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Fall into Great Rates at The Florida Hotel & Conference Center

October 18th, 2010 by Mariah

Fall into Great Rates
at The Florida Hotel & Conference Center

Thanksgiving Weekend Special
Choose your Special Rate:

Room Only: $69.00 per night

Room with Valet Parking: $79.00 per night

Room with Breakfast for Two and Self Parking: $99.00 per night

(*Restrictions apply; Rates quoted above are based on a per night basis)

Contact Reservations
To Choose Your Thanksgiving Weekend Special Rate
(800) 588-4656
for Details and Availability

PineCrest Bed & Breakfast in Gorham, ME

October 18th, 2010 by Mariah

PineCrest Bed & Breakfast in Gorham, ME
Ballroom Dancing! Surprise that special someone with a weekend away. Reserve a table for two on Friday night and after a leisurely breakfast head off to a private ball room dancing lesson with Trish Moulton.
PineCrest B&B
“A Bed & Breakfast”
91 South St
Gorham, ME. 04038

Matt & Amy Mattingly

Rates: $99-$169 USD
Rooms: 7

Phone: 1-207-839-5843
Toll Free: 1-877-474-6322

Honeysuckle Acres Bed & Breakfast

October 18th, 2010 by Mariah

Honeysuckle Acres in Winnsboro, SC
Shaggin’! Shag is the official state dance of South Carolina. Learn from Lynn and Jimmy Douglas, professional dance instructors. Basic Shag with a flair. Whether you’re a first timer or an experienced Shagger with beach music in your heart come have fun with us. We will literally roll up the rug in our forty-foot ballroom for a two hour lesson. Price includes a two-hour lesson, dessert or hors d’oeuvres, complimentary glass of wine or beer, beautiful room and a gourmet breakfast in the morning.

Honeysuckle Acres Bed & Breakfast
“A Bed & Breakfast”
70 Honeysuckle Lane
Winnsboro, SC. 29180
Harold & Patricia Frish

Rates: $100-$115 USD
Rooms: 3

Phone: 1-803-635-7583
Toll Free: 1-800-387-1112

B&B Over the Ocean to Open in Spring 2011

October 14th, 2010 by Mariah

B&B Over the Ocean to Open in Spring 2011



In August, Richard Neal paid $85,000 for a decommissioned U.S. Coast Guard tower 25 miles off the coast of North Carolina. Neal plans to turn Frying Pan Shoals Light Station into a bed and breakfast, catering to fishermen, divers and others seeking a one-of-a-kind getaway — and he is now accepting reservations, although the inn will not open until spring 2011.




The tower is being refurbished with seven private rooms, each with an ocean view. Reservations are only being accepted for the entire tower, Thursday through Sunday. According to the Light Station’s web site, “The interest from groups and individuals has been overwhelming to say the least.”




The tower sits 60 feet above the ocean; it is anchored to the ocean floor by four steel legs. Among the renovations planned by Neal is the installation of solar and wind power. He recently told the Wilmington (North Carolina) Star News that although he plans to accept guests next spring, renovations — estimated to cost more than $1.3 million, an amount Neal said could be cut by 75 percent with the help of volunteers — will not be complete until a year later.

Mackinac Bay View Is Looking For Recipies!

October 13th, 2010 by Mariah



Few of us are culinary divas like our Rose. But we all have a specialty that we enjoy making and that we make better than anyone else. We want to know what that is and share it with other Bay View guests and family members!


We are inviting you to become an integral part of the first in our series of limited edition Mackinac cookbooks – The Best of Bay View.


Send as many recipes as you wish – the more the merrier – to Personalize them, if you wish, with a sentence or two about the origin of your recipe and why it has special meaning to you or your family. Be sure to include at least your first name along with your city and state.


Then, be watching for a follow-up email with a full color sample of the cover, order forms, and instructions on how to order online or by phone. If your recipe is chosen, you will be given a discounted rate on your cookbook orders.


Flip through your recipes below. Make your selections today and send ‘em to us. We’re eagerly awaiting your contributions to this our inaugural cookbook.


Be sure to send your recipes in soon. Recipe submissions must be received by Monday, Oct. 17 to be considered!




