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Welcome Member!

July 20th, 2010 by Mariah would like to welcome it’s newest member:

Hale Huanani
“A Bed & Breakfast”
808 Kupulau Drive
Kihei, HI. 96753

Our B&B is in a very quiet, safe, residential neighborhood in south Maui where it only rains 15 inches per year. We are only a 5-minute drive to the closest beach and a 5-minute drive to the most beautiful outdoor world-class shopping mall in Maui (The Shops at Wailea).

There are many reasons Conde Nast Traveler readers have named Maui the “Best Island in the World” 15 times. For some it is the lure of championship golf courses, world-class shopping, hiking Mt. Haleakala (Maui’s dormant volcano) or tropical rainforests, or discovering the beauty of the host Hawaiian culture. The world-class beaches, however, are the #1 reason people come to Maui and why so many return year after year, whether they come to sunbathe on white, black, or red sand, or snorkel, scuba dive, or surf in its warm, crystal blue waters. Underneath its waters lives a vast array of sea life—dolphins, turtles, whales, and fish in a kaleidoscope of colors. After a long day in the sun or surf, dine on fresh island cuisine on the beach at one of Maui’s 4-star restaurants. While there are many amazing things that draw people here, one thing awaits all—an island paradise that will never be forgotten.


July 6th, 2010 by Mariah

Here are the latest reviews to be posted to We are proud to have such great properties apart of our online community!

The Hamilton Turner Inn
“A Bed & Breakfast Inn”
330 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA. 31401

Rated: 5.0
this place is magnificent with great scenery and a luxurious stay!
Date of Stay: 7/1/10-7/5/10
By: Anonymous

Cliff Lodge
“A Bed & Breakfast”
9 Cliff Road
Nantucket, MA. 02554

Rated: 5.0
I have visited Nantucket a number of times for business and vacations.
This little hotel was my favorite out of everything!
Date of Stay: 5/8/10-5/11/10
By: Anonymous

Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast
“A Bed & Breakfast”
140 North 39th Street
Omaha, NE. 68131

Rated: 5.0
Could not have found a better a better place to stay in omaha!
Date of Stay: 6/3/10-6/5/10
By: Anonymous

Adam’s Inn
“A Bed & Breakfast”
1746 Lanier Place NW
Washington, DC. 20009

Rated: 5.0
Washington D.C. has never accommodated a hotel like this! Its the best deal for a hotel so nice around!
Date of Stay: 7/1/10-7/5/10
By: Anonymous
The Key West Harbor Inn
“A Bed & Breakfast”
219 Elizabeth Street
Key West, FL. 33040
Rated: 5.0
My family has never had a better stay in the Keys! I will definitely suggest this place to friends!
Date of Stay: 6/3/10-6/5/10
By: Anonymous

High Pointe Inn
“A Bed & Breakfast”
70 High Street
Barnstable, MA. 02668

Rated: 5.0
A beautiful to place to stay for awhile in Cape Cod either for business or vacation with a great price!
Date of Stay: 5/8/10-5/11/10
By: Anonymous

Candlelight Inn
“A Bed & Breakfast”
1045 Easum Drive
Napa, CA. 94558

Rated: 5.0
The Candlelight Inn was my families most favorites place to stay when visiting California and we will recommend it to many friends!
Date of Stay: 7/1/10-7/5/10
By: Anonymous

Beauregard House Bed & Breakfast Inn
“A Bed & Breakfast”
215 Beauregard Street
San Antonio, TX. 78204

Rated: 5.0
I travel on business trips all the time in the cities of Texas and will be coming back to this great hotel in San Antonio!
Date of Stay: 6/3/10-6/5/10
By: Anonymous


June 21st, 2010 by Mariah

The would like to announce our newest member…

Sea Breeze Manor Bed and Breakfast in Gulfport, Fl!

Sea Breeze Manor Bed and Breakfast is situated across the street from the quiet and relaxing Gulfport Beach on Boca Ciega Bay.

Watch the Snowy Egrets or Great Blue Herons catch fish, meditate while the sun rises, take in the fresh air and tranquil surroundings, or do any of so many other things that we Gulfport locals enjoy year ’round on scenic Boca Ciega Bay.

