasterbury is a quaint New England village located in Central Vermont and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district. The town offers visitors shopping, fine dining, antiquing, walking tours and more. Area activities include touring Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream factory, Cold Hollow Cider Mill, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, and Cabot Cheese Annex. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy a number of winter sports including sleigh rides, snowshoeing, crosscountry skiing, and downhill skiing at Stowe, Sugarbush, Mad River Glen and Smuggler's Notch. In the summer, enjoy golfing at eight distinctive golf courses, canoeing and fishing on the Winooski River, Mad River, Waterbury Lake, horseback riding, hiking.

Adirondack Style Moose Meadow Lodge

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. Whether you love skiing, hiking, snowmobiling, biking, hunting, fishing, antiquing, fine dining, the arts, or simply getting some rest, the Moose Meadow Lodge is a perfect location to do everything or nothing at all. 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.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Escape the Cold at Holualoa Inn

Rich History, Beaches, and Festivals

The artisan village of Holualoa is nestled 1400 feet above sea level on the slopes of the Mount Hualalai on Hawaii's Big Island. The village is known for its rich history and culture and offers bed and breakfast travelers a multitude of galleries, shops, restaurants, artist studios, ukulele makers and boutiques featuring handicrafts. There are also a multitude of original coffee farms and just beyond the village fine sandy beaches for snorkeling, surfing and kayaking. Holualoa has an active community that celebrates with numerous events throughout the year including the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, the Music and Light Festival and the Ukulele Jam.

Luxury on a Coffee Estate

Located upcountry in the heart of the Kona Coffee Belt on the Big Island of Hawaii, Holualoa Inn is a spectacular Hawaii Bed and Breakfast Kona Coffee Estate. Nestled on the slopes of Mount Hualalai on the Western Shore of the Hawai’i, our ocean view Big Island B&B is abundant with well-tended tropical flower gardens and ginger, papaya, avocado and pineapple trees -- the ideal location for an ocean view wedding, honeymoon, family reunion or any special event. Amid 30 lush acres of pasture land and gardens, discover an orchard of over 4,300 Kona Coffee trees.
Holualoa Inn Big Island Bed and Breakfast is an inspired Polynesian retreat, a Holualoa Boutique Hotel that combines the tranquility of a private estate with the convenience of its proximity to the many shops, galleries and eateries of historic Holualoa Village. Our Holualoa Kona B&B is minutes from Kona beaches, restaurants, shopping, golf, hiking, and water sports.

You can contact them at: (808) 324-1121 or

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Mabel Dodge Luhan House - Taos, New Mexico

Enjoy Winter Sports and Galleries in Taos

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 bed and breakfast 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. Bed and breakfast guests will find a sampling of fine and casual restaurants, theater, shops, and of course all of those galleries. Bed and breakfast are family owned and are often owned by local artists. This town is definitely worth a look on your trip to the Southwest.

Mabel Dodge Luhan House

Circa 1922. Not far from the center of town at the end of a quiet road, pass through the massive front gates to enter the elegant adobe world of Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos, New Mexico. This historic three-story home boasts herringbone vigas, traditional arched doorways, carved pillars and kiva fireplaces with welcoming hearths. Relax on the patio with a tree-lined acequia and stunning panoramic views. Beverages are available at the coffee bar. More than a B&B, artistic retreats and personal growth workshops are popularly held here. Most of the guest bedrooms feature fireplaces and some have semi-private patios. The third-floor Solarium has incredible Sacred Mountain vistas. Linger over a gourmet breakfast each morning.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Winter Escape to the Beaches of Trancoso, Brazil

Escape To The Pristine Beaches of Trancoso

Brazil is known the world over for the beaches of Rio and the excitement of Carnival. But when Brazilians vacation, they head for the white sands and emerald seas of Trancoso in the state of Bahia. Easily accessible by plane, Trancoso has a perfect year round climate coupled with the intimacy and privacy of a small village offering the perfect escape for those seeking privacy, an exotic location, and the best beaches in Brazil.
Trancoso's shopping village overlooks the ocean has many historical sites plus small stores with local arts and crafts and superb dinning. Expect to find authentic Italian restaurants, great Latin dishes and the superb ethnic dishes of Bahia.

Luxurious Estate

Villas de Trancoso is a luxurious beachfront estate set on 7500 sq meters of landscaped and lighted gardens and 1500 sq meters of beach front. It offers luxury one and two bedroom villas set on one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil. Other features include:

A cabana with white marble pool, Chef and restaurant,TV and entertainment center, and swim up pool bar.

Breakfasts with hot steaming Brazilian coffee, seasonal tropical fruits and juices, baked breads, cheeses and omelets of your choosing.

Fine white sandy beaches and the perfect wave for children ages two to ninety.

A health and fitness center on the beach and under the palms. This unique center features equiment made entirely of wood.

A new world class golf course just 2 kilometers down the beach from the villas.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Aurum Lodge in The Icefield Parkway

The Icefield Parkway in Alberta, Canada stretches from Lake Louise to Jasper and is considered one of the most scenic drives in North America. The parkway connects Banff and Jasper National Parks and provides travelers spectacular views of mountains, glaciers, and more. This is an all-season destination; fall and winters are the best time to enjoy the wilderness and tranquillity of the area, while spring is the best time for wildlife viewing.

Aurum Lodge is a great base to explore this part of the Canadian Rockies. The lodge is close to the Mountain Parks and the center of the Icefield Parkway. Besides the many area attractions and nature based activities, Aurum Lodge is ideal for guests who want to get away from it all and simply relax or read a book.

The lodge also caters to small special interest groups up to 12 people (hiking, wellness, natural history, arts, photography, etc.) and can offer exclusive use of our facility and attractive group rates.

Aurum Lodge was presented with the Alberta Tourism Award for Sustainable Tourism in 2001 for their efforts in minimising environmental impact of our operation.