Archive for June, 2009

On Location in Key West

June 29th, 2009 by Mariah

TheInnkeeper.com on Location in Key West

The beginning of this month I had the pleasure of staying at one of our long time members establishments The Key West Bed and Breakfast in Key West Florida. We chose this B and B because of the wonderful reviews we have had over the years on TheInnkeeper.com.

The Innkeeper Jody and all of the staff were fantastic and very helpful. .We stayed in the Pink Room, (which despite my excitement, turned out not to be pink at all), and it was a perfect fit for us. Simple, but comfortable and located on the second floor, the “Pink Room” was conveniently located steps from the hammock on the front porch which we napped in the first afternoon of our stay. I do believe that was runner-up for my favorite part of the trip. However the award simply has to go to breakfast, which quite honestly blew me away. I went to bed at night looking forward to breakfast in the morning! In fact one morning I got up extra early just so I could be the first in the kitchen that morningJ I don’t even know where to start in describing the food! The entire kitchen was filled to the brim with amazing fruit baskets, fresh bagels and breads, and yummy breakfast pies. We sat out in the back deck area as we ate, which reminded me of a rainforest with all the beautiful foliage.

Another neat feature about the back deck was the Jacuzzi/pool which in the summertime is not heated and is the perfect refresher after being in the Florida heat all day.

On our last day check out time was around 11 and our ferry didn’t leave until 6. I was afraid we were going to have to lug our bags around with us for the day, but Jodi was so wonderful she not only let us leave our bags, but told us we were welcome to lounge in the common room, use the pool, and even take showers if we liked.

We shall certainly return to The Key West Bed and Breakfast and have told everyone we’ve talked to what a great experience we had!

 

Denee Drew

TheInnkeeper.com

Summertime is INN

June 24th, 2009 by Mariah

It’s time for Summer vacations. Time to spend time with your Family and Friends with cook-outs, picnics, outdoor activities and a planned vacation at a Bed and Breakfast. If you have already visited TheInnkeeper.com this year, I’m sure you have found the perfect place to stay… If not there is no better time than right now… So start your Vacation Plans here on TheInnkeeper.com Bed and Breakfast Guide and have fun planning!

TheInnkeeper.com is featuring many Wonderful Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns for your travel plans. No matter what part of the world your going, what state you are traveling to or what budget you are working with, you can find your lodging here.

Our Featured Inns have been placed in areas of interest for your convenience….

Great Shoreline Inn Locations
Bar Harbor Maine Region

We are featuring the Ivy Manor Inn & Michelle’s Fine Dining

…European elegance & romance depicts this 9 room French country inn & AAA Four Diamond restaurant, Michelle’s Fine Dining. Gourmet morning buffet, full private baths, fireplaces, balconies. The warmth & charm of the rooms, dining & lounge provide the relaxed ambience our guests relish. Superior in-town location to all shops & activities, private off-street parking, 1 block to shore path & ocean, 1.6 miles to Acadia National Park.

Cape Cod Massachusetts Region

We are Featuring the Crowne Pointe Historic Inn and Spa
Sitting dramatically atop a bluff in the heart of Provincetown, historic Crowne Pointe boasts 40 guest rooms with the utmost in Amenities. Begin your day with an unsurpassed buffet breakfast (or breakfast in bed) and then while away the hours relaxing in our magnificent gardens, soaking in one of our 10 person spas or pool, or curled up in front of the fireplace. Crowne Pointe Inn proudly features a full service spa. At Shui Spa, our highly skilled therapists offer an extensive array of body, skin and massage treatments and therapies.

North Coast California Region

We are Featuring the Agate Cove Inn
Perched on a bluff above the Pacific Ocean, our 1860 farmhouse and cottages boast unparalleled ocean views and spectacular gardens. Oversized rooms feature King or Queen beds, private baths, fireplaces, CD players, coffee makers, TV/VCR’s, and HBO. A thoughtfully prepared breakfast is presented to you in our ocean front breakfast room where you can sellect your own table.