Sea Breeze Manor Bed and Breakfast
“A Bed & Breakfast”
5701 Shore Boulevard
Gulfport, FL. 33707


Rates: $155-$180 USD
Rooms: 6

Phone: 1-888-343-4445
Toll Free: 727-343-4445
Fax: 727-343-4447


June 18th, 2010 by Mariah would like to announce our newest member…

Cinnamon Stays in New Delhi, India!

Cinnamon is a cosy Bed & Breakfast on Sohna road Gurgaon (25 min from New Delhi International Airport). It’s convenient if you are planning a trip to Jaipur, Jodhpur or Udaipur. We have five spacious AC rooms* with distinct themes – Puraani Jeans, Green Room, Unwind, � Doodle Room & Grand Room (on single and twin sharing basis) Facilites – Attached balcony / lawn with every room – Open kitchen with large dining area – Healthy breakfast spread – 24 hrs power backup – Hot & cold water supply – Free Wi-Fi internet access – 24×7 courteous staff -TV with DTH in each room – Club facility with gym and swimming pool – Car rentals – Prompt laundry services – Hair dryer, iron & ironing board – Home cooked food in less oil (upon request) – DVD & MP3 facility ( upon request) – Beauty & spa services ( upon request) – Yoga & Meditation ( upon request)

Cinnamon Stays
“A Bed & Breakfast”
MD 39, Eldeco Mansionz, Opp. Omaxe City Centre, Off Sohna Road, Gurgaon India 122002
New Delhi, India. 122002

Shilpi Singh

Rates: $55-$75 USD
Rooms: 5

Phone: +919560550015

Summer Vacationers, Think Of Winter!

June 17th, 2010 by Mariah

Looking for a change of pace for your Summer Getaway this year? You might try thinking outside the box, and check out what your favorite Winter Getaway areas offer in the summertime. You may be pleasantly surprised. Case and point: Utah. Below is a great article taken from Travel Weekly about some of the great summer activities Utah has to offer. If you are an Innkeeper that owns a property in a “Winter Getaway Area”, email us at and let us know what great activities or events your B&B has going on this summer!

Travel Weekly – June 10, 2010

“The line between winter and summer season is blurred in Utah, where diehards ski and snowboard enthusiasts can still hit the slopes at the Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort (set to remain open until Father’s Day, weather permitting).

For most of us, however, snorkel gear has replaced ski goggles as we plan our warm weather getaways.

That said, the state with the self-proclaimed “greatest snow on earth” is no slouch when it comes to summer fun, and while we’re fans of hiking and biking in the Utah mountains, you don’t have to be an iron man triathlon athlete to take part in some of the more laid-back activities and festivals that occur throughout the state.

At Alta Ski Area, for example, visitors can time their visit to coincide with the Wasatch Wildflower Festival July 16 to 18. Beaver Mountain, which rents it ski lodge accommodations all summer, will host two music festivals, set for July 17 and Aug. 14.

The Canyons are alive with the sound of music all summer, thanks to a summer concert series that visitors can pair with a gondola ride and lunch at Red Pine Cafe.

Spectators are welcome at the second annual Monster Energy Powder Mountain Motocross, scheduled Aug. 19 to 22, while visitors looking for a mellower experience can stop for barbecue and live music every Sunday afternoon in Wildflower Meadow at Snowbasin. “

Beach Getaway Checklist

June 13th, 2010 by Mariah

Monday June 21 marks the offical first day of summer. In many places however, the summer heat is already very much upon us. Chances are no matter where you live, you will be hitting the beach at some point this summer season. We have put together a few lists of the must-have’s for your beach getaway. Don’t forget that many of our B&B properties are beach front and are the perfect way to extended your summer vacation.

