bed and breakfasts (27)

When TV newscasters show two or three global leaders meeting in seclusion to talk peace, we are often impressed with the beautiful woodland surroundings the planners choose for such discussions. Well, we found a retreat these meeting handlers have missed, and the world leaders will be disappointed – however, you needn’t be.

It’s in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State

Eleven thousand years ago, glacial activity formed five lakes in the shape of outstretched fingers. American Indians believe t

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Our favorite travel season is upon us. The summer heat has ebbed, the kids are back in school, traffic is a bit more tolerable, and most lodgings are dropping their prices in anticipation of winter. Best of all, the leaves are putting on their autumnal extravaganza of color. This is an exceptionally rewarding time to visit New England.

We are particularly fond of everything Cape Cod in the fall. There is a certain serenity in the air as October ushers in the cool breezes off the bay.


Last fall w

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This was our first visit to the Captain Jefferds Inn and the famous Maine coastal community that is home to the Bush family retreat on Walker Point.


Long before news of presidential visits put quaint little Kennebunkport on the global tourist map, it was a favorite vacation spot for local New Englanders.

Pounding ocean waves, with seagulls gliding over sand and rocky shores all entreat the visitor to savor the sights and sounds of Kennebunkport, and we were glad to be there.

It was raining


We ran

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Long Beach Island
is exactly as the name 18-mile-long narrow barrier island off New Jersey's central coast complete with sugar soft beach the entire length, body surfing, and plenty of frozen custard and grill joints to fortify you along the way. Upon crossing the causeway on the Manahawkin Bay Bridge, your options are simple. Turn left (north) and hit quieter more residential beach communities crowned by Barnegat Light at the tip or turn right (south) onto Long Beach Boulevad where

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Wildwood New Jersey's Summer Nites B&B

wildwoodboardwalk.jpg?width=800At first glance, Wildwood, New Jersey is the exclusive province of motel balcony parties, boardwalk vices like corn dogs, cheap T-shirts, and fried dough along with Morey's Piers grand amusement park rides on the beach. You're getting a roller coasters, booze, and crashing-on-the-beach vibe until you start walking down some quieter residential streets like the corner of Atlantic Ave. & East 22nd Ave. where Summer Nites B&B sits. "100 years ago, our porch overlooked the ocean right across the str

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Caldwell-House-Exterior-1024x768.jpg?width=393Considering that the wide open countryside of New York's Lower Hudson Valley is just 60 miles north of Manhattan, exploring the back roads here is like stepping back in time, particularly in the vicinity of Caldwell House B&B, a Select Registry and Diamond Collection Inn located in the tiny village of Salisbury Mills. Ornate Victorians seemingly untouched since the Gilded Age overlook rolling fields and large tracts of forest land with Moodna Creek cutting a dramatic chasm most visible along por

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What to Expect When You Stay in a B&B

B&Bs, aka Bed & Breakfasts, are the perfect choice for a couple or a single person traveling. I can't honestly say how it would be to take kids--I've been at a B&B where the owner's two kids controlled the place, but that was the parents fault, not the guests. I guess it would depend on how well behaved your children are.  In all my stays at B&B's I have yet to see other guests bring their children. 9008635290?profile=original


Upon arrival, you will be given a tour of the common rooms and shown to your room. Unless you go

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Our B&B Locanda Lugagnano is in an ancient noble country house in  Milano southwestern countryside village , Cassinetta di Lugagnano

We just started our activity less than one year ago, as soon as we finished the restoration works in some rooms.

The B&B is 25 km. away from the center of Milano, in the Ticino Park, along the Naviglio Grande, a channel reprojected by Leonardo da Vinci in the XVI century.

Many historical places in the surroundings9008632673?profile=original, like the city of Pavia, Vigevano, the ancient Abbey o

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The Appeal of Intimacy: B & B's  Make a Come Back

Not so long ago we reported on the study that most travelers avoided Bed and Breakfasts as a destination or place to stay.

The reasons primarily had to do with lack of familiarity with the B &B culture, and the apparent preference of younger travelers for the anonymity of a hotel as opposed to the intimacy of Bed and Breakfasts.

