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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Avon Manor Inn in Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ

The Avon Manor Inn Bed & Breakfast 

The Avon Manor Inn Bed and Breakfast & Cottages, is located in central NJ, two miles north of Spring Lake, one block from the finest beach and boardwalk in New Jersey. Avon Private town pool access and also Indoor Pool, Spa, Tennis at The Atlantic Club (NJ's premier Health club and Spa with our free passes). A full breakfast you choose off our extensive menu on the largest wraparound porch in the region.

The Avon Manor and Cottages has been completely renovated to bring you back in time, while incorporating all the modern conveniences. Your Innkeeper has gone to great lengths to make the Inn a friendly relaxing and diverse Bed & Breakfast experience like no other. Many common, romantic and fun areas are scattered throughout the Inn and grounds.  

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Pilgrims Inn, Deer Isle, Maine


Overlooking Northwest Harbor and a picturesque millpond, this 1793 colonial is surrounded by the unspoiled beauty of remote Deer Isle in Penobscot Bay. Glowing hearths, colonial colors, pumpkin pine floors, antique furnishings, combined with warm hospitality and delicious meals in the charming dining room have pleased many contented guests. Easy access to Haystack School of Crafts, the busy fishing village of Stonington, Isle au Haut. Day-trips to pleasant coastal villages. On the National Register of Historic Places; Editor's Choice in the Yankee Magazine Travel Guide to New England; and designated as an Environmental Leader by the State of Maine.

Amenities & Extras

At Pilgrim’s Inn all rooms have private baths, fine linens & towels, and hairdryers. Our bath products are from the “Bee Kind” collection by Gilchrist & Soames. These products have all natural ingredients and a portion of the sales support honeybee research at the University of California.
Guests have access to free wireless internet throughout the inn, a guest computer, and a guest phone line which offers free calls throughout the US and Canada. Our property has Adirondack chairs for you to relax in beside the pond, a library filled with books for you to borrow, and a game room with board games and cable television.
A full breakfast for two people is included in your stay and homemade cookies, fresh fruit, and beverages are available throughout the day.
You may also wish to add additional amenities to your reservation to make your stay extra special.

In - Room Massage

Relax after a day of hiking or kayaking, or unwind from the stresses of modern living with a soothing massage in your room. This requires advance notification of a week or more.

Local Fresh Flowers - $45

What nicer way to brighten your room and enjoy flowers grown locally on Deer Isle and the Blue Hill Peninsula - $45.

Pilgrim’s Inn Gift Box - $45

This box features two Pilgrim’s Inn or Whale’s Rib Tavern coffee mugs; wild Maine blueberry preserves made on Deer Isle; and Ancho Chili chocolate bark and Lavendar chocolate bark made on Isle au Haute.

Locally Made Chocolates from Isle au Haut - $20

This is what Maine tastes like...with chocolate. The assortment of eight truffles from the “Farm Market” collection features an ingredient grown on a Hancock or Knox County farm, right here in Maine. These exquisite chocolates are made by Black Dinah Chocolatiers on Isle au Haut. Requires a minimum of 7 days advanced notice. Have them with champagne! Add a Kenwood Yulupa Brut for an additional $28, Cava, Roger Goulart from Spain for $45 or Prosecco from Italy for $24.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Aerie Bed & Breakfast , New Bern, N.C.


The historical Street-Ward residence, circa 1882, is home to a premiere New Bern, North Carolina bed and breakfast. The Aerie Bed & Breakfast features seven well-appointed rooms, each with a private bath, modern amenities and tasteful decor that reflect the home's late Victorian heritage.

The Aerie is one block from the Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Gardens and walking distance to fine dining, antique shops, marinas and The Birthplace of Pepsi.  Our North Carolina inn is the perfect lodging choice for the discriminating traveler interested in convenience to the town's top attractions, while still experiencing the warmth and charm of elegant accommodations. Sailing, fishing and fine dining are all at your fingertips. The Aerie B&B is located in the heart of it all!  Whether it's business or pleasure, your stay will be one surrounded with award-winning, personal attention and one that you will want to repeat.
Your hosts, Michael and Marty Gunhus, look forward to welcoming you to their New Bern, NC bed and breakfast.
The Aerie has the distinction of being awarded "Simply the Best B&B" in the area
(recipient in 2004, 2007, 2008)
The Aerie Bed & Breakfast - An Inn of Distinction