Beach Vacation Must Have’s

The Basics:

Sarong/ Pareo
Flip Flops/ Sandals/ Crocs
Beach Bag/ Dry Bag
Lots of swimsuits
Waterproof hair accessories
Quick Dry Shorts
Anklets/ Toe Rings

Essential Beach Bag Booty:

A sheet/ Beach blanket/ Large towel
Cover-ups/ Loose, light weight shirts
Wide brimmed hats
Sunscreen and lip balm with sunscreen
Small amount of cash
Disposable waterproof camera
Small spray bottle of white vinegar

Extra Beach Bag Booty:

Mask and snorkel (fins optional)
Bug spray (depending on the area)
Inflatable or pop-up playthings
Picnic lunch
Swiss army knife or Leatherman tool
Folding lightweight beach chairs
Boogie board or similar
Aqua shoes
Umbrella or portable pop-up cabana

Beach Bag Booty For The Kids:

A pail and shovel
Beach ball, water wings, other inflatable toys
Snacks like fresh or dried fruit
Portable kid sized tents

Share Your Favorite Beach With Other Beach Lovers

Of all the beaches you’ve visited which do you think is the Best Beach in the World? Tell us where it is and what you love about it. Is it a great walking or tanning beach? Has something special happened to you on YOUR beach? A proposal, a wedding, maybe you met a special person. Write to us and tell us all about, and make sure to include you favorite Bed and Breakfast near your beach!

Do Not Let The Oil Spill Affect Your Bookings!

June 12th, 2010 by Mariah

If you own a Bed and Breakfast or Boutique Hotel along the Gulf Coast, you are probably a little concerned about what will become of your beaches following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. And you are not the only ones, millions of travelers are wondering the same thing. On top of everything else, now you also have to worry about this summer’s bookings.

But fear not: the fate of your summer bookings has not yet been sealed. According to a survey commissioned by the Beaches of South Walton, there is still hope for Gulf Coast owners. When we got our hands on this data it really gave us hope, so we wanted to share the info with you.

  • Most repeat Gulf Coast visitors have not discarded their plans of returning this summer. Of the travelers who visited the Gulf Coast in 2009, 62% plan to return again this year. And perhaps even more reassuringly, only 5% excluded the beaches of South Walton explicitly because of the oil spill.
  • As for the first timers, well they might just be waiting a little bit longer before booking – and this should be no surprise. Last-minute bookings have been a trend in travel for quite some time now. About 46% of the travelers planning to come to the area have not yet made their reservations.
  • Let’s say the worst case scenario happens and the oil does reach the beaches. Approximately 30-40% of the Gulf Coast travelers still plan to visit even if the beaches are affected.

Based on the results of this survey, your odds of filling your calendar this summer are still pretty good. Still, you need to take a proactive approach in securing bookings.


Here’s how:

Post current photographs of your beaches. Although we typically do not advocate date stamps on the photos for your listings, now might be the time. Prove to travelers that the beaches are still as pristine as ever.Promote the surrounding area. The beach may be a huge attraction (and likely half the reason you bought your Inn), but think about all the other fun things to do in your area. When you receive an inquiry, be sure to talk up the restaurants, shopping, your community pool, amusement parks, and any other activities available to your guests. This information should also be prominently displayed in your listing.Solicit reviews. If you have guest staying in your Bed and Breakfast now, it’s more important than ever to get reviews from actual guests who can attest to the condition of the beaches and all of the other entertainment options in the area. Offer specials. While we’re always advocates of holding out for the best price, now is the time to really consider offering incentives to your prospective guests. The last-minute nature of these bookings may make the market more competitive. While you don’t have to give away the farm, offering extras like beach service, 7th night free or discount attraction tickets can make the difference to an on-the-fence traveler. Perhaps you already offer these types of specials but haven’t updated your listing to reflect it. It’s your job to make your property and the area as appealing as possible. If you would like to take advantage of our “Specials and Events” Add-On, please contact us at, and we will set that option up for your listing today!Your best approach is to stay proactive. Reach out to past guests, update your listings, and be thorough with your communications to possible guests. Although you can’t control the results of the oil spill, there are plenty of ways to take control of your bookings this summer.