Coastal Oregon Region

We are Featuring The Pana-Sea-Ah Bed & Breakfast

Pana~Sea~Ah Bed and Breakfast was built in 1999 as a Bed & Breakfast designed for your comfort and pleasure. Be pampered in our 3200 square foot home that is just steps from the beach. Our grounds include lovely gardens and sitting areas, plus an ocean view deck. Our gourmet kitchen produces a full breakfast served in the dining area of the great room, which also affords a full ocean view. Breakfast includes items such as frittatas, Dutch babies, omelets, homemade muffins, and fresh fruit. Freshly ground coffee and/or tea are available before breakfast in your room, the great room, or deck-side all with ocean views. .

Inns in the Mountains….

Adirondacks NY Region

Our Featured Inn is the Ruah Bed and Breakfast

RUAH is located on the northern end of Lake George where the simple pleasures are paramount.The opportunity to stay in one of Northern Lake George’s “Great and Gracious” homes is now yours. All have private baths, some Rooms have fireplaces and access to the 80′ balcony that spans across the front of the house with breathtaking panoramic views of Lake George, The Waltonian Islands and the Adirondack Mountains. The opportunity to stay in one of Northern Lake George’s “Great and Gracious” homes is now yours.

Colorado Springs Region

Our Featured Inn is Room At The Inn

Welcome, Ideally located in the historic center of Colorado Springs, Room at the Inn retains the charm, romance and gracious hospitality of the Victorian Era. The Inn features original hand-painted murals, four Italian tiled fireplaces, fish scale siding, a wraparound verandah and a three-story turret overlooking a wide tree-lined avenue. Room at the Inn has been carefully restored to its former elegance with the added luxury and comfort of modern amenities. Begin your morning with richly brewed coffee, Ghirardelli hot chocolate, or choose from our selection of over forty varieties of tea.

Stowe Vermont Region

We are Featuring the Birds Nest Inn

We are set on top of a hill away from it all while you have the convenience of the Inn being centrally located between Stowe & Waterbury, Vermont. Enjoy a tranquil New England mountain getaway at a family owned b&b. Since there are only 5 guest rooms, Len, Nancy, Valerie and their golden retrievers, Buttercup & Lily have been able to create many amenities to make your stay extra special!

Central Vermont Region

Our Featured Inn is the Londonderry Inn

How about Waterfalls, Lakes, and Rivers!…People come to our inn to hike and play and Kayak and canoe . Favorite waterfalls in our area are Hamilton Falls and Pike’s Falls. Favorite Lakes are Gale Meadows and also Lowell Lake. Favorite Rivers are The West River and The Winhall River. Kayak and Canoe Rentals are 4 miles down the road, as are Bicycle Rentals…Summertime is watersport time …Also, golf is popular around here. We have Tater Hill Golf Course, Stratton Mountain Golf Course, Equinox Golf Course, Okemo Golf Course, and Manchester Golf Course…Lots of Fun…Waterslides… Bromley Mountain is up the road from us as well!

Central Idaho Region

Our Featured Inn is Greyhouse Inn B&B

Our inn is located in the mountains of East Central Idaho. We have the Salmon River Mountains to our West and the Lemhi’s on the East. A US highway runs along the front of our property, and the main Salmon River runs along the back. We have acres of green grass, trees, scrubs, wild flowers, wildlife and fresh air. In terms of driving time, we are approximately 5 hours from Glacier National Park, Mont and the same from Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Glacier Country Region

Our Featured Inn is the Candlewycke Inn

Along with spectacular unspoiled nature, we have the most charming small towns that offer exquisite food and relaxing hospitality. The country elegance of Bigfork’s, Candlewycke Inn, Frommer’s “Star Find”, will seduce your stress away with, deluxe Jacuzzi king rooms, unique breakfast entrees and the most comfortable beds anywhere in Montana. Our Adventures in Dining package, September 10 – November 10, includes a welcome bottle of wine, 3 nights lodging for two and exceptional dining at three of our finest restaurants, one being the Candlewycke Inn romantic dinner for 2. Package: $579.

