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Ashling Cottage, Spring Lake

OVERVIEW Spring Lake is a delightful seaside community with beautiful tree lined streets and charming old Victorian homes with lavish gardens. Even the huge new homes remain true to the architectural style for which this town is known. The downtown itself, is a wonderful collection of boutiques, shops, galleries, antique stores and cafes. The Lake,…

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Ballastone Inn

OVERVIEW The wonderfully restored 1838 Ballastone Inn is the choice of accommodations for virtually every visiting celebrity; Paul Newman and JoAnne Woodward, Kevin Spacey, Matt Damon and more. The Inn’s walls are filled with accolades from its noted visitors and from the travel press. This is truly a very special place to stay when…

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Bellmoor Inn, Rehoboth DE

OVERVIEW There is something oddly romantic about a nearly deserted beach town in the winter. In season, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is a bustling seaside resort overflowing with vacationers, but off-season, the pace slows and its real charm shows through. Casually browse the shops in town, stroll the isolated beach, enjoy a fireside drink…..just what you…

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Captain Lord Mansion, Kennebunkport ME

OVERVIEW The Captain Lord Mansion, is one of the best B&B's we have encountered in our travels. But don't let the term "B&B" dissuade you, because this place is much more than that. This is a AAA Four Diamond property owned by the same people, Rick and Bev, for over 30 years. It is…

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Century House

OVERVIEW The Century House is the oldest continuously operating inn on the island, yet its condition is so pristine you would think it was just built. Gorgeous wall coverings, freshly painted trim, original plank flooring buffed to a brilliant shine and a wonderful collection of antique furniture all contribute to an overwhelming feeling of comfort…

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Chateau Inn & Suites, Spring Lake

OVERVIEW Long the standard for accommodations and service in this part of the Jersey Shore, The Chateau Inn and Suites in Spring Lake remains the choice of many, including celebrities who visit the area. They raised the bar even higher a few years ago with their departure from the "Victorian and wicker" decor that…

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Cliffside Inn

OVERVIEW Just outside of town and about a block from the legendary Cliff Walk is one of the most charming B&B’s we have seen, the Cliffside Inn. Once the home of noted artist Beatrice Turner, it has retained all the wonderful subtleties of days gone by, while including all the modern conveniences travelers look…

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Cottages on Charleston Harbour, Mt. Pleasant

OVERVIEW One of the fun things about what we do is finding those undiscovered places that didn't show up in any of our research. Such is the case of the marvelous Cottages on Charleston Harbor in Mt. Pleasant, SC just over the bridge from Charleston. Perfect accommodations for couples or families traveling together.

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Embassy Circle Guest House

OVERVIEW Traveling to a major city for a weekend can be very expensive. So it was with a sense of utter joy that we recently found a marvelous B&B, the Embassy Circle Guest House, in Washington, DC that I wish the owners would clone all across the country. Located on stylish, quiet and safe Embassy…

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Francis Malbone Inn

OVERVIEW Conveniently located downtown, within walking distance to everything, The Francis Malbone is our choice as the best B&B in downtown Newport. That says something because this town is filled with wonderful B&B’s. This gorgeous inn was built in 1790 for a shipping merchant and stands today as an elegant respite from the frenzy…

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French Quarter Inn

OVERVIEW The 50 room French Quarter Inn is a sister property of the Harbourview Inn and overlooks the Market Square in the heart of the historic district.  Up the maghogany railed stairway from the street level, you enter a large richly appointed lobby and upon check-in…

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Hamilton Turner Inn

OVERVIEW The circa 1873 Hamilton-Turner Inn is a charming Victorian mansion located on the beautiful Lafayette Square. Surrounded by lush greenery and gardens, the Inn has some great architectural features like 13 foot ceilings, 12 foot. windows, delightful balconies and some rooms with private entrances. There are 18 individually decorated rooms and suites furnished…

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Harbor Cottage B&B, SW Harbor

With its sweeping lawn set with colorful Adirondack chairs and views of the distant Harbor, the Harbour Cottage Inn in Southwest Harbor is a delightful respite on the other side of Mount Desert Island from Bar Harbor. This is the “quiet” side of the Island and it is charming and relaxing. The cozy public rooms…

