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Montana's Boulder Inn among 'Travel/Hospitality Businesses Taking the Lead in Environmental Protection'

Smaller places of accommodation also have boarded the environmental bandwagon.  Efforts at the 33-room Boulder Hot Springs Inn, Spa & Retreat in Boulder, Montana, (above) fit its " green hotel" goal of “living with the planet instead of destroying it, or using it up.” In addition to common conservation projects, these include remodeling the heating system to take advantage of local geothermal waters and studying use of the waters to generate electricity. The property also is restoring the…

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The plantation inns of Nevis - and Alexander Hamilton

A few years ago, the fact that an island was the birthplace of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton, would have elicited very little excitement. But in recent years, since the advent of the hit Broadway musical Hamiliton, Nevis is all of a sudden a must-see destination.  The very first line of the musical leads you here: “How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot in the Caribbean… That spot would be Nevis.  But more on…

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Discovering the historic Hopkins Inn in Connecticut's Litchfield Hills

The scenic Litchfield Hills region, covering the corner of northwest Connecticut, is home to several historic inns and restaurants. One of the very best is the Hopkins Inn in the small, picture-postcard village of Warren (pop. around 1,400). Settled in 1737, its attractions include a small state park, a charming one-room schoolhouse, a winery, and the handsome, 264-year-old Warren Congregational Church. And despite its tiny size, Warren has had some notable residents indeed, including film…

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The Oregon coast's Heceta Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast

Who doesn't like a lighthouse? Artistic sentinels of the past and present that conjure up thoughts of tumultuous seas and shipwrecks along craggy coasts. For some, a lighthouse may bring visions of a peaceful life with the siren call of gulls and foghorns. Adventure to some, serenity to others. Who lived such a life and how did they live it? There's a great way to find out, if only for a day or two. read post

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  • Nice to join this group. Our properties include DesBarres Manor Inn, a 10 room historic inn at the head of the largest bay on the Nova Scotia Atlantic Coast. DesBarres Manor was built in 1837 and operates as a bed & breakfast inn with an award winning dining room and wine list. We're happy to answer any inn, bed & breakfast, Nova Scotia or Canada questions folks may have.
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  • Hi All, December 2009 through April 2010 I will be touring Mexico (Yucatan Peninsula), Belize ans Ecuador. Will be glad to review any B&B, posadas, etc. on the trip.
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