Doug and Lydia Yoder

Your InnKeepers

Specials and Events from Kalaekilohana

October 13th, 2010 by Mariah

Fourth Night Free

With our central location to South Kona and Volcano, you’ll have no trouble filling up four days with fun and adventure. When you book four consecutive nights, your fourth night is free. Do the math and you’ll see that this is our very best rate!   

Learn the art of Hawaiian Lei Hulu

Basic, intermediate, and advanced classes are offered to accommodate every skill level. All tools and materials are included in your cost. Every class results in an accomplishment you can take with you.



North and South- A Better way to See the Big Island Now with Big Savings!

Waianuhea and Kalaekilohana, two of Hawaii’s top-rated luxury inns are taking the big island of Hawaii in a new direction with a better way to see our island. North and South are in! Stay three consecutive nights at each inn and choose a fourth night free at the inn of your choice. Premier suites, gourmet food, and prime savings of over $400. One call books them both. 7 nights of luxury for just $1677.00 plus tax

Spend Freely

Forget those restrictive resort credits and get this completely flexible community credit instead! When you book three consecutive nights, you can spend freely at any merchant in our district. Fill up the car, have a great meal, pick up some snacks, shop at the local farmers market, or treat yourself to a massage or a facial. You support our local economy and we reimburse you up to $50 per day.Everyone wins!



“A Bed & Breakfast”

94-2152 South Point Road
Naalehu, HI. 96772


Kenny Joyce & Kilohana Domingo


Rates: $189-$269 USD
Rooms: 4


Phone: 808-939-8052
Toll Free: 888-5847071
Fax: 808-939-8052

Thanksgiving and Christmas Season at The Inn at the Shore

October 13th, 2010 by Mariah

The perfect holiday getaway. Shop the boutique shops or outlet malls, walk the sandy beaches or huddle together by the lake as the swans glide by and come home to refreshments by a cozy fireside. Then walk to dinner at one of our fine area restaurants. For more entertainment enjoy small town local holiday festivities and return to your home away from home glowing with holiday spirit. Events include Spring Lake Community Theatre’s Scrooge and other area theatre group presentations, Spring Lake and Avon inn and home tours, Ocean Grove’s Victorian Holiday Festival, and Historic Allaire Village Christmas and Lantern Tours. This package offers a 15% discount on a two night stay. 

The Inn at the Shore B&B
“A Bed and Breakfast”
301 4th Ave.
Belmar, NJ. 07719


Tom Volker

Rates: $135-$285 USD
Rooms: 11

Phone: (732) 681-3762
Fax: 732 280 1914

Songwriter Show at Balsam Mountain Inn

October 11th, 2010 by Mariah

Show this Thursday October 14, 2010 at The Balsam Mountain Inn



You will find at this show, writers of songs for the likes of Willie Nelson, Jimmy Buffet, and many others. This Thursday, October 14th 2010 the Balsam Mountain Inn will host a “Songwriters in-the-round” dinner show featuring Wood Newton and Todd Cerney, both from Nashville Tennessee.



Call for Tickets — Tickets for the show are “All inclusive” for $39 per person



This pricing includes the Show; Dinner, beverage, tax, tip. Wine, beer, and ABC drinks may be purchased at table.



Buffet starts at 6pm, show at 7:30 – Seating every 15 minutes.




The Balsam Mountain Inn is located just off U.S. Hwy. 23/74 between Waynesville and Sylva, about 40 miles west of Asheville. – 10 minutes from Sylva and Waynesville.



For Information and TICKETS Call (800) 224-9498

Fall and Thanksgiving at Craignair Inn

October 11th, 2010 by Mariah

Fall Foliage: Historically, the best time to see the fall colors in Mid-Coast Maine is mid-October! Stay 2 nights during the week (Sunday through Thursday) and get one night free until November 18.



Fall Foliage Special



Thanksgiving: Reserve dinner on Thanksgiving Day and a room to stay the night, receive a second night’s stay for half price! A full breakfast will be served both mornings. Book soon! Limited space is available in the Inn.