June 11th, 2010 by Mariah

News from The Forest

Memorial Day has come and gone, and for us that heralds the beginning of our summer season. It’s been an awesome May with warm temperatures, and yes, you can swim in Lake Michigan. Our hip and groovy pool is heated and ready for a dip—our friendly secret agent pool painter (Mr. Art) touched up the mural and it’s beautiful. The days are getting longer as we head toward the summer solstice, so we hope you’ll be able to make it for a visit soon to enjoy this delightful time of year. We had a bit of fun this week, the local NPR station out of Grand Rapids…WGVU interviewed us on Shelly Irwin’s Morning Show. One of her venues called”View From the Dunes”. We were interviewed by Jon Helmrich about the B & B, talked about current events we catalogue in our monthly newsletter, recipes and well about how fun and relaxing it is to own and operate a bed and breakfast. We had a great conversation…Thanks Jon and Shelly! 

Sherwood Forest B&B

Phone: (800) 838-1246

Toll Free: 269-857-1246

938 Center Street

Saugatuck, MI. 49453




Specials and Events…


Sherwood Forest Cottage (pet friendly)

Our Cottage is getting booked up for the summer, but here’s what we have left: June 9-11 ($165 a night, 3-night minimum), and August 14-20 & 21-27. It goes for $1250 for the week and sleeps up to 5 people, has a full kitchen, washer/dryer, pool privileges, and is only 1/2 block from Lake Michigan and the public beach. And of course, there is still nightly availability for this spring and fall, and yes it’s pet friendly.

Sherwood Forest Picnic Baskets

Venture forth from Sherwood Forest with your own basket of goodies this summer. The picnic includes a fine selection of Italian meats, cheeses, and baguettes, along with fresh fruit and sweets to make your afternoon rendezvous complete. To wet your whistle, choose from spritzers or bottled water (vegetarian selection also available). Price: $55 for two.

Melt Your Stress Away

Upon arrival, you’ll find a beautiful wine and cheese basket with a bouquet of fresh flowers. During your visit, you’ll each experience a soothing massage in a style suited just for you and a $30 voucher good toward a romantic dinner at a fine restaurant. Upon your departure (which we’re sure you’ll want to delay as long as possible before returning to the real world), a gift from us: a compact disc of relaxing music and an illustrated guide to massage. The cost for this R&R is $165 with one massage; $235 with two massages (does not include room rate).

Shopping Specials

We’ve teamed up with 10 retail stores to offer you some great discounts and promotions in Saugatuck/Douglas, including clothing, food/drink, and art–what a great way to explore some of the distinctive shops this area has to offer.

Gift Certificates

Give the most amazing gift on the planet. Imagine receiving a gift certificate from Sherwood Forest B&B! After the recipient jumps up and down and hugs that special someone, he or she will rush to the phone to book a room at Sherwood Forest (just gotta have that fireplace/Jacuzzi suite).







Here’s what’s happening in and around the area…



Bed & Breakfast and Brewery

Looking for a weekend getaway involving brewing your own batch of beer? Sherwood Forest is offering a unique weekend package that includes a 2-night stay plus access to Saugatuck Brewing Company’s brew-on-site facilities. SBC will provide the recipes, from light to dark, with more than 70 different recipes available. They’ll also provide the ingredients and professional brewing equipment as well as the expertise to take you through the brewing process. You’ll brew at least 11 gallons of beer (sixty 22oz. bottles). If 11 gallons of beer is more than you need, bring a friend or two and split the batch. It takes 3-4 hours to brew your batch and you return in 2 weeks to bottle and sample your beer, which takes about 2 hours, or you can have them bottle it and pick it up later (an extra $20). The cost runs from $512 to $695 depending on the time of year and the room. For more info, call Keith or Sue at 800-838-1246.

Bed & Breakfast, Dinner, and Off-Broadway Theater

Sherwood Forest has this to offer: 2 nights at Sherwood Forest B&B, dinner for two at either Chequers in Saugatuck, a British-style pub offering English favorites, or Restaurant Toulouse, a French-American restaurant with warm French provincial ambiance, and 2 tickets to the Mason Street Warehouse, where you’ll experience professional off-Broadway theater. The line up for this season is Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (June 25-July 18), Dixie’s Tupperware Party (July 21-August 1), The Marvelous Wonderettes (August 6-22), and The Nuclear Family (August 25-29). Package prices range from $249 to $569. To book this, call Keith or Sue at 800-838-1246.