One very savvy inn owner explained that younger people really don’t want to eat breakfasts with strangers and are uncomf
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How many of us reach adulthood only to discover that we still don't know what we want to be when we grow up? That's definitely me. I've changed jobs and moved more times than most people would care to count. I guess I've been a bit of a restless spirit as I've looked for the place and career that fit right.... I am happy to announce that I've finally found it! When I grow up I want to be an Innkeeper... (NOTE: just because I'm now and innkeeper, doesn't mean I'm ready to grow up... I think I'll

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California is blessed to have so many breathtaking  outdoor spaces. One of my favorite places on Earth is Big Sur, the stretch of rugged, California coast line south of Carmel in Monterey County, and heading south for 90 miles entering San Luis Obispo County, along California's scenic, coastal Highway 1. The majestic cliffs high above the ocean waves crashing on the rocky coastline below is quite a spectacle to see.

Around 20 lodging options exist in the Big Sur area, including some of the fines

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The Rabbit Hill Inn in Lower Waterford, Vermont, right over the New Hampshire border, is one those rare destinations with hundreds of reviews and not one that doesn’t give the place outstanding ratings.
Mobil has given it Four Diamonds, and Rabbit Hill belongs to the cluster of "Select Registry" inns.
OK, so what?
Well, so plenty. The bucolic setting (compete with white-steepled church across the small village lane) and lovely gardens matter only if the innkeepers care about their guests and show i
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Back from a brief breather in London to attend Olympic festivities, candidates from both the Pro-Doily and the No-Doily parties are back on the Doily Decision 2012 campaign trail.  Going after one another with campaign ads and media appearances, the fight to the finish sees no sign of diminishing until the end.  B&B industry journalists and media are captivated by the duel of the doilies, speculating that contemporary styling will trump traditionalism at inns and B&Bs in Doily Decision 2012.



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9008705875?profile=originalMarti Mayne  one-ups Katniss, Peeta and company by turning The Hunger Games  into No Hunger Games.

Their bed and breakfast packages give food to the local food pantries and other “no-hunger” causes in the towns and regions where the "No-Hunger Games" B and B’s are located.
The Capital gang and the denizens of its Districts should rejoice.

In the hugely popular movie, the characters fight for survival.
Instead of the “survival of the fittest” in Suzanne Collins’ trilogy and movie, Mayne and her

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Best Location in Sorrento

Relais Diana Sorrento

Lovely villa with 5 luxury rooms in Sorrento. Delicious breakfast served every day on a wonderful terrace overlooking gardens and the island of Capri.

Free wifi, parking and daily cleaning. all the rooms with a/c, towels, toilette and mini fridge. Pool available on site.

If you're planning for a romantic trip to Sorrento, then this is the right place to go.

Sea view rooms available as well 

Choose the Relais diana as your bed and breakfast  in Sorrento

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The "spirit" of our B&B Tarussio is .... !!

Hello everyone!!


We live in a villa of twentieth century.  The first floor has been used only for the B&B, based on three double rooms each one of them with private bathroom into the room. For guests who could be interested in to come in Arezzo there will be three possibilities:


first of all,

for guests who like using their cars or motorbikes, each one of them has its own parking space inside of our property;



for guests who are keen on bicycle, we have a big taverna-garage inside of our

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Cows, Canines and Kids: The Chesterfield Inn

We missed the Strolling of the Heifers, a yearly event here in Brattelboro, Vermont, and by all accounts Vermont’s  answer to Spain’s frenetic  running of the bulls.

And a much preferred, more gentle event.

But we didn't miss the contra dancing at Pierce's Hall, tiny hall in a brick building unchanged since it was built early 1800's

It was off a dirt road, dusty and remote. There was an  obscure but lovely waterfall and an outhouse for a bathroom..

The d
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Welcome to Villa 120, a gilded age Mansion built in 1856 by Richard Upjohn, the first Italiante stick architecture brought to the USA.

Refurbished and up-dated, interior designer Corinna Britten has brought back to life a Victorian Inn with a mix of modern and eclectic style.

The Inn is for all travellers looking for a destination that brings relaxation, peace and quiet.  Villa 120 is only minutes from the hustle and bustle of vibrant downtown Newport.

The Inn is also a Bridal destination where the

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Have you ever walked by a marina and wondered who lives there? Maybe you can live aboard, even for a night or two. Image spending the night aboard a sailboat, houseboat, former tug boat or a private motor yacht. Whether you call them a “boatel”, “dockside accommodations”,” boat and bed”, “bed and breakfast afloat”, they all have the same thing in common – they offer tourists and business travellers the opportunity to experience life on the water’s edge, to be gentle rocked to sleep. Some offer t

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