Happy Thanksgiving! Come celebrate Thanksgiving at Craignair Inn! We will be open from noon-6pm serving the set menu below. Please call ahead for reservations. The menu is $40 per person, excluding alcoholic beverages. We are fully licensed and will have a nice selection of wine to accompany your dinner.


Dinner and Accomodation packages are available. Please call for details. 207-594-7644




Craignair Inn“A Country Inn”5 Third StSpruce Head, ME. 04859

Innkeepers: Neva Joseph



Rates: $74-$162 USD



Rooms: 20



Phone: (207) 594-7644



Toll Free: 1-800-320-9999

Thanksgiving at Willows Inn on Lummi Island

October 11th, 2010 by Mariah

Join us for Thanksgiving!



This year we will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal, in 6 courses. We are raising our own heirloom turkeys for this occasion: Narragansetts (the brown birds) and Bourbon Reds (black and white birds). These are small, super flavorful turkeys that, unlike modern American Bronzes, will not keep growing larger, but will get more flavorful. We will have a single seating at 5 pm. The cost is $85, exclusive of wine, tax and tip. Tables of 8 and smaller only.




The Willows Inn

“A Bed & Breakfast”


2579 West Shore Dr


Lummi Island, WA. 98262




Rates: $165-$350 USD


Rooms: 8


Phone: 360-758-2620


Toll Free: 888-294-2620


Fax: 360-758-7399

Texas State Fair

October 7th, 2010 by Mariah

The State Fair of Texas is an annual State Fair held in Dallas, TX. The fair season usually begins the last Friday in September and ends 24 days later. The fair is held at the historic Fair Park where it has been held since 1886. The 2010 fair will be held from September 24 to October 17.

Big Tex, a 52 ft tall cowboy, has been the symbol of the fair since his introduction in 1952; in 1953, Big Tex’s jaw was hinged, so that he appears to “speak” the announcements that promote fair events. The State Fair of Texas is the largest state fair in the US by annual attendance. Its 212-foot Texas Star Ferris Wheel has been the largest in North America since it debuted in October 1985. As of 2003, the fair’s marketing director estimated that the fair was bringing about 350 million dollars into the Dallas economy.


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President Barack Obama signed the Small Business Jobs Act

October 4th, 2010 by Mariah

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama signed the Small Business Jobs Act in a ceremony in the East Room Monday afternoon.


The $42 billion measure passed by Congress takes effect immediately and is designed to aid small businesses and create jobs.


A summary of the bill from the Senate said it is expected to create 500,000 jobs, CNN reported.


Among other things it would authorize the creation of a $30 billion fund for small community banks to lend to businesses.


Earlier, Obama appeared on the NBC “Today” show to kick off a three-day summit on education hosted by the network, calling for a longer school year and the hiring of more math and science teachers.


The event, “Education Nation,” focuses on the state of education in America.


The White House said the president was to travel to Albuquerque Monday night.

B&Bs for Vets on November 10

October 4th, 2010 by Mariah

In honor of Veterans Day, more than 300 bed and breakfasts in 40 states and provinces are providing free rooms the night of Wednesday, November 10, to servicemen and women currently serving or who have previously served their country. (Veterans Day is November 11.) The program, known as B&Bs for Vets, was started in 2008 by the West Virginia B&B Association. This year’s list of participating inns also indicates if the inn is full.



“We just wanted to say thank you to the courageous men and women from our armed forces,” Kathleen Panek, owner of the Gillum House in Shinnston, West Virginia, said in a press release. “These are some trying times for anyone serving or who has served and a good night’s rest is our way to say, thank you.”



Valid military or VA identificaation is required for each reservation. Each participating inn is making at least one room available on the night of Wednesday, November 10, to active and retired military personnel. Availability is limited, and reservations must be booked directly through the B&B.

Hotel ousts couple after accusing them of writing negative TripAdvisor review

September 30th, 2010 by Mariah

A British couple says they were kicked out of their hotel after the hotel manager accused them of writing a negative review on TripAdvisor and called the police.


Adrian Healey, 33, tells the Blackpool Gazette that earlier this month, he’d booked a room a hotel in the seaside resort of Blackpool, England, to take his first vacation with his girlfriend Sherrie Andrews, 33, since being diagnosed with cancer 18 months ago.