Inns that host Weddings…

Central Maryland Region

Our Featured Inn is the Gramercy Mansion

Over the past twenty-five years, Gramercy Mansion has become known as a premiere wedding venue in the Baltimore area. We have been featured on theKnot.com, WeddingWire.com and in Brides magazine and host around 100 weddings each year. From intimate elopement and vow renewal packages, to elaborate ceremonies and receptions for as many as 200 guests, the gardens, first-floor of the Mansion and Carriage House may be reserved year-round. Many couples invite out-of-town guests and their bridal party to stay in all eleven bed & breakfast rooms, making our home truly theirs for the evening of their wedding. A few years ago, we installed a brick pathway leading to the lower garden, “our special place” for ceremonies, and each couple married on the property since 2007 can revisit to find their own wedding brick engraved with their names and wedding date, our gift to them.

Vermont Valley Region

Our Featured Inn is the White Rocks Inn

Weddings at our Inn – 48 last year and 26 so far this year! We do weddings for 2-200 people, but the things that set us apart are our magnificent barn for large receptions, and our elopement package for small weddings. Lots of inns do elopement packages, but we have something special….a 1939 Cadillac limousine to chauffeur the bride and groom to dinner. We also take about 100 digital photos and edit them in color and black and white for the couples and their friends and family to enjoy for years to come.

San Diego Area Region

Featured Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla….Golden Hour Elopement Package

… is the perfect marriage ceremony for those special individuals who want to share their union as a couple with a few close friends or family in an intimate and peaceful setting. The ceremony is held in our beautiful garden with a lovely candlelit backdrop of flowers and lattice work. Package is for a maximum of 8 people including the happy couple. We provide the decorations,flowers, bouquet, minister, violin accompaniment ,the silverware, napkins and china, the champagne glasses,photography and a honeymoon night in the Gill penthouse with a gourmet breakfast served on their private roof top patio the morning after.

Santa Fe New Mexico Region

Featuring The Hacienda Nicholas Bed and Breakfast Inn… Romantic Getaway

Hacienda Nicholas is an enchanting Santa Fe Bed and Breakfast offering guests a true taste of the Southwest. You will find peace and tranquility behind our thick adobe walls, along with fabulous full breakfasts featuring a variety of local dishes, all made with fresh organic and natural ingredients. We welcome you back from your day of touring with a wine and cheese happy hour or cookies & teas A new addition to the inn is Absolute Nirvana Spa, a luxurious Indonesian-style spa in our back garden. Indulge in a relaxing massage or choose from authentic Asian treatments such as the Javanese Lulur treatment, enjoyed by Indonesian royalty for centuries, followed by an indulgent rose petal bath.

Inns for Wine Lover’s….

State of Connecticut

Featuring the 3 Liberty Green Bed and Breakfast… Wine Lover’s Package

This charming Connecticut bed and breakfast, features 4 elegantly decorated & romantically furnished rooms, each with a Queen or King Canopy bed, 2-person jacuzzi, private bath, sitting area, cable tv, dvd, hi-speed wireless, & breakfast! You may enjoy your breakfast in our country kitchen, or on our front porch overlooking the Liberty Green. Clinton, Connecticut is an antique lover’s paradise known for its plentiful antique shops, flea markets & great deals! As well as beautiful beaches, harbors, marinas, nature trails, craft shops, Victorian boutiques, great restaurants, premium outlets, winery, and quintessential New England Main Street & Green lined w/ beautifully restored Colonial & Victorian era homes.

Featuring West Central MichiganThe Kingsley House Bed and Breakfast

Wine Lovers Weekend

The perfect romantic getaway retreat amid wineries, orchards, Lake Michigan…. The Inn features eight guest rooms (four which are romantic jacuzzi suites), all with private baths, TV/VCR/DVD and luxurious accomodations. We’ve teamed with our neighbors, Fenn Valley Winery for a weekend not to be missed by any wine (and food) lover. * Special “behind the scenes” tour of the winery * Commemorative Fenn Valley Winery glasses * Gourmet six-course Italian dining Sat. evening * Specially-selected wines paired with each course and explained in detail by Fenn Valley wine expert Package is $125 when added to a two-night reservation. Be sure to tell The Innkeepers that you found them on THEINNKEEPER.COM