Bed & Breakfast and Charter Boat Fishing

Looking for the ultimate experience in Saugatuck fishing charters? Sherwood Forest B&B is offering an extraordinary package that includes some awesome lodging plus some great fishing with Best Chance Charters, Saugatuck, Michigan’s premiere fishing experts. For years, the Saugatuck port has provided some of the best salmon, trout, perch, and walleye fishing within the Great Lakes region. Whether you’re a novice who wants special attention or an experienced angler who is looking for more of a hands-on trip, their professional staff is prepared to help make your Saugatuck fishing charter experience a highlight of your visit. Here are the details: you’ll get 1 or 2 nights at Sherwood Forest B&B plus a fishing trip on Lake Michigan and some awesome bragging rights when you return home. The cost runs from $608 to $985, depending on the time of year and the room. For more info or to book this package, call Keith or Sue at 800-838-1246.

Bed and Breakfast and Arnold Palmer Golf

Spend a couple of nights at Sherwood Forest, and we’ll arrange for you to play at The Ravines, an Arnold Palmer signature championship golf course, a sweeping, 18-stanza epic, where nature meets sport in ways you simply must witness to believe. Here’s what you get: a 2-night stay at Sherwood Forest, 18 holes of golf for two (with a cart) with a guaranteed tee time at The Ravines, and some great dinner recommendations so you don’t have to do the hit and miss thing (cost ranges from $404-$645). To book this package, call us at 800-838-1246.

Waterfront Film Festival

From June 10-13, head to Saugatuck for the coolest event of the year: the Waterfront Film Festival. With close to 60 films (ranging from shorts, documentaries, comedies, and dramas), seminars, and panel discussions with experienced film industry veterans, it promises to be a great event. The annual free flick is on June 10 and starts with a street party at 7 p.m. on Water Street, followed at dusk with an outdoor screening of a soon-to-be-named film. For more info, call 269-857-8351.

More Movies

It’s Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the Saugatuck Douglas District Library in Douglas. On June 3: It Should Happen To You with Jack Lemmon and Judy Holiday; June 17: The Apartment with Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLean; and July 1: Moonstruck with Cher and Nicolas Cage.

Still More Movies

Film Studies at the Red Barn

Local Douglas resident and film concept developer John Hardy will introduce each film and lead a brief discussion afterward during the Red Barn Film Studies. June 1: Lawrence of Arabia–1962 Alec Guinness and Anthony Quinn; June 8: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels-1988 Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly; June 15: Casino Royale–David Niven, Ursula Andress, Woody Allen, Peter Sellers and Orson Welles; June 22: Auntie Mame-1958 Rosalind Russell, Peggy Cass, Coral Browne and Pippa Scott; June 29: Rebel Without a Cause–1955 James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo; July 6: Giant-1956- Dinner and a Movie Night at The Red Barn Theater–Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean; July 13: To Be Or Not To Be-1942 Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Carole Lombard; July 20: Kiss Me Kate-1953 Ann Miller, Bob Fosse, Carol Haney; July 27: To Kill a Mockingbird-1962 Gregory Peck, Brock Peters, John Megna, Phillip Alford, Mary Badham, Robert Duvall; August 3: Dr. Zhivago-1965 Dinner and a Movie Night at The Red Barn Theater, Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Alec Guinness, Rod Steiger; August 10: Rock Around the Clock-1956; August 17: Cabaret-1972,Michael York, Liza Minnelli; August 24: Sunset Boulevard-1950 William Holden, Gloria Swanson; August 31: The Lady Vanishes-1938, Margaret Lockwood, Dame Mae Whitty, Michael Redgrave; September 7: Fiddler On The Roof-1971,Dinner and a Movie Night at The Red Barn Theater, Israeli actor Topol, Norma Crane; September 14: High Noon-1952 Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Lloyd Bridges; September 21: Gypsy-1962,Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood; September 28: Moby Dick -1956,Gregory Peck; All screenings are at 6:30 p.m. For more info, call 269-857-5300.