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Harbourview Inn

OVERVIEW The 52 warmly decorated rooms at the Harbourview Inn, in shades of brown, are spacious with 14' ceilings, triple sheeted 4 poster beds with luxury linens and coverlets, custom made armoires and original art. Many have overstuffed club chairs with ottomans. The large, European tiled baths are outfitted with replicas of old Charleston…

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Hewitt Wellington, Spring Lake

OVERVIEW Another choice in Spring Lake is the Hewitt Wellington, a 100 year old grand Victorian style hotel located right on the Lake. The hotel underwent extensive renovations in the late 80's to convert an old building into a modern hotel. Fortunately it has retained its old world charm and distinction. The public rooms…

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Hob Knob Inn

OVERVIEW Affectionately named after her grandparent's sprawling country home in Ohio….The Hob Knob, owner Margaret H. White has created a charming and comfortable eco boutique hotel which may be the only truly "green" property on the island. Everyone has their preference for the type of accommodations…

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Hope & Glory, Irvington VA

OVERVIEW Originally an 1890’s schoolhouse, the main building and cottages of Hope & Glory are set amidst lush English gardens with meandering brick pathways, whimsical sculptures and a cascading waterfall. The air is filled with heavenly fragrances and there’s even a moon garden which is in peak bloom and fragrance in the evening.

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Inn at Bowman’s Hill

OVERVIEW You are just a short distance from New Hope as you drive down a narrow country lane looking for the Inn at Bowman Hill, a two year old luxury B&B that is setting a new standard for accommodations in Bucks County. Suddenly the woods give way to a magnificent stone Colonial set on…

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Inn at Round Barn Farm, Waitsfield VT

OVERVIEW The Inn at the Round Barn Farm is the quintessential Vermont B&B. A clapboard building, a roaring fireplace, the smell of fresh baked cookies, wide planked pine floors and gorgeous views combine to make this charming inn as comfortable as your own home. We half expected Bing Crosby to come out singing. Built…

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Inn on Main, Manasquan

OVERVIEW We were thrilled a few years back when Inn on Main opened in our little town. There had not been many properties if this caliber in the area. THE ROOMS The Inn has 12 beautifully decorated and large rooms, some with balconies, all with sitting areas and all with fireplaces, pillow top beds,…

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La Mer/Dewey House

OVERVIEW Staying here is getting the best of all worlds. La Mer and Dewey House are delightful, private and intimate oceanfront B&B’s, but are part of the adjacent Southernmost Hotel which has three pools, two outside bars and a fishing pier.  Also part of the complex is the Southernmost Beach Cafe an open air…

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Lambertville House, Lambertville

OVERVIEW Lambertville House, a historic inn listed on the National Register of Historic Places sits a few blocks from the Delaware River in the heart of Lambertville. With 26 rooms and suites, this splendid facility has been welcoming guests for almost 200 years. It has retained the charm of its long history, but has…

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Maison Fleurie, Yountville

OVERVIEW This may well be THE value accommodation in the Napa Valley. Located in the heart of the valley in Yountville, this charming B&B sits on a half acre of beautifully sculpted gardens and is made up of three stone and brick buildings. Maison Fleurie was built in 1873 as the Magnolia Hotel, constructed…

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Mill Street Inn

OVERVIEW An article surfaced the delightful Mill Street Inn and I was charmed by this all-suite property housed in a 19th century mill. With 23 suites, the Inn is located just two blocks from the center of town, convenient to restaurants and shopping. It is a member of the prestigious "Small Luxury Hotels of…

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Parrot Key Resort

OVERVIEW It is not often that a new resort is built in Key West, so Parrot Key, made the wait worthwhile. Located about two miles outside the center of town on North Roosevelt Blvd.(U.S. 1) this is the perfect places for families, couples traveling together or "girl's weekends".  You are close enough to all…

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Port D’Hiver, Melbourne FL

OVERVIEW Port d’Hiver in Melbourne Beach, Florida. Melbourne Beach is a delightful, uncrowded town on the eastern coastline and this is a B&B that has raised the bar on our expectations of what a B&B can be like. It is a gorgeous historic property with beautiful rooms and exquisite service. Set in its own…

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Rock Luxe Hall, Colebrook CT