But the Golden Beach Hotel’s manager asked them to leave two days into their paid, three-night stay, they told the Gazette, adding that the manager stormed into their room, accused them of writing an online review and called the police.


“We had been there a day when they said we couldn’t get back in our rooms because they were re-carpeting, and we didn’t complain. All we asked was if we could have an extra towel,” Healey tells the paper.




“Then, on our second evening, he banged on the door and told us to get out, accusing us of writing a review on Trip Advisor, and said he would call the police,” Healey says.




“I was shocked when the police arrived, and we just agreed to leave,” Healey tells the Gazette. “We asked for a refund but the hotel refused. I think it is shocking and people need to know about this.”



Hotel management declined to comment when contacted by paper.



Blackpool police confirmed that they had been called to the Golden Beach Hotel to remove a man who had not committed a crime.



“No offence had been committed by the couple, but the manager had requested them to leave the property,” the paper quotes a police official as saying. “We advised the couple how to go about getting a refund. This is a civil matter.”


Welcome to our newest member!

September 29th, 2010 by Mariah

With its 300+ acres of pristine wilderness and untamed beauty, River Ranch Bed and Breakfast is one of the most beautiful natural retreats in North America. Located in the picturesque historic town of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, River Ranch has been known to only a privileged few, who for many years have come to unwind, reconnect and rejuvenate.Discover a land where life moves at a more leisurely pace, following the rhythmic ebb and flow of the Bouie River. Nestled on a private wildlife preserve, River Ranch is a tranquil 5-room, authentic, hand hewn log cabin Bed & Breakfast that seamlessly blends the elegance of a bygone era with the modern amenities and conveniences the discriminating traveler expects.Thoughtfully perched on the banks of the Bouie, River Ranch is the perfect escape for a romantic weekend getaway, weddings, family gatherings, corporate events or an extended vacation. The Suites are designed in classic style, reflecting a timeless Southern architectural heritage. Pine floors, vaulted ceilings and spectacular views welcome you into your very own private hideaway.For the ultimate in style and comfort we offer one and two-bedroom suites, as well as as “The Penthouse Suite” that encompasses the entire top floor of the Lodge. Each suite is luxuriously appointed, creating a warm atmosphere to relax and enjoy friends and family. If complete privacy, luxury and convenience are what you are looking for, consider reserving the entire Lodge for your Wedding, Church Retreat, Corporate Event or Family Gathering. We offer a 20% discount when reserving the entire Lodge. A minimum two night stay is required and additional restrictions may apply.Our peaceful and secluded Bed and Breakfast, is conveniently located just 2 miles from Interstate 59 and the newly completed Evelyn Gandy Parkway; and just 3 miles from US Highway 49 and Peps Point Road. A great location if you are visiting the University of Southern Mississippi, The Long Leaf Trace or Camp Shelby.With 300 nature-packed acres to discover, you will enjoy the 10+ miles of groomed trails perfect for hiking or biking. Take a stroll past the 4-acre stocked fishing pond on your way to Deep Woods Trail or Rankin Run and be sure to stop by The Artisan Well for a drink of the coldest, purest water you have ever tasted. Bring your camera along because you are sure to spot plenty of wildlife on your journey.River Ranch’s Concierge Service allows you to make your getaway experience exactly what you want it to be. Your innkeepers are happy to make reservations for any of the restaurants or activities on your behalf allowing you to fully enjoy your vacation. The innkeeper’s relationship with local providers means that many of the activities such as concert and theater tickets, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, fishing, camping, picnicking, horseback riding and in-room spa treatments can be arranged in advance.River Ranch is a member of The Professional Association of Innkeepers International and is considered one of the most unique lodging facilities in the Southeast. River Ranch is highly ranked on Ranch Bed and Breakfast. A 300-acre paradise just waiting to enrich your soul and energize your spirit.River Ranch Bed & Breakfast “A Bed & Breakfast”655 River RoadHattiesburg, MS. 39401USA Innkeepers:Tiffany & Steve ParrishRates: $99.00-$125.00 USD Rooms: 5Phone: 601-422-7575 Toll Free: 800-500-4050 Fax: 601-450-7111