Farmers’ Market

The Green Market is at the SCA from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. every Friday starting June 11 until October 8. There will also be the Monday Market (July 5-August 30) from 3-7 p.m. where local farmers and growers will bring fresh produce, flowers, and perennials, plus homemade jams, jellies and baked goods to the SCA. For more info, call 269-857-2399.


Head out to Fenn Valley Winery on June 26 for their Wine Fest from 1-5 p.m. where once again they’ll kick off the beginning of summer as they open their cellars for wine tasting, ethnic foods, and live music. Then on July 17, enjoy Blues in the Vineyard—bring a picnic basket and your lawn chair and park it for a day of live blues, starts at 2:30 p.m. For more info, call 269-857-2396.

More Theater

Hope Summer Repertory Theatre will present Into The Woods from June 18-July 31 at the DeWitt Theatre in Holland. Stephen Sondheim draws from the classic tales of Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Ridinghood, and Rapunzel, weaving their stories together in this intricate grown-up version. Then its I Do! I Do! from June 25-August 10 at the Knickerbocker Theatre in Holland, which follows a young couple from the bliss and uncertainty of the wedding night, through parenthood, mid-life crisis, and growing old together in the early 20th Century. Then The Last Night of Ballyhoo will run from August 2-13 at the Knickerbocker. This comedy is set in Atlanta on the day of the Gone with the Wind premiere in the pre-WWII era. A Year With Frog and Toad will run from August 2-13 at the Knickerbocker. These two well-loved characters from Arnold Lobel’s books will take you on a musical journey through the joy and sharing of the simple pleasures of friendship. For more info, call 616-395-7890.



The Red Barn Players present Neil Simon’s comedy/mystery Rumors on June 17-20 and July 2-3. Several affluent couples gather in the posh suburban residence of a couple for a dinner party celebrating their host’s 10th anniversary. When they arrive, they discover there are no servants, the hostess is missing, and the host – the deputy mayor of New York City – has shot himself through the earlobe. Comic complications arise when, given everyone’s upper class status, they decide they need to do everything possible to conceal the evening’s events from the local police and the media. Then for one night only on June 25 at 8 p.m. the fantastic Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company visits the historic Red Barn Theater and presents The Tempest by William Shakespeare. The Jewish Theater of Grand Rapids returns to the Red Barn Theater on July 16 and 18 with the musical Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah! Seven angels plays host to a musical revue based on Allan Sherman’s endearing collection of song parodies. For more info, call 269-857- 5300.

Summer Specials

June 4th, 2010 by Mariah

Summer is a great time to hit the road for an adventure in travel. Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns can be a great place to relax after a full day of fun in the sun. Here are a few of our favorite Summer Specials that our Bed and Breakfast members are currently offering!




Gramercy Mansion in Baltimore, MD


Last Minute Special

Book any available room after 3 p.m. on the day prior to check-in and take 50% off the regular rate for a mid-week stay or 30% off for a Friday or Saturday night stay. Corporate & government rates available Monday – Thursday for our business travelers (single occupancy only – call for details). All Gramercy rooms have telephone and complimentary high-speed Internet access. Fax and copier services also available.



Wild West Horseback Riding

In the mood for adventure? Make your stay at Gramercy unforgettable by traversing the trails of Patapsco State Park on horseback! Tie up your horse at the hitching posts at Woodstock Inn and enjoy lunch on us! (Your choice of soup or salad, sandwich & fountain soda.) Jump back on your horse for a ride back to Misty Manor Riding Stable to conclude a truly memorable day. The Wild West Horseback Riding Adventure will take about 3 1/2 – 4 hours. Riding experience and equipment not required. By reservation only, 48 hour advance notice required. Package cost: $175 per person. Package charges are additional and do not include the room rate. Add 6% sales tax.