OVERVIEW Rock Hall, open just since 2008, is ideally located in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut in the Southern Berkshires and is equally convenient from NYC, Boston, Albany and anything in between. The 10,000 square foot Mediterranean Revival Estate sits on 23 lush acres and was designed @1912 by renowned architect Addison Mizner, known…

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Sherburne Inn

OVERVIEW The words elegant, gracious and tranquil aptly describe this beautiful year round inn, just a block from the center of town. The first thing you notice as you approach the Sherburne Inn is the meticulously manicured lawn and the beautiful rear gardens surrounding an intimate setting of Adirondack chairs. It looks so inviting…

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Simpson House Inn, Santa Barbara CA

OVERVIEW Located in historic downtown Santa Barbara, the Simpson House Inn is the ultimate in Bed and Breakfast perfection. Built in 1874, the actual structure is everything you would expect from a historical home; ambling gardens, cozy nooks, creaking stairs, and rooftop garrets that, though rustic, you wouldn’t want to have any other way.…

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Stone Hill Inn

OVERVIEW Nestled on a small hill just off the Mountain Road the Stone Hill Inn is an exquisite luxury B&B that may be one of the most relaxing and romantic places you will encounter. Delightfully decorated rooms include two way fireplaces into the bedroom and bathroom.

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The Baker House 1650, East Hampton

OVERVIEW Baker House 1650 is the most magnificent B&B we have encountered in all our travels. Designed in 1910 from a 1648 farmhouse, this architectural marvel is a stunning property and unlike anything you have experienced before. Beautifully decorated in period antiques and comfortable furniture, the public rooms include a wood paneled reading room…

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The Gardens Hotel

OVERVIEW Once the largest private estate on the island, the Gardens Hotel has been transformed into an exotic oasis just blocks from the action on Duval. The Main Building, which houses Reception, has a delightful living room with reading material, videos and information on what to do…

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The Harborfront Inn, Greenport

OVERVIEW The historic village of Greenport, New York is the perfect base for a visit to the North Fork of Long Island. Ideally located at the eastern end of the North Fork, Greenport gives you easy access to many of the best wineries and two short ferry rides get you first to Shelter Island and…

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The Inn at Sugar Hollow

OVERVIEW The setting for the Inn at Sugar Hollow couldn't be more picturesque, nestled among the trees of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The view from the rear stone patio across the wild flower meadow to the towering trees is quite spectacular. I can only imagine what it looks like in Fall or covered with…

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The Inn of Five Graces, Santa Fe NM

OVERVIEW The Inn is part of the acclaimed Relais & Chateau group and owned by Ira and Sylvia Seret, internationally-known importers of unique and exotic architectural elements, rugs, furnishings and antiques. The Inn is a series of buildings most of which surround a beautiful courtyard with fountains and flower gardens. Furnished with treasures from…

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The Pelham Court Hotel

OVERVIEW This all-suite hotel is located at the base of Pelham Street, just steps from Thames (Main) Street and right across the road from Bannister's Wharf with its shops and restaurants. Constructed in 1870 as a carriage barn, Pelham Court Hotel's original building is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings. THE ROOMS Over…

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Union Street Inn

OVERVIEW Union Street Inn, the only one of our Featured Properties in Nantucket to actually be in-town, is a beautiful circa 1770 inn with wide plank pine floors and 12 luxuriously appointed, guest rooms. Exquisitely maintained and gorgeously decorated, the rooms here (6 have working fireplaces) are among the most romantic we have seen…

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Village Inn of Woodstock VT

OVERVIEW Woodstock Vermont is what everyone envisions a charming Vermont town to be. There’s a village green, a covered bridge, stately circa 1800 Colonial homes, a river running through the town, beautiful mountain views and nice, friendly people, all of whom to seem know each other. It is pure Norman Rockwell…a step back in time…that…

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Woolverton Inn, Stockton

OVERVIEW High on a hill surrounded by 300 acres of spectacular countryside, the circa 1792 stone Woolverton Inn offers THE ultimate bucolic retreat from your everyday life. Sheep grazing in the meadow, deer prancing across the field, the scent of freshly mown grass or a roaring fire make this a wonderfully romantic weekend spot.

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