Archive for February, 2010

Saint Patricks Day

February 16th, 2010 by Mariah

Tabhair pog dom, taim Eireannach!

Kiss Me, I’m Irish!


Believe it or not there is more to do on St. Paddy’s Day then drink green beer. Many of the US cities that put on a St. Paddy’s Day parade draw spectators that reach into the hundred of thousands. Whether with friends or family, a St. Patrick’s Day Parade is sure to be a great time for all ages. Many cities have events before and after the parade such as dinner and cocktail banquets, dyeing the town river green, painting the town red, concerts, and film festivals.




The Downtown Chicago Parade begins at 12:00 noon, Saturday March 13th. Why is the parade not held on Saint Patrick’s Day? A little background is in order here.
The parade is the Saturday before the actual calendar date of Saint Patrick’s Day. This allows families to participate in the festivities without having to remove their children from school. The South Side Irish Parade Family Fest will be the marquis event in a 10 day celebration of St. Patrick’s Day in the Beverly/Morgan Park community – a celebration which will begin with the return of the Chicago Irish Film Festival.


China Doll Guest House in Chicago

In Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, China Doll offers three complete self-contained apartment suites with private entrances. The neighborhood offers a broad range of restaurants, theaters, bars, and live music. Kingston Mines, Chicago Blue, Briar Street Theater, Wrigley Field, Lincoln Park, Lake Michigan, and the beach are within walking distance.


Harvey House Bed and Breakfast in Chicago

Acclaimed as an architectural and design triumph with hospitality that consistently exceeds expectations, this beautiful 6,000 sq.ft. brick and limestone Victorian B&B in historical Oak Park awaits you. Perfect location 8 miles from Chicago. Walk 2 blocks to the EL and Metro Trains for superb access to downtown Chicago, O’ Hare and Midway Airports. Walk to dozens of shops and restaurants.




New York City

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of New York City’s greatest traditions. On this day, everyone is Irish in the Big Apple! The Parade marched for the first time on March 17, 1762 – fourteen Years before the Declaration of Independence was adopted and today it is the largest Parade in the World. To this day, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade remains true to its roots as a true marchers Parade by not allowing floats, automobiles and other commercial aspects in the Parade. Every year the Parade Committee hosts the 150,000- 250,000 marchers, along with many great bands; bagpipes, high school bands and the ever-present politicians in front of the approx 2 million spectators lining Fifth Avenue.


Stay The Night in New York City

Beautiful rooms in an historic townhouse situated on 93rd street half a block from Central Park. Steps from Metropolitan, Guggenheim and Jewish Museums, we are in the center of the landmark Carnegie Hill district offering finest restaurants and boutiques.


Ivy Terrace Bed and Breakfast in New York City

Relax, with a glass of wine, or breakfast, on your own private terrace. Your tastefully decorated apartment, with high ceilings and hardwood floors on East 58th St., is a short walk to fine dining, shopping and Central Park!






The Irish Society of Boston organized what was the first Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in the colonies on March 17, 1737. Well 273 years later, Boston still knows how to throw down and celebrate “The Luck o’ The Irish!” In addition to the main parade with goes down Broadway, there are 8 other parades in the Boston area!


Bulfinch Hotel in Boston, MA

Bulfinch is a sophisticated Boston boutique hotel pleasantly defined by historic flair and friendly service. The property features modern amenities, a fitness center, a business center, and fine tapas dining. Located in the historic Bulfinch Triangle neighborhood, the Bulfinch Hotel is a unique urban oasis in a classic flatiron building. Bulfinch Hotel: Personal, Sophisticated, Stylish.



Here at we wish you a Happy and Safe St. Paddy’s Day!

Romantic Getaway with your Sweetheart

February 8th, 2010 by Mariah

As February 14th approaches, you may be stuck for ideas on how to treat your sweetheart. Lets be honest ladies, chocolates and roses get old after awhile. Depending on where you are and what time you have available, you may want to consider booking a bed and breakfast weekend for a romantic interlude. A change of scenery and the opportunity to play tourist in your own town may be just the thing to spice up your love life. Below are a few of our favorite Bed and Breakfasts that are sure to please your romantic side this Valentine’s Day!

The Inn at Harbor Hill Marina in Niantic, CT

Sweet Inn-dulgence Package

Celebrate Valentines Day anytime during the month of February with a romantic 2-night getaway!