Seduction Basket-Dinner for Two

Enjoy an extraordinary culinary experience delivered in a beautiful flower-enhanced basket by Sascha’s Catering! Menu includes delicious sampling of hors devours, selection of beef or salmon Wellington or stuffed chicken breast and a delectable variety of deserts served with a bottle of red or white wine. Call for a complete menu… Dinner basket must be reserved at least 48 hours in advance: $175. Package charges are additional and do not include the room rate. Add 6% sales tax.






The Captain Stannard House in Westbrook, CT


Good Life All About Me Package

Run away for a relaxing stay in one of our tempting guest rooms. Take the train, we’ll pick you up. Enjoy a delicious candlelit 2/course breakfast in our warm & inviting Dining Room. Then, off to shop. We have coupon vouchers for two premium outlets within minutes of the Inn. On to a wine tour and tasting at Chamard Vineyards ~ be sure to sample their award-winning Chardonnay. Return in anticipation of a full hour massage in the privacy of your room. 2/nts.. an all about you blissful day. Give us a call when you’re ready. We look forward to welcoming you to our secret garden, your home away from home. Massage $100/hr in addition to your room.

All Inclusive Wedding Package

Congratulations! Come to us. The Captain Stannard House is a romantic, historic Inn in quaint Westbrook on the CT shoreline ~ one block from the beach. We will provide a stress-free special day that you will never forget. The Inn will be yours ~ lodging (all nine guest rooms) ~ our beautiful Great Room & Captain’s Room ~ our 80′x16′ South Porch ~ and so much more… please visit our website: for complete details for our 2/hour all inclusive wedding package. Please call the Inn at 860.399.4634 for your personal tour & consultation or for more information.






The Mast Farm Inn in Valle Crucis, NC


Flannel Nightshirts Reunion

Is any clothing more cozy than a flannel nightshirt from days of old? Is any lodging more cozy than a log cabin tucked in a pine forest with a real fireplace and a real kitchen? Is anything more fun than a girls reunion? When you bring those three things together you have a post-college sorority type “girls night in” reunion party sure to provide relaxation and plenty of hoots and hollers. We provide the embroidered flannel nightshirts to commemorate the party, fluffy slippers, Raspberry Hill, dining room, 4 beds, 2 bedrooms, a loft and a couch, 2 bathrooms, some oldies but goodies, yes even 3 pizzas and a case of beer or 6 bottles of North Carolina wine, a mountain farmer storyteller to scare the bejesus out of you, a bluegrass group the next night to square things off, and then we toss in a Farm-Opoly game the third night the winner of the farm gets to take home, and Mast Farm Inn Coffee Mugs stuffed with kisses for the other winners from the weekend. This three day “girls night out” extravaganza for 4-7 ladies (depending exclusively on your capability to rough it for 7, or not at all, for 4), does not include breakfast at the inn (the cabin has a full kitchen and dining room), is available for booking for any three consecutive days and nights, in or out of season, excluding holidays, where check-in is on a Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday after 2:00PM. You can offer your friends this reunion package and seem uppity or go Dutch treat. Sometimes uppity works. Especially if you want the master bedroom and bath rather than having to pull straws. He, he, he… This offer can only be purchased here at this all inclusive, taxes and gratuities included, special package price. Round up the ladies for a memorable once in a lifetime, and well-deserved few days of high-jinx. A $2470 Value for $1970.

Summer Inn Maine

August 10th, 2009 by Mariah

If you are on Vacation in Maine be sure to stay in Camden. It is one of the cutest little coastal towns I have visited…Camden, Maine is alive with New England charm and hospitality. Great shopping, fine dining, and plenty to do and see makes Camden an ideal place to stop and stay while visiting Maine.

Bar Harbor – Acadia is also another great place to see and a must on my list of Maine towns. It is located on Mount Desert Island, and lovelingly known by the locals as Bah Hahbah, this region of Maine Coast is an absolute ‘must see’ destination. Acadia National Park offers miles of scenic trails, and the small towns offer top-notch shopping and dining.

Kennebunkport is in the southern part of the State…nestled between The Kennebunk River and Atlantic Ocean, Kennebunkport is an elegant historical waterfront village, steeped in fine gift shops, jewelry and clothing boutiques, art galleries, and some of the finest restaurants in New England.