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Monday, September 27, 2010

The Highland Inn, Monterey, VA

"Rooms at the Top of Virginia"
Forty-five miles west of Staunton,Virginia is the historic town of Monterey, nestled in Virginia's Western Highlands. Monterey and Highland County's location for gracious accommodations and dining is ...
The Highland Inn
"Pride of  the Mountains" since 1904
Visit The Highland Inn and enjoy traditional hospitality and comfort in our scenic mountain setting.
                               Very Respectfully,

       Gregg & Deborah Morse, Proprietors
                      Lisa Jamison, Chef-Innkeeper
The Highland Inn

"Pride of  the Mountains" since 1904
The Highland Inn was known for 75 years as the landmark "Hotel Monterey". Upgraded with modern conveniences, the hotel maintains the same commitment as when opened in 1904:
The Highland Recorder,
September 30, 1904

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Tolland Inn, A Treasure in Connecticut

The History of the Tolland Inn


Tolland is twenty miles east of Hartford on Interstate 84, roughly halfway between Hartford and Sturbridge, MA. The town was named in 1713 and grew around an intersection of the New York to Boston, and Norwich to Springfield post roads. As the old county seat, and with the post road crossing, travelers have found shelter in Tolland for most of its long history. Taverns, inns, and hotels have at various times offered accommodations on the village Green.The last of these, the Steele House, began taking guests in January of 1914. Their guest register that first year showed guests from New York, Boulder, Colorado, and Changli, China. The Steeles ran the guest house until 1942, and owned the place until 1959. Susan and Steve Beeching bought the property in 1985 from a couple who were the last registered guests of the old Steele House. An extensive restoration and updating of the inn began, and two years later we opened as the Tolland Inn.

The Innkeepers are Susan and Steve Beeching. Susan is a Nantucket native and third generation innkeeper. Her grandmother owned Haddon Hall and her mother owned Eighteen Gardner Street Guest House. Both of these wonderful Nantucket inns are in operation today. Susan is a teacher with a career in Special Education. She currently teaches second grade and supervises our innkeeping. Steve is a designer and builder of fine furniture. His furniture pieces are in homes across this country , as well as in Japan and Italy. His work can also be seen throughout the inn mixed with the inn's antiques, as well as in the hand-tooled raised paneling and coffered ceiling of the sunporch. His touch is evident in hundreds of features of the inn: our canopy beds, diningroom table, the "fainting couch", pierced tin lighting fixtures, mirrored wall sconces in the upstairs hall, bedside shelves, the design of our t-shirts and mugs, down to the tissue holders in the bathrooms...

Thursday, September 23, 2010

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White Rocks Inn : A Vermont Bed and Breakfast

A Vermont Bed and Breakfast

Elegant, Romantic Guestrooms
Vermont Wedding Barn and Secluded Honeymoon Cottages

Welcome to White Rocks Inn Bed & Breakfast, where you will experience the warmth and charm of Old Vermont on a historic dairy farm. This is a Vermont bed and breakfast at its best, the way you always dreamed it would be. Located on the historic Ethan Allen Highway, the farm beckons with the architecture of its elegant Greek Revival farmhouse and landmark Gothic barn. This idyllic pastoral scene in the heart of the Otter Creek Valley, nestled between two mountain ranges, has offered escape to travelers since 1983.
Today this historic New England country inn is a favorite for travelers seeking the best in elegancehistory, and romance. White Rocks Inn is a destination for fine dining, with an award winning restaurant practically at your doorstep in the quaint New England villageof Wallingford, VT. Your stay might include a romantic getaway package or a tour ofVermont covered bridges. Please come with us now as we take you on a tour of the Inn. While "touring" our bed and breakfast, move your mouse over some of the images to see additional views.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Visit Speedwell Forge Bed and Breakfast

  • 18th century luxury
  • 21st century comfort
Experience the elegance of a Colonial ironmaster's mansion! Fully restored in 2006, all rooms include a private bath, individual thermostat, and wireless Internet, and most rooms feature a fireplace and whirlpool tub. The private cottages have a kitchenette, perfect for extended stays. Cable TV and DVD players available for all rooms.

Close to everything, far from ordinary
In a secluded valley on 120 acres, between a lake and a natural park, Speedwell Forge is only minutes from the historic small towns of Lititz, Manheim, Ephrata, and all of Pennsylvania Dutch country.

Did we mention the wolves?
We also manage the Wolf Sanctuary of PA, with over 40 wolves enclosed on 22 acres, many rescued from across the state. Winter is the perfect time to take a tour and come face-to-face with these beautiful and majestic animals.