Package includes:

  • 2 nights in a deluxe water view room
  • Choice of red or white wine or champagne upon arrival
  • 2 Inn at Harbor Hill Marina wine glasses
  • A Sweet Inn-dulgence gift in your room from local confectioner Gumdrops & Lollipops
  • Classic Breakfast buffet each morning
  • $50 voucher to a local charming bistro
  • “Romancing the Sax” CD with our compliments – a guest favorite!
  • Snacks and beverages during your stay
  • Lodging tax included


Package starts at $440. Add a third night in any room for $99!

Upon request, we can personalize this package to suit your desires. Perhaps a dozen roses, a private 1 hour horse-drawn sleigh or carriage ride, or a massage? Just ask and we will do the rest!


High Pointe Inn in Barnstable, MA

Two Enchanted Evenings Package

Enjoy a two-night romantic getaway with that special someone and we’ll pamper you with our special blend of hospitality. When it is time to fan the flames of romance, we know how to set the stage. From $399-699 depending on category of room and season.

This all-inclusive getaway package includes:

  • Two night’s accommodation in an ocean view room

  • Full cooked-to-order breakfast each morning

  • 3-course dinner for two at one of Cape Cod’s finest restaurants

  • Complimentary evening cordials

  • All room taxes

Kingsley House Bed and Breakfast Inn in Saugatuck, MI

Romantic Getaway Package
All-Inclusive Romance Package Includes everything needed to explore a new romance or re-kindle an existing one. This is our most popular package for a romantic getaway. Two relaxing and invigorating one hour in-house full body massages. Bottle of our local Fenn Valley Vineyards wine or sparkling juice. Beautiful bouquet of seasonal flowers for your suite or room. Dinner for Two at Award-Winning Clearbrook Fine Dining Room. Sunset boat cruise, Romantic movie night, Winter wonderland sleigh or buggy ride in scenic Allegan Forest (add $25 for this last option). Breakfast in Bed included at your option (inquire for details). Add this package to any 2 night stay in any room or suite for $229.

Have a Happy Valentine’s Day from the staff at!

Get Inn the Super Bowl Spirit

February 2nd, 2010 by Mariah



The Saints are marching in… all the way from New Orleans to Miami!

Everyone who has ever been to New Orleans knows that the locals definitely know how to party. But this year, for the first time ever, the New Orleans Saints have made it to the Superbowl… which conveniently falls on the kick off weekend of Mardi Gras. If you are looking for a party, the next couple of weeks in the Big Easy may be just what the doctor ordered. And should you be one of the lucky few who are in town when the Saints win, it is sure to be an experience you will never forget. Many Bed and Breakfasts in and around the New Orleans area still have availability, along with great specials! Below are some of our favorite B&B Inns that will be in the party spirit.

The Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast: SuperGras in New OrleansWhere else can you combine the thrill of Mardi Gras parades and the Superbowl? No where else except in New Orleans. The Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast has a last minute special package just for you. Stay any two nights this weekend (Feb 5-8, 2010) in a Boutique queen accommodation and enjoy the parades that pass in front of our mansion home on Friday night, Saturday midday and Superbowl Sunday midday. Then watch the game with friends here at the Inn or in the French Quarter where the after game party in the streets will be off the charts. You get free parking, continental breakfast, Wifi, late night snacks, a map of the city and streetcar passes for unlimited riding for two. The two night Package rate is $149 per person, double occupancy plus tax and includes all the beads and souvenirs you can catch! To stay on Friday night and see the game Sunday, you must add one extra night for $99 plus tax. Call now to get the deal! Ask for the SuperGras package and tell us you found it on! 1-800-490-8542

Aaron Ingram Haus:Super Bowl Super Special! Join the Celebration in New Orleans for Super Bowl 2010! Come stay at the beautiful Aaron Ingram Haus located six blocks from world-famous Bourbon Street, and near several great jazz clubs. We have three 1-Bedroom Precondo available for Super Bowl weekend. We’ve dropped our 3-night minimum stay to a 2-night minimum for this special Carnival plus Super Bowl weekend. Each condo is now only $119.00/night!

Sully Mansion: Rooms Still Available! Come be our guests at Sully Mansion in the heart of the historic New Orleans Garden District, surrounded by stately homes, grand oak trees, walled gardens and soft southern breezes. Just one block away from St. Charles Avenue and its famed streetcar you will have easy access to all of New Orleans attractions and enjoy the Southern hospitality of innkeepers who are happy to help you make the most of your stay in the Big Easy. We still have rooms available for Super Bowl Weekend with rates starting at $135 a night.Click here for the rest of our beautiful New Orleans properties!