There are also many Regions of Maine that are beautiful…

Mid Coast
South Coast
Bar Harbor – Acadia

All the Best in Travels from your Bed and Breakfast Travel Guide

On Location in Key West

June 29th, 2009 by Mariah 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

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

Amore by the Sea V-day

January 21st, 2009 by Mariah

Victoria’s BEST oceanfront B&B is offering Great Rates…Amore by the Sea is a luxury, romantic, oceanfront getaway known for its high quality and fantastic location, the very finest of Victoria Bed and Breakfasts! You’ll love our spectacular ocean views where you can often see,whales, seals and otters…Relax in elegant rooms with jetted tubs and fireplaces, sound-proof suites and enjoy the privacy and quiet ambience ofAmoré by the Sea.Voted “Most Romantic Hideaway 2006″, Amoré is located on a pristine stretch of sand and pebble beach, an easy 20 minutes from the heart of downtown Victoria. With miles of seascape to gaze at and the fresh salt air to breathe, you’ll fall in love with Amoré – our guests agree – So when visiting Victoria BC – it is the best location in the city and only an island away from the Olympic Winter Games!Come see why ‘Everyone LOVES Amore by the Sea!’

Ski Utah Vacation

January 21st, 2009 by Mariah

We Love to Ski and Stay at Unique Bed & Breakfasts! We found a great B&B Inn, the Willow Glen Inn located Cedar City Utah conveniently located near Brian Head Ski Area, a great place to ski!The Willow Glen offers wide open spaces, quiet, clean, very reasonable accommodations, and best of all, Violet, the owner is just delightfully, warm and friendly! There is just so much to see and do, throughout the year in Southern Utah and the Willow Glen Inn is so wonderfully and centrally located, it is just a great place to stay and explore all that this part of America has to offer! From skiing, to hiking, to National Park visits with breathtaking views of Zion, Bryce, Cedar Breaks and Capitol Reef, there is just too much to do here! And, there is the world famous Shakespeare Festival to add culture to your stay!We’re from the Pasadena area of Southern California and yes, we ski Mammoth and Tahoe, but for a change of scene, for amazing value for the dollar, for Las Vegas on the way in, Brian Head and Willow Glen have the big ski areas beat! Two day’s skiing for two, plus three nights accommodations were equal to two day lift tickets for two at Mammoth. It’s like we stayed for free!What’s best of all . . . the Willow Glen Inn and Violet took very good care of us, yet left us, as seasoned travelers, to enjoy the beauty and serenity of her ranch property!Thank you Violet! And thank you Willow Glen Inn in Cedar City Utah ! Sincerely,Ken & Tammy… This review has been posted on Bed and Breakfast Guide…. CEO Mariah Morris

Chestnut Inn B&B is open year-round

November 25th, 2007 by Mariah

The Chestnut Inn Bed & Breakfast is open year-round and is the perfect getaway destination for couples or families. Your children and pets are always welcome here! Our accommodations include two oversized Victorian bedrooms on the first floor, each with air-conditioning and a king-size bed.

Other amenities include a spacious Victorian living room with cable TV. Your Breakfast will be made to order and you can eat in our country kitchen or out on porch enjoying the ocean breezes.

To see more of what the Chestnut Inn B&B has to offer, simply visit their exceptional listing on Bed and Breakfast Guide.

Ocean Wilderness Inn

November 21st, 2007 by Mariah

Ocean Wilderness Inn is a serene and comfortable retreat located on the shore of the Juan de Fuca strait looking across to the Olympic Mountains.

The Inn is a beguiling mix of rustic and elegant. The dining room is located in a vintage log cabin and coffee is served on silver trays. Old-growth forest embraces our English cottage garden. There is no TV, but there is high speed wireless internet. Our location encourages as much activity (hiking, birding, fishing, biking, kayaking, golfing etc.) or stillness (nap, soak in the hot tub, read, sip tea, count waves etc.) as you wish. When booking your get-away choose from rooms overlooking ocean or forest. Bed and Breakfast guide would like everyone to know about their up and coming events which are described in detail on their website!